Fri, 01/03/2020 - 12:57pm
The New Year welcomes new students and faculty in the semester beginning next week, a fresh new Sugar Bowl trophy making its way to campus, plus a host of new research stories, concert performances and lectures. Welcome, to the many new faces, and good luck to all students beginning fresh again in the new semester. Get ready! 2020!
Mon, 01/06/2020 - 2:50pm
Phi Beta Kappa and Biochemistry Peer Learning Assistant Madison Read (Biology (B.S.) and Psychology (B.S.), Spanish minor) plans to serve as advocate to people as a doctor, helping them realize their full potential to take control of their health: During my freshman year, an older friend invited me to a CURE body meeting, and I fell in love with the mission of the organization. CURE at UGA is a campus organization that sponsors a hospital…
Tue, 01/07/2020 - 1:33pm
A new study at the University of Georgia describes a way to attack cancer cells that is potentially less harmful to the patient. Sodium chloride nanoparticles – more commonly known as salt – are toxic to cancer cells and offer the potential for therapies that have fewer negative side effects than current treatments. Led by Jin Xie, associate professor of chemistry, the study found that SCNPs can be used to deliver ions into cells and disrupt…
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 1:05pm
The Center for Simulational Physics presents the inaugural Chhabra-Landau lecture on Thursday Jan. 9, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in room 202 of the Physics building. The speaker is Sharon Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, the John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she is also…
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 4:22pm
Through the Athens Science Café and the Athens Science Observer, UGA faculty and graduate students are making scientific knowledge accessible - and interesting - to the public. Co-founded by Rishi Masalia (Ph.D. '18, plant biology), the Athens Science Alliance has seeded an exchange of connections between the university and the Athens community by creating a dialogue between scientists and citizens: “We started out as a group of science nerds…
Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:21am
The Georgia Debate Union began the second half of its season with strong showings at the Georgetown College Debate Tournament held over the first weekend of 2020 in Washington, DC.   The JV team of Lauren Debranski (senior, Woodstock) and Eshaan Kalra (sophomore, Johns Creek) finished prelims as the only undefeated team with a 6-0 record. They finished the tournament in 3rd place. Their road to 3rd place included wins against George Mason…
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:46pm
The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music opens the new year with its Faculty Artist Series on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall with associate professor of trombone, Josh Bynum. The concert will feature a program that detours from Bynum’s recent solo SEC recital tour to a program of chamber music. Bynum wanted to shift gears with this recital to have the opportunity to play with his faculty colleagues in the Georgia Brass Quintet…
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:14pm
Jamie Kriener, associate professor and head of the department of history, offers an excellent case in point about the power of the humanities without ever mentioning the word: Medieval monks had a terrible time concentrating. And concentration was their lifelong work. Their tech was obviously different from ours. But their anxiety about distraction was not. They complained about being overloaded with information, and about how, even once you…
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 2:59pm
Excellence. Service. Commitment. Greatness. The linkage connecting our ideals to their fulfillment is encapsulated in the work and life of a great American. As we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020, opportunities abound to make it a day of service to our community. The 4th annual MLK Day parade and festival begins at 3 p.m. Monday January 2o. University of Georgia offices will closed in observance. We celebrate the memory of Dr. King and …
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:53am
Funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Department and Leadership Teams for Action program, or DeLTA, will engage more than 100 University of Georgia faculty across multiple departments to transform STEM education at institutions of higher education nationwide. Principal investigator Paula Lemons, an associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, explained that she and her colleagues…