Mon, 02/03/2020 - 2:48pm
Hannah Stephen, a Ph.D. candidate in biochemistry and molecular biology, has received the F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “Receiving this fellowship is such an honor and I’m very grateful to the NIH and the NICHD for seeing the importance of my work and the vision of my future work,” said Stephen. The…
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 3:23pm
Boren Scholar and Latin American and Caribbean Studies major Emily Goggin came to UGA with an open mind about her future and found her calling early on. She has studied in Brazil and Ghana, and as an Army ROTC cadet, she will pursue her professional interest in international affairs in the military: During my freshman class registration, I signed up for a first-year seminar class without knowing its subject, teacher or content. It was near my…
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 3:32pm
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series presents a collaborative concert designed by guitar faculty Daniel Bolshoy Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall: The friends joining Bolshoy will include the ARCO Chamber Orchestra, along with faculty members Levon Ambartsumian, David Starkweather, Kristin Jutras, Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva, and Milton Masciadri. The program will include Latin music by composers such as Agustin Barrios…
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 10:12am
The volume of the world’s oceans defines the gigantic scale on Earth – 300 million cubic miles, and an average depth of 12,000 feet. Of all the activity taking place there at every moment, any one part can be difficult to understand, making predictions difficult if not impossible. But scientists are starting to figure out some of its most complex processes. The concentration of bacteria around phytoplankton, for example, and how these organisms…
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 1:42pm
Some great opportunities this week to think and learn about introducing the big questions to a younger audience: The UGA department of philosophy and the Office of Service-Learning present a lecture by Tom Wartenberg, “Doing Philosophy with Frog and Toad,” on Thursday Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in room 115 of Peabody Hall on UGA’s North campus. A professor emeritus of philosophy at Mount Holyoke College, Wartenberg is one of the leading scholars in…
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 3:03pm
Franklin College faculty member Berna Gueneli brings a strong sense for study abroad—and broad study—to her classroom and her research: “Most of my classes are not strictly on film or literature. They are a combination of various media, often with a thematic focus,” she said. “I try to bring in already established canonical voices, like a text by Thomas Mann or Günter Grass, but in the same class, I might also have equally important work by Afro…
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 3:02pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association recognized the fastest-growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni during the 11th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration on Feb. 8: The 2020 fastest-growing business, LeaseQuery LLC, is led by CEO George Azih and Chief Revenue Officer Chris Ramsey. Azih earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2003 and Ramsey earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2005. Atlanta-based LeaseQuery…
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 1:00pm
J. Marshall Shepherd, a meteorologist whose diverse communication efforts engage a wide audience on weather, climate, and the relationship between science and society, will receive the 2020 Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science: As the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia,…
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 1:59pm
UGA Libraries’ competition encourages (and rewards!) creativity to help communicate ideas in any format students might imagine: When most people think of climate science, their only visual reference is a disaster movie. But Alison Banks knows that things are more complicated. As she modeled scenarios in her work as a master’s student in geography, Banks was inspired to create her own representation of the possibilities. With an image in her head…
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 1:12pm
‘The Slow Moon Climbs' by Susan Mattern, Distinguished Research Professor of History, ponders the evolutionary benefit that renders women’s lives so valuable post-reproduction: She opens her book with an extraordinary example: that of Hoelun, the mother of the notorious Genghis Khan. Hoelun accomplished far more than simply giving birth to the notorious emperor of the Mongol Empire. Khan has more than 35 million direct male-line descendants.…