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News from the Chronicles - August 2021

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 11:30am
With a robust volume of orientation sessions underway for incoming first-year and transfer students across campus, UGA student affairs has rolled out a suite of new websites designed to facilitate and connect all of our students to the keys to good health and well-being on their journeys to success in the classroom and beyond. It is important to know what is available and where to go find help, care, and assistance when any of our students need…
Thu, 08/05/2021 - 2:41pm
The newly assembled genomes of 26 different genetic lines of corn illustrate the crop’s rich genetic diversity and lay the groundwork for a better understanding of what genetic mechanisms account for crop traits prized by farmers. The mapping of the 26 genomes, published recently in the journal Science, was a team effort co-led by University of Georgia’s Kelly Dawe that will help scientists piece together the puzzle of corn genetics. Using these…
Mon, 08/09/2021 - 3:52pm
CBS Sunday Morning ventured into the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to wade into the subjects of beauty, marble sculpture and changing aesthetics. Along the way they consulted Mark Abbe, associate professor of art in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, for an illuminating segment on the experience of light, whiteness and color: "The statue topples, is covered by rubble, you have soil accumulation. When the statues were then found […
Tue, 08/10/2021 - 4:24pm
Smartphones have made multi-tasking easier, more understandable, and at times compulsive. But in social settings, these devices can lead to a form of contemporary rudeness called phone snubbing, or phubbing, the act of ignoring one’s companions to pay attention to a phone. While it may be commonplace, snubbing one’s friends (Fphubbing) can have serious repercussions on relationships, and there are a variety of factors that may drive individuals…
Thu, 08/12/2021 - 4:30pm
Associate professor Belen Cassera is one step closer to introducing her research to the marketplace. Having spent the summer as UGA’s newest Innovation Fellow, Cassera has learned a lot about how to bring parasitic disease therapeutics arising from her research to market. “In fall 2019, I was among the 18 chosen women from UGA who participated in the inaugural Innovation Bootcamp, where we learned about the Innovation Fellow program, among…
Fri, 08/13/2021 - 3:08pm
In a demonstration of the eagerness to learn at the high school level meeting the willingness to share expertise by industry, the University of Georgia department of statistics partnered with data scientists at Wells Fargo to offer the 2021 Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Camp. The camp was held virtually across two weeks during July, at no cost to participants.  "This two-week hands-on learning program was developed and taught by…
Mon, 08/16/2021 - 3:56pm
Ryon Cobb, an assistant professor in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ sociology department, is the first Franklin College faculty member named a Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance KL2 scholar. The Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars program is designed to support and enhance career development for junior faculty from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University, Morehouse School of…
Tue, 08/17/2021 - 1:09pm
Ten University of Georgia faculty and administrators from nine schools and colleges will attend monthly meetings to learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers from academia, business and other fields as the 2021‑2022 class of Women’s Leadership Fellows. The program, created in 2015 as part of the university’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, is expanded this year to start in early fall and run through the spring…
Wed, 08/18/2021 - 12:56pm
Welcome to the 5,800 incoming students of the University of Georgia’s Class of 2025, as they join our student body on campus today! Get off to a great start everyone, help our campus stay safe and healthy as you find your way to class. For many new and transfer students on campus today, knowing where you are going and how to get there will among the first set of challenges. So, first things first – our Franklin IT colleagues and our web team…
Thu, 08/19/2021 - 11:58am
Elizabeth Wright, Distinguished Research Professor of Spanish literature in the department of Romance languages and associate academic director of the Willson Center, is a principal investigator of a grant project that has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wright and co-P.I. Nicholas Jones, assistant professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Davis, were awarded an NEH…

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