Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:44pm
From higher storm surge and more frequent flooding along the coast, to erratic weather patterns that affect the many industries connected to agriculture and forestry, the state of Georgia and its citizens face a growing array of challenges related to climate change. Now, a multi-disciplinary team of experts from across the state has developed the Georgia Climate Research Roadmap, a list of 40 key questions that can help Georgia’s policymakers…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Human Nature, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Cindy Hahamovitch
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:08pm
New research published in Nature Climate Change and led by assistant professor of geography Gabriel Kooperman identifies an unexpected but major factor in worldwide precipitation shifts: the direct response of tropical forests to higher levels of carbon dioxide: “People tend to think that most of the disruption will come from heat going into the oceans, which, in turn, will alter wind patterns,” said James Randerson, UCI’s Ralph J. & Carol M…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Climate Change, DMA, freshman, Psychology
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:23pm
Franklin faculty members, students and alumni have been featured in a broad variety of media this month. A sampling: IRS computer glitch caused by "master file" issue – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm quoted on NPR  Voting laws for felons can be hard to follow – assistant professor of sociology Sarah K.S. Shannon quoted in the New York Times The 2018 hurricane season looms but Hurricane Maria still haunts Puerto Rico - Georgia…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Biological Sciences, anthropology
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:29am
From the downside of smart phones to the promise of a 'super yeast' for biofuels to the creation a new island off the Georgia coast, Franklin faculty have been ready and willing to lend their expertise on the full range of issues and current events. A sample from this month: Less smartphone time equals happier teenager, study suggests – article reference research by professor of psychology Keith Campbell in Los Angeles Times, India Today Georgia…
Tags: puritans, facilities, ocean eddies, nutrients, Four Towers Building, industry, Coliseum Training Facility, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center
Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:34am
An important question with relevance throughout our region is the focus of a new research collaboration: Why do some people living in the path of a major hurricane decide to evacuate while others stay put? Prashant Doshi, a professor of computer science, and professor of psychology Adam Goodie are gathering information about residents in areas hit by hurricanes Irma and Harvey to learn more about how people make decisions in risky situations.…
Tags: Human Nature, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies, Coliseum Training Facility, enzymes, AGU, ECOGIG
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:50pm
UGA plant scientists like professor of plant biology Katrien Devos, pictured, headline the top feature of the new issue of Research Magazine: In a changing climate, stress tolerance becomes really important, according to Chung-Jui “C.J.” Tsai, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of forestry and natural resources, and genetics. She uses model systems to find mechanisms that are applicable to any plants. “How do you grow crops—…
Tags: Department of English, movement, Fair, suburbs, Coliseum Training Facility
Mon, 10/30/2017 - 2:20pm
The Office of Sustainability hosts a discussion today with former U.S. congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), "Finding the Courage to Come Together on Climate Change": Mr. Inglis is a six term congressman from South Carolina who is advocating a free market approach to begin dealing with the problems associated with the burning of fossil fuels. He is currently Executive Director of republicEn.org, a growing grassroots community of over 3,750 Americans…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Financial Planning Research Center, Various, noted, Earth, Human Nature
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:58pm
Franklin faculty, students and alumni continue to appear in a variety of media around the world. A sampling of October news about and by our colleagues: Study provides first estimate of total U.S. population with felony convictions – research by associate professor of sociology Sarah Shannon at Phys.org “Something tropical” in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend? Hurricane season is not over, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, Coliseum Training Facility, ECOGIG, Human Nature
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:25pm
The stormy weather brings out the best in our climate experts, among others. A sample of the Franklin College faculty members quoted in the media during September: Why President Trump recoils from denouncing his “alt-right” supporters, article in STAT quotes professor of psychology Keith Campbell New light cast on sea level, climate threats – Brunswick News mentions work by Public Service Associate and geography Ph.D. Mathew Hauer No, NASA is…
Tags: ECOGIG, Coliseum Training Facility
Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:26am
Algal blooms, Waffle House eclipse-viewing, food insecurity, Planet of the Apes, work-life conflicts and many more stories, Franklin College faculty kept a full schedule in media across the globe this summer. Here's a sampling: Assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon creates map of Waffle House restaurants to watch the solar eclipse from – AJC, R&B, WSB, Q & A in the Chronicle of Higher Education Science says: Trump team garbles…
Tags: HR, Campus Transit Facility, Four Towers Building, industry, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Coliseum Training Facility, garbage
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:43am
Kennedy has experience navigating and communicating complicated issues. He is writer-director of Food Evolution, a documentary examining the controversial debate surrounding genetically modified organisms and food. Narrated by astrophysicist and well-known science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution premiered June 23 in theaters. Our office of research, faculty, scientists and administrators work to keep this challenge in mind,…
Tags: public, Earth, Climate Change, Coliseum Training Facility
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:30am
Google maps for the undersea world? A new University of Georgia project is designed to make that become a reality. The project, Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, aims to create an underwater 3-D map that illustrates spatial information about habitat characteristics like temperature, oxygen, light, using computational and graphical tools so that scientists, stakeholders, and the public can “see” how the ocean habitats will change.…
Tags: industry, Georgia Climate Project, Visitors, Coliseum Training Facility, Earth
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:44am
Franklin faculty and students continue to be quoted by and to author articles across worldwide media, including all major print publications. A sample from the past few weeks: Research by Archeology graduate student Sammantha Nicole Holder had her featured in The Guardian (reconstructing the diet of Napoleon's Grand Army) The other side of Confederate Memorial Day (Spalding Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus James Cobb) – Time Four…
Tags: Human Nature, Coliseum Training Facility, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, Campus Transit Facility, HR, Fellows
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:23am
"Rising ocean temperatures are changing the way coastal ecosystems-and probably terrestrial ecosystems, too-process nitrogen," said Hollibaugh, Distinguished Research Professor of Marine Sciences in UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. "Much of the global nitrogen cycle takes place in the coastal zone." Hollibaugh and researcher Sylvia Schaefer found midsummer peaks in concentrations of nitrite alongside massive increases in numbers of…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, industry, Human Nature, Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:04am
UGA added two new Udall Scholars to its ranks this year as third-year students Shreya Ganeshan and Elizabeth Wilkes were honored for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment. Each year, the Udall Foundation awards about 60 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for their efforts related to Native American nations or their work in environmental advocacy and policy. Ganeshan, from Johns Creek, is…
Tags: Community, Four Towers Building, History, Coliseum Training Facility, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Office of Government Relations
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:31am
A major new publication sheds light on one of the implications of sea level rise - where will displaced people from inundated coastal areas go? In a paper published today in Nature Climate Change, researchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters, with Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix as top destinations for those forced to relocate. The study is the first attempt to model the destination of…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, bipedal, Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies, Four Towers Building, gender gap
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:23am
From the history of the university to a musical premiere to questions about the president, Franklin faculty expertise is a vital resource across the news media. Some recent articles and broadcast segments: The Whole Story: UGA's Often Overlooked Black History– Flagpole article quotes professor of English Barbara McCaskill and Franklin Professor of English Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies Finding the lost Fort…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, printing, Haiti, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, public heath
Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:03am
Franklin College faculty engage in public scholarship by offering comments, regular columns and sharing expertise across a variety of media. A sample from just this month: Five big mysteries about CRISPR's origins, Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Michael Terns quoted in Nature  The top nine weather or climate events of 2016, column by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in…
Tags: public heath, Four Towers Building, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Coliseum Training Facility, Guitar
Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:43am
For St. Simons Island native Jonah Driggers, the ecology of the small island community has instilled a sense of mission that has been shaped by his UGA experiences: Although I began my freshman year with vague intentions of pursuing a career in business, I always harbored a love of the outdoors that was developed over years of Scouting and working in the garden with my dad. Experiences made possible through the Foundation Fellowship, like taking…
Tags: Book Sale, Four Towers Building, Performance, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Coliseum Training Facility
Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:32am
Scientists at UGA's Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area: Using data collected by NASA's Landsat TM 5 satellite, which provided 28 years of nearly continuous images of the Earth's surface between 1984 and 2011, the researchers found that the amount of marsh…
Tags: industry, A2RU, Coliseum Training Facility, Human Nature
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:15am
Not the feedback loop, but fact-checking media reports. In perhaps the next iteration of evaluating climate news and data, how trustworthy is the science you read about? A new group will track the accuracy of climate news to evaluate what's out there: Last week, Climate Feedback announced the Scientific Trust Tracker, a feature that will track news outlets’ accuracy on climate change, one scientist-reviewed story at a time. Right now, the Trust…
Tags: Black Theatrical Ensemble, Coliseum Training Facility, Fellows, Earth, instruction, Department of Marine Sciences
Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:59am
Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants. Among the NSF's most prestigious, CAREER awards support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar and the integration of education and research: Anderson's project tests whether plants will be able to survive on a warming planet…
Tags: education, GMOA, Coliseum Training Facility, Human Nature, Performance
Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:39am
Very interesting work in the context of a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland due to atmospheric warming: a team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia has discovered the fate of much of the freshwater that pours into the surrounding oceans as the Greenland ice sheet melts every summer. They published their findings today in the journal Nature Geoscience. "Understanding the fate…
Tags: Clark Howell Hall, Clinical and Translational Research Unit, Cobb House, Coliseum Training Facility, Four Towers Building, industry
Mon, 03/28/2016 - 11:04am
Franklin faculty expertise continues to gain influence in the media on a wide variety of crucial issues affecting American society and the world. A sample from the month of March: The Washington Post files an editorial written by professors Marshall Shepherd and John Knox. The post is about “the unfortunate demise of the National Achievement Scholarship Program.” U.S. News map: What going viral looked like 120 years ago. An interactive map,…
Tags: public heath, wards, Four Towers Building, Coliseum Training Facility, industry
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 10:08am
Assessing the risk from rising seas using year 2100 population forecasts for all 319 coastal counties in the continental U.S., a new UGA study predicts that more than 13 million American homes will be threatened by rising sea levels by the end of the century: The study is based on analyses by Mathew Hauer for his doctoral work with the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Deepak Mishra of the UGA department of geography; and Jason Evans, a…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, bipedal, Human Nature, Four Towers Building, Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies, past