Fri, 10/25/2019 - 9:58am
Waves crash in the ocean and inject tiny particles into the air, which contain molecules of organic carbon more than 5,000 years old. New research published in Science Advances by Steven Beaupré of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and a national team of scientists, helps to solve a long-standing mystery about what finally happens to these ancient marine molecules: Decades of measurements have revealed…
Thu, 09/05/2019 - 1:58pm
Glycans, or complex sugars, cover the surfaces of our cells and play a key role in biological processes ranging from interacting with other cells to recognizing and fighting pathogens. A new informatics portal is helping to illuminate the world of glycoscience: UGA partnered with George Washington University to create GlyGen (glygen.org), a glycoscience informatics portal funded by a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.…
Wed, 09/04/2019 - 2:17pm
Goldwater Scholar, chemistry major and Chicago native Kaitlin Luedecke is on track to become a chemistry professor and hopes to inspire a new generation of scientists both in the classroom and in the laboratory: University highlights, achievements, awards and scholarships: Spring break 2019 I traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Colonia, Uruguay, with some other UGA Foundation Fellows, and I had the time of my life! I attended some lectures…
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 3:43pm
Our colleagues in the UGA College of Education share a story about the new ways students study science and also, appropriately enough, about football: As it turns out, laws of physics that apply to gases are a difficult topic—students in the university’s General Chemistry class often find themselves fumbling the topic. But in the past year, students in the College of Education and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences have tackled these…
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 2:03pm
The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, a common language for science capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, medicine, earth sciences and biology. 1869 is considered as the year of discovery of the Periodic System, and Dmitri Mendeleev was a major discoverer. 2019 will be the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has therefore been…
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 1:10pm
Seven UGA graduate students earned highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this year, and six UGA alumni also have earned the fellowship, which includes three years of financial support that includes an annual stipend of $34,000 plus a $12,000 cost of education allowance and networking and professional development opportunities: Doctoral student Jordan Chapman said he was attracted to the University of…
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:39am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a national consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions, with leadership from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) and North Carolina State University focused on improving our understanding of how the atmosphere, ocean, land, and biosphere of Earth interact with each other and with human activity as an integrated system. The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth…
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:52pm
A UGA engineering professor and chemistry doctoral students have published their work on a microfluidic device that may help researchers better understand metastatic tumors: Instead of searching for a needle in a haystack, what if you were able to sweep the entire haystack to one side, leaving only the needle behind? That’s the strategy researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering followed in developing a new microfluidic…
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:18am
The highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Barry Goldwater Scholars program encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in these fields. This year, UGA has four Goldwater Scholars:  Monte Fischer, an Honors student and Foundation Fellow, plans to pursue a doctorate in mathematics to investigate questions of stochastic processes, probability and computation. MacKenzie…
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:38am
Rethinking the recycling challenge is the focus of a new grant to UGA researchers from the Walmart Foundation: An $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to the University of Georgia New Materials Institute will help researchers understand how multilayer plastic packaging biodegrades and also help manufacturers in their attempts to design and select more sustainable materials. The research funded by the grant will seek to yield both upstream…
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:24am
The National Institutes of Health has established UGA as a core center of efforts to unblock a bottleneck in biological and medical research: University of Georgia scientists will utilize genetics and quantum chemistry as tools for identifying unknown metabolites in the human body as one of five Compound Identification Development Cores in the United States. The initiative, funded by National Institutes of Health Metabolomics Common Fund, is…
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:25am
The National Institutes of Health has awarded University of Georgia researchers $1.956 million for a high-resolution mass spectrometer that will enhance capabilities for scientists in many fields across campus: The award by the NIH High End Instrumentation program, which provides grants in the range of $600,000 to $2 million for a variety of expensive instrumentation, including MRI imagers, electron microscopes, DNA sequencers, and mass…
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:49am
With the infrastructure demands of science and technology research collaborations reaching higher levels each year, the university will break ground on the new Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Research Building at 2 p.m. on Nov. 27. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of the construction of the ISTEM Research Building, which will house engineering, chemistry and related disciplines to promote collaborations between…
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 3:09pm
Meet second year Ph.D. student in the department of chemistry, Brianna Garcia. Originally from La Verne, California, Brianna attended California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona where she earned her B.S. in Chemistry (Biochemistry option). Now, at the University of Georgia, Brianna works at the Complex Carbohydrates Research Center with Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Art Edison …
Tags: Franklin Student Spotlight, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Students, Research
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:41am
A research team with partners from the UGA New Materials Institute and the RWDC Environmental Stewardship Foundation will develop a fully biodegradable plastic straw thanks to a $719,000 award from Singapore’s Temasek Foundation Ecosperity. The team worked to synthesize a food contact polymer that they will now attempt to develop into a commercially viable straw Currently, there are few non-plastic straw alternatives available to consumers. Many…
Tags: Pollution, Chemistry, Grant
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:49am
Associate professor of chemistry Jin Xie is using nanotechnology to make chemotherapy and radiation therapy more effective while minimizing their toxic side effects: What are your favorite courses and why? I redeveloped the nanomaterials course, and I enjoy teaching it. Nanotechnology, especially nanobiotechnology, is a highly interdisciplinary field, and it is rapidly evolving. In this course, I not only introduce basic nanoparticle synthesis…
Tags: Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD), Social Sciences, Correll Hall
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:05pm
On behalf of cosmologists everywhere, as well as all who share a love for knowledge and intellectual elegance, we salute the life of the great physicist and theorist Stephen Hawking: With mathematician Roger Penrose, Hawking used Einstein’s theory of relativity to trace the origins of time and space to a single point of zero size and infinite density. Their work gave mathematical expression to the Big Bang theory, proposed by Belgian priest…
Tags: printmaking, jewelry and metals
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 10:43am
The New Year is off to a great start with opinion by and reporting on the expertise of Franklin College faculty members and alumni. A sample: The Paris climate agreement. Marshall Shepherd, director of UGA’s atmospheric sciences program, and a regular contributor to Forbes.com, reflects “on this global step towards good stewardship of the planet.” Shepherd also discussed the agreement Sunday during an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation. 'Let's…
Tags: chemistry, downtown, Environmental Health Sciences
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:09am
If you have to fly for work or pleasure, you will enjoy this show and its really cool images and videos.  We were burning up the Twitters with this all weekend, but such is our pride and not just for this example of fantastic expertise that is important to the public. We're continually humbled by Dr. Shepherd's ability to share his scholarship in a wide variety of media. And now that he has a regular broadcast perch at The Weather Channel, he…
Tags: public heath, Performance, Four Towers Building, St. Lucia, chemistry
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:05am
The sale of WUGA-TV to Marquee Broadcasting is scheduled to be completed on July 1, and we would be remiss not to note the end of this mini-epoch in university broadcasting. Since 2012, WUGA-TV existed as a local PBS affiliate in Athens, owned by UGA and whatever may have been its initial puropse or the original motivations behind the endeavor, the Franklin College became a significant contributor to the station. It broadcast, in every sense of…
Tags: genetics, research, chemistry, cyber security, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, transfer students, Department of Dance
Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:52am
The red carpet rolls out this weekend to celebrate the highest achievements in radio and television, networks, webcasting, podcasting, producing organizations and individuals at the 74th annual George F. Peabody Awards: The May 31 ceremony in New York will have a new venue: the Greek revival special-events palace Cipriani Wall Street. For the first time, the ceremony will be a Sunday night event, complete with red carpet, rather than a workday…
Tags: Congress, women in science, chemistry, horses, PhD, Island
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:48am
The summer slows on campus but our faculty have been very busy in the national and international media. A sampling of the active engagement of faculty scholarship and expertise across a braod range of subjects: When predators vanish, so does the ecosystem – The New York Times reports on a study that shows recreational fishing and crabbing may be responsible for dying salt marshes off the coast of New England.  But “it’s still a leap to connect…
Tags: Big Data, chemistry, Mary Ann Moran
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 9:57am
The presence of a broadcast television station on our campus is a great asset of which we are only beginning to scratch the surface. But another step in the right direction is producing terrific original programming featuring UGA units, faculty and expertise, and the latest new piece premiers toinight: In a one-hour documentary scheduled for broadcast this December, WUGA-TV showcases a current exhibition on Russian art at the Georgia Museum of…
Tags: genetics, chemistry
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 12:16pm
One of the 'super hubs' for collaboration and partnership at UGA is our public televisioon station, WUGA TV. The Franklin College has a partnership with the station in the interview show that I host - but the College of Public Health, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and of course the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication all have growing collaborations with the station. One of the latter is Grady…
Tags: research, chemistry, Four Towers Building, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, LA Phil
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:19am
The Georgia Association of Broadcasters recognized two programs from WUGA television and radio at their annual GABBY Awards honors night: WUGA-FM and WUGA-TV, the radio and television stations at the University of Georgia, won statewide awards for excellence in broadcasting at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Honors Night held June 7 in Atlanta. "High Shoals Drifter," an audio essay that airs weekly on WUGA-FM, received the award for Best…
Tags: Complex Carbohydrates Research Center, Meeting, chemistry, Workshop, Ecology Annex