Tue, 12/03/2019 - 2:58pm
Students and alumni lead the kudos as we count down to the end of 2019. Congratulations all: Herb Girls Athens, a two-woman team, won the 2018-19 FABricate competition with its signature product, a healthy coffee additive called Rally Coffee. The FABricate competition is designed to empower students to turn their great ideas into working businesses. Eileen Schaffer, an agribusiness master’s degree student, and Amy Wright, a recent psychology…
Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:10am
Fantastic news about faculty, staff and students inside and beyond the classroom over the last month: Distinguished Research Professor of Geography Andy Herod was recently re-appointed by Governor Kemp to the State's Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census, by Executive Order in September. Herod had previously been appointed to the Committee by Governor Deal Barbara McCaskill, Professor of English and Associate Academic Director, Willson…
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.…
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…
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:17am
Congratulations to faculty and student award winners, the Georgia Debate Union, and distinguished keynote speakers announced among our colleagues this month. A sample of recent accomplishments: Gregory Simchick, a graduate student in the department of physics and astronomy, has been selected to participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place from 30 June to 05 July 2019 in Lindau, Germany. The most qualified young scientists…
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…
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:56am
Important news for The Georgia Climate Project, a statewide consortium of university researchers focused on helping Georgia localities facing the challenges of a changing climate: The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $650,000 grant to Emory University to advance the Georgia Climate Project, a state-wide consortium co-founded by Emory, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and joined by Agnes Scott College,…
Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:01am
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.7 million in support of the University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute(LACSI) to expand research, teaching and public service in Georgia and beyond: A unit of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, LACSI has more than 200 faculty affiliates spanning every college and professional school on campus, including 55 language or area studies specialists. The institute is…
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:09am
History Matters/Back to the Future is a national nonprofit organization that “promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past, awarding “Sallie Bingham” grants to four students across the country to produce plays by female playwrights written before 1965. Senior theatre major Ellen Everitt will use one of the grants to fulfill her creative vision: Everitt plans to direct “The Emperor of the Moon” by Aphra Behn. The play, which was…
Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:48pm
The University of Georgia will soon be home to a new state-of-the-art spectrometer that will benefit researchers across campus and beyond. The instrument, known as an electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer (EPR), is funded by a nearly $350,000 grant through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. “The MRI program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation…
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
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 2:53pm
August 9 is National Book Lovers day and so an especially good time to share news about the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar program, an annual series of grants designed to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for a general audience. This year’s roster of 22 grant winners, announced August 8, includes associate professor of history Stephen Mihm. Mihm will use the NEH grant to support his research and writing…
Tags: History, Grant, Book
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 1:15pm
Today’s current sociopolitical changes, much like other periods of time in our history, is a landscape worthy of collaboration between anthropologists and theologists, he said. "Traditionally, anthropologists have focused on the continuity of religious cultural change. Humans value order and predictability, and often behavior that is not in keeping with what is culturally expected is branded as deviant and punished,” said Lemons. “However, this…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Human Nature
Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:14am
A $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts to expand its Global Georgia Initiative, a public humanities program in place since 2013: In its first six years, the Global Georgia Initiative has engaged the humanities and arts in exploring global issues of public concern in a diversity of local contexts, serving audiences at UGA and throughout the Athens community. Programs have…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Institute of Native American Studies, The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:17pm
Glycoscience is the study of the structure and function of carbohydrates — organic compounds that play critical roles in nearly every aspect of biology. UGA is a partner in a new project that will soon be able to provide a way for questions asked by those studying glycoscience to be answered by big data: The National Institutes of Health has jointly awarded a $10 million grant to UGA and George Washington University to build a glycoscience…
Tags: D.W. Brooks Mall, Conner Hall, Human Nature, conjecture, New Year
Thu, 06/27/2013 - 9:42am
We've been on a roll with history department students this week (and let's hear it for the humanities) and so in keeping with the theme, congratulations again, Tom Okie: On June 15, 2013 the Agricultural History Society announced the winners of its annual publication and societal awards. The awards banquet was part of the Society’s annual conference, which was held in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Agricultural History Society was founded in …
Tags: grant, Campus Transit Facility, Meeting, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences