Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:10am
A TED talk by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences J. Marshall Shepherd is featured today on TED.com, 3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview: What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and shares…
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 3:20pm
Plastic waste has been a growing focus of attention from UGA researchers for some time, and their work along several lines of inquiry is drawing important coverage to a serious problem. Marine sciences faculty have also been studying the problem near the Georgia coast and one of them was invited share some of that expertise at a congressional briefing this summer:  University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher [and…
Tags: Plastic, Oceans, Pollution, Marine Sciences, Faculty, Experts, Public Scholarship, Congress
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:27am
Seven years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, UGA researchers will embark on a new expedition to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico: The 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the deaths of 11 oil rig workers and ultimately the largest marine oil spill in history. As this environmental disaster recedes into history, researchers from institutions across the U.S. continue to study its enduring ecological…
Tags: public scholarship, Institute of Bioinformatics, Department of Romance Languages, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Human Nature
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:51am
Samantha Joye and other ECOGIG scientists participated in person and online to celebrate, and elaborate on, World Oceans Day on June 8: World Oceans Day is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize events to support action to protect the ocean. This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet. ECOGIG hosted a Media and Education Day in Gulfport, Mississippi from 10 a.m. to…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, public scholarship, Congress, tickets