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Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:47am
Outbreaks of harmful algae have increased in recent years due to warming trends and longer summer seasons. Also called cyanobacterial algal blooms or CyanoHABs, these large-scale ecological disturbances are often caused by increased urbanization, nutrient pollution, poor waste management and warming weather. The algae can produce toxins that are harmful to humans, pets and aquatic ecosystems. The CyanoTRACKER project, a collaboration between…
Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:25am
Franklin faculty continue to lead by sharing their expertise on many international issues of the day. A recent sampling: Greenland’s in the middle of a record melting event - Distinguished Research Professor and Franklin College associate dean Thomas Mote quoted in a widely circulated article, Science Alert Academics, sports or both? A personal reflection from an atmospheric scientist - Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of…
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:16pm
The Franklin Residential College, the only student-governed residential college at the University of Georgia, is entering its nineteenth year as faculty and staff gear up to welcome 90 Franklin Residential College (FRC) members to their home in Rutherford Hall. Our incoming transfer student and first-year members are showing their excitement through posts to FRC social media under the hashtags #frcintroduction and #frcnewmembers. We’re excited…
Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:28pm
Astute piece in the Chronicle Review about the opportunism of disputing the truth that actually grew out of the academy: It’s not just garden-variety ignorance that periodically appears in public-opinion polls that makes us cringe or laugh. A 2009 survey by the California Academy of Sciences found that only 53 percent of American adults knew how long it takes for Earth to revolve around the sun. Only 59 percent knew that the earliest humans did…

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