Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:58am
A new collaboration on microbial ecosystems, the summer program in public history, and Write@UGA were just some of the news worth crowing about this summer. A few more awards and news items worthy of congratulations: UGA researchers report report milestone in global fight against a major cause of diarrheal disease – research by Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology Boris Striepen, Sumiti Vinayak Researchers return to the Gulf of…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Meeting, Ceremony, archaeology, Sociology, Institute of Bioinformatics
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
Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:19am
Marine scientist Samantha Joye organized a rapid response research cruise to assess the impact of a crude oil spill approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana: The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the spill reportedly discharged from a Shell subsea wellhead flow line on May 12. "Our goal for this response mission is to document the distribution of oil in the water column, to characterize the hydrocarbons and to assess the fate of…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, Institute of Bioinformatics, industry, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:11am
Oil-degrading marine microorganisms in the Gulf of Mexico are the focus of a broad array of research at UGA, and a new study documents biodegradation in deep seawater using ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry: The challenging task of quantifying the chemical composition of oil and weathered oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill has been the focus of past studies and continues with ongoing investigations. The researchers in this study applied…
Tags: Rome, Institute of Bioinformatics, studio, Human Nature, Department of Romance Languages
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:52am
UGA marine scientist continues to influence policy as a scientist, teaching and inspiring as she brings relentless energy to complex problems in our marine ecosystems: Today, on World Oceans Day, Joye has invited the press to tour the research vessels, Endeavor and Point Sur, that she and other scientists and students use to reveal what's happening under the deep blue waters. Journalists and photographers, as well as two documentary film crews,…
Tags: industry, Department of Romance Languages, Institute of Bioinformatics
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:41am
Of the $38 million recently awarded to study the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico, two marine sciences faculty members had seperate projects funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative research board: “The Research Board was impressed with the quality of the 288 applications received,” said Dr. Rita Colwell, Chairman of the GoMRI Research Board. “As is our practice, all proposals underwent a rigorous merit review process like that used…
Tags: Institute of Bioinformatics, astronauts, UGA Creative Writing Program, industry, Study Abroad
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:49am
Samantha Joye explains in Science's Perspective section that only through collecting both baseline data and consistent long-term observations after pollution events is it possible to piece together the impacts of environmental disasters like oil spills: one of the biggest challenges in evaluating the environmental impacts of the Macondo blowout was the lack of baseline data—both in the water column and along the seabed, where as much as 15…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, Institute of Bioinformatics, Rome, Human Nature, Big Data
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:34am
The complexity of what happened in the Deepwater Horizon/BP drilling platform explosion and resulting sea-floor oil gusher that flowed for 87 days is only dwarfed by what has happened in the time since. The clean-up, which began immediately, has been a Herculean effort that continues to this day. But a new perspective article in Nature by Samantha Joye and her colleagues brings attention to one problematic aspect of the clean-up: the use of…
Tags: microbiology, welcome, talk, Institute of Bioinformatics, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:32am
Congratulations to Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences and professor of marine sciences, who was named UGA's 2015 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award: The award, which is administered by SEC provosts, comes with a $5,000 honorarium and recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students. ... Joye's research…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, Institute of Bioinformatics, industry
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:45am
Franklin College faculty play a vital public role by sharing their expertise in the media on a range of subjects. A sampling from just the past month: Visualization of Native American dispossession by Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt continues to be featured in the news media, Aeon.co, UK Daily Mail. On the Subject f 2014 having been the warmest year in modern history, Athletic Association Professor of Geography and…
Tags: Black Theatrical Ensemble, Coliseum Training Facility, Institute of Bioinformatics, Fine Arts Building, AIMBE
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:19am
Each month, we are humbled by the achievements of our faculty, staff and students. We list a few of the most recent here not to be boastful (though we are quite proud of your accomplishments) but as a simple acknowledgement: grouping together so many accolades from one college, over a short period of time, reminds us of the talent, productivity and professional engagement of colleagues all around us. That being said, the month just past brought…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Meeting, talk, Comparative Literature, ClinEpiDB, Institute of Bioinformatics, Marriage of Figaro, Sociology, Brandon Weiss, Performance
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:20pm
Samantha Joye's tireless work in the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the 2010 Macondo well blowout will continue thanks to a major new support stream: Joye has received a new grant to continue its studies of natural oil seeps and to track the impacts of the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The project, known as ECOGIG-2 or "Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf," is a collaborative, multi-…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, Institute of Bioinformatics, Human Nature
Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:24am
One the greatest missed opportunities of gathering so many people on campus several Saturdays each fall for football is not engaging them in other ways with the research mission of the university. Franklin colleagues in marine sciences have designed a new way to make inroads with some of the many UGA supporters who will be here for the Homecoming matchup with Vanderbilt: marine sciences department and faculty will present "Science at the Stadium…
Tags: Institute of Bioinformatics, Department of Romance Languages, industry, Portuguese Flagship Program
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:34am
When the Hercules 252 rig blew out and began spewing gas, condensate and other hydrocarbons into the Gulf of Mexico on July 23rd earlier this year, UGA marine scientist Samantha Joye and colleagues from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative quickly assembled a team and plan to assess the potential impacts of the accident. Graduate students involved with the project found themselves with the rare opportunity to participate in 'rapid response'…
Tags: industry, Department of Romance Languages, Institute of Bioinformatics, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 9:55am
When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began to unfold in 2010, spreading agony for acquatic life, gulf-area residents and the federal government - not to mention BP - UGA scientists knew that the long-term consequences of the spill were likely the most worrisome. Now Samantha Joye and her marine science colleagues will be able to follow up on their very important initial investigations into the consequences of the spill:…
Tags: Institute of Bioinformatics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, Department of Romance Languages, Hugh Hodgson School of Music