Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:44pm
From higher storm surge and more frequent flooding along the coast, to erratic weather patterns that affect the many industries connected to agriculture and forestry, the state of Georgia and its citizens face a growing array of challenges related to climate change. Now, a multi-disciplinary team of experts from across the state has developed the Georgia Climate Research Roadmap, a list of 40 key questions that can help Georgia’s policymakers…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Human Nature, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Cindy Hahamovitch
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 10:31am
Professor of plant biology and Creative Research Medal winner Jim Leebens-Mack investigates the history of plant life on our planet while being an active member of the local community. His laboratory compares genome sequences to better understand the genetic basis of biological innovations that are of great practical importance for horticulture and agriculture: What are your favorite courses and why? I regularly co-teach three courses—“Genome…
Tags: Department of English, Human Nature, The Linguistics Society at UGA, government
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:13am
An international group of scientists that includes assistant professor of genetics Dave Nelson has discovered how parasitic plants, which steal their nutrients from another living plant, evolved the ability to detect and attack their hosts. Their findings were  published recently in the journal Science: As plant roots grow, they release hormones called strigolactones into the soil. This is a signal that normally helps fungi form a beneficial…
Tags: master class, Human Nature, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Thinc. at UGA, advising
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:21am
If there's one thing we take for granted more than the infinite availability of water, it would be the technical ability of our best scientists should that availability ever come into question. Well, the infinite availability of water is very much in quesiton and what is the reaction of scientists? Looking to Mother nature for clues to survival in water-limited environments: [With] a $1.5 million collaborative grant from the National Science…
Tags: freshman, Computer Science, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Department of English, Awards
Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:40am
By all accounts, this award is akin to winning a Pulitzer Prize for a dissertation. Huge congratulations to our history department and to newly minted Ph.D. Tom Okie: University of Georgia doctoral graduate Tom Okie was awarded the 53rd annual Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize at the annual meeting of the Society of American Historians at the Century Club in New York City on May 20. The prize—$2,000 and publication of the winning dissertation—is…
Tags: Campus Transit Facility, NEA Big Read, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Cindy Hahamovitch, Billy Hammond
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 3:48pm
A ScienceNow article in Wired.com features the work of a faculty member from psychology: Primatologist Dorothy Fragaszy of the University of Georgia in Athens says orangutans might have ideas of the sort that Gruber describes, but that’s not the most plausible explanation. Fragaszy cautions that Gruber cites only one study that discusses orangutans developing stick skills in the wild — and she says that work isn’t conclusive about when…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of English, Department of Sociology and the Center for Family Research, The Linguistics Society at UGA
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 2:56pm
The Green Revolution refers to a series of research, development and technology transfer initiatives between the 1940's and the late 1970's that increased agricultural production around the world. This campaign disseminated U.S. agricultural methods, such as the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hybrid seeds and the like to farmers throughout the developing world of the mid-twentieth century. Up to now, most scholars have credited the…
Tags: Campus Transit Facility, Human Nature, NEA Big Read, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Institute for African American Studies