Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:09am
If you have to fly for work or pleasure, you will enjoy this show and its really cool images and videos.  We were burning up the Twitters with this all weekend, but such is our pride and not just for this example of fantastic expertise that is important to the public. We're continually humbled by Dr. Shepherd's ability to share his scholarship in a wide variety of media. And now that he has a regular broadcast perch at The Weather Channel, he…
Tags: public heath, Performance, Four Towers Building, St. Lucia, chemistry
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:16am
Great demonstration at the geography building yesterday, and our colleague Jessica Luton shares the story: The UGA Geography building lawn looked more like a setup for a child’s birthday party or a carnival than a research project Thursday afternoon as students gathered around a red and yellow bounce house. The students, who are both undergraduate and graduate students studying atmospheric science, are taking a summer geography class meant to…
Tags: Four Towers Building, LA Phil, Performance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, economy
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:33am
UGA graduate Jordan McLeod recently took home top prize in the 2014-2015 WxChallenge, an annual national collegiate weather forecasting competition: McLeod, who was earning his master's degree at UGA when the forecasting competition began in fall 2014, beat out nearly 2,000 participants ranging from undergraduates to tenured professors from over 100 colleges and universities. ...   To compete, participants forecasted the weather conditions-daily…
Tags: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Environmental Health Sciences, Four Towers Building, LA Phil, theology, Performance, Ceremony
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:53am
Faculty representing thirteen different departments within the Franklin College were quoted and thier work referenced across a wide variety of international media. A sampling of the terrific public engagement by our experts: Five things to know about tornadoes – Front-page feature in today’s Athens Banner-Herald quotes associate professor of geography John Knox UGA researchers growing trees faster and easier to turn into fuel, reports the Athens…
Tags: Human Nature, Big Data, microbiology, talk, Performance
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
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:32pm
Research by associate professor of geography John Knox on the use of Facebook to track tornado debris was one of our biggest stories of last year. A nice story this week on Knox and his research in his hometown paper in Birmingham, AL: Knox's research can be applied to more than household debris. Toxic waste, for example. What would happen if a tornado hit a Superfund site? "So maybe at some deep point in the future we'll be issuing watch boxes…
Tags: Performance, Music, Human Nature
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:07am
Whether it is weather forecasting or climate trends, our atmospheric sciences students in the department of geography are in the middle of the one of the most interesting and complex professional fields of our current day. And they continue to hone their skills against the best students in the country, earning a rightful place among them as they represent the Franklin College and UGA: A team of students in the University of Georgia's atmospheric…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue, LA Phil, Performance
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 9:38am
Geography professor and 2013 Russell Teaching Award recipient John Knox weighs in with some much needed context (and some much-needed chiding) on the deleterious effects of storm-chasing on the field of meteorology in a USA Today op-ed: Before the Twister effect, meteorology was a pretty sedate and obscure pursuit, a small department or program at only a few dozen universities. But the total market penetration of Twister changed everything. Some…
Tags: Music, Jason Locklin, Performance, Franklin House
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:45am
The devastating tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday has rightly taken up a lot of media oxygen over the last few days. The attention means faculty members in geography John Knox and especially current president of the American Meteorological Society J. Marshall Shepherd have been on call, non-stop. A sampling for Shepherd alone, just in the past two days: Huffpost Live, XM Sirius B. Smith Show NPR Science Friday on Friday.  Also…
Tags: Music, Department of English, Fellows, Performance, Four Towers Building