April 23, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Engineering to host screening of ‘eXXpedition’ at Cine
For someone who spends much of her time studying the flow of plastic waste into the world's oceans, Jenna Jambeck's first excursion on a sailboat came just last year: a 19-day trans-Atlantic voyage with a crew of 13 other women. The voyage is chronicled in the documentary film "eXXpedition," which will be screened April 27 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
April 16, 2015 | Research News
Five years after oil spill, UGA’s Samantha Joye still leading research in the Gulf
Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil well drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The ensuing Macondo well blowout resulted in the discharge of around 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. The University of Georgia's Samantha Joye was one of the first scientists to investigate the disaster to document its impact on the Gulf ecosystem.
March 11, 2015 | General News
UGA awards sustainability grants to fund student projects
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $43,000 to fund 11 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement student-initiated projects that further the university's sustainability goals.
March 10, 2015 | Events on Campus
Scientists to share latest research on coastal Georgia’s environmental challenges
Scientists from across the state will share how research is addressing coastal Georgia's most critical environmental and economic issues at the Georgia Coastal Research Council Symposium, on March 16 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Held at the University of Georgia Marine Extension facility in Brunswick (715 Bay St., Brunswick), the event will highlight research funded by Georgia Sea Grant and Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Incentive Grants.
March 5, 2015 | Research News
Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find
An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now.
February 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers identify, name toxic cyanobacteria killing American bald eagles
University of Georgia researchers have formally identified and named toxic cyanobacteria that have been killing American bald eagles across the Southeast.
February 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers to use crowdsourcing to track harmful algal blooms in Georgia’s lakes
In August 2014, dangerous levels of a toxin produced by harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie compromised the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, as well as many other smaller cities and towns. The bloom, spawned by large concentrations of cyanobacteria that occur naturally in all ecosystems, produced toxins that have broad implications for human health.
February 16, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA presents environmental films in third annual Jekyll Island Green Screen
The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will air some of this year's top environmental films at the Jekyll Island Green Screen on Feb. 21 from 4-8 p.m.
February 3, 2015 | Research News
UGA study finds high marine debris, need for standardized reporting along Georgia coast
University of Georgia researchers are hoping to find a consistent way to record the marine debris—particularly pieces of plastic—crowding Georgia's beaches as part of an effort to find a solution for the growing problem.
January 5, 2015 | Events on Campus
Registration open for UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s VetCAMP 2015
Thanks to the University of Georgia's VetCAMP program, high school students have the opportunity to explore the field of veterinary medicine before they start college classes.
December 5, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Fellowship helps UGA student study pharmaceutical pollution in salt marsh estuaries
David Brew, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry for doctoral research in environmental science as he examines the impacts of pharmaceutical pollution in Georgia's salt marsh estuaries.
November 18, 2014 | Research News
UGA receives $18.8 million to continue Gulf of Mexico oil spill research
A group of scientists led by the University of Georgia's Samantha 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.
November 12, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA marine sciences to present ‘Science at the Stadium’ Nov. 15
On Nov. 15, just before the University of Georgia's first home football game in over a month, the marine sciences department will present "Science at the Stadium" from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the north entry to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education across from the Lumpkin Street entrance to the South Campus parking deck.
November 7, 2014 | Research News
UGA researcher to study declining Chinook salmon in Alaska
A University of Georgia professor will use a nearly $500,000 grant to study Chinook salmon in Alaska, where populations of the fish have been in decline for more than a decade.
October 24, 2014 | Research News
UGA graduate student to use EPA fellowship to study fecal pathogens
Adelumola Oladeinde, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a Science to Achieve Results, or STAR, Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.