September 24, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension, Athens Land Trust team up for sustainable agriculture conference Oct. 3
University of Georgia Extension and the Athens Land Trust are taking registrations for its Sustainable Agriculture Conference for New and Beginning Farmers, which will be held Oct. 3 in Watkinsville.
September 17, 2013 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute participates in Gliderpalooza 2013
More than a dozen underwater robotic vehicles called "gliders" will be launched simultaneously this month in a massive, cooperative project involving 10 east coast research institutions, including the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Dubbed Gliderpalooza 2013, the fleet of gliders will cruise the waters of the east coast for several weeks, collecting data that could help improve future hurricane forecasts.
September 13, 2013 | Research News
Immune system study could help conserve endangered species
A study by University of Georgia ecologists has found that diversity in mammal immune system genes may have more to do with the opportunity to choose a mate than with exposure to parasites.
August 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
Israeli engineering dean to speak on international water solutions at UGA
Noah I. Galil, dean of the faculty of civil and environmental engineering at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, will address "Advanced Israeli Water Solutions: Israel as a Pilot, Solving Water Problems for the World" on Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the University of Georgia College of Engineering's Driftmier Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
July 31, 2013 | Research News
UGA’s Samantha Joye organizes rapid response to study Hercules blowout incident
University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye organized the first research effort immediately following the Hercules natural gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The rapid response research cruise was on site four days after the incident began on July 22, when workers lost control of the well and the blowout preventer failed.
July 11, 2013 | Research News
Researchers say heirloom crop varieties hold secret of meeting global food demands
Across the globe, humans rely on fewer than a dozen plants to feed themselves and their families.
July 1, 2013 | Research News
Study identifies priorities for improving global conservation funding
A new University of Georgia study has identified the worst and best countries in the world in terms of funding for biodiversity conservation. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also suggests how funding should change to help achieve the United Nations 2020 goals on reducing extinction.
June 20, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance receives national award
The Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, a network of organizations coordinated by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, recently received the American Public Garden Association's 2013 Award for Program Excellence in recognition of its innovative approach in developing new programs.
June 14, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA to host expanded twilight tour at its organic research farm July 11
University of Georgia organic and sustainable agriculture experts will host their second annual Organic Twilight Tour July 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' organic research farm in Watkinsville.
June 11, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA to celebrate National Pollinator Week with Brunswick event
The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant will celebrate National Pollinator Week this month in coastal Georgia. The university's CoastScapes sustainable landscaping program and its partners will host an educational kickoff event June 20 from 9 a.m.-noon at the MAREX Brunswick station and native plant demonstration garden at 715 Bay St.
June 4, 2013 | Research News
Social networks could help prevent disease outbreaks in endangered chimpanzees
Many think of social networks in terms of Facebook friends and Twitter followers, but for recent University of Georgia doctoral graduate Julie Rushmore, social networks are tools in the fight against infectious diseases.
May 31, 2013 | Research News
UGA to host international conference on environmental contamination
On the afternoon of March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake spawned a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan that slammed into the island nation's eastern seaboard, devastating homes and buildings for miles and killing nearly 18,000 people. As the water receded and rescue efforts began, international attention quickly turned to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where three reactors suffered meltdowns, releasing dangerous radioactive material into the environment.
May 22, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Odum Environmental Grants awarded to 10 Athens-area school projects
The Eugene Odum Environmental Grants Program, which is administered by the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability, awarded funding to 10 schools in the Athens area to implement environmental education projects over the upcoming school year.
May 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA’s Salty Dawg to retrieve data from under the sea
The University of Georgia will launch its first robotic submersible later this year, joining a growing number of research institutions that use the efficient and cost-saving instruments to explore the oceans.
April 23, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA students, faculty and staff receive sustainability awards
Four members of the University of Georgia community recently were recognized for their dedication to creating a more sustainable UGA. The UGA Office of Sustainability, as part of Athens-Clarke County GreenFest, presented the 2013 Sustainable UGA Awards to outstanding students, faculty and staff on April 19.