Culture / Living
June 20, 2016 | Research News
Silencing of gene affects people’s social lives, study shows
A team of researchers led by psychologists at the University of Georgia have found that the silencing of a specific gene may affect human social behavior, including a person's ability to form healthy relationships or to recognize the emotional states of others.
June 20, 2016 | Research News
For children with Tourette syndrome, environmental responses to tics play big role
In a study published in Child Psychiatry and Human Development, University of Georgia researchers found that environmental responses to tics in a child with Tourette syndrome play a significant role in helping or hindering that child's ability to fight the urge to tic.
June 17, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA ranks in top 10 of Gilman Scholarship-producing institutions
Twenty University of Georgia undergraduate students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for summer-term studies or internships abroad. UGA is tied for fifth place among all U.S. institutions for the number of students receiving summer-term Gilman scholarships.
June 16, 2016 | Research News
Study: Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms
Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.
June 16, 2016 | General News
Rolling farmers markets help metro-Atlanta residents stock up on fresh food
Summer isn't quite the same without fresh corn, beans, okra and tomatoes, but many Georgians don't have easy access to the state's bounty of produce.
June 14, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Two from UGA receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
A University of Georgia student and a recent graduate have been selected to study the Arabic language while abroad this summer through the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship program. Cassidy Lyon will travel to Tangier, Morocco, and Alice Naghshineh will study in Madaba, Jordan. The participants will join about 560 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who will spend eight to 10 weeks in intensive language institutes across the globe.
June 9, 2016 | General News
Georgia teachers among first to join UGA Skidaway Institute research cruises
JoCasta Green became a teacher after she was told as a child she couldn't be a scientist because she was a girl. In May, the pre-K teacher from Decatur achieved a small piece of her childhood dream by joining a research cruise on board the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography's Research Vessel Savannah.
June 8, 2016 | Research News
Sexual transmission of Ebola likely to impact course of outbreaks
Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research by University of Georgia ecologists just published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
June 6, 2016 | Research News
Just a few more bites: Defining moderate eating varies by individual, study finds
Though eating in moderation might be considered practical advice for healthy nutrition, a new University of Georgia study suggests the term's wide range of interpretations may make it an ineffective guide for losing or maintaining weight.
June 3, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers to study effects of Georgia policy designed to curb opioid addiction
Researchers at the University of Georgia will use a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the effect of public policy aimed at limiting potential misuse and potentially inappropriate prescribing of opioids in vulnerable populations.
June 2, 2016 | General News
UGA meal plan scholarship program to expand
More University of Georgia students will be able to concentrate on their education and worry less about finding meals thanks to a significant six-figure gift from the R. Halsey Wise and Lisha S. Wise Family Foundation to the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship, which is an integral part of UGA's commitment to overall need-based scholarship programs.
June 2, 2016 | General News
Dawn Cartee named director of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Dawn Hall Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, has been named director of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, effective July 1.
June 1, 2016 | Research News
Eating diet high in polyunsaturated fats can protect against effects of ‘splurge’ meals, study finds
A diet that includes higher amounts of polyunsaturated fats, found in foods like walnuts and salmon, can help offset the detrimental effects of the occasional meal high in saturated fats, University of Georgia researchers have shown in a small clinical study.
May 26, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to reinstall collection this summer
When the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia opened its permanent collection wing in January 2011, its staff had no idea that collection would grow by 25 percent in only five years. Due to that growth as well as a variety of other factors, the museum's curators are working together to tell the story of art history in a fresh way, which means closing eight galleries for the summer. Visitors who want a last look at the current version of the galleries have through June 12 to experience it. After that date, two-thirds of the new wing will be closed to the public until it reopens in mid-August.
May 23, 2016 | Research News
Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity
A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity: aerobic exercise.