May 23, 2013 | Research News
UGA research aims to fix long-held, inaccurate insect model
In humans, a polymer called melanin determines skin, eye and hair color—the darker the skin, the more melanin in a person's body. For insects, melanin is a major aspect of their immune defense systems—their blood darkens in response to pathogens.
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 14, 2013 | General News
UGA, Georgia Southern to host International Agribusiness Conference and Expo
With agricultural products being among the state's top exports, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education are teaming up to help farmers and businesses learn how to capitalize on the growing export market.
May 9, 2013 | Research News
Power plants: UGA researchers explore how to harvest electricity directly from plants
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy.
May 8, 2013 | General News
Discover Life launches moth observatory at Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens
If University of Georgia ecologist John Pickering has his way, mothing soon will become as popular as birding, a pastime 48 million Americans enjoy annually, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
May 7, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers discover one endangered species depends on another
Mussel researchers have long been stymied in their efforts to study the reproductive habits of mussels, the often-overlooked mollusks that live in rivers and filter the water by removing contaminants and balancing bacteria levels. Identification of the fish species mussels use as hosts can be difficult, but University of Georgia researchers have done just that with the federally threatened purple bankclimber mussel.
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.
May 3, 2013 | Research News
USAID grant to fund global UGA peanut research
A $15 million grant from the U.S. Agency on International Development is giving a boost in funds to international peanut research at the University of Georgia.
April 30, 2013 | Research News
UGA ecologist receives $1.39 million to study longleaf pine ecosystem recovery
The longleaf pine forests that once dominated the Southeastern coastal plain are now considered one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. Once covering 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas, longleaf now is found in only about 3 percent of its historic range. Many of those remaining acres are on U.S. military installations, where land managers are tasked with keeping the forests healthy while meeting their primary objective of supporting military readiness.
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.
April 19, 2013 | General News
UGA students compete in third annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium
More than 30 undergraduates studying in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences competed in the third annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium April 18.
April 17, 2013 | General News
UGA to acquire 15 acres of historic Wormsloe property in Savannah
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted April 17 to accept a gift of 15.45 acres of the Wormsloe property in Savannah to the University of Georgia.
April 16, 2013 | General News
UGA Bug Dawgs to host ‘The Beers and the Bees’ April 18
The University of Georgia Bug Dawgs, a student group in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' entomology department, will host "The Beers and the Bees" April 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Terrapin Beer Company, 265 Newton Bridge Road. Event participants will learn about the benefits of pollination and local bees.
April 12, 2013 | Events on Campus
Recycling Happy Hour to be held April 23 at UGA
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and WUGA radio, along with the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division, will host a Recycling Happy Hour on April 23 from 5-7 p.m. in the UGA intramural field parking lot off of College Station Road.
April 12, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 UGA Earth Week celebration to spotlight green living, careers
Each spring, the University of Georgia hosts UGA Earth Week to encourage sustainable living. The weeklong celebration centers on the national Earth Day holiday on April 22.