December 17, 2014 | Research News
UGA faculty, student partner to sequence bird and crocodilian genomes
Using new computational methods developed by the University of Georgia's Liang Liu, Travis Glenn and others, an international team of scientists was able to shed light on an obscure period of avian evolution and further untangle the bird family tree.
December 12, 2014 | General News
Search committee named to seek dean of Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
December 8, 2014 | Research News
UGA research reveals public servants individually motivated to help environment
New University of Georgia research shows that while on the job, public servants contribute not just to mandated sustainability but also to discretionary eco-friendly initiatives of their own.
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.
December 4, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Ag Forecast to be held across the state Jan. 14-23
From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia's team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what the new year will hold for the state's largest industry during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast.
December 2, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers work to develop stem cell bank for Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard
Less than four years ago, the University of Georgia's Franklin West, an assistant professor, and Steven Stice, director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, contacted Zoo Atlanta about the possibility of producing a bank of stem cells from two species in danger of extinction: the Sumatran tiger and the clouded leopard.
December 2, 2014 | General News
University of Georgia releases 2014 Campus Sustainability Report
The University of Georgia's Office of Sustainability has released its 2014 Campus Sustainability Report highlighting programs and initiatives that provide leadership in sustainability research, education, service and operations.
November 24, 2014 | General News
Laura Perry Johnson named director of UGA Extension
J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, announced today that Laura Perry Johnson has been named the director of UGA Extension beginning Jan. 1.
November 20, 2014 | General News
UGA’s Radlinsky to co-lead study abroad trip to South African cheetah reserve
The University of Georgia's MaryAnn Radlinsky is co-leading a study abroad trip to give undergraduate students the chance to work with wild animals on a cheetah reserve located about four hours from Johannesburg, South Africa.
November 19, 2014 | General News
UGA cost savings being reinvested in sustainability initiatives
The University of Georgia continues to provide sustainability leadership through reinvestment in student engagement and resource conservation initiatives. UGA President Jere W. Morehead has approved a proposal to redirect $80,000 in annual savings garnered through efforts by the Office of Sustainability to further engage students and conserve resources—without increasing the student green fee.
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 18, 2014 | General News
UGA undergraduate landscape architecture program length changes to four years
The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design's undergraduate landscape architecture degree program will change curriculum requirements and program length from five years to four years, effective fall 2015. The degree will still have accredited status with the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, a division of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
November 13, 2014 | Events on Campus
New student organization at UGA aims to promote equality in the sciences
Concerned about retaining and advancing women in science and technology careers, a group of University of Georgia students formed an organization to promote equality.
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 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA scientists receive $3 million NIH grant to develop infectious disease outbreak warning system
John Drake, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will use a five-year, $3.18 million grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officials prepare for—and possibly prevent—infectious disease outbreaks.