December 4, 2013 | General News
UGA Skidaway Institute assists in sea turtle release
Delta, a loggerhead sea turtle, spent the first 15 months of her life in an aquarium tank, but now she is swimming free in the Atlantic Ocean, courtesy of the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and its Research Vessel Savannah.
December 2, 2013 | General News
UGA breaks ground for a research center at Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah
A groundbreaking ceremony and reception were held Dec. 2 for a new research cabin at the University of Georgia Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe in Savannah. The facility will house UGA faculty, Wormsloe Fellows and other graduate students while they conduct research at the site.
December 2, 2013 | General News
Skidaway Institute scientists study black gill in shrimp
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are investigating black gill in shrimp, a condition Georgia shrimpers are blaming for an ongoing downturn in shrimp harvests. Very little is known about black gill, so professors Marc Frischer and Dick Lee are working with shrimpers and a number of agencies in a collaborative project to answer some key questions about the condition.
November 26, 2013 | General News
UGA pharmacy students to offer free smoking cessation clinic
Beginning in January a six-week smoking cessation clinic will be held for employees of the University of Georgia and also for members of the Athens community. The clinic will be conducted by third-year pharmacy students under the direction of College of Pharmacy faculty.
November 25, 2013 | General News
UGA horticulture brightens the holidays with poinsettia sale
The University of Georgia chapter of horticultural honor society Pi Alpha Xi is selling poinsettias this week and next to help fund the club's operations over the next year.
November 25, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor named Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Fellow
Alfie Vick, an associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, was named a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Fellow at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia earlier this month. This designation is only bestowed up on top instructors and practitioners.
November 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 J.W. Fanning Lecture to focus on forestry issues
Despite reforms in forest management policies and practices, tropical nations are still losing forests at a rate of hundreds of thousands of hectares a year-both to the peril of local populations and the global community.
November 20, 2013 | General News
UGA faculty and students to visit Griffin Dec. 5 to discuss project ideas
A team of students and faculty from the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will be in Griffin to give a presentation on potential design improvements for the Fairmont Neighborhood and Historic Rosenwald School.
November 15, 2013 | General News
UGA to celebrate Georgia’s best bites with 2014 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest
Organizers of the 2014 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest are looking for great jams, confections, barbecue sauces, cheeses, popsicles, granolas, soups and any other products that are exceptionally edible.
November 14, 2013 | General News
Students, staff use creativity, innovation to reduce waste at UGA
The University of Georgia has simple goals when it comes to waste management—drastically reduce waste and make it equally as easy to recycle as it is to throw something away.
November 14, 2013 | Events on Campus
Registration open for UGA’s 2014 Ag Forecast
Agriculture, the biggest industry in Georgia, has an impact felt throughout the state's economy. In January, University of Georgia economists will break down the complicated web of factors that influence the state's agriculture in order to give farmers and business leaders a preview of the 2014 growing season.
November 7, 2013 | Events on Campus
EcoFocus Film Festival brings documentary ‘Trashed’ to Athens Nov. 12
EcoFocus Film Festival, an initiative of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will present a special screening of the new documentary film "Trashed" on Nov. 12 at Ciné in downtown Athens, the third and final screening of its fall film series.
November 5, 2013 | General News
New aquaponics food production system goes online at Athens middle school
Robby Ratajczak was looking for a Boy Scouts' project this past summer and didn't have to look far for inspiration: His dad's aquaponics work at the University of Georgia.
November 4, 2013 | General News
Sustainable Food Systems initiative seeks graduate fellows for fall 2014
The UGA Sustainable Food Systems initiative—an interdisciplinary group of faculty researching sustainable agriculture and food system policies—is seeking candidates for its first class of graduate fellows.
November 4, 2013 | Events on Campus
Circle Gallery to display painting and metalwork exhibition
The Circle Gallery at the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will host the exhibit "Landscapes Near and Far: Paintings by Ouida Williams and Metalwork by Barbara Mann" from Nov. 21-Dec. 19. An opening reception will be held Nov. 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the gallery.