October 17, 2014 | General News
Georgia agricultural leadership program graduates inaugural class
After spending two years learning about Georgia's largest industry and developing leadership skills, the inaugural class of Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry has graduated from the program.
October 17, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to host water-focused event with documentary screening, book launch Oct. 22
The University of Georgia Press and UGA College of Environment Design are hosting a documentary screening and book launch Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Ciné. The event will serve as the Athens premiere of "Who Owns Water" and a launch party for the "Chattahoochee River Users Guide" by Joe Cook, recently released in by UGA Press.
October 15, 2014 | Research News
Georgia leads the nation in blueberry production
With the tally from the 2014 growing season complete, it's official. Georgia now leads the nation in blueberry production.
October 13, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Griffin Food Technology Center groundbreaking to be held Oct. 17
The University of Georgia Griffin campus will break ground on its newest building-the UGA Griffin Food Technology Center-on Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. near the southeast corner of the Melton Building.
October 10, 2014 | Research News
SREL research team heads to Belarus to measure impact of Chernobyl on wildlife
The 1986 failure of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant spewed massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment, contaminating large swaths of land in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Nearly 30 years later, scientists are still working to evaluate the long-term effects of the disaster.
October 8, 2014 | Research News
UGA awarded 2014 Ford College Community Challenge Grant for prescribed grazing
The University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design, in partnership with the College of Engineering and the Office of Sustainability, will use a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund to continue a two-year effort to remove invasive vegetation using prescribed grazing with the help of one of humankind's oldest species of domesticated livestock—goats.
October 8, 2014 | Research News
UGA to study endangered Atlantic sturgeon in three Georgia rivers
University of Georgia researcher Doug Peterson will use a nearly $500,000 grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to determine how well Atlantic sturgeon are reproducing in Georgia rivers two years after the species was listed as endangered.
October 6, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Sonia Altizer named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology
Sonia Altizer, a professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the Odum School of Ecology, has been named the University of Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Ecology.
October 3, 2014 | General News
UGA Aquarium launches Atlantic gray whale exhibit
The fossilized remains of an extinct Atlantic gray whale are the focal point of a new exhibit at the University of Georgia Aquarium on Skidaway Island. The exhibit includes information about the fossils that were discovered off the Georgia coast, as well as a painted cast of one of the fossils-the mandible or lower jawbone.
October 2, 2014 | General News
UGA ecologist publishes new ‘Foundations’ textbook on macroecology
John L. Gittleman, dean of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology, is the co-editor of a new textbook, "Foundations of Macroecology," published by the University of Chicago Press as part of its Foundations series.
October 2, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA marine sciences to present ‘Science at the Stadium’ this Saturday
The University of Georgia marine sciences department and faculty will present "Science at the Stadium" on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 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.
October 1, 2014 | Research News
Genetic analysis reveals surprises about the monarch butterfly
With their distinctive orange wings, remarkable long-distance migration and widespread presence, monarch butterflies are some of the most recognizable butterflies in the world. A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Chicago and including University of Georgia ecologist Sonia Altizer, has published a study in Nature that reveals unexpected answers to the origins of monarchs and the genetic basis of their best-known traits.
September 29, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers experiment with new uses for nutritious peanut skins
The United States grows about 3 million metric tons of peanuts per year and uses 60 percent of that amount to make nearly 1.2 billion pounds of peanut butter. Before the legumes are ground to a spreadable consistency, machines first shake off each peanut's thin, papery skin. The skins are then thrown away.
September 29, 2014 | Events on Campus
The Trial Gardens at UGA to host an ‘Evening in the Garden’ Oct. 9
Staff members with the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia are offering gardeners-and garden fans-the chance to experience the fruits of the summer's hard work with the seventh annual "Evening in the Garden" set for Oct. 9 from 6:30-8 p.m.
September 24, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Nibbelink named director of UGA’s Center for Integrative Conservation Research
The University of Georgia's Center for Integrative Conservation Research has tapped Nate Nibbelink to lead its efforts to support innovative approaches to conservation and sustainability challenges.