March 30, 2015 | Events on Campus
Law professor who argued ‘snail darter’ case to give Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture at UGA
Zygmunt Plater, a professor of law at Boston College, will give the University of Georgia's Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture on April 10 at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building. Plater will speak on "The Snail Darter and the Dam: A Very Small Endangered Fish's Travels Through the Corridors of American Power."
March 27, 2015 | Events on Campus
President’s Malaria Initiative coordinator to speak April 14 at UGA
Rear Adm. R. Timothy Ziemer oversaw the reduction of worldwide malaria deaths by 40 percent over the last decade as the U.S. global malaria coordinator. He will speak on the malaria fight April 14 at 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
March 27, 2015 | Research News
Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites
Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery, according to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
March 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA’s International Agriculture Day speaker to discuss solutions to persistent malnutrition
Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell University Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition, will speak April 7 at 4 p.m. in the Georgia Museum of Art as part of this year's International Agriculture Day sponsored by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. His talk is on "Addressing Persistent Malnutrition in the Developing World—Getting Beyond the Focus on Increasing the Pile of Food Grains."
March 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
Plantapalooza spring plant sale at UGA set for April 11
Plantapalooza, a one-day sale of plants, will take place April 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three locations on the University of Georgia campus: the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.
March 25, 2015 | General News
Georgia Sea Grant launches new legal program
Georgia Sea Grant has partnered with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to create the new Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program where students at the UGA School of Law will work with legal and policy experts to address environmental questions facing policymakers in coastal Georgia communities.
March 23, 2015 | Research News
Setting a dinner table for wildlife can affect their risk of disease
Supplemental feeding of wildlife can increase the spread of some infectious diseases and decrease the spread of others. A new study by University of Georgia ecologists finds that the outcome depends on the type of pathogen and the source of food.
March 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA Bug Dawgs to host 30th annual Insect Zoo Open House
The University of Georgia Bug Dawgs will host their 30th annual Insect Zoo Open House on April 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Miller Plant Science Building. The entomology department's educational event is free and open to the public.
March 19, 2015 | Events on Campus
CAES Spring Showcase to feature agricultural, environmental sciences at UGA
This year, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is inviting campus and the northeast Georgia community to learn something new about the world of agricultural and environmental sciences by stopping by one of the events happening during its inaugural CAES Spring Showcase April 3-16.
March 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers create fast-growing trees that are easier to turn into fuel
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth.
March 17, 2015 | Research News
UGA scientists confirm first North American record of East Asian Joro spider
When Wesley Huffmaster spotted a big, brightly colored and boldly patterned spider near his home in Colbert last fall, he knew it was unusual. Analysis of its physical characteristics and DNA by scientists at the Georgia Museum of Natural History at the University of Georgia have proven him right, confirming the first known occurrence in North America of Nephila clavata, the East Asian Joro spider. Their findings appear in the online open access journal PeerJ.
March 13, 2015 | General News
UGA awards student scholarships for study abroad in sustainability
Two University of Georgia students recently received scholarships as part of the Office of Sustainability's Study Abroad in Sustainability. The awards—to graduate student Rachel Durham of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and undergraduate James "Walker" Tuten of Roswell—were made possible by the Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment.
March 12, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers develop technology to find rotten onions, prevent spread of disease
Onions, one of the biggest vegetable crops in Georgia, risk disease when they are harvested and stored. To solve this issue, University of Georgia researchers have developed new technologies, including a gas sensor and imaging methods, to detect diseases in onions.
March 11, 2015 | General News
UGA awards sustainability grants to fund student projects
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $43,000 to fund 11 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement student-initiated projects that further the university's sustainability goals.
March 10, 2015 | General News
A&A Alta Cucina Italia balsamic vinegar wins 2015 Flavor of Georgia contest
Adriana Coppola, a native Italian now living in Johns Creek, won the grand prize in the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest with her A&A Alta Cucina Italia Balsamico al Mirtillo, a blueberry balsamic vinegar reduction.