April 21, 2014 | General News
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences holds undergraduate research symposium
This year, 36 students in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences completed an undergraduate research project and competed in the fourth annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium. Faculty members, in disciplines ranging from food science to plant breeding, served as their mentors.
April 18, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to hold expanded year-end recycling event for move-out
The University of Georgia will hold a Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate event during move-out April 30-May 10 for students to recycle unwanted items instead of throwing them away. This year, the event has been expanded to include approximately 12 donation trucks from Goodwill of North Georgia that will be parked near residence halls across campus.
April 17, 2014 | Honors & Awards
University of Georgia professor wins highest award from Arbor Day Foundation
University of Georgia professor Kim Coder has been honored with a national award from the Arbor Day Foundation, winning the organization's highest prize for dedicating his career to arboriculture, tree health education and conservation.
April 16, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Earth Week 2014 to celebrate green opportunities
The University of Georgia will kick off UGA Earth Week 2014 on April 22 with events at the Tate Student Center Plaza, UGArden and State Botanical Garden. The four-day celebration will be packed with events and activities aimed to provide inspiration, tips for sustainable living and opportunities to better the UGA campus, Athens community and the planet.
April 16, 2014 | Honors & Awards
ACCG honors UGA Extension’s Beverly Sparks for statewide leadership
In recognition of her work maintaining University of Georgia Extension's service to Georgians in the face of faltering budgets and changing demands, the Association County Commissioners of Georgia honored UGA Extension director Beverly Sparks on April 14.
April 9, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA reception to celebrate International Agriculture Day, retired director
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs will celebrate global outreach during its International Agriculture Day Reception April 16 from 4-6 p.m. in Rooker Hall's Fireside Lounge.
April 7, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA celebrates 40 years of roping, riding at Great Southland Stampede Rodeo
The University of Georgia's Block and Bridle Club is gearing up for the 40th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, which will roll into Athens April 10-12 at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, 2600 South Milledge Ave.
April 3, 2014 | Research News
UGA awarded $1.4 million to study critical earth zone in Sumter National Forest
Looking back now, it's easy to see where farmers in the 1800s went wrong. Attempting to grow profits from a lush environment, landowners cleared entire forests in the South to make room for agricultural farmland. But using primitive agricultural techniques scarred the landscape, and when the profits dried up, they abandoned the barren land. Now University of Georgia researchers want to understand the ongoing repercussions of a bygone era.
April 2, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA celebrates 100 years of forestry student leadership in April
What started off as a small group of forestry students who wanted to mingle with each other has evolved into one of the University of Georgia's most active student leadership clubs—and one of its longest lasting. The UGA Forestry Club is celebrating its centennial this weekend with "100 Years of Forestry Club."
April 2, 2014 | Research News
First peanut genome sequenced
The International Peanut Genome Initiative—a group of multinational crop geneticists who have been working in tandem for the last several years—has successfully sequenced the peanut's genome.
April 1, 2014 | Events on Campus
Environmental activist to speak at Georgia Review’s Earth Day program
Ann Pancake, fiction writer, essayist and environmental activist, will read from her work at The Georgia Review's sixth annual Earth Day program April 22 ay 7 p.m. at the Day Chapel of the State Botanical Garden. Local music duo Hawk Proof Rooster will open the evening with a brief concert and will also play during the reception that will follow Pancake's presentation.
March 31, 2014 | Research News
NSF grant allows UGA researchers to monitor deep-sea plumes
Deep-sea hydrothermal plumes—waters nearly two miles down in the ocean—are home to processes that effect life across the planet. However, high pressure and water temperatures that exceed 300 degrees Celsius have made research on the plumes very difficult.
March 26, 2014 | Events on Campus
Plantapalooza plant sale to be held April 5 at three Athens locations
Plantapalooza, a plant sale at three University of Georgia locations, will be held on April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.
March 25, 2014 | Events on Campus
2014 Odum Lecturer Marlene Zuk to speak on rapid evolution, gender in science
Marlene Zuk, professor of biological sciences at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the 29th annual Odum Lecture in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology on April 1 at 4 p.m. in the ecology auditorium. Her presentation, "Rapid Evolution in Silence: Adaptive Signal Loss in the Pacific Field Cricket," will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m.
March 24, 2014 | Research News
UGA leads NASA-funded study on ice sheet runoff’s impact on the ocean
Runoff from melting glaciers in West Greenland is producing dramatic changes in its ice sheet, though scientists don't yet understand the effects these changes will have on the surrounding ocean.