July 20, 2015 | General News
UGA’s Odum School of Ecology introduces new bachelor’s degree program
This fall, the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will launch a new Bachelor of Arts degree in ecology.
July 17, 2015 | General News
UGA’s Scott Angle selected to lead international agricultural organization
J. Scott Angle, who has served as dean and director of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the past decade, has announced that he will step down from his position to lead a global organization that works to alleviate hunger.
July 15, 2015 | Research News
UGA study finds Southeast’s rural landscapes pose potential risk for salmonella infection
Researchers from the University of Georgia have determined that various freshwater sources in Georgia, such as rivers and lakes, could feature levels of salmonella that pose a risk to humans. The study is featured in the July edition of PLOS One.
July 14, 2015 | General News
Media advisory: UGA to hold demonstration on weather-related bounce house accidents
Eleven University of Georgia students will learn what a bounce house is-and how it is rented, anchored and used-all in the service of a better understanding of how bounce house accidents can occur.
July 14, 2015 | Research News
Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humankind in jeopardy, says UGA research
Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth's declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable, according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
July 7, 2015 | Events on Campus
Trial Gardens at UGA to host public open house July 18
For more than three decades, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia have introduced thousands of new plant varieties to home gardeners and landscape designers. On Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, the public will have a firsthand glimpse of these new ornamentals—as well as longtime favorites—at the gardens' annual open house.
July 2, 2015 | Research News
Rumors of southern pine deaths have been exaggerated, UGA researchers say
Researchers at the University of Georgia have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: Don't panic.
July 2, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA graduate students awarded Knauss Fellowships
Three University of Georgia graduate students studying ecology and marine science have been selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
June 30, 2015 | Research News
New study reveals mechanism regulating methane emissions in freshwater wetlands
Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research from the University of Georgia identifies an unexpected process that acts as a key gatekeeper regulating methane emissions from these freshwater environments.
June 29, 2015 | Research News
Skidaway Institute participates in worldwide ocean snapshot
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography joined researchers around the globe in a worldwide Ocean Sampling Day on June 21, the summer solstice.
June 29, 2015 | Research News
Developing disease-resistant poultry may be solution for multiple virus issues
Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly costly problem in developing countries.
June 26, 2015 | Research News
Natural wilderness areas need buffer zones to protect from human development
Despite heavy development, the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these wilderness areas draw innumerable outdoor enthusiasts eager for a taste of primitive nature.
June 25, 2015 | General News
UGA breaks ground on new turfgrass research and education facilities
More than 200 people gathered June 24 for a groundbreaking ceremony that brought new turfgrass research and education facilities on the University of Georgia's campuses in Griffin, Tifton and Athens one step closer to completion.
June 19, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Recent UGA graduate wins national weather forecasting competition
Jordan McLeod, a University of Georgia graduate, recently took home top prize in the 2014-2015 WxChallenge, a yearly national collegiate weather forecasting competition.
June 16, 2015 | Events on Campus
Skidaway Institute to participate in worldwide ocean sampling day
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will join researchers around the globe in a worldwide Ocean Sampling Day on Sunday, June 21, the summer solstice.