October 29, 2014 | Research News
New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution
Scientists from North America, Europe and China have published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on Earth.
October 27, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor wins highest conservation award from The Wildlife Society
The University of Georgia's Robert Warren recently won The Wildlife Society's 2014 Aldo Leopold Memorial Award, which recognizes distinguished service to wildlife conservation. Warren accepted the award, the highest one bestowed by the society, at the organization's 21st annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 26.
October 24, 2014 | Research News
UGA graduate student to use EPA fellowship to study fecal pathogens
Adelumola Oladeinde, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a Science to Achieve Results, or STAR, Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
October 23, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA’s Warnell School honors distinguished alumni
The University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources recognized two alumni recently, bestowing the distinguished alumnus and distinguished young alumnus awards on two men who have made significant contributions to the forestry industry while strongly supporting their alma mater.
October 22, 2014 | General News
High school student tackles insect powerhouse through UGA Young Dawgs Program
A recent study in the Journal of Insect Behavior by Andy Davis, a faculty member in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, found that horned passalus beetles can lift more than 300 times their own weight without breaking a sweat. Now, Davis has teamed up with Jake LeFeuvre, a senior from Oconee County High School, to find out how internal parasites influence the beetles' strength.
October 21, 2014 | General News
UGA breaks ground on Food Technology Center in Griffin
Large and small food businesses alike received a boost on Oct. 17 when the University of Georgia—in partnership with state and local officials—broke ground on the Food Technology Center located on the Griffin Campus.
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.