October 8, 2013 | General News
UGA launches school garden curriculum resource center for teachers
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has launched an online resource for Georgia teachers looking to start or take full advantage of their school's gardens.
October 7, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $1.3 million to genetically ‘fingerprint’ endangered loggerhead
University of Georgia researchers have been awarded a $1.3 million grant to continue genetically "fingerprinting" the threatened loggerhead sea turtles in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Using DNA fingerprinting, or "CSI for turtles," researchers can identify turtle mothers and their offspring to gauge how well the loggerheads are recovering after decades of population decline.
October 3, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Environment and Design to hold visitation day for prospective students
The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will host a visitation day for students interested in degree programs Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Jackson Street Building.
October 1, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA faculty, staff honored with 2013 D.W. Brooks awards
On Oct. 1, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recognized its staff and faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the college's teaching, research and Extension missions with the annual D.W. Brooks awards and lecture series.
October 1, 2013 | Events on Campus
Russell Library to host panel discussion on Endangered Species Act
Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Endangered Species Act, the University of Georgia Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a panel discussion on Oct. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
September 30, 2013 | General News
Sea Grant, UGA help communities plan for future
Georgia Sea Grant, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, and North Carolina Sea Grant are launching a project to help St. Marys and Hyde County, N.C., plan for sea level rise, increased coastal flooding and intensified storm surges.
September 30, 2013 | Research News
Alber named UGA Marine Institute director
University of Georgia professor of marine sciences Merryl Alber will become director of the University of Georgia Marine Institute at Sapelo Island, effective Oct. 1.
September 30, 2013 | Research News
Skidaway Institute scientists study long-term effects of Gulf oil spill
As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term effects of the spill on coastal marine life. A team led by Skidaway Institute professor Richard Lee recently completed preliminary work into the effect dispersed and emulsified oil has on blue crabs and shrimp. The project includes vital information from fishermen and crabbers in the Gulf.
September 26, 2013 | General News
National Teach Ag Day celebrates growing importance, changing face of agricultural education
Fewer Americans are being raised on farms than 50 years ago, but agricultural education teachers may be more important than ever—helping young people understand the complex food system that keeps Americans' food supply safe and secure.
September 26, 2013 | Research News
Hilsman Middle School students to attend first Bioenergy Day @ UGA
More than 200 Athens seventh-graders will experience firsthand how wood and other organic materials generate energy at the first Bioenergy Day @ UGA on Oct. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden. The event is free and open to the public.
September 24, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension, Athens Land Trust team up for sustainable agriculture conference Oct. 3
University of Georgia Extension and the Athens Land Trust are taking registrations for its Sustainable Agriculture Conference for New and Beginning Farmers, which will be held Oct. 3 in Watkinsville.
September 20, 2013 | Events on Campus
Environmental ethics program to honor Frederick Ferré
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design's Environmental Ethics Certificate Program will honor one of its founding fathers with "A Celebration of the Life and Work of Frederick Ferré," on Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Founders Memorial Garden House, 325 Lumpkin St.
September 20, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Skidaway Institute professor nominated for award
A paper published by University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Marc Frischer has been nominated for the James LaBounty Award as the best paper published during the past year in the scientific journal, Lake and Reservoir Management. Published by the North American Lake Management Society, the journal features peer-reviewed scientific papers targeting a largely technical audience of academics and lake managers.
September 19, 2013 | General News
Largest mushroom species in the Western Hemisphere spotted in Georgia
With mushroom caps that can grow as large as trashcan lids, the gigantic fungus Macrocybe titans looks like something from outer space. And it may be popping up again soon in northeast Georgia.
September 17, 2013 | Research News
Invasive tawny crazy ant found in Georgia
The tawny crazy ant has made its way into Georgia for the first time. University of Georgia Extension agent James Morgan in Dougherty County discovered the ant—which originates in South America—on Aug. 15 and submitted a sample to UGA entomologists for identification.