October 31, 2014 | Research News
UGA researcher studies obesity’s role in breast, ovarian cancers
Mandi Murph in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is focusing her research efforts on the role of obesity in the promotion and development of women's cancer, both breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
October 31, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA law professor receives honorary professorship from University of Edinburgh
Alan Watson, retired Distinguished Research Professor and holder of the Ernest P. Rogers Chair of Law at the University of Georgia, has received an honorary professorship from the University of Edinburgh. A title conferred only on individuals of high academic distinction, the professorship will run for 10 years and will require Watson to give lectures and seminars at the university.
October 30, 2014 | General News
UGA team receives $1.37 million grant to train behavioral health care counselors
University of Georgia College of Education faculty members Bernadette Heckman and Jolie Daigle have received a three-year, $1.37 million federal grant to recruit and train more than 100 UGA master's degree students in school counseling to help increase access to mental and behavioral health services for children in Northeast Georgia's K-12 schools.
October 29, 2014 | Events on Campus
NASA’s Roger Hunter to give UGA’s fall Commencement address
Roger Hunter, a University of Georgia alumnus and associate director for programs at the NASA Ames Research Center, will deliver the university's undergraduate Commencement address on Dec. 19 in Stegeman Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m.
October 29, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers to study cause of obesity-related inflammation
Not all fat is made the same. Scientists have observed that fat cells in an obese person produce more molecules called adipokines, which catch the attention of the body's immune system, causing them to invade fatty tissues.
October 28, 2014 | Research News
Wessler receives McClintock Prize for her study of transposable elements
Susan R. Wessler of the University of California, Riverside has been awarded the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies, an honor given annually by the Maize Genetics Executive Committee, or MGEC.
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 | General News
Thomas appointed UGA Franklin College associate dean for leadership development, diversity
University of Georgia professor Kecia Thomas has been appointed associate dean for faculty leadership development and diversity in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
October 24, 2014 | Events on Campus
National Weather Service to designate UGA as ‘StormReady’
On Nov. 6, the University of Georgia will join a short list of universities and colleges that hold a StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. A reception to recognize the certification will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Room 480 of the Tate Student Center.
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 23, 2014 | Events on Campus
Café Soul headlines week of events for Black Affairs Council
The University of Georgia's Black Affairs Council will host Café Soul: Rhythm in the Classic City on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall.
October 22, 2014 | General News
Thai program sends top teachers to UGA
The University of Georgia is hosting 16 science and education teachers from Thailand this month as part of the country's efforts to learn the latest teaching methods.
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 21, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Atlanta Magazine’s Groundbreakers class includes company founded by UGA professors
IS3D, LLC, a company founded by University of Georgia professors in the College of Veterinary Medicine to create interactive learning tools, was named to Atlanta Magazine's Groundbreakers Class of 2014. IS3D was one of 11 finalists from a field of 100-plus entries to be recognized recently.
October 20, 2014 | General News
UGA College of Public Health reaccredited for seven more years
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a full seven-year reaccreditation, the maximum term awarded, from the Council on Education for Public Health.