Jessica Luton

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Sep. 19 2017

New research aims to prevent deaths of children in hot cars through better messaging

Each year, dozens of young children die after being locked in a hot car, but new research from the University of Georgia's department of geography shows that most parents don't believe it could happen to them.

Oct. 24 2016

Big data methods under development at UGA will help tackle diseases

The University of Georgia's Ping Ma will use a new grant to crunch big data numbers, not uncommon for a statistics professor. What is unusual is that his work may help save lives.

Sep. 15 2016

Researchers reveal that magnetic ‘rust’ performs as gold at the nanoscale

Researchers from the University of Georgia are giving new meaning to the phrase "turning rust into gold"—and making the use of gold in research settings and industrial applications far more affordable.

Jun. 9 2016

Study links 2015 melting Greenland ice to faster Arctic warming

A new study provides the first evidence that links melting ice in Greenland to a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification—faster warming of the Arctic compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere as sea ice disappears.

May. 27 2016

UGA’s Portuguese Flagship Program renewed for additional 4 years

The University of Georgia's Portuguese Flagship Program, the first Portuguese program of its kind in the nation, has been renewed for an additional four years. The program, which began in 2011, will receive approximately $3 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Defense's National Security Education Program to continue its mission.

Feb. 26 2016

UGA math, engineering faculty honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

Two University of Georgia professors are among 105 professors announced as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professors in the early stages of their research careers.

Feb. 25 2016

UGA’s Martha Thomas named Despy Karlas Professor in Piano

Martha Thomas, a Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor at the University of Georgia, has been named the second recipient of the Despy Karlas Professorship in Piano, which was established by friends and admirers of the late UGA music professor.

Feb. 9 2016

History department launches summer public history program in D.C.

A new University of Georgia program in public history is offering students the opportunity to learn about the professional side of their discipline—through archiving artifacts, giving tours of historic sites or curating a historical collection of films—while living in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 21 2015

Children’s book by UGA marine science professor donated to Georgia public libraries

Over 400 Georgia public libraries received donated copies of an educational children's book written by University of Georgia department of marine sciences professor Merryl Alber. "And the Tide Comes In" focuses on teaching children about salt marshes.

Oct. 6 2015

Research reveals new clues about how humans become tool users

New research from the University of Georgia department of psychology gives researchers a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primates—such as capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees—remain only occasional tool users.

Aug. 14 2015

UGA graduate student to study ancient climate patterns in native Madagascar

University of Georgia geology doctoral student Ny Riavo Voarintsoa has been selected for the Faculty for the Future Fellowship Award, an award sponsored by the Schlumberger Foundation to support talented women from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering at leading universities worldwide.

Jun. 19 2015

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.

Jun. 15 2015

UGA music professor honored with Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts

The University of Georgia's Milton Masciadri was recently named recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts from the World Cultural Council-the first musician to receive the award in the last two decades.

Apr. 1 2015

UGA department of dance to present its 2015 Spring Dance Concert

The University of Georgia department of dance will present its 2015 Spring Dance Concert April 9-11 at 8 p.m. and April 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre in the dance building on Sanford Drive.

Mar. 4 2015

Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study shows

A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others.

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