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Articles by Cal Powell

Aug. 16 2017

Quality after-school programs help students feel more connected, caring

Elementary school-aged children in high-quality after-school programs were found to be more competent, caring and respectful toward adults in a new study led by a University of Georgia researcher.

Mar. 23 2017

New show on WUGA seeks to make personal finance advice fun, accessible

A new local radio program that combines financial advice with a lighthearted spin will debut on WUGA on Friday, April 7.

Feb. 15 2017

Study: Swishing with mouth rinse may improve athletic performance

Endurance athletes looking to improve their times might consider swishing with a mouth rinse that contains a little sugar during their next performance.

Jan. 13 2017

Study finds barriers limit black households’ access to financial services

Most black households don't pursue financial planning services due to barriers to entry including large gaps in income and net worth relative to other ethnic groups.

Jun. 1 2016

Eating diet high in polyunsaturated fats can protect against effects of ‘splurge’ meals, study finds

A diet that includes higher amounts of polyunsaturated fats, found in foods like walnuts and salmon, can help offset the detrimental effects of the occasional meal high in saturated fats, University of Georgia researchers have shown in a small clinical study.

Apr. 27 2016

Sustainable dyeing technology gives UGA win at international chemistry challenge

A team of scientists from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences has won first prize in the inaugural Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge for an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology using nanocellulosic fibers.

Mar. 16 2016

Supportive families can reduce impact of racial discrimination on faster biological aging

A supportive family environment can help reduce the biological impact of racial discrimination on adolescent African-Americans, according to a new study by the University of Georgia's Center for Family Research.

Mar. 11 2016

UGA to train undergraduate researchers on obesity interventions

The University of Georgia has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to train undergraduate researchers to design childhood obesity interventions while working as counselors at 4-H camps.

Feb. 3 2016

Researchers make link between genetics, aging

Scientists at the University of Georgia have shown that a hormone instrumental in the aging process is under genetic control, introducing a new pathway by which genetics regulates aging and disease.

Feb. 1 2016

Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week's vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection—extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation.

Jan. 7 2016

UGA nutrition expert applauds latest federal dietary guidelines

While early reaction to the new dietary guidelines released by the federal government on Thursday focused on new warnings about added sugar, sodium and meat, a University of Georgia expert noted the report is largely consistent with previous versions.

Dec. 7 2015

Study links Facebook connections, alcohol use in college-aged females

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found links between certain patterns of connections among Facebook friends and drug and alcohol use among college-aged females.

Nov. 10 2015

UGA to launch inclusive, post-secondary education program in 2017

Students with intellectual or developmental disabilities will soon be able to enjoy the full University of Georgia experience with the launch of a new inclusive post-secondary education program, Destination Dawgs, beginning in spring 2017.

Oct. 6 2015

UGA receives $8.2 million grant to support families in Georgia child welfare system

A team of University of Georgia faculty members, led by a researcher in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received an $8.2 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to improve the lives of children and families in the child welfare system in Georgia.

Sep. 9 2015

Becoming parents: Mom’s maternal identity linked to relationship with child’s dad

A mother's maternal identity is closely linked to the relationship she has with her child's father as well as his involvement pre- and post-birth, according to a new study released by University of Georgia researchers.

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