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November 23, 2017   COLUMNS CONTRIBUTORS

Alan Flurry

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Apr. 4 2016

Nobel Prize-winning scientist to discuss ‘history of universe’

John C. Mather, senior astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize, will present a special lecture in memory of M.M. "Dunc" Duncan April 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the physics building. The event is free and open to the public.

Apr. 4 2016

UGA research will help policymakers plan for sea level rise

A new study by UGA researchers could help protect more than 13 million U.S. residents who will be threatened by rising sea levels by the end of the century.

Mar. 14 2016

Opposition leader to give Snyder Lecture March 17

The UGA African Studies Institute will present the 2016 Darl Snyder Lecture March 17 at 10 a.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Feb. 22 2016

NIH grants $2.1M award extension to UGA researcher

The National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a five-year extension to UGA's Jorge C. Escalante. He will use the funds in the study of vitamin B-12, looking at the biosynthesis and anaerobic metabolism in salmonella

Feb. 15 2016

Center to mark 30th anniversary with workshop

Since it was founded in 1986, UGA's Center for Simulational Physics has played an important role in the use and development of computer simulation techniques. Solving problems often intractable from a theoretical perspective or impractical for experimentation, physicists turn to computational simulation to understand fundamental physical phenomena.

Feb. 8 2016

Communication studies prof helps students become more mindful

Many students enter UGA with limited notions about the world as it exists beyond their own experience. Serious discussions about bias, privilege, race and class require great skill and grace in any setting. For communication studies professor Tina M. Harris, the classroom provides both a refuge and forum to help students gain an understanding about who they are and how they engage with the world around them.

Dec. 7 2015

Chemical dispersants can suppress natural oil-degrading microorganisms, new study shows

The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can, in some cases, inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by UGA marine scientists. 

Nov. 30 2015

Director of choral activities appointed Boyd Professor

Daniel Bara, director of choral activities and a professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named the John D. Boyd UGA Foundation Professor in Choral Music.

Oct. 12 2015

Studies: Rate of narcissism lower than national perception

Americans consistently reported a perception of the typical U.S. citizen as highly narcissistic, even meeting diagnostic criteria for the psychiatric disorder, according to studies conducted by UGA psychologists in collaboration with colleagues from around the world.

Oct. 5 2015

Colloquium to focus on organizational dilemmas

The communication studies department will host a Communications Colloquium Oct. 8 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 502 of Caldwell Hall. 

Sep. 28 2015

Microbiologists describe new insights into human neurodegenerative disease

UGA microbiology researchers studying a soil bacterium have identified a potential mechanism for neurodegenerative diseases.

Sep. 8 2015

Fulbright FLTAs bring their cultural experiences to campus

Five young educators from Asia and the Far East are spending the 2015-16 academic year on the UGA campus as part of the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program. The educators hail from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. For all five Fulbright TA grantees, their UGA residency represents their first trip to the U.S.

Aug. 24 2015

UGA professor helps discover new Jupiter-like exoplanet

A team of astronomers that includes UGA professor Inseok Song has discovered a Jupiter-like exoplanet within a young star system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around the sun.

May. 18 2015

Dodd School of Art graduates receive commemorative coin

Graduates of the Lamar Dodd School of Art each received a commemorative medallion at a May 6 Commencement ceremony in Hugh Hodgson Hall. The medallion, a coin cast in white bronze, designed by assistant professor of jewelry and metals Mary Hallam Pearse and manufactured in the jewelry studios with the help of students, was an heirloom gift to graduates at every level.

Mar. 23 2015

Researchers identify key link between virus recognition, destruction

An immune system that helps bacteria combat viruses is yielding unlikely results, such as the ability to edit genome sequences and potentially correct mutations that cause human disease.

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