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Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Engineering named

K.C. Das, a professor in the UGA College of Engineering, has been named the Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Engineering. The GAA established the endowed professorship to encourage leadership in multi-disciplinary projects that address global challenges.

Patagonia VP discusses environment at UGA Zero Waste Extravaganza

Manufacturing any product inevitably causes environmental harm, according to Rick Ridgeway, vice president of public engagement at Patagonia. But what sets the outdoor clothing company apart from other companies is its attempts to lessen the harm it causes and improve the environment.

Terry College report: Minority groups now driving US economy

In 2016, U.S. Hispanic buying power was larger than the gross domestic product of Mexico. That's just one of the telling statistics that illustrates the unprecedented economic clout of U.S. minority groups in the latest Multicultural Economy Report from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

Student Government Association reception honors faculty members

The UGA Student Government Association recognized 10 faculty members at its annual Professor Recognition Reception, held March 1 at the Miller Learning Center.

Student-run composting program turns food scraps into fertilizer

It's an all-too-common sight: banana peels, coffee grounds and other organic waste going straight into the trash bin in offices across the UGA campus.

UGA scientists use robots and drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield

It may be a while before robots and drones are as common as tractors and combine harvesters on farms, but the high-tech tools may soon play a major role in helping feed the world's rapidly growing population.

Avian flu expert advances College of Veterinary Medicine’s research

Daniel Perez's research is driven by one question: What exactly makes the influenza virus tick?

Old into new: Geneticists track evolution of parenting

UGA researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring-it also rewires the parents' brain.

Congressman Buddy Carter visits UGA Oyster Hatchery

Congressman Buddy Carter toured the oyster hatchery at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and met with a shellfish grower who is working with UGA to grow single oysters in an effort to diversify the coastal economy.

Myers named chief information security officer

After a national search, Ben Myers has been named the chief information security officer for UGA. His appointment takes effect immediately.

Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases founder named Regents’ Professor

Rick Tarleton, Distinguished Research Professor and UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named Regents' Professor, effective July 1.

Preserving privacy

When Jaewoo Lee joined the computer science department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in fall 2016, he brought expertise in a growing new field to UGA as part of the Presidential Informatics Hiring Initiative: data privacy.

Public affairs communicator appointed first Tieger Professor

UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has appointed Joseph Watson, Jr. as the first Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications.

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