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April 30, 2017   COLUMNS CONTRIBUTORS

Leigh Beeson

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Apr. 24 2017

Harvard professor discusses ethical challenges facing AI

Believe it or not, one of the "most intelligent" machines out there is the one that cleans your house while you're doing something else, said Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University.

Apr. 17 2017

Aging in place could save money, benefit health outcomes in public housing for elderly

Training service coordinators in low-income public housing to better assist aging residents could not only improve community members' health outcomes but also save the government money in hospital visits, nursing home stays and rehabilitation costs, according to an article by researchers at UGA published recently in the Journal of Housing for the Elderly.

Apr. 10 2017

Coordinator helps faculty, students ‘think differently’ about data use

It took Emily McGinn some time to figure out what she wanted to do with her life.

Apr. 10 2017

American historian discusses conservative intellectual movement

Modern conservatism is a patchwork of sects and ideas that is held together by three ideological threads—freedom, virtue and safety, historian and author George Nash argued during his Signature Lecture presentation March 22 in the Miller Learning Center. 

Mar. 13 2017

Technology runs in the family for Franklin College staff member

Working at UGA is a family affair for Jenna Bell, an information technology associate in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Mar. 13 2017

Franklin College professor promotes importance of diversity in academia

Barbara McCaskill's 2017 President's Fulfilling the Dream Award holds a special place in her heart because it recognizes the service and mentoring she does "behind the scenes."

Feb. 27 2017

New interdisciplinary symposium seeks to connect researchers

The Graduate-Professional Student Association is offering the UGA community a chance to see presentations on research from all over campus and across the Southeast at the inaugural Integrative Research and Ideas Symposium.

Feb. 27 2017

Study: Intimate partner violence among youth linked to suicide, weapons and drug use

Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon, and use drugs or alcohol than peers in nonviolent relationships, according to new research from UGA.

Feb. 20 2017

Maintenance worker’s upbringing builds appreciation for the outdoors

Cameron Jacob is good at fixing things that are broken, and on the Health Sciences Campus where residential facilities range from around 40 to 60 years in age, there's often a lot that needs upkeep.

Jan. 9 2017

Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults, Franklin College study says

The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent UGA study.

Jan. 9 2017

Works of art: Interim registrar creates watercolor portraits with meaning

Rosemary Segreti didn't have an art background when she started painting with watercolors. Now seven years later, she's won several awards for her work and often paints during weekends and when she takes vacations from her job as interim registrar at UGA.

Nov. 14 2016

Grady dean focuses on feeding area families through Hunger Bowl drives

When Charles N. Davis landed back in Athens roughly three years ago as the new dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, he knew he wanted to find a way for the college to give back to the surrounding community.

Nov. 14 2016

Diagnostic tests for sinus infections leave much to be desired, College of Public Health study says

Many patients who see physicians for sinus infections expect to be prescribed an antibiotic. But for the majority of them, that course of treatment won't be effective because their infections aren't caused by bacteria. Unfortunately, there aren't great tools to determine which patients will or won't benefit from antibiotics, but UGA's Dr. Mark Ebell is determined to change that.

Nov. 7 2016

Lecture offers a glimpse into water quality expert’s research

Water microbiology expert Joan B. Rose has devoted her career to answering three questions: How is water quality changing? What effect do these changes have on human health? And how can the latest technology help explore the water environment and address the challenges presented by changing water quality?

Nov. 7 2016

Franklin College research on common bacterium opens door to fighting gastric cancers

A common bacterium that more than half of people have in their gut can use hydrogen gas present in the gastrointestinal tract to inject a cancer-causing toxin into otherwise healthy cells, according to a recently published study led by UGA researchers.

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