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Alan Flurry

Director of Communications, Franklin College

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May. 15 2017

Passion for public health turns into career for UGA’s first African-American to earn doctorate

The first African-American to earn a doctorate in statistics at UGA, Stacy Cobb has turned a passion for public health into a career as a biostatistician.

Mar. 20 2017

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.

Mar. 20 2017

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.

Feb. 20 2017

2017 Darl Snyder Lecture to focus on fight against malaria

The UGA African Studies Institute will present the 25th annual Darl Snyder Lecture Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Feb. 13 2017

Researchers receive Moore Foundation grant to study global ocean microbiome

A $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow UGA researchers to uncover answers about an important metabolic link that takes place in the Earth's oceans.

Jan. 30 2017

Evolutionary biologist receives Presidential Early Career Award

UGA assistant professor Andrea Sweigart is among 102 scientists 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 scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.

Jan. 30 2017

Study: Narcissistic people use social media for self promotion

A new statistical review of 62 studies more than 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors. The largest effects were with the number of friends/followers narcissists had and frequency of status updates, followed by selfie postings, according to UGA psychology researchers.

Dec. 5 2016

Study: Retail growth followed SNAP enrollment spike

Increased enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Georgia contributed to the growth of grocery retailers at all levels from 2007 to 2014.

Nov. 28 2016

New drug combination may boost chemo success

UGA researchers have found a way to enhance chemotherapy's cancer-killing powers, bringing science one step closer to a more complete cancer treatment.

Oct. 31 2016

African Studies Institute to host Southeastern Model African Union

The UGA African Studies Institute will host the 20th annual Southeastern Model African Union Nov. 3-5 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Oct. 3 2016

Portuguese professor leads students down path to be ‘global professionals’

As curriculum coordinator of the UGA Portuguese Flagship Program, Cecilia Rodrigues advocates for international opportunities for students with a twist on an old saying: Practice what you teach.

Sep. 12 2016

Linguistics grant to support study of Southern language variation

With the aid of a grant from the National Science Foundation, UGA linguistic researchers will be isolating and identifying the specific variations in speech that make Southerners sound Southern.

Sep. 12 2016

Researchers working on drug to treat ‘sleeping sickness’

Researchers at UGA are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness. By working to improve chemical entities already tested in human clinical trials, they hope to have a faster route to field studies to treat the disease using drugs that can be administered orally to patients.

Aug. 29 2016

Two faculty members named associate dean in Franklin College; new development director joins staff

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences welcomed two new associate deans in August.

Aug. 22 2016

Study suggests high temperatures in inflatable bounce houses pose hazards to children

Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, according to a new UGA study.

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