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Articles by Jessica Luton
|Nov. 6 2017||
For students in professor of genetics Jonathan Arnold's systems biology bioinformatics class, a unique learning format has students from many different disciplines working together to complete research projects.
|Oct. 2 2017||
Each year, dozens of young children die after being locked in a hot car, but new research from the geography department in UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences shows that most parents don't believe it could happen to them.
Their findings, published recently in the journal Injury Prevention, could help improve public health messaging and prevent more deaths.
|May. 1 2017||
UGA sophomore Kyanna Simone Simpson may find herself being recognized on campus in the coming weeks thanks to a role in the HBO film adaptation of best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
|Apr. 24 2017||
An assistant professor in the theatre and film studies department of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin conducts research that focuses on two main questions: How can one use theater, film and television to tell history? And how does performance affect the ways in which members of the African diaspora see and understand each other?
|Nov. 7 2016||
UGA's Ping Ma will use a new grant to crunch big data numbers, which is not uncommon for a statistics professor. What is unusual is that his work may help save lives.
|Oct. 3 2016||
Researchers from UGA are giving new meaning to the phrase "turning rust into gold" and making the use of gold in research settings and industrial applications far more affordable.
|Jun. 13 2016||
UGA's Portuguese Flagship Program, the first Portuguese program of its kind in the nation, has been renewed for an additional four years. The program, which began in 2011, will receive approximately $3 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Defense's National Security Education Program to continue its mission.
|Mar. 21 2016||
Two UGA professors are among 105 professors named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professors in the early stages of their research careers.
|Mar. 14 2016||
Martha Thomas, a Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor at UGA, has been named the second recipient of the Despy Karlas Professorship in Piano, which was established by friends and admirers of the late UGA music professor.
|Feb. 22 2016||
A new UGA program in public history is offering students the opportunity to learn about the professional side of their discipline—through archiving artifacts, giving tours of historic sites or curating a historical collection of films—while living in Washington, D.C.
|Nov. 16 2015||
New research from the UGA psychology department gives researchers a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primates, such as capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees, remain only occasional tool users.
|Nov. 9 2015||
If you've ever looked up at the sky and wondered how our planetary system formed, you've got a friend in Inseok Song.
|Nov. 2 2015||
Over 400 Georgia public libraries received donated copies of an educational children's book written by UGA department of marine sciences professor Merryl Alber. And the Tide Comes In focuses on teaching children about salt marshes.
|Aug. 24 2015||
UGA geology doctoral student Ny Riavo Voarintsoa is the recipient of a Faculty for the Future Fellowship award. Sponsored by the Schlumberger Foundation, the award supports talented women from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering at leading universities worldwide.
|Apr. 6 2015||
Brain structure varies depending on how well people trust others, according to a study by UGA researchers.