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September 25, 2017   COLUMNS CONTRIBUTORS

Faith Peppers

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Articles by Faith Peppers

Jul. 17 2017

Peanut genetics expert joins CAES as first Distinguished Investigator

David Bertioli, a world-class expert in the genetics and genomics of peanut species, will join the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a professor and the university's first Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator.

May. 15 2017

Moore to lead CAES research efforts

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has tapped Allen Moore, currently serving as head of the genetics department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, to lead the college's research efforts as the CAES associate dean for research.

Aug. 22 2016

Comprehensive strength

In his first five months as dean and director of UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Sam Pardue has learned one thing very well: "Georgia is a big state."

Dec. 8 2014

Southwest Georgia district head named director of UGA Extension

Laura Perry Johnson has been named the director of UGA Extension beginning Jan. 1.

Sep. 10 2012

Agricultural college to sell Oconee farm, manage USDA facility

In its August meeting, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the sale of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Plant Sciences Farm in Watkinsville. The 522-acre farm will be sold to the Townley Family Partnership for $11.4 million.

Mar. 5 2012

Well healed

Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal.

Feb. 13 2012

Better research model

Pig stem cell research conducted by two animal scientists at UGA reveals a better way to determine the safety of future stem cell therapies than rodent-based models.

Jan. 30 2012

Professor named one of nation’s emerging scholars

Franklin West, an assistant professor of animal and dairy science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been named one of the nation's top scholars under 40 by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

Jun. 27 2011

Grant to help breed healthier livestock

The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received almost $1.6 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support a team of researchers from UGA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in their efforts to develop a new technology to breed chickens resistant to Newcastle Virus.

Mar. 28 2011

Key discovery: Professor works with stem cells to create better models

Rarely do new assistant professors show up for their first week of work, hold a press conference and find their name and photo plastered in news reports around the world.

May. 17 2010

Stem cell discovery may key new disease treatment therapies

On May 4, two UGA animal science researchers introduced to the world 13 pigs that may hold the key to new therapies to treat human diseases, including diabetes.

Apr. 19 2010

2010 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor-Allan M. Armitage

Five of UGA’s outstanding teachers will be named Josiah Meigs Teaching Professors at the Faculty Recognition Banquet April 21 at the Georgia Center. The professorship recognizes excellence in instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Meigs Professors receive a permanent salary increase of $6,000 and a fund of $1,000 for academic support. The professorship is named for Josiah Meigs, who in 1801 succeeded Abraham Baldwin as president—and sole professor—of Georgia’s fledgling state university.

Jun. 15 2009

Cabrera named new Georiga Power Prof in soil chemsitry

Mar. 23 2009

Faculty member in CAES named Regents Professor

Monique Y. Leclerc, a professor of crop and soil science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been named a Regents Professor for her internationally recognized studies on atmospheric biogeosciences and climate change.

Aug. 18 2008

$2.5 million will be used to study plants to make biofuels

UGA researchers were recently awarded two grants totaling $2.5 million to help find better ways to produce biofuels from switchgrass and sunflowers.

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