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Atlantic whale fossil spurs research

UGA scientists are hoping to connect fossil remains of an Atlantic gray whale, which were hunted to extinction by the 1700s, to the Pacific gray whale, which exists in populations near pre-whaling levels. UGA researchers, working with the National Oceanic and …

Get carded

When UGA senior Andrew Wilkin was assigned the task of creating a profitable business without spending his own money, he decided that any profits should benefit those who really need help. So his New Venture entrepreneurship class project—inspired by his volunteer …

State high court comes to campus

Members of the Supreme Court of Georgia met on the UGA campus in January to hear oral arguments on a criminal death penalty case and a civil medical malpractice case. The university visit was a rare meeting outside the State Judicial …

Coffee for a cause

Whether you drink it black or doctored with cream and sugar, now your coffee can benefit UGA’s Department of Psychology. The department partnered with Athens-based Jittery Joe’s to create a new coffee blend called Freudian Drip. The Viennese roast is described …

Bell ringing

Members of the UGA and Athens communities joined others across the country on Dec. 21, ringing the Chapel bell 26 times in honor of the victims of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. About 75 …

Fighting excess baggage

If Tiffany Eberhard had her way, no one would use plastic or paper bags—everyone would employ reusable bags. The UGA student created a new campus organization, Bag the Bag, to raise awareness about the importance of reducing plastic and paper bag …

Another one for the Rhodes

Honors student Juliet Elizabeth Allan of Atlanta was awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship to attend England’s Oxford University, where she plans to pursue a master’s degree in modern Middle Eastern studies. She is one of 32 Rhodes recipients in the United …

Morehead in line for presidency

UGA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jere Morehead will be UGA’s next president, effective July 1. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the selection in early February. “Becoming president of the University of Georgia is …

Students win grants for green projects

For the third year, the Office of Sustainability has awarded grants to students to implement projects that bolster UGA’s sustainability initiatives. This year seven students were awarded $26,000. In three years, the office has awarded $59,000 to fund 17 student-initiated projects. …

Study Earth science through NASA

Starting this summer, the UGA department of geography will partner with NASA through DEVELOP, a national student internship program created to enhance training and development in Earth science. The UGA collaboration is only the second housed strictly at a university in …

Summer in Germany

UGA’s department of Germanic and Slavic studies this summer will launch a new study abroad program in the city of Freiburg, Germany. The program will offer instruction in the German language and culture of environmentalism—specifically in Freiburg—that includes aspects of a …

Teens report dating violence

Nearly a third of those dating in middle and high school report abusive relationships, according to a UGA study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. The study revealed that middle and high school students involved in physically violent romantic …

New online courses available

Thirty-four new online courses, including in-demand undergraduate courses, will be available beginning this summer. Recognizing changing technology trends and the way in which today’s students learn, the university has made increasing student access to courses through online education a top priority. …

Best in show

… Chuck Bargeron, associate director for the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in Tifton, who was named to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee for the National Invasive Species Council. Bargeron … Diane Marie Amann, Woodruff Chair in International …

New website for Peabody Awards

An expanded website for the George Foster Peabody Awards program, housed in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, offers a revamped winners search function, a database that includes the judges’ citations for recipients dating back to the award’s inception …

Fraser firs may soon be in Georgia

Tired of driving to North Carolina for your freshly cut Fraser fir Christmas tree? A UGA horticulturist is developing a hybrid tree that combines the Fraser with the Momi fir, a Japanese cousin of the popular Fraser. Georgia’s hot summers and …

Better flu prediction?

UGA researchers are studying ways to more accurately predict emerging strains of influenza. The research is funded with a $1.12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health over the next four years. The scientists, in chemistry and veterinary medicine, are …