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January 6, 2012 | Honors and Awards

Marshall Shepherd voted president-elect of American Meteorological Society

Shepherd, who directs the university's Atmospheric Sciences Program, will begin a one-year term as president-elect on Jan. 22 at the annual meeting of the society in New Orleans. In 2013, he will assume the presidency of the society, which was founded in 1919 and has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students and weather enthusiasts.

June 22, 2011 | News

Northern Eurasian snowpack could be an important predictor of winter weather in U. S., team from UGA

Every winter, weather forecasters talk about the snow cover in the northern U.S. and into Canada as a factor in how deep the deep-freeze will be in the states. A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia indicates they may be looking, at least partially, in the wrong place. It turns out that snow piling up over a band of frozen tundra from Siberia to far-northern Europe may have as much effect on the climate of the U.S. as the much-better-known El Niño and La Niña. "To date, there had been no thorough examination of how snow cover from various regions of Eurasia influences North American winter temperatures," said climatologist Thomas Mote of UGA's department of geography and leader of the research. "The goal of this research was to determine whether there is a significant relationship between autumn snow extent in specific regions of Eurasia and temperatures across North America during the subsequent winter." Co-author of the paper was Emily Kutney, a former graduate student in Mote's lab who has since earned her master's degree and left UGA.

June 7, 2011 | Honors and Awards

Geography student gains real-world experience through Honors Internship Programs

Thirteen undergraduates in the University of Georgia Honors Program have been chosen for summer internships in Washington, D.C., New York and Savannah through the Honors Internship Program.

Camille Gregory of Brentwood, Tenn., who is pursuing a combined bachelor's/master's degree program in geography, is interning with Freedman Consulting. In preparation for a career as a human rights lawyer or human geography professor, she has conducted undergraduate research, most recently starting a geography project focused on human trafficking. Gregory also has served on the executive board of the Not For Sale student organization, which fights against human trafficking in the U.S.

May 27, 2011 | News

UGA expert available to offer commentary on the prosecution of Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic

Amy Ross, associate professor of geography, is available to offer commentary onthe International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, often called the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague), the crimes Mladic is alleged to have committed in Srebrenica, and the impact of this arrest on the landscape of international justice.

Ross' research examines human rights and wrongs, international justice, geographies of justice, international institutions and the global civil society, genocide, the spatiality of violence. She has conducted research on truth commissions and international courts.

May 18, 2011 | News

UGA professors to lead Weather Workshop for Bibb County teachers May 23-27

A team of science and educational experts led by a University of Georgia psychologist and atmospheric scientist will teach a group of Bibb County school teachers what they should teach their students about the science of weather and how to respond safely when it threatens.

About 30 K-8 teachers are expected to attend the Weather Science and Safety Workshop May 23-27 in Macon, according to project leader Alan Stewart, an associate professor in counseling psychology in UGA's College of Education. UGA colleague John Knox, an assistant professor in geography, is a co-investigator in the project, which is funded by a two-year, $149,000 National Science Foundation grant.

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