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October 15, 2015 | News

UGA professor narrator for new disaster series

University of Georgia professor Marshall Shepherd is the narrator of a new video series released this week by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation.
By LEE SHEARER, updated Thursday, October 1, 2015

January 30, 2012 | News

Georgia is the new California

If Matt Hauer has not already grabbed an audience’s attention during one of his presentations on demographic change in Georgia, he usually gets it with a single line—“Georgia is the new California.”

Hauer, the demographic specialist at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, has been traveling the state giving versions of his speech to audiences from legislators to educators. With a desire to move beyond the dry numbers, projections and charts, Hauer wants decision makers to understand that Georgia is no longer a black-and-white state.

January 30, 2012 | News

Storm-tracking truck stops at UGA

The skies were clear and calm above Athens on Monday, but that didn’t stop about two dozen University of Georgia students from learning a bit about tracking hurricanes and tornadoes.

Students in a weather processes class taught by UGA geography professor Marshall Shepherd gathered Monday afternoon around a huge truck rig idled in a UGA Intramural Fields parking lot.

On a platform behind the rig, a radar dish steadily rotated, beaming and receiving radar waves, scanning the skies above Athens for wind and rain.

January 9, 2012 | News

By impact, drought the worst seen

"By impact, drought the worst seen," reads a headline in today's Athens Banner-Herald. In a recently published trade article, one of the paper's authors, UGA geography professor John Knox, said "the smoking gun is pointing at population increases. The paper’s authors also include former UGA geography graduate student Pete Campana, the lead author, geographer Andrew Grundstein and geologist John Dowd.

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.

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