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Mon, 03/16/2020 - 1:00pm

See the university's official COVID-19 website for up-to-date information and resources.

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 3:34pm

From past October 25th to November 3rd, the Honor students from GEOG 2250H: Resources, Society, and the Environment experienced the innovated flipped classroom approach when they engaged in Reacting To The Past (RTTP) to simulate the events at Copenhagen, for discussions of global climate change negotiations, held at COP15 in 2009. Coincidentally, the week of the RTTP game simulation finalized while COP26 in Glasgow had started! At the post-…

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 2:25pm

COVID-19 is a global pandemic but has a particular geography to it, differentially affecting people and places. Recent research, co-led by Professor Andrew Herod in the Geography department, explores the pandemic's impact upon labor markets in the Mediterranean European Union (EU) countries. The researchers' analysis is part of a collective work-in-progress monitoring the pandemic’s effects upon workers since early March 2020. First they note…

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 1:45pm

Within a transdisciplinary framework, the Andean cloud forest belt was appraised and recommended into a new ecoregion of its own: the Andean Flanks. A team of Franklin College faculty in the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory has produced a book, published in Spanish, by the Institute for Sustainable Development of Cloud Forest Research (INDES_CES) and the National University Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza of Amazonas (UNTRM) in Peru.

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:34pm

It’s not just student-athletes who need guidelines for heat protection during practice. This time of year, you hear a lot about heat-related illnesses in athletes. Thousands of student-athletes are sidelined by heat illnesses each year, and some don’t recover. But while guidelines exist to help coaches and trainers keep their students safe, there’s another group on the field that’s still at risk: students in marching bands. Research led by Dr…

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 10:42am

Seven students from universities across Georgia have been selected to participate in the year-long Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee program at the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, one of which is the Geography department's very own Ph.D students, Courtney Balling. Balling, also a student in the department of Integrative Conservation at UGA, is researching the environmental drivers of septic system failure. She will work with…

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 1:52pm

Dr. Amy Trauger has been named the Canada Research Chair in Food Studies at the University of Guelph which is administered through the Fulbright Canada program. With this position, Dr. Trauger will research the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food insecure populations, particularly rural and indigenous people. Food shortages, due to disruptions in national-scale supply chains are an ongoing characteristic of the pandemic across North…

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 3:35pm

Three undergraduates in the Geography Department's Atmospheric Sciences Program have been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Congratulations to Kathryn Boyle, Chase Fiveash, and Killian McSweeney! They will go on to receive two years of financial support, a 10-week, full-time paid summer internship to any NOAA facility nationwide, and…

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:12pm

The CyanoTRACKER project led by Dr. Deepak Mishra is developing cyber-infrastructure for citizen participation to track harmful algae before they can take over an entire body of water.  It is the first early reporting system of its kind.  

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:09pm

Dr Nik Heynen’s long time partnership with Saltwater Geechee activist Maurice Bailey and the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society is bearing fruit – sugar, actually.  SICAR’s agricultural project is to reestablish heritage crops on Sapelo Island in order to enable a future for Gullah/Geechee people in the face of development on the island.  Their work was recently profiled in…

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