UGA Graduate School Honors 2019 Alumni of Distinction

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Graduate School has honored ten graduates with the 2019 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.

The Graduate School Alumni of Distinction Award was established in 2012 by the University of Georgia’s Graduate Education Advancement Board; the first recipients were named in 2013. Recipients have accomplished meritorious achievement and success in their professional field, exemplify themselves as a mentor and a role model in their profession, and have made substantive contributions to their professional field at the regional and national levels as evidenced … read more

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Ph.D. Candidate and NSF GRFP Fellow Maite Ghazaleh Bucher Shares Research in iBiology Research Talk

Maite Ghazaleh Bucher’s research on coral is helping us understand & monitor the health of coral. Healthy coral means support for marine life & protection for our shores from erosion. Listen to Maite’s presentation and learn what you can do to help these vital organisms survive!

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Doctoral Student Yang Liu receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship by NIH

Liu is in the College of Engineering and the first student in the College to win the competitive award. The fellowship provides $117,000 over three years to support Liu’s development of a microscope capable of revealing the most fundamental biological processes occurring inside living organisms. Read More

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UGA alumnus has one of the most cited research papers on record.

In a lab on the 7th floor of the Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center at UGA in the 1970s, Alumnus Marion Bradford created his legacy. A theory he pursued because he thought it would save scientists time in the laboratory turned part of his doctoral dissertation into one of the most cited scientific papers in history—and invented an analytic process that revolutionized biochemical research. Read more about this Georgia Groundbreaker.

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NIH awards UGA up to $130M to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

The University of Georgia has signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health for an initial award of $8 million to develop a new, more advanced influenza vaccine designed to protect against multiple strains of influenza virus in a single dose. Read More

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Brooke Douglas, doctoral student, is Lead Author on Article about Teen Dating

Brooke Douglas, a doctoral student in Public Health, was lead author on the article that explores whether 10th graders who date less often differed on emotional, interpersonal, and adaptive skills from youth in the other trajectories. Read “Social Misfit or Normal Development? Students Who Do Not Date.”

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Two UGA Women Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors

Following UGA’s commitment to service and outreach, graduate students Kristen Lear & Megan Prescott will share their stories and model living their passions to middle-school girls. The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s IF/THEN® program is a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.  Read More

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12 UGA students, alumni receive Fulbright offers

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers international research, study, & teaching opportunities to recent college grads and grad students. Current grad students Andrew Bonanno & Cydney Seigerman plus alumni Hannah Sharpe & Amanda Tysor received awards. Read More

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Call for Nominations The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

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Tune into WSB-TV Tonight to see Caroline Jones and her work with Gorillas at Zoo Atlanta.

A newly installed artificial termite mound is helping University of Georgia doctoral student Caroline Jones study and understand the social behaviors of two groups of western lowland gorillas housed at Zoo Atlanta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRTYNOE9QIA

 

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