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.


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Matthew Powers

A National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow and Microbiology doctoral candidate, Matthew Powers is working to identify new treatments for the antibiotic resistant Gram-negative bacteria Acinetobacter baumannii.

Unlike single-membrane Gram-positive bacteria which are susceptible to antibiotics, double-membraned Gram-negative bacteria are unaffected by many treatments due to the impermeability of the second, outer membrane.

“The cell membrane is a critical barrier for cells to protect themselves from the environment, including toxic compounds,” Powers explains.

“If [a drug] can’t get to its target inside the bacterial cell, it is useless.”

Gram-negative bacteria are found in virtually all environments on Earth that support … read more

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Emily Horton

Small-scale fisheries supply over half of the world’s wild-caught seafood, providing food and employment for millions.

In response to recent international fish stock declines, thousands of marine protected areas have been created around the globe.

In Brazil, a type of co-managed marine protected areas called Marine Extractive Reserves (MERs) represents one of the most significant measures taken by the Brazilian federal government to protect the common pool resources of small-scale fisheries.

A doctoral candidate in the Anthropology and Integrative Conservation (ICON) program advised by Dr. Don Nelson, Emily Horton investigates the performance of MERs and their ability … read more

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Martin Ward

A doctoral candidate in the Romance Languages department, Martin Ward examines how literature is helping LGBTQ men in Chile and Argentina see themselves as men and valuable members in their society.

“Through these mediums,” Ward explains, “they are opening up discussions about masculinity and how its definitions can be multi-faceted.”

Often marginalized for their sexuality and gender identification, LGBTQ men in Chile and Argentina are challenging the notion that there is one strict way for men to express their identify.

“My research is not only analyzing these artistic productions of queer masculinity but also studies from sociology, psychology, anthropology, and other … read more

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Cristina Echezarreta

Cristina Echezarreta at Arrendale prison with Julia Mahood painting decorating bee boxes (as part of the bee prison project)

Artist Cristina Echezarreta focuses on two very non-traditional subjects – prison populations and honeybees – for her research as a master’s student in the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

With a post-graduation goal of working in a science museum, Echezarreta chose this graduate program to facilitate her creative approach to communicating scientific information.

“I was searching for a school with an excelling Master of Fine Arts program along with strong, flourishing agricultural disciplines,” she explains.

Echezarreta knew found the right graduate program when she … read more

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Sarah Vaughn

For Sarah Vaughn, a dual Ph.D./D.V.M. student, choosing to attend the University of Georgia was an easy decision.

A native Georgian, Vaughn includes the brand-new veterinary teaching hospital with its cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities- including a covered equine area- in her list of reasons to study at the University.

However, perhaps the most important factor for Vaughn is the faculty.

“The people I’ve met here truly care about my development as a person, both in and out of the lab. [Completing a] Ph.D. can be a long, stressful, and isolating experience. I knew I wanted to find people … read more

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