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UGARF licensing revenues reach record levels

The University of Georgia Research Foundation announced last week that its licensing revenues increased to $23.75 million in fiscal year 2008, an increase of 47 percent from the last year.

Profitable organic farming

Research at the Agroecology Laboratory at the UGA Odum School of Ecology has led to the creation of organic farming enterprise budgets.

Study: Even occasional smoking can impair arteries

Even occasional cigarette smoking can impair the functioning of your arteries, according to a new University of Georgia study that used ultrasound to measure how the arteries of young, healthy adults respond to changes in blood flow.

Georgia’s Fragile Coast: Will Building Green Pay Off?

The roads at Barbour Pointe—a marsh-side Savannah development of 36 homesites—are literally paved with good intentions, brick pavers laid down in a pattern that allows water to seep through and move into the soil in a benign and natural way.…

Shallow-water corals more resistant to bleaching

Stressed corals lose the symbiotic algae that help them survive in a process known as bleaching, but UGA researchers have discovered that one subtype of the symbiotic algae that live mostly in shallow-water corals of the Caribbean provide resistance to…

‘Bumpy’ forecast

It comes blasting out of the blue on your airplane flight: sudden bumpiness and sometimes even a violent plummeting.

The Second Life span

Shamp, director of the New Media Institute, was teaching a new media topics class through Second Life, a virtual world that allows users to interact with each other and their environment through the Internet. Think of it like MySpace in…

The Write Stuff

When the 2005 National Survey of Student Engagement found that UGA students spend less time reading and writing than their counterparts at peer institutions, a solution was needed.

Where the wild things are

As Bud and Mary Freeman describe a recent trip to Ecuador to collect fish samples and help guide local conservation policy, their story is abundant with color – giant electric blue butterflies, orchids rampant in the lush landscape and tropical…

Student-designed fashions

When shoppers head to the UGA Bookstore later this month, they’ll be able to purchase more than the usual textbooks and candy bars. In addition to those items, they’ll have the opportunity to buy apparel designed by UGA fashion merchandising…

Rhodes Scholars for 2008

The University of Georgia is the only public university in the nation to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship this year.