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UGA freshman class sets academic record

UGA freshman class sets academic record

August 17, 2014

The Class of 2018 has an average GPA of 3.9 and has the highest test scores for entering freshmen. Read More

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Study: Even occasional smoking can impair arteries

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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.

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Female sex offenders: Most were victims first

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A UGA study that is the first to systematically examine a large sample of women child molesters shows that many were themselves victims of sexual abuse as children.

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Study helps clarify role of soil microbes in global warming

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Current models of global climate change predict warmer temperatures will increase the rate that bacteria and other microbes decompose soil organic matter, a scenario that pumps even more heat-trapping carbon into the atmosphere.

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

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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.

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Shallow-water corals more resistant to bleaching

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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 environmental stress.

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‘Bumpy’ forecast

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

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Algae holds promise as biofuel

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Wastewater generated by carpet production could potentially be used to grow yet another crop for biofuel – algae.

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Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean

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For millennia, people have grown soybeans and turned them into useful products like oil and livestock feed.

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Program deterring youth alcohol use has positive side affects

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A University of Georgia program designed to reduce alcohol use, drug use and risky sexual behavior in African-American youth also reduces the likelihood of engaging in conduct problems by up to 74 percent two years later, according to a new study.