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UGA professor James “Jim” Porter has never put teaching second, despite a busy research schedule. The Institute of Ecology professor has consistently gotten rave reviews from students lucky enough to get into one of his courses.

Wasp wrangling may sound like risky business, especially for children. But it’s actually quite safe, according to UGA entomologist Robert Matthews, as long as the critters are WOWBugs™ — wasps so tiny that their stingers can’t penetrate human skin.

Serving as a summer camp counselor is a common experience for many college students, yet for three recreation and leisure studies majors in UGA’s College of Education the experience was anything but ordinary.

It didn’t seem like much to ask. Rosemary Bonner* only wanted to read bedtime stories to her new baby granddaughter.

The GPS signal bounced from earth to space to earth in a matter of seconds. And when enough satellites lined up the coordinates, David Berle had pinpointed another tree to add to his inventory.

For the past three decades, modern neuroscience has expanded our understanding of the brain and behavior and led us to recognize that all forms of disease, from cancer to infectious disease to obesity, are influenced by the nervous system.

Constructed in 1872, the old City Market building survived for more than 200 years before succumbing to the wrecking ball in 1954.

Cucurbits and their familiar shapes were used to showcase student talents and bring together over 500 university students from the diverse academic areas of public relations and horticulture.

UGA engineering professor Takoi Hamrita has received a $600,000 U.S. State Department grant to advance higher education reform in Tunisia.