Winter 2008
feature articles
Ecology Thrives at UGA Ecology Thrives at UGA
Named for its founder, UGA’s new Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology has evolved from one man’s vision into a dynamic center for collaborative research.
UGA’s Terrorism Maven UGA’s Terrorism Maven
Mia Blooom's scholarship and perspectives on such critical topics as suicide bombers, child soldiers and rape in war enlighten all who will listen.
What’s killing all the honybees? What’s Killing All the Honeybees?
In Georgia and across the country, honeybees are disappearing from beekeepers’ hives. Scientists believe a newly identified virus is at least partially to blame.
Vice President's column Behind the Scenes
“Godwin,” a South Campus sculpture created in 1997 by visiting Lamar Dodd Professor of Art Mel Chin, is a monument to the creation-evolution debate.
   
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One of the human body’s natural defenses One of the Human Body’s Natural Defenses
A team of UGA scientists has discovered how the human body fights off an African parasite.
Different beats for different bats Different Beats for Different Bats
By studying bats year-round, scientists have learned that species adopt different survival strategies to survive winter’s cold.
U.S. and China collaborate or invasive-species studies U.S. and China Collaborate on Invasive-Species Studies
A new grant will address how species from each country manage to invade the other.
Sewage-contamitated water Reaching florida’s offshore keys Sewage-Contaminated Water Reaching Florida’s Offshore Keys
UGA research shows that sewage is impinging on Florida’s Upper Keys, threatening corals and possibly human health.
Tobacco ads still Target youth Tobacco Ads Still Target Youth
Despite the 1998 Master Tobacco Settlement, research shows that tobacco companies continue to target youth in smokeless tobacco ads.
Pine gene catalog to aid biofuels research Pine Gene Catalog to Aid Biofuels Research
A UGA researcher is spearheading a project at the U.S. Dept of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute that could develop pine trees tailored to the needs of the bioenergy industry.
Building bodies, boosting brains Building Bodies, Boosting Brains
A joint UGA-MCG study shows that exercise not only improves children’s problem-solving skills, but also their empathy, imagination and self-image.
   
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Interview Interview
“Helping Professionals” Feel Your Pain.
Social work researcher Brian Bride talks about why “helping professionals” often put themselves at risk.
Media shelf Media Shelf
A sampling of books, recordings and other creative works by UGA faculty, staff, students and alums.
Viewpoint Viewpoint
New Creationist Museum a Window into Popular Belief. Historian Ed Larson writes about the spread of creationism worldwide.
Behind the scenes For the Record
Ecology, SREL to Honor Odum’s Holistic View.
UGA’s new Odum School of Ecology serves as a tribute to its founder, Eugene Odum, but is also a strong reaffirmation of the university’s traditional focus on the environment.
   
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