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Lines of school buses idling outside schools creates harmful air pollution and wastes fuel. To protect students' lung, and save engine parts, bus, and parents' vehicles, should not idle while waiting for students to exit school buildings, University of Georgia experts say. CAES News
Lines of school buses idling outside schools creates harmful air pollution and wastes fuel. To protect students' lung, and save engine parts, bus, and parents' vehicles, should not idle while waiting for students to exit school buildings, University of Georgia experts say.
UGA releases back-to-school media package on July 5
While Georgia’s school kids are just getting into the swing of summer break, specialists with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, Georgia 4-H and the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences are preparing for August.
Murray County 4-H’er Charlsey Richards instructs her grandmother and Tech Changemakers student Betty Sue Grooms. CAES News
Murray County 4-H’er Charlsey Richards instructs her grandmother and Tech Changemakers student Betty Sue Grooms.
UGA Extension inspires kids and adults with STEAM programs
In rural Georgia counties, STEAM programs are having an impact on kids, teenagers and adults. STEAM is designed to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics subjects into various education disciplines. The goal is to teach students how to think critically and use engineering or technology in creative approaches to real-world problems while building on students' mathematics and science base.
Teachers break down a broiler to help learn about the anatomy of a chicken at the UGA Department of Poultry Science’s Avian Academy teacher training. CAES News
Teachers break down a broiler to help learn about the anatomy of a chicken at the UGA Department of Poultry Science’s Avian Academy teacher training.
Avian Academy increases Georgia teachers’ understanding of Georgia’s most popular bird — the chicken
Chickens are a vital part of Georgia’s economy and the state’s agricultural heritage. And thanks to a University of Georgia program for teachers, chickens will be helping middle school and high school teachers educate students in Georgia classrooms.
On the campus in Griffin, Georgia, UGA blueberry researcher Scott NeSmith typically breeds new varieties to meet growers' needs. Now, he's released some ornamental blueberries that are perfect for growing in home landscapes and will help home gardeners grow their own fresh fruit. CAES News
On the campus in Griffin, Georgia, UGA blueberry researcher Scott NeSmith typically breeds new varieties to meet growers' needs. Now, he's released some ornamental blueberries that are perfect for growing in home landscapes and will help home gardeners grow their own fresh fruit.
New ornamental blueberries from UGA were bred for home landscapes
For years, University of Georgia plant breeder Scott NeSmith has created blueberry varieties for the commercial market. Now, he’s introduced a series of blueberry plants bred for home gardeners.
UGA's Wes Porter is an expert in precision agriculture. He is located on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
UGA's Wes Porter is an expert in precision agriculture. He is located on the UGA Tifton campus.
UGA Extension precision agriculture expert Wes Porter honored
A University of Georgia scientist’s dedication to educating Georgia farmers about the benefits of precision agriculture has garnered him international recognition. Wes Porter, a UGA Cooperative Extension precision agriculture and irrigation specialist, will receive the Educator/Researcher Award from the PrecisionAg Institute at the InfoAg Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday, July 23.
Founded in 1222, UNIPD — now home to UGA's dual master's degree program in sustainable agriculture — is considered the fifth-oldest university in the world. Located about 25 miles from Venice in northern Italy's Veneto region, the city of Padova is much older. Padova traces its roots to 1183 B.C. In addition to scores of notable faculty and alumni – Galileo Galilei taught mathematics at UNIPD for 17 years, and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and Andrea Vesalio, the founder of modern anatomy, both studied there – the world's oldest botanical garden, established in 1545, is also located at the university. CAES News
Founded in 1222, UNIPD — now home to UGA's dual master's degree program in sustainable agriculture — is considered the fifth-oldest university in the world. Located about 25 miles from Venice in northern Italy's Veneto region, the city of Padova is much older. Padova traces its roots to 1183 B.C. In addition to scores of notable faculty and alumni – Galileo Galilei taught mathematics at UNIPD for 17 years, and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and Andrea Vesalio, the founder of modern anatomy, both studied there – the world's oldest botanical garden, established in 1545, is also located at the university.
UGA, Padova partnership leads to joint research
A dual degree master’s program that evolved from a partnership between the University of Georgia and the University of Padova in Padua, Italy, has also led to collaborative research between the two institutions.
Katrien M. Devos, a professor of crop and soil sciences and plant biology at the University of Georgia, has been named a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) in honor of her career studying evolutionary biology and working to breed more resilient crop varieties. CAES News
Katrien M. Devos, a professor of crop and soil sciences and plant biology at the University of Georgia, has been named a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) in honor of her career studying evolutionary biology and working to breed more resilient crop varieties.
University of Georgia’s Katrien Devos recognized as Fellow of Crop Science Society of America
Katrien M. Devos, a professor of crop and soil sciences and plant biology at the University of Georgia, has been named a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA).
The 'Paulk' variety is UGA's newest muscadine release. CAES News
The 'Paulk' variety is UGA's newest muscadine release.
Muscadine conference set for July 9 at UGA
Producers and those interested in muscadine grape production are invited to the University of Georgia Summer Muscadine Conference on Tuesday, July 9, at the university’s South Milledge Greenhouse Complex on Milledge Avenue in Athens.
UGA scientists Franklin West and Qun Zhao have draw comparisons between sensory and cognitive relevance found in swine and those previously established in humans. Collaborators in the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, West and Zhao have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. CAES News
UGA scientists Franklin West and Qun Zhao have draw comparisons between sensory and cognitive relevance found in swine and those previously established in humans. Collaborators in the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, West and Zhao have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Pigs help UGA scientists understand human brain
For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, and they have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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