College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
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Published on 02/05/20
UGA launches national search for agriculture dean
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Sam Fahmy is director of public relations for the University of Georgia's Office of the Senior Vice-president for Academic Affairs and Provost.
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Chris Rhodes joins CAES as director of industry partnerships, liaison to UGA Innovation District
Posted on 06/11/20
by Maria M. Lameiras
Chris Rhodes will join the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as director of industry partnerships and project-based learning in July.
UGA releases new muscadine variety, ‘RubyCrisp’
Posted on 05/20/20
by Sadie Lackey
From late summer into fall, Southerners start looking for muscadines — a popular grape native to the Southeastern U.S. Selections run from the dark purple, thick-skinned traditional muscadine to a light golden green variety. Soon, growers and consumers can add a new red variety to the mix.
UGA scientist leads coronavirus research on Griffin campus
Posted on 05/14/20
by Sharon Dowdy
When COVID-19 was identified, Malak Esseili stopped taking her children along on trips to the grocery store and she told her sisters to start wearing scarves as makeshift masks while in public. As an assistant professor of food virology at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Esseili studied the emerging viral pathogen SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).
Joe West named interim dean of UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Posted on 04/16/20
by Sam Fahmy
Joe West, who most recently served as assistant dean of the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, has been named interim dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, effective July 1.
Nick Fuhrman named Meigs Professor, UGA’s highest instructional honor
Posted on 04/15/20
by Carolyn Payton
Nick Fuhrman, professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been named a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the University of Georgia’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction.
UGA Extension helps Georgia improve water usage efficiency
Posted on 03/19/20
by Sharon Dowdy
For the past three decades, Alabama, Florida and Georgia have been battling over control of water resources in what has become known as the “tri-state water wars.” Judge Paul Kelly of New Mexico, a Supreme Court-appointed expert known as a “special master,” recently ruled in favor of Georgia in the ongoing Florida vs. Georgia court case.