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Annual Sustainable UGA Awards given to outstanding students, faculty, staff

Four members of the University of Georgia community received high marks from the UGA Office of Sustainability in the annual round of Sustainable UGA Awards for outstanding faculty, staff and undergraduate and graduate students. Warnell doctoral student Jane Diener won the 2015 Sustainable UGA Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Full story

Every dogwood has its day: Dogwood Genome Project calls on citizen scientists for help

The flowering dogwood tree is associated with the beginning of spring throughout much of the U.S. Now, thanks in part to a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of researchers from universities across the Southeast have joined forces to understand the genetics of this iconic tree. Full story

UGA research finds geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners

Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Tokay geckos, a type of gecko known for the “to-kay” sound it makes, are caught in the wild and often imported into the pet trade in the U.S. Full story

Dr. Dale Greene named new dean of the Warnell School

Dr. W. Dale Greene, a long-serving faculty member and administrator in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been named its dean, effective June 1. Full story

UGA research links prescribed burning to reduced tick populations

In the spring, summer and early fall months, lone star ticks, the most common type of tick in Georgia, spike in activity and may transmit pathogens that could cause disease in humans. According to newly published University of Georgia research, tick populations can be managed through a technique called prescribed burning. Full story

Sarah Covert named associate vice president for faculty affairs at UGA

Sarah Covert, a veteran University of Georgia faculty member and administrator, has been named the institution’s first associate vice president for faculty affairs. Full story

Four finalists for dean of Warnell School to visit campus

Four finalists for the position of dean of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources will visit campus in the coming weeks to meet with members of the university community. Full story