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News - December 2021

Wed, 12/08/2021 - 1:19pm
New UGA research could help limit damage the pigs cause Managing the United States’ growing wild pig population has become a significant challenge over the past few decades, but new research from the University of Georgia may help landowners and government agencies fine-tune their strategies for limiting crop and property damage caused by the animals. By tracking wild pig movements in and around the 310-square-mile Savannah River Site near Aiken…
Thu, 12/16/2021 - 4:16pm
‘Teaching with Animals’ class sharpens public speaking skills for students of all majors   Caitlin Winsness reached into her magic bag and gently revealed its contents to the students gathered around her. The room quieted. There were several “Oohs” and “Aahs” amid excited exhales.   “This is our beautiful friend Snowy; she is an albino corn snake,” said Winsness, a second-year University of Georgia student, as she supported the gentle, sinewy…
Mon, 12/20/2021 - 10:59am
Warnell celebrated its first in-person convocation event in two years on Friday, as dozens of students walked across the stage to receive recognition of their degrees. The last time the school hosted an in-person convocation event was in the fall of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic brought campus to a halt the following spring semester. Thirty-six undergraduate students and 25 graduate students were honored as fall graduates. The event also…
Mon, 12/20/2021 - 5:17pm
Mountain spring water is often touted as the cleanest water you can drink. But a new study from the University of Georgia revealed this isn’t the case. Using data collected over 40 years, researchers detailed how water quality in high-elevation streams has been negatively affected by a combination of historical events and modern changes, namely sediment from rural roads and agricultural runoff. Unpaved roads are just one of several factors…

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