The University of Georgia Griffin Campus currently has an opening for an Assistant Director (Administrative). This position will serve as the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and oversee all aspects related to academic affairs. Master’s Degree and 5 years of applicable experience (preferably in a university setting) required. Supervisory experience also required. Salary is commensurate with experience. For additional information and a complete job posting please visit our website at www.ugajobsearch.com (position number 20172130).
$1 Million gift enables UGA to transform historic barn on Griffin campus into Dundee Cafe
Friday, November 3, 2017
The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business will host the Business Day Conference on Friday, November 3, 2017 with registration beginning at 8:30am in the Stuckey Auditorium on the UGA Griffin Campus. The conference will focus on several areas of small business, such as marketing, investing, financial planning, creative problem solving, and much more. The conference is free and seating is limited.
The University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Sociology, in partnership with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Griffin Police Department, will host the 4th Annual CJDay@UGA conference on Friday, November 10, 2017, from 8:30am until 1:00 pm in the Stuckey Auditorium on the UGA Griffin Campus. The conference, whose theme is “Crossing the Lines and Bridging Communication between Community and Law Enforcement,” is free and open to the public. However, because seating is limited, registration is required.
The keynote speaker, Brian N. Williams, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy in the University of Georgia’s School of Public & International Affairs. His research centers on issues related to demographic diversity, local law enforcement, and public governance, with special attention devoted to the co-production of public safety and public order. Dr. Williams has served as a trainer, consultant, or subject matter expert with numerous police departments, public safety related agencies, and other governmental and non-governmental entities and has published in leading journals in public administration, community psychology, education, and police studies. His current research explores how law enforcement professionals experience and manage work-related trauma.
Food safety research usually involves analyzing live populations of foodborne pathogens like Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli, but University of Georgia food scientist Henk den Bakker fights pathogens by developing computer software.
The 2017 Spring Graduation Celebration & Brick Ceremony were held at the UGA Griffin Campus on Thursday, May 4 at 10 a.m. A total of twenty-five graduates from the five colleges on campus did not allow the rain to dampen their celebration of their accomplishments. More...
Thirty-two UGA employees retired April 1. Retirees, their job classification, department and years of service are:
Daniel Mwalwayo has spent most of his professional career working to ensure a safe food supply in his home country of Malawi.
This spring, he’s spending three months focused on that goal while training at the University of Georgia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program, which is administered at UGA by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs, promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to researchers and policymakers from developing or middle-income countries.
After nearly a decade working for the national food inspection program in Malawi, Mwalwayo wanted to study how to minimize aflatoxin in processed peanuts, a problem he sees firsthand at home. The Borlaug program matched him with Koushik Adhikari, a UGA food science professor who is an expert in sensory analysis and is working with Mwalwayo on how to survey consumers on peanut consumption and aflatoxin-related issues. Mwalwayo also spent time in the lab of Jia-Sheng Wang, the head of the Environmental Health Science Department at UGA, to learn more about aflatoxin testing techniques.
University of Georgia food microbiologist Xiangyu Deng’s work in the emerging field of bioinformatics led to his selection as a Creative Research Medal winner for 2017.
The medal is one of the prestigious honors bestowed annually by the UGA Research Foundation. Awards are given to outstanding faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in recognition of excellence in research, scholarly creativity and technology commercialization at UGA.
Deng, an assistant professor of food microbiology with the Center for Food Safety (CFS) on the UGA Griffin campus, was recognized for creating a cloud-based software tool that quickly classifies strains of salmonella, one of the most prevalent foodborne pathogens in the United States and worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 million foodborne illnesses and 380 deaths in the U.S. each year can be linked to nontyphoidal salmonella.
The SeqSero system identifies serotypes, or distinct strains of salmonella, from infected humans, animals, foods and the environment using whole genome sequencing. This system allows for accurate, fast “fingerprinting” of any salmonella strain and replaces a complicated, time-consuming laboratory protocol. Analysis time using SeqSero takes just minutes — analysis using the old system took days — while adding no extra cost.