Kyle Benowitz

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Awards 2018 Kyle Benowitz, a doctoral graduate in genetics, has distinguished himself as one of the top researchers applying molecular studies to evolutionary aspects of animal behavior. He has published several papers in top journals examining species-specific aspects of behavior in two species...

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Yajun Yan

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018 Yajun Yan, associate professor in the College of Engineering, leads UGA’s research in microbial production of biofuels and high-value chemicals. His work has led to six issued U.S. patents and several pending patent applications. In 2014, he and his colleague,...

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Darrell Sparks

Inventor of the Year Award 2018 Darrell Sparks, professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is widely known as “Mr. Pecan” for his research in the physiology, management and development of new cultivars that contributed in large part to making Georgia No. 1 in...

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Laurie Reitsema

Charles B. Knapp Early Career Scholar Award 2018 Laurie Reitsema, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and a leading scholar in the field of bioarchaeology, studies how ecological and cultural processes affect human health and lifestyle. She explores human diet and disease in regions that...

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Emily Sahakian

Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award 2018 Emily Sahakian, assistant professor in the Departments of Romance Languages and Theatre and Film Studies, has developed a reputation as one of the foremost experts of French Caribbean theater and is a leading specialist of Francophone theatre. Her...

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Amy Rosemond

Creative Research Medal in Natural Sciences and Engineering 2018 Amy Rosemond, professor of ecology, is known for her groundbreaking studies of the effects of excess nutrients on freshwater ecosystem processes, including those across land-water boundaries. She was one of the first ecologists to predict that increased...

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Maggie Snyder

Creative Research Medal in the Humanities and Arts 2018 Maggie Snyder, associate professor of viola in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, is an influential champion of contemporary artistic opportunities for her instrument. She has commissioned five original works for viola from four outstanding composers over...

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Sonia Altizer

Lamar Dodd Creative Research Award 2018 Sonia Altizer, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Ecology, studies the interactions between animal behavior and the spread and evolution of infectious diseases in wildlife populations. She has challenged longstanding assumptions that migrating animals suffer from greater parasitism and are sources...

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Andrew Zawacki

Albert Christ-Janer Creative Research Award 2018 Andrew Zawacki, professor in the Department of English, has gained distinction as a poet, translator, editor and critic. Since joining the UGA faculty in 2005, he has produced four celebrated books of poetry, numerous chapbooks and limited-edition books, and critical...

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Michael Tiemeyer

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