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Understanding the Napa earthquake

Andrew Newman

Andrew Newman

Associate Professor
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences

California continues to shake following yesterday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Napa. Associate Professor Andrew Newman travels around the world, trying to better understand earthquakes and volcanoes.Despite being the largest earthquake in the region in the past 25 years...

Another volcano in Iceland reawakens

Josef Dufek

Josef Dufek

Assistant Professor
School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, College of Sciences

After the economic and airline disruption caused by the now infamous Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010, it's not surprising that the stirring of another Iceland volcano has gained great attention. This time it’s Bardarbunga, a volcano in central Iceland. Numerous earthquakes at 5 to 10...

Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover

Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.

Annoying Internet users in the name of science

Amy Bruckman

Amy Bruckman

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing
Founder, Electronic Learning Communities Research Group Member, GVU Center  

Facebook researchers recently apologized for intentionally manipulating what people saw in their newsfeeds as they conducted a study on user interaction. The researchers filtered the feeds to contain fewer positive emotional words. They...

How to help humanitarian aid

Julie Swann

Julie Swann

Professor
School of Industrial abd Systems Engineering, College of Engineering
Co-Director, The center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics

The humanitarian tragedies unfolding around the world have left many wondering what they can do to help. The Georgia Tech Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center uses science to improve areas of humanitarian need. Julie Swann...
Wednesday
Sep
3

Concussion Crisis: Would You Let Your Child Play Football?

4:00pm to 5:30pm
Student Success Center, President’s Suites C and D
Dr. Julianne Schmidt from the University of Georgia will discuss current research on views on concussions in youth sport.

2010 Chilean earthquake causes icequakes in Antarctica

Study is the first to indicate that Antarctica is sensitive to seismic waves from distant earthquakes
Wednesday
Sep
3

Oxford Study Abroad Program Information Session

1:00pm
Howey, Room S107
Come to an Oxford Info Session to learn how you can be one of the 165 students studying abroad on the Oxford Program this summer!

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