When Pigs Fly: UWG Celebrates 50 Years of Geosciences with Pig Roast
How often do you chow down on pork burgers one moment, marvel at ancient fossils the next and maybe bid on a silent auction or attend a drone flight workshop while you're there? This year's annual geosciences pig roast at the University of West Georgia tied all these things together and more.
Returning West: UWG Chemistry Alum Researches Learning
A distinct pride resonates though campus when an alum "Returns West" to pursue his or her career. In the case of UWG alum Dr. Logan Leslie--assistant professor in chemistry since fall of 2017, following two years as limited term instructor--this sense of homecoming is not limited to his decision to instruct here. His voyage full circle has an even deeper meaning once you know his history.
The Right Combination: Faculty Expertise Attracts International Math Conference
If you draw a map of the world on a flat surface or plane, painting in countries as you go, what is the least number of colors needed so that no two nations of the same color share a border? The puzzle is deceptively simple. "Four color theorem" - the riddle's answer lies in the name - was not proven until the 1970s and, then, with the assistance of a computer. Welcome to combinatorics as introduced by Dr. Abdollah Khodkar, professor and assistant chair of mathematics at UWG.
Success is in His Genes: The true story of a first-year biology student awarded funding for genetic research
The title "Molecular characterization of two high light sensitive Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutants..." might not mean much to non-biologists. But, what if the groundbreaking research behind this paper could lead to better vitamins or more cost-effective, green energy biofuels?
From the Ashes of Stars: Professor to Speak on the Universe's Transformation
University of West Georgia will host a public astronomy talk entitled From the Ashes of Stars by Dr. Nick Sterling, assistant professor of physics and astronomy.