Dr. Leah Haught congratulations selfie

Congratulations to Dr. Leah Haught, Associate Professor of English, for receiving a $2,000 grant from Georgia Humanities. Dr. Haught will use the grant to present a multi-institution celebration of undergraduate research. The event is hosted annually to showcase undergraduate research and also doubles as the LURe journal’s release celebration. This celebration enables undergraduates in the English program to present their research to their peers from across campus, their professors, their families, and English graduate students. This exciting project is free and open to the community.

Dr. Andrew Edelman congratulations selfie

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Edelman, Associate Professor of Biology, for his $14,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service! For the past seven years, the Shoal Creek Ranger District-Talladega National Forest in Alabama and the University of West Georgia have worked together on numerous projects. These projects, ranging from mussel predation, small mammals, spotted skunks, and bats help the USFS understand the impact of its management on these various endangered, threatened, and protected species. This collaboration has led to new knowledge of species distributions and habitat use and has helped the USFS on the Talladega Division improve its ongoing management.

Drs. Liz Pope and Phillip Grant congratulations selfie

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Pope, Assistant Professor of Educational Research, on being awarded a grant of $10,000 through the University System of Georgia's Affordable Learning Textbook Transformation program. Dr. Pope and her co-PI, Dr. Phillip Grant, Assistant Professor of Educational Research, will use the grant to decrease student costs through the development and use of open access materials in graduate-level education courses. The estimated post-project savings per student is $73.70, with projected total annual student savings of $24,321 per academic year.