Parenting / Family
November 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers link youths’ social interactions with grades, self-efficacy
Positive social interactions with friends and family and involvement in youth programs can be protective factors against depression and poor performance in school, according to researchers within the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
November 1, 2013 | General News
UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute awarded grant for statewide education programs
The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded a $640,000 grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety to continue its statewide education programs in the areas of child passenger safety, parent and teen driving safety and senior driver education.
October 10, 2013 | Events on Campus
Performing Arts Center starts Saturday Morning Club
The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center has created a new family concert series called the Saturday Morning Club. Designed for children ages 4-12, the series will feature performers from UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music and will give young audiences an inside look at what it takes to make music.
October 4, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA dance department to hold annual Community Dance Day
The University of Georgia department of dance in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will present its fourth annual Community Dance Day, an afternoon of free events to share the joy of dance with the UGA and Athens communities. This year's event will be held Oct. 13 in the dance building on South Campus.
October 4, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension emphasizes radon, poison awareness during Children’s Health Month
Becoming a parent can mean being hyper aware of the dangers household items—like the stairs, electrical outlets and sharp table corners—can pose to a child. However, some the biggest threats to a child's safety aren't visible to the naked eye.
September 24, 2013 | Honors & Awards
University Health Center’s immunization team wins award
The University of Georgia Health Center's immunization team received the 2013 Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award at the Department of Public Health's 20th annual Immunize Georgia Conference earlier this month.
September 12, 2013 | Events on Campus
State Botanical Garden of Georgia to hold Insect-ival! Family Festival Sept. 21
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will host its annual Insect-ival Family Festival Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center and Conservatory. As part of the event, a butterfly release will take place at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the International Garden.
June 24, 2013 | General News
UGA Foundation funds not to be used to pay for domestic partner benefits
In response to correspondence from both the University of Georgia and the University System of Georgia, the University of Georgia Foundation today announced that its executive committee had met to consider the possibility of foundation funds being used to pay for domestic partner benefits.
June 21, 2013 | General News
UGA study shows civic engagement low in Georgia communities
A new report reveals that Georgia communities exhibit lower levels of civic engagement than the national average.
June 19, 2013 | Research News
Adolescent obesity influenced by both community, genetics
Genetic sensitivity and community adversity combine to increase the risk of obesity among adolescents, according to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health by University of Georgia researchers Kandauda Wickrama and Catherine Walker O'Neal.
May 30, 2013 | Research News
UGA research uncovers cost of resiliency in kids
Children living in poverty who appear to succeed socially may be failing biologically. Students able to overcome the stress of growing up poor are labeled "resilient" because of their ability to overcome adversity, but University of Georgia researchers found this resiliency has health costs that last well into adulthood.
May 13, 2013 | Events on Campus
Autism specialist Dena Gassner to speak at UGA College of Education’s CSSE Summer Institute June 6
Speech language pathologists, audiologists, educators and students from across the state will have the opportunity to hear about the latest research and best practices in their fields at the University of Georgia's fifth annual Communication Sciences and Special Education Summer Institute at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education June 6-7.
May 1, 2013 | General News
Katy Green hired as Whitfield County Archway Education Professional
The University of Georgia announced that Katherine "Katy" Green will be the new Archway Education Professional in Whitfield County, effective June 1.
April 17, 2013 | Expert Voice
UGA social work experts available to speak regarding Boston Marathon bombings
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak on child welfare, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Secondary Traumatic Stress in regards to this week's Boston Marathon bombings.
April 11, 2013 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to host face jug-themed teen studio
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia invites teens to participate in Teen Studio May 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This free event includes a sneak preview of the exhibition "Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina" as well as an art workshop.