State and Local Politics
April 9, 2013 | Events on Campus
Economic development commissioner to deliver keynote address at Public Service and Outreach Meeting
Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will deliver the keynote address at the 22nd Public Service and Outreach Annual Meeting on April 15 at 10:30 a.m. in Mahler Hall at the University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center. His presentation will focus on higher education's role in economic development.
March 27, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Getzen Lecture to focus on health care reform
Henry J. Aaron, noted health care expert and economist at The Brookings Institution, will give the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs' annual Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability April 3 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. His lecture, titled "Health Reform: The Calm Between the Storms," is free and open to the public.
March 4, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers discover a new way the housing market affects the economy
February 18, 2013 | General News
Media Advisory: Ralston and Shafer to discuss current legislative session
The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs will host 2013 Georgia Legislative Outlook, a discussion with Speaker of the House David Ralston (R, Blue Ridge) and Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R, Duluth). The event will be held on Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Commerce Club, 191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta.
January 17, 2013 | General News
First lady Sandra Deal visits Athens Peer Court
Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, observed hearings at the Athens Peer Court recently at the Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court.
December 13, 2012 | General News
State lawmakers explore 2013 legislative agenda during 28th Biennial Institute
Members of Georgia's General Assembly convened Dec. 9-11 in Athens for the Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, marking the 28th such gathering of lawmakers at the University of Georgia. The Biennial Institute, coordinated by UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government since its inception in 1958, continues to be an anticipated event on the Georgia political calendar.
November 26, 2012 | General News
UGA offers new purchasing course for local governments
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, in cooperation with the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, has expanded its portfolio of governmental finance courses. Purchasing, a self-paced online course, is the latest addition to the course portfolio following the July launch of introductory budget and revenue administration courses.
October 8, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law to host conference on political and legal issues in Georgia
The University of Georgia School of Law's Georgia Association of Law and Politics will host its second annual symposium on political and legal issues in Georgia Oct. 19 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on the UGA campus. Open to the public, the event will begin with lunch and opening remarks at 11:30 a.m., followed by the first panel session at 12:30 p.m.
August 29, 2012 | Events on Campus
‘Ready, Steady, Vote!’ to educate and entertain citizenry during election season
This election season, the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a series of non-partisan film screenings, community forums, debate viewings, stump speeches and even a few entertainment features in a series of programs titled "Ready, Steady, Vote!"
April 5, 2012 | General News
UGA’s Vinson Institute releases unique assessment tool for government managers
The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government launched a new tool in March to help government leaders identify their professional strengths and areas for growth, while setting professional development goals. GOV360TM is a 360-degree assessment tool developed by the Vinson Institute in collaboration with faculty from the UGA department of psychology that specifically addresses the needs and demands of public sector leadership.
March 2, 2012 | Research News
GIS siting of emergency vehicles improves response time
In an emergency, minutes matter. With this knowledge, University of Georgia researchers developed a new method for determining where emergency vehicle stations should be located. The results of their work could improve ambulance response time for the 200 million Americans who dial 911 each year, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
October 13, 2011 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Education to host immigration forum Oct. 26
Six undocumented immigrant students from Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central high schools will discuss how recent Georgia immigration laws and policies are affecting them. The forum, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education, will be held Oct. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. in room 481 of the Tate Student Center.
September 12, 2011 | General News
Huckaby, Levine to speak at UGA’s State of Education Conference Sept. 15-16
Hank Huckaby, the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia, and Arthur Levine, former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, are among the speakers at the University of Georgia College of Education’s fourth annual State of Education Conference, Sept. 15-16.
August 31, 2011 | General News
UGA to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the University of Georgia will host and participate in events across campus and the community, including a lecture from an FBI agent who responded to the attacks a decade ago and a community-wide musical celebration conducted by a UGA choral director.
August 31, 2011 | General News
Huckaby, Levine to speak at UGA conference
Hank Huckaby, the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia, and Arthur Levine, former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, are among the speakers at the University of Georgia College of Education's fourth annual State of Education Conference, to be held Sept. 15-16 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Hotel and Conference Center.