March 19, 2013 | Events on Campus
‘Crisis Communications Week’ puts spotlight on managing, responding to crisis scenarios
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will be hosting its first "Crisis Communications Week" beginning March 26, spotlighting how communications professionals respond to crisis scenarios and how students can prepare themselves for such events in future career roles. The week will feature Peter Macias, the director of communications for the Service to the Armed Forces division of the American Red Cross, and Jonathan Aiken, the organization's senior officer for video services.
March 13, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA to host national student landscape architecture conference
The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will host LABash, a national student landscape architecture conference March 21-23 at the Jackson Street Building.
March 7, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Al Jazeera reporter imprisoned during Syrian revolt to receive McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage
Dorothy Parvaz, a U.S. journalist who was captured, jailed and interrogated for 19 days while covering the civil war in Syria--then returned to reporting there upon her release—has been named the 2013 recipient of the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage. A reporter for Al Jazeera's English-language channel in Doha, Qatar, Parvaz will receive the medal from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and its McGill Program in Journalistic Courage during a ceremony in the fall.
February 4, 2013 | Events on Campus
Open house set for UGA Records Center
"For the Love of Records," an open house at the University of Georgia Records Center, will be held Feb. 13 from 3-6 p.m.
January 23, 2013 | General News
Art project shows ‘Geolocation’ of Twitter users
Geolocation, an art project by University of Georgia photography lecturer Marni Shindelman and Nate Larson of the Maryland Institute College of Art, has gained attention around the world by introducing a new visual art element to social media. The duo uses commercial applications for the iPhone to pinpoint locations of messages sent on Twitter, then they photograph the location.
January 10, 2013 | General News
Tax season is prime time for potential identity theft
Like many other phishing scams, identity thieves may try to take advantage of Americans filing their taxes by sending fake emails, texts or social media postings supposedly from the IRS. But one data security proponent at the University of Georgia is warning taxpayers to be suspicious if they receive any electronic communications from the IRS seeking personal information.
December 5, 2012 | General News
Georgia parent-teen driver education program receives national recognition
PRIDE, Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error, is one of five programs selected for inclusion in a new national publication highlighting innovative programs effective in reducing teen driver crashes. The program was developed by the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, a grant-funded program in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
November 27, 2012 | General News
Georgia collections sought for nationwide digital library
The Digital Library of Georgia is accepting applications for original, unpublished historic materials significant to Georgia to be digitized and included in a nationwide digital library.
November 26, 2012 | Research News
Study links improved consumer welfare to increased prescription drug advertising efforts
More people are better off thanks to the impact of an influx of direct-to-consumer advertising spending than they would be without those marketing efforts, according to a study recently published by Jayani Jayawardhana, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Public Health.
November 6, 2012 | General News
UGA to host peace studies expert Galtung Nov. 15
The University of Georgia will host Johan Galtung, world-renowned professor of sociology and mathematics and a veteran of over 50 mediation efforts in international and civil war conflicts, for a lecture-"A formula for peace and U.S. foreign policy: Equity X Harmony / Trauma X Conflict"-on Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel.
November 2, 2012 | Events on Campus
University of Georgia Press celebrates University Press Week Nov. 11-17
The Association of American University Presses, of which the University of Georgia Press is a member, will celebrate University Press Week Nov. 11-17. The week originated in the summer of 1978 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week "in recognition of the impact, both in the U.S. and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship."
October 31, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA Grady College alumni to explore the art of storytelling during symposium
Four prominent writers, all alumni of the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, will share the stage as well as their thoughts and perspectives on the craft of storytelling as part of All Fellows Day Nov. 15 at noon in the UGA Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries Building. The event is free and open to the public.
October 23, 2012 | Events on Campus
Willson Center to host diverse slate of Spotlight on the Arts events
The University of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will sponsor a series of events starting Nov. 6 in association with UGA's Spotlight on the Arts festival.
October 22, 2012 | General News
‘Unscripted’ with Franklin College’s Alan Flurry debuts on WUGA-TV
WUGA-TV, the public television station for the University of Georgia, has launched a new local 30-minute interview show, which features unscripted and unrehearsed conversations with distinguished guests visiting the UGA campus.
October 17, 2012 | Events on Campus
Award-winning art critic Paddy Johnson to speak at UGA
Paddy Johnson, the founding editor of the blog Art Fag City, will speak Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in room S151 of the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art. The talk is supported by a grant from the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.