Public Policy and Politics
September 19, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Twelve students named 2013-14 PSO Student Scholars
Twelve University of Georgia undergraduate students have been selected as Public Service and Outreach Scholars for 2013-2014.
September 19, 2013 | Research News
Mental illness prescriptions increase during recession, says UGA study
Perhaps surprisingly, public health overall improves during economic recessions. Fewer people die, fewer heart attacks are reported and general morbidity decreases, according to research from the World Health Organization. However, a recent study from the University of Georgia shows mental illness may increase during recessions. Researchers reveal anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drug prescriptions increase during periods of economic recession, predominantly in the Northeast region of the U.S.
September 18, 2013 | General News
UGA education researchers receive $2.65 million to test new science teaching model
A University of Georgia College of Education research team has received a $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation to test a new teaching model that improves science learning for middle schools educating English language learners and perhaps for all students.
September 18, 2013 | Events on Campus
Former U.S. ambassador to speak on humanitarian intervention, Syria and international law
Former U.S. Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein will present a lecture on "Humanitarian Intervention and International Law" at the University of Georgia School of Law on Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
September 13, 2013 | Events on Campus
Athens Volunteer Fair scheduled for Sept. 18
The ninth annual Athens Volunteer Fair will be held Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Tate Student Center's Grand Hall. The event will introduce students to volunteer opportunities with dozens of campus-based service groups as well as Athens-area nonprofit, social service and government agencies.
September 10, 2013 | Events on Campus
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to deliver UGA Charter Lecture Oct. 16
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper will deliver the University of Georgia Charter Lecture on Oct. 16 at 11:15 a.m. in the UGA Chapel.
August 29, 2013 | Events on Campus
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon helps Campus Kitchen at UGA prepare meals
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon came to the University of Georgia today to join the Campus Kitchen at UGA and the Athens Community Council on Aging to help feed Athens grandparents raising grandchildren.
August 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
Event discussing Supreme Court coverage to be held Sept. 9 at UGA
Some of the nation's preeminent Supreme Court journalists and scholars, including the publisher and editor of the only blog to win a Peabody Award, will discuss Supreme Court coverage and cases Sept. 9 at 8:45 a.m. at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
August 20, 2013 | General News
Former ambassador joins law school as Sanders Scholar; Rutledge named associate dean
Lee A. Feinstein has joined the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law as the Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholar for the fall 2013 semester. He will teach the course Intervention and Sovereignty: Contemporary Issues in International and National Security Law.
August 19, 2013 | General News
Media Advisory: Jeff Gordon to visit Campus Kitchen at UGA Aug. 29
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will visit the Athens Community Council on Aging Aug. 29, to work alongside student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia.
June 26, 2013 | Expert Voice
University of Georgia experts available to speak on Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and sent Proposition 8 case back to California for lack of jurisdiction.
June 25, 2013 | General News
UGA experts available to discuss Voting Rights Act decision
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is not constitutional. That section determines which parts of the country must receive a prior clearance before an election law can be altered. UGA has experts available to discuss the decision.
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 5, 2013 | Research News
UGA study shows current laws don’t prevent Sub-Saharan ‘land grabbing’
Sub-Saharan Africa has foreign investors flocking to buy its fertile land. Sometimes referred to as "land grabbing," the large-scale buying or leasing of large tracts of land in developing countries shifts indigenous, or customary, land rights from chiefs and local communities to investors or national governments, often stripping native people of a source of income.
May 28, 2013 | General News
Beth Bailey named interim executive director of legal affairs
Beth Bailey, a veteran legal adviser at the University of Georgia, has been named interim executive director of the university's Office of Legal Affairs.