Social Issues / Policy
December 13, 2013 | General News
UGA to award first dual master’s degrees in social work, public health
The University of Georgia will award its first dual master's degrees in social work and public health at commencement ceremonies Dec. 13 in Stegeman Coliseum.
November 13, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA among the top producers of Fulbright scholars in 2013
The University of Georgia is listed among the top producers of Fulbright scholars under the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013, according to the latest ranking from the government's flagship international exchange program.
November 6, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA’s African Studies Institute to present annual conference on Africa, its diaspora
The African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia will present the Second Annual International Conference on Africa and its Diaspora, or AICAID 2013, Nov. 13-15 in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
November 6, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor receives national social work honor
The National Association of Social Workers has named June Gary Hopps, University of Georgia Thomas M. "Jim" Parham Professor of Family and Children's Studies, a NASW Social Work Pioneer®.
November 5, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Parham Policy Day to focus on civil rights history and minority health issues
Noted civil rights activists Lonnie C. King Jr. and Roslyn Pope, and minority health policy expert Travis Patton will speak at the University of Georgia School of Social Work's Parham Policy Day, which will be held Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Tate Student Center on the UGA campus.
November 5, 2013 | Research News
Minority teachers reduce African-American teen pregnancy rates
Nationwide, 34 percent of girls get pregnant at least once before age 20, according to a study for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In Georgia, 86 out of every 1,000 African-American girls age 15-19 and 58 of 1,000 white teens become pregnant. According to new research from the University of Georgia, increasing minority teachers can improve these health outcomes.
November 1, 2013 | Events on Campus
Georgia Virtual History Project art exhibit draws from Athens’ hidden past
The Georgia Virtual History Project and ATHICA—the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art—will present "Seen/Unseen," an exhibition dedicated to public history and the local past of Athens, on Nov. 7-10 at ATHICA, 160 Tracy St., Unit 4. An opening reception Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. will be co-hosted by the University of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of this year's Spotlight on the Arts festival at UGA.
October 31, 2013 | Events on Campus
International human rights expert to speak on Muslim fundamentalism
Karima Bennoune, international human rights expert and University of California, Davis, School of Law professor, will discuss Muslim fundamentalism at the University of Georgia Chapel on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. The event is part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts Festival and is free and open to the public.
October 29, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA Griffin campus to hold criminal justice day
With nationwide and statewide data projecting an increase in job opportunities for individuals with a background in criminal justice, the University of Georgia Griffin campus will present an information day on careers and emerging issues in the field on Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Griffin Campus Student Learning Center.
October 18, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA social work dean honored by Indiana University with distinguished alumni award
Maurice C. Daniels, dean of the University of Georgia School of Social Work, was honored by Indiana University with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
October 16, 2013 | Events on Campus
Russell Library to host program focused on anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision
Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ongoing debate surrounding it will be subject of a discussion hosted by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. in Room 285 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
October 7, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law Sibley Lecture to address civil rights
Robin L. West, Frederick Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown University, will present "Toward a Jurisprudence of the Civil Rights Acts" as the University of Georgia School of Law's 110th Sibley Lecturer Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
October 1, 2013 | Events on Campus
Political theorist Quentin Skinner to deliver lecture on freedom
Quentin Skinner, one of the world's preeminent political theorists and intellectual historians, will address a timely question, "How Should We Think about Freedom?", when he delivers the annual George S. Parthemos Lecture on Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in Dean Rusk Hall's Larry Walker Room on the University of Georgia campus.
September 30, 2013 | Events on Campus
Media advisory: UGA announces ticket availability for lecture by Director of National Intelligence
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper will deliver the fall 2013 University of Georgia Charter Lecture on Oct. 16 at 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel.
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.