Social Issues / Policy
March 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
Emory law professor to speak at UGA about child welfare in Georgia
Melissa Carter, a member of Emory University's law faculty and executive director of the Barton Child Law and Policy Center, will present a lecture March 26 at 11 a.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.
February 13, 2014 | Events on Campus
Symposium brings art, community together to contemplate contemporary aging
The University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology and the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art bring together art and community for a symposium focused on "Contemplating Aging." The event will be held on Feb. 23 from 2:30-5 p.m. at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art Inc., 160 Tracy St., Unit 4.
February 11, 2014 | Events on Campus
‘An Encounter with Lillian Smith’ to be presented at UGA Libraries Feb. 22
Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum will present a "Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith," a solo performance drawn largely from unpublished autobiographical writings by the author. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow.
February 10, 2014 | Expert Voice
UGA law prof available for comment on USPS financial services proposal
A new proposal by the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General suggests the agency could offer financial services, and a University of Georgia faculty member and expert on the subject, Mehrsa Baradaran, says this could be beneficial to underbanked consumers and those on the lower end of the socioeconomic scale.
February 3, 2014 | General News
UGA study finds volunteering increases workers’ job performance
Volunteerism is on the rise in the U.S., with more than a quarter of Americans engaging in charitable work. But how do all the hours spent working for free affect workers' on-the-job performance?
January 31, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA assistant professor wins national social work research award
Tiffany Washington, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia School of Social Work, received the 2014 Student Award for Social Work Research by the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work.
January 13, 2014 | Events on Campus
U.S. Rep. David Scott to speak on international finance
The University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center will host U.S. Rep. David Scott for a presentation on international finance, particularly as it relates to the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, on Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
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.