Social Issues / Policy
November 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host fourth annual conference on Africa, its diaspora
The African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia presents the Fourth Annual International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora—AICAID 2015—from Wednesday, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 13, at the UGA Center for Continuing Education. The theme for the conference is "Youth, Technology and Knowledge Expansion in Africa and Its Diaspora."
September 24, 2015 | Research News
UGA professor publishes recommendations for state Alzheimer’s registry
University of Georgia faculty recently published recommendations on the ethical and legal application of a population-based, statewide Alzheimer's registry. They argue that with a more developed data-collection tool, Georgia's public policy creators will be better informed to serve the impacted population and battle the disease.
August 28, 2015 | Research News
New study outlines why Southern African-American forest owners less likely to use federal assistance
Many Southern African-American forest landowners are not participating in federal assistance programs because of a mistrust of the government, unclear property titles and inability to pay required upfront costs, a new study from the University of Georgia finds.
June 29, 2015 | Research News
Developing disease-resistant poultry may be solution for multiple virus issues
Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly costly problem in developing countries.
May 20, 2015 | Research News
Researchers identify mechanisms linking early adversity, disease later in life
Early socioeconomic adversity, such as poverty, low education and disadvantaged community, has both direct and indirect long-term effects on young adults' cardio-metabolic disease risk, according to researchers within the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
May 20, 2015 | Research News
UGA study assesses climate change vulnerability in Georgia
New research from the University of Georgia assesses the communities in the state most vulnerable to changes in temperature and precipitation.
May 18, 2015 | General News
UGA and Emory University offer new dual master’s degree in social work and divinity
The University of Georgia School of Social Work and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University have partnered to offer a dual master's degree in social work and divinity. It is the first dual degree to be offered between the two universities.
April 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
Holocaust survivor and Athens resident to speak at UGA
Holocaust survivor George Dynin will give a talk at the University of Georgia about his recently published memoir, "Aryan Papers," on April 14 at 5 p.m. in Room 214 of the Miller Learning Center.
April 6, 2015 | Events on Campus
Georgia Lt. Gov. Cagle to present UGA Public Service and Outreach 2015 keynote address
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will present the 2015 keynote address following the 24th annual University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach Awards presentations on April 13.
April 2, 2015 | Events on Campus
Media Advisory: Tonight’s Hollowell Lecture canceled
The fourth annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture, scheduled for April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Morton Theatre in Athens, has been canceled.
March 31, 2015 | Research News
Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, UGA study finds
Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health.
March 31, 2015 | Events on Campus
Harvard’s Werner Sollors to speak at UGA on German life after WWII
Werner Sollors, a cultural historian, author and Harvard University professor, will discuss life in Germany in the aftermath of World War II on April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 350 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center. A reception will follow.
March 30, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA students’ winning national public policy entry addresses homeless women’s hygiene
With an innovative proposal addressing a silent public health problem for homeless women, four students from the University of Georgia won the top prize in the fourth annual Public Policy Challenge National Invitational in Philadelphia earlier this month.
March 27, 2015 | Events on Campus
President’s Malaria Initiative coordinator to speak April 14 at UGA
Rear Adm. R. Timothy Ziemer oversaw the reduction of worldwide malaria deaths by 40 percent over the last decade as the U.S. global malaria coordinator. He will speak on the malaria fight April 14 at 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
March 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA’s International Agriculture Day speaker to discuss solutions to persistent malnutrition
Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell University Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition, will speak April 7 at 4 p.m. in the Georgia Museum of Art as part of this year's International Agriculture Day sponsored by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. His talk is on "Addressing Persistent Malnutrition in the Developing World—Getting Beyond the Focus on Increasing the Pile of Food Grains."