Social Issues / Policy
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."
March 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
Pulitzer-winning journalist, author of ‘Slavery by Another Name’ to speak at UGA
Douglas A. Blackmon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II," will visit the University of Georgia for a talk on April 2 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
March 24, 2015 | General News
Media advisory: Habitat for Humanity to frame home at UGA
Habitat for Humanity International will frame a house, to be used as affordable housing in Athens, on the lawn of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries April 1.
March 24, 2015 | Research News
UGA awarded USDA grant to study Georgia’s community revitalization needs
An increased understanding of the housing and neighborhood revitalization issues facing Georgia's rural and small-town communities will help researchers at the University of Georgia address needs in these communities.
March 19, 2015 | Events on Campus
Award-winning civil rights historian to speak at Morton Theatre
The civil rights historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin will deliver the University of Georgia's fourth annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture on April 2 at 7 p.m. at the historic Morton Theatre in Athens.
February 27, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $1.7 million USDA grant to improve nutrition in Georgia
A team of University of Georgia researchers, led by a faculty member in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the nutritional habits of low-income Georgians.
February 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA’s 2015 Darl Snyder Lecture to feature African novelist Amadou Kone
The University of Georgia African Studies Institute will present the 2015 Darl Snyder Lecture March 3 at 10 a.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Amadou Koné, a renowned African novelist and professor, will talk on "Questioning the African quest for identity." The event is free and open to the public.
February 16, 2015 | Events on Campus
Amazon conservationist Randy Borman to visit UGA for Global Georgia series
Randy Borman, the son of Anglo-American missionaries who was born and raised among the Cofán people and who is now their Chief of Territories, will speak Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel as part of the 2015 Global Georgia Initiative, an annual speaker series sponsored by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
February 10, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA conference on Holocaust theatre to feature work of George Tabori
The University of Georgia departments of Germanic and Slavic studies and theatre and film studies will host an international conference on "George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust" Feb. 26-28. The conference, which will include speakers from Germany, Austria, England, Italy, Israel, Canada and the U.S., will examine political and aesthetic issues related to theatrical representations of the Holocaust.
January 23, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA presents 2015 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award
The University of Georgia presented four awards to Athens and university community members for exemplary community service Jan. 23 as part of the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District.
January 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
Cambodian author, human rights activist to give UGA’s first Betty Jean Craige Lecture
Loung Ung, an author and human rights activist who as a child in the 1970s survived the genocide by the Khmer Rouge in her native Cambodia, will give the inaugural Betty Jean Craige Lecture at the University of Georgia on Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.
January 2, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers awarded grant to study impact of painkiller abuse policies
State policies that curb the abuse of opioid prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin may be having some unintended side effects-and hurting those who need the medications the most.