Social Issues / Policy
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.
December 12, 2014 | Research News
UGA receives $1.3 million to improve behavioral health care for at-risk youth, their families
Behavioral health needs are a growing issue in Georgia, particularly among transitional youth ages of 18 to 25. A new three-year, $1.3 million grant is helping the University of Georgia School of Social Work address these needs.
December 8, 2014 | Research News
UGA research reveals public servants individually motivated to help environment
New University of Georgia research shows that while on the job, public servants contribute not just to mandated sustainability but also to discretionary eco-friendly initiatives of their own.
November 11, 2014 | Events on Campus
Parham Policy Day at UGA to feature award-winning documentary, discussion with filmmakers
Students from the University of Georgia School of Social Work will host a screening of "The Throwaways," an award-winning documentary about the challenges faced by impoverished people of color living on the fringes of society. The film will be shown Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art.
November 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to host African Studies Association Presidential Fellow
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences African Studies Institute will host American Council of Learned Societies and African Studies Association Presidential Fellow Grace Musila on campus Nov. 11-18. Musila's visit to UGA includes a public lecture Nov. 12 at noon in Room 142 of the Tate Center.
November 5, 2014 | Expert Voice
Holocaust Art Restitution Project’s Marc Masurovsky to speak at UGA
Art historian Marc Masurovsky will give a talk Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 250 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center on stolen cultural assets related to the Holocaust, the legal challenges of claimants and the ERR Project, which has produced a searchable illustrated database of more than 20,000 art objects taken from Jews in German-occupied France and Belgium.
October 1, 2014 | Events on Campus
Conference to focus on legal and political issues facing Georgia
The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Fourth Annual Georgia Association of Law and Politics Symposium Oct. 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Seating is limited. Preregistration is encouraged before Oct. 14.
September 17, 2014 | Research News
ARMC, UGA College of Public Health to host ‘A Conversation about Ebola’ Sept. 25
As awareness spreads and questions continue about recent Ebola outbreaks in Africa, as well as increased focus on the treatment of some patients with the virus in Atlanta, the University of Georgia College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center are partnering to hold a community forum to discuss the infectious disease and any potential local impacts.