Social Issues / Policy
October 5, 2016 | General News
UGA School of Social Work receives $2.6 million to support graduate students in need
Graduate students in the University of Georgia School of Social Work who face financial challenges while earning a degree are receiving help, thanks to the re-establishment of a federally funded scholarship program.
August 18, 2016 | General News
UGA launches “Blue and You” program to bring police and youth together to address issues
In a time of heightened sensitivity between police and the public, the University of Georgia has launched a program to facilitate conversations between youth and law enforcement officers to address conflicts before they escalate into violence.
February 15, 2016 | General News
Experts available to discuss elections and Supreme Court vacancy
Need an expert for that elections or Supreme Court story you're working on? Here's a list of University of Georgia professors and their expertise.
December 23, 2015 | Research News
Study looks at reasons for delayed tuberculosis diagnosis in Uganda
Most studies of delayed tuberculosis diagnosis focus on the adverse effect of time elapsed between the onset of symptoms to reaching diagnosis and subsequent patient outcomes and control of community transmission.
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.