Social Issues / Policy
September 18, 2013 | General News
UGA education researchers receive $2.65 million to test new science teaching model
A University of Georgia College of Education research team has received a $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation to test a new teaching model that improves science learning for middle schools educating English language learners and perhaps for all students.
September 18, 2013 | Events on Campus
Former U.S. ambassador to speak on humanitarian intervention, Syria and international law
Former U.S. Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein will present a lecture on "Humanitarian Intervention and International Law" at the University of Georgia School of Law on Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
September 13, 2013 | Events on Campus
Athens Volunteer Fair scheduled for Sept. 18
The ninth annual Athens Volunteer Fair will be held Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Tate Student Center's Grand Hall. The event will introduce students to volunteer opportunities with dozens of campus-based service groups as well as Athens-area nonprofit, social service and government agencies.
August 29, 2013 | Events on Campus
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon helps Campus Kitchen at UGA prepare meals
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon came to the University of Georgia today to join the Campus Kitchen at UGA and the Athens Community Council on Aging to help feed Athens grandparents raising grandchildren.
August 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
Event discussing Supreme Court coverage to be held Sept. 9 at UGA
Some of the nation's preeminent Supreme Court journalists and scholars, including the publisher and editor of the only blog to win a Peabody Award, will discuss Supreme Court coverage and cases Sept. 9 at 8:45 a.m. at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
August 19, 2013 | General News
Media Advisory: Jeff Gordon to visit Campus Kitchen at UGA Aug. 29
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will visit the Athens Community Council on Aging Aug. 29, to work alongside student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia.
June 26, 2013 | Expert Voice
University of Georgia experts available to speak on Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and sent Proposition 8 case back to California for lack of jurisdiction.
June 21, 2013 | General News
UGA study shows civic engagement low in Georgia communities
A new report reveals that Georgia communities exhibit lower levels of civic engagement than the national average.
June 5, 2013 | Research News
UGA study shows current laws don’t prevent Sub-Saharan ‘land grabbing’
Sub-Saharan Africa has foreign investors flocking to buy its fertile land. Sometimes referred to as "land grabbing," the large-scale buying or leasing of large tracts of land in developing countries shifts indigenous, or customary, land rights from chiefs and local communities to investors or national governments, often stripping native people of a source of income.
May 21, 2013 | Events on Campus
Russell Library opens new exhibit, ‘Now and Then: 1973’
The Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia will look back at 1973, a pivotal year in modern American history with the new exhibition, "Now and Then: 1973," on display in the Harrison Feature Gallery of the Russell Library gallery through Dec. 15.
May 9, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA service-learning class helps bring documentary on hunger in America to Ciné May 11
A group of University of Georgia students taking a service-learning course worked collaboratively with community members to bring a panel discussion and documentary film focusing on hunger in America to Ciné on May 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
May 8, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Athens Peer Court receives 2013 Liberty Bell Award
On May 7, the Western Circuit Bar Association presented the 2013 Liberty Bell Award to the Athens Peer Court-an innovation in juvenile justice developed by University of Georgia outreach and local juvenile justice units.
May 2, 2013 | General News
Archway Partnership announces Candler County as newest location
The University of Georgia Archway Partnership has announced Candler County as the newest community to partner with UGA and the University System of Georgia to enhance local community economic development.
May 2, 2013 | General News
Maggie Potter hired as Sumter Archway Professional
The University of Georgia announced that Maggie Potter will be the new Archway Professional in Sumter County effective June 1. In her position, Potter will serve as liaison between Sumter County and the university, according to UGA Archway Partnership Director Mel Garber.
May 1, 2013 | General News
Katy Green hired as Whitfield County Archway Education Professional
The University of Georgia announced that Katherine "Katy" Green will be the new Archway Education Professional in Whitfield County, effective June 1.