Social Issues / Policy
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.
September 4, 2014 | Research News
News media losing role as gatekeepers to new ‘social mediators’ on Twitter, study finds
The U.S. government is doing a better job of communicating on Twitter with people in sensitive areas like the Middle East and North Africa without the participation of media organizations, according to a study co-authored by a University of Georgia researcher.
August 18, 2014 | Research News
New research on ‘deadbeat dads’ offers clues to improve children’s wellbeing
Deadbeat Dads" or absent fathers who don't pay child support are an important contributing factor to child poverty rates. New research from the University of Georgia and Boston College helps explain why.
July 3, 2014 | General News
UGA innovation lab participates in Clinton Foundation’s launch of Haiti peanut depot
June 2, 2014 | General News
Climatologists available to comment on EPA power plant regulations
On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. According to the EPA, one-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation, and coal-the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel-is responsible for the majority of that. The new regulations ask existing plants to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent from their 2005 levels by 2030. The rule will go into effect in June 2016, following a one-year comment period.
April 11, 2014 | Research News
Small retail grocers, improved transit might be key to shrinking ‘food deserts’
Food deserts—a term used for geographical areas where healthy food is inaccessible or prohibitively expensive—are connected to high rates of obesity and diet-related diseases. A new University of Georgia study says that smaller and mid-sized retail stores may be the best solution to shrinking these deserts.