Social Issues / Policy
February 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
Darl Snyder Lecture at UGA to focus on African immigrants in the US
The University of Georgia African Studies Institute will present the 2013 Darl Snyder Lecture March 5 at 10 a.m. in the UGA Chapel. African historian Toyin Falola will present this year's lecture on "African Immigrants in the United States and Subatomic Agents of Culture." The talk is free and open to the public.
February 21, 2013 | Events on Campus
Discussion of ‘Lincoln’ will evaluate film’s historical, political, cultural aspects
A public conversation on "Lincoln," an Academy Award-nominated 2012 film, will be held March 1 at 4 p.m. in Room 248 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center. The roundtable will bring together four UGA experts—on the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and representations of the South—for a discussion of the movie and its implications.
February 19, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law conference to focus on social justice issues
Gun control, homelessness, affirmative action and alternative courts as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are among the issues to be addressed at the University of Georgia School of Law's Eighth Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference. The daylong event will take place March 2 beginning at 9 a.m. in Harold Hirsch Hall.
February 15, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA Cinema Roundtable on ‘Django Unchained’ to be held Feb. 22
A panel discussion on Quentin Tarantino's controversial 2012 film "Django Unchained" will take place Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. in room 248 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center.
February 1, 2013 | Events on Campus
Indigenous peoples law expert James Anaya to give UGA lecture
James Anaya, one of the world's foremost experts in international human rights and indigenous peoples law, will give the University of Georgia's Willson Center/Environmental Ethics Certificate Program Odum Lecture Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m. in room 125 of the Jackson Street Building. He will speak on "Reconciliation with the Native Americans Still Needed: Toward a More Wholesome American Landscape."
January 15, 2013 | Events on Campus
Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative begins with lecture by James C. Cobb
James C. Cobb, a University of Georgia professor known for his expertise on the history of the American South, will kick off the Global Georgia Initiative, a new series that brings world-class thinkers to the podium on the UGA campus. On Jan. 29 at 4 p.m., Cobb will discuss "De-Mystifying Dixie: Southern History and Culture in Global Perspective" in the UGA Chapel.
January 7, 2013 | Events on Campus
Arts, public policy expert Steven Tepper to speak at Georgia Museum of Art
Steven Tepper, a leader in the field of cultural policy and research on the impact of the arts on everyday life, will speak Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art. The lecture on "Creative Work and the Work of Creativity: How Colleges and Universities Can Prepare Graduates to Reinvent Our World," is supported by the University of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Ideas for Creative Exploration and the Georgia Museum of Art.
October 31, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA to screen documentary, hold discussion about late CIA chief
The University of Georgia Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a film screening and panel discussion on the late William Colby, one of the most influential and controversial directors of central intelligence.
October 17, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Education to host teacher workshops in Gwinnett
The University of Georgia College of Education will host two workshops for Atlanta area educators—one focusing on effective teaching methods to reach students from poor and working-class families and the other on high-quality reading instruction and literacy contexts for all children—on Oct. 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the UGA Gwinnett Campus in Lawrenceville.
October 12, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA lecture series to feature social work and human rights issues
Obie Clayton, the inaugural Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies in the University of Georgia School of Social Work, will host a series of lectures in his international human rights and social work practice class this fall, which is free and open to the public. To be held Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum of Art, the series will feature speakers who come from a variety of professional academia, political, community action, social welfare and legal backgrounds.
October 10, 2012 | Events on Campus
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to lead McGill Symposium on journalistic courage
Three Pulitzer Prize winners will join four other renowned journalists for the sixth annual McGill Symposium Oct. 24 at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Grady's Drewry Room.
October 9, 2012 | Events on Campus
The Georgia Review to host a reading by acclaimed writer Pam Durban
The Georgia Review at the University of Georgia will present a reading by novelist, essayist and short-fiction writer Pam Durban on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Ciné, which is located at 234 West Hancock Street in downtown Athens, and is free and open to the public.
October 8, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA to exhibit American Dreams: The Paradox of Failed Subdivisions in Georgia
The Circle Gallery in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will host the exhibit American Dreams: The Paradox of Failed Subdivisions in Georgia, featuring photographs by Stephanie N. Bryan, Nov. 8-Dec. 21. An opening reception will be held Nov.8 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the gallery.
October 2, 2012 | General News
High school students from southwest Georgia complete UGA’s Camp College
Nineteen rising high school sophomores and juniors from a nine-county region in Southwest Georgia recently completed Camp College, a weeklong youth leadership program designed by the University of Georgia Fanning Institute.
October 1, 2012 | Honors & Awards
Book examining rhetoric during woman suffrage movement earns national award
Belinda Stillion Southard, an assistant professor of communication studies and women's studies at the University of Georgia, has received a national award for her examination of how a relatively powerless group of women used rhetoric to help achieve woman suffrage.