Social Issues / Policy
May 1, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Clayton County Archway Partnership awarded Al Dohany Award for Community Service
The Georgia Public Health Association recently recognized the University of Georgia's Archway Partnership for the expansion of the Federally Qualified Health Center in Clayton County with the Al Dohany Award for Community Service.
April 30, 2013 | Expert Voice
UGA social work experts available to speak regarding openly gay men in professional athletics
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak on the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins as the first openly gay man playing in a major U.S. sports league. UGA has several experts who can shed light on the issue from a social work, civil rights or social justice angle.
April 25, 2013 | General News
Georgia Museum of Art expands outreach programming with Adopt-a-Bus
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has recently developed and implemented Adopt-a-Bus, a program that allows students attending schools within driving distance to visit the official state museum of art.
April 18, 2013 | Events on Campus
Talarico lecturer to discuss Iraq and the crimes of war
John Hagan, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University, will deliver the Susette M. Talarico Lecture at the University of Georgia April 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Dean Rusk Hall's Larry Walker Room. His lecture, titled "Who Are the Criminals? Iraq and the Crimes of Pre-Emptive War," is free and open to the public.
April 17, 2013 | Expert Voice
UGA social work experts available to speak regarding Boston Marathon bombings
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak on child welfare, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Secondary Traumatic Stress in regards to this week's Boston Marathon bombings.
April 11, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA to host service-learning workshop for area educators May 6
An introductory, interactive workshop on service-learning for area educators will be held May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The workshop will offer ways to make curriculum more relevant and engaging to students and help students make a difference in the community.
April 10, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Education to hold teacher workshops on poverty, reading at UGA Gwinnett
Two workshops for 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-will be hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education May 2-3 at the UGA Gwinnett Campus in Lawrenceville.
April 1, 2013 | General News
UGA named to 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Georgia has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
March 28, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Georgia Law secures win at regional round of ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition
The University of Georgia School of Law captured first place at the regional level of the American Bar Association Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition, which took place in Boston earlier this month.
March 28, 2013 | Events on Campus
Native Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to speak at UGA
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Institute for Native American Studies will present a lecture and reading by Native Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden April 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building. The lecture, part of the Franklin Visiting Scholars series, is free and open to the public.
March 26, 2013 | Events on Campus
Princeton University scholar to lecture on modernism, photography at UGA
Michael Jennings of Princeton University will visit the University of Georgia to discuss German-Jewish cultural philosopher Walter Benjamin's "Berlin Childhood around 1900" on April 8 from 3:30-6:35 p.m. in Room 144 of Park Hall. Part of the Seminars on Modernism series organized and hosted by Jed Rasula in the department of English, the lecture is open to the UGA community.
March 26, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA doctoral students awarded prize at national policy competition
A team of doctoral students from the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs was selected as a semi-finalist at the University of Pennsylvania's annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge held March 16-17 in Philadelphia's National Constitution Center. Danielle Atkins, of Seymour, Tenn.; Grace Bagwell, of Boiling Springs, S.C.; and Justin Bullock, of Dallas, Ga., made up UGA's Team PATCH and received a $5,000 prize to assist with the implementation of their proposed policy.
March 25, 2013 | Events on Campus
Global health leader to speak in Voices from the Vanguard Series season finale
Carol Etherington, a nurse who has traveled the country and the world assisting people devastated by war, natural disasters and violence for three decades, will speak about her experiences and her perspective on global health April 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.
March 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff to deliver annual Mary Frances Early Lecture
Hank Klibanoff, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the James M. Cox, Jr. Professor of Journalism at Emory University, will deliver the 13th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture April 2 at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.
March 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
Documentary and discussion with filmmaker will explore the roots of hate and conflict
The University of Georgia Office of the Dean of Students will host a showing of the documentary "The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue to Hope" on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Miller Learning Center. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the film.