Social Issues / Policy
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.
September 24, 2012 | Events on Campus
Workshop at UGA to examine ‘The Future of Food’
The University of Georgia Center for Integrative Conservation Research will host a free workshop that will explore the links between food production, policy and sustainability on Oct. 1 starting at 9 a.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
September 19, 2012 | Events on Campus
Author Paul Tough to speak at the UGA Chapel Oct. 1
On Oct. 1, the University of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will host author and journalist Paul Tough for a 7 p.m. lecture and book signing in the Chapel.
September 7, 2012 | General News
Grady College tool kit will aid journalists in reporting on the recession
New ways for reporters to cover local stories about the impact of the current recession will be released this weekend at a national journalism conference.
August 8, 2012 | General News
UGA instructor creates monument to African-American patriots
The city of Washington, Ga., will unveil a new monument featuring a sculpture by University of Georgia instructor Kinzey Branham that honors American patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War—including African Americans and Native Americans—on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. on the square in downtown Washington.
August 3, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA to commemorate 50th anniversary of its first African-American graduate
The University of Georgia will celebrate a milestone in desegregation when it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the graduation of Mary Frances Early, the first African American to earn a degree from UGA, in a ceremony Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. in the university's Fine Arts Building. Highlights will include remarks from Early and several UGA dignitaries, musical performances from UGA students and a keynote address from civil rights pioneer Lonnie C. King Jr.
July 23, 2012 | General News
UGA Archway Partnership announces Habersham County as newest location
The University of Georgia Archway Partnership recently announced Habersham County as the newest community to partner with UGA and the University System of Georgia, which will enhance local community economic development.
July 12, 2012 | General News
Nonprofit executives from the Southeast complete leadership training at UGA
Eighteen leaders of nonprofit organizations from throughout the Southeast recently participated in a joint training effort between the University of Georgia Fanning Institute, Georgia State University's Nonprofit Studies Program, and Georgia Tech's Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship. The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations, which was held at UGA's Fanning Institute in June, provided participants with necessary skills to manage their groups during difficult economic times.