Social Issues / Policy
March 14, 2012 | General News
UGA education dean joins Lady Gaga, Oprah to raise awareness of bullying
UGA College of Education Dean and Distinguished Research Professor Arthur "Andy" Horne joined pop star Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey in Boston for the Symposium on Youth Meanness and Cruelty held last month on the Harvard University campus.
March 5, 2012 | General News
IMPACT engages UGA students in nationwide service projects during spring break
On March 10, 349 University of Georgia students will depart Athens to spend a week participating in almost 14,000 hours of community service work at 19 sites throughout the U.S.
March 2, 2012 | Research News
GIS siting of emergency vehicles improves response time
In an emergency, minutes matter. With this knowledge, University of Georgia researchers developed a new method for determining where emergency vehicle stations should be located. The results of their work could improve ambulance response time for the 200 million Americans who dial 911 each year, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
March 1, 2012 | Events on Campus
Harvard sociologist to deliver UGA’s inaugural Hollowell Lecture
Harvard sociologist William Julius Wilson will deliver the inaugural University of Georgia Donald L. Hollowell Lecture April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Mahler Auditorium of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, will give an address titled "Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era." A reception, which begins at 6 p.m., will precede the lecture, which is free and open to the public.
February 14, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law to host annual public interest law conference and auction
Topics ranging from judicial budget cuts to the sustainability of animal farming will be explored at the University of Georgia School of Law's 7th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference. Open to the public, this event will kick-off with a reception and keynote address March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Melting Point in downtown Athens, with the conference taking place the next day, March 3, at the law school.
February 10, 2012 | Events on Campus
Holocaust scholar, ‘The Eichmann Trial’ author to speak at UGA
Deborah Lipstadt, an internationally recognized Holocaust scholar, will discuss the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann during a lecture March 1 at 5 p.m. in room 171 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center.
January 26, 2012 | Events on Campus
Social Work lecture series to bring civil rights icons to UGA
The School of Social Work is hosting a series of civil rights lectures this spring that will bring leaders and historians of the civil rights movement to the University of Georgia campus. The lectures are part of the course "The Civil Rights Movement and the Practice of Social Work" taught by Obie Clayton Jr., the inaugural Donald L. Hollowell Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies.
November 29, 2011 | Research News
Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior, UGA researchers find
States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined.
November 14, 2011 | Events on Campus
Billye Aaron to speak at 2012 MLK Freedom Breakfast
Billye Aaron, an advocate for higher education for African-American citizens and the wife of baseball legend Hank Aaron, will be the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast on Jan. 13 at 7:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the University of Georgia Tate Student Center.
November 7, 2011 | General News
Peabody Awards pay respects to CBS commentator Andy Rooney
The George Foster Peabody Awards' board members and staff join the electronic media industry and millions of admiring viewers in mourning the passing of Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator whose essays capped CBS News' 60 Minutes for 33 years. He was 92.
October 31, 2011 | Events on Campus
Author to speak on race, privilege in America
The University of Georgia Multicultural Services and Programs and the University Union Student Programming Board are co-sponsoring a lecture by anti-racist activist, educator and author Tim Wise on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall Ballroom.
October 24, 2011 | Events on Campus
Diplomacy, trade, development focus of global engagement conference
Global engagement is more than just a phrase at the University of Georgia. For the past decade, it has been a central part of the university's strategy. On Nov. 10, the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Consular Corps will take globalization a step further with an inaugural symposium on "Global Engagement 2011: Public diplomacy, trade and economic development." The keynote speaker will be Reta Jo Lewis, special representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, who is a UGA alumna.
October 21, 2011 | Events on Campus
North, South Korean and U.S. delegates meet at UGA for informal peace talks
Delegates from North Korea, South Korea and the U.S. reaffirmed a commitment to peace building and reintegration Oct. 20 following four days of Track II talks held at the University of Georgia.
October 6, 2011 | Expert Voice
UGA experts to offer commentary on Steve Jobs
University experts are available to comment on the impact Steve Jobs had on the field of computing and the advancement of informational technology.
October 6, 2011 | General News
UGA School of Social Work and College of Public Health partner in M.S.W./M.P.H. dual degree
The University of Georgia School of Social Work and College of Public Health have partnered to offer a new dual degree program, which combines the master of social work and master of public health degrees