Laurie Anderson

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Articles by Laurie Anderson

Jan. 12 2017

Chronic illness and depression increase likelihood of problem drinking in older adults

Older adults suffering from multiple chronic health conditions and depression are nearly five times as likely to be problem drinkers as older adults with the same conditions and no depression, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.

Jan. 5 2017

Worker-owned cooperatives may help address elder care deficit

A growing elder care shortage could be eased by worker-owned cooperatives, a little-used business model that also improves the working conditions and the quality of life for caregivers. That's the conclusion reached by University of Georgia faculty member Rebecca Matthew and Vanessa Bransburg, a cooperative development specialist, in a recent, award-winning case study.

Oct. 5 2016

UGA School of Social Work receives $2.6 million to support graduate students in need

Graduate students in the University of Georgia School of Social Work who face financial challenges while earning a degree are receiving help, thanks to the re-establishment of a federally funded scholarship program.

Mar. 7 2016

‘Civil Rights Queen’ is the subject of Donald L. Hollowell Lecture

Constance Baker Motley, a civil rights lawyer who won nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and was the first black woman appointed to a federal bench, will be the subject of the University of Georgia's annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture.

Nov. 23 2015

Combining science and consideration: UGA researchers work to build empathy into engineering program

When Mark Hain decided to leave his job as an emergency medical technician to pursue a degree in environmental engineering at the University of Georgia, he assumed he would immediately get his hands dirty designing and building projects. Instead, he found himself in a design course analyzing and discussing in detail how his work as an engineer might impact others—and questioning whether certain projects should be built at all.

Sep. 18 2015

Llewellyn J. Cornelius appointed Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor

Llewellyn "Lee" J. Cornelius has been named the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia School of Social Work.

Jul. 10 2015

Study identifies factors affecting prescription pain reliever misuse

In a nationwide study, researchers from the University of Georgia School of Social Work found that individuals of any age who used illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin within the past year had a higher likelihood of misusing prescription pain relievers as well. A study just released by the Centers for Disease Control, which found that heroin use was highest among those who abused cocaine or opioid pain relievers within the past year, buttressed the UGA research.

May. 18 2015

UGA and Emory University offer new dual master’s degree in social work and divinity

The University of Georgia School of Social Work and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University have partnered to offer a dual master's degree in social work and divinity. It is the first dual degree to be offered between the two universities.

Apr. 2 2015

Media Advisory: Tonight’s Hollowell Lecture canceled

The fourth annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture, scheduled for April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Morton Theatre in Athens, has been canceled.

Mar. 19 2015

Award-winning civil rights historian to speak at Morton Theatre

The civil rights historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin will deliver the University of Georgia's fourth annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture on April 2 at 7 p.m. at the historic Morton Theatre in Athens.

Dec. 12 2014

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.

Nov. 26 2014

Two UGA students awarded Helen Elizabeth Huey Scholarship

Two University of Georgia students have been awarded the Helen Elizabeth Huey Scholarship, a new scholarship in the School of Social Work that annually supports students who demonstrate a strong desire to protect the interests of children, particularly children growing up in foster care.

Nov. 11 2014

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.

Oct. 8 2014

UGA School of Social Work marks 50th anniversary with celebration in Atlanta

The University of Georgia School of Social Work celebrates its 50th anniversary this month with a gala dinner and other events Oct. 17-18 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The celebration will also launch the Charles A. Stewart Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the School's first dean.

Mar. 19 2014

Co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center to speak at UGA

Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial attorney of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will deliver the third annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture on April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Mahler Auditorium of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

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