November 9, 2016 | General News
What impact will the Trump election have on the economy?
"The biggest immediate challenge to the economy will be headwinds created by policy uncertainty," said Jeff Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia. That's the tradeoff for breaking gridlock in D.C." He and other UGA experts are available to comment on the election and what that means for the economy.
June 24, 2016 | General News
Brexit vote leads to uncertainty, probably more EU exits
University of Georgia experts say the Brexit vote speaks to a "broken" European Union and will likely lead to uncertainty and more exits. Experts, their expertise and thoughts are:
May 27, 2016 | General News
UGA’s Portuguese Flagship Program renewed for additional 4 years
The University of Georgia's Portuguese Flagship Program, the first Portuguese program of its kind in the nation, has been renewed for an additional four years. The program, which began in 2011, will receive approximately $3 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Defense's National Security Education Program to continue its mission.
April 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
Holocaust survivor and Athens resident to speak at UGA
Holocaust survivor George Dynin will give a talk at the University of Georgia about his recently published memoir, "Aryan Papers," on April 14 at 5 p.m. in Room 214 of the Miller Learning Center.
March 31, 2015 | Events on Campus
Harvard’s Werner Sollors to speak at UGA on German life after WWII
Werner Sollors, a cultural historian, author and Harvard University professor, will discuss life in Germany in the aftermath of World War II on April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 350 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center. A reception will follow.
March 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA’s International Agriculture Day speaker to discuss solutions to persistent malnutrition
Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell University Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition, will speak April 7 at 4 p.m. in the Georgia Museum of Art as part of this year's International Agriculture Day sponsored by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. His talk is on "Addressing Persistent Malnutrition in the Developing World—Getting Beyond the Focus on Increasing the Pile of Food Grains."
February 10, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA conference on Holocaust theatre to feature work of George Tabori
The University of Georgia departments of Germanic and Slavic studies and theatre and film studies will host an international conference on "George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust" Feb. 26-28. The conference, which will include speakers from Germany, Austria, England, Italy, Israel, Canada and the U.S., will examine political and aesthetic issues related to theatrical representations of the Holocaust.
January 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
Cambodian author, human rights activist to give UGA’s first Betty Jean Craige Lecture
Loung Ung, an author and human rights activist who as a child in the 1970s survived the genocide by the Khmer Rouge in her native Cambodia, will give the inaugural Betty Jean Craige Lecture at the University of Georgia on Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
November 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to host African Studies Association Presidential Fellow
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences African Studies Institute will host American Council of Learned Societies and African Studies Association Presidential Fellow Grace Musila on campus Nov. 11-18. Musila's visit to UGA includes a public lecture Nov. 12 at noon in Room 142 of the Tate Center.
November 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA law school lecture to address Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Alvin Y.H. Cheung will give a lecture on "Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement: Perspectives from International and Constitutional Law" on Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. The lecture is hosted by the University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy.
November 5, 2014 | Expert Voice
Holocaust Art Restitution Project’s Marc Masurovsky to speak at UGA
Art historian Marc Masurovsky will give a talk Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 250 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center on stolen cultural assets related to the Holocaust, the legal challenges of claimants and the ERR Project, which has produced a searchable illustrated database of more than 20,000 art objects taken from Jews in German-occupied France and Belgium.
October 9, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law to host conference on children and international criminal justice
The University of Georgia School of Law will host a conference titled "Children and International Criminal Justice" Oct. 28 in the school's Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. Starting at 9:15 a.m., there will be a public plenary session that will include a panel discussion followed by the keynote address by International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. The afternoon program will consist of closed workshop sessions.
September 22, 2014 | Events on Campus
Discussion on nuclear policy to feature under secretary, retired general
A public policy dialogue on "Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century" will be held Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel. The event will feature Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, and retired Air Force Gen. Eugene Habiger.
September 11, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to debate Oxford Union Oct. 8 on campus
The University of Georgia will debate the Oxford Union Debate Society Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. The hybridized British/American-style debate will feature an all-star team of UGA's best debaters.
September 4, 2014 | Research News
News media losing role as gatekeepers to new ‘social mediators’ on Twitter, study finds
The U.S. government is doing a better job of communicating on Twitter with people in sensitive areas like the Middle East and North Africa without the participation of media organizations, according to a study co-authored by a University of Georgia researcher.