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UGA Global Educational Forum will focus on women in sport, education, health

UGA faculty and invited scholars will discuss the accomplishments of women and the challenges they face during the eighth annual UGA Global Educational Forum, “Women in Sport, Education and Health,” on March 18 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Keynote speeches and faculty presentations will be made from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Masters Hall. The forum brings together scholars from around the world and close to home, including:

• Kokanko Sata Doumbia, a female musician from Mali, Africa, who will kick off the event with a performance at 8 a.m.

• Margaret Kamar, a professor and former minister of higher education in Kenya, who will give the opening keynote address, “Women in Education and Development in Kenya: Challenges and Achievements in Context of Millennium Goals,” at 8:10 a.m.

• Susan Tanner, an associate professor of anthropology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, who will discuss “Women in Transition: A Case Study of Nutrition and Health in Lowland Bolivia” at 9:30 a.m.

• Shan Hui Hsu, an associate professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and visiting scholar in the kinesiology department at UGA, who will speak on “The Influence of Gender and Sex on Taiwanese Women in Sport” at 11 a.m.

• Vicki Michaelis, the John Huland Carmical Distinguished Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, who will give the luncheon address, “Women in the Press Box: Their Rise and Impact on the Sports Industry,” at 12:45 p.m. Admission to the luncheon is by invitation only.

Student poster presentations will be made from 2-3:15 p.m., and award presentations will follow at 3:20 p.m.

Mary McDonald, a professor and holder of the Homer Rice Chair in Sports and Society at Georgia State University, will give the closing keynote address, “Women in Sport, Education and Health: Piecing Them Together,” at 3:30 p.m.