diversity

Ingram to become first black female to earn a Ph.D. in physics at UGA

Posted 1 year 7 months ago
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Amazing student Whitney Ingram continues to rise to new heights of greatness. The Double Dawg from Stone Mountain will soon become the first African American woman to earn her Ph.D in physics at UGA:

“My love of science at a young age came from arts and crafts books, where you could build small projects,” Ingram told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

That passion stayed with her through college, where she eventually earned her bachelor’s degree in physics.

After some convincing from her mother, Ingram decided to reach out to UGA’s Office of Institutional...

Race and Health Disparities Forum

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert will deliver the keynote address for the Race and Health Disparities Forum on Friday, April 8 at 1:20 pm in 348 MLC. Her talk, Precision Medicine and Disparities: Using Behavioral Science to Enhance Equity, will be followed by a panel discussion of interdisciplinary scholars who study health disparities, and a networking reception at 3pm in the MLC North Tower.  The event is presented by the Center for Research & Engagement in Diversity, a program of the Franklin College.

The goal of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research program is to identify sociocultural,...

Teaching, and Learning, about Race

Posted 2 years 2 weeks ago
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Communications studies professor Tina Harris teaches UGA students about their country, their society and themselves:

Many students enter UGA with limited notions about the world as it exists beyond their own experience. Serious discussions about bias, privilege, race and class require great skill and grace in any setting. For communication studies professor Tina M. Harris, the classroom provides both a refuge and forum to help students gain an understanding about who they are and how they engage with the world around them.

"We talk about power, how power is constructed and...

2016 MLK, Jr., Freedom Breakfast

Posted 2 years 1 month ago
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Earlier today, the UGA community gathered for the 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Breakfast in the Grand Hall of the tate Student Center. Sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District, the MLK Freedom Breakfast commemorates the life of the late civil rights leader. This year's theme was "The Power of the Dream: One Step at a Time" and featured a keynote speech by Stacey Y. Abrams, House minority leader for the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for the 89th House District:

Abrams is the first woman to...

The power of international engagement

Posted 2 years 2 months ago
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The great strengths of UGA, and American higher education more generally, are encapsulated in its international engagement and appeal. The diversity and flexibilty of American higher education - so many choices, majors and programs, no single path to success - bring many to the United States to study, prepare, train and succeed. It's a two-way street, and this diversity creates a dynamic atmosphere wherever it manifests. But the 'pull' of this system on people beyond our shores presents a multitude of advantages for every campus. The influx of new people, ideas, perspectives and creativity...

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