A Welcoming Environment

Posted 3 years 1 month ago
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The speed with which the Confederate flag has fallen below the line of acceptability in a single week is inspiring. That symbol is not just being talked about - it is being taken down. As a part of this swirl of events in motion, predicated on the murderous rampage in Charleston one week ago, how will the conversation to make our campuses more inviting, welcoming and diverse - especially here in the South - continue to progress?

Other campuses are struggling to come up with their own solutions as the pressure to remove Confederate symbols intensifies.

The University of Texas...

Franklin Visiting Scholar Lecture

Posted 3 years 4 months ago

The Franklin Visiting Scholars program, sponsored by the Franklin College Office of Inclusion & Diversity Leadership, offers departments within the Franklin College the opportunity to nominate scholars for 2-4 day visits in the fall and spring to deliver a colloquium, meet with faculty and students, and deliver a guest lecture to a class. Today at 3 p.m. in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center, UGA welcomes Franklin Visiting Scholar Enrique Neblett, Jr., from UNC, Chapel Hill:

Dr. Neblett will present "Racism-Related Stress and Mental Health: A Study of African American...

21st Coley Lecture

Posted 3 years 4 months ago

UGA and the Franklin College welcomes Juana María Rodríguez, professor of gender and women's studies at the University of California, Berkeley, to campus to deliver the 21st annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture on April 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Rodríguez's lecture, "Sexual Affects: Visualizing Pleasure, Troubling Politics" will follow a reception honoring the Coley family at 11:30 a.m. The lecture and reception are open to the public.

In addition to her appointment in the gender and women's studies department, Rodríguez...

Women's roles in the sciences

Posted 3 years 5 months ago

Very interesting, topical and timely conference coming up next week at the Georgia Center:

Top women who study topics in medicine, global hunger and obesity will share their experiences at the ninth annual Global Educational Forum on March 19 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

This year's conference theme, "Women in Science and Medicine: Challenges, Achievements and Way Forward," brings experts from around the globe to delve into a multicultural, multi-discipline event. Forum topics include women in African medicine, global hunger, breast cancer and...

Focus on the Faculty: Kecia Thomas

Posted 3 years 7 months ago

Great profile on our own associate dean for faculty leadership development and diversity, Kecia Thomas:

What are some highlights of your career at UGA?

I have been incredibly fortunate to have cultivated a career at UGA that has led to many articles, books, grants and awards. As a “first-gen” college student, I’ve certainly accomplished far more than most people would have thought possible, myself included. However, without a doubt the highlight of my time at UGA has been the hooding of each one of my doctoral students. It is a privilege to be able to support a young scholar...