Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:27pm
UGA and the Franklin College welcome award-winning journalist and alumna Charlyne Hunter-Gault back to campus to deliver the 2018 Hunter-Holmes Lecture on Thursday Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel: in 1961, [Hunter-Gault] became the first African-American woman to enroll at the University of Georgia, as well as one of the first two African-American students to integrate the school. After graduating, Hunter-Gault became an esteemed, award-winning…
Tags: artificial reefs, Center for Applied Isotope Study, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance, Environmental Health Sciences, emotions, Dean Rusk Hall
Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:24am
The composition tries to capture that moment: its precursor, the act itself and its wake. The inscription on the score reads, “for Carol, Addie Mae, Cynthia, and Denise; the four girls ages 14, 14, 14, and 11, killed at the 16th Street Baptist Church.”  The HWE and other ensembles in the school of music continue to incorporate innovative programming to win over new audiences. The repertoire here is first-rate, and inviting audience members…
Tags: plans, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Center for Applied Isotope Study
Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:39pm
The news earlier this week of national recognition for UGA for its efforts to foster an inclusive campus [for the third year in a row, no less], dovetails nicely with the renewal of a major new NSF grant for a program that has helped triple minority enrollment in STEM fields at the University: UGA initially received funding to implement the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation a decade ago, and the program will continue…
Tags: Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, education, Department of Dance, Center for Applied Isotope Study
Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:29am
An important series of events this week, already in progress, featuring Dr. Neal Lester and organized by linguistics doctoral student Kim Waters to address issues of diversity and inclusion with the University of Georgia and the city of Athens: Waters has organized a series of events that will take place from Sept. 13–17, both on campus and in town, in an effort to promote social healing and cross-cultural understanding. Waters is working with…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, indigenous culture, Dawson Hall, creative research, arts, Psychology
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:52pm
“All Along It Was A Fever,” a lengthy meditation on race in America by Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing Ed Pavlic is featured on PBS.org: Much of [the poem] deals with the violence that Black America experiences. “I felt that I had a vantage point to things that were going on, based on this fluidly trans-racial, multi-racial life I’ve led. I think I see things in a different light than your average commentator on…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, 2, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Anthropology, values
Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:05am
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 &…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, Dawson Hall, science and art, Department of Geology
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:27am
"I'm blessed to be a part of that awakening in so many of them," she said. "Often they thank me, but in so many ways, I am at least as fortunate as they are." Hers is an amazingly difficult job, because so many students are learning about race and privilege for the very first time. We can be glad they are being exposed to reality as college students, and these courses change lives. In many ways, this is what the university is for. But we should…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Center for Applied Isotope Study, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, George Contini, redesign
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:25am
Racial tensions boil over in the University Theatre production about the 1991 race riots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn: It's about what happened in a neighborhood with two groups living strictly separate lives: Orthodox Hasidic Jews and African and Caribbean Americans. It was a tense coexistence until a rabbi’s motorcade ran over a couple of black children, killing one. A few hours later, a visiting Jewish scholar was stabbed to death in revenge…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:32am
How important is it to have a caring and supportive partner? We all understand, perhaps intutively, that being a part of a couple has dramatic impacts on our quality of life, and now sociology researchers have published evidence on this question: Published in the Journal of Family Psychology, the research explores the connection between romantic relationships and health. Using data from primarily African-American couples, the findings include…
Tags: human geography, religion, Center for Applied Isotope Study, Augustine, common good, belief
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:14am
The Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title was taken from the Langston Hughes poem "Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") for a story based on a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. A Raisin in the Sun was made into a film (1961), a musical (1973), and a TV film (1989), and a spinoff production of Hansberry's classic, "Clybourne Park,"…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Center for Applied Isotope Study, SGA
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 9:27am
  Lectures begin today at 12:15 in room 481 at Tate Center By JESSICA LUTON jluton@uga.edu Today is a special historical anniversary.  Fifty years ago today, hundreds of thousands of civil rights activists descended on Washington D.C. to call for civil and economic rights for African Americans. In Washington D.C. today, a special series of events will mark the occasion. A website for the events, http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com, sheds…
Tags: Dean Rusk Hall, Center for Applied Isotope Study
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 1:18pm
The department of communication studies, the Franklin College and the University of Georgia Office of Institutional Diversity host a visit and lecture by Mark P. Orbe professor of communication & diversity at  Western Michigan University. The talk, "'Post-Racial' Politics: Public Perception of Barack Obama," will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 12:30 pm in room 142 of the Tate Student Center. Author of the book Communication Realities in a 'Post-…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, UGA Office of Sustainability
Wed, 12/21/2011 - 2:31pm
Interesting, if counter-intuitive, research on the implications of mentoring, from the department of psychology: Networking within an organization and having a mentor are widely thought to promote career success, but a new University of Georgia study finds that African-American men don't receive the same measurable benefits from these professional connections that Caucasians do. Study co-author Lillian Eby, a professor in the Industrial-…
Tags: Office of Information Technology, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Office of Student Academic Services, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Center for Applied Isotope Study