Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:47am
May 17-19. Registration, $90 for non-members and $65 for SLSA members, is available online at southernlaborstudies.org. Several events will be free and open to the public. Attendees from around the U.S., England, Northern Ireland and India will discuss the past and present of labor and working-class history in the U.S. South.  Panels, workshops, roundtables and keynotes will discuss many subjects including mining, farming, food processing,…
Tags: communication studies, faith, lingustics, Campus Transit Facility, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, meeting
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:38pm
Senior biochemistry and molecular biology major and North Oconee graduate Hailey Clark has taken her UGA experience in the direction of a future in health economics: I cannot understate the value of the various undergraduate research opportunities that I have participated in. I was a Roosevelt Scholar (now an Honors Policy Scholar) and was immersed in the world of public policy. My work throughout the semester resulted in a policy proposal to…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Outstanding Advisor, Plastic
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:45am
The University of Georgia and the Franklin College celebrate Black History Month 2018 with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus. Events began on Feb. 1 and Black History Month Kickoff is at noon on Monday Feb. 5 at Tate Plaza. An extraordinary breadth of lectures, performances, screenings and discussions featuring our students as well as guests to campus punctuate the celebrations all month long. The complete listing of events…
Tags: Shakespeare, emotions, Dean Rusk Hall, Campus Transit Facility, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, academy awards, competition, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:56pm
Observances of the holiday commemorating the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday January 15 take on a sepcial significance in 2018, which will be 50th anniversary of his assassination in April, 1968. This important day of service across the United States to celebrate nonviolent activism in support of civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement is one of reflection, engagement, assessment and action in the name of a great American hero.…
Tags: Fine Arts Building, Outstanding advisor, Dance Building, Dean Rusk Hall, Westpheling, History, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Europe
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:35am
"Our community and our school have deep schisms in our population, having both students whose families live in poverty and those who live in affluence, so it is crucial that we provide extra enrichment and sparks to learning for them all," Mullins said. "UGA is a treasure trove for us and the community at large." Indeed, Ms. Mullins. And Barrow Elementary is itself one of our community jewels, educating Athens school kids adjacent to UGA in a…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, History, Earth, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Department of Psychology, SEER
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:55am
Once home to five different Native American tribes, the land on which the UGA campus sits today has a deep cultural history all its own that is often overlooked but retains the compelling power to teach. The Red & Black highlights Native American Heritage Month and ongoing efforts to educate the public about this rich culture: The Institute of Native American Studies, Native American Student Association, the University Union and the…
Tags: AIMBE, Campus Transit Facility, office of admissions, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of Dance
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:39am
The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is an interdisciplinary initiative that builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members and other professionals with research, teaching and service interests in religion's contribution to the common good. A wonderful initiative from our religion faculty, supported by the Willson Center. The series continues throughout the academic year. Image: symbol for mindfulness, via…
Tags: To Boldly Go, civilization, IYPT, Westpheling, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:11pm
The Homecoming parade kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and winds through downtown Athens. Led by the Redcoat Band, the parade will include floats, displays, spirit squads and appearances by UGA athletes and university and Athens dignitaries. Congratulations to the UGA seniors, and especially the five Franklin majors, on the ten-member 2017 Homecoming Court. Good luck everyone and welcome back to the many alumni on campus today and this weekend. Happy…
Tags: essays, Department of Dance, Environmental Health Sciences, Skidaway Institute, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:54pm
A historic structure at the heart of the University of Georgia Griffin campus will undergo a $1 million renovation thanks to a gift from the Dundee Community Association: The nearly 100-year-old facility, which once housed mules that pulled plows and other farm equipment, will be repurposed into a café that will connect students and the surrounding community with the history of Griffin and Spalding County. The 3,900-square-foot Dundee Café at…
Tags: UGA22, aesthetics, semester, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, strength
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:18pm
In honor of Constitution Day this weekend, UGA will host a Signature Lecture by Michael J. Klarman, the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School on Friday September 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel, “The Constitution as a Coup Against Public Opinion”: Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School. He is one of the nation’s leading scholars of constitutional law and a member of the American Academy of Arts…
Tags: community, Department of Dance, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:54am
"These thinkers are at the leading edge of research and innovation worldwide, and their enthusiasm to join us for the launch of the Willson Center's 30th anniversary shows how highly our humanities and arts programs are regarded globally," Allen said. "History, music, literature, dance, philosophy, art—all are critical to our university, our society and our economy. Congratulations to the Willson Center, an important source of ongoing support…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Institute of Native American Studies, Lunar New year, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:08am
Congratulations to our local public radio affiliate WUGA, which is celebrating 30 years in broadcasting: the NPR affiliate operated by the University of Georgia, is celebrating 30 years of being on the air. The station first went live on the morning of Aug. 28, 1987, and has been serving the Athens community ever since, offering both national and local programming. "There is no other radio station in this area that provides the kind of content…
Tags: women in science, Department of Dance, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of Statistics
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:42am
'Save the date' and we'll revisit with more details soon but Sanford Stadium will be open to the public for the viewing of the total solar eclipse on August 21. The stadium will be open from 1-4 p.m. ET for the viewing. Peak darkness will occur at 2:38 p.m. The first 5,000 in attendance at Sanford Stadium will receive free custom Georgia viewing glasses to watch the eclipse. Views from around the world of the solar eclipse will be featured on…
Tags: LA Phil, Four Towers Building, Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, resistance
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:18am
The Georgia Museum of Art's partnership with Camp DIVE has focused on art and poetry, with about two dozen middle-school students enrolled in the camp visiting the museum weekly through the month of June to make connections between visual art and creating their own literature: Camp DIVE—which stands for discover, inquire, voice, and explore-provides local, underserved youth in Athens with a month-long free learning experience. This partnership…
Tags: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, arts, 2, creative research, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, mathematics
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:36am
Did you know to-go cups from your favorite cafe are not recyclable? How much energy does your building consume? How many of your co-workers carpool? The UGA Office of Sustainability works to educate us on these and many other questions, making the microcosm that is our campus community more in-tune with its environmental and stewardship responsibilities: Zero Waste UGA, an effort to send 65 percent less waste to the landfill in 2020 than the…
Tags: noted, life sciences, Hawthorne, stage, Department of Dance, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:04am
The extraordinary new films Moonlight and I Am Not Your Negro are the focus of special screenings and panel discussions this week. On Wednesday Feb. 22, Moonlight: A screening of Barry Jenkins’s Oscar-nominated film, followed by a panel discussion with Valerie Babb, professor of English and director of the Institute for African American Studies; Ed Pavlić, professor of English and creative writing; and Channette Romero, associate professor of…
Tags: Division of Development & Alumni Relations, UGA Innovation Gateway, Fair, coursework, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:05am
The Lamar Dodd School of Art present a Visiting Artist Lecture by Michael Strand, Professor of Art and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University on Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:30 pm in room S151. With a background as a functional potter, Strand's work has moved seamlessly into social and community engagement while remaining dedicated to the traditional object as he investigates the potential of craft as a catalyst for social change…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, recycle, Financial Planning Research Center
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:09am
The Athens-Clarke County Hispanic and Latino community faces significant challenges when trying to access basic services locally, according to a report by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute: The study is the first comprehensive needs assessment of this population, which has nearly doubled since 2000 and today makes up 10.6 percent of the county's population and 22.5 percent of the Clarke County School District student body,…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, indigenous culture, Department of Dance
Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:51am
The last several weeks have been challenging along several axes - from campus to the entire country, the values that affirm our commitment to each other and a better future have been under the microscope. What do we want that future to look like? What direction will the United States take under the new leadership? We don't know the consensus on these questions as yet. But we do know that the campus community, committed to openness and inclusion…
Tags: behavior, Department of Dance, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, indigenous culture
Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:41am
Anthropology graduate student Ashley Block, the victim of a tragic accident earlier this week, was a conservationist, athlete and one of our best: Thursday morning, more than 200 people filled the church’s Common Room at Emmanuel, where Block became a treasured member of the church community as soon as she arrived in Athens as a University of Georgia graduate student two years ago. She was a Eucharistic minister for the church, licensed by a…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, animation, Department of Dance, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:59am
Flashes and Bangs Service-learning course designed to reach and teach budding young scientists is just one of the Discover UGA features this month on the theme of Helping Communities: The course is designed to combine and develop different skills of the students. “When we started the shows, as part of the grant, Nick Barker, who is an outreach professional, was the lead presenter who explained the science and concepts, while my research…
Tags: graduation, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Earth, Department of Psychology, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:37am
LEAD Athens is a program of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce designed to develop effective leaders committed to building a vibrant community through Leadership, Education, Awareness and Development. For the past year, The Franklin College has supported LEAD Athens by sponsoring the participation of our senior web services manager, Stephanie Burr Sharp, to work on a LEAD project. And now thanks to the efforts of Sharp's group, a ride on Athens…
Tags: UGA Opera Theatre, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, resources
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:06am
The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program presents Write@UGA, a month-long celebration of writing at the university. The campus community is invited to join in the celebration of writing, learning about writing pedagogy, and supporting UGA writing programs and publications. Have a manuscript or grant you’d like to work on? Drop in to a write-in for coffee, snacks, and two hours to dedicate just to your writing. Want to learn more about…
Tags: website, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:44am
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…
Tags: Fine Arts Building, Dawson Hall, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Ecology Annex