Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:22am
Addressing the low numbers of women choosing to study STEM fields and particularly in areas related to software and information technology is the focus of a documentary screening tomorrow, March 22, at the Special Collections Library: This documentary (rated PG-13) exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, Dance Building
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:05am
Georgia Magazine features a UGA couple this month who personify the long-lasting effects of our learning environment - both on career success and on the desire to make sure more UGA students share thier opportunities: The couple and their three children live in Savannah, where Julie (AB ’96, JD ’00) leads a thriving law firm and Drew (BS ’97, AB ’97) is a radiologist with SouthCoast Health. As Julie tells it, their life together really started…
Tags: Center for Leadership and Service, Environmental Health Sciences, essay, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, resistance
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:53am
In light of the recently released results of the UGA campus climate survey, the new curriculum incorporating diversity at Hamilton College struck a chord: Unlike many such campuses, Hamilton adopted a new curriculum requirement that all concentrations, or majors, feature relevant, mandatory course work on diversity. "This is an innovative approach to engaging with contemporary issues of inclusion and diversity in the curriculum," said Patrick…
Tags: Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Department of Dance, Fulbright, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:37am
The pipeline that connects university research to the public, from new drug treatments to insights about our own history, is one of the very important functions of higher education. The pipeline that connects young students to one day become those very researchers is just as important: Run by UGA Human Resources, Young Dawgs is doing more than capturing the imaginations of high school students and preparing them for future careers. It's also…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, Franklin College, Department of Dance, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 10:11am
The reality of underrepresentation of various ethnicities in particular fields, whether it is biology or linguistics, is an effective way of framing diversity issues. But outside of its sociological ramifications, making any field more-representative has the added bonus of funneling more people and building more expertise in those fields, and expanding the volume of expertise is an important indirect benefit. This is not to downplay the…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Earth, Career Center, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies