Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:41am
The new issue of Research Magazine, full of great stories about Franklin College faculty, features a refreshed story we have highlighted in the past: archeologist Suzanne Pilaar Birch on the intersection of pregancy and fieldwork In March 2017, Suzanne Pilaar Birch turned to Twitter for help. The archaeologist and UGA assistant professor was considering an invitation to go on a dig in Cyprus, an offer that seemed irresistible—except that she…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Dawson Hall, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA School of Law, Dance Building
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:30pm
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the faculty, students and alumni of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music bring to the stage Woman to Woman, the next performance in the Thursday Scholarship Series, on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. “Women’s history will come alive in this concert,” says faculty member and harpist Monica Hargrave, who decided last year she wanted to present a concert during Women’s History Month…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Ecology Annex, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Design Studios
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:50am
A roundtable panel on “Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era” will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 400) of the Fine Arts Building. UGA faculty members will assess ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in American filmmaking today: The panel will include Antje Ascheid, associate professor of film studies; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology; Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of entertainment and…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Institute for Women's Studies, Dance Building, coursework, River’s Crossing Annex, feeding
Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:21am
Associate professor of art Stefanie Jackson is one of ten 2017 winners of the Anonymous Was A Woman award: Congratulations to Dodd professor Stefanie Jackson, recently awarded the 2017 Anonymous Was A Woman prize of $25,000! Anonymous Was A Women recognizes extraordinary accomplishment in midcareer female artists through “no-strings attached” grants that encourage the recipient to continue to develop their work. The name of the grant program…
Tags: set design, Lamar Dodd School of Art, marshes
Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:16pm
A key finding from the experiments was that policy training activates gender stereotypes and backlash against women, and this effect is strongest among men committed to traditional gender norms. The experiments also revealed that policy training could disempower women by emphasizing their vulnerability, and some women viewed taking sexual harassment training seriously as a sign of weakness.  Crucial new insights that move beyond the very…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Dance Building
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:17am
Great feature on anthropology professor Suzanne Pilaar Birch in The Guardian: This bunch of smiling, pregnant scientists, evidently glowing as much from the sheer exertion of hard work as from hormones was a surprising spectacle on Twitter. It was around the time tennis champion Serena Williams announced she was having a baby and the internet was buzzing with the news that she’d won the Australian Open while pregnant – without dropping a set. We…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, photography, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Human Nature, Dance Building, Office of Student Academic Services, Georgia Workshop on Culture Power and History
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:53am
Stacy Cobb takes the Commencement stage tomorrow and steps into UGA history as she adds a chapter to her own wonderful story: The first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Georgia, Stacy Cobb has turned a passion for public health into a career as a biostatistician. Along the way, Cobb has discovered an expansive capacity for learning, the importance of role models and the crucial role that confidence plays in the…
Tags: History, Campus Transit Facility, Dawson Hall, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art
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
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:37am
Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) is an educational non‐profit organization based in the United States providing leadership and management training for women in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This week the African Studies Institute presents a panel presentation featuring HERS - East Africa on Friday, February 19 beginning at 12:20 pm in the International Student Life Lounge, 210 Memorial Hall, and lasting into the afternoon. The…
Tags: Demosthenian Hall, Marriage of Figaro, Lamar Dodd School of Art, information, Outstanding Advisor
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:30am
Friday and Saturday October 9-10, the Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia conference will be held in the Miller Learning Center: The theme of this year's conference is sustainability. Presentation topics throughout the conference will explore the intersections of social, economic and environmental challenges as they relate to women and girls in the state, including environmental justice, local food, food insecurity, climate change, environmental…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Computer Science, Lamar Dodd School of Art, flooding, Dawson Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:52am
"The Women's Leadership Fellows Program seeks to identify and develop emerging leaders in higher education," said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. "We have talented faculty members throughout our campuses, and I am confident that we will have a strong applicant pool for this innovative program. Nominations by deans and other senior administrators are welcome, as are self-nominations. Application materials…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Outstanding Advisor, Dawson Hall, Department of Dance
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:11am
The percentage of women holding leadership positions in UGA's administration has remained flat for more than a decade, even as the proportion of female faculty has grown steadily. This is reflective of national trends in higher education and in the private sector, and UGA is taking several steps to increase the representation of women in leadership roles: In spring 2015, UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten launched the…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Department of Genetics, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor, performance
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:25am
Congratulations to Juanita Johnson-Bailey, director of the Institute for Women's Studies, who has been named the 2015 recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, an honor given by the American Association of University Women for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls: Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom teaching, educational and…
Tags: J Marshall Shepherd, Department of Genetics, performance, Lamar Dodd School of Art, flooding, Meeting
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:01am
A special Blue-card and First-year Odyssey event will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in MLC 101, the keynote address for Women History Month at UGA - "A New Sisterhood for the Age of Twitter" by noted political theorist, activist and writer Robin Morgan: award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor and best-selling author, Robin Morgan. She is the founder and president of The Sisterhood is Global…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Competition, engineering, Lamar Dodd School of Art, 9
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:13am
Throughout the course of the 20th century and increasingly so now in the 21st, women are playing a much more prominent role in society. Whether you view this as finally just or only an indication that our society still has a great distance to travel to achieve gender equity, some perspective on the past can be instructive about where we are and how much has changed. The department of classics is sponsoring a lecture next Friday, Nov. 15 that…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, performance, Alumni
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:58pm
We are fortunate to have so many faculty members who work diligently in the classroom, as well as the laboratory - whose scholarly research introduces innovation into their instruction efforts. Our students benefit and the institution grows as a result. Then there is a level of achievement even beyond those two types of outstanding contributions, when a faculty member has an outsized impact on a wide swath of their colleagues, on their careers,…
Tags: carbohydrates, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Earth, informatics, Meeting
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:55am
  UGA touted for women in STEM programs By Jessica Luton jluton@uga.edu   The University of Georgia is helping more women go into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to a recent College Database ranking. UGA comes in at number seven on The College Database’s “50 Colleges Advancing Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)” list.  A university that promotes STEM will mean more jobs for…
Tags: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Earth, College of Public Health, Institute for African American Studies
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 1:46pm
Incredible news for department of English alumna Ashlee (Adams) Crews ( A.B., 2000) who was selected for one of the six 2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards and will receive $30,000: In recognition of the special contributions women writers make to our culture and society, The Rona Jaffe Foundation is giving its nineteenth annual Writers’ Awards under a program that identifies and supports women writers of exceptional talent. The emphasis…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, scholars, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, University Housing
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 8:47am
  From a women’s perspective:  Friday Speaker Series brings together diverse women for thought-provoking lectures By Jessica Luton jluton@uga.edu           Beginning later this month, a Friday speaker series in the Franklin College Institute for Women’s Studies will feature female representatives from a variety of disciplines.  Faculty and staff from many areas of campus—marine sciences, health promotion, religion, political science,…
Tags: epimutagenesis, Dance Building, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 1:36pm
The Francine Merritt Award or Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication, presented by the National Communication Association's (NCA) Women's Caucus, honors the memory of Francine Merritt, who taught at Louisiana State University between 1947 and 1984. Congratulations to the 2013 Francine Merritt Award winner, professor and head of the department of communication studies, Barbara Biesecker: Dr. Biesecker's commitment to the…
Tags: leadership, Lamar Dodd School of Art, health, economics, Department of Marine Sciences
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:49am
  Fantastic - two Google scholarships. Difficult to verify, but we think Jennifer is the first UGA student to be selected for both awards. Big congratulations to her, Thiab Taha, and the computer science department. Image: Women-inspired Google doodle honoring Anita Borg, Grace Hopper and Lada Ada Lovelace
Tags: Department of Marine Sciences, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Institute for African American Studies, Lecture, Media