diversity

Debugging the Gender Gap

Posted 1 week 8 hours ago

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 women and minorities code?  

The screening will be in the auditorium of the UGA Special Collections Library. 

 

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Author and professor Barbara McCaskill

Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago
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One of the great scholars as well as one of our most important campus leaders, Professor of English Barbara McCaskill attributes her parents' experience in the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement with her success, drive and interests:

They knew the value of an education and wanted their children to take advantage of the opportunities they were afforded as a result of the civil rights movement, so they instilled the value of history, literature and education in their children, something McCaskill credits for her 25-year career at UGA.

"I wanted to pursue a career...

TrowelBlazers - Raising Horizons

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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An international collaboration dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science, Trowelblazers has convened and participated in panels discussing women in science at the Royal Society and the London Feminist Conference, and a wide variety of events and activities including the Cambridge Science Festival, Skeptics in the Pub 15th Anniversary Show, a Jump! magazine feature, Wikipedia Edit-a-thons on two continents, Ada Lovelace Day events. They have been invited to the...

Women's Leadership Fellows inaugurates next class

Posted 5 months 1 week ago
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The pipeline for campus leaders at UGA continues to grow stronger with the next class of Women's Leadership Fellows announced this week:

The 2016-2017 cohort, which includes representatives from eight schools and colleges as well as the Division of Student Affairs, will attend monthly meetings where they will learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers from academia, business and other fields. The program, which was created in 2015 as part of the university's Women's Leadership Initiative, also features a concluding weekend retreat in June for more in-...

Expanding opportunity

Posted 6 months 6 days ago
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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 for another five years thanks to a new $4 million NSF grant. The program, led by UGA's Office of Institutional Diversity, funds...

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