Franklin Visiting Scholar: Jennifer Fluri

Posted 4 years 3 months ago
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The Franklin College Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership brings to campus visiting feminist political geographer Jennifer Fluri from Dartmouth to give an important talk on gender, security and violence in south and southwest Asia:

Fluri, an associate professor of geography and chair of the women's and gender studies program at Dartmouth College, will discuss "The Beautiful ‘Other:' A Critical Examination of ‘Western' Representations of Afghan Corporeal Modernity."


Fluri's research focuses on the geography, politics and economics of gender, security and...

Franklin Visiting Scholar: Diversity in STEM Education

Posted 4 years 5 months ago
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UGA welcomes Michael Summers, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, to present a public lecture promoting STEM education among minority students on Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Summers' lecture - and separate presentation on his research - is sponsored by the Franklin Visiting Scholars Program:

Summers' STEM lecture is titled, "The Meyerhoff Scholars: Successful Programs for Preparing a Diverse STEM Workforce." The Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a scholarship...

Learning About Islam in America

Posted 4 years 8 months ago

The Office of Institutional Diversity has organized an important discussion on Islam in America for Friday, Oct. 18, part of OID's Dialogues in Diversity lunchtime series. Integrating Bias and Emotion into Learning about Islam in America will be led by associate professor in the department of religion Alan Godlas:

Discourse about Islam in America evokes strong feelings and often conflicts with individual and collective biases. Rather than excluding such emotions and biases from cultural diversity learning, these emotions and biases can be utilized as rich resources on which to build...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted 4 years 9 months ago
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In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize and celebrate the cultures of Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and Spanish-speaking regions and countries of Central and South America. The week long event was expanded to 30 days in 1988 by President Reagan and National Hispanic Heritage Month is now celebrated annually from September 15- October 15. UGA will present events throughout the month the highlight the rich culture that forms such an important part of the vibrant American fabric:

Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute...

Defining the mix

Posted 5 years 2 weeks ago
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Diversity on campus can be construed as a conundrum, wrapped around an enigma, especially when we approve the goals but are not quite convinced about the means to achieve them. Absent a clear acceptance of the policies to promote ethnic, socio-economic and/or geographical diversity among the student population, the goals and benefits thereof remain murky and mired in controversy. And there arise additional questions: how can a place be made at the university for disadvantaged students? Might these attempts only succeed in confirming pre-existing notions about who college is for? This New...