Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted 4 years 5 months ago
1928 The Dancing from Tehuantepec painting

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 4 years 8 months ago
Unity_in_Diversity faces

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...

Networking advice

Posted 4 years 11 months ago

Our own Kecia Thomas, psychology professor and senior advisor to the dean in the Franklin College Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership, will take part in an interview on Minnesota Public Radio, giving advice on the importance of networking for young minorities:

Kecia Thomas, author of "Diversity Dynamics in the Workplace," wrote about mentoring as a key to minority success in professional environments. "Mentoring relationships provide critical personal and professional development opportunities throughout one's career," she observed. "These relationships are especially...

3000 years of human occupation

Posted 5 years 1 month ago

The department of anthropology will host a very interesting public lecture on January 18, one that brings guest lecturer Scott Fitzpatrick from the University of Oregon to campus to discuss human activity and biological diversity on the Western Caroline Islands of Micronesia:

The Palauan archipelago--considered to be on of the most ecologically diverse regions of the world-- is located in the northwest tropical Pacific and consists of hundreds of different island types, ranging from ones larger and mostly volcanic, to the much smaller atolls and uplifted limestone "Rock Islands"....

25th Anniversary of African Studies Institute

Posted 5 years 4 months ago
African continent, with colors and designs.

Beginning Nov. 1, the University will mark the 25th anniversary of the African Studies Institute with a conference, theatre performances, film screenings and lectures to showcase the richness and diversity of the continent:

"The political, economic and cultural importance of Africa continues to grow, which makes this an especially opportune time for faculty, staff and students as well as community members to learn more about the continent and its people," said Akinloye Ojo, director of the UGA African Studies Institute and associate professor of comparative literature and African...