Africa and its Diaspora

Posted 2 years 3 months ago

The African Studies Institute presents the 4th Annual International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora (AICAID 2015) from Wednesday, Nov. 11 to Friday, Nov. 13 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The theme for the conference is “Youth, Technology and Knowledge Expansion in Africa and Its Diaspora”:

The featured speakers for the conference include William Kisaalita, a professor in the UGA College of Engineering, and Uchenna Amadi-Ihunwo of Amatriy Consults in Johannesburg, South Africa. More than 50 papers are scheduled to be presented over the three days by...

Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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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 health, recycling and conserving on college campuses and protecting Georgia's honeybee population.

The Women and Girls in Georgia...

Women's Leadership Fellows

Posted 2 years 5 months ago
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Following up on the Women's Leadership Initiative announced in August, the Provost's Office is seeking nominations for a new fellows program created through the Initiative:

The Women's Leadership Fellows Program will provide a selected group of current faculty and administrators with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities. A particular focus of the program will be on the issues women face in academic administration.

This year's program will begin in...

The New South: People of the New America

Posted 2 years 5 months ago

LACSI and the Peabody Awards team up to present the screening of a documentary and a public discussion featuring 'Latino USA' host Maria Hinojosa Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries:

Hinojosa, the Peabody-­winning host of the public radio program Latino USA, will speak and lead a public discussion on the topic "The New South: People of the New America."

The event will include a screening of an episode of Hinojosa's PBS television show, America By the ­Numbers, that assesses cultural ­diversity in Clarkston, just 60 miles...

Women in campus leadership

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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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 Women's Leadership Initiative. Whitten charged a 10-member planning committee with assessing what barriers were preventing the...