Teaching, and Learning, about Race

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Communications studies professor Tina Harris teaches UGA students about their country, their society and themselves:

Many students enter UGA with limited notions about the world as it exists beyond their own experience. Serious discussions about bias, privilege, race and class require great skill and grace in any setting. For communication studies professor Tina M. Harris, the classroom provides both a refuge and forum to help students gain an understanding about who they are and how they engage with the world around them.

"We talk about power, how power is constructed and...

2016 MLK, Jr., Freedom Breakfast

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Earlier today, the UGA community gathered for the 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Breakfast in the Grand Hall of the tate Student Center. Sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District, the MLK Freedom Breakfast commemorates the life of the late civil rights leader. This year's theme was "The Power of the Dream: One Step at a Time" and featured a keynote speech by Stacey Y. Abrams, House minority leader for the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for the 89th House District:

Abrams is the first woman to...

The power of international engagement

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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The great strengths of UGA, and American higher education more generally, are encapsulated in its international engagement and appeal. The diversity and flexibilty of American higher education - so many choices, majors and programs, no single path to success - bring many to the United States to study, prepare, train and succeed. It's a two-way street, and this diversity creates a dynamic atmosphere wherever it manifests. But the 'pull' of this system on people beyond our shores presents a multitude of advantages for every campus. The influx of new people, ideas, perspectives and creativity...

Africa and its Diaspora

Posted 2 years 7 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 8 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...