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Mon, 11/29/2021 - 10:29am
Despite the rise of feminism, a new UGA research study describes how romance films persist in stereotyping women’s roles. Based on a sample of 250 romance films—from “The Notebook” to “Up in the Air”—that were released between 2000 and 2014, the study found that many of those movies seem to initially question the gender status quo by positioning the female lead as adventurous and independent. But they typically end essentially the same way: with…
Tue, 06/29/2021 - 11:44am
The Institute for Women’s Studies will begin offering an undergraduate certificate in LGBTQ studies in fall 2021. The coursework is designed to provide students with an understanding of the interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching on the role of sexuality in culture and politics. This certificate will foster theoretical reflection on the history of social difference and how it connects to sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, and class.  The…
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 2:27pm
Traditional gendered patterns of child care persisted during the COVID-19 shutdown, with more than a third of couples relying on women to provide most or all of it, according to a study from University of Georgia researcher Kristen Shockley. Some previous research has found that typical familial patterns may get upended during crises, but that’s not what Shockley and her colleagues found in the early months of the COVID-19 shutdown. “Most people…
Tue, 03/03/2020 - 1:22pm
The Institute for Women’s Studies leads UGA recognition of the 2020 national Women’s History Month under the theme “Valiant Women of the Vote,” hosting numerous programs in March that honor the centennial of the 19th Amendment: This year’s Women’s History Month keynote address will be presented by Lisa Tetrault, associate professor of history in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Tetrault…
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 1:12pm
‘The Slow Moon Climbs' by Susan Mattern, Distinguished Research Professor of History, ponders the evolutionary benefit that renders women’s lives so valuable post-reproduction: She opens her book with an extraordinary example: that of Hoelun, the mother of the notorious Genghis Khan. Hoelun accomplished far more than simply giving birth to the notorious emperor of the Mongol Empire. Khan has more than 35 million direct male-line descendants.…
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 1:14pm
As UGA continues to celebrate 100 years of coeducation, the Institute for Women's Studies presents a timely and contextual discussion in their Friday Speaker Series on Feb. 1 at 12:20 in MLC 250. This year we celebrate the centennial of UGA officially admitting women, but where did women get an education before that? Undergraduate student Kristen Gragg will talk about her research into the Lucy Cobb Institute, as well as its sometimes troubled…
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:24am
Coeducation at the University of Georgia opened up a variety of fields where opportunities had been few, and over the decades has begun to change how women see themselves and engage their intellectual and career interests. Doctoral candidate Michelle Ziadie shares this thoughtful perspective from a scientist: It wasn't until I started graduate school that I really began to reflect on the challenges I faced as a woman of color pursuing a career…
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:55am
The University of Georgia is celebrating a century of coeducation this year and especially this fall, led by commemorations in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. In 1918, 12 women enrolled at UGA, all in the home economics program, which later became the College of FACS. The entire story of what came before is extraordinary and compelling, meaningful to everyone at UGA today - students, faculty and staff. This week on the chronicles,…
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:50am
The Suzi Bass Awards, celebrating professional theatre in Atlanta, announced its nominations for 2015 and UGA department of theatre and films studies faculty and alumni are well represented: Outstanding Featured Actor in Play---Dane Troy, My Children My Africa, Theatrical Outfit Outstanding Theatre for Young Audience Performance-- Ensemble---(featured JL Reed)---Courage, Alliance Theatre Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical  ---(featured Ben Davis…

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