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Mon, 10/03/2022 - 4:44pm
The University of Georgia has named nine faculty and academic leaders to the 2022-2023 class of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, including Franklin College faculty members Paula Lemons and Anne Shaffer. UGA established the program in 2015 as part of its Women’s Leadership Initiative to provide a select group of current faculty and administrators with an opportunity to develop leadership skills while gaining a deeper…
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 10:00am
The U.S. Chapter of “Women of Letters” (Mulherio das Letras), an all-women literary collective, launched a bilingual collection of poetry, Raízes: Brazilian Women Poets in Translation. Published by Venas Abiertas, and edited by UGA department of Romance Languages faculty members Cecília Paiva Ximenes Rodrigues and Cris Lira, Raízes brings together poems by forty-seven Brazilian writers of different identities and reveals the power of a new…
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…
Mon, 11/22/2021 - 1:35pm
"A Miscarriage of Justice," Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil by Cassia Roth, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, has won the 2021 Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize, sponsored by the Southern Historical Association, Latin American and Caribbean Section. A Miscarriage of Justice examines women's reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Rio de Janeiro,…
Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:32am
The University of Georgia established the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program in 2015 to 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. The program specifically focuses on issues women face in academic administration. Throughout the year long program, the participants will…
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, 08/18/2020 - 10:37am
On August 18, 1920, the United States ratified the #19thAmendment guaranteeing all American women the right to vote. We celebrate the suffragists who bravely fought the fight for equality, as well as the many women leading our country today. Our most important right and duty as citizens depends on full participation. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance…
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 9:59am
New books, along with perspective and insights on COVID-19, brought the work of Franklin faculty into a variety of media during March. A sample of the coverage and noted expertise: ‘Unworthy Republic’ Takes an Unflinching Look at Indian Removal in the 1830s - new book by Richard B. Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt reviewed in the New York Times The Stories That Skewed American Popular Memory of the Civil War, interview with…
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.…
Tue, 11/12/2019 - 1:05pm
Great story about the commitment to UGA by some of our most esteemed alumni: Set against the backdrop of a segregated south and a newly-integrated University of Georgia, eight students at UGA chartered the university’s first African American sorority in 1969. Backed by a powerful sisterhood and an alumnae network of over 600 graduates, the women of the Zeta Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta are celebrating 50 years of sisterhood, service and…
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:09am
History Matters/Back to the Future is a national nonprofit organization that “promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past, awarding “Sallie Bingham” grants to four students across the country to produce plays by female playwrights written before 1965. Senior theatre major Ellen Everitt will use one of the grants to fulfill her creative vision: Everitt plans to direct “The Emperor of the Moon” by Aphra Behn. The play, which was…
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:41am
The new issue of Research Magazine, full of great stories about Franklin College faculty, features a refreshed story we have highlighted in the past: archeologist Suzanne Pilaar Birch on the intersection of pregancy and fieldwork In March 2017, Suzanne Pilaar Birch turned to Twitter for help. The archaeologist and UGA assistant professor was considering an invitation to go on a dig in Cyprus, an offer that seemed irresistible—except that she…
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:30pm
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the faculty, students and alumni of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music bring to the stage Woman to Woman, the next performance in the Thursday Scholarship Series, on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. “Women’s history will come alive in this concert,” says faculty member and harpist Monica Hargrave, who decided last year she wanted to present a concert during Women’s History Month…
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:50am
A roundtable panel on “Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era” will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 400) of the Fine Arts Building. UGA faculty members will assess ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in American filmmaking today: The panel will include Antje Ascheid, associate professor of film studies; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology; Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of entertainment and…
Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:21am
Associate professor of art Stefanie Jackson is one of ten 2017 winners of the Anonymous Was A Woman award: Congratulations to Dodd professor Stefanie Jackson, recently awarded the 2017 Anonymous Was A Woman prize of $25,000! Anonymous Was A Women recognizes extraordinary accomplishment in midcareer female artists through “no-strings attached” grants that encourage the recipient to continue to develop their work. The name of the grant program…
Mon, 12/23/2013 - 10:44am
Very nice feature on the UGA homepage this week about an Institute of Higher Education program that sends recent college graduates to high schools in disadvantaged Georgia communities to advise students on preparing for college. It may seem like a banal point - that high school students need advisors and counselors - but its importance can't be overstated and this is actually one of the areas that schools could support students much better…
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 8:50am
Where do we get all these great candidates for administrative positions in higher education? The faculty, of course, though sometimes that process might not seem as symbiotic as it is. To shed light on that topic and more, UGA welcomes University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan to campus on Friday Dec. 6 at 11 am to deliver the 2013 Louise McBee Lecture in the chapel: Louise McBee Lecture 2013 “Great Expectations: Making Administrative…

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