Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:59am
Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Patricia Richards is known as a demanding instructor who dares her students to accept challenges that make them want to think on a level beyond a single course or grade: Fostering intellectual excitement in the classroom that inspires students, she helps build some of UGA’s most forward-thinking interdisciplinary programs. In addition to her joint appointment in the sociology department and the…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:11pm
Congratulations to professor and director of the Institute for Women’s Studies Juanita Johnson-Bailey, who has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia: Johnson-Bailey is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy in the College of Education, in addition to her appointment to the institute. ...…
Tags: poetry, African American Studies, Department of Genetics, Samantha Joye
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:17am
[The speaker is Siobhan B. Somerville, associate professor of English and gender and women's studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign]. Somerville's expertise includes feminist theory, queer studies and American literature. She has written extensively about the intersection of race and sexuality in U.S. literature and history and is currently studying immigration law and U.S. citizenship. Her publications include Queering the…
Tags: Four Towers Building, Dan Magill Tennis Complex, Department of Genetics
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:30am
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…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Computer Science, Lamar Dodd School of Art, flooding, Dawson Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:11am
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…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Department of Genetics, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor, performance
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:25am
Congratulations to Juanita Johnson-Bailey, director of the Institute for Women's Studies, who has been named the 2015 recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, an honor given by the American Association of University Women for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls: Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom teaching, educational and…
Tags: J Marshall Shepherd, Department of Genetics, performance, Lamar Dodd School of Art, flooding, Meeting
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 9:57am
The Global Education Forum invited lecture - Women in Science and Medicine: Challenges, Achievements and the Way Forward - is today at 11 am in Master's Hall at the Georgia Center. The lecture will be delivered by Henrietta Ukwu: M.D., FACP, FRAPS, Physician and Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Otsuka Pharmaceutical (OPDC). Ukwu's talk, “Regulatory Science in Pharmaceutical Medicine: Need and Impact on Global Societies,” is open…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Demosthenian Hall
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:41pm
The UGA Institute for Women’s Studies director, Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey, will make a guest appearance this weekend on Women’s Media Center Live, a weekly talk radio hour on CBS radio hosted by political activist and author Robin Morgan.   Johnson-Bailey’s appearance will air June 7 at 11 a.m. You can listen here as it happens or any time after the air date.   Johnson-Bailey holds the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship and she…
Tags: Department of Genetics, AI
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:01am
A special Blue-card and First-year Odyssey event will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in MLC 101, the keynote address for Women History Month at UGA - "A New Sisterhood for the Age of Twitter" by noted political theorist, activist and writer Robin Morgan: award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor and best-selling author, Robin Morgan. She is the founder and president of The Sisterhood is Global…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Competition, engineering, Lamar Dodd School of Art, 9
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:09am
A good, short essay In Defense of a Liberal Arts Major by UGA Franklin College student (Women's Studies) Alex Laughlin: I knew I wanted to be a journalist when I came to college, but I also knew I wanted to spend these years expanding my mind to the world. A major in journalism would teach me to write, which I already knew how to do, while a liberal arts major could force me to question my assumptions and beliefs. In women’s studies, I learned…
Tags: Church Hall, Department of Genetics, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, African-Americans
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 8:54am
  This Week in the Women’s Studies Lecture Series: Exploring Autism in the Theatre By JESSICA LUTON jluton@uga.edu Theatre and film provide insight and commentary on the culture around us.  Oftentimes it gives us perspective and helps us put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, but sometimes it also helps us see our own cultural stereotypes and misperceptions. Marla Carlson, a Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of theatre and film…
Tags: NIH, Department of Anthropology/Department of Geography, Department of Language and Literacy Education, Department of Genetics
Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:46am
Recent headlines concerning the actress Angelina Jolie brought renewed emphasis to the use of genetic testing. A new book by Franklin College assistant professor Kelly Happe further fleshes out the social and cultural context to the discussion of medical decision-making based on genetic testing: Although Jolie cautioned readers that risks are different for each woman and only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation,…
Tags: George Contini, Department of Genetics
Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:00am
There are lots of great opportunities to see extraordinary, new and/or rare films each week at the university. A few from this week include: Today, the Institute for Women's Studies presentations for Women's History Month continues with a showing of "It's a Girl," a documentary about the treatment of girls and women in China and India. 7 p.m., 148 SLC/MLC. The 5th annual Cinecittà series continues with "Habemas Papum" on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p…
Tags: Exhibit Opening, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Department of Genetics
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:27am
And speaking of communication studies, a new book by one of our terrific young faculty members from the department just received a national award: [Assistant professor of communication studies and women's studies] Belinda Stillion Southard will be honored with the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award from the National Communication Association at their annual convention in November for her book Militant Citizenship: Rhetorical Strategies of the National…
Tags: Department of History, Department of Genetics, Human Nature, Campus Transit Facility
Wed, 09/05/2012 - 10:34am
Traditional academic disciplines have devoted little systematic attention to issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality. In the past 30 years, feminist scholars have contributed to the reinterpretation of existing data and to the presentation of new knowledge about the diversity of women’s experiences. Through course work and outreach, the Institute for Women’s Studies offers students an opportunity to explore women’s lives in global and…
Tags: Department of Genetics