UGA Peach State LSAMP Summer Bridge Program

July 06, 2014 | 8:45 amJuly 26 | 12:00 pm

The Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Peach State LSAMP) program will be hosting their annual "Building Bridges" Summer Institute at UGA from July 6-25, 2014! Peach State LSAMP aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students completing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). During the "Building Bridges" Summer Institute, Peach State LSAMP hosts 14 incoming minority STEM freshmen for a three-week long residential program. The students will participate in professional development, academic enrichment, and social engagement activities designed to facilitate their transition from high school to the university setting. The program schedule includes workshops regarding effective resume writing, lab tours, research presentations, and panels focusing on student services available at UGA. Our "Building Bridges" students also have the wonderful opportunity to take mock Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English courses so that they can be introduced to the rigor of college-level instruction prior to the start of the academic year. Students also are able to share one-on-one interactions with STEM faculty, staff, and professionals from both UGA and our surrounding community. This year's students will also take a trip to Atlanta to visit Emory University and the Georgia Aquarium!

DEADLINE TO APPLY WAS MAY 30, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.pslsamp.uga.edu/registration.html.

For more information, contact:

706-542-0058

14th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture

April 03, 2014 | 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Donna Brazile, vice chair of voter registration and participation for the Democratic National Committee and former chair of the committee’s Voting Rights Institute, will deliver the 14th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture April 3 at 4 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Tate Student Center on the University of Georgia campus.

Brazile worked on every Democratic presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign. Brazile is the author of the best-selling memoir “Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics.” She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Uclick, a columnist for Ms. Magazine, and an on-air contributor to CNN, NPR and ABC, where she regularly appears on “This Week.”

In August 2009, O, The Oprah Magazine chose Brazile as one of its “20 Remarkable Visionaries” for the magazine’s first-ever O Power List. Washington magazine named her among the “100 Most Powerful Women,” Essence Magazine called her one of the “Top 50 Women in America,” and she received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement. The annual lecture honors Mary Frances Early, the first African-American to earn a degree from UGA, and her legacy at the university. Early graduated with a master’s degree in music education in 1962 and completed her specialist in education degree in 1967. The lecture recognizes Early’s dedication toward making UGA an institution of higher learning for all people. The lecture series strives to demonstrate the progress that has been made in achieving her vision as well as to identify the work that remains to be done.

The Mary Frances Early Lecture is sponsored by the Graduate School, Graduate and Professional Scholars and the Office of Institutional Diversity.

The event is free and open to the public.

Location

Grand Hall of Tate Student Center

For more information, contact:

706-425-2953

2014 Charter Lecture: Reflections on Nelson Mandela

March 31, 2014 | 11:15 am12:30 pm

Award winning journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the first African-American woman to attend the University of Georgia, returned to her alma mater on March 31 to deliver a Charter Lecture titled “Reflections on Nelson Mandela.”

“Charlayne Hunter-Gault is one of the towering figures in the history of the University of Georgia, and one of its greatest advocates,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “Her role in the integration of UGA opened the doors of public higher education to tens of thousands of students. We are honored that she is returning to campus to deliver the Charter Lecture.”

Hunter-Gault, who graduated from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1963, has worked in several of the nation’s top print and broadcast news outlets and has been honored with several awards, including two Emmy Awards and three Peabody Awards. In 1997, she became the chief correspondent in Africa for National Public Radio. She joined CNN in 1999 as its bureau chief and correspondent in Johannesburg, South Africa and returned to NPR as a special correspondent in 2005. In 2007, she published the book “New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance” and in 2012 published “To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement.” The lecture will broadcast live on channel 15 of the university and Charter cable systems and streamed live at http://www.ctl.uga.edu.

“Charlayne Hunter-Gault knows a lot about courage; her life and her career have exemplified it,” said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “So it is particularly fitting that she is returning to campus to deliver a Charter Lecture that reflects on the life of Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most courageous leaders.”

After graduating from UGA, Hunter-Gault joined the staff of The New Yorker. She later worked as a reporter and evening news anchor for a Washington, D.C. television station and then for a decade as a reporter for The New York Times. She joined PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer Report in 1978 and for two decades was a national correspondent for what is now the PBS NewsHour. She has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, since 1997 and interviewed Mandela on several occasions and at a number of pivotal moments—including shortly after his release from prison in 1990 and just before his election as president of South Africa in 1994.

In addition to her Emmy and Peabody Awards, Hunter-Gault has received the Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists and in 2005 was inducted into the NABJ Hall of Fame. She has been honored with an American Women in Radio and Television award, and her human rights reporting has been recognized by Amnesty International. She holds more than three dozen honorary degrees and is on the board of the Carter Center and the Committee to Protect Journalists. She is co-chair of the African Media Initiative, an organization that works to strengthen the continent’s private and independent media sector, and was formerly a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Hunter-Gault’s first book was a memoir published in 1992 about her childhood and years at UGA titled “In My Place.” She has returned to campus on numerous occasions since her graduation.

In 1985, UGA created the annual Holmes-Hunter lecture in honor of her and the late Hamilton Holmes, who registered for classes on the same day as Hunter-Gault and was the first African-American man to be admitted to UGA. In 1988, Hunter-Gault became the first African American to deliver the university’s commencement address. In 1992, she and Holmes established an academic scholarship for black students at UGA. In 2001, the campus building where Hunter-Gault and Holmes registered for classes was renamed the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building to mark the 40th anniversary of the university’s desegregation. A decade later, Hunter-Gault donated her papers to the university’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies as part of the university’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation. She currently sits on the board of the George Foster Peabody Awards, which are administered by the Grady College and are the oldest honor in electronic media.

The Charter Lecture Series was established in 1988 to honor the high ideals expressed in the 1785 charter that created UGA as the first state-chartered university in America. Previous speakers have included U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, biologist Edward O. Wilson, literary critic and scholar Henry Louis Gates, and geographer and author Jared M. Diamond. For a list of past Charter lecturers, see http://provost.uga.edu/documents/charter_lecture_history.pdf.

Location

UGA Chapel

True Colors 2.0

March 25, 2014 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Diversity Certificate Course

This workshop dives deeper into the “True Colors” model and will focus on giving participants skills and tools in communicating across the color spectrum, responding when colors fade(yours and others) and increasing their least bright color. This workshop is opened ONLY to faculty and staff who have participated in a True Colors workshop.

Facilitator: L Randolph Carter- Office of Institutional Diversity

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

Adinkra Hall (407 Memorial Hall)

Disability and Diversity: Understanding and Supporting Varied Abilities at UGA

March 21, 2014 | 9:30 am12:00 pm

Diversity Certificate Course

This workshop will increase your awareness of disability on campus and beyond. It will foster discussions around defining disability, current demographics, disability history in Georgia and the United States, policies that pertain to the full participation of students and colleagues with disabilities on campus, and campus and state disability resources. Skills will be built in communicating with and supporting people with disabilities. Tools will be shared that will increase participants ability to fully support and include students and colleagues with disabilities at UGA.

Facilitators: Dr. Carol Laws and Tracy Rackensperger- College of Family and Consumer Sciences Disability Studies Program

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

Rivers Crossing Room G62

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

March 19, 2014 | 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Diversity Certificate Course

This course provides an introduction and discussion of the University's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy. It is designed to give participants a detailed description of the provisions of the policy, an understanding of their responsibilities, and a practical approach to compliance. The course is appropriate for all University employees.

Facilitator: Kristopher Stevens, J.D. Assoc. Director, Equal Opportunity Office

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

Staff Training & Development Rm C

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

NCBI: Diversity/Prejudice Reduction Workshop

February 18, 2014 | 9:00 am1:00 pm

Diversity Certificate Course

Through interactive skill building activities participants will learn how they have been taught to think and act as members of their racial, gender, and other identity groups. Participants will also learn skills to bridge differences and encourage dialogue. Completion of this course will count towards the completion of the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate offered by the Office of Institutional Diversity.

Facilitator: UGA’s NCBI Team

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

TBA

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

February 03, 2014 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Diversity Certificate Course

This course provides an introduction and discussion of the University's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy. It is designed to give participants a detailed description of the provisions of the policy, an understanding of their responsibilities, and a practical approach to compliance. The course is appropriate for all University employees.

Facilitator: Kristopher Stevens, J.D. Assoc. Director, Equal Opportunity Office

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

Staff Training & Development Rm C

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

Bullying and Diversity

February 03, 2014 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Diversity Certificate Course

This course will examine the intersect between bullying, intolerance and diversity. It will offer participants skills and tools to resist bullying and encourage supportive and diverse work environments.

Facilitator: Dr. Corey Johnson- College of Education

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

TBA

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

“Meet Me At Equality: The People’s March on Washington,”

February 02, 2014 | 10:00 pm12:00 pm

“Meet Me At Equality: The People’s March on Washington,” 10 p.m., WUGA-TV This documentary provides a first hand account of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington through the eyes of several people who were there. The film is produced and directed by Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate James A. Rada and co-produced by Howard University Professor Shane K. Gooding. Additional telecast dates and times are available at wugatv.org.

Location

WUGA-TV

For more information, contact:

Zoe Johnson
706-542-5773

FaceOff 2014 Step Show

February 01, 2014 | 7:00 pm10:00 pm

The National Pan-Hellenic Council’s annual dance competition will feature performances by fraternities and sororities. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Tate Student Center Cashier Window.

Location

Classic Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-5773

NCBI: Diversity/Prejudice Reduction Workshop

January 31, 2014 | 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Diversity Certificate Course

Through interactive skill building activities participants will learn how they have been taught to think and act as members of their racial, gender, and other identity groups. Participants will also learn skills to bridge differences and encourage dialogue. Completion of this course will count towards the completion of the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate offered by the Office of Institutional Diversity.

Facilitator: UGA's NCBI Team

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

TBA

Diversity @ UGA: Beyond the Numbers

January 28, 2014 | 9:00 am12:00 pm

Diversity Certificate Course

This course will offer a detail look at UGA’s diversity by going beyond the historical and demographic interpretations often associated with UGA’s Diversity. It will also highlight the numerous diversity initiatives that make up UGA’s diversity web. Finally, it will illustrate crucial roles that faculty and staff can play in enhancing the culture of inclusion at UGA. This is a core course for the Diversity Certificate Program.

Facilitator: L. Randolph Carter, Office of Institutional Diversity

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

Room A/B Staff Training & Development

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

Dr. King’s Legacy: What does it mean for healthcare in this country?

January 17, 2014 | 1:00 pm2:00 pm

A special presentation by Dr. Pamela Roshell, US Department of Health and Human Services
January 17, 2014
116 Dawson Hall
1 - 2pm

Location

116 Dawson Hall

President’s Fulfilling the Dream Awards

January 17, 2014 | 11:11 am |

The University of Georgia presented three awards to community members working toward equality, diversity and justice Jan. 17 as part of the 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District.

Mark Dawkins, associate dean for academic programs and an associate professor of accounting in the Terry College of Business; Ernest Hardaway, assistant superintendent of human resources for the Clarke County School District; and Dervin Cunningham, a fourth-year biological science major, all received the 2014 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Awards for their work in the Athens-Clarke County community to make King’s dream of equality and justice a reality.

Dawkins teaches undergraduate and graduate financial accounting classes at UGA. He oversees eight of Terry College’s nine undergraduate degree programs, as well as Terry College’s five master’s programs. He served as the Terry College’s first director of diversity relations from 2004-2008 and continues to support Terry’s diversity efforts. He served as president of UGA’s Black Faculty and Staff Organization for five years (2007-2012) and continues to serve on the group’s executive committee. He has an open door policy and often meets with students over lunch to discuss their progress at UGA and career options after graduation. He and his wife, Janyce, host students, faculty and staff at their house several times each year.

Hardaway has been with the school district for 40 years and has worked as a middle school science teacher, assistant principal, director of the parent information center, director of plant services, deputy superintendent, interim superintendent and executive director of student support services. He is a member of the Classic City Golf Association, which is a group of local African-American golfers that holds an annual fundraiser for youth in the community. The group helps support students in need with transportation and supplies to attend college. He is a Clarke County School District liaison to the NAACP education committee. He has participated in the school’s dropout roundup, where he visits the homes of dropouts on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Cunningham aspires to become a medical doctor and is interested in preventive and holistic care. A first generation college student, Cunningham is the son of Jamaican immigrants. He grew up in Albany. He has volunteered with the local Boys and Girls Club, the Clarke Middle School band, the Troy Burgess Mentoring Program and UGA Miracle’s Dance Marathon fundraising program. He is a member of the Roosevelt Institute, the Blue Key Honor Society and the Gridiron Secret Society. He is the co-founder of Project R.A.I.S.E., which aims to increase the retention of African-Americans and Latinos in science. Cunningham has been part of the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, which uses recruitment and retention initiatives to increase the number of minority students who complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

U.S. Rep. David Scott was the keynote speaker for event.

Dialogues in Diversity: Integrating Bias and Emotion into Learning about Islam in America

October 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm

The Office of Institutional Diversity invites you to a lunchtime discussion on Islam in America. Discourse about Islam in America evokes strong feelings and often conflicts with individual and collective biases. Rather than excluding such emotions and biases from cultural diversity learning, these emotions and biases can be utilized as rich resources on which to build a more scientific, humanistic, and emotionally intelligent learning environment. This dialogue will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to discuss strategies for exploring worldviews and emotionally charged issues that may involve or conflict with biases.

Speaker: Dr. Alan Godlas

Associate Professor and Co-Director, UGA-Morocco Maymester Program
Department of Religion
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Friday, October 18, 2013
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Tate Student Center – Reception Hall

Lunch is provided and prior registration is required. The series is free and spaces will be filled on a first come basis.

Location

Reception Hall, Tate Student Center

For more information, contact:

8th Annual Peach State LSAMP National Symposium & Research Conference

October 10, 2013 | 8:30 amOctober 12 | 1:30 pm

The Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Peach State LSAMP) will host its 8th Annual Fall National Symposium and Research Conference on October 10–12, 2013 in Marietta, Georgia.Hosted by Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.

This year's conference theme is Power of STEM. Sessions will be available for both professional development and enhancement, featuring concurrent oral and poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate student research. An exhibitor fair, which will include numerous graduate schools, government agencies, corporations, and businesses, will be on-site to recruit students and expose them to opportunities in their respective programs.

For more information, visit http://pslsamp.uga.edu/conference.html.

Location

Marietta, GA

For more information, contact:

706-542-0032

BFSO’s Founders Luncheon

September 16, 2013 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Patricia Barron, chief magistrate judge for Athens-Clarke County and a University of Georgia faculty member, will deliver the keynote address at UGA’s Black Faculty and Staff Organization’s 11th Annual Founders Award Scholarship Luncheon Sept. 16.

To be held from noon until 1:30 p.m. in Mahler Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, the luncheon will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to network.

Tickets are available for purchase until Sept. 12. Prices are $30 per ticket or $240 for a table of eight. Proceeds from the luncheon directly benefit BFSO’s scholarship program, which awards a $750 scholarship to a current undergraduate, graduate and professional student at UGA.

“A lot of students who come to great universities, such as the University of Georgia, are very smart, but sometimes things aren’t there financially as much as they could be, and this scholarship provides some help,” said Cedric Miller, president of BFSO. “So everything from this luncheon is going to a great cause.”

Barron has served as chief magistrate judge since 2002. She has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1979 and has called Athens home for 24 years. She is the former president of the Western Circuit Bar Association in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties. She most recently served as chairman of the board of directors of Athens Technical College and currently serves as treasurer of the board of directors of the Athens Tutorial Program Inc.

During the past 17 years, Barron has worked as an adjunct professor in the UGA School of Law, teaching a course to help students develop skills in interviewing, counseling and negotiations. Barron also has written a children’s book, Meet Judge Patricia Barron, to encourage children to pursue the field of law.

“Judge Barron is a faculty member of the University of Georgia, and she has done some phenomenal things,” Miller said. “This is going to be a fantastic luncheon, one of the best yet.”

Contact Mark Dawkins at mdawkins@uga.edu or 404-542-9330 to purchase tickets or tables for the luncheon.

For more information, visit http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/patricia-barron-to-speak-black-faculty-staff-founders-luncheon/.

Location

Mahler Hall

For more information, contact:

404-542-9330

LGBTRC Open House

August 14, 2013 | 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Location

221 Memorial Hall

For more information, contact:

LGBTRC
706-542-4007

Office of Multicultural Services and Programs Open House

August 13, 2013 | 2:00 pm4:00 pm

The Office of Multicultural Services and Programs invites you to its Open House Reception on Tuesday, August 13, from 2:00-4:00 pm on the 4th floor of Memorial Hall (please see the attached flyer).

At 2:30 pm there will be a short presentation to welcome UGA’s new VP for Student Affairs, Mr. Victor Wilson.

For more information, contact:

MSP
706-542-5773

Office of Multicultural Services and Programs Open House

August 13, 2013 | 2:00 pm4:00 pm

The Office of Multicultural Services and Programs invites you to its Open House Reception on Tuesday, August 13, from 2:00-4:00 pm on the 4th floor of Memorial Hall (please see the attached flyer).

At 2:30 pm there will be a short presentation to welcome UGA’s new VP for Student Affairs, Mr. Victor Wilson.

For more information, contact:

MSP
706-542-5773

The University will recognize Mary Frances Early with an honorary doctor of law degree

May 10, 2013 | 9:30 am9:30 pm

Approximately 4,164 undergraduates and 1,091 graduate students—a total of 5,255—are eligible to walk in the University of Georgia’s spring Commencement ceremonies on May 10.

Undergraduate Commencement is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Sanford Stadium, and U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., will give the graduation address.

An estimated 176 doctoral candidates and 915 master’s and specialist degree students will be eligible to walk in the graduate ceremony at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. UGA professor Stephen Hajduk, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, will address the graduates and guests.

During the ceremony, the university will recognize Mary Frances Early with an honorary doctor of laws degree. Early, who graduated from UGA in 1962 with her master’s degree in music education, was among the first African-American students to enroll at the university and the first to graduate. She received her specialist degree in music education from UGA in 1967.

Early went on to achieve several accomplishments as a music educator, teacher and mentor to numerous students in her 37 years with the Atlanta Public Schools. During her professional career, she served as a music teacher, planning and development coordinator, elementary division curriculum specialist and music resource teacher at various schools within the system, including John Hope and Wesley Avenue elementary schools and Coan Middle School.

Both ceremonies will be broadcast live on channel 15 of the university and Charter cable systems and streamed live at http://www.ctl.uga.edu. No backpacks, bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches or unopened packages will be allowed at either venue.

Location

10am - Stegeman Coliseum | 7pm Sandford Stadium

19th Annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture

April 19, 2013 | 12:30 pm2:30 pm

"The Woman Question: Gender, Sexuality and Public Policy"

presented by:

Dr. Janet Jakobsen,
Barnard College

Free and open to the public. Reception honoring the Coley famill will precede the lecture at 11:30am in the GMOA lobby.

Location

M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art

For more information, contact:

706-542-2846

Dialogues in Diversity Lunchtime Series: Red & Blue, Not Just Black & White: Politics and Diversity

April 19, 2013 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm

The Office of Institutional Diversity in partnership with the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies invites you to a lunchtime discussion around diversity, demographics and politics.

Red and Blue, Not Just Black and White: Politics and Diversity in Georgia

Dr. Charles S. Bullock, III
Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science

Department of Political Science
School of Public and International Affairs

Demographic changes have direct implications on public policy and politics. The recent general and presidential elections highlighted changes in both the US population and the electorate. Georgia’s changing demographics place the state in the forefront of anticipated changes in public policy and politics. This Dialogue will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to discuss the political implications, challenges and opportunities resulting from changing demographics nationally and within the State of Georgia.

Lunch is provided and therefore prior registration is required. The series is free and spaces will be filled on a first come basis.

To register for each dialogue, please send an email with your name and department to rsvpOID@uga.edu.

Location

Richard B. Russell Building, Special Collections Libraries Room 285

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

Franklin Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

April 11, 2013 | 4:30 pm6:30 pm

Speaker: Joseph Boyden

The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Institute for Native American Studies will present a lecture and reading by Native Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden April 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building. The lecture, part of the Franklin Visiting Scholars series, is free and open to the public.

Boyden grew up in Ontario and is of Irish, Scottish and Anishinaabe heritage. His debut novel, “Three Day Road,” is the story of two Cree soldiers serving in the Canadian military during World War I. The novel, inspired by the story of a legendary WWI sniper, won the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Award. Boyden’s second novel, “Through the Black Spruce,” won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.

Boyden is known for writing about the heritage and culture of First Nations peoples, a designation that refers to more than 600 governments of aboriginal people of Canada representing a population of nearly 700,000.

“The history of indigenous people in North America spans thousands of years, a history that bring important context to understanding our modern society,” said Jace Weaver, Franklin Professor of Native American Studies and Religion and director of the Institute for Native American Studies. “Joseph Boyden is a powerful storyteller and celebrated writer whose works share some of the little-known facets of this history—and present—of North America.”

The Franklin Visiting Scholars program assists faculty in bringing to UGA outstanding scholars who also are diversity champions and leaders on their campuses and in their disciplines. The program assists units in developing diverse professional networks for both faculty and graduate student recruitment, development and retention; informs units about effective discipline-based strategies for creating a climate for diversity and inclusion; and assists in developing new collaborations.

For more information, visit http://www.franklin.uga.edu.

Location

Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building

For more information, contact:

706-542-1492

Adrienne Childs to lecture at Georgia Museum of Art

April 04, 2013 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm

29th Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture: “Ornamental Blackness: The Black Body in Western Decorative Arts”

Adrienne L. Childs, a scholar, art historian and curator, will deliver the 29th Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture, “Ornamental Blackness: The Black Body in Western Decorative Arts,” April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art on the University of Georgia campus.

Childs has received fellowships from the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, the Sterling and Clark Institute, the David C. Driskell Center and the University of Maryland Graduate School. Her lecture is in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition “Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina,” which opens at the museum on May 4. The lecture will center on the presence of Africans in the Western decorative arts. Childs will emphasize the origins of the preference for the exotic black as a decorative motif among Europeans. The lecture will connect two areas of the museum’s collection: the decorative arts and works by artists from the African diaspora. A reception will follow the lecture.

“Some of the finest decorative arts are propaganda driven and, arguably, all objects incorporate some cultural meaning,” said Dale Couch, GMOA’s curator of decorative arts. “[Childs] uses Western decorative arts for its value as evidence in understanding the depiction of African people and to fathom the meaning of western perceptions of this exotic other through the lens of colonialism, racism and slavery.”

The Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture is an annual event in honor of Holbrook, the founder and first director of the Georgia Museum of Art. Holbrook founded the museum with a collection of 100 American paintings in honor of his wife Eva Underhill Holbrook and served as director emeritus until he was almost 100 years old. Previous lectures have been delivered by scholars including Francis Naumann and Alexander Nemerov.

The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Museum Information: Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton St., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see http://www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).

For more information, visit http://www.georgiamuseum.org.

Location

Georgia Museum of Art

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US State Department Director General to deliver second annual Hollowell Lecture

April 03, 2013 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, director general of the foreign service and director of human resources at the U.S. State Department will deliver the second annual University of Georgia Donald L. Hollowell Lecture April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Thomas-Greenfield’s lecture is entitled, “American Humanitarianism and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.” A reception for guests will be held preceding the lecture, at 6 p.m.

Thomas-Greenfield served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia from 2008 to 2012 prior to her appointment as director general and director of human resources. She began her career in foreign service in 1982 and has served in Kenya, Nigeria, Gambia, Jamaica, Pakistan and Switzerland. From 2006 to 2008, she was principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs and from 2004 to 2006 she was deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

In recognition of her work with refugees, Thomas-Greenfield received the 2000 Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs. She is also the 2007 and 2008 recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Service Award.

Before joining the State Department, Thomas-Greenfield taught political science at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the University of Wisconsin.

The Donald L. Hollowell Lecture, which is in its second year, invites presenters to share their research in civil and human rights as well as social and economic sustainability. Obie Clayton Jr., the inaugural Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies, developed the lecture to honor Hollowell, a civil rights attorney. Hollowell was the lead counsel in Holmes v. Danner, the landmark case that allowed admission for Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, the first African-American students to enroll at the university in 1961. The lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work and the Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies.

Location

the Richard B Russell Building Sepecial Collections Libraries

For more information, contact:

706-542-7662

Clifford Lewis Lecture

April 03, 2013 | 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Dr. Ketra Armstrong

“Self and Sport: A Journey of Discovery”

Ketra L. Armstrong, a nationally recognized scholar on race, gender and the social psychology of managing, marketing and participating in sports will present the annual Clifford Lewis Scholar Lecture April 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Room S151 of the Lamar Dodd School of Art on the University of Georgia campus.

Armstrong, associate dean for graduate programs and faculty affairs and a professor of sport management in the University of Michigan’s school of kinesiology, will present a lecture titled “Self and Sport: A Journey of Discovery.”

She is a former NCAA Division I scholarship student athlete (basketball player), women’s basketball coach and athletic administrator. Over the years, she has performed integral roles in the advising/consulting, research, management, marketing and/or media relations for numerous youth, community, collegiate, professional and international sport events.

She is a member of the UM Diversity Council, an internal advisory board member for the UM SHARP Research Center, former vice president for the NCAA Scholarly Colloquium, and has served as president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, a board member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and a member of the prestigious Wade Trophy Selection Committee.

Armstrong is also a freelance sport broadcaster, and received the 2001 Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Columbus, Ohio, Association of Black Journalists. In 2010, she received the Honorary Guiding Woman in Sport Award.

In 2011, an article she co-authored titled, “Market Analyses of Race and Sport Consumption,” was selected among the top 20 articles published in the past 20 years by Sport Marketing Quarterly. She was inducted as a Research Fellow by the North American Society for Sport Management in 2008. She co-authored an article that received the 2004 Outstanding Research Award from the Sport Marketing Association. She received the 2002 Young Professional Award from the American Association of Active Lifestyle and Fitness and the 2001 Outstanding Probationary Faculty Research Award from Ohio State University.

Previously, Armstrong has worked at California State University, Long Beach, as a professor and director of the graduate program in sport management and at Ohio State University as associate professor in sport management.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UGA College of Education’s department of kinesiology in honor of the late associate dean and physical education professor Clifford Lewis. Lewis was a teacher, administrator and scholar as a faculty member at UGA from 1946 until her retirement in 1984. Her career reflected a dedication to enhancing the quality of life for others and in particular those involved in physical education and physical activity.

Location

S151 Lamar Dodd School of Art

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Dr. Billy Hawkins

13th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture

April 02, 2013 | 4:00 pmApril 4 | 6:00 pm

Hank Klibanoff, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the James M. Cox, Jr. Professor of Journalism at Emory University, will deliver the 13th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture April 2 at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.

The lecture honors Mary Frances Early, the first African American to earn a degree from UGA, and her legacy at the university. Early graduated with a master’s degree in music education in 1962. She completed her specialist in education degree in 1967.

In 2007, Klibanoff won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation.” The book explores news coverage of civil rights from the 1930s through the late 1960s, particularly the impact of the black press, the Northern press, the Southern liberal and segregationist press, television and photojournalism.

Klibanoff is the managing editor of the Civil Rights Cold Case Project. The project uses investigative reporting to expose the truth behind unsolved racial murders that took place during the civil rights era in the South in an effort to bring exposure, reconciliation and, where possible, criminal prosecution.

Klibanoff also serves on numerous boards and committees, including the John Chancellor Excellence in Journalism Award committee at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the board of VOX Teen Communications, an Atlanta non-profit youth development organization, and formerly served on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors.

The annual lecture recognizes Mary Frances Early’s dedication toward making UGA an institution of higher learning for all people. The lecture series strives to demonstrate the progress that has been made in achieving her vision as well as to identify the work that remains to be done.

The Mary Frances Early Lecture is sponsored by the Graduate School, Graduate and Professional Scholars and the Office of Institutional Diversity.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Mary Frances Early Lecture, see grad.uga.edu.

For more information, visit http://grad.uga.edu/.

Location

UGA Chapel

For more information, contact:

706-425-2953

7th Annual UGA Global Educational Forum:

April 02, 2013 | 8:00 am5:00 pm

2013 Theme: Obesity, Food Security, and Nutrition in Global Context

Education is a priority for…addressing the world’s challenges
- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (September 24, 2012)

The 2012 G8 Summit featured President Obama’s Keynote address on food security and nutrition, who informed of the critical need for the achievement of sustained and inclusive agricultural growth, highlighting the issue in a new alliance for food security and nutrition, which underscores the commitment to “achieving global food security” (http://www.state.gov/s/globalfoodsecurity/190282.htm; Guardian, 2012, 1).

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food acquired in a socially acceptable ways to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life” (World Summit, 1996).

Globalization of food production, coupled with advances in the technology of processing and preservation, has revolutionized what we eat and drink today. Global changes in food production and distribution, as well as in nutrition, affect human development across the lifespan. Natural disasters, political and cultural conflicts, technological changes, and the burden of policies that fail to address problems of food security and genetically modified foods influence the dietary needs and food choices of worldwide populations. Most vulnerable populations affected by issues of food insecurity and nutrition number about 900 million worldwide, with the majority being women and young children. The growing global issues of food insecurity and nutrition have prompted researchers and scholars to seek solutions. The 2013 Global Educational Forum brings together university-wide researchers and scholars to share state-of-the-art programmatic and research findings on food insecurity and nutrition in the global context.

Improving food security and nutrition is about more than just increasing the quantity of energy intake – it is also about improving the quality of food in terms of dietary diversity, variety, nutrient content and safety.
–Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012. http://www.fao.org/publications/sofi/en/

Forum goals:
• Provide state-of-the-art research on food security and nutrition.
• Educate about excellent food choices and nutritional habits.
• Share evidence-based knowledge on physical activity promotion to reduce obesity.
• Communicate knowledge about food safety in production, distribution and consumption.
• Discuss food and nutrition policies responsive to the needs of human population across the life span.

Location

Tate Student Center Grand Hall A,B, & C

Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue of Hope

March 27, 2013 | 6:30 pm8:30 pm

The Dean of Students Office in collaboration with various offices throughout Student Life will hold a campus-wide screening of the documentary The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue of Hope and a talk with the filmmaker directly following the screening. This is an incredibly powerful and moving film that reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate and how we as a species can overcome them. For six years the filmmaker worked with unprecedented access to some of the most venomous ideologies and violent conflicts of our time, including the White Supremacist movement, Christian Fundamentalism as an anti-gay platform, Muslim Extremism, Israeli settlers/soldiers and the Palestinian Intifada. The film includes interviews with leading sociological, psychological, and neurological experts and intersperses stories of redemption told by former “combatants.” After the screening, filmmaker Mike Ramsdell will discuss the emotional and biological mechanisms that make all of us susceptible to acts and ideologies of hate and how these very same traits make us equally capable of overcoming them.

Location

MLC Room 102

For more information, contact:

706-542-4077

Available Forms

Anatomy of Hate

Diversity Certificate Course: Engaging Your Personality Style to Embracing Diversity

March 22, 2013 | 9:00 am12:00 pm

Using True Colors, participants will be able to identify their “color spectrum” using four cards that represent key personality types and understand how these differences, if not understood, can become barriers to interpersonal communication. The course will also enable participants to learn how to integrate this understanding of personality styles with cultural knowledge to ensure a more harmonious professional and personal environment.

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

TBA

For more information, contact:

706-425-3158

Diversity Certificate Course: All you Ever Wanted to Know But Didn’t Know Who to Ask

March 14, 2013 | 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Using her extensive experience consulting in the workplace and teaching in the classroom about diversity, Dr. Alexander will present an informative, interactive, FUN, and impactful session around common misconceptions, important trends and skills for a diverse workplace.

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

TBA

For more information, contact:

706-425-3158

Members of legendary Tuskegee Airmen to speak at UGA

February 28, 2013 | 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the American armed forces, will participate in a panel discussion on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Hillard W. Pouncy and R. Val Archer were two of nearly 1,000 pilots trained in Tuskegee, Ala., from 1941 to 1946. They will discuss the triumphs and challenges of serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps despite the segregation of the military and the country’s deep racial divide at that time.

“These men are trailblazers who overcame tremendous odds to serve their nation, paving the way for the desegregation of the American military. We believe their triumphant story will inspire students and will be a fitting conclusion to our Black History Month observance,” said Megan Segoshi, senior coordinator of Multicultural Services and Programs.

Pouncy and Archer will also be honored with the presentation of official Air Force commemorative coins by members of UGA’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 160.

Tuskegee Airmen Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping alive the history, achievements and importance of the original Tuskegee Airmen. The organization exists primarily to motivate and inspire young Americans to become active participants in the nation’s democratic process. Its programs and services support young men and women pursuing excellence, paying special attention to those interested in careers in aviation, technology and aerospace.

More than 50 active chapters are located in major cities and military installations throughout the U.S. The membership consists of civilians, veterans and military personnel from all branches of the service.

The event is sponsored by Multicultural Services and Programs within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Honors Program and the Entertainment Division of the University Union Student Programming Board.

Multicultural Services and Programs is a unit within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs. For more information, call 706/542-5773 or see http://msp.uga.edu.

Location

UGA Chapel

For more information, contact:

706-542-5773

Diversity Certificate Course: Building Effective Relationships across Group Identities (NEW)

February 25, 2013 | 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Group Identities can be a powerful force in accomplishing individual and team-related tasks. Alternatively, it can also be a negative force for division, conflict and lack of productivity. This course will explore key relationships and teams across formed group identities.

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

Training & Development Center Room A/B

For more information, contact:

706-425-3158

India Night 2013

February 23, 2013 | 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Ticket Price: $14 in advance, $16 day of show

Tickets can be purchased at the Classic Center box office or www.classiccenter.com

Location

Classic Center Theatre

For more information, contact:

Available Forms

India Night 2013

Panel Discussion: Django Unchained

February 22, 2013 | 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Love it? Hate it? Come Debate it

Location

248 Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-5157

Available Forms

Django poster

Black History Month dinner to honor folk artist, late professor

February 21, 2013 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host the museum’s annual Black History Month dinner Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. The theme is “Harlem Renaissance: A Sampler.”

The event will honor African-American leaders Harold Rittenberry and the late Rudolph Byrd for the contributions they made to enrich their communities through their support of the arts and culture.

Rittenberry, an Athens folk artist, will receive the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award for his contribution to the arts in Athens and in the Southeast. A self-taught artist, Rittenberry creates metalwork sculptures that appear throughout the state as well as in the museum’s permanent collection. Rittenberry was born and raised in Athens and grew up creating stones that line the yards of homes and streets in the city. He began working with metal and machinery when he joined the army in 1956 and began welding metal to make art in the early 1990s.

Many of Rittenberry’s works are in public collections such as those of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Mobile Museum of Art and the Harriet Tubman Museum in Macon. Other works are on permanent display, including the gate of the Atlanta City Court and the sculpture “Wisdom,” which stands in front of the East Point Library. Rittenberry’s support and contributions to the arts align with the Thompsons’ tradition of recognizing African-American artists and their work.

The event will posthumously honor Byrd with the Lillian C. Lynch Citation for his contributions to African-American cultural education and service. Byrd worked at Emory University for nearly 20 years. He had dual appointments in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts and the department of African American Studies, where he served as director for a decade. In 2007, he founded the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory, which studies the modern civil rights movement. Byrd wrote and edited several books on topics ranging from African-American literature to gender studies to photography. His efforts reflect Lynch’s dedication to the arts and advocacy for cultural education.

Also at the event, Paul Manoguerra, the museum’s chief curator and curator of American art, will give a gallery talk on the exhibition “William H. Johnson: An American Modern” at 6 p.m.

A catered dinner will follow at 6:45 p.m. with dessert at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations are requested by Feb. 18 to 706/542-0830.

“William H. Johnson: An American Modern” was developed by Morgan State University and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Morgan State University Foundation Inc. Additional support for this exhibition was provided by Ford Motor Company Fund.

Georgia Museum of Art Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on UGA’s East Campus. The address is 90 Carlton St., Athens, Ga., 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see http://georgiamuseum.org or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).

For more information, visit http://georgiamuseum.org .

Location

Georgia Museum of Art

For more information, contact:

706-542-9078

Lecture by Dr. Sonia Nieto: Finding Joy in Diverse Backgrounds: The Role of the University

February 19, 2013 | 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Language and Literacy Education Graduate Organization (LLEGO), the Language and Literacy Education Department, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE), and the International Association of Reading Graduate Students (IARGS) present:

Dr. Sonia Nieto

Campus-wide lecture: “Finding Joy in Diverse Backgrounds: The Role of the University” at the Georgia Center, Master’s Hall, 6-7pm.

Meet-and-Greet Reception with Dr. Nieto immediately following the lecture in the Magnolia Ballroom. Space is limited and requires a reservation at http://nietoreception.eventbrite.com/

Tickets from the reservation site must be presented for admission to the reception.

For more information, visit http://nietoreception.eventbrite.com/.

Location

Georgia Center, Master's Hall

For more information, contact:

706-583-8129

Available Forms

Dr. Sonia Nieto Poster

Diversity Certificate Course: All you Ever Wanted to Know But Didn’t Know Who to Ask

February 19, 2013 | 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Using her extensive experience consulting in the workplace and teaching in the classroom about diversity, Dr. Alexander will present an informative, interactive, FUN, and impactful session around common misconceptions, important trends and skills for a diverse workplace.

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

TBA

For more information, contact:

706-425-3158

Retrospective by African-American artist William H. Johnson

February 16, 2013 | 8:00 amMay 12 | 5:00 pm

A new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service will feature rare paintings by William H. Johnson from the collection of the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University, at the Georgia Museum of Art from Feb. 16 to May 12.

An essential figure in modern American art, William H. Johnson (1901–1970) was a virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques and produced thousands of works over a career that spanned decades, continents and genres.

The exhibition made its debut at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio in Fredericksburg, Va., and will continue on a 10-city tour through 2014. Developed by Morgan State University and SITES, the exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation and Morgan State University Foundation Inc. Additional support for this exhibition was provided by Ford Motor Company Fund.

The pivotal stages of Johnson’s career as a modernist painter are assembled in this group of rarely seen paintings. Every step of his artistic development is conveyed—from his post-impressionist and expressionist works of the 1920s, to vibrant vernacular paintings from the end of his career in the 1940s, in which Johnson articulated his distinctive, unforgettable vision as an American modern artist.

The paintings boast a remarkable history. In 1956, the Harmon Foundation, a nonprofit that helped foster awareness of African art from 1922 until its demise in 1967, took ownership of Johnson’s own collection of art—saving it all from being destroyed. When the foundation had to shut its doors, it donated more than 1,000 works to the Smithsonian’s National Collections of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum). The terms of the agreement called for the Smithsonian to donate works to several black colleges and universities, including Morgan State University. The founding chair of Morgan’s art department, James E. Lewis, was first to select these works for his museum’s permanent collection.

The exhibition is complemented by an illustrated companion book, “William H. Johnson: An American Modern” (University of Washington Press, 2011) with essays by Richard J. Powell, Leslie King Hammond and others. The book features some of the world’s premier scholars of Johnson and African-American art history re-examining the artist and his work.

GMOA will present several events in conjunction with the exhibition, including its annual Black History Month dinner, Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Carissa DiCindio, curator of education at the museum, will lead a discussion on Johnson’s painting “High Peaks,” which is in GMOA’s permanent collection, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. A Family Day event, Portraits: Bold and Bright, will focus on Johnson’s work and is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. On Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m., the museum will celebrate this exhibition as well as others at its spring quarterly reception, 90 Carlton. Paul Manoguerra, in-house curator, will lead a tour Wednesday, March 27, at 2 p.m., and on Thursday, April 25, Museum Mix, an after-hours art party featuring a live DJ and free refreshments, will encourage new audiences to experience Johnson’s work. Most events are free and open to the public.

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution offering more than 60 academic programs leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. As Maryland’s public urban university, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information on Morgan State University, see www.morgan.edu.

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, see the NEA at www.nea.gov.

The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents, who were missionary educators in China. The Foundation builds upon the vision and values of four generations of the Luce family: broadening knowledge and encouraging the highest standards of service and leadership.

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and American heritage and community life. The Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 60 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. For more information, see www.community.ford.com.

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for almost 60 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. Exhibition descriptions and tour schedules are available at www.sites.si.edu.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see http://www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).

Location

Georgia Museum of Art

For more information, contact:

706-542-9078

Globalization and Its (African) Discontents

February 11, 2013 | 4:00 pm6:00 pm

African Studies Institute presents

Niyi Osundare


Professor of English
University of New Orleans

A Reading by the Poet will follow at 8pm at Cine Lab, 234 W. Hancock Street

Free and open to the public

Location

Room 250 Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-5314

Week of Soul:  Judy Smith Lecture

February 08, 2013 | 8:30 pm10:30 pm

Author, television producer, crisis manager

Inspiration for the hit ABC television series "Scandal"

Ticket Pricing: Free for student, $5 for non-student

Location

Tate Theatre

For more information, contact:

706-542-6395

Week of Soul: Step Afrika Dance Experience

February 07, 2013 | 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Week of Soul: Rewriting the Soul

Step Afrika

The first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of steping

Ticket Pricing: Free for student / $5 for non-students

Location

Tate Grand Hall

For more information, contact:

706-542-6395

Georgia Museum of Art Winter Open House

February 07, 2013 | 6:00 pm9:00 pm

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will hold a quarterly open house on Feb. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at 90 Carlton St. There will be live music, light refreshments, an art workshop, tours and gallery talks with curators throughout the evening. The event is hosted by Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art and is free and open to the public.

Attendees to the event can make their own miniature abstract expressionist paintings as part of the art workshop. Tours will focus on current exhibitions, with one tour catered toward members of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art who have recently joined or join that evening. The first tour begins at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibitions to be featured include: “John Haley: Berkeley School Abstract Expressionist,” “Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction,” “Object in Focus: The Orpheus Relief Project,” “Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard,” “From Savanna to Savannah: African Art from the Collection of Don Kole,” “Americans in Italy” and “Water Music.”

“John Haley: Berkeley School Abstract Expressionist,” organized by the Monterey Museum of Art, features abstract paintings by Haley, an American whose style focuses on bright, vibrant colors and loosely defined forms. Haley had immense influence on his students, including Elmer Bischoff and Walter de Maria.

“Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction,” a retrospective exhibition of the work of Citron, an award-winning painter and printmaker. This exhibition showcases around 50 paintings, prints, drawings and mixed-media constructions Citron made during her more than 60-year career. The exhibition was organized by Juniata College in Huntington, Pa., and Christiane H. Citron, the artist’s granddaughter.

“Object in Focus: The Orpheus Relief Project” focuses on the interdisciplinary study of a Roman copy of a Greek relief sculpture, which contains vestiges of ancient painting. The exhibition is a partnership with UGA’s Center for Applied Isotope Studies, department of chemistry and department of classics, as well as with the University of Mississippi Museum, which owns the relief sculpture.

“Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard” is a periodically rotating exhibition of Belleek porcelain from a private collection. The form stems from Northern Ireland and is characterized by a distinctive and sensuous “pearl” glaze. This exhibition is supported in part by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

“From Savanna to Savannah: African Art from the Collection of Don Kole” draws from a large private collection of African art in Savannah, Ga., and includes sacred, meaningful objects created by numerous peoples in sub-Saharan Africa. These works make use of various media, such as wood, bronze, terracotta, sandstone and cloth, and demonstrate cultural concepts and religious beliefs.

“Americans in Italy” presents artwork dealing with Italian landscapes, people, buildings and life created by American artists and attempts to answer questions about nature, history and national destiny. This exhibition features works on paper from the museum’s permanent collection and makes connections with objects on full-time display elsewhere in the museum.

“Water Music” builds on the themes of water and the idea of water music through the use of a variety of visual perspectives. The exhibition features a range of work from artists including the 19th-century American Luminist A.T. Bricher and post–World War II photorealist Richard Estes, with the core focus on a group of conceptual art objects. A listening station featuring Handel’s “Water Music,” John Cage’s “Water Music” and Ned Sublette and Lawrence Weiner’s “Remixed Water” will supplement the exhibition.

For more information, visit http://georgiamuseum.org .

Location

90 Carlton Street

For more information, contact:

706-542-9078

Week of Soul: Funario

February 06, 2013 | 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Week of Soul: Rewriting the Soul

Funario

Ticket Pricing: $Free for student / $5 for non-students

For more information, contact:

706-542-6395

Week of Soul: An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou

February 05, 2013 | 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Week of Soul: Rewriting the Soul

An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou

Ticket Pricing: $5 for student / $10 for non-students

Location

Tate Grand Hall

For more information, contact:

706-542-6395

Spring 2013 Diversity & Inclusion Certificate courses

January 31, 2013 | 2:45 pmMarch 14 | 2:48 pm

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) announces the classes of its UGA Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. The certificate creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and to learn more about the ways in which they can assist in ensuring that UGA is welcoming and inclusive of all communities. The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate is a partnership between the Office of Institutional Diversity, Training and Career Development (Human Resources) and other diversity-related offices and programs across the institution.

Successful completion of the certificate requires completion of one core course and five additional courses in the program. A variety of courses will be offered each term. OID will maintain a “transcript” of completed courses and will inform individuals when they have completed the requirements for the certificate. All courses taken for the program are free.

Courses offered for Spring 2013

Diversity @ UGA: Beyond the Numbers

This course will offer a detail look at UGA’s diversity by going beyond the historical and demographic interpretations often associated with UGA’s Diversity. It will also highlight the numerous diversity initiatives that make up UGA’s diversity web. Finally, it will illustrate crucial roles that faculty and staff can play in enhancing the culture of inclusion at UGA. (CORE COURSE)
DATE OFFERED: Thursday, February 21, 2013
TIME: 8:30am – 12:30pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by L Randolph Carter, Office of Institutional Diversity

Building Effective Relationships across Group Identities (NEW)

Group Identities can be a powerful force in accomplishing individual and team-related tasks. Alternatively, it can also be a negative force for division, conflict and lack of productivity. This course will explore key relationships and teams across formed group identities.
DATES OFFERED: Monday, February 25, 2013
TIME: 1 – 5pm
Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Office of Institutional Diversity

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy (NDAH)

This course is sponsored by the UGA Equal Opportunity Office and will provide participants with an overview of UGA’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, Ombudsperson Program and Affirmative Action Plan. The course will also provide a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to be aware of the daily implication of these policies to their work and address common misconceptions.
DATE OFFERED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
TIME: 1 – 3pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Kristopher Stevens, Equal Opportunity Office

Diversity: All You Ever Wanted to Know But Didn't Know Who To Ask

Using her extensive experience consulting in the workplace and teaching in the classroom about diversity, Dr. Alexander will present an informative, interactive, FUN, and impactful session around common misconceptions, important trends and skills for a diverse workplace.
DATE OFFERED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and Thursday, March 14, 2013
TIME: 1:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION: TBA
Facilitated by Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor, Terry College of Business

Engaging Your Personality Style to Embracing Diversity

Using True Colors, participants will be able to identify their “color spectrum” using four cards that represent key personality types and understand how these differences, if not understood, can become barriers to interpersonal communication. The course will also enable participants to learn how to integrate this understanding of personality styles with cultural knowledge to ensure a more harmonious professional and personal environment.
DATE OFFERED: Friday, March 22, 2013
TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm
LOCATION: TBA
Facilitated by Dr. Denise Davison

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

For more information, contact:

706-425-3158

2013 MLK Freedom Breakfast

January 18, 2013 | 7:46 am7:47 am

Monica Kaufman Pearson, retired veteran anchor of WSB-TV’s Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta and current graduate student in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, was the keynote speaker for the event.

Mark Farmer, professor of cellular biology and chair of biological sciences at UGA; Walter Allen, a former adjunct professor in the department of educational psychology at UGA; and Stewart T. Zellars, a UGA senior majoring in economics and statistics all received the 2013 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Awards for their work in the Athens-Clarke County community to make King’s dream of equality and justice a reality.

Also at the breakfast, the Impact Award was presented to Tom and Kathy Kelly for their commitment to promoting diversity, equity and social justice in the community.

Location

Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

Small Business Development Center: Customer Service for Small and Minority Businesses

December 14, 2012 | 8:30 am10:30 am

Cost is free.

Location

Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, 246 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA

For more information, contact:

706-380-9919

Transgender Awareness Week: Lunch with Leaders

November 16, 2012 | 11:59 am1:59 pm

Students will be given an opportunity to speak personally with Allums during a “Lunch with Leaders” program on Nov. 16 at noon in room 140 of the Tate Student Center.

Location

140 Tate Student Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-4077

Transgender Awareness Week: Keynote Address with Kye Allums

November 15, 2012 | 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Transgender activist Kye Allums will deliver a keynote address on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center. Allums is a former George Washington University basketball player who came out as the first transgender basketball player to openly play on an NCAA Division I women’s basketball team.

Allums will discuss his personal understanding of gender, his story of self-discovery and the challenges he faced as a nationally known transgender athlete.

All programs are free and open to the university community.

Transgender Awareness Month is observed globally in November in memory of those who have lost their lives to hatred and prejudice based on their gender identity and/or expression. Transgender Day of Remembrance is held each year on Nov. 20.

Location

248 Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-4077

Small Business Development Center: Proposal Writing Techniques

November 15, 2012 | 10:00 am11:30 am

Cost: $29; Online registration: www.georgiasbdc.org/ce/athens For more information, please call 706-542-6791 (slay@georgiasbdc.org)

Location

Place: Athens SBDC, Chicopee Complex (Auditorium), 1180 East Broad St., Athens, GA

For more information, contact:

706-542-6791

Transgender Awareness Week: Transgender Dy of Rememberance Display

November 13, 2012 | 8:00 am11:59 pm

The display is designed to raise awareness and to memorialize individuals killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

All programs are free and open to the university community.

Transgender Awareness Month is observed globally in November in memory of those who have lost their lives to hatred and prejudice based on their gender identity and/or expression. Transgender Day of Remembrance is held each year on Nov. 20.

Location

Tate Plaza

For more information, contact:

706-542-4077

School of Social Work International Human Rights Lecture Series

November 12, 2012 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Ambassador Harriett Elam-Thomas
Former Ambassador to Senegal, US Dept. of State

In September 2005, Ambassador Elam-Thomas retired from the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Career Minister. During her four decade Foreign Service career, she demonstrated a life-long practice of bridging cultures. With unique vision and insight, Ambassador Elam-Thomas placed a human face on diplomacy. Her varied overseas assignments have taken her to Greece, Turkey, France, Belgium, Senegal, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire. Domestic assignments include Counselor (the most senior career position) and Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Information Agency (now a part of the Department of State), Foreign Service Personnel in Washington, The United Nations in New York and The White House in Washington, DC.

Ambassador Elam-Thomas fulfilled her commitment to serve the national interest through public diplomacy during her overseas tours which included Greece, Turkey, France, Belgium, Senegal, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and she returned to Africa to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal from January 2000 to December 2002.

Dr. Obie Clayton is the inaugural Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies. In his role at UGA, Clayton aims to design courses in social work to introduce students to justice studies and other contemporary issues that social workers may face.

Location

Tucker Hall Lobby

“Searching for Social Justice” Panel Discussion

November 07, 2012 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Panelists: Linda Lloyd, Economic Justice Coalition
Hope Inglehart, Clarke County NAACP
Richard Milligan, Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition
Dr. Kecia Thomas, Sr. Advisor to the Dean for Inclusion & Diversity Leadership
Dr. Mark Dawkins, BFSO past-president and Associate Dean
Dr. Bethany Moreton, Freedom University

Sponsors: GLOBES, BFSO,LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Organization, Open Dialog

Free Food will be served!

Location

112 Sanford Hall

APERO Africana Lecture: Disproportionate Impact of Climate Change on the African-American Community

November 07, 2012 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Lecture will be given by J. Marshall Shepherd, a UGA professor of geography and president-elect of the American Meteorological Society, in conjunction with the UGA Institute for African American Studies.

Location

407 Memorial Hall

25th Anniversity of African Studies Event: Peace Corps in African: 50 years of Service

November 07, 2012 | 11:00 am1:30 pm

A panel discussion by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Location

480 Tate Student Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-5314

25th Anniversity of African Studies Event: Live, Learn and Travel in Africa Study Abroad Fair

November 07, 2012 | 9:00 am11:00 am

Live, Learn and Travel in Africa: Study Abroad Fair will be held in conjunction with the Office of International Education’s study abroad event Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Tate Student Center plaza.

For more information, visit http://afrstu.uga.edu/.

Location

Tate Student Center Plaza

For more information, contact:

706-542-5314

25th Anniversity of African Studies Event: Africa in Cinema

November 06, 2012 | 5:00 pm8:00 pm

Africa in Cinema will be held Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. in room 150 of the Miller Learning Center with a screening of “Has God Forsaken Africa?” and discussions led by Karim Traore, associate professor of comparative literature and African studies, and Rachel Gabara, associate professor of romance languages.

For more information, visit http://afrstu.uga.edu/.

Location

150 Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-5314

25th Anniversity of African Studies Event: Taste of Africa African Cuisine

November 05, 2012 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Taste of Africa: African Cuisine will be held Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in the reception hall of the Tate Student Center and will include sharing and sampling of African cuisine hosted by the African Student Union.

For more information, visit http://afrstu.uga.edu/.

Location

Reception Hall Tate Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-5314

25th Anniversity of African Studies Event: African Family Day

November 03, 2012 | 10:00 am12:00 pm

Africa Family Day will be held Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the State Botanical Garden and will include storytelling, dance and music, plus special stations featuring African plants, instruments and snacks. The event is cosponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art and the ASI with the participation of the African Student Union.

For more information, visit http://afrstu.uga.edu/.

Location

State Botanical Garden

For more information, contact:

706-542-5314

University Theatre will present Rita Dove’s “The Darker Face of the Earth”

November 01, 2012 | 8:00 pmOctober 11 | 2:30 pm

Oedipus myth set on a plantation in University Theatre’s ‘The Darker Face of the Earth’

As a part of the University of Georgia’s nine-day Spotlight on the Arts festival, University Theatre will present Rita Dove’s “The Darker Face of the Earth,” directed by UGA associate professor Freda Scott Giles, Nov. 1-11 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.

Dove, a former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, set “The Darker Face of the Earth” on a pre-Civil War plantation in South Carolina. She loosely based the plot on the Greek myth of King Oedipus, an abandoned son who unwittingly returns to his birthplace, kills his father and marries his mother. The play grapples with the historical reality of American slavery to confront still-urgent questions about freedom, reconciliation and prejudice.

In a twist on the traditional crime of white male slave owners’ sexual use of female slaves, the play’s plantation owner is a married woman, Amalia Jennings, played by senior theatre and Spanish major Sarah Newby Halicks of Peachtree City. Amalia’s affair with slave Hector, played by master of fine arts in performance student Moses McGruder of Augusta, produces a beloved child who she reluctantly gives up. Unable to love freely and openly in defiance of strong social norms, over time Amalia grows bitter and becomes a savage “master” who rules her plantation with absolute power. Hector loses his mind and retreats to a solitary life in the woods.

Twenty years after Hector and Amalia’s affair, recently enslaved Augustus, played by senior theatre major Dane Alexander of Atlanta, arrives at the Jennings plantation. He is a bold and poetic man who speaks of Greek gods and goddesses and fears nothing. He tries to recruit the young slave Phebe, played by master of fine arts in performance student Danielle Mills of New York City, as a revolutionary leader and ignores the warnings of Scylla, played by master of fine arts in performance student Vallea Woodbury of New York City, a soothsayer among the slaves who warns Augustus of impending doom.

“Rita Dove has given us a poetic evocation of that past that encourages each of us to find a more clear understanding of its resonance in our present and of our need to face it as we step into our collective future,” said Giles, an associate professor in the department of theatre and film studies and associate director of the Institute of African American Studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

The University Theatre production, with its cast of nearly 20 actors, retains a sense of a classical Greek chorus. Athens drummer Ryan “Manito” Wendel will provide live percussive accompaniment designed to evoke rich African tradition.

“We are incredibly excited to be presenting this mesmerizing play by one of America’s most celebrated writers, a play that draws on timeless tragic themes to pose distinctively American questions about race, freedom, power, and love,” said David Saltz, head of the department of theatre and film studies.

Tickets are $16 for the general public and $12 for students. For tickets, see http://www.drama.uga.edu/box-office, call 706/542-4400 or see the Performing Arts Center box office. Tickets also may be purchased at the door before the show.

For more information on the UGA department of theatre and film studies, see http://www.drama.uga.edu/.

Other cast members—who are all in the chorus as well—are sophomore theatre and mass media arts major Bree Preuitt of Ventura, Calif., as child Phebe; junior theatre and mass media arts major Jennifer Latimore of Mableton as Psyche; sophomore theatre and psychology major Jazmin Mullen of Snellville as Ticey; junior theatre and English major Clarissa Raybon of Valdosta as Diana; sophomore broadcast news major Kristen Robinson of Stone Mountain as the narrator; junior English and linguistics major Sean Polite of Brunswick as Alexander; junior theatre major Jayln Fleming of Decatur as Scipio; junior theatre major Cantrell Williams of Warner Robins as the rebel leader; freshman political science major Brandon Brown of Marietta as Benjamin; junior theatre and digital and broadcast journalism major Jeffrey McNair of LaGrange as Henry; and, as general chorus members, senior theatre major Angelica Malcom of Monroe and sophomore theatre major Arleshea Wright of Atlanta. Cast members not included in the chorus are junior theatre major Jase Wingate of Albany as Louis and master of fine arts in performance student Wyatt Geist of Lumberton, N.C., as the doctor and Jones.

UGA Spotlight on the Arts The Spotlight on the Arts festival is presented by the UGA Arts Council, of which the department of theatre and film studies is a participating unit. More than 50 events are scheduled during the nine-day festival in November. For more information, see arts.uga.edu.

For more information, visit http://www.drama.uga.edu/.

Location

Fine Arts Theatre

For more information, contact:

706-583-0045

LBGT Perspectives (Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Course)

October 31, 2012 | 1:00 pm5:00 pm

This course will offer new perspectives on faculty and staff interaction with UGA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. It will offer tools for education, engagement, and deliberate dialogue in order to provide an affirming and inclusive environment for all LGBT students, faculty, and staff.

Individuals may register at https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

Room A/B Staff Training & Development

University of Georgia & Board of Regents of the University Systems of Georgia

October 15, 2012 | 11:30 am5:00 pm

Cost: $35 for vendors; $30 for non-vendors For more information please contact Christina Hobbs at christina.hobbs@usg.edu or 404-657-2514 or Annette Evans at amevans@uga.edu) or 706-542-7066

Location

University of Georgia, Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602

For more information, contact:

404-657-2514

NCBI@UGA: Building Effective Relationships (UGA Diversity Certificate Program)

October 15, 2012 | 9:00 am1:00 pm

This course will allow participants to experience strategies in prejudice reduction and welcoming diversity based on the National Coalition Building Institute model. The course will be facilitated by representatives of UGA’S NCBI. This is a core course for the Diversity Certificate Program.

Enrollment in the courses listed for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate are open to all UGA faculty and staff. UGA employees may take courses in pursuit of the certificate or they may take individual courses based on their own interests. Courses will be offered each quarter and individuals may register at https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

Location

TBA

A bilingual Reading and Dialogue: Comrade, Bliss Ain’t Playing

October 12, 2012 | 12:15 pm2:30 pm

A Bilingual Reading and Dialogue: Comrade, Bliss Ain't Playing

Camarada, Plenitude Nao Ta De Brincadeira

Josefina Baez, Author

Cristiane Lira, Translator

Location

LACSI, 290 S. Hull Street

Available Forms

Comrade, Bliss Aint Playing

Race, Class, Place & Outcomes Lecture Series

October 10, 2012 | 1:30 pm3:00 pm

Speaker, Dr. Prudence L. Carter from Stanford University will be addressing "Stubborn Roots: Race Culture & Inequality in US & South African Schools".

Location

Room G-23 Aderhold Hall

For more information, contact:

Available Forms

RCPO Lecture Flyer

Scholar to discuss public perceptions of President Obama

October 09, 2012 | 12:30 pm2:30 pm

Mark P. Orbe, a leading scholar of the intersection between race, politics and communication, will deliver a lecture at the University of Georgia titled “‘Post-Racial’ Politics: Public Perceptions of Barack Obama,” on Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in room 142 of the Tate Student Center.

Sponsored by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its department of communication studies and the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity, the lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Orbe is a professor of communication and diversity at Western Michigan University and author of “Communication Realities in a ‘Post-Racial’ Society: What the U.S. Public Really Thinks of President Barack Obama” (Lexington Studies in Political Communication, 2011).

His lecture at UGA is part of the Franklin Visiting Scholars program. Sponsored by the Franklin College Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership, the program offers Franklin College departments the opportunity to nominate scholars for two- to four-day visits in the fall and spring semesters to deliver a colloquium, meet with faculty and students and deliver a guest lecture.

Franklin Visiting Scholars are nationally recognized diversity scholars and advocates who engage in research or outreach within their disciplines to facilitate the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and students, the development of more multicultural curricula and/or greater awareness of the concerns and realities of minority populations.

For more information, visit http://chronicles.franklin.uga.edu/posts/franklin-visiting-scholar-talk-post-racial-politics-public-perceptions-barack-obama.

Location

Room 142 Tate Student Center.

For more information, contact:

706-542-4753

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Fall 2012 Classes

October 01, 2012 | 9:00 amDecember 10 | 1:00 pm

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) announces the classes of its UGA Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. The certificate creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and to learn more about the ways in which they can assist in ensuring that UGA is welcoming and inclusive of all communities. The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate is a partnership between the Office of Institutional Diversity, Training and Career Development (Human Resources) and other diversity-related offices and programs across the institution.

Successful completion of the certificate requires completion of one core course and five additional courses in the program. A variety of courses will be offered each term. OID will maintain a “transcript” of completed courses and will inform individuals when they have completed the requirements for the certificate. All courses taken for the program are free.

Courses offered for Fall 2012 include:

Diversity @ UGA: Beyond the Numbers - This course will offer a detail look at UGA’s diversity by going beyond the historical and demographic interpretations often associated with UGA’s Diversity. It will also highlight the numerous diversity initiatives that make up UGA’s diversity web. Finally, it will illustrate crucial roles that faculty and staff can play in enhancing the culture of inclusion at UGA. (CORE COURSE)
DATE OFFERED: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
TIME: 8:30am – 12:30pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by L Randolph Carter, Office of Institutional Diversity

NCBI @ UGA: Building effective relationships across group identities – This course will allow participants to experience strategies in prejudice reduction and welcoming diversity based on the National Coalition Building Institute model. The course will be facilitated by representatives of UGA’S NCBI team. (CORE COURSE)
DATES OFFERED: Monday, October 15, 2012; Monday, November 5, 2012; Monday, December 10, 2012
TIME: All times are 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location and Facilitator TBA

The LGBT perspective – This course will be designed to offer new perspectives on faculty and staff interaction with UGA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. It will offer tools for education, engagement, and deliberate dialogue in order to provide an affirming and inclusive environment for all LGBT students, faculty, and staff.
DATE OFFERED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
TIME: 1:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Jennifer Miracle, LGBT Resource Center

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy (NDAH) – This course is sponsored by the UGA Equal Opportunity Office and will provide participants with an overview of UGA’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, Ombudsperson Program and Affirmative Action Plan. The course will also provide a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to be aware of the daily implication of these policies to their work and address common misconceptions.
DATE OFFERED: Thursday, November 29, 2012
TIME: 9:00 – 11:00am
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by E. Janyce Dawkins, Equal Opportunity Office

Engaging Veterans in the Diverse Workplace (NEW) – The course will provide an opportunity for UGA Faculty and Staff to explore trends, challenges, and benefits of engaging veterans in the diverse workplace. The session will also expand participant's knowledge of veteran-related issues and campus resources for UGA faculty, staff, and students who are veterans.
DATE OFFERED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
TIME: 1:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Sige Burden, HR Training and Development

Diversity: All You Ever Wanted to Know But Didn't Know Who To Ask (NEW) – Using her extensive experience consulting in the workplace and teaching in the classroom about diversity, Dr. Alexander will present an informative, interactive, FUN, and impactful session around common misconceptions, important trends and skills for a diverse workplace.
DATE OFFERED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
TIME: 2:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor, Terry College of Business

Enrollment in the courses listed for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate are open to all UGA faculty and staff. UGA employees may take courses in pursuit of the certificate or they may take individual courses based on their own interests. Courses will be offered each quarter through Staff Training and Development. Individuals may register at http://www.hr.uga.edu/careerdev/career.html.

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

Arvin Scott Quartet to perform at last concert of the UGA Sunflower Music Series season

September 25, 2012 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Arvin Scott Quartet will perform the last concert of this year’s Sunflower Music Series at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. on the stage at the terraced Flower Garden. Local jazz musician Arvin Scott will perform an uplifting world beat and jazz performance with his quartet. Tickets are $15 and $5 for children ages 6-12.

Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners or purchase dinner from Dondero’s Kitchen. Lawn chairs are only allowed for those with physical limitations. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Visitor Center and Conservatory. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 706/542-1244 or visit the Garden Gift Shop or Wuxtry Records in downtown Athens.

Friends of the Garden, Northeast Sales Distributing, Inc., Athens Coca-Cola, Musicians Warehouse, Flagpole and WUGA 91.7 and 97.9 have sponsored this year’s Sunflower Music Series.

About the State Botanical Garden of Georgia: A Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia provides the public of all ages and UGA faculty, staff and students opportunities for recreation, events, research and learning through its natural areas, display gardens and building spaces.

For more information, visit http://www.botgarden.uga.edu/.

Location

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

For more information, contact:

706-542-6014

40th Anniversary of International Coffee Hour

September 21, 2012 | 11:30 am1:30 pm

Enjoy international teas and coffees, refreshments, entertainment, and student cultural displays.

International Cofffee Hours are held throughout fall and spring semesters on Fridays from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Memorial Hall Ballroom. Participants are invited to mingle with fello students, faculty, staff and community members and to learn about the many diverse cultures represented at UGA.

Location

Memorial Hall Ballroom

For more information, contact:

Leigh Poole
706-542-5867

UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute Hispanic Heritage Month Open House 2012

September 14, 2012 | 3:00 pm6:00 pm

Join us in clelebrating the start of Hispanic Heritage MOnth 2012! All UGA and Athens community members are welcome! Enjoy delicious Latin American food and live music/dance performance by Ballet Folklorico Danceando and members of Athens' own Incatepec; meet LACSI's new director, Richard Gordon; learn more about LACSI's on-going programs and how to get involved!

Location

290 S. Hull Street

Institutional Diversity to host International Coffee Hour

September 07, 2012 | 11:30 am2:30 pm

On Friday, Septembr 7th, the Office of Institutional Diversity will host the International Coffee Hour. The International Coffee House is a weekly program, featuring coffee and international food, designed to bring people together from all over the world to meet in a casual setting. Coffee Hour is held every Friday during the academic year (excluding breaks).

Location

Memorial Hall Ballroom

“Things Fall Apart,” a song cycle by University of Georgia’s Roger C. Vogel

September 06, 2012 | 8:00 pm

The English-language novel “Things Fall Apart” was written by Achebe, a Nigerian author. Originally published in 1958, the narrative tells the story of Okonkwo, a leader and wrestling champion from his village. The plot follows a series of unfortunate events, including the coming of European government and religion, which end tragically with Okonkwo’s self-inflicted death. Vogel’s song cycle “Things Fall Apart” was written in 2011 and commissioned by international bass-baritone soloist Odekhiren Amaize, an associate professor at Zayed University in Abu Dabi, United Arab Emirates. Amaize has served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Moscow State Conservatory and has performed widely throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. His performance at UGA is supported by a department invited lecturer grant from the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts. “It was especially rewarding to work with Odekhiren Amaize in selecting the excerpts to best portray the events, and it was challenging to write music that has some of the exotic character of Nigerian music,” said Vogel, a professor emeritus in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music who joined the UGA faculty in 1976. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has written more than 100 original works for a wide variety of performance, publishing and recording projects. “It will be a thrill to premiere this new work at UGA with Amaize and other colleagues from campus,” he said. “Things Fall Apart” will be performed by Amaize; Angela Jones-Reus, flute; Martha Thomas, piano; and Todd Mueller, percussion. Jones-Reus and Thomas are on the faculty of the UGA school of music. Jones-Reus is recognized for her multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber artist, orchestral player and teacher. A graduate of the Juilliard School and recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship, she has been a professor of flute at UGA since 2000. Thomas has been on the piano faculty since 1986 and maintains an active performance schedule as recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist throughout North America. Mueller is a faculty member at Gwinnett Georgia College.

For more information, visit http://www.music.uga.edu/newsblog/2012/08/695/.

Location

Ramsey Concert Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-3331

Small Business Development Center: Search Engine Marketing

August 23, 2012 | 10:00 am11:30 am

Cost: $29; Online registration: www.georgiasbdc.org/ce/athens For more information, please call 706-542-6791 (slay@georgiasbdc.org)

Location

Athens SBDC, Chicopee Complex (Auditorium), 1180 East Broad St., Athens, GA

For more information, contact:

706-542-6791

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Graduation of Mary Frances Early

August 15, 2012 | 3:00 pmAugust 16 | 9:00 am

The University of Georgia will celebrate a milestone in desegregation when it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the graduation of Mary Frances Early, the first African American to earn a degree from UGA, in a ceremony Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. in the university’s Fine Arts Building. Highlights will include remarks from Early and several UGA dignitaries, musical performances from UGA students and a keynote address from civil rights pioneer Lonnie C. King Jr.

A native of Atlanta, Early earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Clark Atlanta University in 1957 and had started postgraduate work at the University of Michigan when she transferred to UGA to complete her studies in the summer of 1961. Earlier that year, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes became the first African-American students to enroll at UGA. On Aug. 16, 1962, Early received her master’s degree in music education, and in 1967, she earned a specialist in education degree from UGA, also in music education.

Her experiences at UGA contributed to her extensive career in music and education. She was a music teacher, a planning and development coordinator, an elementary division curriculum specialist and a music resource teacher at various schools in Atlanta. In addition, she worked as an adjunct professor at Morehouse and Spelman colleges and as a music coordinator and supervisor for the Atlanta Public Schools. She became the first African-American president of the Georgia Music Educators Association in 1981.

Most recently, Early served as music department head at Clark Atlanta University.

Early’s many awards include the STAR Teacher Award, Coan Middle School, 1972; Benjamin E. Mays Black Music Heritage Award, 1995; UGA Outstanding Alumna Award, 2000; and the UGA Foot Soldier for Equal Justice Award, 2011.

“I feel richly blessed to have had the opportunity to play a role in UGA’s desegregation,” said Early. “I am even more blessed to still be here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my graduation. It was, however, not just a victory for me—but also for all African Americans who followed me and received degrees. We have all benefited from this milestone; UGA also benefited in opening its doors to all qualified students who desire to study. Today’s diversity of students, faculty, administrators and staff has served to enrich our university, our state and nation.”

Highlighting the 50th anniversary celebration will be a keynote address by King, who is considered one of the icons in the Atlanta civil rights movement. At age 24, King, along with fellow students Julian Bond, Herschelle Sullivan, Carolyn Long, Frank Smith, Joseph Pierce and others authored “An Appeal for Human Rights,” which was published on March 9, 1960, as an advertisement in various Atlanta-area newspapers. The subsequent Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights, which King chaired, took the lead in initiating the Atlanta Student Civil Rights Movement, beginning with sit-ins in Atlanta-area racially segregated establishments.

King has remained involved in the cause of desegregation and human rights, serving as the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Atlanta from 1969-1973. During his professional career, he worked in a number of equal employment opportunity positions within the federal government, including the U.S. Department of the Interior, as well as in private firms. Later, he served as a high school teacher and adjunct professor of history and African-American history in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and Atlanta.

At age 73, King currently is working toward a doctoral degree in history at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He says he hopes to inspire young people with this academic success.

“If I can get my Ph.D. at my age with high honors,” he said, “I can tell a kindergarten kid or a fifth-grader ‘you can do it!’ ” At the event, UGA President Michael F. Adams will present a proclamation in recognition of Early and the 50th anniversary.

“As one of the pioneers of UGA’s desegregation, Mary Frances Early pursued equality in higher education with grace, dignity and determination,” said Adams. “She is a quiet heroine of the civil rights movement in this state and nation, and I am glad we are celebrating this milestone with her.”

Maurice Daniels, dean of the UGA School of Social Work, will address the historical significance of Early’s graduation on the civil rights movement. Daniels, a social work professor and author, is the senior researcher and executive producer of the Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice documentary and executive producer of four critically acclaimed public television documentaries on the subject of desegregation.

Other highlights of the program include presentations by the UGA College of Education, the Graduate School, the School of Social Work and the Alumni Association. UGA students will perform musical selections, and Early will deliver closing remarks. A reception will immediately follow the program.

The UGA Office of Institutional Diversity is coordinating the event. Co-sponsors, along with the Office of Institutional Diversity, are the Office of the President, the School of Social Work, the College of Education and the Graduate School.

For more information on Mary Frances Early, see the following UGA sites: Unsung Foot Soldiers, http://www.footsoldier.uga.edu/foot_soldiers/early.html; The Graduate School, http://www.grad.uga.edu/mfe-lecture/index.html; and Living/Oral History http://uga.edu/livinghistory/feature/mary-frances-early/.

Location

Fines Arts Building Auditorium

UGA College of Education hosts Georgia Safe Schools Workshop

August 10, 2012 | 9:00 am4:00 pm

A Georgia Safe Schools Coalition Workshop, offering local educators training and up-to-date information about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth in Georgia schools, will be hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education Aug. 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at UGA’s Gwinnett Campus on 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville.

The one-day workshop will feature sessions for school superintendents, principals, counselors, teachers and staff that will focus on understanding LGBT youth. The conference is designed to help school officials better understand the intersections of LGBT youth in communities of color and communities of faith, learning to advocate for LGBT youth with other members of the community, implementing anti-bullying policies that support LGBT youth, and supporting gay/straight alliances in their schools.

The workshop will be highlighted with presentations by UGA College of Education faculty members Anneliese Singh and Corey Johnson.

Singh, an assistant professor of counseling, currently is conducting participatory research and interventions in middle school aimed at reducing anti-LGBTQ bullying and violence. She is the recipient of such awards as the Kitty Cole Human Rights Award (2009) and the Dissertation of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association (2006). She also is president of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling.

Johnson, an associate professor in recreation and leisure studies and an affiliate faculty member with UGA’s Qualitative Research Program and Institute for Women’s Studies, conducts research on non-dominant and marginalized populations. His work focuses on providing insight into the discriminatory experiences that non-dominant people often encounter in mainstream settings. Johnson received the 2012 UGA President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award. He was nominated for the 2012 Richard B. Russell Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. In 2011, he received the Founders Award for GLOBES and Lambda Alliance, two diversity organizations at UGA that have as their mission to advocate, develop and nurture LGBTQ communities at UGA. The cost of registration is $225 per participant, which includes a GSSC notebook, workshop materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. The deadline for registration is August 3. To register or for more information, see http://www.coe.uga.edu/events/.

For more information, visit http://www.coe.uga.edu/events/. .

Location

UGA’s Gwinnett Campus on 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville

For more information, contact:

706-542-4556

Effective Communications in Diverse Groups (Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Course)

August 02, 2012 | 8:30 am12:30 pm

The focus of this course is to provide skills and tools for effective communication in a diverse workplace such as UGA. The course will explore the process of communication, areas of misunderstanding in intercultural and intergroup communication and key variables for effective communication in diverse groups.

Enrollment in the courses listed for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate are open to all UGA faculty and staff. UGA employees may take courses in pursuit of the certificate or they may take individual courses based on their own interests. Courses will be offered each quarter through Staff Training and Development. Individuals may register at http://www.hr.uga.edu/careerdev/career.html.

Location

Staff Training & Development

For more information, contact:

706-583-8195

Small Business Development Center: Doing Business with the University of Georgia

July 20, 2012 | 10:00 am12:00 pm

Cost: FREE For more information or to Register, please call Sibyl Henderson at 706-380-9119 (e-mail: sibyl@bellsouth.net), or call 706-542-6791 (slay@georgiasbdc.org)

Location

Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, 246 W. Hancock Avenue,

For more information, contact:

706-380-9119

Clearing a Path to Peach: Healing from Spiritual Violence

April 26, 2012 | 5:59 pm7:59 pm

Dinner & Discussion

Stop Spiritual Violence

Spiritual violence is the act of using religious grounds to persecute a particular person or group of people and frequently occurs even in the absence of direct physical violence. Many people have been systematically locked out of a relationship with God due to spiritual violence.

The goal of this program is to present information regarding spiritual violence and focus on ways to provide or restore access to communities of faith.

Panelists:

Rev. Dr. Renee DuBose, Our Hope MCC
Joel Marcovitch, Director of Hillel, UGA
Dr. Carolyn Medine, Associate Professor of Religion, UGA
Rev. Alison Eskildsen, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

Co-sponsored by:

Office of Institutional Diversity, Black Faculty & Staff Organization, Our Hope MCC, I.M.P.A.C.T. (Sustained Dialogue)

Sponsored by GLOBES at UGA & LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Organization.

For more information, visit http://diversity.uga.edu/pdf/spiritualviolenceflyer.jpg.

Location

213 Zell Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

Diversity Forum: A Conversation about the Implications of the Trayvon Martin Case

April 20, 2012 | 2:30 pm4:30 pm

The Franklin College's Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership and the Department of Geography will be hosting a Diversity Forum on the Trayvon Martin case. Faculty and students will be sharing their disciplinary and personal perspectives on this case, and engaging the audience in a conversation about its implications for our community.

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion & Diversity Leadership Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Georgraphy.

For more information, visit http://diversity.uga.edu/pdf/DiversityForum4-20-12.pdf.

Location

248 Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

Hilda Kurtz
Assoc Professor, Geography
542-2329

Apero Brown Bag Lecture Series

April 18, 2012 | 12:14 pm1:14 pm

Dr. Mary M. Atwater, Education: "Experiences of Black Science Education Faculty Members in Higher Education in the U.S."

Sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies, the African American Cultural Center, and the African Studies Institute.

Location

African American Cultural Center Memorial Hall, Rm. 407.

International Street Festival

April 14, 2012 | 12:00 pm5:00 pm

Multicultural displays, activities, food and performances. Hosted by UGA's International Student Life Office.Various UGA student groups and community organizations host cultural displays and performances throughout the festival. Groups and organizations sought to participate in the free festival. Final authorization of groups performing is made by the Street Fest Planning Committee and ISL staff members.

Sponsored by Hosted by UGA's International Student Life Office.

For more information, visit http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/international-street-festival-brings-cultural-variety-to-downtown-athens/.

Location

College Avenue Downtown Athens

For more information, contact:

Coordinator for International Student Life
706-542-5867

International Street Festival

April 14, 2012 | 12:00 pm5:00 pm

Location

College Ave. in Downtown Athens

Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series

April 13, 2012 | 12:20 pm1:10 pm

"The Dangers of 'Investable' Children: Georgia's Unilateral Childcare and a Solution that Misses the Point," Brooke Schueneman, philosophy. Blue Card event.

Location

MLC 250

Dialogues in Diversity Lunchtime Series

April 13, 2012 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm

April 13, 2012 at 12:00pm in 137 Tate Student Center

“Eliminating inequality and creating inclusive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth: Lessons for UGA.”

The Office of Institutional Diversity is hosting a lunchtime series entitled “Dialogues in Diversity”. The series will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to discuss, share and make recommendations for enhancing diversity and inclusion across UGA’s campuses. Each event will focus on a different area of diversity and begin with remarks provided by an expert in that area. This will be followed by informal table discussions. Lunch is provided and therefore prior registration is required. The series is free and spaces will be filled on a first come basis. To register for each dialogue, please send an email with your name and department to rsvpOID@uga.edu.

Remarks by Dr. Corey Johnson, Associate Professor, Counseling & Human Development Services in the College of Education

Location

Tate Student Center - Room 137

For more information, contact:

709-583-8195

Lecture

April 06, 2012 | 5:00 pm6:15 pm

Speaker: Daphne A. Brooks, professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University.

Location

Park Hall 265

Apero Brown Bag Lecture Series

April 04, 2012 | 12:15 pm1:15 pm

Dr. Marian Higgins, Associate Director of Diversity Programs, Career Center: "Black Women's Experiences at Women's Colleges"

Sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies, the African American Cultural Center, and the African Studies Institute.

Location

African American Cultural Center Memorial Ball, Rm. 407.

Inaugural Donald L. Hollowell Lecture

April 02, 2012 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm

“Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era,” William Julius Wilson, Harvard sociologist. Reception precedes lecture at 6 p.m.

Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, is a nationally respected authority on race and poverty. He is a past president of the American Sociological Association and in 1996 was named by Time magazine as one of America's 25 Most Influential People. He is the recipient of 44 honorary degrees, including honorary doctorates from Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth and the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Wilson has garnered numerous national and international accolades throughout his career. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Philosophical Society, the Institute of Medicine and the British Academy. He was a MacArthur Prize Fellow from 1987 – 1992 and is a recipient of the 1998 National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor in the U.S. He also was awarded the Talcott Parsons Prize in the Social Sciences by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. He is the first and only non-economist to receive the Seidman Award in Political Economy. He has served on numerous national boards and commissions, including chair of the Board of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and of the Russell Sage Foundation.

Wilson is the author of numerous publications, including The Declining Significance of Race; The Truly Disadvantaged; When Work Disappears; The World of the New Urban Poor; The Bridge Over the Racial Divide:Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics; and More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. He is a co-author of There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America and Good Kids in Bad Neighborhoods : Successful Development in Social Context.

Wilson joined the faculty at Harvard in 1996 after a career at the University of Chicago and previously at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Wilson received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1966. The Donald L. Hollowell Lecture was initiated to annually invite nationally and internationally known experts who have conducted work in the civil and human rights and social and economic sustainability arenas.

The professorship and lecture are named in honor of Donald L. Hollowell, a legendary civil rights attorney and lead counsel in Holmes v. Danner, the landmark case that secured admission to UGA for Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, the first African-American students to register for classes at the university in 1961.

The event is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work and the Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies.

Location

Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel Mahler Auditorium

For more information, contact:

Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professorship of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies
706-542-7662

The Black Theatrical Ensemble Performance: A Raisin in the Sun

March 30, 2012 | 7:30 pmApril 1 | 8:44 pm

A classic play by Lorraine Hansberry about a family in crisis. Also March 31 at 7:30 pm and April 1 at 2:30 p.m. $7, $5.25 K-12, other college students, $5 UGA students (Tickets available at door or Tate Cashier window, 706-542-8579)

Location

Morton Theatre, 195 West Washington Street

Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series

March 30, 2012 | 12:20 pm1:26 pm

"Women in Medicine- A Generation of Change," Barbara Schuster, UGA Medical Partnership. Blue Card Event.

Location

250 Zell B. Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

Administrative Associate
706-542-2846

D.A.W.G Days Spring 2012 Event: S.H.O.C.K UR MIND: Brumby Jeopardy

March 25, 2012 | 6:00 pm9:00 pm

S.H.O.C.K. UR MIND: BRUMBY JEOPARDY

Residents will engage in an interactive game show- Jeopardy style! Residents will be asked questions surrounding UGA’s history and MORE!

Sponsored by Department of University Housing.

Location

Brumby Rotunda

For more information, contact:

Residence Hall Director, Reed Community
706-583-0086

Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series

March 23, 2012 | 12:20 pm2:20 pm

"Educators for Everyday Life: Leila Ritchie Mize and Jessie Julia Mize, Empowering Women in Her Generation," Sharon Nickols, Family and Consumer Sciences. Blue Card event.

Location

250 Zell B. Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

Administrative Associate
706-542-2846

Women’s History Month Keynote Address

March 22, 2012 | 3:00 pm4:05 pm

"Spiritual Development and the Pursuit of Wisdom in a Cultural Context: A Longitudinal Study of Women Adult Educators for Social Change," Elizabeth Tisdell, the Pennsylvania State University.”

Location

Special Collections Libraries Building Room 271

“Spectra of Time, Colors of Space: Reflections on Religion, Africa and Modernity”

March 21, 2012 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Lecture by Dr. Charles Long

Professor Charles H. Long has been a leading figure in the study of religion and, particularly, in African American and post-colonial religion. After becoming a professor at the University of Chicago, where he taught with Joseph Kitagawa, Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith, Paul Ricoeur and other “giants” in the field of religion, he became William Rand Kenan professor of Religion at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was instrumental in developing their doctoral program. He moved on to Syracuse University, where he was Jeanette K. Watson Professor of Religion, and to the University of California at Santa Barbara where he was professor of religion and director of the black studies program. He retired from USCB and has since taught at Harvard University and other universities across the country. Dr. Long has shaped some of the key thinkers in a variety of fields in religions studies, including David Carrasco, Meso-Americanist who is at Harvard. His three books--Alpha, The Myths of Creation, The History of Religions: Essays in Understanding, edited with Joseph Kitagawa, and Significations: Signs, Symbols and Images in the Interpretation of Religion have had a major impact on the field of religion. His mentoring of scholars from Yvonne Chireau to Jay Geller has had an impact on such diverse fields in the study of religion as African American religions and Jewish Studies. He is past president of the American Academy of Religion, a founding member of the Society for the Study of Black Religion, and a co-founder, with Eliade and Kitagawa, of the journal History of Religions.

Sponsored by The Department of Religion .

Location

Brooks Hall Room 145

For more information, contact:

Kendra Freeman
706-542-5157

Apero Brown Bag Lecture Series

March 21, 2012 | 12:15 pm1:15 pm

Dr. Lisa Bratton, Race, Class, Place and Outcomes Research Group, Institute for Behavioral Research: I am Forever: Interpreting Black Family Life and Community in Historic Brattonville, South Carolina"

Sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies, the African American Cultural Center, and the African Studies Institute.

Location

African American Cultural Center Memorial Ball, Rm. 407.

For more information, contact:

Associate Director
706-542-2101

Dean’s Council on Diversity

March 21, 2012 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Preparing Preservice Teachers to Educate All Students: The Role of Multicultural Mathematics Dispositions

Dorothy Y. White & Victor Brunaud-Vega, COE Mathematics & Science Education

Sponsored by the College of Education.

Location

G23 Aderhold Hall

LGBT Perspective (UGA Diversity Certificate Program)

March 20, 2012 | 1:00 pm5:00 pm

This course will be designed to offer new perspectives on faculty and staff interaction with UGA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. It will offer tools for education, engagement, and deliberate dialogue in order to provide an affirming and inclusive environment for all LGBT students, faculty, and staff.

Enrollment in the courses listed for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate are open to all UGA faculty and staff. UGA employees may take courses in pursuit of the certificate or they may take individual courses based on their own interests. Courses will be offered each quarter and individuals may register at http://www.hr.uga.edu/careerdev/career.html.

Location

Rm AB, Training & Development Center

Film: Taking Root-The Vision of Wangari Maathai

March 19, 2012 | 6:00 pm8:15 pm

The story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai, whose planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy. Part of the Women's History Month film festival.

Location

148 Zell B. Miller Learning Center

For more information, contact:

706-542-2846