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News articles categorized as: Service and Community

$1.9 million grant to grow Georgia’s behavioral health workforce

September 17, 2021
Professor Bernadette Heckman and the UGA School of Social Work will train students to deliver mental and integrated behavioral health services in high-need areas of the state.

College works with school district to support new teachers

July 29, 2021
A group of College of Education faculty members and Clarke County School District teachers and administrators are working to design, implement and evaluate the district’s induction program for new teachers.

OLLI@UGA presents awards for outstanding service, appoints new officers

June 29, 2021
OLLI@UGA recognized several members of the organization for their outstanding service and appointed new officers and members to the Board of Directors.

Two faculty members selected as Service-Learning Fellows

May 28, 2021
Faculty members Todd Dinkelman and Jamon Flowers were selected by UGA's Office of Service-Learning to integrate academic service-learning into their teaching.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2021 winners

March 26, 2021
Stories about the depth of a father-daughter relationship and recollections of a childhood spent in American internment camps during World War II topped the list of children's favorites for the 2021 Georgia Children's Book Awards.

NEA 'Big Read' grant brings graphic storytelling to life

March 22, 2021
Thanks to a recent "Big Read" grant award, Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor will launch a series of readings, lectures and events focused on the works of famed American cartoonist Roz Chast.

Higgins named College of Education’s associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion

February 26, 2021
Marian Higgins, clinical assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, will continue to create equitable workspaces by transforming policies and practices to ensure inclusivity and equity.

Professor receives inaugural Karen D. King Excellence in Advocacy Award from AMTE

November 20, 2020
Dorothy Y. White received the inaugural award for her advocacy and contributions to mathematics teacher education.

Imagining new possibilities

November 19, 2020
Anna Abraham, the E. Paul Torrance Professor of Creativity and Gifted Education, brings nearly two decades of creativity research to the Torrance Center as its new director.

Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE

November 10, 2020
A new study lead by Sami Yli-Piipari, an associate professor in the department of kinesiology, shows kids’ physical fitness is more important than BMI.