Chris Cuomo, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, helped organize a bus from Georgia to NYC for the Climate Change March that took place on September 21, and was featured in the New York Times.

By Lisa W. Foderaro THE NEW YORK TIMES

NEW YORK — Under leaden skies, throngs of demonstrators stretching as far as the eye could see moved through Midtown Manhattan late Sunday morning, chanting their demands for action on climate change.

An online interdisciplinary research symposium, sponsored by the publisher Wiley, features a special journal issue of Hypatia, co-edited by Chris Cuomo, professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, on philosophical, moral and political dimensions of climate change. The symposium is being hosted on

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The Duchess's Shells: Natural History Collecting in the Age of Cook's Voyages is the new book from Yale University Press by Beth Tobin, professor in Women's Studies and English.

Tune in to Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on WJFK 1580 AM Saturday, May 24 at 11am for IWS director, Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey's, guest appearance on the CBS Radio Show.

To access this radio program online, visit

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Laura Brown, author, therapist, and founder and director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project in Seattle, will deliver the 20th annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture at the University of Georgia on Friday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art.


Athens, Ga. – In recognition of the 2014 national Women’s History Month theme “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia will be sponsoring numerous events in March.


Kelly Happe, assistant professor of Communication Studies and Women's Studies, will be discussing her new book, The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her talk will be broadcast live on CSPAN's BookTV (with simultaneous webcast) on Sunday, October 13 from 3:30 - 4:30pm.

More info to come!

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University of Georgia College of Education professors Talmadge Guy and Juanita Johnson-Bailey recently met with iconic South African politician and longtime activist Winnie Mandela in a visit to her homeland.

Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Indigenous Rights is the new book from the University of Pittsburgh Press by Patricia Richards, associate professor of Sociology and Women's Studies. 

Kelly Happe, assistant professor of communication studies and women's studies, has a new book released by New York University Press in May 2013. The book, The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project explores the cultural and social dimensions of our understandings of genomics, using this emerging field to examine the physical manifestation of social relations.

Cuomo from Columns Newspaper April 2013

Dr. Chris Cuomo, professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, has won a 2013 Creative Research Medal from the University of Georgia's Research Foundation.  Cuomo was honored at an awards banquet held on Thursday, April 18.  Creative Research Medals are awarded annually for outstanding research or creative activity within the past five years that focuses on a single theme identified within the University of Georgia.  Cuomo was one of six UGA researchers honored with a Creative Research Medal at the banquet.

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Bethany Moreton, Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies, was featured in the New York Times.

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Congrats to Wanda Wilcox, winner of the University's Outstanding Advisor Award!

"Wilcox, who was unanimously selected, advises 350 students each semester in the Franklin College of Arts and Science. A recipient of the Franklin College Advisor of the Year award in 1999, Wilcox has been nominated for the award every year since.

IWS faculty at January 25, 2013 Friday Speaker Series

The Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Georgia marked a quarter century of Friday Speaker Series presentations on Friday, January 25, 2013. Marjanne Goozé, Germanic and Slavic Studies, and Heather Kleiner, former Associate Director of the Institute for Women's Studies, gave a presentation entitled, "Celebrating 25 Years: The History of the Friday Speaker Series" in which they reminised the beginning of this colloquia series, as well as how it has strengthened through the years.

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Professor Patricia Richards will be teaching Women's Studies courses for UGA's Study Abroad program in Costa Rica in Spring 2013. 

Bethany Moreton, a University of Georgia associate professor of history and women's studies, was one of 25 professors nationwide selected this year to join the speaker's bureau of the Organization of American Historians, the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history.

As an OAH Distinguished Lecturer, Moreton will bring her expertise to college campuses and conferences as well as to historical societies, libraries, museums and teacher workshops. 

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Chris Cuomo, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, co-authored a national study on improving childcare policy, "Childcare as an Investment in the Future: The Impact of the Stimulus Dollars in Georgia and Tennessee," and presented the research at an event on Capitol Hill hosted by Representatives Stephen Cohen (D-TN) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

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