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- Violence, Like Other Public Health Threats, Is Preventable (Fall 2007)
Violence is as much a public health issue as obesity and cardiovascular disease, and like these diseases, it is best addressed through prevention.
- Seeds of Tyranny (Spring 2007)
Only by understanding the history of totalitarianism can we prevent its reoccurrence.
- Lessons From an Indigenous People (Spring 2007)
Chris Cuomo is combining the tools of modern science with the wisdom of people who have long thrived in perhaps the planet's harshest climate but now worry for their future.
- Media Shelf (Spring 2007)
“Bullying Prevention: Creating a Positive School Climate and Developing Social Competence” is profiled in the Books section.
- TVA: Asking Questions, Seeking Answers on Future Use (Winter 2007)
As lifestyles change, so do the ways people use public lands.
- Media Shelf (Winter 2007)
“The Spectacle of Death: Populist Literary Responses to American Capital Cases” is profiled in the Books section.
- Depression and Marital Strife (Fall 2006)
Psychology professor Steven Beach studies the effects of depression on marriage.
- Improving Global Understanding One Bias at a Time (Fall 2006)
When he teaches, Alan Godlas, director of UGA's Virtual Center of Interdisciplinary Studies of the Islamic World, asks that his students first put aside their own biases.
- A Powerful Legacy for Black Education (Fall 2006)
Ron Butchart looks at the formal education of freed slaves in the American South from the Civil War to Reconstruction.
- Love Stories With a Social Conscience (Summer 2006)
"Rags to Riches" telenovelas resonate with audiences throughout the world and may have major social impacts.
- Study Finds Schools Can Help Teen Girls be More Active (Summer 2006)
Researchers develop a program to effectively encourage teenage girls to habitually exercise.
- Media Shelf (Fall 2005)
“No Space Hidden: The Spirit of African-American Yard Work” is profiled in the Books section.
- The William A. Owens Award (Fall 2005)
Celeste Condit, Distinguished Research Professor of Speech Communications, analyzes the effectiveness of different means of communicating genetic research to the public.
- Forging Strong Families (Summer 2005)
Parenting practices help kids sidestep hazards of growing up.
- Baby Talk 101 (Spring 2004)
When it comes to teaching communication skills, moms and babies learn from each other.
- Memories Torment War Refugees (Spring 2004)
Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder make it even harder for war refugees to get on with their lives.
- Welfare Reform in Georgia the Quiet Success (Winter 2000)
Against a backdrop of turbulent national reform, researchers are revealing the quiet success of Georgia's welfare-to-work program.
- Who Will Stay on Welfare? (Winter 2000)
Researchers at the UGA School of Social Work get a clearer picture of who comprises the welfare population.
- God vs. Science, Again (Summer 1999)
Have scientists given up on God? Results are in from a recent survey.
- Pillow Talk, Culture Shock (Summer 1999)
Different communication styles may be at the root of some problems between African-American couples.
- Mom has HIV (Fall 1998)
Life just got tougher for inner city kids whose moms are HIV-infected. Researchers have found some hopeful news in the midst of tragedy.
- Black and Blue (Spring 1998)
New findings show that psychological abuse is widespread and can hurt just as much as physical abuse. Abuse also plagues the dating scene as much as it tears at the marriage bond.
- Lessons from 157 Lifetimes (Spring 1998)
A study of healthy 100-year-olds prepares to go international.
- Sexual Harassment 101 (Spring 1998)
Inconsistent rulings by lower-court judges have led to conflicting decisions on workplace sexual harrasment. Dawn Bennett-Alexander's research investigates the cases that led to a recent Supreme Court Decision.
Power, Politics and Prejudice (Winter 1995)
A powerful idea, an informal justice system and a battered economy ignited a powder keg of violence in the South, resulting in half a century of lynchings.
- Hale and Hearty at 100 (Summer 1995)
Some rare individuals have passed the century mark and are still active and independent. How they did that is the focus of the Georgian Centenarian Study
- All in
the Family (Summer 1994)
Rural poor families have more than their share of hardships and less than their
share of resources. Social scientists
study how poverty influences family relationships
and academic achievements.
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