Tue, September 30, 2014

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • 2014 MPA Socialization

    2014 Socialization kicked off on Monday, August 11th. It was the first of a three-day orientation to the MPA program as well as to UGA and the Athens communities. About 60 new and returning students attended socialization this year. Students attend two days of seminars and participate in a service project on the third day. Welcome incoming class of 2014!

  • 14th Seoul Case Study

    Students from the Department of Public Administration and Policy recently returned from their trip to Seoul as part as a special topics course. The week-long trip capped off a semester of learning about city management and urban governance. During the trip, students were given the opportunity to further understand  policy management and reforms undertaken by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In addition to UGA, other participating schools included Rutgers University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Sheffield (UK).

  • 2014-15 GSPA Officers Announced

    The Georgia Students for Public Administration announced officers for the 2014-15 academic year. Fellow GSPA members voted on the officers. The executive board is as follows: Emily Zier, President; Cameron Goershel, Vice President; Michelle LeBlanc, Social Development Chair; Sam Perren, Professional Development Chair; Shelby Devine, Treasurer; and Sarah Sheehan, Academic Development Chair. Congratulations to the newly elected officers.

Faculty News

Christensen Named 2014-2015 Service-Learning Fellow

Sep 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Robert Christensen on being named a 2014-2015 Service-Learning Fellow, chosen by the Office of Service-Learning, a unit of the UGA Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. As one of the nine faculty members across campus, Christensen will spend the academic year exploring new ways to integrate experiential learning into his teaching and research. The fellows will meet regularly throughout the academic year and will receive an award of up to $2,500 to develop a service-learning project. Dr. Christensen plans to examine undergraduate students’ public service motivation and its relationship to participation in service-learning activities, with particular attention to the influences of student gender and ethnicity and longer-term impacts on career choices that may be public service related.

Department News, Student News

New MPA cohort participates in service learning

Aug 2014 First-year MPA students wrapped up socialization week with Saturday morning service learning projects across the community. Students served at three different Habitat for Humanity sites, the Salvation Army, and J.J. Harris Elementary School through the organization Keep ACC Beautiful. Student concluded their service with a discussion on what they learned at their locations as well as how they can relate their classwork to the work that is currently being done in the community. These projects also kicked off each student's goal to volunteer 100 hours of their time while in the MPA program. Seven hours down, only 93 left!

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Mutual Exchange: SPIA students travel to South Korea to study policy management in Seoul

Up Close

  • Jiang, Wantong

    Major: Public Administration

    Wantong, a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with strong interest in non-profit management. After working for International NGO and Social Enterprises, she determined to further her study in public administration in order to make a difference in society in a more innovative and sustainable...

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    Bradford, W. David

    Busbee Chair in Public Policy

    W. David Bradford, Ph.D. is the Busbee Chair in Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. A significant component of Dr. Bradford’s current research involves the origins of time and risk preferences, and their effects on health care related...

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    Baker, Kristen

    Major: Public Policy

    Kristen Baker received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Political Science and English literature and is now a first year Masters in Public Administration student with a major in public policy. ...

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  • Dobbins, Daniel

    Major: Local Government Administration

    Daniel Dobbins is a Master's candidate in Public Administration at the University of Georgia, focusing in local government administration. He is an avid swing dancer, martial artist, and an advocate for local public participation in government policy....

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    Riles, Sabrina

    Temporary Assistant Professor

Events

PADP Calendar
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Oct 1

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in December 2014. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 13, 2014, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2014.

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Oct 10

Getzen Lecture: Betsy Fretwell

2:00 pm

UGA Chapel

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Oct 16

Deadline for submitting requests for transfer of credit for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in December 2014.

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Oct 24

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for December 2014 Commencement program

5:00 pm

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for December 2014 graduation

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Oct 25

Double Dawg Day at the UGA Gwinnett Campus

Sponsor: UGA Alumni Associate and UGA Gwinnett Campus

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first annual Double Dawg Day is hosted by UGA Gwinnett Campus, the Graduate School, and Alumni Association. Attendees will learn about the graduate programs offered at UGA Gwinnett. Come see how you can start your next degree program.

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Nov 10

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2012 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2014 graduation.

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Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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Dec 12

Final date for completing all requirements for December 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations

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Dec 19

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement