Athens Science Café

Posted 4 years 4 months ago

And as if on cue from the post below, another terrific collaboration that has been in the work for a while comes to fruition. This one is aimed at taking science into the community - the Athens Science Café:

Regular meetings held in various locations around Athens where people can come learn about interesting scientific topics in a fun, interactive environment. Each meeting will be led by a professional scientist who is there to introduce some basic concepts and lead an open discussion about things that matter. All meetings are free and open to the public, and you don’t need to know...

Speak Out for Species

Posted 4 years 8 months ago

On an episode of Unscripted that aired earlier this summer, we had a guest (neuroscientist and philospher Barry Smith) who talked about how our ideas about animals' perception and ability to feel pain have evolved over time. This lecture tonight by Melanie Joy based on her award-winning book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism," will likely take that discussion quite a bit further:

Joy explores the invisible belief system that shapes the perception of the meat humans eat, so that humans love some animals and eat others without knowing why. Joy is a...

UGA Wind Ensemble, Concert on Lawn

Posted 4 years 9 months ago

In what is becoming a terrific campus tradition each fall, the UGA Wind Ensemble, under Director of Bands John Lynch, will present a free Concert on the Lawn on North Campus, Friday, September 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Bring your friends and office colleagues (and lunch) and come down to the North Campus quad for some pop selections and light classics from one of the Hodgson School's premiere large ensembles. Here's a video from the first concert in 2011:




Exploring Earth Sciences

Posted 4 years 9 months ago
Earth, smaller, from space


If interest in the Earth sciences is at your core, two events happening this week may very well provide some insight into the kinds of careers that are possible in meteorology and geography.

First up, tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 200B of the Geography and Geology building, is an informational meeting entitled “Your Future in Meteorology.”  The UGA Chapter of the American Meteorological Society is hosting a discussion about the many career opportunities in the field. 

Featuring Georgia Athletic Association Professor and director...

Women's Studies: Friday Speaker Series

Posted 4 years 9 months ago
Antoine_Watteau_-_Studies_of_Women's_Heads drawing


From a women’s perspective:  Friday Speaker Series brings together diverse women for thought-provoking lectures

By Jessica Luton          

Beginning later this month, a Friday speaker series in the Franklin College Institute for Women’s Studies will feature female representatives from a variety of disciplines. 

Faculty and staff from many areas of campus—marine sciences, health promotion, religion, political science, communication studies—are represented in the series, but the idea is to offer speakers who can speak to the feminist...