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Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin shares history as she teaches theatre

Posted 23 hours 51 min ago
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Assistant professor of theatre and film studies Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin conducts research that focuses on using theater, film and television to tell history:

Through archival-based performance pieces, books and articles, Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, who also has a joint appointment in the Institute for African American Studies, develops innovative responses to these questions. Her latest endeavor began in a graduate school class at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts when she took a class on the history of the world's fairs. 

"That very class with professor Barbara...

Georgia Museum of Natural History: Dogs Exhibit

Posted 1 week 2 days ago
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The Georgia Museum of Natural History delves right into the heart of UGA with their current exhibition about the history of dogs:

It’s sort of like an old joke by Groucho Marx, who said, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

But “How ‘Bout Them Dogs: A Brief Look into the Evolution and Domestication of Our Best Friend” takes viewers inside of a dog -- into the bare bones.

The exhibit is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. To find the museum, just look for the...

Major collection moves to Laboratory of Archeology

Posted 2 weeks 11 min ago
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St. Catherines Island, located along the Georgia coast, is a culturally and ecologically unique barrier island that contains diverse evidence of human occupation that spans more than 4,000 years. It is home to the most completely excavated Spanish mission in the Southeast; archaeological work on the island has been taking place for more than 42 years. The extensive archaeological collection that includes artifacts and other paleoenvironmental materials recovered by the American Museum of Natural History during a decade of excavation has now been moved to UGA:

The St. Catherines...

Hunter-Holmes Lecture: Keith Parker

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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UGA and the Franklin College welcome Keith Parker, general manager and CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, to deliver the 2017 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Thursday Feb. 2  at 2 p.m. in the Chapel:

Parker was recognized as the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager by the American Public Transportation Association in 2015 and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council in 2016.

The Holmes-Hunter Lecture honors Charlayne Hunter-Gault and the late Hamilton Holmes, who in 1961 became the first African-American...

TrowelBlazers - Raising Horizons

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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An international collaboration dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science, Trowelblazers has convened and participated in panels discussing women in science at the Royal Society and the London Feminist Conference, and a wide variety of events and activities including the Cambridge Science Festival, Skeptics in the Pub 15th Anniversary Show, a Jump! magazine feature, Wikipedia Edit-a-thons on two continents, Ada Lovelace Day events. They have been invited to the...

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