humanities

Georgia Debate Union members win Vandy tournament

Posted 2 days 20 hours ago
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The team of Alyssa Hoover, a sophomore from Alpharetta, and Tripp Haskins, a freshman from College Park, powered the Georgia Debate Union to a first place finish at the Vanderbilt University intercollegiate debate tournament held in Nashville October 13 - 15.

Hoover and Haskins, pictured here with their first place trophy, went undefeated during the tournament, earning wins over Emory University, Georgia State University, the University of Louisville, and Missouri State University.  Haskins and Hoover were also recognized as the 2nd and 3rd speakers in the varsity division at the...

Willson Center celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Promoting research and creativity in the humanities and arts on campus and beyond, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is celebrating its 30th anniversary this academic year, beginning today with a public reception and a panel discussion on "The Humanities and Arts Today":

The discussion, moderated by Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center, will be held Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panelists are Laurie Baefsky, executive director of the Alliance for the Arts...

Find your path. Find your passion.

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Mapping a career trajectory with almost any degree can be difficult. With few exceptions, economic and career conditions, interests and opportunities can change. One of the best ways to prepare for a changing world is a broad education, and that is one reason why studying the humanities and social sciences is more important than ever. By learning how to think, reason, and communicate with people - learning how to continue to learn - students can better navigate the possibilities of life.

Advanced reasoning and communication skills that grow with a career - and with career...

UGA research expenditures hit all-time high

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Remarkable growth in extramural funding to the university has led to an all-time high of $458 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2017:

Externally funded research activity has climbed 37 percent over the past three years to $198 million in fiscal year 2017.

"This tremendous growth in productivity reflects the unyielding commitment of UGA faculty to solve the important challenges of our time," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Their dedication, bolstered by major faculty hiring initiatives and strategic investments in research since coming out of the Great...

Happy Juneteenth

Posted 4 months 1 day ago
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Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States:

in 1979 Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday. (Ironically, the bill was passed on June 7, the anniversary of Homer Plessy’s arrest on the East Louisiana line, as covered in Plessy v Ferguson: Who Was Plessy.) Leading the charge was Rep. Al Edwards of Houston,...

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