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African worlds through music

Posted 16 hours 18 min ago
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The 2017 African Studies Fall Lecture brings University of Mississippi professor George Worlasi Kwasi Dor to campus to present "African Worlds Through Music: Diversity, Historicity and Homology in African Music Cultures" on Thursday October 19 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.

Dr. Dor is the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at Ole Miss. Dor bases his published articles, book chapters, and presentations on inductive research he has conducted on the themes of African music theory, African art music, African indigenous knowledge, creative processes, the African diaspora and dance...

Global Georgia, Craige Lecture: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen will visit UGA for a Feb. 13 talk as part of the Signature Lecture series and the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative speaker series.

Nguyen’s Feb. 13 Global Georgia talk is presented as the department of comparative literature’s annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture. 

Born in Ban Me Thuot, Viet Nam in 1971, Nguyen and his family came to the United States as refugees in 1975. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley before accepting a teaching...

Visiting Artist lecture: craft as a catalyst for change

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
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The Lamar Dodd School of Art present a Visiting Artist Lecture by Michael Strand, Professor of Art and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University on Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:30 pm in room S151. With a background as a functional potter, Strand's work has moved seamlessly into social and community engagement while remaining dedicated to the traditional object as he investigates the potential of craft as a catalyst for social change. 

Strand’s work has been published internationally, with articles in American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Art and Perception, Studio...

Hunter-Holmes Lecture: Keith Parker

Posted 8 months 2 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...

Alonzo King: A Life in Art

Posted 9 months 4 days ago
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Internationally renowned choreographer and the director of the San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will deliver a Global Georgia talk today at 11 a.m. in the New Dance Theatre.

 LINES Ballet will perform Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. A pre-concert lecture will be offered 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre.

King founded the San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet company in 1982 with a mission to create bold new dance innovations that break the mold of what ballet can be. LINES Ballet thrives on...

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