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Redcoats to perform halftime Allman tribute Nov. 4

Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago
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The University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band will perform a tribute the late Gregg Allman during halftime of the UGA vs. South Carolina football game on Nov. 4.

The Redcoats will perform three songs written by Gregg Allman – “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider,” and “Blackhearted Woman” – and one song co-written by Allman and Dickie Betts, “Ramblin’ Man,” which was performed and recorded by the Allman Brothers Band. The famed Georgia-based rock and blues musician passed away on May 27, 2017.

In 2015, UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences announced a significant endowment...

Indigeneity and the Sacred

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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A new book on sacred natural sites, Indigeneity and the Sacred: Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas, was recently published by Berghahn Books:

The conservation of sites that indigenous people hold sacred has taken urgency as globalization and population growth increased demands for resources in the mountains of the Western Hemisphere.  Fausto O. Sarmiento, a professor of Geography and director of the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory, and Sarah Hitchner, an adjunct professor in Anthropology and assistant research scientist at the Center...

4 Minutes, 33 Seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship in the Arts

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Not so silently riffing on the John Cage stunt, reportedly his favorite work, from 1952, the Spotlight on the Arts festival is hosting a competition for graduate students with the deadline for entries on Monday Oct. 2:

This competition highlights scholarly research by UGA students about any art form or combination of art forms, including (but not restricted to): visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, literature, media arts, or performance art. The focus is on historical, theoretical, and critical research about art, as opposed to original works of art created by the students. This...

Anthropology professor helps Hollywood get 'Apes' right

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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A rare story combining social science scholarship and the entertainment industry brings anthropology professor Roberta Salmi to the movies:

Recordings of gorilla sounds are extremely rare, so sounds used in the entertainment industry are generally not obtained from actual gorillas. In films, they are usually portrayed as screaming, aggressive beasts, when they are actually the opposite.

For this summer's blockbuster "War for the Planet of the Apes," the filmmakers contacted the University of Georgia's Roberta Salmi, assistant professor in the Franklin College of Arts and...

Foster named UGA’s first Beinecke Scholar

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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Shawn Foster, an Honors student majoring in cognitive science and linguistics, was one of 20 students nationwide selected as a Beinecke Scholar:

He is the first UGA student to receive the honor, which awards $34,000 to third-year students with demonstrated financial need who will pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences.

Foster plans to earn a doctorate in linguistics. A first-generation college student, he is from the 800-person town of Franklin, which is situated in west Georgia between Carrollton and LaGrange with Alabama as its closest neighbor...

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