Matt Sienkiewicz: Soft-Psy Strategy

03/20/2018 - 12:30pm

“Soft-Psy Strategy: U.S. Media Intervention in the Middle East,” Matt Sienkiewicz, associate professor of communication and international studies at Boston College. 

Donald L. Hollowell Lecture

03/20/2018 - 3:00pm

Civil rights trailblazer Maria Varela was the first Latina to document through the camera lens the civil rights struggles of people in the rural South and Southwest. A community organizer who worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, her pictures and powerful narrative stories give an insider’s view of efforts to empower African-Americans and Latinos. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and her photos have been featured at the Smithsonian Institution and elsewhere.

Live from Bethlehem

03/20/2018 - 6:00pm

Live from Bethlehem, chronicles the struggles, failures and triumphs of the Ma'an News Network, the only major independent news source in the Palestinian Territories. Following the lives of the station's reporters, producers and photographers, this documentary provides an in-depth, balanced look into the challenges of making news in one of the world's most combative regions. A highly observational film, Live From Bethlehem focuses more on people than politics while still engaging with questions of gender equality and freedom of expression in the evolving Palestinian mediascape. 

Brian Clements

03/20/2018 - 6:30pm

Reading and Discussion: Brian Clements

Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe will host writer Brian Clements for a poetry reading and discussion on the book he co-edited, Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence.

Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violencefeatures work by poets including Ocean Vuong, Natasha Threthewey, Naomi Shihab Nye and several others. Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor or concerned individual.

Religion and the Common Good Seminar

03/20/2018 - 7:00pm

"Augustine on Love, Conflict and the Goods We Hold in Common" will be presented by visiting scholar Richard B. Miller. Richard B. Miller is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Religious Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Lunchtime Time Machine Lecture Series

03/22/2018 - 12:30pm

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Ari Levine. Professor Levine specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern China, and he teaches courses in Chinese, East Asian, and world history. He is the author of Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China, and he’s currently completing a book project on urban space and cultural memory in the Northern Song capital of Kaifeng.

Free admission, free pizza.

This is an FYO event.

Lunch Time Time Machine

03/27/2018 - 12:30pm

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series, "Why Did So Many Crossdressers Fight in the American Civil War?," features doctoral candidate Kate Dahlstrand. Dahlstrand won this year's graduate student competition in the Lunch Time Machine guest speaker contest. A veteran herself, she is currently teaching a course on the history of American veterans.

Free pizza will be served.


Lecture: Tore Olsson

03/29/2018 - 4:00pm

"Looking for Parallels and Intersections in U.S. and Mexican History," Tore Olsson, UGA history alumni and current Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Olsson's new book is Agrarian Crossings (Princeton U 2017). 

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Thursday Scholarship Series: Woman to Woman

03/29/2018 - 7:30pm

The School of Music’s faculty and students collaborate to celebrate women in music in this bonus Thursday Scholarship Series performance in honor of National Women’s History Month.The Thursday Scholarship Series began in 1980 and, as the flagship concert series at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, continues the tradition of “Music Appreciation Programs” started by Hugh Hodgson himself in the 1930s. Proceeds from contributions and ticket sales to these concerts are among the primary means through which School of Music scholarship funds are raised each year.

Philosophy Colloquium

03/30/2018 - 3:30pm

"Aristotle's Bifurcation of Reality and Asouzu's 'Ibuanyidanda Ontology': Complementarity Synthesis," Alloys S. Ihuah, Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria. Reception will follow lecture.

Mary Frances Early Lecture: Bakari Sellers

04/02/2018 - 3:00pm

Bakari Sellers, CNN political analyst, will present “Education, Civil Rights and Equality: Cornerstones for our Future” as the 2018 Mary Frances Early Lecture. At age 22, Sellers was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, making him both the youngest member of the state legislature as well as the youngest African-American elected official in the nation. Sellers represented South Carolina’s 90th district in the state legislature from 2006-2014. He has also worked for Congressman James Clyburn and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.