Events

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

02/25/2017 - 8:00pm
02/26/2017 - 2:30pm

University Theatre presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, directed by Kristin Kundert. Performances will be held in the Cellar Theatre February 16-18, 21-25 at 8 p.m. and February 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Reading: Kiese Laymon

02/28/2017 - 7:00pm

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Kiese Laymon for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601). This event is made possible with generous support from the UGA Parents & Families Leadership Council.

Delta Visiting Chair Lecture: Colm Tóibín

03/16/2017 - 3:30pm

Colm Tóibín, Irish author, essayist and journalist, will give the Delta Visiting Chair Lecture entitled “Staying Home, Leaving Home: Ireland and America” March 16, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. Tóibín has written numerous acclaimed novels, short stories, plays, essays and works of criticism and memoir. His award-winning novel Brooklyn was adapted for an Oscar-nominated 2015 film starring Saoirse Ronan.

Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Machinal

03/16/2017 - 8:00pm
03/17/2017 - 8:00pm
03/18/2017 - 8:00pm
03/21/2017 - 8:00pm
03/22/2017 - 8:00pm
03/23/2017 - 8:00pm
03/24/2017 - 8:00pm
03/25/2017 - 8:00pm
03/26/2017 - 2:30pm

Treadwell’s episodic play depicts a young woman’s disastrous efforts to conform to society’s rigid expectations for women. Loosely based on the notorious Ruth Snyder case of 1927, Machinal starkly details the murderous consequences of denying your identity for the sake of others.

In performance March 16-18 & 21-25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 26th at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.

For more information visit: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/760221607465677/

James Chandler, "The Opium Connection: De Quincey, Dickens, and D.W. Griffith"

03/17/2017 - 3:30pm

Please join us for a Joint Seminar of the Georgia Colloquium in Eighteenth & Nineteenth-Century British Literature and The Interdisciplinary Modernism/s Workshop, with James Chandler, Willson Center Distinguished Lecturer. We will pre-circulate Professor Chandler's paper; those interested in receiving access to the paper, please contact Alex Edwards at kingsley@uga.edu

Lecture: The War Against AIDS, 35 Years and Counting

03/21/2017 - 5:30pm

Deborah L. Birx, Ambassador-at-Large and the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy with the U.S. Department of State, will present a lecture entitled “The War Against AIDS, 35 Years and Counting: Are We There Yet?” The lecture is part of the Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard series, sponsored by the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

Film Screening: CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

03/22/2017 - 5:30pm

Franklin College is proud to host a screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. 

This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

SEE THE TRAILER @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VVb6M8pTvE

The screening will be in the auditorium of the UGA Special Collections Library. 

Lecture: George Nash

03/22/2017 - 6:00pm

George H. Nash, Senior Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, will present a lecture entitled “The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America.”

Nash is the author of a foundational text on American conservatism and a three-volume biography of Herbert Hoover commissioned by the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association. His essays have appeared in numerous national publications including the American Spectator, Modern Age, National Review, New York Times Book Review, Policy Review and Wall Street Journal. 

Reading: Rodney Morales

03/23/2017 - 7:00pm

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Rodney Morales for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601).  Morales’ latest novel, For A Song, is forthcoming from the University of Hawai'i Press.  He is also the author of When the Shark Bites, a novel, and The Speed of Darkness, a short story collection.

Lecture: Barbara Grosz

03/27/2017 - 3:30pm

Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University, will present a lecture entitled “Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges” as the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. The first woman president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Grosz specializes in natural language processing and multi-agent systems. She developed some of the earliest computer dialogue systems and established the research field of computational modeling of discourse.

Lecture: “Bridging the Gap in Higher Education”

04/05/2017 - 3:00pm

Joycelyn Elders, Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, will give the Mary Frances Early Lecture entitled “Bridging the Gap in Higher Education” April 5, 3 – 4 p.m.. The event will take place at the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art with a reception to follow. Elders was the 15th Surgeon General of the United States, and the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service.
Sponsored by the Graduate School, Graduate and Professional Scholars and the Office of Institutional Diversity