Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal: Workshop for Faculty

In this workshop, Rachel Toor, a former acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses and professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University, will describe the components of a book proposal. Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a book, a draft of a proposal, or even a complete manuscript, and together will work through each section.

Film Screening: CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

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

This program is supported in part by the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners and other donors.

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?

Lecture and Reception: Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winning American science journalist, columnist and author of five books, will present a seminar on "The Poisoner's Guide to Life." This story is about one of the most famous poisons, arsenic, but also an insightful look at the ways poisons have shaped both our history and the world we know today.

Host: Friends of the Georgia Natural Museum of History. Co-sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Odum School of Ecology and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Guest Lecture: Brenda Longfellow

"Moving Statues: The Use and Reuse of Portrait Statues in Pompeii," Brenda Longfellow. In this lecture, Longfellow considers the afterlives of honorific portrait statues in Pompeii, detailing how individuals and groups in the city interacted with re-cut and re-purposed statues of publicly honored benefactors. It addresses the effects of obviously modified statues in public spaces, where they were seen by people who may have recognized the original honor and within the transformed statue.

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