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News from the Chronicles - April 2019

Over Spring break, an International Scientific Conference on "Past Plant Diversity, Climate Change and Mountain Conservation," organized under the Belmont Forum's VULPES project, convened a five-day meeting at the University of Cuenca, in the city of Cuenca – a World Cultural Heritage Site, in southern Ecuador. The conference, organized by professor and undergraduate coordinator in the department of geography Fausto O. Sarmiento, included …
The UGA Symphony Orchestra will be performing an extraordinary concert tonight, Tuesday, April 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Directed by Mark Cedel, the orchestra will be performing pieces by Robert Schumann, George Walker, and Richard Strauss. Guest faculty artist Josh Bynum will be featured on Walker's "Concerto for Trombone and Strings." The UGASO will also be performing the world premiere of a piece entitled "Synapse"…
The National Institutes of Health announced a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) granted to UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor Jorge C. Escalante-Semerena of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of microbiology. MIRA grants are designed to increase the efficiency of NIH funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for…
The department of dance presents REPERTORY Movement Refracted, the 2019 spring dance concert, April 4-6 at 8 p.m. and April 6 at 2 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building, between Soule and Green streets (off Sanford Drive) on UGA’s South Campus in Athens. REPERTORY Movement Refracted offers an array of movement and choreographic styles. Based in the essential qualities of human movement and the range of human emotions, this…
“It’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen.’ ” Is it? Find out beginning tonight as UGA Theatre presents its final production of the 2018-2019 season: Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.  The production is directed by professor George Contini and co-directed by alumnus John Terry. Performances will take place April 5-6 and 10-13 at 8 p.m. and April 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre at 255 Baldwin St. Tickets are $16 or $12 for…
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents an extraordinary panel discussion and a presentation by photographer and video artist Christo Doherty on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. in the Georgia Museum of Art: Doherty [associate professor and deputy head of the Wits School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg] will present on his recent research and photographs concerned with the removal of statues and monuments…
The Lamar Dodd School of Art will present the 2019 MFA Exhibition at two venues in Athens: the Georgia Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Georgia and the Deupree Building, located in downtown Athens at 458 E. Clayton Street: Together, these exhibitions feature the works of 20 MFA students working in a variety media across a diverse array of themes and theoretical frameworks including ecology, migration, surveillance, the inhuman,…
Scott Nelson, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Humanities in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship: Nelson, who specializes in 19th-century American social history in the department of history, has authored or co-authored five books, most recently “A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters.” “The Guggenheim…
Athens, GA – Peter Jutras, Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named director of the Hodgson School by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences dean Alan Dorsey. The appointment is effective July 1, 2019. “The Hodgson School of Music is one of the pillars of our vibrant arts programs, attracting some of the best young musicians in the world to study and train at UGA,” Dorsey said…
The UGA Office of Instruction celebrated the crucial role of advising with the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards to four University of Georgia academic advisors: Mike Merva, Ali Gerlach, Umesh Patel and Antonina Ignatiuc were nominated by their supervisors and a committee of three student representatives from SGA, along with the previous advising award winners. The Office of Instruction and the Office of Academic Advising…

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