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News from the Chronicles - November 2021

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 4:19pm
Columns profiles Franklin College staffer Jill Talmadge, a new team manager in our business services office. Her experience and knowledge of the university gives Talmadge first-hand experience with a variety of subject areas, crucial expertise that flows into the college's everyday business and creates opportunities to advance her career: After taking two trips to Tanzania as part of a study abroad program at the University of Georgia, Talmadge…
Tue, 11/02/2021 - 3:14pm
UGA Theatre presents “Rent,” with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, directed by Brandon LaReau, part of the University of Georgia’s Spotlight on the Arts festival. Performances will be held in the Fine Arts Theatre Nov. 4-5 and 10-13 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 or $12 for students, and can be purchased at ugatheatre.com, by phone at 706-542-4400 or in person at the Performing Arts Center. Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-…
Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:50am
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents a Cinema Roundtable."New French Cinema: Beyond Borders - French Women Filmmakers and Global Perspectives," Friday November 5 at noon. Advance registration for the event, which will be conducted via Zoom webinar, is required and available here. The event is part of the Spotlight on Arts Festival and also part of France-Atlanta 2021, an annual series of high-caliber events, centered on innovation…
Fri, 11/05/2021 - 4:55pm
Within a transdisciplinary framework, the Andean cloud forest belt was appraised and recommended into a new ecoregion of its own: the Andean Flanks. A team of Franklin College faculty in the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory has produced a book, published in Spanish, by the Institute for Sustainable Development of Cloud Forest Research and the National University Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza of Amazonas in Peru. Authors Fausto Sarmiento,…
Mon, 11/08/2021 - 1:34pm
Mary Elizabeth Case was a founding member of the department of genetics at the University of Georgia in 1980. She remained an active participant in the department after her retirement as Professor Emerita. Case was born on December 10, 1925, in Crawfordville, Indiana. She received her B.A. in Biology from Maryville College in Tennessee and an M.A. in Botany from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned her doctorate from Yale…
Tue, 11/09/2021 - 11:53am
Art speaks truth in a way that history cannot. Integrating images with text, the graphic novel can illustrate an extremely personal point-of-view. Not only can it convey the internal dialogue of the work’s characters, but it can also deliver a visceral gut-punch with an image or the absence of one. Esra Mirze Santesso, associate professor of English in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, wasn’t always a critic and educator of graphic…
Thu, 11/11/2021 - 3:27pm
A delegation of seven students and scholars representing the University of Georgia at the 24th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU) simulation in Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Nov. 3 – 6, 2021 won the “Most Outstanding Delegation Award.”  The SEMAU simulation is a student-centered undertaking designed to assist students in gaining valuable knowledge of diplomatic codes of behavior as well as enhancing their…
Fri, 11/12/2021 - 4:42pm
With Rent and UGA Opera Theatre lighting up campus stages tonight, Spotlight on the Arts continues all weekend. And tomorrow, Saturday November 13 is Spotlight on the Arts Family Day 2021 Celebrate the arts at UGA. The 10th Spotlight on the Arts Festival Family Day will include dance, music, art-making activities, exhibitions, demonstrations and more.  10:00 - 12:00 pm: Georgia Museum of Art Family Day "Collective Impressions" 10:00 - 10:15 am:…
Mon, 11/15/2021 - 11:06am
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series concert features the Jazz Ensemble and Glee Clubs in Hodgson Hall on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival. The program opens with Jazz Ensemble I Big Band, which is Hodgson School’s advanced Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave D’Angelo, Lecturer of Jazz. This group plays at a variety of events, both on and off campus, and is a key component of…
Tue, 11/16/2021 - 2:02pm
A new children’s book published in three languages focuses on the Wounaan, Indigenous people of Panama and Colombia, and their relationships with birds. A collaborative effort, the book results from two projects supported by the Global Environment Facility and UNDP Small Grants Program and the US-based non-profit Native Future on bird guiding, birds and culture, and forest restoration in Panama. The Wounaan National Congress and the Foundation…

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