Mon, 10/30/2017 - 2:20pm
The Office of Sustainability hosts a discussion today with former U.S. congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), "Finding the Courage to Come Together on Climate Change": Mr. Inglis is a six term congressman from South Carolina who is advocating a free market approach to begin dealing with the problems associated with the burning of fossil fuels. He is currently Executive Director of republicEn.org, a growing grassroots community of over 3,750 Americans…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Financial Planning Research Center, Various, noted, Earth, Human Nature
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:57am
The 2017 African Studies Fall Lecture brings University of Mississippi professor George Worlasi Kwasi Dor to campus to present "African Worlds Through Music: Diversity, Historicity and Homology in African Music Cultures" on Thursday October 19 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Dr. Dor is the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at Ole Miss. Dor bases his published articles, book chapters, and presentations on inductive research he has conducted…
Tags: Dawson Hall, festival, Marriage of Figaro, Financial Planning Research Center, women in science, elements
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:15am
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen will visit UGA for a Feb. 13 talk as part of the Signature Lecture series and the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative speaker series. Nguyen’s Feb. 13 Global Georgia talk is presented as the department of comparative literature’s annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture.  Born in Ban Me Thuot, Viet Nam in 1971, Nguyen and his family came to the United States as…
Tags: 1, microbiome, Financial Planning Research Center, The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:05am
The Lamar Dodd School of Art present a Visiting Artist Lecture by Michael Strand, Professor of Art and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University on Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:30 pm in room S151. With a background as a functional potter, Strand's work has moved seamlessly into social and community engagement while remaining dedicated to the traditional object as he investigates the potential of craft as a catalyst for social change…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, recycle, Financial Planning Research Center
Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:09am
Sponsored by the Office of the President. This Signature lecture is one of the great spring events on campus commemorating our history, and a forward-looking discussion from an expert on public infrastructure is a timely reminder of our challenges and capabilities. Welocme to campus, Mr. Parker. See you at the Chapel.
Tags: Center for Social Justice Human and Civil Rights, Financial Planning Research Center, Campus Transit Facility
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:14am
Internationally renowned choreographer and the director of the San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will deliver a Global Georgia talk today at 11 a.m. in the New Dance Theatre.  LINES Ballet will perform Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. A pre-concert lecture will be offered 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre. King founded the San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet company in…
Tags: Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Financial Planning Research Center, resumes, ACES
Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:00am
The Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA presents Swarms of Satellites: The NASA Nodes CubeSat Mission on Friday November 11 at 3:30 pm in MLC 348 Come learn about Small Satellites, specifically CubeSats, and how they are pushing the limits of space based operations. Jasper Wolfe and UGA Alumni Roger Hunter from NASA Ames Research Center will give a review of the NASA Nodes CubeSat mission -- objectives, requirements, and lessons learned…
Tags: Panel Discussion, UGA Entrepreneur Program, study, Financial Planning Research Center, Sociology
Wed, 11/09/2016 - 11:22am
As we get more acquainted with the Irish craft of understatement, Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, visits campus Thursday Nov. 10  to deliver her lecture, “‘Art Can Tread Where Words and Politics Often Can’t’: Curating the Troubles Legacy” [The lecture] examines the challenges and consequences of using art to engage the public with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s recent past. Art of the Troubles, 2014, and Colin…
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center, grants, 1
Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:08am
Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist Deborah Blum presents “The Poisoner's Guide to Life” on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Odum School of Ecology auditorium. The talk, which is part of the Natural History Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Odum School of Ecology. It is free and open to…
Tags: science, Performance, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Financial Planning Research Center
Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:47pm
The author who wrote, together with her then husband Robert K. Massie, the influential book Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of the Russian Empire, Suzanne Massie will deliver the 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecture in the Lamar Dodd School of Art on Friday September 23 at 5:30 p.m. in room S150: Massie is both the 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer in the Arts and keynote speaker…
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center, entrepreneurs
Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:26am
Answering these questions from a physicist's viewpoint, Chhabra leads to a new framework for investing that extends Modern Portfolio Theory to incorporate large deviations such as bubbles and crashes. The colloquium will not assume prior knowledge of the subject matter and is instead aimed at an audience with a variety of backgrounds. We welcome Mr. Chhabra back to UGA and the department of physics and astronomy. The technical details of…
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center, Environmental Health Sciences, support
Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:50am
Diabre's lecture will focus on recent political developments in Burkina Faso, from the fight against constitutional change to the restoration of democracy, specifically the actions that led to the toppling of the Compaore regime to the parliamentary and presidential elections in 2015, in which he was a candidate. “Dr. Zéphirin Diabré is a foremost political figure in Burkina Faso and his insight on the recent political developments will be of…
Tags: DC semester, Financial Planning Research Center, 9, Marriage of Figaro, Politics
Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:51am
While in residence as the Dodd Chair, Pfeiffer will work with the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications sports journalism students as well as art students. The Dodd Chair was established in 1970 when Elaine de Kooning served as the first visiting professor of art at the Dodd. Ever since, the Dodd Chair has allowed a practicing artist to spend a semester or a full year in residence at the school, with full professor privileges. A…
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:26am
A timely archeology lecture on Monday Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the GMOA: experience a talk straight from current headlines: As the Cradle Crumbles: Islamic State, the destruction of archaeological sites, and saving cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria. The lecturer, archaeologist Tina Greenfield, has worked in archaeological sites in Iraqi Kurdistan, among other Near Eastern sites, researching the earliest empires of the ancient world. She was…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Welcome, motivation, Financial Planning Research Center
Thu, 10/15/2015 - 9:55am
At 4 p.m. this afternoon in the Chapel, NYU professor Martha Hodes will deliver the Gregory Distinguished Lecture: "Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Aftermath of the Civil War," presented by  Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University. Public responses to Lincoln's assassination have been well chronicled, but Hodes is the first to delve into personal and private responses—of African-Americans and whites, yankees and…
Tags: Campus Transit Facility, lignin, Scholarship, Financial Planning Research Center
Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:32am
Today at 3:30 pm in the Chapel, UGA welcomes Pulitzer Prize-wining American novelist Alice Walker to campus for the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Lecture: Walker will hold public speaking events on and off the UGA campus, as well as participate in more personal interactions with students and faculty during her visit. The Delta Visiting Chair, established by the Willson Center through the support of the Delta Air Lines Foundation…
Tags: John Templeton Foundation, Financial Planning Research Center, 1, Experiential Learning, University Housing
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:10am
Events connected to the Return From Exile exhibition continue this week on campus and at the Lyndon House Arts Center. Tonight at 6 pm Native American filmmaker and friend of the blog Sterlin Harjo returns to Athens to show his new film, This May Be The Last Time: Tracing a heartfelt journey, award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo interweaves the tale of a mysterious death in 1962 with the rich history of the powerful hymns that have united…
Tags: AIMBE, web, communications, Department of Sociology AND Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, Financial Planning Research Center, #LetScienceSpeak
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:06pm
The Charter Lecture Series was established in 1988 to honor the high ideals expressed in the 1785 charter that created UGA as the first chartered state university in America. Sticking with both themes, tomorrow's lecture features professor Edward Larson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Return of George Washington (1783-1789): The lecture, open free to the public, will be held April 23 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Larson is University Professor…
Tags: LEAD fellowship, bio-products, path, Financial Planning Research Center
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:10am
If you've noticed recent issues of Columns, you know that Franklin College faculty are among the recipients of this year's top university honors, awards and professorships. Here are some of those honors plus appearances and grants. Congratulations on all of these important professional accomplishments. Congratulations to Franklin College faculty members Jennifer Palmer (department of history) and Peter Jutras (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) who…
Tags: Meeting, Ceremony, UGA Creative Writing Program, Financial Planning Research Center, Institute for Higher Education
Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:45am
In addition to his lecture, Wilson will give interpretive tours of the School of Art building on River Road March 26 at 6 p.m. The tours—known as the Cave and Mountain Tours, in which he describes as performances where he adopts the persona of a tour guide—are meant to create new relationships to familiar sites. Cave and mountain tour, inside the Dodd. I like it. Bring your hard hat, learn more about your environment; understand the world…
Tags: international education, Denmark Hall, Financial Planning Research Center, #homeiswherethearchis, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, blues
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 9:49am
There is perhaps no bigger issue in the United States than the future of free, high quality, mandatory public education. Our community is particulalry attuned to the ebbs and flows of this debate: the trends, the funding, the new initiatives and the various brands of snake oil on offer. To continue this important public discussion, public education advocate Anthony Cody visits campus and presents a lecture at the Chapel this afternoon: Anthony…
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center, national championship, businesses
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:04am
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts' Global Georgia Initiative brings author and human rights activist Loung Ung to campus for a public lecture on Thursday January 29 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room on the 4th floor of the Rusk Center. Her lecture is titled, "First They Killed My Father," Loung Ung was only 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge soldiers stormed into her native city of Phnom Penh. Four years later, in one of the bloodiest…
Tags: Global Georgia Initiative, Financial Planning Research Center, Lamar Dodd School of Art and Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Westpheling
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:43am
The 'Yankee' characterization seems to be one that will not die, and when it comes to UGA's founder Abraham Baldwin, also one that seems to be deserved. Both will be the focus of upcoming festivities to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the university's founding: the UGA Alumni Association will celebrate the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 13th annual Founders Day Lecture on Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel.…
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:53am
The Franklin College is one of the sponsors of an important Chapel lecture this week by Physicist and systems theorist Fritjof Capra on the "Scientific Understanding of Living Systems and the Systems View of Life" Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. What is a systems view? That's why we'll attend the lecture but, the namesake of our Odum School of Ecology, Eugene Odum, along with his brother Howard T., was an early pioneer of systems ecology - a holistic view of …
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:51am
Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, whose 2010 book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery received the Pulitzer Prize for History, will deliver the 2014 Gregory Distinguished Lecture. Foner's lecture, drawn from a forthcoming book on the subject, is "Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad." The lecture will take place Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith…
Tags: cosmology, CTEGD, bio-products, Financial Planning Research Center, Department of Marine Sciences