Wed, 10/09/2019 - 2:59pm
UGA and the Franklin College welcome former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Chad Smith to deliver a Signature Lecture Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4 p.m. in room 286 Miller Learning Center. In his lecture, "Cherokee Removal and the Trail of Tears: The Unlearned Lessons of Populism Today," Chad Smith looks at the rise of a hard-edged populism with Andrew Jackson, leading to Cherokee Removal from their homeland in Georgia and the Southeast…
Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:00am
Next week, the Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame will host the second annual Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies: The week-long residential seminar brings together 20 faculty members and Ph.D. students from both institutions, representing all ranks and many different disciplines, this year ranging…
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:17am
An extraordinary diversity of subject matter expertise shared in the media during February by Franklin faculty, on hot topics of the day and perennial issues from human affairs to climatic challenges. Here's a sample of the great work by public-spirited scholars, outside the classroom: Freda Scott Giles,associate professor emerita of theatre and film studies and African-American studies, presents lecture on W.E.B. Du Bois at UGA Chapel – R&B…
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:45am
The Georgia Debate Union will begin the 2018-19 season at the prestigious Run for the Roses debate round robin, held in late September at the University of Kentucky. The projected top 7 debate teams in the nation receive invitations to the Kentucky Round Robin. The team of Nathan Rice and Johnnie Stupek, both rising seniors, will be representing UGA and the Georgia Debate Union.   The Kentucky Round Robin features the projected 7 best college…
Tags: Georgia Debate Union, Students, Issues, Rhetoric, Politics, Experience, Communication
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:42pm
Finding good internship opportunities is a focus for many UGA students, but the Clarke Central High School Odyssey news magazine features a story (and video) about the student-led Small Satellite Research Lab providing work-based interships for high school students. The new issue of Odyssey also features a story on philosophy professor (and 2018 Democratic Congressional Candidate) Richard Winfield: Although Winfield sees social mobility as…
Tags: pregnancy, garbage, 9, history, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, office of admissions
Wed, 10/28/2015 - 1:10pm
The Georgia Debate Union won the recent intercollegiate tournament at Vanderbilt University - details on that, along with a few other honors and accomplishments from the month of October: Two teams representing the Georgia Debate Union, which organizes and fields competitive policy debate teams at the University of Georgia, emerged victorious at the 2015 Vanderbilt intercollegiate debate tournament held in Nashville, Tennessee. The tournament…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Ceremony, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, politics
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:43am
Spalding Distinguished Professor of History James Cobb takes to the pages of TIME magazine (via Zocalo Public Square, a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism) to discuss the issues surrounding the removal of the confederate flag: In South Carolina, that flag might still be flying atop the state capitol had a torrent of threatened economic and tourist boycotts and pressure from the state’s business…
Tags: Black Alumni Leadership Council, NEA Big Read, Scholarship, Campus Transit Facility, politics
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:11am
Ferdinand Phinizy was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838. His grandson, Phinizy Calhoun, was a 1900 graduate of the university and established the Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship. Previous lecturers include John Kenneth Galbraith, Dean Rusk, Walker Percy, Richard Ford, and most recently, Melissa Faye Greene. For the 2015 Phinizy Lecure, we add the name of James Cobb to that list of lumninaries: One of UGA's most distinguished faculty members and…
Tags: politics, voting, NEA Big Read, bio-products
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:48am
The Lamar Dood School of Art welcomes Maine-based installation artist Lauren Fensterstock to campus for a lecture on Sept. 30 at 5:30 pm: Based in Portland, Maine, Fensterstock is an artist, writer and curator whose work was the subject of a recent major solo exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where she filled four rooms with cut paper flowers to create an immersive environment, and another at the…
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center, politics