Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:52am
Only after Cora Nunnally Miller passed away in 2015 did the fact that during her lifetime she anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation. The legacy of those gifts continues to have deeply positive impacts on UGA students today: Six University of Georgia students have been selected as the inaugural cohort of Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Ecology Annex, justice, Office of Government Relations
Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:14am
A $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts to expand its Global Georgia Initiative, a public humanities program in place since 2013: In its first six years, the Global Georgia Initiative has engaged the humanities and arts in exploring global issues of public concern in a diversity of local contexts, serving audiences at UGA and throughout the Athens community. Programs have…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Institute of Native American Studies, The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:24pm
The Last Picture Show, based on the 1966 novel by Larry McMurtry, starred Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn and Ben Johnson. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards including best picture and best director, with Johnson and Leachman winning best supporting actor and best supporting actress. Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now stars our very own Athens, GA as a setting as well as former UGA theatre…
Tags: office of admissions, Department of Sociology AND Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, art, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Demosthenian Hall, Institute of Native American Studies
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:33pm
The founding of UGA tracks pretty closely with the founding of the United States. The founders shared with us many specific ideas about how the new country might govern itself, and about the role higher education would play in that pursuit. Here is Sterling-Goodman Professor of English Douglas Anderson talking about Benjamin Franklin's vision for higher education, and specifically the integration of arts and sciences that creates the liberal…
Tags: community, Institute of Native American Studies, concert, ecosystem
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:54am
"These thinkers are at the leading edge of research and innovation worldwide, and their enthusiasm to join us for the launch of the Willson Center's 30th anniversary shows how highly our humanities and arts programs are regarded globally," Allen said. "History, music, literature, dance, philosophy, art—all are critical to our university, our society and our economy. Congratulations to the Willson Center, an important source of ongoing support…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Institute of Native American Studies, Lunar New year, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:46am
People who have been wrongly processed through the justice system are focus of a three-day residency at the intersection of the arts, civil rights, and social justice begins today on campus: “The Innocents” is an intersection of numerous artistic disciplines and social subjects, so Frigo’s aim was to reflect that in the programming of UGA’s “Innocents” multi-day residency. To that end, she reached out to the Georgia Innocence Project, the…
Tags: lecture, GA mag, Institute of Native American Studies, Africa
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:56am
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of over thirty institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve. UGA has become its newest member: The world’s most pressing, complex and…
Tags: Assistant Dean for College Relations, Institute of Native American Studies, Department of Marine Sciences, Bulldog 100
Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:39am
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences faculty from an interdisciplinary cross section of research disciplines in the arts and humanities were selected as Willson Center Fellows for 2016-2017: The Willson Center [Willson Fellows 2016-17]  has awarded its 2016-2017 Research Fellowships to twelve members of the UGA faculty in the humanities and arts. These fellowships are awarded in partnership with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. …
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Institute of Native American Studies, Human Nature
Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:14pm
Many of these programs are affiliated with UGA. Just take a look at this list of grant awardees and you will quickly see just how well our local community entities work hand in hand towards similar goals. Whether it's sustainability, education for the arts or any other number of projects that benefit the Athens community at large, we are lucky to live in a community that values these partnerships and continues to use them to better our…
Tags: Computer Science, amazing, Institute of Native American Studies
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:13am
The deadline for Willson Center Research Fellowship applications is coming up next week, October 6: The Willson Center Research Fellowship supports excellence in arts and humanities research. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Tenured and Tenure-track scholars are eligible to apply. Fellowships can be held every five years. The Willson Center Research Fellowships are intended to support humanities and arts…
Tags: Human Nature, The Arts at UGA, Andrew Grundstei, Institute of Native American Studies, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:43am
Idea Lab Mini Grants has issued a Call for Proposalshttp://idealab.uga.edu Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects.  Selected projects will be assigned a mentor, receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and be featured during the…
Tags: equity, UGA Creative Writing Program, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Institute of Native American Studies, Assistant Dean for College Relations, Bulldog 100, Germanic and Slavic Studies
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:55am
Current UGA students are availed of a unique opportunity for course credit and valuable career preparation this upcoming Maymester, 2014. Boot Camp: Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Arts and Sciences FCID 3800: Leadership in the Arts and Sciences (3 credits) Students will explore the application of arts and sciences educational foundations to practical issues of leadership and innovation. Individual assessments of leadership skills will help…
Tags: Franklin College, backflip, Institute of Native American Studies, concert, development, creative writing, Field Study
Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:59am
This year's Spotlight on the Arts kicks off later this week, and in the interest of helping you navigate the tremendous volume of events happening all over campus, here are the events that are most fine-and-performing-arts-centric, in the opinion of your humble Chronicles blog: The Lamar Dodd School of Art will hold a school-wide open house with special activities in the main building, the ceramics building, and the sculpture and jewelry and…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Ecology Annex
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:23am
At an event earlier this week, a colleague mentioned Shakespeare's recent birthday and offered a few appropriate lines. Exhilarated by the latter, I've always been a little skeptical of references like the former - to the actual man - as I've written about here previously. Now comes this article in the UK Telegraph Independent about Shakespeare as a wiley businessman and speculator who made a fortune off of grain: Hoarder, moneylender, tax…
Tags: Agriculture, Field Study, 1, Campus Transit Facility, Institute of Native American Studies
Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:44am
Undergraduate research is one of those great ideas in academia that UGA has utilized to create something truly special. The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunites was launched way back in the olden days of 1999 and in less than 15 years has solidified a process by which our undergraduates can pursue research projects and experience in tandem with their degree programs. This year's CURO symposium is in April 1, and the great Fran Teague…
Tags: Religion, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Institute of Native American Studies
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 10:09am
With our own Georgia Bulldogs getting ready for the SEC Championship game this week against Alabama, it's worthwhile to mention one of the issues related to the excitement and the game. In an essay describing a plan to let college athletes major in sports, FSU psychology professor emeritus David Pargman brings up an interesting analogy in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Why do we impose upon young, talented, and serious-minded high-school…
Tags: Food Process Research and Development Laboratory, Demosthenian Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Institute of Native American Studies
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:53pm
Perhaps nothing exemplifies a society's highest ideals and broadest ambitions more than its commitment to the arts. It's a kind of multi-generational, altruistic selfishness, a form of public self-interest, which shows us these are not mutually exclusive. Even the most solitary among us can become part of a concert audience. And when we do, we are expanding the social fabric, covering everyone within eye- or ear-shot with that most coveted…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Department of Anthropology/Department of Geography, Department of Sociology AND Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 3:31pm
The fine and performing arts units in the Franklin College - the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the department of dance, the department of theatre and film studies and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music - have long been the heart of the university. Not only do these units provide performance and exhibition opportunities for our students, they are important venues for the cultural life of the campus community and they are visibly engaged in our wider…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Denmark Hall
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 9:12am
Can we understand art better without reducing the magic it can work on us? That is not the theme of this article by E. O. Wilson, though it would seem to be one implication of the schema he describes:  RICH AND SEEMINGLY BOUNDLESS as the creative arts seem to be, each is filtered through the narrow biological channels of human cognition. Our sensory world, what we can learn unaided about reality external to our bodies, is pitifully small. Our…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Earth, Institute for African American Studies, Franklin College, Conner Hall