Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:34am
Scholars, policy experts and journalists from around the world will meet in Berlin this month to consider issues related to contemporary transnational Europe at the inaugural Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies, a new joint initiative by the University of Georgia and the University of Notre Dame: The seminar is directed by Martin Kagel, A.G. Steer Professor of German and associate dean of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and…
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Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:05pm
Three Franklin College faculty members have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The awards, announced April 9, are among $18.6 million in NEH grants for 199 humanities projects across the country: Professor of Spanish Elizabeth Wright and associate professor of French Rachel Gabara of the Romance languages department were awarded $6,000 each for summer stipends, highly competitive grants that provide full-time…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Anthropology, UGA Innovation Gateway, Campus Transit Facility, Marriage of Figaro
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
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:17am
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will present a Regional Application-Writing Workshop on February 28, 2018 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens: The workshop is supported by the University of Georgia Office of Research and is hosted by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Georgia Humanities. Workshop activities include an…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Odyssey, UGA Creative Writing Program, Human Nature
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:19am
An international research team that includes assistant professor of anthropology and geography Suzanne Pilaar Birch has been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council UK funding for their four-year project on Radical Death and Early State Formation in the Ancient Near East.  Using new evidence from the Early Bronze Age graves of Başur Höyük, on the Upper Tigris, the project will examine how ritual killing was implicated in the political…
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Fri, 12/01/2017 - 2:18pm
The department of history brings this excellent new hype video. History!  
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Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:29pm
And, I also adore teaching elementary Italian language courses. The enthusiasm beginning students have for Italy and its language is reinvigorating, as is the exponential growth in language competency that is characteristic of this level.  A Willson Center Faculty Fellow and winner of the Virginia Mary Macagnoni Prize for Innovative Research, De Santo is an Italian studies scholar who truly personifies the liberal arts learning environment -…
Tags: UGA Innovation Gateway, Office of Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
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
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, 08/22/2017 - 3:33pm
Mapping a career trajectory with almost any degree can be difficult. With few exceptions, economic and career conditions, interests and opportunities can change. One of the best ways to prepare for a changing world is a broad education, and that is one reason why studying the humanities and social sciences is more important than ever. By learning how to think, reason, and communicate with people - learning how to continue to learn - students…
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Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:38am
Remarkable growth in extramural funding to the university has led to an all-time high of $458 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2017: Externally funded research activity has climbed 37 percent over the past three years to $198 million in fiscal year 2017. "This tremendous growth in productivity reflects the unyielding commitment of UGA faculty to solve the important challenges of our time," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Their…
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Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:56am
Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States: in 1979 Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday. (Ironically, the bill was passed on June 7, the anniversary of Homer Plessy…
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Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:19am
UGA Classics in Rome is currently underway under the direction of Professors Elena Bianchelli and Chris Gregg, a Mellon Professor of Classical Archaeology. Participants and professors live in a small family-run, centrally located hotel in Rome and in their six-week stay they become intimately connected with the city and the Italian life style. Classes are held every morning right in front of the monuments and they focus on the archaeology, the…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, grants, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, East Campus Deck, medieval
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:25am
First-year Orientation sessions begin tomorrow, June 1, and we want to welcome all new students and parents who will be visiting campus for two-day tours/registration/information sessions all summer. It can be an overwhelming experience, as we well understand, though orientation has been designed with this in mind. Still, there is much to take in; the University of Georgia operates like, and offers as many services of, a small city: Where will…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, breeding, Experience, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, timeline, ecosystem, VIDA
Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:46pm
There's a lot more to the arts and sciences than meets the eye, especially when the great artists or inventive scientsts combine the two to let us all see something beautiful: Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which…
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Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:00pm
Shawn Foster, an Honors student majoring in cognitive science and linguistics, was one of 20 students nationwide selected as a Beinecke Scholar: He is the first UGA student to receive the honor, which awards $34,000 to third-year students with demonstrated financial need who will pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Foster plans to earn a doctorate in linguistics. A first-generation college student, he is from the…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, arts, Rhetoric, Department of Marine Sciences
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:03am
Digital humanities at UGA recently received a boost among faculty when it became eligible for the Study in a Second Discipline fellowship from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The impetus was largely due, McGinn said, to a push by Roxanne Eberle, an associate professor of English in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. McGinn is currently working with Eberle each week on a project analyzing the…
Tags: Tickets, Human Nature, Colloquium, 1, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Division of Development & Alumni Relations
Tue, 12/13/2016 - 11:09am
English Professor Roxanne Eberle has been awarded the opportunity to work in the Provost’s Office Study in a Second Discipline program to learn more about the methods, issues, and tools in the Digital Humanities: The main focus of this endeavor is to gain skills in TEI and XML with the goal of creating a digital edition of Amelia Alderson Opie’s letters. Opie was a well-known poet, tale writers, and novelist, whose work appeared in print from…
Tags: Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Tickets, Book, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:13am
The vast, new tools at our disposal are requiring greater levels discernment in the use of media and in some cases, giving rise to new areas of study and instruction at the university level. The Chronicle of Higher Education published an interview this week with a professor who shared a list of unreliable news sites with her mass communication classes at Merrimack College, only to have the classroom discussion overtaken by events when a top…
Tags: Church Hall, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Climate Change
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:23am
Scientific American weighs in on the tendency to prioritize STEM disciplines over the humanities and how Voltaire and Camus have an important role to play, especially in a high-tech future: Promoting science and technology education to the exclusion of the humanities may seem like a good idea, but it is deeply misguided. Scientific American has always been an ardent supporter of teaching STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Church Hall, Institute for African American Studies, Demosthenian Hall
Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:06am
"I've always loved teaching and language, so the university was a natural path for me," Rodrigues said. "I feel a perfect connection with students that is so much more than just being in the classroom and doing research." As campus communicators, we get to spend time with the most impressive people you'd ever hope to meet. Dr. Rodrigues fits this bill and more, and her passion for the humanities makes her one of the crucial expert voices on the…
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Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:52am
Animation in modern storytelling is the focus of a new book by Wheatley Professor of the Arts in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies Richard Neupert on Pixar's "Chief Creative Officer," John Lasseter: Lasseter films from Luxo Jr. to Toy Story and Cars 2 highlighted his gift for creating emotionally engaging characters. At the same time, they helped launch computer animation as a viable commercial medium and serve as blueprints for the…
Tags: UGA Opera Theatre, Human Nature, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Auburn
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:01am
Automated phonetic analysis and a significant grant from the National Science Founation will allow UGA linguistics researchers to delve deeper into what makes Southerners sound Southern: The researchers will use computer software to analyze 64 interviews with speakers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas recorded from 1968 to 1983. "We hope to document the wide range of pronunciations in the South…
Tags: arts, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Communication, Human Nature, Division of Development & Alumni Relations