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Filmmaker Ponsoldt visits Cine

Posted 4 months 15 hours ago
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Franklin College welcomes Athens-native James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Circle and Master of None) back to town this weekend to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Willson Center with an event at Cine:

Ponsoldt will introduce special screenings of Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show at 3 p.m. and his critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now, which was filmed in Athens, at 7:15 p.m. Between the two films, at 5:30 p.m., Ponsoldt will take part in a public conversation about an education, life and career in the arts and humanities with...

Birthplace of higher education

Posted 4 months 1 week ago

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 arts learning environment that continues to be so important to us today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willson Center celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted 5 months 1 week ago
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Promoting research and creativity in the humanities and arts on campus and beyond, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is celebrating its 30th anniversary this academic year, beginning today with a public reception and a panel discussion on "The Humanities and Arts Today":

The discussion, moderated by Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center, will be held Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panelists are Laurie Baefsky, executive director of the Alliance for the Arts...

The Innocents Project

Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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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 Willson Center, UGA’s Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts, the School of Law...

UGA joins A2RU

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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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 open-ended challenges resist singular approaches and resolutions; whether global or local, they will continue to spring from both likely and...

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