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Constitution Day lecture: Michael Klarman

Posted 6 days 8 hours ago
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In honor of Constitution Day this weekend, UGA will host a Signature Lecture by Michael J. Klarman, the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School on Friday September 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel, “The Constitution as a Coup Against Public Opinion”:

Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School. He is one of the nation’s leading scholars of constitutional law and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His lecture addresses how the framers at the Philadelphia convention managed to write a Constitution that was vastly more...

Amazing Student: Nicholas Twiner

Posted 3 weeks 6 days ago
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Linguistics, Classical Languages, and Classical Culture major Nicholas Twiner has discovered his opportunities to get involved, participate in research and explore his passions:

Academically, the University of Georgia has empowered me to achieve more than I thought I would. Research through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities has been such an important part of my academic career. It has pushed me to understand and explore the field of linguistics more thoroughly—to go beyond the classroom and understand what research looks like, how to do it, and what the pressing...

Solar eclipse of 2017

Posted 1 month 13 hours ago

Today is the day. Beginning about 1 p.m. and peaking at approximately 2:38 p.m., the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth. Professor of geography John Knox, who led the organization of a massive viewing opportunity at Stanford Stadum, explains.

 

 

Go to the stadium, or just get outside somewhere this afternoon for this very rare event. Some reminders:

-Viewing the eclipse directly without protective glasses may result in serious eye damage.  -Please be sure to take proper precautions when viewing the eclipse. The American Astronomical Society’s...

Campus without a car

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Students are returning so campus and downtown Athens will soon be full to bursting. One great thing students, faculty and staff can do to relieve congestion in the area is to leave your car at home. Flagpole provides a great primer on ways you can do just that:

Campus Transit buses are free for anyone to use, and they stop at every stop on the route. You  can hop on and hop off at any stop. There’s more space out than in, so just remember to step back and let people get out of the bus first, and take your backpack off if it’s crowded.

Athens Transit buses are free for anyone...

Solar eclipse - teachable afternoon about the sun and climate

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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The University of Georgia will host a viewing party of the solar eclipse on August 21. Professor Marshall Shepherd uses his Forbes column to underscore a crucial point about the rare event:

Intuitively, I think most people understand that we have seasons because the Earth is tilted on its axis as it rotates around the sun. We are currently in northern (southern) hemisphere summer (winter) because that hemisphere is tilting toward the sun and receiving more direct energy. I often cringe during the winter when someone tweets, "it's snowing so what do they mean global warming."

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