Open Access Week

Posted 5 years 10 months ago


Just like the slow-motion revolution we are witnessing with traditional publishing, print magazines, tablet e-readers and the like, scholarly publishing is also in the midst of a transition toward an open publishing model:

UGA will join the international research community Oct. 22-28 to celebrate Open Access Week. As part of the observance, discussions will held to build awareness about open access publishing, a means of disseminating scholarly research that overturns the traditional subscription model of academic publishing by enabling scholars to share their works with...

"Paris Photo Graff"

Posted 5 years 10 months ago
andrew-zawacki, against white backdrop

Associate professor of English and director of our creative writing program Andrew Zawacki will present his hybrid prose-photography project, "Paris Photo Graff" Thursday, October 18 at 4 pm in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center.

"Paris Photo Graff" is a series of lossely bound reflections - literary, political, social, aesthetic - on shooting graffiti in the city of light.

Zawacki is an American poet, critic, editor, and translator. His first book By Reason of Breakings won the 2001 University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series, chosen by Forrest Gander.


Focus on Faculty: William Finlay

Posted 5 years 10 months ago
finlay-william, with students, looking at a computer.

Sociology professor and department head William Finlay is currently featured in the Focus on Faculty on the UGA homepage:

A few highlights/insights on Finlay's perspective on teaching:

What interests you about your field?

I enjoy its diversity and the sheer range of human behaviors and institutions that one can examine and explain as a sociologist. It remains as fascinating a discipline to me now as it did when I took my first undergraduate sociology class nearly 40 years ago.

What are some highlights of your career at UGA?

Becoming a Meigs professor,...


Posted 5 years 10 months ago
Jazz mad poster from early 20th century.

From its ongoing series of seminars on Modernism, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents a lecture this afternoon by Franklin's Jed Rasula, Helen S. Lanier Professor of English at UGA, Jazzbandism:

When jazz emerged during the First World War, and rapidly spread around the globe, the term “jazz” was not consistently understood to refer to music. It was taken to be a dance, a drum kit, a euphemism for sex, a term for general gaiety, or the energizing ingredient in Americanism. For artists, writers, and composers associated with the European avant-garde, it served as a...

University Theatre to present 'The Darker Face of the Earth'

Posted 5 years 10 months ago
three actors, two in the background, one up close.

University Theatre will present Rita Dove's powerful "The Darker Face of the Earth" begining on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre:

Dove, a former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, set "The Darker Face of the Earth" on a pre-Civil War plantation in South Carolina. She loosely based the plot on the Greek myth of King Oedipus, an abandoned son who unwittingly returns to his birthplace, kills his father and marries his mother. The play grapples with the historical reality of American slavery to confront still-urgent questions about freedom, reconciliation and prejudice....