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Berry named Gregory Chair

Posted 6 years 1 month ago
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Congratulations to associate professor of history, Stephen Berry:

Noted historian Stephen Berry has been named the inaugural holder of the Amanda and Greg Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

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Image and Identity in the African Diaspora

Posted 6 years 2 months ago
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The Institute for African American Studies and Lamar Dodd School of Art present a lecture by Cameron Van Patterson, Diasporic Imagination: Race, Difference, and Memory in Contemporary Art. The lecture will be on April 5 at 5 p.m. in room S150 of the school of art, with a reception immediately following. The lecture and reception are free and the public is invited to attend.

The jointly sponsored lecture will focus on the relationship between image and identity in the African diaspora and how the diasporic, or the dispersed group outside of its traditional homeland,...

On grammatical precision

Posted 6 years 4 months ago

To think clearly is to write clearly is to speak clearly. When it comes to the faltering standards of English language usage and practice, the evidence abounds and can seem overwhelming. All who engage as teachers, and at any level, really have their work cut out for them. All writers and speakers everywhere take their places on the front lines of this struggle simultaneously as well, providing examples for better and often worse. The importance of the power to say what you mean, to persuade, to re-enforce (not to mention to use poetry for higher ends) has remained constant. Meanwhile its...

Rosenbaum mural at the Russell Library, part 2

Posted 6 years 5 months ago

This video is from my second of three planned visits with Art Rosenbaum as he works to complete his mural at the new special collections library.

Franklin Alumni Event in Washington, DC

Posted 6 years 5 months ago
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One of the Franklin College's distinguished experts on the Civil War will be featured at an event for DC-area alumni on Feb. 7. The lecture will focus on the Lincoln Marriage:

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will host a history lecture in Washington, D.C. on February 7. The lecture, entitled "Inside the White House 1861-1865: The Lincoln Marriage During the Civil War," will be given by UGA associate history professor Dr. Stephen Berry. Berry will investigate the Lincoln marriage in relation to Civil War Era Washington, revealing the private costs the couple paid in...

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