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Native American Heritage Month

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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Once home to five different Native American tribes, the land on which the UGA campus sits today has a deep cultural history all its own that is often overlooked but retains the compelling power to teach. The Red & Black highlights Native American Heritage Month and ongoing efforts to educate the public about this rich culture:

The Institute of Native American Studies, Native American Student Association, the University Union and the Multicultural Services and Programs are coming together throughout the month of November to host various events highlighting and promoting education...

Unearthing Georgia's Deep Cultural Exchange: St. Catherines Island

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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St. Catherines Island, located in Liberty County, is one of the barrier islands along the coast of Georgia. The privately owned island, a National Historic Landmark, is about ten miles long and from the 1590s to the 1680s it was home to a Spanish mission, Santa Catalina de Guale.

David Hurst Thomas, Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, will present a Signature Lecture Friday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium. Thomas’ lecture, “Unearthing Georgia’s Deep Cultural Exchange: Still Digging...

4 Minutes, 33 Seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship in the Arts

Posted 7 months 4 weeks ago
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Not so silently riffing on the John Cage stunt, reportedly his favorite work, from 1952, the Spotlight on the Arts festival is hosting a competition for graduate students with the deadline for entries on Monday Oct. 2:

This competition highlights scholarly research by UGA students about any art form or combination of art forms, including (but not restricted to): visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, literature, media arts, or performance art. The focus is on historical, theoretical, and critical research about art, as opposed to original works of art created by the students. This...

Bringing Middle East history, discovery to the classroom

Posted 8 months 2 days ago
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As the Middle East expert in the history department, assistant professor Kevin Jones teaches a three-part survey on the region, a course on the Arab-Israel conflict and an Honors course on religion, nationalism and revolution. The combination reflects an ongoing scholarly journey that all began in Jones' earliest days of college:

"My first day as an undergraduate student was Sept. 11, 2001," Jones said. "The Middle East was in the news, and as an undergraduate I took some classes to try and better understand it."

A philosophy major at Wake Forest University, Jones gravitated...

Noted and Quoted, summer 2017

Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
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Algal blooms, Waffle House eclipse-viewing, food insecurity, Planet of the Apes, work-life conflicts and many more stories, Franklin College faculty kept a full schedule in media across the globe this summer. Here's a sampling:

Assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon creates map of Waffle House restaurants to watch the solar eclipse from – AJC, R&B, WSB, Q & A in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Science says: Trump team garbles climate science (Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd) – WTOP

Trump’s tax plan a reminder of...

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