humanities

Focus on Faculty: Paola De Santo

Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Assistant professor of Italian in the department of Romance languages, Paola De Santo combines the study of language and culture through innovative courses, study abroad and internship opportunities:

I am an assistant professor of Italian in the department of Romance languages, part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. I currently teach undergraduate and split-level (undergraduate/graduate) courses in Italian, mostly at the 3000 and 4000 level, but occasionally at the lower levels as well. I also have developed a study abroad program in collaboration with UGA’s residential...

Filmmaker Ponsoldt visits Cine

Posted 1 month 5 days 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...

Georgia Debate Union members win Vandy tournament

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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The team of Alyssa Hoover, a sophomore from Alpharetta, and Tripp Haskins, a freshman from College Park, powered the Georgia Debate Union to a first place finish at the Vanderbilt University intercollegiate debate tournament held in Nashville October 13 - 15.

Hoover and Haskins, pictured here with their first place trophy, went undefeated during the tournament, earning wins over Emory University, Georgia State University, the University of Louisville, and Missouri State University.  Haskins and Hoover were also recognized as the 2nd and 3rd speakers in the varsity division at the...

Willson Center celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted 2 months 2 weeks 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...

Find your path. Find your passion.

Posted 3 months 4 days ago
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Mapping a career trajectory with almost any degree can be difficult. With few exceptions, economic and career conditions, interests and opportunities can change. One of the best ways to prepare for a changing world is a broad education, and that is one reason why studying the humanities and social sciences is more important than ever. By learning how to think, reason, and communicate with people - learning how to continue to learn - students can better navigate the possibilities of life.

Advanced reasoning and communication skills that grow with a career - and with career...

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