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Six students receive Critical Language Scholarships

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Six University of Georgia students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages abroad this summer:

The recipients are:

Sarah Dillon Qendrim Haxhiu Eva Marcelis Meghan O’Keefe Lucy Robertson Bryana Shook

These students join approximately 580 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received the award this year.

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The Critical Language Scholarship program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to spend eight to 10 weeks overseas...

Call for fellowship applications: Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
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The Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts invite applications for fellowships as part of a new professional development initiative, the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies:

The seminar is open to advanced PhD students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Georgia. It is a joint initiative in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and made possible through generous support by the Max Kade Foundation. 

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The one-week seminar will take place in Berlin and feature distinguished speakers with...

African Perspectives at 20

Posted 9 months 5 days ago
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WUGA FM and the campus community celebrate 20 years of the station's longest-running weekly show, African Perspectives, this evening at the Foundry with a special broadcast production event:

Please join WUGA as we celebrate our longest-running local program, African Perspectives. The 20th Anniversary celebration will be held at The Foundry in Athens on Monday, November 13. Akinloye Ojo will host a special production of the program, which will be broadcast at a later date. Dance to the African rhythms, with guest performances by UGA African Students Union dancers, the African...

Iconicity: Musicology colloquium with Kofi Agawu

Posted 10 months 2 weeks ago
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The African Studies Institute and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present a colloquium featuring Princeton University professor Kofi Agawu on October 5 at 5 p.m., Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression:

At the heart of African expressive behavior is a family of devices designed to achieve varieties of sameness through repetition, variation and imitation. While no single term for them has so far emerged from African-language designation, they collectively represent a widespread and favorite modality. I will use C.S Peirce’s term iconicity to refer to this mode of...

Bringing Middle East history, discovery to the classroom

Posted 10 months 3 weeks 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...

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