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Global Georgia, Craige Lecture: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen will visit UGA for a Feb. 13 talk as part of the Signature Lecture series and the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative speaker series.

Nguyen’s Feb. 13 Global Georgia talk is presented as the department of comparative literature’s annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture. 

Born in Ban Me Thuot, Viet Nam in 1971, Nguyen and his family came to the United States as refugees in 1975. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley before accepting a teaching...

Visiting Artist lecture: craft as a catalyst for change

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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The Lamar Dodd School of Art present a Visiting Artist Lecture by Michael Strand, Professor of Art and Head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University on Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:30 pm in room S151. With a background as a functional potter, Strand's work has moved seamlessly into social and community engagement while remaining dedicated to the traditional object as he investigates the potential of craft as a catalyst for social change. 

Strand’s work has been published internationally, with articles in American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Art and Perception, Studio...

Hunter-Holmes Lecture: Keith Parker

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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UGA and the Franklin College welcome Keith Parker, general manager and CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, to deliver the 2017 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Thursday Feb. 2  at 2 p.m. in the Chapel:

Parker was recognized as the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager by the American Public Transportation Association in 2015 and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council in 2016.

The Holmes-Hunter Lecture honors Charlayne Hunter-Gault and the late Hamilton Holmes, who in 1961 became the first African-American...

Alonzo King: A Life in Art

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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Internationally renowned choreographer and the director of the San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will deliver a Global Georgia talk today at 11 a.m. in the New Dance Theatre.

 LINES Ballet will perform Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. A pre-concert lecture will be offered 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre.

King founded the San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet company in 1982 with a mission to create bold new dance innovations that break the mold of what ballet can be. LINES Ballet thrives on...

Swarms of Satellites: The NASA Nodes CubeSat Mission

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
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The Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA presents Swarms of Satellites: The NASA Nodes CubeSat Mission on Friday November 11 at 3:30 pm in MLC 348

Come learn about Small Satellites, specifically CubeSats, and how they are pushing the limits of space based operations. Jasper Wolfe and UGA Alumni Roger Hunter from NASA Ames Research Center will give a review of the NASA Nodes CubeSat mission -- objectives, requirements, and lessons learned. The purpose of Nodes is to demonstrate autonomous command and control of a CubeSat "swarm", routing of commands to a CubeSat from...

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