Engaging the public with art

Posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

As we get more acquainted with the Irish craft of understatement, Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, visits campus Thursday Nov. 10  to deliver her lecture, “‘Art Can Tread Where Words and Politics Often Can’t’: Curating the Troubles Legacy”

[The lecture] examines the challenges and consequences of using art to engage the public with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s recent past. Art of the Troubles, 2014, and Colin Davidson: Silent Testimony, 2015, were two landmark exhibitions demonstrating the Ulster Museum’s ongoing commitment to helping the public explore...

Natural History Lecture Series: Deborah Blum

Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
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Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist Deborah Blum presents “The Poisoner's Guide to Life” on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Odum School of Ecology auditorium.

The talk, which is part of the Natural History Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Odum School of Ecology. It is free and open to all and will be followed by a reception and book signing. Copies of Blum’s books will be available for purchase.

In her talk, Blum will...

2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer Suzanne Massie

Posted 12 months 2 days ago
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The author who wrote, together with her then husband Robert K. Massie, the influential book Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of the Russian Empire, Suzanne Massie will deliver the 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecture in the Lamar Dodd School of Art on Friday September 23 at 5:30 p.m. in room S150:

Massie is both the 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer in the Arts and keynote speaker for the museum’s two-day symposium on Russian art and the history of collecting Russian art in the U.S. Massie, together with her former...

The Physics of Financial Markets

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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Alumnus and former chief investment officer for Merrill Lynch Ashvin Chhabra returns to campus to present a guest lecture, "The Aspirational Investor: A Physicist Reflects on Financial Markets and Investing," on Thursday April 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the physics building:

The stock market crash of 2008 brought to the forefront questions about the stability of financial markets: Are financial markets stable? Was the crash an unexpected aberration? How should individual investors invest over a lifetime? Why are otherwise smart people such lousy investors? What does Modern...

2016 Darl Snyder lecture: Zéphirin Diabré

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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UGA and the African Studies Institute are honored to welcome opposition leader in the Parliament and former presidential candidate of Burkina Faso Zéphirin Diabré to campus to deliver the 2016 Darl Snyder Lecture:

 A Visiting Harvard Scholar, [Diabré] will speak on "Contesting Constitutional Change and Restoring Democracy in Burkina Faso," on March 17 at 10 a.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. This event is open free to the public. 

Diabre's lecture will focus on recent political developments in Burkina Faso, from the fight against...