Charter Lecture April 23

Posted 2 years 5 months ago

The Charter Lecture Series was established in 1988 to honor the high ideals expressed in the 1785 charter that created UGA as the first chartered state university in America. Sticking with both themes, tomorrow's lecture features professor Edward Larson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Return of George Washington (1783-1789):

The lecture, open free to the public, will be held April 23 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel.

Larson is University Professor of History and Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. Focusing on the issues of law, science and politics from a historical...

Kudos, March 2015

Posted 2 years 5 months ago

If you've noticed recent issues of Columns, you know that Franklin College faculty are among the recipients of this year's top university honors, awards and professorships. Here are some of those honors plus appearances and grants. Congratulations on all of these important professional accomplishments.

Congratulations to Franklin College faculty members Jennifer Palmer (department of history) and Peter Jutras (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) who received the Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the UGA’s highest early career teaching honor.


Keith Wilson exhibition, lecture, tour

Posted 2 years 6 months ago

San Francisco-based artist and filmmaker Keith Wilson has installed his exhibition, "Desire Path," at the College of Environment & Design building (née Dodd) on Jackson Street. It's up through April 17, so walk through and check it out. Wilson remains on campus and next week will present his Visiting Artist lecture at the Dodd, and more:

Wilson's lecture and the CED exhibition will take as their focus creating new orientations to familiar sites on the UGA campus, with the exhibition featuring a photo mural of an unplanned pedestrian trail near the Ramsey Student Center, created...

Education: Local Schools, National Policies

Posted 2 years 7 months ago

There is perhaps no bigger issue in the United States than the future of free, high quality, mandatory public education. Our community is particulalry attuned to the ebbs and flows of this debate: the trends, the funding, the new initiatives and the various brands of snake oil on offer. To continue this important public discussion, public education advocate Anthony Cody visits campus and presents a lecture at the Chapel this afternoon:

Anthony Cody, a leading advocate and author for public education will speak on "Local Schools, National Policies: Who's Listening?" Feb. 4 at...

Global Georgia 2015: Loung Ung

Posted 2 years 7 months ago

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts' Global Georgia Initiative brings author and human rights activist Loung Ung to campus for a public lecture on Thursday January 29 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room on the 4th floor of the Rusk Center. Her lecture is titled, "First They Killed My Father,"

Loung Ung was only 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge soldiers stormed into her native city of Phnom Penh. Four years later, in one of the bloodiest episodes of the 20th century, some two million Cambodians – out of a population of seven million – had died at the hands of the infamous Pol...