The Physics of Financial Markets

Posted 2 years 3 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 2 years 5 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...

2016 Dodd Chair lecture

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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Paul Pfeiffer’s groundbreaking work in video, sculpture, and photography uses technology to dissect the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness. The results, often mesmerizing but always thought-provoking, will be the subject of his lecture this afternoon as the 2016 Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair:

[Pfeiffer] transforms them to inspire contemplation of the role played by mass-media in contemporary culture. Often integrating monumental and miniature scales, his works challenge viewers to take a second look at familiar objects and images. 

Drawing on a range...

Saving Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Posted 2 years 9 months ago

A timely archeology lecture on Monday Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the GMOA:

experience a talk straight from current headlines: As the Cradle Crumbles: Islamic State, the destruction of archaeological sites, and saving cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria.

The lecturer, archaeologist Tina Greenfield, has worked in archaeological sites in Iraqi Kurdistan, among other Near Eastern sites, researching the earliest empires of the ancient world. She was forced to cut this fall’s excavation of an Assyrian Empire site short by the approaching threat of the terrorist organization...

Gregory Distinguished Lecture: Martha Hodes

Posted 2 years 10 months ago

At 4 p.m. this afternoon in the Chapel, NYU professor Martha Hodes will deliver the Gregory Distinguished Lecture:

"Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Aftermath of the Civil War," presented by  Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University. Public responses to Lincoln's assassination have been well chronicled, but Hodes is the first to delve into personal and private responses—of African-Americans and whites, yankees and confederates, men and women, soldiers and civilians—investigating the story of the nation's first presidential assassination on a human scale...