Alice Walker: Delta Chair lecture

Posted 2 years 10 months ago

Today at 3:30 pm in the Chapel, UGA welcomes Pulitzer Prize-wining American novelist Alice Walker to campus for the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Lecture:

Walker will hold public speaking events on and off the UGA campus, as well as participate in more personal interactions with students and faculty during her visit.

The Delta Visiting Chair, established by the Willson Center through the support of the Delta Air Lines Foundation, hosts outstanding global scholars, creative thinkers, artists and intellectuals who teach and perform research at UGA. It is founded...

Native American hymn singing, AIR Talks

Posted 2 years 11 months ago
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Events connected to the Return From Exile exhibition continue this week on campus and at the Lyndon House Arts Center. Tonight at 6 pm Native American filmmaker and friend of the blog Sterlin Harjo returns to Athens to show his new film, This May Be The Last Time:

Tracing a heartfelt journey, award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo interweaves the tale of a mysterious death in 1962 with the rich history of the powerful hymns that have united Native American communities in times of worship, joy, tragedy, and hope. By investigating the stories of these songs, this illuminating film...

Charter Lecture April 23

Posted 3 years 3 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 3 years 4 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 3 years 5 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...