Education: Local Schools, National Policies

Posted 3 years 6 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 3 years 6 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...

Celebrating Baldwin and UGA's 230th

Posted 3 years 7 months ago

The 'Yankee' characterization seems to be one that will not die, and when it comes to UGA's founder Abraham Baldwin, also one that seems to be deserved. Both will be the focus of upcoming festivities to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the university's founding:

the UGA Alumni Association will celebrate the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 13th annual Founders Day Lecture on Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Paul M. Kurtz, associate dean and professor emeritus for the UGA School of Law, will present the lecture, titled "A New York...

Fritjof Capra lecture: Systems view of Life

Posted 3 years 9 months ago

The Franklin College is one of the sponsors of an important Chapel lecture this week by Physicist and systems theorist Fritjof Capra on the "Scientific Understanding of Living Systems and the Systems View of Life" Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.

What is a systems view? That's why we'll attend the lecture but, the namesake of our Odum School of Ecology, Eugene Odum, along with his brother Howard T., was an early pioneer of systems ecology - a holistic view of an ecosystem as a complex system exhibiting emergent properties. Systems ecology focuses on interactions within and between biological and...

2014 Gregory Lecture brings Lincoln scholar to UGA

Posted 3 years 9 months ago

Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, whose 2010 book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery received the Pulitzer Prize for History, will deliver the 2014 Gregory Distinguished Lecture.

Foner's lecture, drawn from a forthcoming book on the subject, is "Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad." The lecture will take place Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum of Art. It is open free to the public.

One of only two people to serve as president of the three major...