Hasan Elahi: surveillance, data and new media

Posted 3 years 11 months ago
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The Lamar Dodd School of Art welcomes interdisciplinary American artist Hasan Elahi, whose experiences on a government watch list have introduced a new element to his art, and our society:

"When Hasan Elahi’s name was added (by mistake) to the US government’s watch list, he fought the assault on his privacy by turning his life inside-out for all the world to see."  In 2011 he gave a well received TED talk which can be seen here, and he is a very vibrant and exciting lecturer. 

Elahi is an associate professor at the University of Maryland who has exhibited widely - at the ...

Lénablou: Caribbean Dance Performance, French Lecture

Posted 3 years 11 months ago
Lenablou dance movements

On Monday Sept. 30 and Tuesday Oct. 1, the UGA dance department welcomes a very special guest to campus for performances and a lecture:

Lénablou is a renowned choreographer, scholar, and activist known for her innovative promotion of Caribbean performance cultures through her dance technique: the Techni’Ka. Based in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, her dance company TRILOGIE has toured across the world giving performances in Senegal, Niger, Slovenia, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, French Guiana, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, and France and now Athens, GA. She will...

Phinizy lecture April 19

Posted 4 years 5 months ago

UGA welcomes author and journalist Mellisa Fay Green to campus on April 19 to give the 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel:

Greene's lecture on "The Literature of Fact and Why Good Writing Still Matters" is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow.

"Like Melissa herself, her writing is brilliantly sensitive to the hilarious as well as the bittersweet. I am very grateful that she is joining the ranks of truly gifted writers who have come to campus as Phinizy lecturers," said James C. Cobb, Phinizy Lecture committee chair and the...

ASI hosts Burkina Faso ambassador Seydou Bouda

Posted 4 years 5 months ago

As part of its 'African Diplomat on Campus' series, the African Studies Institute presents a public lecture by HE Seydou Bouda on Tuesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in room 480 of the Tate Student Center:

His Excellency, Ambassador Seydou Bouda has served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso to the United States of America August 2011. A Development Economist, Ambassador Bouda has worked in the government of Burkina Faso in various capacities for almost 30 years. His positions have included, but are not limited to: Minister of Health, Minister of Public...

Mary Frances Early lecture

Posted 4 years 5 months ago

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 2, the Graduate School presents the 13th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture at 4 pm in the UGA Chapel.

The Speaker is Hank Klibanoff, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the James M. Cox, Jr. Professor of Journalism at Emory University.

In 2007, Klibanoff won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation." The book explores news coverage of civil rights from the 1930s through the late 1960s, particularly the impact of the black press, the Northern press, the Southern liberal and...