ASI hosts Burkina Faso ambassador Seydou Bouda

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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

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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...

Swindler: This ≠ That

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Swindler colored print

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents a lecture by assistant professor of art Jon Swindler on Wednesday March 27 at 4 p.m. in room S150 of the lamar Dodd School of Art. The lecture, part of the 2012-23 Fellows Lecture Series in the Willson Center, is titled "This ≠ That: Mediation and Accumulation."

Swindler's talk will focus on two recent printmaking-based projects generated during an artist residency in Venice, Italy.

A printmaker, Swindler is one of our great young art faculty members. And who among us doesn't love Venice? This should be good.


Origin of Life

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origin of life cartoon depiction

The Origins Lecture Series continues next week with the Origin of Life by series founder and chair of the division of biological sciences, Mark Farmer:

The origin of life remains one of the great unsolved mysteries in all of science.  Late in life Charles Darwin speculated that life may have begun in “a warm little pond” but today we think it more likely that the earliest life forms emerged in the dark depths of the early Earth’s oceans.  Even the simplest of cells is marvelously complex and for this reason there are those who feel that such complexity could not have arisen from...

The allure of machines

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Bernie Lubell is an installation artist based in San Francisco who has long championed the power of human-machine interaction to unlock creative energy. If that sounds hokey, just consider one of his pieces:

It's that kind of human interaction that he has keyed into with his work, which he will discuss during a lecture at the Lamar Dodd School of Art on Tuesday March 19 at 5:30 p.m. in room S151.

His UGA lecture on "The Etiology of Innocence," which will begin with a detailed discussion of his room-sized heart simulation, is a tour of 13 of his interactive wood...