Willson Center

Betty Jean Craige Lecture Feb. 4

Posted 2 years 2 weeks ago
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Writer and translator Assaf Gavron will deliver the 2016 Betty Jean Craige Lecture on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Gavron's lecture, “The Hilltop: An Israeli Author’s Perspective," is free and open to the public:

[Gavron] grew up in Jerusalem, studied in London and Vancouver, and lives in Tel Aviv. He has published five novels, a collection of stories, and a collection of Jerusalem falafel reviews. Among the numerous international awards he has won are the Prix Courrier International in France, Buch fur die Stadt in Germany, the DAAD artists-in-Berlin residency, and the Bernstein...

Natalie Chanin, Georgia Sewn Expo

Posted 2 years 3 weeks ago
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Continuing this weekend, Athens Fashion Collective and the Willson Center's Global Georgia Initiative present sustainable fashion events featuring Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of Alabama Chanin, and Georgia Sewn, a one-day expo of the regional fashion design industry:

Chanin is an internationally recognized leader in the sustainable fashion movement. Based in Florence, Alabama, her company, Alabama Chanin, produces garments and other goods with organic cotton along with repurposed and reclaimed materials. Its entire manufacturing process is designed to achieve maximum...

Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection

Posted 2 years 3 weeks ago
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In 1956, Life magazine published twenty-six color photographs taken by staff photographer Gordon Parks. The photo essay, titled The Restraints: Open and Hidden, exposed Americans to the effects of racial segregation. Over the next two months as part of the 2016 Global Georgia Initiative, the Willson Center presents Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection, an exhibition of multiple artists including Parks in six venues on the University of Georgia campus and in the Athens community.

The Do Good Fund is a public charity that focuses on building a museum-quality...

The Star Wars Gaze

Posted 2 years 2 months ago
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Spoiler alert: No spoilers herein about the new film whatsoever.

A 40-year-old essay with nearly 9,000 citations on Google scholar is the focus of a series of articles in the Chronicle of Higher Ed that, taken together, present an affirmative case for the humanities, and for understanding how popular art reflects our mores can introduce fascinating revelations that support positive individual and societal change:

40 years later, "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" still resonates with students, and still resonates with me. Men and women remain unequal in their relationship...

Humanities events recap

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Today's issue of Columns includes three stories about some terrific recent events that highlight engagement with the humanities on campus, including the visit by acclaimed American novelist Alice Walker:

Walker, who came to UGA as the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding, spoke to capacity crowds Oct. 14 at the Chapel and Oct. 15 at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens.

Her message, which Walker delivered with her thoughtful, Zen-like tone, resonated with UGA students like Mansur Buffins, a second-year social studies education and African-American studies major....

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