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Humanities events recap

Posted 1 year 10 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....

Alice Walker: Delta Chair lecture

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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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...

CSI Dixie: The History of Medical Science

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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Forensics in the Steampunk South. Sherlock Holmes aside, how did they figure out whodunnits with gas lamps and magnifying glasses? Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series will provide the clues:

Stephen Berry, the Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era in the history department, will discuss "CSI Dixie: Medical Science and Death Investigation in the 19th Century South" at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in Room 250 of the Miller Learning Center. The talk is open to the public, and a reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center second floor rotunda.

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Willson Center Grants and Awards

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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The deadline for Willson Center Research Fellowship applications is coming up next week, October 6:

The Willson Center Research Fellowship supports excellence in arts and humanities research. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Tenured and Tenure-track scholars are eligible to apply. Fellowships can be held every five years. The Willson Center Research Fellowships are intended to support humanities and arts scholars. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, including with the sciences, social sciences and other domains. Fellowships provide course...

Alice Walker at UGA

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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The Willson Center announced that the great Alice Walker will visit UGA in the fall, as the inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Oct. 14-15:

Walker is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her 1982 novel "The Color Purple," which also earned a National Book Award. She has written six other novels, four collections of short stories, four children's books and volumes of essays and poetry. Her first collection of poetry, "Once," was published in 1968, followed by her first novel, "The Third Life of Grange Copeland," in 1970....

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