Willson Center

Athens Music Project Symposium April 17

Posted 3 years 7 months ago
Pylon-40Watt-1979

Besides providing a gratuitous opportunity to post this phot of Pylon from 1979 (wow), the Athens Music Project, a Willson Center Research Cluster featuring Franklin faculty, is presenting the community with signifciant cultural dividends:

The Athens Music Project will hold its first symposium April 17 from 4-8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia.

The AMP is a Faculty Research Cluster of the UGA Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and is co-directed by Susan Thomas, an associate...

Guo, Barry, Global Georgia Initiative

Posted 3 years 9 months ago

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts continues its stellar role of bringing distinguished guests to campus. This week offers terrific examples, beginning today with Irish author Kevin Barry:

Barry, author of the critically acclaimed 2011 novel "City of Bohane," will give a reading Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. The event is hosted by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts in partnership with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of English, and British and Irish Studies at UGA.

In addition to "City of Bohane," Barry has...

'12 Years a Slave' Roundtable

Posted 3 years 9 months ago
12yas-poster-art

Heads up for a great event next Friday, Franklin College faculty headline what's sure to be a substantive discussion in the lead up to this year's Academy Awards:

A roundtable panel on director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" on Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center will bring together University of Georgia faculty members to discuss the Academy Award-nominated 2013 film. The event is the latest in an ongoing series of Cinema Roundtables sponsored by the UGA Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

The panel of faculty members is...

Re-scheduled events

Posted 3 years 9 months ago
snow and the chapel

Because of the snow and related impediments to travel, a series of scheduled campus events for today have been postponed.

These include this morning's Mason Public Leadership lecture, featuring former U.S. secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, The Willson Center's Global Georgia Initiative public lecture by composer Tania León and the Visiting Artist/Scholar lecture by Luke Syson in the school of art.

Our thanks and safe travels to these distinguished guests. We look forward to their visits to campus in the future.

Image: Snow just beginning to fall outside the...

Luis Piedra: Perspectives on contemporary dance in Costa Rica

Posted 3 years 10 months ago
danza Abierta group with bar

UGA already has many unique relationships in Costa Rica and on Thursday, January 16, yet another one is set to take hold.

Luis Piedra, a professional dancer and choreographer of the Danza Universitaria in Costa Rica, will present a lecture-demonstration at the department of dance at 11 a.m. In his lecture-demonstration "Perspectives on creative process and contemporary dance in Costa Rica", Piedra will talk about his life in dance as a performer, choreographer, director and teacher. Mr. Piedra will talk about contemporary dance in Costa Rica and offer insight into his creative...

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