Willson Center

'12 Years a Slave' Roundtable

Posted 3 years 7 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 8 months ago
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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...

Do humanities compute?

Posted 3 years 8 months ago
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Cheeky title but good article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on digitized humanities in the classroom:

Colleges see the fresh digital focus as an opportunity to demonstrate the continued importance of the humanities. And students hope that credentialing themselves in this field, known as "digital humanities," will strengthen their job prospects.

"Critical engagement with the digital infrastructure that permeates every aspect of our lives—that's a pretty important role for the humanities to play," says Johanna Drucker, a veteran digital humanist at UCLA. "The humanities...

Everyday People film festival

Posted 3 years 10 months ago
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The momentum of the Spotlight on the Arts festival continues through the weekend (and beyond) with a film festival honoring former Athenian Jim McKay:

The Willson Center, in partnership with Whatever It Takes Athens, will present a four-day festival dedicated to the films, television work, and music videos of Jim McKay, a director, writer, and producer who lived and worked in Athens during the late 1980s and early 1990s. C-Hundred Film Corp., the production company that McKay formed with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe during that time, remains an active partnership to this day.

McKay...

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