Lecture

Lecture: Drew Swanson

"From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining," Drew Swanson, history professor at Wright State University.

Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush, which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades, in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The Metalanguage of Race: Then and Now

The Institute for Women’s Studies has partnered with the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Institute for African American Studies, Franklin College, the Atlanta branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Athens Area Black History Bowl, to bring Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, to the University of Georgia as part of the Women’s History Month programming.

Lecture: “Bridging the Gap in Higher Education”

Joycelyn Elders, Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, will give the Mary Frances Early Lecture entitled “Bridging the Gap in Higher Education” April 5, 3 – 4 p.m.. The event will take place at the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art with a reception to follow. Elders was the 15th Surgeon General of the United States, and the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service.
Sponsored by the Graduate School, Graduate and Professional Scholars and the Office of Institutional Diversity

Lecture: Barbara Grosz

Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University, will present a lecture entitled “Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges” as the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. The first woman president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Grosz specializes in natural language processing and multi-agent systems. She developed some of the earliest computer dialogue systems and established the research field of computational modeling of discourse.

Lecture: George Nash

George H. Nash, Senior Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, will present a lecture entitled “The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America.”

Nash is the author of a foundational text on American conservatism and a three-volume biography of Herbert Hoover commissioned by the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association. His essays have appeared in numerous national publications including the American Spectator, Modern Age, National Review, New York Times Book Review, Policy Review and Wall Street Journal. 

Lecture: The War Against AIDS, 35 Years and Counting

Deborah L. Birx, Ambassador-at-Large and the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy with the U.S. Department of State, will present a lecture entitled “The War Against AIDS, 35 Years and Counting: Are We There Yet?” The lecture is part of the Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard series, sponsored by the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

Subscribe to RSS - Lecture