Betty Jean Craige Lecture: Qiu Xiaolong, novelist

Qui is a poet, literary translator and crime novelist. He will present a lecture entitled, “A Chinese Cop in the Global Age.” His critically acclaimed Inspector Chen series —which is set in Shanghai, China, in the 1990s—has been published in 20 languages and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Qui’s novel “Death of a Red Heroine” won the Anthony Award for best novel in 2001.

Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts

Founders Day Lecture: Marshall Shepherd

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd will present this year's Founder's Day Lecture entitled: “The Challenges of Communicating Science to Non-Scientists.” A leading international expert in weather, climate and remote sensing, Shepherd is director of UGA’s Atmospheric Sciences Program. He serves as host of The Weather Channel’s Sunday talk show “Weather Geeks” and as a contributor to Forbes magazine. Shepherd served as president of the American Meteorological Society in 2013 and is the recipient of the society’s 2018 Helmut E. Landsberg Award.

Lecture: Stephen Mihm

“A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con men, and the Making of the United States,” Stephen Mihm, UGA history professor. Mihm's talk is in conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush." 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.


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