"Translating Ecology: From Public Art to Climate Action," Timothy Carter (PhD '06), president of Second Nature, a nonprofit organization that works to build a sustainable and positive global future through leadership networks in higher education. A reception precedes the seminar at 4:30 p.m. in the Ecology lobby, hosted by Laurie Fowler, executive director for Public Service and External Affairs at the Odum School of Ecology and director for Policy of the UGA River Basin Center.
NPR health correspondent and senior editor Rob Stein has covered global infectious diseases since the early days of the AIDS pandemic, also reporting on emerging pathogens such as SARS and perennial threats such as influenza. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Stein will visit the University of Georgia to talk about his journey as he opens the 2017 Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard lecture series.
Charles Bullock, Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs, will present this year’s lecture, “The Highs and Lows of the 2016 Presidential Election," to celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the establishment of America’s first state-chartered institution of higher education. His lecture will focus on the 2016 presidential election.
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David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver the 2017 George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture.
He will speak at 3:30 p.m. on January 12 in room 202 of the Physics Building. His lecture is titled “Last Tango in Space: Detecting Gravitational Waves from Binary Black Hole Mergers for the First Time Ever Using LIGO.”
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Stephen Mihm. Professor Mihm teaches the second half of the U.S. survey and upper-division courses on nineteenth-century America and on the history of American capitalism. He the is author of A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States and co-author of Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance.
Free admission, free pizza.
"The Maya International Collaborative Biodiversity Group (ICBG): Exploring the challenges of international ethnobotanical research in the 21st century," by Dr. Paul 'Pablo' Ducan, Associate Director of UGA Latin American Studies Institute (LACSI), Curation Supervisor, Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden.
Hear NFL player David Carter, "The 300 Pound Vegan," speak. Carter was a defensive end at UCLA and played in the NFL from 2011 to 2015. Carter will share his story of how a plant-based diet made him a healthier and stronger football player and the benefits of veganism for your health, the planet, and animals.
"Effects of Climate Change on the Greenland Ice Sheet: Latest Findings and Why It Matters to Outside the Arctic," Thomas Mote, Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the UGA Department of Geography.
Brown Bag Bioinformatics lunch tutorials are informal gatherings that bring people together to learn, share and discuss bioinformatics. This session: "Trimming and Quality Assessment of Illumina Data with Geneious," Travis Glenn, Environmental Health Science.
For more information, visit: http://qbcg.uga.edu/bbb-tutorials/
Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art, Ulster Museum, Belfast, examines the challenges and consequences of using art to engage the public with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s recent past. Art of the Troubles, 2014, and Colin Davidson: Silent Testimony, 2015, were two landmark exhibitions demonstrating the Ulster Museum’s ongoing commitment to helping the public explore, understand and respond to the 30-year period of Northern Ireland’s history known as the Troubles.