Lecture: Jeff Rich

Visual artist Jeff Rich received his master's of fine art degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His current work focuses on ecology, politics, economics, recreation and the environment through photography of watersheds. His project “Watershed: A Survey of The French Broad River” was awarded the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award and was published as a monograph in 2012. His work has been featured in Fraction magazine and Photo-Eye Photographer’s Showcase.

Lecture and Reception: Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winning American science journalist, columnist and author of five books, will present a seminar on "The Poisoner's Guide to Life." This story is about one of the most famous poisons, arsenic, but also an insightful look at the ways poisons have shaped both our history and the world we know today.

Host: Friends of the Georgia Natural Museum of History. Co-sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Odum School of Ecology and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Henry L. Roediger III: The Study of People Who Deliberately Memorize

Henry L. Roediger III, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, will provide a quick history of interest in mnemonics and then discuss modern research. He will discuss the usual processes involved in mnemonic training and how these processes support the validity of conclusions derived from laboratory research, albeit in magnified form. Then, he will report results of a program of research on performance of expert mnemonists and report research on some of the top mnemonists of our time using a standard battery of tests.

The Science of Successful Learning and Memory

Henry L. Roediger, III, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, will report on a program of research about the benefits of retrieval practice through quizzing as an aid to learning. Testing or quizzing is a practice usually considered only to measure what a student knows, but experimental research shows that retrieving information helps to stabilize the knowledge and make it easier to recall on future attempts.

Lunchtime Time Machine: Why did everybody expect the Spanish Inquisition?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Benjamin Ehlers. Professor Ehlers teaches courses on the history of early modern Spain and England, European encounters with Islam, and transnationalism. He is the author of Between Christians and Moriscos: Juan de Ribera and Religious Reform in Valencia, 1568-1614. 

Free admission, free pizza. 

Guest Lecture: Robert Wyatt

UGA biology professor Robert Wyatt will discuss "Sex in the Garden" in the next event of the Georgia Natural History Museum Lecture Series.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, a nonprofit organization that supports and advances the mission and programs of the museum by increasing public awareness, supporting service and outreach programs, fundraising and mobilizing other resources. The series is co-sponsored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

The talk will be preceded by a reception.


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