The Virtual Roach Project

Joseph McHugh will discuss the Virtual Roach Project, a Web resource focused on insect anatomy that was developed as a technical reference and an instructional tool.

The project links morphological terminology with an extensive image archive, including scientific illustrations, scanning electron micrographs and photomicrographs. Users are able to explore the anatomy of a cockroach through a virtual dissection.

Charter Lecture

The 2016 Charter Lecture, "Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe in an Age of Terrorism: A Conversation with Bill Perry and Sam Nunn," will feature Senator Sam Nunn, CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and William Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense. Perry will join the conversation via videoconference. Reception to follow.

Guest Lecture: Tammy Ingram

"Driving Dixie: The Politics of Early Automobile Tourism," Tammy Ingram, author of "Dixie Highway: Roadbuilding and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930." Ingram will give a talk focused on the ways that automobile tourism reshaped both the physical and political landscapes of the South and Georgia from the 1910s through the 1930s. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. A screening of the GPB documentary "Down the Dixie Highway" will follow. 

Guest Lecture: Tess Davis

"Tomb Raiders and Terrorist Financing: Cutting off the Islamic State’s Illicit Traffic in ‘Blood Antiquities,'" Tess Davis, affiliate researcher at the University of Glasgow. Part of the Signature Lecture Series.

Davis, a lawyer who has dedicated the last decade to combating the illicit antiquities trade, served as executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation before joining the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow.

Physics Lecture: Ashvin Chhabra

Alumnus, physicist, former Merrill Lynch CIO to speak on physics of financial markets and investing.

The UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of physics and astronomy welcomes alumnus and former Chief Investment Officer for Merrill Lynch Ashvin Chhabra (M.S. ’84) to campus to present a guest lecture April 28 at 3:30 p.m. in room 202 of the Physics Building. Chhabra’s lecture, “The Aspirational Investor: A Physicist reflects on Financial Markets and Investing,” is sponsored by the Center for Simulational Physics and the department of physics and astronomy.

Keynote Speech for Society for Economic Anthropology: Kathleen Galvin

Co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Kathleen Galvin will present a keynote speech, “Global Environmental Change: Research and Engagement for Resilience.” This talk opens the annual conference of the Society for Economic Anthropology. As a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Galvin’s group shared the Nobel with Al Gore. She is a member of the National Academy of Science/National Research Council’s Research Council’s Human Dimensions of Global Change group.

Barbara Methvin Lecture

LloydPrattBook.jpgThe fourth annual Barbara Methvin Lecture will be given by Lloyd Pratt, a professor at Oxford University. Pratt's topic is "A Woman Reading Emerson in the American South." Pratt is an expert on Southern and African-American literature and is the author of "The Strangers Book: The Human of African American Literature" and "Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century." Dr.


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