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.

Guest Lecture: Brenda Longfellow

"Moving Statues: The Use and Reuse of Portrait Statues in Pompeii," Brenda Longfellow. In this lecture, Longfellow considers the afterlives of honorific portrait statues in Pompeii, detailing how individuals and groups in the city interacted with re-cut and re-purposed statues of publicly honored benefactors. It addresses the effects of obviously modified statues in public spaces, where they were seen by people who may have recognized the original honor and within the transformed statue.

Guest Lecture: Kit Hughes

"From Homeless to Hypergrowth: A Punk Art Student's Path to Building One of America's Fastest Growing Companies," Kit Hughes, a UGA alum and founder of digital agency Look-Listen. Hughes will describe his journey to success. Part of Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week. 

Sponsored by: Research, Office of the Vice President for (OVPR), Thinc. at UGA

Contact: Terry Hastings 706-542-5941


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