Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Reception on Diversity in Science

"Challenges and Approaches to Address Gender Inequality and Bias in Science: Achieving a More Diverse STEM Community," Semarhy Quinones-Soto, Franklin College Visiting Scholar and director of the Student Research Center at California State University, Sacramento.

Workshop sponsored by The Franklin College of Inclusion & Diversity Leadership, the Department of Microbiology, the REU Site in Prokaryotic Biology (National Science Foundation), and WiSci: Women in Science.

For more information, contact: Ellen Neidle 706-542-2852

Workshop: Public Communications and Documentary Making

Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman, and editor who has worked on everything from documentary and scripted films to commercials, motion capture animation, scripted and reality television. Kennedy will discuss strategies for effective public communication through storytelling. In addition to discussion of general strategies for impactful communication, the workshop will introduce participants to the basic principles of documentary production.

Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal: Workshop for Faculty

In this workshop, Rachel Toor, a former acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses and professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University, will describe the components of a book proposal. Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a book, a draft of a proposal, or even a complete manuscript, and together will work through each section.

Film Screening: CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Franklin College is proud to host a screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. 

This program is supported in part by the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners and other donors.

This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

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.

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.

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