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Mary Frances Early Lecture: Bakari Sellers

Bakari Sellers, CNN political analyst, will present “Education, Civil Rights and Equality: Cornerstones for our Future” as the 2018 Mary Frances Early Lecture. At age 22, Sellers was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, making him both the youngest member of the state legislature as well as the youngest African-American elected official in the nation. Sellers represented South Carolina’s 90th district in the state legislature from 2006-2014. He has also worked for Congressman James Clyburn and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

Lecture: “Bridging the Gap in Higher Education”

Joycelyn Elders, Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, will give the Mary Frances Early Lecture entitled “Bridging the Gap in Higher Education” April 5, 3 – 4 p.m.. The event will take place at the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art with a reception to follow. Elders was the 15th Surgeon General of the United States, and the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service.
Sponsored by the Graduate School, Graduate and Professional Scholars and the Office of Institutional Diversity

Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis challenges doctoral students to present their theses in three minutes.

The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.

The exercise develops academic, presentation and research communication skills and supports the development of students’ capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

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