Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:14am
A $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts to expand its Global Georgia Initiative, a public humanities program in place since 2013: In its first six years, the Global Georgia Initiative has engaged the humanities and arts in exploring global issues of public concern in a diversity of local contexts, serving audiences at UGA and throughout the Athens community. Programs have…
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Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:15am
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen will visit UGA for a Feb. 13 talk as part of the Signature Lecture series and the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative speaker series. Nguyen’s Feb. 13 Global Georgia talk is presented as the department of comparative literature’s annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture.  Born in Ban Me Thuot, Viet Nam in 1971, Nguyen and his family came to the United States as…
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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:14am
Internationally renowned choreographer and the director of the San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will deliver a Global Georgia talk today at 11 a.m. in the New Dance Theatre.  LINES Ballet will perform Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. A pre-concert lecture will be offered 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre. King founded the San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet company in…
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Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:40pm
The event is part of Cine's Science On Screen series, a grant program sponsored by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that creatively pairs film screenings with lively presentations by notable science and technology experts. Tremendous opportunity for our students, courtesy of the Global Georgia Initiative and outreach efforts of Franklin College faculty members. $5 or free for Cine Members and Students with valid ID.
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Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:39am
Writer and translator Assaf Gavron will deliver the 2016 Betty Jean Craige Lecture on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Gavron's lecture, “The Hilltop: An Israeli Author’s Perspective," is free and open to the public: [Gavron] grew up in Jerusalem, studied in London and Vancouver, and lives in Tel Aviv. He has published five novels, a collection of stories, and a collection of Jerusalem falafel reviews. Among the numerous international awards he…
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Fri, 01/29/2016 - 9:47am
Continuing this weekend, Athens Fashion Collective and the Willson Center's Global Georgia Initiative present sustainable fashion events featuring Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of Alabama Chanin, and Georgia Sewn, a one-day expo of the regional fashion design industry: Chanin is an internationally recognized leader in the sustainable fashion movement. Based in Florence, Alabama, her company, Alabama Chanin, produces garments and other…
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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 3:05pm
The terrific Global Georgia Initiative brought to us all by the Willson Center will conclude next week on March 5 with a lecture by English professor and director of the Institute for African American Studies, Valerie Babb. Her lecture will be "In the Footfalls of Diaspora: Reflections on the Wanderer." The Wanderer is the last documented ship to bring a cargo of slaves to the United States (on November 28, 1858). When the ship reached Jekyll…
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