Fri, 12/01/2017 - 2:18pm
The department of history brings this excellent new hype video. History!  
Tags: Campus Transit Facility, UGA Press, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Church Hall
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:35am
Gracie Bailey and Lindsay Giedl, bachelor's of fine arts candidates, each will present their creative progress as dancers, performers and choreographers with works of complex expressive themes and dynamic movement. Giedl's work explores ideas about the gender spectrum and gender fluidity through contemporary movement and live art. Bailey's piece investigates self-concept and human progress through the medium of light—from human's primal…
Tags: Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Church Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Design Studios
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:33pm
Mapping a career trajectory with almost any degree can be difficult. With few exceptions, economic and career conditions, interests and opportunities can change. One of the best ways to prepare for a changing world is a broad education, and that is one reason why studying the humanities and social sciences is more important than ever. By learning how to think, reason, and communicate with people - learning how to continue to learn - students…
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Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:46pm
There's a lot more to the arts and sciences than meets the eye, especially when the great artists or inventive scientsts combine the two to let us all see something beautiful: Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which…
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Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:41am
During the spring semester, movies will be shown the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center. Mudde noted that, while the primary audience for the program is students, all members of the UGA and Athens communities are welcome to attend. He said that this semester will be a trial run to work out structural and logistical issues. The first film on Wednesday Feb. 15 Tsotsi (2005), will be introduced by a discussion…
Tags: UGA Opera Theatre, Department of Sociology AND Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, Church Hall, Miss UGA, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Demosthenian Hall
Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:13am
The vast, new tools at our disposal are requiring greater levels discernment in the use of media and in some cases, giving rise to new areas of study and instruction at the university level. The Chronicle of Higher Education published an interview this week with a professor who shared a list of unreliable news sites with her mass communication classes at Merrimack College, only to have the classroom discussion overtaken by events when a top…
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Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:23am
Scientific American weighs in on the tendency to prioritize STEM disciplines over the humanities and how Voltaire and Camus have an important role to play, especially in a high-tech future: Promoting science and technology education to the exclusion of the humanities may seem like a good idea, but it is deeply misguided. Scientific American has always been an ardent supporter of teaching STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.…
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Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:03am
Though its presence at UGA goes back to the 19th century, civil engineering at the university entered another new era with its initial ABET accreditation announced this week: As part of the evaluation, the commission used detailed criteria to analyze student performance and outcomes, curriculum requirements and program educational objectives, faculty competency and facilities. In its final report, ABET listed an emphasis on written and oral…
Tags: Department of Psychology, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, University Housing, Church Hall
Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:31am
No better time than Graduation Day to share this exit interview with outgoing president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, Carol Geary Schneider. A prime advocate for the ideals of a liberal education and the skills today's graduates need most, Dr. Schneider is passionate about the value of a liberal education in the face skepticism in state houses and among policy makers: I think the most important thing is that we…
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Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:44am
Support for and promotion of the humanities and arts might appear to be a lower priority in many instances, for reasons we need not go back through. But one thing (at least) remains clear: vigorous support for the humanities and arts lets all and sundry know how and where they are vital, while providing inestimable opportunities for faculty, students and the campus community. That describes our Willson Center, and in a mark of our campus…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Church Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, steel
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:09am
A good, short essay In Defense of a Liberal Arts Major by UGA Franklin College student (Women's Studies) Alex Laughlin: I knew I wanted to be a journalist when I came to college, but I also knew I wanted to spend these years expanding my mind to the world. A major in journalism would teach me to write, which I already knew how to do, while a liberal arts major could force me to question my assumptions and beliefs. In women’s studies, I learned…
Tags: Church Hall, Department of Genetics, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, African-Americans
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:19am
Cheeky title but good article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on digitized humanities in the classroom: Colleges see the fresh digital focus as an opportunity to demonstrate the continued importance of the humanities. And students hope that credentialing themselves in this field, known as "digital humanities," will strengthen their job prospects. "Critical engagement with the digital infrastructure that permeates every aspect of our lives—…
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Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:25am
In 1996, a hoax perpetrated by NYU physics professor Alan Sokal exposed some of the ideological and professional blinders of academic publishing, particularly in the humanities. This and other examples build an interesting criticism of academic life as construed in the work of writer Stanley Fish in the New Republic: The empirical truth that Fish proffers can hardly be challenged—intellectual life in this country has been highly professionalized…
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Mon, 08/05/2013 - 8:44am
This is an issue that everyone in higher is following (and if you're not, you should be).  Legislation in California aimed at getting state institutions to award credit for massive open online courses from non-university system providers has been shelved for a year: The bill, SB 520, caused a stir when it was introduced, in March, by State Sen. Darrell Steinberg, a powerful Democrat in the California Legislature. Faculty unions strongly opposed…
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 10:23am
In my recent interview with former congressman and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr, we talked about the right to privacy and how it might be something we are compelled to enforce on ourselves, given our current willingness to share so much ourselves, so publicily. This blog post at the Chronicle touches on the same subject from the perspective of student life in the era of e-textbooks: CourseSmart, which sells digital versions…
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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:16am
That fount of conventional wisdom, National Public Radio, aired a segment this morning on pressures faced by liberal arts colleges during the current economy, though it could have run anytime in the last 25 years such did it trot out the tried-and-true elements of a good news story:   Liberal arts schools have long had a rap of being a kind of luxury, where learning is for learning's sake, and not because understanding Aristotle will come in…
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Fri, 04/27/2012 - 1:59pm
Congratulations to our engineering colleagues around campus, which means faculty in many Franklin College departments including chemistry, physics and astronomy, mathematics, computer science, biology and microbiology, marine sciences, genetics, geography, art and anthropology, as well as numerous interdisciplinary research centers created thereof. This list alone explains why it was important for UGA to put together a formal engineering…
Tags: Human Nature, Department of Psychology, Church Hall
Tue, 01/03/2012 - 11:42am
Here's a great little post about Apple and Steve Jobs to start the New Year: In June 1976, Steve Jobs went looking for someone to print the manual for the Apple I computer, the first product from the company he had started with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne a few months earlier. Jobs's friend Regis McKenna, the head of Silicon Valley's premier advertising and public relations firm, suggested he contact Mike Rose, who ran a small advertising…
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