Mon, 02/17/2020 - 8:22pm
"The Politics of Losing: Trump, the Klan, and the Mainstreaming of Resentment,” Rory McVeigh, professor of sociology, University of Notre Dame. McVeigh is the director of The Center for the Study of Social Movements and co-editor of American Sociological Review.  His research focuses on identifying structural foundations of social conflict and investigating long-term consequences of social movement mobilization. Much of his recent work addresses…
Fri, 01/03/2020 - 1:25pm
"Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Mythological Thought," Greg Moss, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Wed, 02/27/2019 - 4:32pm
Department of Sociology Spring 2019 Colloquium Series Featuring Jennifer Carlson, assistant professor of sociology, University of Arizona The talks focus on police attitudes on gun policy, challenging the Weberian assumption that states and state agents monopolize legitimate violence. It suggests an integrated model of policing that explains how masculinity and race intersect in police work not just to produce criminalization but also impunity…
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 1:18pm
Elon University professor of philosophy and environmental studies Anthony Weston will speak on "How Long is Now?" in 115 Peabody Hall on Wednesday, January 16 as part of the Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series. Weston is a scholar of pedagogy, critical thinking, environmentalism, and social philosophy who teaches and writes on a variety of interdisciplinary themes and subjects, working with biologists, astronomers, Zen masters, and…
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:40pm
"Am I Responsible for Climate Change," Dale Jamieson, New York University. Reception will follow lecture. Supported in part of the Kleiner Lecture Series and partially funded by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:31am
"Aristotle's Bifurcation of Reality and Asouzu's 'Ibuanyidanda Ontology': Complementarity Synthesis," Alloys S. Ihuah, Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria. Reception will follow lecture.
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:47pm
Will Alexander works in multiple genres. In addition to being a poet, he is also a novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist and pianist. His books include Asia and Haiti, The Sri Lankan Loxodrome, and Compression and Purity. Alexander has taught at many colleges and universities, including the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the University of California, and Hofstra University, among others. His honors and…
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:32pm
“Post-Truths and People: The Armenian Genocide and its Negation,” Antonia Arslan, author and former professor of Italian modern and contemporary literature at the University of Padova, and Siobhan Nash-Marshall, professor of philosophy and the Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy at Manhattanville College. Sponsored by the Romance Languages Fund Antonia Arslan was a professor of Italian modern and contemporary literature at the University…
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:44pm
Kofi Agawu, Princeton University Hughes-Rogers Professor of Music, will present a colloquium lecture on “Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression.” The event is hosted by the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the African Studies Institute and the Musicology/Ethnomusicology Student Association, and sponsored by the Willson Center. For more information on the lecture, visit: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/chronicles/posts/iconicity-musicology-…
Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:03pm
In large-enrollment courses, Franklin faculty continue to be instrumental in pioneering access to free, online textbooks to help students save money and to improve teaching: The University System of Georgia (USG) has been a nationwide leader in using free online textbooks, and UGA has been at the forefront of those efforts, helping its students save more than $2.5 million since 2013. The bulk of that effort has come through a partnership with…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Colloquium, plants, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Geography, Department of English, #GoDawgs
Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:43pm
"Identidades múltiples y agencias culturales en la construcción de la biografía de Juan de Espinosa Medrano (¿1629?-1688)," José Antonio Rodríguez Garrido, professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He will offer new critical perspectives for contemplating the life and work of Juan de Espinosa Medrano (circa 1629 - 1688), who rendered the Baroque poetics of Luis de Góngora into a distinctly American literary style and also adapted…
Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:40pm
Emanuela Bianchi, New York University, will speak. Part of the Kleiner Colloquiumn Series. Reception will follow lecture. For more information, visit: http://phil.franklin.uga.edu/
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:03am
Digital humanities at UGA recently received a boost among faculty when it became eligible for the Study in a Second Discipline fellowship from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The impetus was largely due, McGinn said, to a push by Roxanne Eberle, an associate professor of English in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. McGinn is currently working with Eberle each week on a project analyzing the…
Tags: Tickets, Human Nature, Colloquium, 1, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Division of Development & Alumni Relations
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:05am
Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology and Barbara and Sanford Orkin/Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Roberto Docampo, who has been named the University of Georgia's recipient of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award: The award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the SEC, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as…
Tags: Human Nature, Department of Marine Sciences, Colloquium
Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:48am
Associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Paula Lemons conducts research that aims to improve science education across the nation while helping students at UGA develop independence, teamwork and problem solving skills: When did you come to UGA and what brought you here? In 2007, during a transition in my career, I met Peggy Brickman, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Plant Biology, at a conference. She told me that…
Tags: programming, Colloquium, Human Nature
Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:54am
The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program develops courses to provide students with writing opportunities and instruction beyond the First-year Composition experience aimed at improving the nature and quality of the undergraduate academic experience at UGA. This is accomplished in several ways but one of the most important is facuty-driven input on courses and skills most urgently needed. To that end, the WIP has an open call for proposals…
Tags: University Housing, Fellowship, graduate students, Colloquium, Hackathon
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 6:27pm
"Freedom of Associate: The Case for Mostly Open Border," George Rainbolt, Georgia State University. Reception will follow lecture. What are the implications of freedom of association for immigration? Christopher Heath Wellman argues that freedom of association gives a state “the right to close its doors to all potential immigrants, even refugees desperately seeking asylum from incompetent or corrupt political regimes that are either unable or…
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:15am
Beginning Feb. 13, the Writing Intensive Program and Center for Teaching and Learning present a series of workshops, exhibitions and opportunities that put the spotlight on writing - the annual Write @ UGA Celebration and Showcase of Writing: writing is an integral part of a well rounded academic experience, no matter the background, no matter the degree. That principle has led to the creation of numerous initiatives, courses, programs and…
Tags: University Housing, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, data, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Odyssey, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Colloquium
Tue, 11/08/2016 - 4:42pm
Elizabeth Corr, Art Partnerships Manager with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will share examples of projects that combine art, science, and environmental activism. Sponsored by Watershed UGA and ICE. Corr works with artists, architects, and designers to heighten public awareness of and interest in the environmental issues that face today’s communities. She launched NRDC’s Artist-in-Residence program and is expanding support for…
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:35am
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty, students and alumni on their recent accomplishments: Congratulations to former PhD Student, Marcus Williams of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, who had the 2nd of his PhD dissertation manuscripts at UGA accepted for publication in the scholarly journal, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Journal. The paper, “Mapping the Spatio-temporal Evolution of Irrigation in…
Tags: Career Center, Environmental Health Sciences, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Human Nature, History, Colloquium, Outstanding Advisor
Mon, 09/26/2016 - 5:03pm
The department of Classics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will host a colloquium featuring visiting scholars Christiane Reitz and Simone Finkmann of the University of Rostock on Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 265 of Park Hall. The event is sponsored in part by a cooperative agreement between the University of Rostock and University of Georgia, and by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Faculty Travel Program. The colloquium is free and…
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:37am
Often shrouded in the mysteries of ancient texts, perceptions about what the humanities are and why we need them might persist until students enter a university classroom. A perhaps counter-intuitive model also exists, however; introduce them earlier: "If you look at what allows people to succeed at college-level math," says Grant, "you have to look at the foundation they receive from K through 12." It’s important to build those foundations,…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, graphic design, Colloquium
Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:33pm
A group discussion on Robinson Jeffers and his poetry. This Big Read event will be led by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor of the UGA College of Education and Tammy Gerson and Marsha Carlan of the Athens-Clarke County Library. For more information, visit: https://coe.uga.edu/events/recurring/big-read  
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:46am
The accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni at the University of Georgia take center stage this week as the campus community celebrates Honors Week 2016. With recognition of extraordinary individual accomplishments of faculty in teaching, research and service, the Franklin College takes its place as the academic home of excellence on campus. Individual faculty members featured in print and online publications this week include:…
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