Thu, 06/23/2016 - 5:04pm
UGA biology professor Robert Wyatt will discuss "Sex in the Garden" in the next event of the Georgia Natural History Museum Lecture Series. The lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, a nonprofit organization that supports and advances the mission and programs of the museum by increasing public awareness, supporting service and outreach programs, fundraising and mobilizing other resources. The series…
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 5:09pm
"Who Was John Abbot?" Beth Tobin will discuss the life and accomplishments of John Abbot, a London-born naturalist artist, who as a young man, moved to Georgia where he drew more than 7,000 watercolor drawings of North American birds and insects. The talk coincides with an exhibit, “John Abbot, Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist,” which includes rare watercolor illustrations from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript collections and borrowed from…
Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:57pm
Joseph McHugh will discuss the Virtual Roach Project, a Web resource focused on insect anatomy that was developed as a technical reference and an instructional tool. The project links morphological terminology with an extensive image archive, including scientific illustrations, scanning electron micrographs and photomicrographs. Users are able to explore the anatomy of a cockroach through a virtual dissection. The talk coincides with the exhibit…
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:56pm
The 2016 Charter Lecture, "Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe in an Age of Terrorism: A Conversation with Bill Perry and Sam Nunn," will feature Senator Sam Nunn, CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and William Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense. Perry will join the conversation via videoconference. Reception to follow. The Charter Lecture Series, established in 1988, was named to honor the high ideals expressed in the 1785 Charter, which…
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:22pm
"Driving Dixie: The Politics of Early Automobile Tourism," Tammy Ingram, author of "Dixie Highway: Roadbuilding and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930." Ingram will give a talk focused on the ways that automobile tourism reshaped both the physical and political landscapes of the South and Georgia from the 1910s through the 1930s. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. A screening of the GPB documentary "Down the Dixie…
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:05pm
"Tomb Raiders and Terrorist Financing: Cutting off the Islamic State’s Illicit Traffic in ‘Blood Antiquities,'" Tess Davis, affiliate researcher at the University of Glasgow. Part of the Signature Lecture Series. Davis, a lawyer who has dedicated the last decade to combating the illicit antiquities trade, served as executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation before joining the Scottish Centre for Crime and…
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 5:27pm
Alumnus, physicist, former Merrill Lynch CIO to speak on physics of financial markets and investing. The UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of physics and astronomy welcomes alumnus and former Chief Investment Officer for Merrill Lynch Ashvin Chhabra (M.S. ’84) to campus to present a guest lecture April 28 at 3:30 p.m. in room 202 of the Physics Building. Chhabra’s lecture, “The Aspirational Investor: A Physicist reflects on…
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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Fri, 04/08/2016 - 5:09pm
Co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Kathleen Galvin will present a keynote speech, “Global Environmental Change: Research and Engagement for Resilience.” This talk opens the annual conference of the Society for Economic Anthropology. As a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Galvin’s group shared the Nobel with Al Gore. She is a member of the National Academy of Science/National Research Council’s Research Council’s…
Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:40pm
The UGA Chemistry Department's annual Alumni Lecture will be presented by Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus from MIT on the topic of "Nanoscience in Our Future." Dresselhaus has received many national and international awards. She was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1990 in recognition of her work on electronic properties of materials as well as expanding the opportunities of women in science and engineering.  She received the 2012 Kavli Prize…