Athens Science Café

UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication advertising professor Tom Reichert will present this month's science discussion entitled, "Sex in Advertising: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Too Afraid to Ask." The event is free and open to the public.

Darl Snyder Lecture: Contesting Constitutional Change and Restoring Democracy in Burkina Faso.

Zéphirin Diabré, opposition leader in the Parliament, former presidential candidate of Burkina Faso, former deputy administrator of the U.N. Development Program and visiting Harvard scholar will be give a lecture titled "Contesting Constitutional Change and Restoring Democracy in Burkina Faso." Hosted by the African Studies Institute.

Guest Lecture: Photographer Billy Weeks

Billy Weeks, a two-time winner of the Gordon Parks International Photography award, will speak. The talk will focus on “the moment where the photographer past interacts with the subject present. In other words, what is it that attracts the photographer to make an image?."

Weeks' visit complements an exhibit of photographs from a "Life" magazine 1956 photo essay on segregation in the South will be on view at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries through March 31.

Lecture: Alice Aycock

Join Alice Aycock as she shares stories of her career as an artist and get an in-depth look at selected works from the artist’s oeuvre. Her large-scale pieces in earth and industrial materials pertain to themes of human and spatial relationships with nature, architecture and the built environment.

McBee Lecture: Earl Lewis

Earl_Lewis_-_web.jpgEarl Lewis, President of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, will give the Louise McBee Lecture.  Lewis, a noted social historian, was a former provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of History and African American Studies at Emory University. He is the author and co-editor of seven books.

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Lecture: Richard J. Roberts

Richard J. Roberts, chief scientific officer of New England BioLabs, will present "Exploring Bacterial Methylomes" as this year's George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture. Roberts, an English biochemist and molecular biologist who co-discovered introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism for gene-splicing, was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research


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