Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:30pm
The fourth annual Barbara Methvin Lecture will be given by Lloyd Pratt, a professor at Oxford University. Pratt's topic is "A Woman Reading Emerson in the American South." Pratt is an expert on Southern and African-American literature and is the author of "The Strangers Book: The Human of African American Literature" and "Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century." Dr. Pratt is the author of Archives of…
Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:13pm
Jeannine Falino is an independent curator and museum consultant. She has curated exhibitions, lectured, presented workshops and written extensively on American decorative arts from the colonial era to the present. She specializes in metalwork, jewelry, modern decorative arts, craft and design. Previously the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Falino has worked independently since moving to New…
Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:09pm
Naomi Norman, associate vice president of instruction, will present "It's All About the Journey: From the FYO to Experiential Learning at UGA" as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning's Award Winning Faculty Series. The FYO seminar offers each instructor a wonderful opportunity to engage first-year students, to introduce them to an academic life and to help set them on a successful path to graduation. In other words, it is the first step…
Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:46pm
The UGA Voices from the Vanguard 2016 series concludes as Sarah J. Schlesinger tells how novel cells that were first spotted under a microscope in the 1970s have since been recognized as sentinels, sensors and “conductors of the immune symphony.”  That’s how the 2011 Nobel Prize committee described dendritic cells, which have enabled a wealth of insights into the development of drugs and vaccines, including those aimed at preventing AIDS.…
Tue, 03/29/2016 - 5:10pm
"Moving Statues: The Use and Reuse of Portrait Statues in Pompeii," Brenda Longfellow. In this lecture, Longfellow considers the afterlives of honorific portrait statues in Pompeii, detailing how individuals and groups in the city interacted with re-cut and re-purposed statues of publicly honored benefactors. It addresses the effects of obviously modified statues in public spaces, where they were seen by people who may have recognized the…
Tue, 03/29/2016 - 5:07pm
"From Homeless to Hypergrowth: A Punk Art Student's Path to Building One of America's Fastest Growing Companies," Kit Hughes, a UGA alum and founder of digital agency Look-Listen. Hughes will describe his journey to success. Part of Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week.  Sponsored by: Research, Office of the Vice President for (OVPR), Thinc. at UGA Contact: Terry Hastings 706-542-5941
Mon, 03/28/2016 - 4:55pm
Susan Mattern is a Distinguished Research Professor of History at UGA. Throwback Therapies is an innovative new interdisciplinary seminar series designed to entertain and enlighten any audience with interests in the origins of modern health sciences. Mattern's most recent book is "The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire" (Oxford University Press 2013). It is a social-historical biography of the ancient physician Galen, a cultural icon…
Mon, 03/28/2016 - 4:31pm
William Finlay of UGA's Department of Sociology will present "Teaching What Students Know (Or Think They Know): Using Student Knowledge as a Foundation for Learning" as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning's Award Winning Faculty Series. To register, visit: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6M4DgTBPF1FzTuJ  
Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:46pm
Beth Cavener Stichter believes primitive animal instincts lurk in everyone's depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment. The sculptures she creates focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization and articulated through animal and human forms. On the surface, these figures are simply feral and domestic individuals suspended in a moment of tension. Beneath the surface, they embody the consequences of human…
Fri, 03/25/2016 - 5:16pm
Presented by former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears. Part of the Signature Lecture Series. Sears became the first African-American chief justice in the nation when she was appointed Georgia Supreme Court chief justice in 2005. She was the first woman and the youngest person to sit on the bench when she was appointed justice in 1992. Co-sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Institute for Women's Studies.