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…
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