Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:47pm
"Climate Change and Biological Conservation in Georgia: John Abbot and the Pearly Eye Butterflies of Athens-Clarke County"  Porter will discuss the global phenomenon of anthropogenic climate change in the context of conservation in Georgia and Athens-Clarke County. He will announce a major new discovery of the presence of three closely-related species of Pearly-Eye butterflies with the Tallassee Forest. Porter will present evidence that this…
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:07pm
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Susan Mattern. Professor Mattern teaches courses in world history and in the history of Greece, Rome, ancient Egypt, marriage, medicine, disease, women, and law. She has written several books, including most recently The Prince of Medicine, a biography of the ancient physician Galen, and she is currently working on mental disorders in antiquity and a global…
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:05pm
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Benjamin Ehlers. Professor Ehlers teaches courses on the history of early modern Spain and England, European encounters with Islam, and transnationalism. He is the author of Between Christians and Moriscos: Juan de Ribera and Religious Reform in Valencia, 1568-1614.  Free admission, free pizza. 
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…