Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:56pm
"Writing Oneself Into Existence: Arts-Based Research and the Power of Voice & Storytelling," Angela Hall, Institute for Women's Studies and the department of theatre and film. Contact: Terri Hatfield 706-542-2846
Wed, 03/16/2016 - 5:08pm
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law and professor of history at Harvard University, will present "'The Civil Rights Queen:’ Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality in America” Brown-Nagin’s 2011 book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement, won the Bancroft Prize in American History, making her the first woman of color to win the honor.
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 2:32pm
"Fun With Fonts: Mathematical Typography," Erik Demaine, a professor of computer science at MIT. In this lecture, Demaine will speak about typefonts that he and his father, Martin, have designed. The typefonts are based on mathematical theorems and open problems Demaine is well-known for his significant results, such as a proof of the fold-and-cut theorem, as well as for his legendary curiosity and infectious enthusiasm. Both of these traits,…
Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:36pm
Alexis Esquivel is a Cuban visual and performance artist whose work has often explored themes of history, race and identity, particularly in a Cuban cultural context. This lecture offers a reflection on the issue of race in Cuba and its historical development, drawing from an analysis of some of the most important artists to address these themes since the turn of the century. Esquivel will guide a virtual trip through a series of exhibitions…
Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:31pm
Part of a recurring series, this week's event will feature Derrick Angermeier, a doctoral candidate, and a lecture entitled "How Did Hitler's Atomic Bomb Ignite the Cold War?" Angermeier's dissertation research focuses on the historical arguments made by Nazi thinkers and demonstrates that Nazism’s flawed historical analysis points to ideological consistencies within a thought system that was notorious for inconsistency. Pizza will be provided…
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:55pm
"Martin Luther's Gospel," Phillip Cary, a professor of philosophy at Eastern University and scholar in residence at the Templeton Honors College at Eastern. Cary is one of the most prominent and distinguished scholars of protestant theology in the United States today. He has written extensively on Martin Luther, and attendees would be hard pressed to find another scholar who can do such justice both to Luther's historical situatedness and to his…
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:48pm
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa will discuss her creative process and debut novel, "Daughters of the Stone." The novel chronicles the lives of five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women on the island and the mainland. Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, author and finalist of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers, will discuss her creative process, the importance of stories and her debut novel's representation of five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women…
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:43pm
"Carracci's 'Butcher Shop As If It Were a Church,'" Gail Feigenbaum. Feigenbaum will discuss baroque artist Carracci's response to history through his Butcher Shop.
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:39pm
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.
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:21pm
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. Zéphirin Diabré hails from the village of Foungou in the department of Gomboussougou in Zoundwéogo province of…