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.
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…