Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:51pm
Richard J. Roberts, chief scientific officer of New England BioLabs, will present "Exploring Bacterial Methylomes" as this year's George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture. Roberts, an English biochemist and molecular biologist who co-discovered introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism for gene-splicing, was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President…
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:46pm
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” as this year's Donald L. Hollowell Lecture. 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…
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:42pm
William R. Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will give a lecture entitled  "The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists" as part of the Global Georgia Initiative series. Ferris is the senior associate director of UNC's Center for the Study of the American South. He was the founding director of the Center for…
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:35pm
Bishop is serving his 12th term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Second Congressional District, which encompasses middle and southwest Georgia. He previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate.
Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:59pm
Patricia Bell-Scott, UGA professor emerita of women’s studies and human development and family science, will discuss her new book, "The Firebrand and the First Lady," which is a portrait of the friendship between civil rights activist Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt. Co-sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies. A part of Black History Month observance. Prior to the event, the African American Choral Ensemble will present a…
Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:54pm
Assaf Gavron is a writer and translator. His fiction has been translated into ten languages, adapted to the stage, and four of his books are optioned for films. Gavron is also one of the noted translators in Israel. Among the authors he has translated from English are J.D. Salinger, Philip Roth, Jonathan Safran-Foer and J.K. Rowling. The event is part of the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative. Gavron grew up in Jerusalem, studied in…
Fri, 01/29/2016 - 2:38pm
Natalie “Alabama” Chanin is the owner and designer of Alabama Chanin. She has a degree in environmental design with a focus on industrial and craft-based textiles from North Carolina State University. Chanin continues to learn and to teach craft traditions, using them to bridge generational, economic, and cultural gaps. Chanin’s talk is part of the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative, which brings world-class thinkers to Georgia.  After…
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 6:29pm
The Insitute for Women's Studies presents a Friday speaker series. This week's topic is "Sexual Harassment and Assault on Campus: The Legal Side of Gender Equity" presented by Lisa Anderson and Elaine Woo, Atlanta Women for Equality.
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 5:11pm
Thomas C. Reeves, UGA professor emeritus, will present this year’s lecture to celebrate the 231st anniversary of the establishment of America’s first state-chartered institution of higher education. His lecture is titled "So You Think You're Smarter than a Robot: The Race between Human Learning and Deep Learning."  Brian Heredia, a member of the Class of 2018, will provide the student response.  Each year, the UGA Alumni Association proudly…
Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:30pm
Professor Tom Gunning, "Putting the digital back in digital cinema: The elusive touch, the evasive grasp, the open gesture" Tom Gunning is among the leading scholars of film in the United States and Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. In over one hundred publications, Gunning has concentrated on early cinema (from its origins to World War I) as well as on the culture of…