Tue, 09/22/2015 - 4:53pm
This is a Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science Series Lecture by Dr. Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and co-founder of the Center for Virtual History at UGA. The lecture focuses on the increasing role of medical science in establishing precise causes of death in the 19th-century U. S., which in turn created a more precise and robust understanding of public health. The data is drawn from two sources—the South's…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 4:32pm
Distinguished UGA alum John R. Parker Jr. (History, '73) presents a talk on "What’s a History Degree Good for Anyway?” John Parker is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served for this lunch hour talk.
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 4:21pm
Award-winning historian Catherine Clinton, author of Mary Lincoln: A Life(HarperCollins, 2009) delivers a short lecture on the myriad tragedies suffered by Mary Lincoln in the aftermath of her husband's murder. Inconsolable in grief, Mary Lincoln was then herself the victim of character assassination in stories that were circulated first by her enemies, then by her biographers and her historians. Come hear the "other half" of the assassination…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:58pm
Jerry Shannon is an assistant professor in the department of geography and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is a geographer studying how to make urban neighborhoods and food systems healthier and more equitable. Dr. Shannon’s broad interests are in urban development and inequality, geographic information systems, political geography, and place effects on health. More specifically, his research focuses…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:57pm
Mark Berg is an assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of Iowa. Berg’s research interests primarily include criminology, interpersonal violence, the mobilization of law, and the social context of adolescent development. He is currently investigating the situational characteristics of disputes as part of a project funded by the National Institute of Justice (U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC).
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:54pm
Tim Gill is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia. His areas of interest include political sociology, global/transnational sociology, and sociological theory. He is currently completing his dissertation on US democracy assistance programs in Venezuela under the Chávez Administration, and how the Venezuelan government has challenged them.
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:51pm
Tara Sutton is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at the University of Georgia. Her areas of interest are family and deviance and  her research addresses the influence of individual, family and community factors on adjustment problems during adolescence and emerging adulthood.  She is currently working on projects that that link social contexts and family of origin experiences to outcomes such as delinquency, risky sexual…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:47pm
Jeff Cannon presents this exit seminar. His research interests include: unraveling the complex ways in which common forest disturbances (such as wind damage and fire) can interactively influence forest regeneration. Currently, my research focuses on how wind damage can alter the amount and type of forest fuels which can lead to dramatic changes in fire behavior. I am also monitoring whether the combination of wind and fire disturbances can alter…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:43pm
Michael Axtell, Penn State department of biology, presents this lecture. His research interests are listed as follows: We are biologists who use diverse plant species to study a class of genes that produce small RNAs. Small RNAs went largely undetected until around the turn of the century. We now know that they are critical components of gene expression in nearly all eukaryotic organisms. These small RNAs are functionally united in that they all…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:40pm
Jill Anderson, UGA department of genetics, presents this lecture. Her research interests include: Our lab also investigates seed dispersal by frugivorous fish in tropical South America. Seed dispersal is a critical stage in the life history of plants. It determines the initial pattern of juvenile distribution, and influences community dynamics, species diversity and gene flow among populations. One major group of vertebrates has been largely…