Lecture

“‘Art Can Tread Where Words and Politics Often Can’t’: Curating the Troubles Legacy”

Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art, Ulster Museum, Belfast, examines the challenges and consequences of using art to engage the public with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s recent past.  Art of the Troubles, 2014, and Colin Davidson: Silent Testimony, 2015, were two landmark exhibitions demonstrating the Ulster Museum’s ongoing commitment to helping the public explore, understand and respond to the 30-year period of Northern Ireland’s history known as the Troubles.

Swarms of Satellites: The NASA Nodes CubeSat Mission

Come learn about Small Satellites, specifically CubeSats, and how they are pushing the limits of space based technology. Jasper Wolfe and UGA Alumni Roger Hunter from NASA Ames Research Center will give a review of the NASA Nodes CubeSat mission -- objectives, requirements, and lessons learned. The purpose of Nodes is to demonstrate autonomous command and control of a CubeSat "swarm", routing of commands to a CubeSat from the ground via another CubeSat, and sharing of science data collection among operational Cubesats.

Signature Lecture: Jacknife Lee

"A Conversation with Jacknife Lee," Jacknife Lee, music producer. Willson Center/Terry College Music Business Program Visiting Fellow. Lee, an internationally renowned music producer (R.E.M., U2, Snow Patrol, Weezer), will have a public conversation with music business program director David Barbe. Part of the Signature Lecture series. Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Terry College Music Business Program.

Lecture: Jeff Rich

Visual artist Jeff Rich received his master's of fine art degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His current work focuses on ecology, politics, economics, recreation and the environment through photography of watersheds. His project “Watershed: A Survey of The French Broad River” was awarded the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award and was published as a monograph in 2012. His work has been featured in Fraction magazine and Photo-Eye Photographer’s Showcase.

Lecture and Reception: Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winning American science journalist, columnist and author of five books, will present a seminar on "The Poisoner's Guide to Life." This story is about one of the most famous poisons, arsenic, but also an insightful look at the ways poisons have shaped both our history and the world we know today.

Host: Friends of the Georgia Natural Museum of History. Co-sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Odum School of Ecology and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

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