The UGA Voices from the Vanguard 2016 series concludes as Sarah J.
"Moving Statues: The Use and Reuse of Portrait Statues in Pompeii," Brenda Longfellow. In this lecture, Longfellow considers the afterlives of honorific portrait statues in Pompeii, detailing how individuals and groups in the city interacted with re-cut and re-purposed statues of publicly honored benefactors. It addresses the effects of obviously modified statues in public spaces, where they were seen by people who may have recognized the original honor and within the transformed statue.
"From Homeless to Hypergrowth: A Punk Art Student's Path to Building One of America's Fastest Growing Companies," Kit Hughes, a UGA alum and founder of digital agency Look-Listen. Hughes will describe his journey to success. Part of Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week.
Sponsored by: Research, Office of the Vice President for (OVPR), Thinc. at UGA
Contact: Terry Hastings 706-542-5941
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.
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
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 fear, apathy, aggression and misunderstanding.
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.
"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
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”
"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, along with his ingenious mind, have led him to tackle and solve problems in diverse areas of mathematics and computer science.