Book Discussion: "Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty"

Charles Leerhsen, author of “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,” will discuss his book, which the Boston Globe has called “a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history.”
 
Following the lecture, historian Jim Cobb, author Terry Kay, and sports broadcaster Loran Smith will participate in a panel discussion.

A reception and book signing will follow at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: University of Georgia Libraries
Contact: Leandra Nessel 706-542-3879

Reading Day

Reading Days: These days have been designated by the University Council to provide time for students to prepare for final examinations. No mandatory assignments are to be scheduled for completion during reading days -- either for course work or extra-curricular or co-curricular activities. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction. Nothing in this policy limits an instructor from scheduling optional study reviews for students during reading days.

Dirty History: Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown U

Dirty History is an Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism for faculty and advanced graduate students (space is limited, please contact us if you would like to attend). Today's speaker Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown U) will present “From Fighting for the Franchise to Fighting for a Franchise: Civil Rights Heroes at the Drive-thru”.

Contact: Dan Rood, History Department

Dirty History: Ashley Roseberry, UGA

Dirty History is an Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism for faculty and advanced graduate students (space is limited, please contact us if you would like to attend). Ashley Roseberry (PhD candidate, history) will present “The Color of Yerba Mate: Cultivation, Industrialization, and Nationalism in the Argentine Yerba Mate Industry, 1901-1940”.

Contact: Dan Rood, History Department

Discussion: The Legacy of Fidel Castro

The death of Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016 marked the end of one of the world’s most influential people. Leaving behind a legacy mired in international sanctions, political imprisonments, human and civil rights abuses while simultaneously achieving universal healthcare, the right to employment for the Cuban people and close to a 100% literacy rate. Described by many as a dictator, he was also hailed, as Richard Gott described him, as a “world hero in the mould of Garibaldi” for many people of the developing world.

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