Spring '18 History Class on-line evaluations April 16-26

Student on-line history course evaluations are available April 16 - 26 at eval.franklin.uga.edu. Evaluations may be submitted during this time prior to the first day of final exams, at which time submissions will be closed. This is for history courses taught by the department of history. Students registered in large survey classes that have breakout discussion groups will have two evaluations to submit for such a class - one for the instructor and one for the teaching assistant.

UGA NAACP Image Awards

The University of Georgia Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host our 8th Annual NAACP Image Awards Ceremony on Thursday April 12th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Memorial Ballroom located in Memorial Hall. This year’s theme is: “20 Years of Black Excellence”.  We will recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of our students, faculty, staff, and community members who promote social justice locally and abroad and advance the mission of the NAACP. 

Student Breakfast Q & A with Dr. Julian Zelizer

Can the American Congress be ethical in an age of intense partisan warfare? Dr. Julian Zelizer, Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst, will take up the topic of ethics in Congress in a lecture hosted on Thursday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Special Collections Building. We also invite UGA students to join us for a breakfast recap with our guest speaker the following morning (April 6) at 9:00 a.m.

The Cruel Optimism of the Digital Panorama: Atlantic Humanism and Its Pacific Other

Why Walden pond might appear more virtual and a Pacific island more augmented can be better understood by returning to the archives of two print-age Pacific expeditions by James Cook and George Macartney. Both men ostensibly failed in their imperial tasks, and yet the printed journals and engravings of the expeditions, including the French wallpaper that Reihana draws upon, became fundamental to new conceptions of nature and empire in the late eighteenth century.

Julian Zelizer lecture: Politics in the Age of Partisan Warfare

Can the American Congress be ethical in an age of intense partisan warfare?

Julian E. Zelizer, Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst, will take up the topic of ethics in "Ethics in the Age of Partisan Warfare." The lecture will explore past debates over ethics reform, as well as the push for new oversight and enforcement amid growing allegations of sexual misconduct.

Discussion: Thailand: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China

Benjamin Zawacki, a Bangkok-based human rights researcher and advocate, will present his recently-published book on Thailand's evolving foreign relations and their geo-political implications in Southeast Asia.  After many post-World War II years as a key strategic ally of the United States, Thailand has begun a sharp pivot toward China.  Consistent with US policy drift since the turn of the century and Thailand deepening adoption of China's model of "authoritarian capitalism", the country is increasingly wi

Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series Presents: Derrick P. Alridge

The Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series, in celebration of Black History, presents guest lecturer Derrick P. Alridge, from the University of Virginia. Alridge is the author of the book The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Dubois, and member of UVA's "Commission on Slavery." He is also the founder and director of Teachers in the Movement.

Special Honorees include: former Athens Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, and Chief Magistrate Patricia Barron.

Phi Kappa Literary Society Debate: on Confederate Monuments

In light of Black History Month, the Phi Kappa Literary Society would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to join us to debate the resolution: 'BIHR: The relocation of the Confederate Monument on Broad Street is beneficial to the Athens Clarke County community.' The Phi Kappa Literary Society is the second oldest Greek-lettered collegiate society in North America as well as part of the oldest collegiate rivalry in the United States.

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