Mark Abbe

2017 a2ru grants for arts research announced

The University of Georgia joined a2ru, the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, in 2016, and awarded its first round of arts research grants to UGA faculty earlier this semester. ...

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Colm Toibin

Delta Chair’s high school visit featured in Washington Post

The visit by 2017 Delta Chair for Global Understanding Colm Tóibín to Clarke Central High School was featured in the Washington Post on March 23. Athens public education advocate Bertis Downs, a member of the Willson Center Board of Friends, wrote a guest post on...

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Call for Proposals: Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for 2018-19

The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship is designed for nominees whose proposed project and professional expertise are both squarely in the humanities. The proposed project should engage a specific public beyond the academy in the humanities and the nominee should play a significant leadership role in...

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Seed Life Skills Hugh Acheson

Panel on “Food, Culture, and Community” brings top chefs for Global Georgia

Seed Life Skills is a nonprofit, research-based curriculum founded by Chef Hugh Acheson that is dedicated to providing young people with essential knowledge and skills in family and consumer sciences. Acheson and Almeta Tulloss, executive director of the Athens-based organization, have partnered with the Willson Center to produce a...

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Alonzo King crowd

Global Georgia Initiative kicks off with big crowds

The Willson Center has announced its schedule of events for the 2017 Global Georgia Initiative, an annual speaker and events series that presents global problems in local context with a focus on how the arts and humanities can intervene....

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Sujata Iyengar

English Professor Sujata Iyengar receives Partner University Fund grant

Sujata Iyengar, professor of English at UGA, and Professor Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin of the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (UPVM) have earned a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation through the Partner University Fund (administered through the French Embassy) to subsidize a series of conference-festivals, symposia,...

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Mark Abbe

UGA announces membership in a2ru

The University of Georgia has joined the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, known as a2ru, a consortium of almost three dozen research-intensive universities committed to advancing interdisciplinary, arts-oriented research. The Willson Center has initiated a new faculty research cluster that will serve as UGA's...

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Diane Batts Morrow

Diane Batts Morrow on the Oblate Sisters of Providence

Diane Batts Morrow, associate professor of history and a 2014-2015 Willson Center Faculty Fellow, was interviewed in Global Sisters Report about her research on the first congregation of black Catholic sisters, founded in 1828. Morrow is currently at work on her second book about the Oblate...

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CSI Dixie

DigiLab and digital humanities faculty in the news

Earlier this spring semester, crews from C-SPAN visited UGA to film classes taught by Stephen Berry and Scott Nesbit in the Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab for the cable news network's American History TV series. The lecture by Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era in...

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Magdalena Zurawski with Sonia Sanchez

English and creative writing faculty gather accolades

Congratulations to 2015-2016 Willson Center Faculty Fellow Magdalena Zurawski, who has won the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award for Companion Animal, her 2015 collection from Litmus Press. Zurawski (pictured with the poet Sonia Sanchez at the PSA Awards ceremony in New York...

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