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Jan. 31 2017

Author Colm Tóibín coming to UGA as Delta Visiting Chair

The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will welcome internationally acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín to the University of Georgia as the second annual Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding March 15-17.

Feb. 12 2016

Global Georgia to feature Do Good Fund photos, former NEH chair William Ferris

"Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection," an exhibition currently on display in six venues on the University of Georgia campus and in the Athens community, will be the focal point for a series of public events this February.

Jan. 25 2016

Natalie Chanin, Georgia Sewn expo to highlight weekend of sustainable fashion

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia and the Athens Fashion Collective will present a weekend of sustainable fashion events Jan. 28-30 featuring Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of Alabama Chanin, and Georgia Sewn, a one-day expo of the regional fashion design industry.

Sep. 18 2015

Tickets for Alice Walker’s Oct. 15 talk at Morton Theatre available Sept. 28

Tickets for "A Conversation with Alice Walker" on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Morton Theatre will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, through the theatre's box office, 195 W. Washington St.

Jun. 22 2015

Alice Walker to visit UGA in fall as Delta Visiting Chair

The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker to the University of Georgia as the inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Oct. 14-15.

May. 18 2015

NHAF names UGA’s Willson Center a national model for building humanities communities

The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia has been profiled as a national model for fostering successful humanities communities as part of a new initiative by the National Humanities Alliance Foundation.

Apr. 7 2015

UGA to launch major initiatives in digital humanities during DIGI@UGA Day

The University of Georgia's Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, in partnership with the UGA Libraries and the UGA Press, will launch its new Digital Humanities Lab on April 17 at 2 p.m. on the third floor of the main library as part of DIGI@UGA Day.

Mar. 30 2015

Law professor who argued ‘snail darter’ case to give Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture at UGA

Zygmunt Plater, a professor of law at Boston College, will give the University of Georgia's Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture on April 10 at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building. Plater will speak on "The Snail Darter and the Dam: A Very Small Endangered Fish's Travels Through the Corridors of American Power."

Mar. 25 2015

Pulitzer-winning journalist, author of ‘Slavery by Another Name’ to speak at UGA

Douglas A. Blackmon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II," will visit the University of Georgia for a talk on April 2 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.

Mar. 16 2015

Third annual Slingshot festival brings music, art, tech, comedy to Athens

The third annual Slingshot festival, which brings world-class innovators in music, electronic art, technology and comedy to more than a dozen venues throughout downtown Athens, will take place March 26-28.

Mar. 9 2015

UGA to dedicate Willson Center’s new location in historically renovated home

The University of Georgia's Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts has relocated to a historically renovated two-story house at 1260 South Lumpkin St. The center's director, Nicholas Allen, invites the community to attend a dedication ceremony including President Jere W. Morehead and poet H. Bruce McEver on March 19 at 5 p.m. at the new location.

Feb. 18 2015

Southern Foodways scholar, author to give Feb. 26 lecture at UGA

John T. Edge will visit the University of Georgia Feb. 26 for a lecture in the Global Georgia Initiative, the signature speaker series of the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Edge will give his talk, "Grits, Greens and Gochujang: The Emergence of a Newer Southern Cuisine," at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. The event is presented in partnership with the UGA Press.

Feb. 16 2015

Amazon conservationist Randy Borman to visit UGA for Global Georgia series

Randy Borman, the son of Anglo-American missionaries who was born and raised among the Cofán people and who is now their Chief of Territories, will speak Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel as part of the 2015 Global Georgia Initiative, an annual speaker series sponsored by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Feb. 2 2015

Musician Patterson Hood, NPR’s Ann Powers to speak together at UGA

Ann Powers of NPR and musician Patterson Hood will hold a public conversation on "Our Back Pages: The Music, Books and Movies That Fed Two Creative Lives" Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.

Jan. 30 2015

Irish photographer Paul Seawright to visit UGA for Global Georgia series

Paul Seawright, an Irish photographer whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, will visit the University of Georgia for a lecture Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art.

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