The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts launched its Faculty Research Clusters initiative at a reception Aug. 29 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. UGA President Jere W. Morehead, Vice President for Research David Lee and Willson Center Director Nicholas Allen gave remarks at the event, which was attended by directors of the six clusters and other university faculty. The clusters have been organized around interdisciplinary research initiatives that can serve as bridges between the university and off-campus communities.
The launch event was attended by directors of the six clusters and other university faculty. From left: Pablo Lapegna, assistant professor, sociology department; Jean Kidula, associate professor, Hugh Hodgson School of Music and African Studies Institute; Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, and film studies coordinator in the theatre and film studies department; Susan Thomas, co-director, associate professor, Hugh Hodgson School of Music and Institute for Women’s Studies; Sara Beresford, EcoFocus Film Initiative director; David Z. Saltz, executive director, associate professor and head of the theatre and film studies department; Mark Callahan, senior academic professional in the Lamar Dodd School of Art; Morehead; Alan Dorsey, dean, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; William Kretzschmar, Harry and Jane Willson Professor in Humanities in the English department; Lee; L. Stephen Miller, professor, psychology department; Tianming Liu, assistant professor, computer science department; Allen; Jed Rasula, Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor in the English department; and Claudio Saunt, Richard B. Russell Professor in American History, history department.