Athens, Ga. – Dorinda G.Dallmeyer, the director of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, will present the annual Founders’ Day Lecture on Thurs., Jan. 24 marking UGA’s 223rd anniversary. Dallmeyer, an alumna of UGA, will speak at 3 p.m. in the University Chapel on the topic “Turning the Tide: Saving the Seas.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
The lecture will be in recognition of the date, January 27 that UGA was established in 1785 when the Georgia General Assembly adopted a charter creating the university as America’s first state-chartered institution of higher education.
The Founders’ Day Lecture is sponsored by the University of Georgia Alumni Association and the Emeriti Scholars, a group of retired faculty members who are especially known for their teaching abilities and who continue to be involved in the university’s academic life through part-time teaching, research and service assignments.
After Dallmeyer’s lecture, Christina Faust, a UGA student from the Odum School of Ecology will make brief comments on her remarks.
Deborah Dietzler, executive director of the Alumni Association, urges faculty, staff and students to join alumni for the lecture. “The lecture topic this year is timely and important because of our declining resources and precious environment that we tend to take for granted. The Alumni Association welcomes all who share a commitment to a greater future for the UGA community and have global environmental interests to attend the lecture.”
All of the Emeriti Scholars are members of UGA’s Teaching Academy and have received honors for outstanding classroom teaching. In addition to developing the Founders’ Day Lecture, members of the group have worked with the Honors Program, taught courses and seminars, lectured at special events and served as mentors to Honors students.
The Alumni Association and the Emeriti Scholars place a book each year in the collection they created together in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The book being added this year is Value at Sea: Ethics for the Marine Environment by Dallmeyer.
Dallmeyer joined the UGA Dean Rusk Center for International Law after graduation from the UGA School of Law in 1984. Prior to attending law school, she achieved two degrees from UGA’s department of geology and conducted research in tropical marine biology and ecology. Presently, she teaches courses in environmental dispute resolution and marine environmental ethics. Her research has been supported by grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Ford Foundation, the Canadian Embassy, the National Science Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation.
The UGA Alumni Association supports the academic excellence, best interests and traditions of Georgia’s flagship university and its alumni worldwide. More information about the association, membership and its programs is available on the Alumni Association web site at www.alumni.uga.edu/alumni, or by calling 1-800-606-8786.