In observance of UGA’s 223rd anniversary, Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, the director of UGA’s Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, will present the annual Founders’ Day Lecture. Dallmeyer, an alumna of UGA, will speak Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel on the topic “Turning the Tide: Saving the Seas.” The lecture is open to the public.
The lecture will be in recognition of the date, Jan. 27, when 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 known for their teaching abilities and 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.
“The lecture topic this year is timely and important because of our declining resources and precious environment that we tend to take for granted,” said Deborah Dietzler, executive director of the Alumni Association. “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. 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 Dallmeyer’s book, Value at Sea: Ethics for the Marine Environment.
Dallmeyer joined the UGA Dean Rusk Center for International Law after graduating from the UGA School of Law in 1984.
Prior to attending law school, she earned 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.