Society & Culture

UGA Honors Program celebrates 50 years with special lecture on Oct. 15

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Honors Program is hosting a special lecture on Friday, Oct. 15, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Honors alumnus and UGA history professor James C. Cobb will speak at 3 p.m. in the University Chapel.

Cobb, Spalding Distinguished Research Professor of History, will discuss his experience as an Honors student and professor in a talk entitled, “It seems like only 50 years ago: A half century of Honors at UGA.” Cobb is a leading scholar on Southern history and culture and has served as president of the Southern Historical Association. He earned three degrees from UGA, all in history.

“The backbone of the Honors Program is the interaction of great students and great faculty,” said David S. Williams, director of the Honors Program. “It is very fitting for Jim Cobb, who has been on both sides of that equation at UGA, to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary.”

A reception immediately follows the lecture at Moore College. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

There are currently 2,500 students in the nationally recognized Honors Program, which offers a full, four-year array of academic, cultural, research, internship and study-abroad opportunities. The Honors Program also encompasses the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) and the Foundation Fellowship. For more information, see