Wed, 02/20/2013 - 3:04pm
If you have ever seen the biopic of Gandhi by Richard Attenborough starring Ben Kingsley, there is a very striking sequence wherein Mr. Gandhi travels to England and meets with government officials but also visits with working people. It's an interesting juxtaposition and it seems sure that the visitor developed some very specific ideas about the city and its people. The Institute for Native American Studies welcomes a speaker next week who will…
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 9:33am
The object of the blog isn't to be a calendar of events, but sometimes the broader message of our news is simply the volume (and tone!) of activity that wends its way through the Franklin College and UGA. It's that time of year again - which, really could be almost any week in the academic year. But Spring semester seems to bring out our best. This is just one day - today: The department of English hosts a lecture, "'Let Us Have Faith That Right…
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:12am
Easy access to precise weather information, the beauty and accuracy of real-time satellite imagery in particular, almost seems commonplace at this point. But that doesn't mean the system providing that data is secure in today's world of tight budgets. In National Georgraphic news, professor J. Marshall Shepherd speaks to the strains on an aging system and explains the problems with replacing it: a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (…
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:06pm
Beginning next week, Italian section of the department of Romance Languages presents its Italian movie night series, Cinecittà 5 - Contemporary Italian Cinema. All movies are in Italian with English subtitles and suited for the general public. Free admission. 1. Tuesday Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm in MLC 0148: La prima cosa bella / The First Beautiful Thing (2010), by Paolo Virzì. Comedy/Drama. 122 minutes.     The film tells the story of an Italian…
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:21am
The Origins Lecture Series continues this week, with the Origins of Biomolecules by Claiborme Glover of biochemistry and molecular biology: This lecture will explore the physical and chemical origins of biomolecules prior to the origin of life.  We will focus first on the "Bio" (the likely nature of the first living thing); second, on the "Molecules" (the organic compounds of which that first living thing was composed), and third, on the "…
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 8:54am
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute hosts a cross-disciplinary conversation today at 4 p.m. at the LACSI Hull Street HQ: "Washington Think Tanks and American Policy Toward Latin America: Why Think Tanks Are Influential and Why Universities Are Not—And Why You Just Might Want to Work There," with featured speaker Howard J. Wiarda, former head of the UGA department of international affairs. LACSI Cross-Disciplinary Conversations…
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:10am
• Nicole Lea Williams, interior design, Flowery Branch. Congratulations to these students and bravo for the return of this event to the museum. Yet another reason to visit this important public institution, whose staff works tirelessly to make its collections and experience accessible to all. Image: Courtesy of the Georgia Museum of Art  
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:46am
They describe surprise in discovering that the calcium copper silicate in Egyptian blue breaks apart into nanosheets so thin that thousands would fit across the width of a human hair. The sheets produce invisible infrared (IR) radiation similar to the beams that communicate between remote controls and TVs, car door locks, and other telecommunications devices. “Calcium copper silicate provides a route to a new class of nanomaterials that are…