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The U.S. in the First World War: Richard Shawn Faulkner – “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle”

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 09/25/2017

Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries. Faulkner will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The U.S. in the First World War: Chad Williams – “World War I, Black Soldiers and the Birth of the New Negro”

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 09/25/2017

Chad Williams will give a talk on the wartime experience of African American soldiers in World War I and the rise of the New Negro as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries. He will speak Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Chad Williams is associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. He is the author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era and co-editor, with Kidada E. Williams and Keisha N. Blain, of Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence, published in 2016 by the University of Georgia Press.

 

The U.S. in the First World War: Lynn Dumenil – “Modern American Women and World War I”

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 09/25/2017

Lynn Dumenil will give a talk on “Modern American Women and World War I” as part of The U.S. in the First World War Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This is a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries.

University of Georgia Press Announces Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction Winner

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 09/15/2017

Kirsten Lunstrum has been named this year's winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and her collection of short stories will be published by the University of Georgia Press. Lunstrum’s What We Do with the Wreckage will be available from the UGA Press in fall 2018.

The competition seeks to encourage writers of excellent short stories, while bringing award-winning work to a wider audience by offering publication of a book-length collection and a $1,000 prize. The Flannery O’Connor Award has helped launch the literary careers of such previous winners as Ha Jin, Antonya Nelson, Rita Ciresi and Mary Hood.

Odum School of Ecology presents “Darwin, Odum, and Ecological Challenges for the 21st Century” on Sept. 14

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 09/06/2017

  The Odum School of Ecology kicks off a celebration of its tenth anniversary—and the fiftieth of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—with a lecture, discussion and pair of exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library on Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Betty Jean Craige, University Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts; David C. Coleman, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Ecology; and James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology Emeritus.