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October 2022

Signature Lectures: Mason Public Leadership Lecture

October 5 @ 10:20 am - 11:30 am
University of Georgia Chapel, 109 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States
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Who: Shan Cooper, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Journey Forward Strategies, LLC Location: University of Georgia Chapel Cooper’s work focuses on the intersection of business and people strategies. Her company, Journey Forward Strategies, is a consulting firm specializing in leadership development and organization effectiveness. She has received numerous honors, including the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award, Georgia Trend Magazine’s Most Respected Business Leader Award, and the American Association of University Women’s Woman of the Year Award.…

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November 2022

Signature Lectures: Scott A. Hershovitz, University of Michigan

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peabody Hall, 290 S Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602 United States
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Who: Scott A. Hershovitz, Thomas G. and Mabel Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan on “Nasty, Brutish and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids” Location: Peabody Hall, Room 115 Hershovitz is director of the Law and Ethics Program and professor of law and philosophy at the University of Michigan. He is the author of “Nasty, Brutish and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids,” an NPR Best Book of 2022. The book uses deft storytelling and a sharp…

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Signature Lectures: Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, John Lewis Tribute

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 S Hull Street
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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Who: Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, co-author and illustrator of John Lewis’s “March” trilogy; moderated by Charlayne Hunter-Gault Location: Richard B. Russell Building, Special Collections Library, Room 285 Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis joined the Civil Rights Movement and became one of the founding figures of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while attending Fisk University. With SNCC, Lewis led and participated in peaceful protests against segregation, including sit-ins at segregated lunch counters and Freedom Rides on…

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Signature Lectures: 2022 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards

November 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel, 1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602 United States
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Who: Alison Van Eenennaam, professor of cooperative extension, animal genomics and biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, on “Science Friction: Can effective communication save genome editing from the fate of GMOs?” Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Mahler Hall A professor of cooperative extension in animal genomics and biotechnology at the University of California, Davis, for 20 years, Van Eenennaam’s current research projects include the development of genome editing approaches for cattle. She has given more than…

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Signature Lectures: Johnstone Lecture at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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Who: Cassandra Quave, curator of the Herbarium and associate professor of dermatology and human health, Emory University, giving the Johnstone Lecture: “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines” Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Conservatory Great Room Quave leads anti-infective drug discovery research initiatives and teaches courses on medicinal plants, microbiology and pharmacology. As a medical ethnobotanist, her work focuses on the documentation and pharmacological evaluation of plants used in traditional medicine. Quave’s research is supported by the…

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Signature Lectures: Coulson Lecture on Combustion in a Sustainable World

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interdisciplinary STEM Research Complex, 302 E Campus Road
Athens, GA 30602 United States
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Who: Stephen Klippenstein, Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, on “Combustion in a Sustainable World: From Molecules to Processes” Location: Interdisciplinary STEM Research Complex, Building 2, Room 1023 Stephen Klippenstein’s cutting-edge, computational chemistry research has significantly impacted a wide range of fields, including sustainable energy, combustion, interstellar chemistry and atmospheric chemistry. He has earned numerous prestigious honors including the Spiers Memorial Lecturer from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Polanyi Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Zeldovich Gold Medal…

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