UGA Press at Spotlight on the Arts

It’s fall, the leaves are changing, and the weather is (finally) cooling off. Which also spells the return of UGA’s annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival. As per usual, UGA Press is joining the celebration with a few great author events. Here’s our schedule—hope to see you out!

GrasslandsNovember 2, Odum School of Ecology auditorium, 7:00pm
Falling in Love with Grasslands: Paintings from Prairie to Páramo by Philip Juras.

Juras will discuss his newest collection of landscape paintings. His previous two books published by the press, The Wild Treasury of Nature: A Portrait of St. Simons Island and The Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels, will be available for purchase.

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NEW Justice Leah Ward SearsNovember 3, UGA Law School, Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom (third floor of Hirsch Hall), 12:00pm
Seizing Serendipity: The Life and Career of Leah Ward Sears, Former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.

Join former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears and biographer, Rebecca Shriver Davis, for a conversation about Sears’s extraordinary life in Georgia law.

In 1992 Leah Ward Sears became the first woman and youngest justice to sit on the Supreme Court of Georgia. In 2005 she became the first African American woman to serve as chief justice of any state supreme court in the country. In the book Davis explores Sears’s childhood in a career military family; her education; her early work as an attorney; her rise through Georgia’s city, county, and state court systems; and her various pursuits after leaving the supreme court in 2009, when she transitioned into a life that was no less active or public.

Book page: Justice Leah Ward Sears: Seizing Serendipity

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Politics in GeorgiaNovember 7, The Pinnacle Room (Baldwin Hall), 2:30 pm
Politics in Georgia: From the Three Governors Controversy to Now, a Conversation on Georgia Politics Past and Present

Join Richard B. Russell professor of political science Charles Bullock (The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics) and Georgia State University professor of political science Robert M. Howard (Politics in Georgia: Third Edition) for a discussion moderated by political science professor and director of the Survey Research Center M.V. (Trey) Hood III on the evolution and current state of politics in Georgia.

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For a complete list of Spotlight events, visit the Arts at UGA page.

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