Cultivating a Vibrant Campus

March 22, 2016
by Jere W. Morehead, President

The University of Georgia offers academically enriching activities that introduce community members to pioneering research, scholarship, and ideas. Renowned experts and leaders are invited to campus throughout the year to speak with students, faculty, and staff on a variety of topics. Just this week, for example, the University’s Signature Lecture series features two distinguished speakers in the areas of genetics and education.

Today, the University welcomes English biochemist and molecular biologist Dr. Richard J. Roberts, a 1993 Nobel Laureate who has made important contributions to the fields of genetics and molecular biology, for the George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture. While at UGA, Dr. Roberts will discuss the exploration of bacterial genomes and the cutting-edge research he conducts as Chief Scientific Officer at New England BioLabs.

On Thursday, the University will host Dr. Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the 27th annual Louise McBee Lecture, which honors Dr. Louise McBee’s legacy as a proponent of higher education in Georgia. Dr. Lewis, a champion of innovation in higher education, will discuss his vision for the future of the liberal arts and digital education.

These lectures—and the wide variety of other on-campus opportunities for intellectual engagement—help the University of Georgia to cultivate a vibrant campus community.