Georgia Review

UGA Libraries Welcomes New Leaders

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The University of Georgia Libraries are pleased to announce the naming of three new leaders who join University Librarian and Associate Provost Toby Graham in providing direction-setting and oversight for the libraries.

Newest to UGA is Sara Wright who started her role as Associate University Librarian for Learning Services and Academic Engagement in January. Wright formerly served as director of Cornell University’s Mann & Science Cluster Libraries, and her career at Cornell included stints as Academic Technology Librarian; Head of User Services and Engagement; and Head of Learning, Spaces, and Technology.

Dance Wrecking Performance at UGA Explores Issues of Racial Justice

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The Georgia Review and other University of Georgia partners will host a unique performance experience that explores issues of destruction and racial justice through the medium of dance wrecking.

The free event brings dancers from around the nation to perform My body as the topic coming around again, by choreographer Rebecca Pappas. Attendees are invited to drop by some time between 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. to follow the choreographic process in action. The performance and conversation begin at 6 p.m., followed by a reception, all slated to be held at the Lamar Dodd School of Art atrium.

The Georgia Review to Receive $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

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The Georgia Review is pleased to announce we have been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $10,000. This grant will offset costs for a year’s worth of publication, which includes author payments and production costs. This grant is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants. 

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson. “Projects such as this one with The Georgia Review strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”

Georgia Review, UGA Press Publications Included in Racial Justice Writings Database

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More than two dozen publications by The Georgia Review and the UGA Press, units of the University of Georgia Libraries, have been included in a free, open source database intended to help readers in further understanding issues of anti-racism and racial justice.

The database from JSTOR, an online library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, serves as a companion to the New York Public Library Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List, a collection of 95 fiction and nonfiction titles that range from memoirs, biographies, and essays to books of poetry, short stories, and graphic novels.