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No quizzes or pesky term papers. No parking problems or tuition fees. Just the best university professors and the most captivating lectures.

Come be part of a dynamic learning environment with faculty delivering talks on important, intriguing, and yes, curious topics of interest to everyone. Free and open to the public.

Fall 2022

Tuesday, September 6

The United States in Red and Blue

The Other Night School
6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. talk
UWG Newnan

With Dr. Daniel Williams, UWG Professor of History

In the last fifty years, many of the most solidly Democratic states have become Republican, and those that were once the most staunchly Republican have become Democratic. What prompts these shifts? Join us as we explore some possible answers.

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Tuesday, October 4

Enjoying Jazz Through Targeted Listening

The Other Night School
6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. talk
Carrollton Center for the Arts

With Dr. Ben Geyer, Associate Professor and Director of UWG's Jazz Ensemble

A handful of targeted listening strategies can transform jazz from tangled web to beautiful soundscape. In this talk you'll learn what to listen for and get your foot in the door of this rich musical tradition.

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Tuesday, October 18

American Architecture Gone Wild

The Other Night School
6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. talk
UWG Newnan

With Dr. Ann McCleary, UWG Professor of History

Known as The City of Homes, Newnan also serves as a prime example of the wide range of architectural modes that flourished in the U.S., in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Join us as we look at not only some of the styles of the period but also at the reasons for their proliferation.

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Tuesday, November 1

Good and Bad English: A Fraught Love Affair

The Other Night School
6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. talk
UWG Newnan

With Dr. David Newton, UWG Professor of English

Most of us learn “correct” and “incorrect” ways to speak and write the English language. Who decides, however, what is “good” and “bad”? Where do the rules that drive these debates come from? Join us for a lively conversation around what we love and hate about the English language.

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Tuesday, November 15

Are We Really What We Eat?

The Other Night School
6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. talk
UWG Newnan

With Dr. Janet Genz, UWG Associate Professor of Biology

The ways in which animals—including humans—grow, use energy, and interact with their environments all are related to the foods they consume. Join Dr. Genz as she discusses how we can shape animal feeding and nutrient use in order to optimize agricultural production, as well as how we might better understand our own dietary choices.

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Tuesday, November 29

Why Poetry (Sort of) Matters

6:00 reception, 6:30 talk
Carrollton Center for the Arts

With Dr. Sal Peralta, UWG Professor of Political Sciences, and Dr. Gregory Fraser, UWG Professor of English

Do we really need poetry? American culture seems to suggest no. Join a political scientist and a poet as they grapple with this question and (maybe) argue for its value in a democratic society.

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