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    “Jeff Martin brings a commitment to collaboration and creativity to the University of Georgia, where the arts are a vital part of the learning environment and help build connections with individuals and communities across the state and beyond."

    Said: Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten in UGA Today
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    “We bring together UGA student artists who will demonstrate extraordinary aerial dance skills. These extremely committed artists bring a unique set of talents to the arts at UGA. In addition, the technical skills of our collaborators greatly enhance the overall show. We are pleased to bring this level of production to the department of dance stage.”

    Said: Bala Sarasvati, CORE artistic director and Jane Willson Professor in the Arts in Athens Banner-Herald
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    "Colm Tóibín's writing addresses our ideas of home, identity, love and belonging. Tóibín is also an illuminating critic who brings his sharp intelligence to bear on literatures from the classics to the present. His reading and conversations will speak to the diversity of students across the campus. Ireland possesses one of the world's great literary traditions and Tóibín is one its leading contemporary artists. Ireland shares deep connections with Georgia, which we will celebrate during Tóibín's visit in the week of St. Patrick's Day."

    Said: Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center in UGA Today
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    "The success of Spotlight on the Arts underscores just how important the arts are to the cultural and intellectual vitality of our university and state. I am so grateful to the members of the UGA Arts Council for organizing such an extraordinary festival."

    Said: Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in UGA Today
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    "With a visit like this, the students from both countries are able to learn about cultural differences and appreciate shared experiences-think french fries, trending YouTube videos, ice cream and, of course, music. It is wonderful to live in a time where we can make meaningful connections with students literally half a world away."

    Said: Peter Jutras, associate professor of piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in UGA Today
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    "His willingness to work with our students at UGA will be a marvelous opportunity for all to learn under the baton of a great ensemble leader. This sort of cultural exchange—in a medium that all understand—is the sort of outreach that builds trust and cooperation."

    Said: Dale Monson, director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in UGA Today
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    "Spotlight on the Arts has become one of the university's most beloved campus traditions, and it underscores how the arts enrich our lives and our understanding of the world."

    Said: Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in UGA Today
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    "The mission of the council is to foster an awareness and appreciation of the arts and to create an environment conducive to artistic innovation. The council seeks to involve all students in the arts as part of their educational experience, and to foster mutual and beneficial collaboration among campus units to integrate the arts into the fabric of the university. Therefore, joining a2ru is an important milestone for UGA and the council."

    Said: Russ Mumper, vice chair of the UGA Arts Council in UGA Today
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    "With these works, we can clearly see the legacy of both abstract expressionism and minimalism, but also how the artist took these movements and reshaped them in new ways in the 1970s."

    Said: Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art in UGA Today
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    “Cora Miller’s gifts have been transformative in countless students’ lives. These students come here with a desire to share their love for music, and she has made that possible. This new gift will nurture the dreams of generations to come.”

    Said: Dale Monson, director of the School of Music in UGA Today
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