Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

May 2016

Tuesday, May 03, 2016
May 3, 2016
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Reading Day

Official University Events

May 3, 2016
8:30 am

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Workshop: Designing Your FYO Seminar

Classes and Workshops

Calling on the experiences of veteran FYO faculty as well as Dee Fink’s research on backwards course design, participants in this interactive seminar will examine best practices in how to design and structure a successful FYO course experience. Faculty will leave with practical pre-planning steps for their FYO course as well as a top 10 list of “things to do” with FYO students.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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May 3, 2016
9:00 am

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Molecular Parasitology/Vector Biology Symposium

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Dr. John Boothroyd of Stanford University School of Medicine will be the keynote speaker.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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May 3, 2016
10:00 am

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Healthy Dawg Sleep Revolution

Health, Recreation and Fitness

Participants who join the Sleep Revolution will receive information on healthy sleep habits and the impact that sleep has on college life—academically, socially and mentally. Various interactive events will take place throughout the day, including contests, yoga classes, puppy petting and more.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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May 3, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour

Tours

A free guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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May 3, 2016
3:30 pm

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Meeting: University Council

Meetings

The final meeting of the University Council for the 2015-2016 term.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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May 3, 2016
7:00 pm

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Georgia Remembers: A Candlelight Memorial Service

Other

UGA faculty, staff and students who passed away since April 2015 will be honored. The event is open to the entire university community.

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
May 4, 2016
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Spring Semester Final Exams

Official University Events

Through May 10.

May 4, 2016
11:00 am

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Therapy Dogs On Campus

Other

The therapy dogs are coming back for stress relief on the first day of finals. They'll be at the main library, science library, Miller Learning Center, Aderhold Hall and the Ramsey Student Center.

Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 4, 2016
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Finals Free Week

Recreation and Fitness

Through May 10. Finals Free Week is free to all Ramsey members and people who purchase guest passes. Attendees can take a break during finals to try any of Ramsey's fitness classes for free.

Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities
330 River Road
Athens, GA
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May 4, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two

Tours, Visual Arts

Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 4, 2016
2:30 pm

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Meeting: Staff Council

Meetings

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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May 4, 2016
5:30 pm

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Promotion and Tenure Recognition Ceremony

Receptions and Recognitions

A ceremony hosted by the Provost and Office of the President honoring faculty members being promoted to associate professor and clinical associate professor and being granted tenure. Invitation only.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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Thursday, May 05, 2016
May 5, 2016
1:00 pm

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Meeting: UGA Real Estate Foundation Board of Trustees

Meetings

Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta
One Live Oak Center, 3475 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA
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May 5, 2016
3:30 pm

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Neuroscience Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Todd Streelman will present"Evolution of the Brain and Complex Behavior in Lake Malawi Cichlid Fishes" as part of the Neuroscience Seminar Series.

Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
500 D. W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA
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May 5, 2016
6:30 pm

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Studio Workshop

Classes and Workshops

" Realism and Representational Art." Athens-based artist and educator Hope Hilton will lead a four-part series of studio-based courses that will introduce participants to effective techniques for achieving realistic and representational outcomes in works of art. This workshop is open to artists of all levels and experience. The sessions will draw inspiration from the museum’s collection, including works from the archives and many not currently on display. The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Call 706-542-8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Friday, May 06, 2016
May 6, 2016
9:00 am

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Symbiofest

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Symbiofest is an annual one-day meeting of scientists interested in symbioses. Rich Aronson, a professor and head of the department of biological sciences at Florida Institute of Technology, will give the noon keynote seminar titled "Climate, Physiology, and Coral-Reef Frameworks."

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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May 6, 2016
9:30 am

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Morning Mindfulness: Monastics Event

Classes and Workshops

In conjunction with Morning Mindfulness and the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, the Georgia Museum of Art will host monks from the Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, Mississippi, for a lecture and guided walking meditation in the sculpture garden. Brown bag lunch will follow. RSVP to 706-542-0448 or branew@uga.edu.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 6, 2016
7:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Ole Miss

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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May 6, 2016
7:30 pm

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Softball at Alabama

Athletics

Tuscaloosa, AL
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Saturday, May 07, 2016
May 7, 2016
8:00 am

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Miles for Moms 5K

Health, Recreation and Fitness

The Future Health Promoters Club is hosting this 5K to recognize all moms who have faced caner.

Milledge Aveneue Baptist Church
1690 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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May 7, 2016
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Gardens of the World Ball

Receptions and Recognitions

The Gardens of the World Ball is the premier fundraiser for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, raising needed funds for a facility that is free to the public and reaches statewide in education and conservation efforts.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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May 7, 2016
12:00 pm

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Softball at Alabama

Athletics

Tuscaloosa, AL
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May 7, 2016
2:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Ole Miss

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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Sunday, May 08, 2016
May 8, 2016
1:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Ole Miss

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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May 8, 2016
2:30 pm

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Softball at Alabama

Athletics

Tuscaloosa, AL
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016
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Course: Leading for Engagement: Principles of Transformational Leadership

Classes and Workshops

This is for this who are a mid- or senior-level manager or a leader in the midst of major or more subtle organizational change. Through May 11.

Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta
One Live Oak Center, 3475 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA
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May 10, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour

Tours

A free guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016
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Joe L. Key Symposium

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Through May 12. This special UGA Plant Center 30th anniversary celebration and symposium is in honor of Joe Key. Thirteen renowned speakers, including a University Signature Lecture by Sir David Baulcombe of the University of Cambridge, will present. Sponsored by the UGA Plant Center and the Office of Academic Programs.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 11, 2016
2:00 pm

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Artful Conversation: Louis Bouché

Tours, Visual Arts

Attendees will join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Bouché’s "Italy" (1918).

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 11, 2016
5:00 pm

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Class of 2016 Senior Send-Off

Receptions and Recognitions

Vice President for Student Affairs Victor Wilson and Meredith Gurley Johnson, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association, will address the Class of 2016 and unveil the Senior Signature plaque.

Herty Field
Herty Drive
Athens, GA
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May 11, 2016
6:00 pm

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Griffin Campus Graduate Reception

Receptions and Recognitions

The Griffin Campus Graduate Reception honors and celebrates the Griffin Campus 2016 spring graduates and their families.

UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment St.
Griffin, GA
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May 11, 2016
7:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Western Carolina

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016
10:00 am

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Griffin Campus Graduation Celebration and Brick Ceremony

Receptions and Recognitions

The Griffin Campus Graduation Celebration and Brick Ceremony honors the 2016 spring UGA Griffin Campus graduating class.

UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment St.
Griffin, GA
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May 12, 2016
3:30 pm

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College of Education Spring 2016 Convocation

Receptions and Recognitions

This event is to celebrate the spring and summer 2016 graduating classes.

The Classic Center
300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA
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May 12, 2016
4:00 pm

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Natural History Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Birding Around Athens," Richard Hall, an associate research scientist in the Odum School of Ecology and College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Infectious Diseases. Lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History and the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. A reception will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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May 12, 2016
5:00 pm

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Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Recognition Ceremony

Receptions and Recognitions

Ceremony to recognize students graduating in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Classic Center
300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA
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May 12, 2016
5:30 pm

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Meeting: Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

Meetings

The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art will hold its annual meeting, which will include highlights from the group’s activities and the annual presentation of the M. Smith Griffith Volunteer of the Year Award. Reception to follow. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or 706-542-4199.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 12, 2016
6:00 pm

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BFA Exit Exhibition III Closing Reception

Receptions and Recognitions, Visual Arts

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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May 12, 2016
7:00 pm

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Thursday Twilight Tour

Tours, Visual Arts

Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Friday, May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016
9:00 am

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Friends First Friday

Meetings

David Freed, the owner of Garden Design Nursery in Danielsville, will bring plants to show examples of the color, leaf variety and size to select the perfect plant for a garden.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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May 13, 2016
10:00 am

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Spring 2016 Graduate Commencement

Official University Events

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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May 13, 2016
2:00 pm

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Terry College of Business Graduation Convocation

Receptions and Recognitions

Held in conjunction with the spring graduation ceremony, this graduation convocation is a special ceremony honoring Terry students individually for their hard work and dedication in earning a business degree. Students, family and friends will celebrate student accomplishments together in Stegeman Coliseum. This ceremony will recognize Terry graduates from the following classes: December 2015, May 2016 and August 2016.

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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May 13, 2016
3:00 pm

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College of Public Health Graduation Celebration

Receptions and Recognitions

This year’s ceremony will honor students who graduated fall 2015 or will graduate spring or summer 2016.

The Classic Center
300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA
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May 13, 2016
7:00 pm

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Spring 2016 Undergraduate Commencement

Official University Events

Sanford Stadium
Sanford Drive and Field Street
Athens, GA
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May 13, 2016
7:00 pm

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Baseball at Missouri

Athletics

Columbia, MO
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Saturday, May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016
10:00 am

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Family Day: Fun with Face Jugs

Visual Arts

Attendees will learn about Georgia’s folk pottery traditions in the galleries, meet local potters and then make their own face jug in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 14, 2016
3:00 pm

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Baseball at Missouri

Athletics

Columbia, MO
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Sunday, May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016
2:00 pm

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Concert: Athens Flute Choir

Performing Arts

The Athens Flute Choir, a nonprofit community music ensemble dedicated to the enrichment of Athens and the surrounding areas through music performance, will perform.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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May 15, 2016
2:00 pm

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Baseball at Missouri

Athletics

Columbia, MO
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May 15, 2016
3:00 pm

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Sunday Spotlight Tour

Tours, Visual Arts

Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 15, 2016
5:00 pm

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Spring Semester Grades Due

Upcoming Deadlines

Due by 5 p.m.

Monday, May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016
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Drop/Add for Extended Summer Session

Official University Events

For undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999) and graduate level courses (6000-9999). Through May 20.

May 16, 2016
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Drop/Add for May Session

Official University Events

Through May 17.

May 16, 2016
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May Session Classes Begin

Official University Events

May 16, 2016
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Extended Summer Session Classes Begin

Official University Events

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour

Tours

A free guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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May 17, 2016
7:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Georgia Tech

Athletics

Turner Field
Atlanta, GA
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two

Tours, Visual Arts

Attendees will join Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, for a tour of the exhibition “Turned and Sculpted: Wood Art from the Collection of Arthur and Jane Mason."

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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May 18, 2016
5:00 pm

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Robinson Jeffers Book Discussion

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

A group discussion on Robinson Jeffers and his poetry. This Big Read event will be led by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor of the UGA College of Education and Tammy Gerson and Marsha Carlan of the Athens-Clarke County Library.

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016
7:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Tennessee

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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Friday, May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016
7:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Tennessee

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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May 20, 2016
7:30 pm

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Concert: UGA Hodgson Singers

Performing Arts

The UGA Hodgson Singers, the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier choral ensemble, will celebrate the completion of its first professional recording project with a concert.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Saturday, May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016
8:00 am

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Family Weekend at Rock Eagle

Other

Through May 22. Families can spend the weekend exploring Rock Eagle.

Rock Eagle 4-H Center
350 Rock Eagle Road
Eatonton, GA
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May 21, 2016
9:00 am

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North Oconee High School Graduation

Other

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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May 21, 2016
10:00 am

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2016 Law School Graduation

Official University Events, Receptions and Recognitions

The 2016 Law School Commencement ceremony will feature U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates as the keynote speaker. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Ramsey Student Center Volleyball Arena.

Law School
225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA
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May 21, 2016
12:00 pm

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Oconee County High School Graduation

Other

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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May 21, 2016
2:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Tennessee

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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May 21, 2016
3:00 pm

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Cedar Shoals High School Graduation

Other

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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May 21, 2016
6:00 pm

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Clarke Central High School Graduation

Other

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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May 21, 2016
8:00 pm

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Full Moon Hike

Recreation and Fitness

Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations or nocturnal creatures.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Sunday, May 22, 2016
May 22, 2016
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Exhibit: Barbara Holder

Exhibitions, Visual Arts

Through July 3. Photographer Barbara Holder will bring her art to the garden.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour

Tours

A free guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016
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May Session Midterm

Official University Events

May 25, 2016
10:00 am

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Staff Appreciation Day 2016

Official University Events

UGA will hold its second annual Staff Appreciation Day. This event will feature live music, food, games and door prizes. All staff members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Intramural Fields
110 Lake Herrick Dr.
Athens, GA
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May 25, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two

Tours, Visual Arts

A tour of “Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society” will be led by Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016
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Withdrawal Deadline for May Session

Official University Events, Upcoming Deadlines

May 26, 2016
7:00 pm

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Gallery Discussion

Films, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

This event is preceded by a screening of “The Meaders Family: North Georgia Potters,” the 1978 Smithsonian documentary profiles Cheever and Lanier Meaders of Mossy Creek and captures the techniques of pottery making, an art tradition embedded in the natural resources and craft practices of the South. Following the film, attendees will join local potters and Brittany Ranew, education program specialist, for a folk pottery discussion with visitors alongside the Meaders face jugs display on view in the permanent collection wing.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
9:00 am

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Class: Plant Taxonomy

Classes and Workshops

Taxonomy is the branch of science that names and classifies plants, animals, fungi, microbes, etc. Using data from genetics, biochemistry, physiology and morphology (observations of leaves, flowers, roots, etc.), a plant taxonomist analyses this information to reveal groupings, relationships and ultimately names.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Monday, May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
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Memorial Day Holiday

Holidays

No classes; offices closed.