Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

January 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015
January 11, 2015
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Exhibition: “Creatures in the Garden”

Exhibitions

Through March 8. Consistent with the beauty and the mission of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will bring its work for an exhibition. The exhibition includes quilts featuring a variety of creatures embedded in scenes with flowers, trees and natural landscapes.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Monday, January 26, 2015
January 26, 2015
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Exhibit: The University of Georgia Charter

Exhibitions

The UGA Charter will be displayed Through Jan. 27 at the Russell Special Collections Libraries in observance of Founders Day.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015
9:00 am

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Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy Training

Classes and Workshops, Women’s Resources

This is an interactive, introductory course open to all UGA faculty and staff that explains the practical applications of the university's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, the mandatory reporting obligations of university employees. Participants also will discuss case studies.

Training and Development Center
315 South Thomas Street
Athens, Georgia
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January 27, 2015
2:00 pm

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Guest Lecture: Mequitta Ahuja

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Mequitta Ahuja will examine the paintings and drawings on view in her Lamar Dodd School of Art exhibition as well as discuss works from a number of other exhibitions. She will explain her process and artistic references and provide some biographical information that pertains to her work and career, including her heritage and upbringing, her participation in artist-in-residence programs and her recent travels to Italy. This event is hosted by the Lamar Dodd School of Art with support from the Willson Center’s 2014-2015 Short-Term Visiting Fellows program.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
2:00 pm

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Forum: Sound Minds, Sound Bodies and College Sports

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Dr. Brian Hainline, chief medical officer for the NCAA and one of the country’s leading authorities on training safety for collegiate athletes, will lead a public forum on the health and well-being of student-athletes. Ron Courson, senior athletic director for sports medicine at UGA, and several current and former UGA student-athletes will serve as panelists. Welch Suggs, associate director of Grady Sports Media, will moderate the forum. Co-sponsored by Grady Sports Media.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
2:00 pm

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Spring Tuesday Tour

Tours

Join a guided tour of the three museum galleries.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
2:00 pm

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop

Classes and Workshops

"Understanding Human Subjects Research and the Institutional Review Board (IRB)." This workshop is for those who are confused about the Institutional Review Board process or unsure about what constitutes “human subjects" research. In this workshop, participants will discuss what is human subjects research and when it's needed to have permission of the IRB to conduct research in a classroom. Participants also will learn about the factors that reviewers look for when reviewing IRB applications. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the process and how to get a project approved.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
3:30 pm

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UGA Extension 101 Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Newly appointed associate dean for UGA Extension, Laura Perry Johnson, will explain how UGA Extension works, the services it provides and talk a little about the history of Extension in Georgia.

Food Sciences Building
100 Cedar St.
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
4:00 pm

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Ecology Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"The Ecology of Ebola," John Drake, an associate professor in the UGA Odum School of Ecology. Reception precedes seminar at 3:30 p.m. in lobby,

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
4:00 pm

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Portfolio Workshop

Classes and Workshops

"How to Make a Teaching Portfolio." Participants will learn how to put together a teaching portfolio for an academic job search. This is a Life Sciences Teaching Interest Group career workshop. To be taught by Sylvia Hutchinson and Judy Milton. Participants will have a chance to look at prepared teaching portfolios. Graduate students who are submitting portfolios to the Graduate School by Feb 6 can bring their own portfolios.

Davison Life Sciences Complex
120 East Green St.
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
6:30 pm

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Garden Travels With Wilf Nicholls

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Participants will take a journey with State Botanical Garden director Wilf Nicholls, who is known for presentations that are engaging, informative and fun. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
6:30 pm

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Innovators Lecture: Becca Stevens

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

This lecture is a part of the new Innovators Lecture series hosted by the Office of Service-Learning. The first speaker, Becca Stevens, is the founder of Magdalene, a residential community in Nashville, Tennessee, for women who have survived trafficking, prostitution and addiction. In 2001, she founded Thistle Farms, a social enterprise that employs 50 residents and graduates of Magdalene. Stevens will speak about the history and model of Thistle Farms.

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
7:00 pm

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Meeting: CHUGALUG Linux Users Group

Meetings

Randal Hale will speak on "What is GIS?" and "Introduction to OpenStreetMap."

Four Athens
165 E. Dougherty St.
Athens, GA
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January 27, 2015
7:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball vs. Vanderbilt

Athletics

To be televised on the SEC Network.

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
January 28, 2015
9:00 am

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Certificate in Native Plants Orientation

Classes and Workshops

Anne Shenk and Cora Keber, members of the State Botanical Garden education staff, will introduce the certificate program. Participants will learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available, including projects with botanical gardens, citizen science projects and opportunities with the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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January 28, 2015
11:00 am

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Georgia Economic Outlook: Coastal

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

The Terry College of Business's premier outreach series provides business and government workers the foundation to make informed decisions based on accurate, reliable economic data from the Selig Center for Economic Growth. More than 3,000 leaders rely on the annual forecast presentation in 10 cities. Learn what to expect from next year's economy.

Jekyll Island Convention Center
75 Beach View Drive North
Jekyll Island, GA
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January 28, 2015
12:00 pm

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Spring Career Fair

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Participants can meet with recruiters seeking students to fill both internship and full-time opportunities. Participants should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume. All current UGA students and alumni are invited to attend.

Classic Center
300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA
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January 28, 2015
12:00 pm

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President Jere W. Morehead Speaks to Athens Rotary Club

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Holiday Inn
197 E. Broad St.
Athens, GA
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January 28, 2015
2:00 pm

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Disability Resource Center Workshop

Classes and Workshops

"Accommodating Students with Disabilities in the Classroom." With 1,500 students registered with the Disability Resource Center at UGA, awareness of disability related issues in higher education is of great importance. This workshop aims to inform participants about why students receive accommodations, how to implement accommodations in the classroom and how to keep every student in mind when designing a course. Staff members from the Disability Resource Center will lead participants to a fuller understanding of how to assist students with disabilities at UGA.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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January 28, 2015
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two

Tours, Visual Arts

Led by Mary Koon, independent curator.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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January 28, 2015
8:00 pm

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Concert: UGA Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts

The UGA Symphony Orchestra will perform.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
January 29, 2015
10:00 am

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100 Days Until Graduation Event

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Also to be held Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each year, on the mark of 100 days until Spring Commencement, the Student Alumni Association sponsors the 100 Days Until Graduation Event, setting up a one-stop shop for graduating students. Graduating members of the class of 2015 can get items and information pertaining to graduation. Caps and gowns, diploma frames, invitations, graduate portraits and UGA rings will be available. Food, music and graduate school representatives also will be at this event.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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January 29, 2015
12:00 pm

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President Jere W. Morehead Speaks to Griffin Rotary Club

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

First Baptist Church of Griffin
106 W. Taylor St.
Griffin , GA
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January 29, 2015
1:00 pm

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Award-Winning Faculty Series Workshop

Classes and Workshops

"Using UGA’s eLC to Your Advantage Whatever the Course You Teach: Traditional, Flipped or Online." This Award-Winning Faculty Series workshop will focus on utilizing the tools of the new eLC (D2L platform) to facilitate content delivery, discussion, assessments, surveys, communication and group activities that are effective in all types of classrooms. Participants will learn how to make grading a bit easier as well as best practices for organizing material on eLC to significantly impact how students interact with a course.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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January 29, 2015
1:00 pm

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FHCE Career and Internship Fair

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

An internship and career fair for the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics. All students may attend.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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January 29, 2015
4:00 pm

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Betty Jean Craige Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Loung Ung is an author and human rights activist dedicated to promoting equality, human rights and justice in her native country, Cambodia, and worldwide. Her visit to UGA is presented in partnership with the Department of Comparative Literature. She will deliver a talk titled “First They Killed My Father” as the Betty Jean Craige Lecture. This event is part of the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative.

Dean Rusk Hall
225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA
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January 29, 2015
5:30 pm

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Class: American Sign Language, Level 1

Classes and Workshops

Participants will become familiar with basic American Sign Language vocabulary, some finger-spelling and ASL grammar to construct simple sentences. Participants also will work on visual and receptive skill-building and will learn about the deaf/hearing-impaired culture. This class meets Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. through April 9. There will be no class March 12.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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January 29, 2015
5:30 pm

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Class: American Sign Language, Level 4

Classes and Workshops

This class focuses on further developing vocabulary and building confidence in signing sentences and conversing in American Sign Language. Participants will expand their skills for describing a sequence of activities and expressing ideas, opinions and preferences. This class meets Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. through April 9. There will be no class March 12.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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January 29, 2015
5:30 pm

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Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture: Carol Armstrong

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Carol Armstrong is professor of history of art at Yale University. She teaches and writes on 19th-century French art, the history of photography, the history of art criticism, feminist art theory and women artists. Part of the 2014-2015 Visiting Artist/Scholar Series, sponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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January 29, 2015
8:00 pm

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Performance: Peter Schickele

Performing Arts, Visual Arts

"50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence!" It’s been 50 years since Peter Schickele released P.D.Q. Bach on an unsuspecting musical public. Now, he reaches back across the decades to explore the damp vaults and dusty attics of Leipzig to celebrate history’s most justifiably neglected composer.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Friday, January 30, 2015
January 30, 2015
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Equestrian

Athletics

This is an all-day event. At Tennessee-Martin and vs. Kansas State.

Martin, TN
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January 30, 2015
11:00 am

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Georgia Economic Outlook: Swainsboro

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

The Terry College of Business's premier outreach series provides business and government workers the foundation to make informed decisions based on accurate, reliable economic data from the Selig Center for Economic Growth. More than 3,000 leaders rely on the annual forecast presentation in 10 cities. Learn what to expect from next year's economy.

East Georgia College
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, GA
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January 30, 2015
12:00 pm

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Blood Drive

Other

Science Library
510 Soule St.
Athens, GA
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January 30, 2015
12:20 pm

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Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources

"A Feminist Epistemology of Climate Change Governance: Everyday and Intimate Politics," Amy Trauger, an associate professor in the Department of Geography.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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January 30, 2015
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Film: “Big Hero 6”

Films

"Big Hero 6" (2014) will be shown Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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January 30, 2015
6:00 pm

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Exhibition Opening and “Georgia Review” Release Party

Literary Arts, Receptions and Recognitions, Visual Arts

Participants will celebrate the opening of four new exhibitions featuring over 30 artists and the release of the winter issue of "The Georgia Review." Exhibitions include: "Mequitta Ahuja: Automythography;" "The Exquisite;" "Justin Schmitz: Like a Juggernaut;" and "To-Do List." This event will include pop-up poetry readings and performances curated by "The Georgia Review" and featuring Sabrina Orah Mark, Jenny Gropp and Historic Sunsets. There also will be refreshments and music chosen by exhibiting artists.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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January 30, 2015
7:00 pm

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Gymnastics at Florida

Athletics

To be televised on the SEC Network.

Gainesville, FL
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January 30, 2015
9:00 pm

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UGA Hockey at Georgia Tech

The Ice
Cumming, GA
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Saturday, January 31, 2015
January 31, 2015
1:00 pm

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Women’s Tennis at Clemson

Athletics

Clemson, SC
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January 31, 2015
2:00 pm

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Men’s Tennis vs. UCLA

Athletics

Part of the SEC-PAC-12 Showdown.

Dan Magill Tennis Complex
518 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA
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January 31, 2015
4:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball at South Carolina

Athletics

To be televised on ESPNU.

Columbia, SC
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January 31, 2015
6:30 pm

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An Elegant Salute to Georgia

Receptions and Recognitions, Visual Arts

The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art host the 14th biennial gala celebrating the official state museum of art.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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