Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

April 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017
April 8, 2017
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Exhibition: MFA Exit Show

Exhibitions, Visual Arts

The annual exit show for the graduating master of fine arts students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This year's candidates are: Thomas Bosse, Reid Brechner, Julia Megan Burchett, Ellie Dent, Jamie Diaz, Arron Foster, Meirav Goldhour, Zachary Harris, Ariel Lockshaw, Shuk Han Lui, Jonathan Nowell, Amanda Scheutzow, Stephanie Sutton and Dan Vu.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Monday, April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017
12:30 pm

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Human-Animal Bond Poster Presentations

Classes and Workshops, Exhibitions, Health

Posters about human-animal relationships and therapeutic interventions as an aid to physical and/or emotional assistance will be presented by graduate students in the social work class "The Human-Animal Bond and Professional Practice." A representative of the Atlanta-based nonprofit Canine Assistants, which trains service and seizure response dogs, will be present. Light refreshments will be served.

School of Social Work Building
279 Williams St.
Athens, GA
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April 24, 2017
5:00 pm

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Formula for Success: Acing the Final in Chemistry 1211

Classes and Workshops

In this workshop, students will learn best practices, learning, and review strategies to prepare for the final exam in Chemistry 1211.

Biological Sciences Building
120 Cedar St.
Athens, GA
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April 24, 2017
6:30 pm

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US Forests and Climate Presentation

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Renowned climate scientist and Tufts University Professor Emeritus William Moomaw and Danna Smith, the co-founder of Dogwood Alliance, a leading forest conservation organization in the Southern U.S., will present findings from their joint report, "The Great American Stand: US Forests and the Climate Emergency," and explore solutions with an audience Q&A afterwards.

April 24, 2017
8:00 pm

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Concert: UGA Wind Symphony

Performing Arts

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Wind Symphony will perform.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017
12:30 pm

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Lunch & Learn: Use of the Executive Order

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

This spring join the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and partners for a weekly lunch and learn series focused on developing a better understanding of Congress. Civic Knowledge = Civic Power invites guest speakers from the Department of Political Science to give brief talks on topics connected to the history and function of this branch of government, followed by informal discussion with attendees. Coffee and light desserts will be provided. Tuesday, Apr. 25, 12:30-2:00PM (Room 277) Topic: Use of the Executive Order, presented by Michael Lynch. This program series is sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, the UGA College Republicans, and the UGA Young Democrats. For more information, email russlib@uga.edu or call 706-542-5788.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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April 25, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour at Two

Tours

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 of 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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April 25, 2017
3:30 pm

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Odum Lecture in Ecology

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

The 32nd annual Odum Lecture, "Collective Sensing and Decision-Making in Animal Groups: From Fish Schools to Primate Societies," will be given by Iain Couzin, chair of Biodiversity and Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and director of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Collective Behaviour. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Ecology lobby.

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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April 25, 2017
5:00 pm

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Formula for Success: Acing the Final in Chemistry 1211

Classes and Workshops

In this workshop, students will learn best practices, learning, and review strategies to prepare for the final exam in Chemistry 1211.

Biological Sciences Building
120 Cedar St.
Athens, GA
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April 25, 2017
7:00 pm

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Baseball at Georgia Tech

Athletics

Atlanta, GA
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April 25, 2017
7:15 pm

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First Book UGA Meeting

Meetings, Service / Volunteer Opportunities

Join First Book UGA in raising the literacy level of low-income students in Athens. First Book UGA raises funds throughout the year to buy books for those in need and volunteers with the students and at libraries. This will be the last meeting of the school year.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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April 25, 2017
8:00 pm

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Concert: UGA Philharmonia

Performing Arts

The UGA Philharmonia will perform.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017
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Spring Semester Classes End

Official University Events, Other

April 26, 2017
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CSO Spring Pottery Sale

Visual Arts

The UGA Ceramic Student Organization will hold a spring pottery sale April 26-27. All work was made by ceramic students or faculty. Prices will range from $10 and up. Proceeds from the ceramic sale will go to support a student educational field trip to a national ceramic conference as well as to help bring resident artists to campus.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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April 26, 2017
9:00 am

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Class: Flower Arranging Unit 5

Classes and Workshops

Unit 5 focuses on Creative Miniature Design. Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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April 26, 2017
10:00 am

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Cabinet Meeting and Media Briefing

Meetings

The regular meeting of the University Cabinet will be followed immediately by a media availability with UGA President Jere W. Morehead.

Administration Building
220 South Jackson Street
Athens, GA
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April 26, 2017
2:00 pm

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Artful Conversation: “Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions”

Tours, Visual Arts

Sage Rogers Kincaid, assistant curator of education, will lead an in-depth gallery conversation featuring selected works from “Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions.”

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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April 26, 2017
3:30 pm

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University Council Meeting

Meetings

The final meeting of the University Council for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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April 26, 2017
6:30 pm

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RESCHEDULED Book Signing: “Expanding Tradition”

Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Women’s Resources

Avid Bookshop presents Shawnya L. Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art, in celebration of her book "Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection," which accompanies the exhibition of the same name and is published by the museum. Meet the author and get your book signed. Books will be on sale at Avid and through the Museum Shop.

Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017
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Reading Day

Official University Events

April 27, 2017
9:30 am

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Nature Ramble

Literary Arts, Recreation and Fitness

Join Nature Ramblers and learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden. Sessions start with an inspirational reading by a nature writer. This is a ramble not a hike; the group will stop to view interesting plants, insects, butterflies, mushrooms, etc., along the way.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
11:00 am

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Sustainable UGA Semester in Review

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

The Spring 2017 Sustainable UGA Semester in Review celebrates people, programs, activities and academic courses that are creating a culture of sustainability at UGA.

Memorial Hall
101 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
11:30 am

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CTL Faculty Recognition Luncheon

Receptions and Recognitions

Center for Teaching and Learning will host its Faculty Recognition Luncheon and End of the Year Celebration. The event includes a buffet lunch and remarks from William Vencill, associate vice president for Instruction.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
12:00 pm

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Innovation Gateway Lunch & Learn: Opus Biotech Communications

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

“Messaging Matters: Explain Yourself,” Charles Craig, co-founder of the life sciences public and investor relations consultancy firm Opus Biotech Communications. The Innovation Gateway Lunch & Learn series provides training and presentation sessions that occur once a month during the lunch hour. The goal is to inform and inspire individuals working with startup companies as well as those interested in issues facing university startups. Topics range from employment issues and tax credits to grant programs and intellectual property.

CAGTECH
111 Riverbend Rd.
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
1:00 pm

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Ecology Seminar: D. Jean Lodge

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources

"The Roles of Fungi in Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Wet Forest," D. Jean Lodge, botanist with the USDA Forest Service in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. A reception hosted by Alan Covich follows the seminar. The seminar is cosponsored by the department of plant biology and the Georgia Museum of Natural History.

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
3:30 pm

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Honor Cord Reception

UGA President Jere W. Morehead will present honor cords to graduating student veterans. A reception will follow.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
5:30 pm

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Teen Studio: Still-Life Painting

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Teens ages 13–18 are invited to this studio-based workshop led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. The group will learn about still-life painting traditions and check out examples of still lifes in the museum’s permanent collection, then make their own in the studio classroom. Includes a pizza dinner. This program is free, but space is limited. Please email callan@uga.edu or call 706-542-8863 to reserve a spot.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
5:30 pm

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Study Night at the Georgia Museum of Art

Visual Arts

Need a quiet place to study? Join the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association for an open study night at the museum. Get inspired by works of art and enjoy coffee and cookies while preparing for finals. Then stay for an outdoor film, "Vertigo," at 8:30 p.m.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
7:00 pm

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Georgia Remembers: A Candlelight Memorial

An annual memorial ceremony honoring students, faculty and staff members who passed away since April 2016.

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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April 27, 2017
8:30 pm

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Film: “Vertigo”

Films, Visual Arts

Take a break from studying to join the Georgia Museum of Art for popcorn and danger in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden. Visitors are invited to bring blankets and chairs to watch this outdoor film. Cosponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council and the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Friday, April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017
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Spring Semester Final Exams

Official University Events

Through May 4.

April 28, 2017
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2017 Administrative Professionals Day Conference

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Make plans to attend the 2017 Administrative Professionals Day Conference. This event will be a day of practical tips for enhancing skills and putting professional development on a faster track.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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April 28, 2017
9:00 am

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Symbiofest

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Symbiofest is a one-day meeting where anyone can give a 10-minute presentation on some aspect of their symbiotic (mutualistic, parasitic, commensal) research. This year's keynote address, "Stressful Times: Skeletal Signatures of Coral Reef Bleaching and What They Tell Us about the History of Mass Bleaching and Recovery in the Central Pacific," is by Anne Cohen, associate scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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April 28, 2017
9:30 am

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Morning Mindfulness Workshop

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation sessions, held every other Friday during the spring semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged; please contact 706-542-0448 or sagekincaid@uga.edu.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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April 28, 2017
10:00 am

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Conference: Healing the World Through the Arts

Classes and Workshops, Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums, Health, Visual Arts

This conference on art and mindfulness, organized by Jerry Gale, UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will begin with presentations in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium by Christy Gray, artist Bob Hart, singer Maggie Hunter, marine biologist Tish Yager and others, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After that, breakout sessions will be held throughout the museum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on subjects including yoga, tai chi, walking meditation, nonviolent communication, singing and the museum's Artful Conversation program. No registration required.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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April 28, 2017
6:00 pm

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Softball vs. South Carolina

Athletics

Jack Turner Stadium
2330 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA
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April 28, 2017
7:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Florida

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
April 29, 2017
9:00 am

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Workshop: Medicinal Herbs of the Southeast

Classes and Workshops, Health

In this workshop on medicinal plants and herbs of the Southeast, participants will learn traditional uses and preparations for common medicinal plant species, with special attention to Georgia natives.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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April 29, 2017
11:00 am

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Student Association Pop-Up Gallery and Market

Visual Arts

Join the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association for its first pop-up gallery and artists' market, to be held at Athens artist Stan Mullins' art studio on Pulaski Street. Artists from all over the Athens area will be exhibiting and selling their work in a unique environment, including UGA art students, Lisa Freeman, Peter Loose, Cheri Wranosky and others. There is no charge for artists to participate; email gmoastudent@gmail.com for more information.

Stan Mullins Art Studio
650 Pulaski St.
Athens, GA
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April 29, 2017
2:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Florida

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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April 29, 2017
2:00 pm

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Softball vs. South Carolina

Athletics

Jack Turner Stadium
2330 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
April 30, 2017
1:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Florida

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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April 30, 2017
2:00 pm

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Performance: Athens Flute Choir

Performing Arts, Other

The Athens Flute Choir performs its spring concert. The program, “Music of the World,” includes iconic music from Russia, the Republic of Georgia, Italy, Africa, South America, and New Orleans.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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April 30, 2017
2:00 pm

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Softball vs. South Carolina

Athletics

Jack Turner Stadium
2330 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA
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