Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

February 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016
10:00 am

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Empty Bowl Painting

Visual Arts

Participants can paint glazes on a ceramic bowl to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Ceramicists are encouraged to bring their own food-safe glazes and brushes.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
12:30 pm

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Igniting Writing

Other

This event will feature UGA writing programs in five-minute ignite sessions. Over lunch, attendees will hear presentations from the various writing initiatives on campus and how they build writing-related knowledge and skills. Students can discover ways to support their writing, and faculty can hear about programs that support teaching writing across the curriculum.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
2:00 pm

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CeLOVEbration - One Billion Rising

Health, Multicultural, Women’s Resources

Campus members can take part in this global event, which is a call to action to speak out angainst violence against women in the community. Sponsored by the Institute for Women's Studies, Multicultural Services and Programs and RSVP.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
4:00 pm

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Global Georgia Initiative: Mark Sanders

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Multicultural

Mark Sanders is a professor of African American Studies and English at Emory University. He specializes in early 20th-century American and African American literature and culture, more specifically, the connections between “mainstream” American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Sanders’s talk is part of Cuba and the U.S. South: A Shared History, an international symposium exploring the ties between Cuba and the Southern U.S. stretching back to the antebellum era. The symposium is an event in the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative.

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
5:00 pm

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Croatia Study Abroad Info Session

Meetings

This is an experiential study abroad program that allows students to enjoy and experience the entire country of Croatia. Each day is filled with culture, information and new experiences. Croatia is a beautiful southern European country with a rich heritage of Austrian, Italian and Slavic influences.

Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities
330 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
5:30 pm

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Learning from The Pros: Faculty Panel

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources

Terry College faculty members know exactly what it takes to get the most of being in the college. This is a chance to ask them questions about ways to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Sponsored by Terry Women's Initiative. Food will be provided. Registration required.

Sanford Hall
312 Herty Drive
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
6:00 pm

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Make It an Evening

Visual Arts

Coffee, dessert and a tour of the exhibition "Tools of the Trade" (led by co-curator and head registrar Tricia Miller) prior to the performance by pianists Wu Han and Alessio Bax, artist members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and special guest pianist Robert Spano in Hodgson Hall. Jittery Joe’s Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces’ cakes. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
6:30 pm

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Lecture: Alice Aycock

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

Alice Aycock will share stories of her career as an artist. Participants will get an in-depth look at selected works from the artist’s oeuvre. Her large-scale pieces in earth and industrial materials pertain to themes of human and spatial relationships with nature, architecture and the built environment.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
7:00 pm

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Film Screening: “Gerhard Richter Painting”

Films, Visual Arts

This film follows legendary German painter Gerhard Richter in his studio through the spring and summer of 2009, granting viewers access into the artist’s personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. With a fly-on-the-wall perspective, viewers follow Richter as he creates large abstract paintings with fat brushes and a massive squeegee, applying layers of paint until the highly charged process creates a work of art. Directed by Corinna Belz. In German with English subtitles.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
8:00 pm

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Dada Centennial Performances

Performing Arts

An evening of performance and scholarship in celebration of the centennial year of Dada and experimental art for all time. Presented by Ideas for Creative Exploration and the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English at UGA. To include a performance by visiting artist Luciano Chessa, re-enactments by students in music and theatre and film studies and a presentation by Jed Rasula, author of “Destruction Was My Beatrice,” the globe-spanning narrative of Dada published in 2015.

Flicker Theatre
263 W. Washington St.
Athens, GA
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February 11, 2016
8:00 pm

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Pianos and Pianists Concert

Performing Arts

Pianists Wu Han and Alessio Bax, artist members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, are joined by special guest Robert Spano for this concert.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Friday, February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016
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Men’s Tennis at ITA National Men’s Team Indoor Championship

Athletics

Through Feb. 15.

Charlottesville, VA
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February 12, 2016
9:30 am

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Morning Mindfulness

Classes and Workshops

Participants will enhance mindful practice in an environment of creative energy. Held select Fridays during the spring semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. Stools without backs are provided; participants should bring a cushion if desired. Register by calling 706-542-0448 or emailing branew@uga.edu.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
10:00 am

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Cocoa for Consent

Health, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources

To include games, activities, dialogue, giveaways and free hot cocoa. Learn about the importance of sexual consent and healthy relationships.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
10:10 am

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Franklin Visiting Scholar Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Multicultural

A seminar on proposed research that concentrates on the measurement and analysis of the short-term effectiveness when mentoring African-American STEM doctoral students using relational agents compared to other forms of telementoring media.

Boyd Graduate Research Studies
D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia
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February 12, 2016
10:10 am

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Seminar on STEM Mentoring

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Kinnis Gosha, a 2016 Franklin Visiting Scholar, will present this seminar based on results from research on mentoring African-American doctoral students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields of study.

Boyd Graduate Research Studies
D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia
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February 12, 2016
10:30 am

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George S. Parthemos Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Morris P. Fiorina, the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, will deliver a lecture, "Tenuous Majorities, Party Sorting, and the Contemporary American Electorate."

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
11:15 am

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Guest Lecture: Pratibha Varma-Nelson

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Peer-Led Team Learning is a pedagogy that encourages students taking introductory STEM classes to be more active in their own learning, thus improving their problem solving skills, ability to work in teams and success in introductory science courses. This National Speaker Series talk by Pratibha Varma-Nelson will review the PLTL research and provide recommendations for best practices to educators who wish to integrate PLTL in their courses. Training students to learn effectively in this environment will be discussed in addition to the training of peer leaders.

Chemistry Building
140 Cedar St.
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
11:30 am

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International Coffee Hour

Meetings, Multicultural

This event is for those who enjoy good food, coffee, conversations with people and exploring and learning new cultures.

Memorial Hall
101 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
12:20 pm

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Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources

"'We're Going to the Chapel and We're Gonna Get Married': Ordination and Gay Marriage," Wanda Wilcox, Women's Studies, adult education and Franklin College of Arts and Sciences advising.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
3:00 pm

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Meeting: University Council Curriculum Committee

Meetings

A meeting of the University Curriculum Committee.

New College
205 Herty Drive
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
4:00 pm

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Film: “Faust Song of the Sun”

Films, Receptions and Recognitions

Visiting German author Werner Fritsch will introduce the screening of his cinematic poem "Faust Song of the Sun" (2012). The film will be followed by a reception.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
4:00 pm

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Guest Lecture: Jane Wodening

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Jane Wodening, a writer and first wife of legendary avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage, will make a rare public appearance in support of her latest book, "Breakage's Childhood." Wodening will speak and take questions from the public about her long, celebrated career as an author and about her 30-year collaboration with Brakhage on dozens of visionary experimental movies about their domestic lives. Wodening will be joined by film scholar Brian Price, who will read a passage from "Brakhage's Childhood," her recently published chronicle of Stan Brakhage's Colorado upbringing.

Fine Arts Building
255 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
7:00 pm

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Poetry Reading

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Literary Arts

"The Georgia Review" and the Georgia Poetry Circuit will present a reading by poets Margot Schilpp and Jeff Mock. Books will be available to purchase courtesy of Avid Bookshop.

Ciné
234 W. Hancock Ave.
Athens, GA
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February 12, 2016
8:00 pm

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UGA Opera Theatre: Così fan Tutte

Performing Arts

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s UGA Opera Theatre presents the Mozart classic “Così fan Tutt." Also to be held Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.

Fine Arts Building
255 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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Saturday, February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016
10:00 am

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Workshop: Orchid Repotting

Classes and Workshops

The Northeast Georgia Orchid Society will lead this workshop, in which attendees can bring up to two plants and containers and work with an expert to repot their plants.

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

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Family Day: Tools of the Trade

Visual Arts

Participants will explore the behind-the-scenes world of art museums in the exhibition “Tools of the Trade,” then try their hand at curating their own mini-exhibition in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 13, 2016
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Exhibition: “David Ligare”

Exhibitions

Through May 8. A self-proclaimed classicist, David Ligare creates perfectly ordered still-life, landscape, architectural and figurative paintings that occupy their own poetic world. The complete range of his subject matter is represented here in this retrospective exhibition of nearly 80 works, organized by the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 13, 2016
1:00 pm

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Equestrian vs. Auburn

Athletics

Bishop, GA
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February 13, 2016
4:00 pm

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Gymnastics vs. LSU

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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February 13, 2016
8:00 pm

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UGA Opera Theatre: Così fan Tutte

Performing Arts

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s UGA Opera Theatre presents the Mozart classic “Così fan Tutt." Also to be held Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.

Fine Arts Building
255 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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February 13, 2016
8:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball at Mississippi State

Athletics

Starkville, MS
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Sunday, February 14, 2016
February 14, 2016
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Women’s Golf at Lady Puerto Rico Classic

Athletics

Through Feb. 16

Wyndham Rio Mar Golf Course
Rio Mar, PR
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February 14, 2016
3:00 pm

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Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Led by docents.

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

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Women’s Basketball at LSU

Athletics

Baton Rouge, LA
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February 14, 2016
8:00 pm

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Concert: The Hollywood Concert Orchestra

Performing Arts

The Hollywood Concert Orchestra, comprised of many of America’s finest musicians, will perform.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Monday, February 15, 2016
February 15, 2016
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Presidents Day

Holidays

Classes in session; offices open.

February 15, 2016
8:00 am

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Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screenings

Health

As part of American Heart Month, the University Health Center will offer blood pressure and cholesterol screenings (blood lipid panels) at a free or reduced rate. To be held Feb. 15-18 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Check in at registration on the first floor.

University Health Center
370 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 15, 2016
9:30 am

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School of Social Work Dean Finalist Presentation

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Michael Fendrich, professor and associate dean for research at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, will make a public presentation.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 15, 2016
12:00 pm

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Blood Drive

Other

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 15, 2016
2:00 pm

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Workshop: Set Them Up for Success

Classes and Workshops

"Set Them Up for Success: Motivating and Guiding Students with Advanced eLC Tools." Checklists, release conditions and intelligent agents are tools in eLC that instructors can implement to customize the student experience in a course. Configuring these features can allow instructors to guide student movement through the content, manage access to materials and automate progress reports or motivational messages for students. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create checklists, release conditions and intelligent agents.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 15, 2016
3:30 pm

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Meeting: University Council Educational Affairs Committee

Meetings

A meeting of the Educational Affairs Committee.

New College
205 Herty Drive
Athens, GA
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February 15, 2016
5:30 pm

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GRU/UGA Medical Partnership Campus Dean Finalist Presentation

Other

Dr. Michelle “Shelley” Nuss, campus associate dean for graduate medical education at the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership, will give a public presentation. Nuss is also an associate professor of medicine and psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and an adjunct clinical faculty member in the department of psychology in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Russell Hall (HSC)
1425 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
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February 15, 2016
6:00 pm

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Guest Artist Recital: Claudio Merlo

Performing Arts

Claudio Merlo, a professor of cello and head of the strings department at the Alessandria Conservatory in Alessandria, Italy, will perform a guest artist recital.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 15, 2016
7:00 pm

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Animal Voices Film Festival: “Blackfish”

Films

"Blackfish" tells the story of Tilikum, a performing captive killer whale who has taken the lives of several people, underscoring problems within the sea-park industry, humanity's relationship to nature and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals. Sponsored by Speak Out for Species, the UGA Office of Sustainability and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 15, 2016
8:00 pm

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Concert: Hodgson Symphonic Band and Hodgson Wind Symphony

Performing Arts

The Hodgson Symphonic Band and Hodgson Wind Symphony will come together for a performance.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016
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Swimming & Diving at SEC Championship

Athletics

Through Feb. 20.

Columbia, MO
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February 16, 2016
11:00 am

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Workshop: Writing in the FYO

Classes and Workshops

This workshop, designed for those who teach a seminar as part of the FYO program, will focus on creating successful and appropriate writing assignments for one-hour FYO seminars. Examples of successful writing assignments used in previous FYO seminars will be shared and discussions will center on the development of writing assignments to be used in participants’ courses. Faculty will leave this session with a better understanding of the appropriate amount of writing for a FYO seminar, ideas for assignments they can integrate into their own FYO courses and resources they can reference throughout the delivery of their seminar.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 16, 2016
12:30 pm

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Lunchtime Time Machine

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Why Did Americans Visit Cemeteries for Fun?"

LeConte Hall
250 Baldwin St
Athens, GA
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February 16, 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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February 16, 2016
2:00 pm

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Guest Lecture: Billy Weeks

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Billy Weeks, a two-time winner of the Gordon Parks International Photography award, will speak. The talk will focus on “the moment where the photographer past interacts with the subject present. In other words, what is it that attracts the photographer to make an image?."

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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February 16, 2016
4:00 pm

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Ecology Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Three Dimensions of Amphibian Conservation: Disease, Diversity and Deforestation," C. Guilherme Becker, a postdoctoral research associate in the department of biology at São Paulo State University, Brazil. Reception precedes seminar at 3:30 p.m. in lobby.

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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February 16, 2016
5:30 pm

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Voices From The Vanguard Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Dengue fever debilitates, sickens and even kills millions of poor people around the world every year—many of them young children. And the same mosquitoes that carry dengue also spread other high-profile viruses such as zika, the subject of a World Health Organization warning that pregnant women should avoid travel to certain countries for fear of severe birth defects. Thomas W. Scott, a Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Nematology at the University of California at Davis, will give lecture titled "The Human Factor: People, Places and The Fight Against Infected Mosquitoes."

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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February 16, 2016
8:00 pm

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Performance: Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell

Performing Arts

Grammy winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and performance.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 16, 2016
9:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball vs. Florida

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016
9:00 am

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Flower Arranging Unit 3: Design for Dining Table

Classes and Workshops

This is the third in a series of five units taught by a National Garden Club Master Flower Show judge and will focus on dining table arrangements.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
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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February 17, 2016
11:00 am

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Blood Drive

Other

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
1:00 pm

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One Health Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Dr. Jessica Spengler, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present "The Human-Animal Interface: Considerations for High-Consequence Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses" as part of the One Health Seminar Series.

Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
500 D. W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
1:15 pm

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Workshop on Facilitated Peer Review

Classes and Workshops

"Facilitated Peer Review: A Means to Generate Meaningful Reflection and Revision Skills." This workshop will demonstrate the use of facilitated peer review to train students to be better reviewers and emphasize self reflection through peer review as a means to improve one’s writing. This activity has been used in small (about 15 students), medium (about 24 students), and large (more than 80 students) courses and is adaptable to different types of projects and course subjects.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
2:00 pm

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WriteXhibit

Exhibitions

This event will offer the entire UGA community the opportunity to learn about journals and magazines published at UGA and edited by UGA faculty, staff and students. Attendees can meet editors and find out how they can get involved or published.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: “David Ligare: California Classicist”

Tours, Visual Arts

Participants will join museum director William Underwood Eiland for a tour.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
2:30 pm

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Workshop: Ask the Professor

Classes and Workshops

This workshop is aimed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to ask questions about teaching, research, writing or publishing strategies, building a resume, preparing for the job market, interviewing techniques or skills, or how to hit the ground running in a new position. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for graduate students to lead the topics of discussion and to obtain answers or different viewpoints on questions or concerns they may have about their professional development and future careers.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
3:00 pm

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Preservationist Round Table Discussion

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

A discussion with artists and students in relation to "Preservationist," an exhibition spearheaded by the Air Purifying Plants Proliferation Project, or A-4P, a group of printmaking, painting and drawing graduate students invested in embracing and investigating the rapid advancement of green practices in the contemporary art studio.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
3:30 pm

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Meeting: University Council

Meetings

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

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
5:00 pm

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Distinguished Lecturer: Darby English

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Darby English will be giving a lecture on "Abstraction in the Defense of Society." English is Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History and the College at the University of Chicago. He teaches modern and contemporary art and cultural studies, with a focus on American and European art produced since World War II.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
6:00 pm

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Guest Artist Recital: Jared Hauser

Performing Arts

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host guest artist Jared Hauser, an associate professor of oboe and chair of the woodwind department at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, for a special recital.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 17, 2016
6:00 pm

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Peace Corps Application Workshop

Classes and Workshops, Service / Volunteer Opportunities

Attendees will learn about Peace Corps service and the application process, as well as resume tips, motivation statement pointers and they will practice the online application itself.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016
7:00 am

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Terry Third Thursday: Alex Taylor

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Terry Third Thursday is a breakfast speaker series for the Atlanta business community and that features influential speakers, as well as special guests from UGA, who bring local and global perspectives on business and innovation. Alex Taylor is executive vice president for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. He oversees the company’s long-term investment and growth strategies, including the Cox Innovation Fund and True North Venture Partners. Taylor is a fourth-generation member of the Cox family and serves on Cox Enterprises’ board of directors.

Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta
One Live Oak Center, 3475 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA
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February 18, 2016
9:30 am

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School of Social Work Dean Finalist Presentation

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Judy Postmus, associate professor of social work and director of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at Rutgers University, will make a public presentation.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
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Separation of Powers Conference

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Through Feb. 20. Hosted by the School of Public and International Affairs. Prominent scholars such as Jon Bond, Will Howell, Kenneth Mayer, Nolan McCarty, Terry Moe, Jeffrey Segal and Charles Shipan have tentatively agreed to participate in the conference.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
2:00 pm

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Holmes-Hunter Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Sanford Bishop, U.S. congressman representing Georgia’s Second District, will speak. Bishop is serving his 12th term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Second Congressional District, which encompasses middle and southwest Georgia. He previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate. Sponsored by the Office of the President. Part of the Signature Lecture Series.

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
4:00 pm

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Guest Lecture: William Ferris

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists," William Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and senior associate director of UNC's Center for the Study of the American South. Ferris will address the Do Good Fund, southern photography, images of the American South and the region in this lecture. Presented in conjunction with the Do Good Fund Exhibitions. Co-sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
4:00 pm

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Ecology Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Tree Cover Dynamics in Tropical Savannas: From Leaves to Ecosystems," by Ricardo Holdo, an assistant professor in the division of biological sciences at the University of Missouri. Reception precedes seminar at 3:30 p.m. in lobby.

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
5:30 pm

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Paul Pfeiffer Dodd Chair Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Internationally acclaimed new media artist Paul Pfeiffer presents his lecture as the 2016-2017 Dodd Chair. Best known for digitally manipulating images of athletes and celebrities, Pfeiffer's celebrated work in the mediums of installation, photography and video typically uses extant imagery as an occasion to plumb the depths of contemporary culture.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
6:00 pm

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Careers in Non-Profit Panel

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

The Center for Leadership and Service and Career Center are hosting a panel discussion for students interested in pursuing a career in the nonprofit field.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
6:30 pm

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Student Night

Visual Arts

The Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art will host a night of music, food, fun and themed activities to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
7:00 pm

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Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
7:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball at South Carolina

Athletics

Columbia, SC
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February 18, 2016
7:00 pm

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Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Marc Lamont Hill

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Marc Lamont Hill is one of the founding hosts of HuffPost Live, the host of BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. Hill is also one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country. He is the former host of the nationally syndicated television show "Our World With Black Enterprise" and political contributor to Fox News Channel. An award-winning journalist, he has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Hill is Distinguished Professor of African American studies at Morehouse College and has held positions at Columbia University and Temple University.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
7:30 pm

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2nd Thursday Concert Series: Mod(ular) Ensemble and Revien Trio

Performing Arts

Two diverse ensembles—led by faculty members Connie Frigo, saxophone, Joshua Bynum, trombone, and Philip Snyder, guitar—will bring their approaches to chamber music to this performance.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 18, 2016
8:00 pm

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Performance: The Sun Ra Arkestra

Performing Arts

The spirit of famed jazz musician, composer, poet and bandleader Sun Ra is alive and well in the present day manifestation of the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen. Presented by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA, in celebration of the centennial year of Dada and experimental art for all time.

The Morton Theatre
195 West Washington St.
Athens, GA
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Friday, February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016
8:30 am

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Sports Media Symposium

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

With the Olympics heading for Rio de Janeiro this year, UGA and a consortium of other universities with sports journalism and communication programs are looking back to Atlanta’s turn at hosting the Summer Games. This one-day symposium is titled “Atlanta, 20 Years Later: Lessons in Sports Media from the Last American Summer Olympic Games." It will include a break midway through where participants can get lunch on their own.

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
235 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA
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February 19, 2016
11:30 am

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International Coffee Hour

Meetings, Multicultural

This event is for those who enjoy good food, coffee, conversations with people and exploring and learning new cultures.

Memorial Hall
101 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA
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February 19, 2016
12:20 pm

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Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources

"To Be Butch: Understanding Masculinity without Misogyny," Meg Evans, UGA LGBT Resource Center.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 19, 2016
2:00 pm

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Arbor Day Celebration: Tree Trail Ramble

Recreation and Fitness

Linda Chafin will discuss the trees in the garden.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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February 19, 2016
2:00 pm

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Screening and Q&A with Abigail Spencer

Films, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Abigail Spencer, starring actress in the Peabody Award-winning show “Rectify” on the Sundance Channel and “True Detective” on HBO, will introduce and discuss “Winter Light,” a 29-minute film that she produced A question-and-answer session with Spencer will follow the screening.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 19, 2016
3:00 pm

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Franklin Foundation Neuroimaging Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Chris Conway will present "Learning Structure in Time: The Neurocognitive Basis of Sequential Learning and its Role in Language Development" as part of the Franklin Foundation Neuroimaging program speaker series.

Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
500 D. W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA
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February 19, 2016
3:30 pm

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Philosophy Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Speaker: Oliver Sensen, Tulane University. Talk on "The Defense of Kantian Free Will." Part of the Kleiner Colloquium Series. Reception will follow lecture. Hosted by Kleiner Series.

Peabody Hall
290 S. Jackson Street
Athens, GA
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February 19, 2016
5:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Georgia Southern

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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Saturday, February 20, 2016
February 20, 2016
9:00 am

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Working in the Public Interest Law Conference

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

The 11th annual Working Public Interest Law Conference will be held. The conference will shine a light on current social issues affecting the law and potential solutions that the law can offer in social injustice situations. Key topics to be explored during the event’s three panels include: the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage in regard to the administration of probate estate planning and adoption proceedings; issues with inadequate representation for misdemeanor offenses and how the law can be used to remedy the problem; and opportunities to provide undocumented immigrants with access to higher education and legal advice.

Dean Rusk Hall
225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA
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February 20, 2016
10:00 am

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UGA Miracle Dance Marathon

Other

To benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This is a 24-hour event that will start Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. and end Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 20, 2016
10:00 am

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Orchid Class

Classes and Workshops

Participants will learn about orchids and their care from the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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February 20, 2016
12:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball at Vanderbilt

Athletics

Nashville, TN
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February 20, 2016
1:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Georgia Southern

Athletics

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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February 20, 2016
2:00 pm

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Catholic Student Association Black History Month Celebration

Multicultural

"We Find Peace in Diversity." The Catholic Student Association's ninth annual Black History Month Celebration will feature guest speakers, music, stories, art and poetry. A reception will follow the program.

Catholic Center at UGA
1344 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, Ga
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February 20, 2016
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Women’s Tennis at Georgia Tech

Athletics

Atlanta, GA
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February 20, 2016
6:00 pm

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Twilight Owl Prowl

Classes and Workshops

Participants will call for owls in the hopes of finding these silent, nocturnal creatures. Program includes the chance to meet the resident raptors.

Rock Eagle 4-H Center
350 Rock Eagle Road
Eatonton, GA
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February 20, 2016
6:30 pm

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Equal Justice Foundation Auction

Other

Equal Justice Foundation is a student-run organization devoted to the promotion of the public interest law. EJF works to provide stipends for Georgia Law students who have chosen to work in unpaid, public interest positions over the summer. Each year, EJF holds an auction to raise money to support these public interest stipends.

The Foundry
295 E. Dougherty St.
Athens, GA
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Sunday, February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016
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Exhibition: “Georgia’s Diverse Flora”

Exhibitions

Through March 6. For more than a century, Georgia's flora has attracted the attention of scientists and artists. This exhibit will feature plant specimens collected by some of Georgia's most eminent botanists over the last 100 years that have been preserved and curated by the UGA Herbarium.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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February 21, 2016
1:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball vs. Florida

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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February 21, 2016
1:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Georgia Southern

Athletics

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

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Concert: The Knights

Performing Arts

This concert includes the new "Concerto for Violin" composed especially for Gil Saham by Jonathan Leshnoff. Shaham also joins with Colin Jacobsen as soloists in Pablo de Sarasate’s "Navarra." Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 3, Eroica," rounds out the program.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Monday, February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016
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Men’s Golf at Puerto Rico Classic

Athletics

Through Feb. 24.

San Juan, PR
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February 22, 2016
9:30 am

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School of Social Work Dean Finalist Presentation

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Anna Scheyett, professor and dean of the University of South Carolina College of Social Work, will make a public presentation.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 22, 2016
12:00 pm

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Public Health Mini Information Fair

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Five prominent Georgia colleges and universities will host an information fair to discuss their various graduate public health programs. There will be a formal discussion and an opportunity for individuals to engage with the different college representatives on a one-on-one basis.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 22, 2016
3:00 pm

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Blood Drive

Other

Russell Hall
515 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 22, 2016
5:15 pm

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Learning from the Pros: Networking Etiquette

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources

Students can learn the do's and don'ts of networking from career expert and author April Ripley. Topics include: the art of conversation, joining and leaving conversations, elevator pitch, professional attire, follow-ups, confidence, and more. Registration required; space is limited. Sponsored by Terry Women's Initiative. Food will be provided.

Correll Hall
600 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, Ga
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February 22, 2016
7:00 pm

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Animal Voices Film Festival: “Virunga”

Films

The Peabody Award-winning true story of the rangers risking their lives to protect Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo—home to the world's last mountain gorillas—against war, poaching and the threat of oil drilling. Sponsored by Speak Out for Species, the UGA Office of Sustainability and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 22, 2016
7:00 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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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016
10:00 am

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Guest Lecture: Elizabeth Wardle

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Problem-Solving with Prior Knowledge: Influences, Affordances and Constraints." The tendency students have to isolate learning experiences has long been a source of frustration for faculty. Students struggle to use skills and knowledge from one semester to the next, from one course to the next, from one writing task to the next. Researchers refer to the inability to make connections among learning contexts as the problem of “transfer.” A growing body of scholarship attends to this real and felt problem by looking for ways to facilitate transfer in the classroom. More specifically, writing studies scholars are interested in considering how writing skills, concepts, heuristics and processes translate from course to course and writing assignment to writing assignment.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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February 23, 2016
1:30 pm

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Workshop: Teaching for Transfer

Classes and Workshops

"Teaching for Transfer: How Can We Help Students Use What They Know About Writing." This workshop by Elizabeth Wardle is designed to help faculty and teaching assistants understand how transfer works or doesn’t work in their classrooms. Teachers are frequently frustrated by the fact that students seem to forget what they've learned, not see it as relevant or apply it inappropriately when they encounter new writing challenges. The problem is that students don’t know how to productively engage what they have already learned to facilitate learning and performance in new and different contexts. In particular, this workshop will focus on transfer as it pertains to students' ability to use what they already know about writing when completing new and challenging writing tasks. Faculty who teach with writing will learn how to build on students’ prior writing-related knowledge and experiences. Workshop participants will also identify where students struggle to usefully transfer prior knowledge and develop strategies to intervene during moments of struggle. Finally, participants will explore next steps for encouraging transfer across courses and programs.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 23, 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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February 23, 2016
4:00 pm

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Ecology Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Towards a Warmer and 'Exotic' Future? Dissecting the Processes that Regulate Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change and Plant Invasions," Vidya Suseela, NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in biology at Clemson University. Reception precedes seminar at 3:30 p.m. in lobby.

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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February 23, 2016
4:00 pm

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Baseball at Mercer

Athletics

Macon, GA
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February 23, 2016
5:00 pm

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Guest Lecture: Laura Olson Osterman

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Islam, Magic and Folk Healing among Pomaks (Bulgarian Muslims): Practice and Discourse," Laura Olson Osterman, a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Osterman teaches courses on Slavic folk culture, Russian fairy tales and women in Russian culture. She is also a collector of folk songs of Eastern Europe. Osterman is currently at work on her third book about the ways that Bulgarian Muslims (Pomaks) have begun to rewrite their history and reclaim their traditional culture and religion in order to reconstruct their ethno-religious identity.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 23, 2016
6:30 pm

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Garden Travels: Coast to Coast Walk

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

In his 1973 book, "A Coast to Coast Walk," Alfred Wainwright described a walk across Northern England in 12 stages, with a town with overnight accommodations at the end of each stage. Participants will hear about this journey.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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February 23, 2016
8:00 pm

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Concert: University Chorus

Performing Arts

UGA’s largest mixed choral ensemble, the University Chorus, will present its spring concert.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016
10:00 am

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Workshop: Using Wordpress for Course ePortfolios

Classes and Workshops

ePortfolios can be an great way for students to showcase their work and for instructors to assess their learning. In this workshop, instructors will show participants how to set up a course level ePortfolio using CTL's WordPress instance.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 24, 2016
12:30 pm

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Options Abroad Workshop

Classes and Workshops

Students can learn about non-UGA and external education abroad programs.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 24, 2016
2:00 pm

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#Throwback Therapies Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Ralph Tripp will present "The Endgame: Eradicating Polio and Other Vaccine Preventable Diseases" as part of the #Throwback Therapies lecture series.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 24, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two

Tours, Visual Arts

Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History and co-curator of the exhibition “Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture,” will give a tour of the exhibition.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 24, 2016
4:00 pm

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Music in the Galleries: Claire Cronin

Performing Arts

A special music presentation by Claire Cronin, an artist from Los Angeles who makes poems, songs and performances.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 24, 2016
6:30 pm

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Panel on Marketing vs. Advertising

Meetings, Women’s Resources

"Marketing vs. Advertising: What's the Difference?." An interactive panel with representatives from Twitter, 22squared and the UGA Career Center. Students can join Women In Business in breaking down the difference between marketing and advertising and which career field may be best for them. Topics of discussion include: coursework at UGA, companies and positions hiring for these skill sets, potential career paths and more.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 24, 2016
7:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball at Auburn

Athletics

Auburn, AL
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February 24, 2016
7:00 pm

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Guest Lecture: J. Tom Morgan

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

J. Tom Morgan, attorney and author of "Ignorance is No Defense" will speak to the UGA community about the laws in the state of Georgia. Morgan is committed to helping young people avoid being both victims and perpetrators of crimes. He has appeared on CNN, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Court TV, "The Today Show" and "48 Hours." Hosted by the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 24, 2016
8:00 pm

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CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Concert

Performing Arts

CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company will present its annual spring performance. The performance will include the premiere of several new contemporary and aerial arts pieces, a guest performance by members of the Compañía Nacional de Danza Costa Rica and several repertory performances. Also to be held Feb. 25-27 at 8 p.m.

Dance Building
325 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016
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Meeting: UGA Foundation Board of Trustees

Meetings

Campus location to be determined.

Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
3:30 pm

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Panel Discussion

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Sharon Nickols, dean emeritus of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and editor of "Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times," along with several contributing authors from FACS, will participate in a panel discussion regarding the release of the book.

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
4:00 pm

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Ecology Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Uncertain Future: Investigating the Ecology of Reef Coral Symbioses in a Time of Climate Change," Todd LaJeunesse, an associate professor in the department of biology at Pennsylvania State University. Reception precedes seminar at 3:30 p.m. in lobby.

Ecology Building
140 East Green Street
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
4:00 pm

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Global Georgia Initiative: Sven Beckert

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University, researches and teaches the history of the U.S. in the 19th century, with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political and transnational dimensions. His recent book, "Empire of Cotton: A Global History," was winner of the Bancroft Prize and selected as a Pulitzer Prize Finalist. Beckert’s talk is part of the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative, which brings world class thinkers to Georgia.

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
5:00 pm

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Guest Lecture: Mike Putnam

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Michael Putnam will give a talk titled, “Multilingualism and the Future of Generative Grammar,” proposing a way to incorporate aspects of cognitive science, neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics into the traditional methods and models of the study of language. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
5:30 pm

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Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture: Gregg Horowitz

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Gregg Horowitz is professor of philosophy and chair of social science and cultural studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
5:30 pm

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Teen Studio: Georgia’s Girlhood Embroidery

Visual Arts

Teens ages 13-18 can participate in this studio workshop program led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. Participants will check out beautiful examples of embroidered textiles in a tour of the exhibition "Georgia's Girlhood Embroidery: 'Crowned with Glory and Immortality,'" then create their own embroidered wall hanging that tells their story. Includes a pizza dinner. RSVP to callan@uga.edu or 706-542-8863.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
6:00 pm

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Guest Artist Recital: Allison Adams

Performing Arts

Allison Adams, an assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Tennessee School of Music, will visit the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music for a guest artist recital.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
6:30 pm

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Guest Artist Recital: Brian Smith

Performing Arts

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host Brian Smith, music faculty member at LaGrange College, for a guest artist recital.

Hugh Hodgson School of Music
250 River Rd.
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
6:30 pm

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Guest Lecture: David Ikard

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Multicultural

“Loveable Racists in the Film '12 Years a Slave,'” David Ikard, director of Africana Studies at the University of Miami. Hosted by the Creative Writing Program.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
7:00 pm

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Film: “National Gallery”

Films

Part of the Behind-the-Scenes Film Series. The National Gallery in London is one of the most famous art museums in the world, and this documentary takes viewers beyond the public galleries into the astonishing collection of the gallery. This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the preservation and restoration processes, the development of educational and public programs and how staff from different departments work together to create a successful show. Directed by Frederick Wiseman.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
7:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball vs. Arkansas

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
8:00 pm

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Dada Centennial Performances

Performing Arts

An evening of performance and scholarship in celebration of the centennial year of Dada and experimental art for all time. Presented by Ideas for Creative Exploration and the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English at UGA. To include new works with visiting artist Bruce Andrews, students from art, music and theatre and film studies, and the Mind Brains.

Flicker Theatre
263 W. Washington St.
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
8:00 pm

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Concert: ARCO Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts

The celebrated ARCO Chamber Orchestra will perform. This special performance will feature students of ARCO director Levon Ambartsumian as soloists in several Bach violin concerti and the world premiere of Mozart’s famous Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola arranged for ARCO by young Russian composer Anna Navetnaya.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 25, 2016
9:00 pm

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Ramsey Palooza

Recreation and Fitness

To include free food, bubble soccer, throwback video games, fitness class previews and more.

Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities
330 River Road
Athens, GA
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Friday, February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016
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Men’s Tennis vs. ETSU

Athletics

Dan Magill Tennis Complex
518 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
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STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

"Increasing the Pool of STEM Talent." This conference is a free annual event sponsored by the statewide STEM Initiative, which is supported by the Board of Regents. The conference is being organized by the UGA Office of STEM Education.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
9:30 am

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Morning Mindfulness

Classes and Workshops

Participants will enhance mindful practice in an environment of creative energy. Held select Fridays during the spring semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. Stools without backs are provided; participants should bring a cushion if desired. Register by calling 706-542-0448 or emailing branew@uga.edu.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
10:00 am

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Equestrian vs. Kansas State

Athletics

Bishop, GA
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February 26, 2016
11:30 am

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International Coffee Hour

Meetings, Multicultural

This event is for those who enjoy good food, coffee, conversations with people and exploring and learning new cultures.

Memorial Hall
101 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
12:20 pm

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Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources

"Making Women: Sex Testing and International Sport in the Twentieth Century," Jaclyn Nolan, communication studies.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
4:00 pm

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Georgia Collegiate Leadership Conference

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Through Feb. 27. The Georgia Collegiate Leadership Conference is a two-day long leadership conference. To include keynote speakers, student- and advisor-geared leadership workshops and networking opportunities.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
5:00 pm

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Baseball vs. South Alabama

Athletics

Part of the Bulldog Invitational.

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
6:00 pm

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Art Museum Black History Month Dinner

Receptions and Recognitions

This year’s event, Hallowed Ground: Sites of African American Memory, echoes the national Black History Month theme, which celebrates the physical places that are important in African American history. The Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award and the Lillian C. Lynch Citation will be presented. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or 706-542-4199.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
8:00 pm

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Concert: Hodgson Concert Band, University Band

Performing Arts

Two of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s large ensembles, the Hodgson Concert Band and Hodgson University Band, will perform their spring concerts.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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February 26, 2016
8:30 pm

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Gymnastics at Alabama

Athletics

Tuscaloosa, AL
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Saturday, February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016
10:00 am

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Spring UGA Parents and Families Day

Other

The spring 2016 Parents and Families Day, hosted by the UGA Parents & Families Association, will include a pre-game brunch reception prior to the men’s basketball team game vs. Ole Miss.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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February 27, 2016
12:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball vs. Ole Miss

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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February 27, 2016
4:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Cincinnati

Athletics

Part of the Bulldog Invitational.

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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Sunday, February 28, 2016
February 28, 2016
3:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Western Kentucky

Athletics

Part of the Bulldog Invitational.

Foley Field
75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA
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February 28, 2016
4:30 pm

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Class: Vanilla Sunday

Classes and Workshops

Participants will learn about and celebrate the vanilla bean orchid with treats.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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February 28, 2016
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Women’s Basketball at Tennessee

Athletics

Time to be announced.

Knoxville, TN
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Monday, February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016
11:00 am

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Blood Drive

Other

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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February 29, 2016
11:00 am

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Blood Drive

Other

Science Library
510 Soule St.
Athens, GA
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February 29, 2016
3:00 pm

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Workshop: Engaging Diverse Students

Classes and Workshops

The workshop will increase awareness of diversity and inclusion classroom issues, help participants build skills around inclusion and provide tools that they can use in classroom instruction and engagement.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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February 29, 2016
3:30 pm

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Sustainable Food Systems Seminar

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

“Beyond Fetishizing Food: Landscape and Political Perspectives on Food in Panama," Julie Velasquez Runk, anthropology. This monthly seminar series, sponsored by the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, is designed for UGA faculty to share their related research and activities with other faculty, staff and students. There will be ample opportunities for questions and cross-disciplinary discussion.

Lumpkin House
Lumpkin House
Athens, GA
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February 29, 2016
4:00 pm

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Service-Learning Fellows Program Informational Session

Meetings

The Office of Service-Learning is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Service-Learning Fellows program. Applications are due March 18. This year-long faculty development program provides an opportunity for participating faculty to explore best practices in service-learning and community engagement while developing new service-learning courses or considering ways to integrate service-learning into existing courses or programs.

Office of Service-Learning Building
1242 1/2 S. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA
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February 29, 2016
7:00 pm

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Animal Voices Film Festival: “Shark Girl”

Films

"Shark Girl" is the story of Madison Stewart and her passionate fight to save the creature most humans fear. Follow 20-year-old conservationist Stewart on her mission to protect sharks, a battle that began when she put her studies on hold, grabbed an underwater camera and set out to save these creatures by changing the way the world sees sharks. Sponsored by Speak Out for Species, the UGA Office of Sustainability and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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