Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

August 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014
9:30 am

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Summer 2014 Commencement

Official University Events

This is a combined undergraduate and graduate ceremony. Speaker: Francis “Abit” Massey, a 1949 graduate of UGA and president emeritus of the Georgia Poultry Federation. Tickets are not required. Doors open at 8 a.m.

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
August 6, 2014
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two

Tours, Visual Arts

“Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.” Led by Annelies Mondi, deputy director.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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August 6, 2014
2:30 pm

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Meeting: Staff Council

Meetings

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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Sunday, August 10, 2014
August 10, 2014
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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August 10, 2014
7:00 pm

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Women’s Soccer vs. Clemson

Athletics

An exhibition event.

Clemson, SC
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014
8:00 am

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Hunker Down With Housing

Other

Each year, the Division of Student Affairs and University Housing welcome new students to campus with Hunker Down with Housing. Hundreds of volunteers will be on hand for two days to assist with check in, directions and information as fall move in begins in the residence halls.

August 12, 2014
9:00 am

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New Faculty Workshop: Honesty Matters

Classes and Workshops

"Honesty Matters: Strategies for Fostering Academic Honesty in the Classroom," Deborah Craddock-Bell and Hunt Revell.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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August 12, 2014
9:30 am

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Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Retreat

Meetings

Registration is required for the retreat, which is free and open to the public.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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August 12, 2014
1:00 pm

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New Faculty Workshop: Introduction to eLC

Classes and Workshops

Presenters: Sherry Clouser and Carrie Bishop The introduction workshop is the first hands-on workshop in eLC. Participants will learn the features of the My Home page, view a course from the student perspective and begin exploring the instructor role in a "sandbox" course.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
August 13, 2014
8:00 am

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Red & Black Breakfast

Receptions and Recognitions

For UGA administrators and "Red & Black" staff members to meet and greet.

540 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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August 13, 2014
9:00 am

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Graduate School Orientation and Information Fair

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

The Graduate School Orientation and Information Fair will welcome incoming graduate students with an introduction to university resources that are important for the graduate education experience. Following the program, the information fair will give graduate students the opportunity to meet with representatives from campus and community organizations to learn about services and activities available to them.

The Classic Center
300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA
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August 13, 2014
9:00 am

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New Faculty Workshop: eLC Drop-ins

Classes and Workshops

Presenters: Sherry Clouser and Carrie Bishop. In this session, eLC consultants will be available to assist faculty as they work on courses independently. There is no formal instruction in this session. Registration is not required, but is requested.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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August 13, 2014
1:00 pm

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New Faculty Workshop: Strategies for Effective Teaching

Classes and Workshops

In this session, Gary Green will share his strategies for instructional success at UGA. Topics under consideration in the session include: planning, logistics, engagement, assessments and classroom/course management. This workshop will consider some of the ways in which faculty can create an engaging and productive learning environment, no matter the class size or discipline.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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August 13, 2014
2:00 pm

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Artful Conversation: “Picturing America”

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of selected works from the exhibition “Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.”

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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August 13, 2014
2:00 pm

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Graduate Student Open House

Tours

To be held at both the Main Library and Science Library. Graduate students can meet librarians, learn about research resources and tour the buildings as they begin their studies at UGA.

Library | Main
320 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
August 14, 2014
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Advisement

Official University Events

For new students who have not yet been advised and registered for classes.

August 14, 2014
8:00 am

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Graduate Teaching and Laboratory Assistants Orientation

Classes and Workshops

Annual fall orientation required for new teaching and laboratory assistants with instructional duties during the 2014-2015 academic year. Register at http://bit.ly/1qRy3rR.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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August 14, 2014
5:30 pm

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Gallery Talk: “The Prints of Mary Wallace Kirk”

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

Join director William U. Eiland for a talk on this exhibition of works on paper.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
August 16, 2014
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College Poster Sale

Other

Through Aug. 22. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A variety of movie posters, art prints and pop culture images will be on sale. Most posters sell for between $7-$9 with some oversized pieces priced higher.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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August 16, 2014
3:00 pm

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Women’s Soccer vs. Vanderbilt

Athletics

Turner Soccer Complex
2330 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA
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August 16, 2014
7:00 pm

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Women’s Soccer vs. Auburn

Athletics

An exhibition event.

Turner Soccer Complex
2330 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
August 17, 2014
3:30 pm

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Transfer Student Welcome

Receptions and Recognitions

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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August 17, 2014
5:30 pm

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Freshman Welcome

Official University Events

UGA President Jere W. Morehead to speak.

Sanford Stadium
Sanford Drive and Field Street
Athens, GA
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Monday, August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014
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Drop/Add for Fall Semester

Official University Events

For undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999) and graduate level courses (6000-9999). Through Aug. 22.

August 18, 2014
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Fall Semester Classes Begin

Official University Events

August 18, 2014
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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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014
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Meeting: Board of Regents

Meetings

Board Offices
Atlanta, GA
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
August 20, 2014
11:00 am

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Student Employment Fair

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Local on-campus and off-campus employers will be at the Tate Grand Hall to hire students for part-time positions. This is an opportunity for students to land a part-time job, to introduce themselves and give their resumés directly to a hiring manager.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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August 20, 2014
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two

Tours, Visual Arts

"Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art." Led by Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
August 21, 2014
7:00 am

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Terry Third Thursday

Other

Speaker: Jack Harris, president of Junior Achievement of Georgia. Registration is required due to limited seating.

Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta
One Live Oak Center, 3475 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA
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August 21, 2014
5:00 pm

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Drawing in the Galleries

Visual Arts

Visitors are invited to sketch in the galleries from 5-8 p.m. No instruction provided. Pencils only.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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August 21, 2014
5:30 pm

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Teen Studio: Picturing America

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Teens (ages 13–18) are invited to participate in a special art workshop led by local artist Hope Hilton. Participants will tour the exhibition “Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art” and then create their own works of art inspired by the exhibition. Pizza and drinks will be served. This program is free, but space is limited. Email callan@uga.edu to reserve a spot.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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August 21, 2014
6:00 pm

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Third Thursday

Visual Arts

An event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month. GMOA, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, Glass Cube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens and ATHICA will be open from 6 until 9 p.m. on those nights to showcase their visual-arts programming.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Friday, August 22, 2014
August 22, 2014
12:30 pm

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Lunch and Learn

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

1-Bit Art and Music: Tristan Perich’s “Machine Wall Drawing." UGA faculty and staff are invited to learn about the work of artist, composer and programmer Perich with curator Lynn Boland. Lunch will be provided, but space is limited. Contact Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, at cdicindi@uga.edu to reserve a space.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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August 22, 2014
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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August 22, 2014
7:00 pm

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Women’s Soccer at Ole Miss

Athletics

Oxford, MS
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
August 23, 2014
10:00 am

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Study Abroad Open House

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Learn about the many study abroad opportunities UGA has to offer. UGA encourages its students to take advantage of a wide range of global opportunities. More than 2,000 UGA students—nearly 6 percent of the student body—study abroad each year, selecting from a variety of program opportunities. Registration required.

Office of International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA
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August 23, 2014
10:00 am

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Family Day: Exploring Color

Visual Arts

Investigate the many ways artists use color with a fun gallery guide and interactive stations in the permanent collection, then play with color to create a multicolored sun catcher in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota, YellowBook USA and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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August 23, 2014
2:00 pm

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“Gone With the Wind” Exhibit Opening

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Receptions and Recognitions, Tours

This exhibit celebrates the 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone With the Wind." The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is home to the largest collection of Margaret Mitchell materials in the country, including a vast trove of letters, telegrams, photographs and other materials about the making of the movie and the premiere in Atlanta.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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Sunday, August 24, 2014
August 24, 2014
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Art Exhibit: Ginny McLaren

Exhibitions

Through Oct. 5. Ginny McLaren paints to remember a special time or a place, using sketches and photographs to help achieve realism. Her works have been exhibited in galleries in New Jersey, California, Nevada and West Virginia. There will be an opening reception Aug. 24 from 2-4 p.m. in the Visitor Center.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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August 24, 2014
2:00 pm

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Women’s Soccer vs. UNC Greensboro

Athletics

Turner Soccer Complex
2330 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA
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Monday, August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014
10:30 am

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National Speakers Series for Faculty

Classes and Workshops

"How to Foster Deep Approaches and Achievements in Learning," Ken Bain. This workshop is for faculty members only.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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August 25, 2014
2:30 pm

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National Speakers Series for Graduate Students

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"How to Learn Deeply and Foster Deep Learning in Others," Ken Bain. This workshop is for graduate students only. This event is in partnership with the UGA Graduate School.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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August 25, 2014
6:30 pm

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National Speakers Series for Undergraduate Students

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"How to Get the Most out of College," Ken Bain. This workshop is for undergraduate students only. This event is in partnership with UGA Student Affairs.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014
11:30 am

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Science Learning Center Groundbreaking

Receptions and Recognitions

Gov. Nathan Deal and Chancellor Hank Huckaby are scheduled to attend.

August 26, 2014
7:00 pm

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Sunflower Concert Series: Grogus

Performing Arts, Other

Grogus returns to the garden to perform upbeat Latin jazz, traditional Cuban and Caribbean styles, and funk versions of jazz standards. Steve Dancz will open.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
August 27, 2014
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
August 28, 2014
12:00 pm

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President Jere W. Morehead Speaks to Griffin Rotary Club

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

First Baptist Church of Griffin
106 W. Taylor St.
Griffin , GA
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August 28, 2014
1:00 pm

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Pedagogy Workshop

Classes and Workshops

"Creative Thinking in the College Classroom: Interdisciplinary Strategies For Enhancing Creativity and Innovation," Bonnie Cramond and Sarah Sumners.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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August 28, 2014
5:30 pm

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Guest Lecture: Sally Main

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Newcomb's Designers: A Conscious Revolution," Sally Main, senior curator at the Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University. Main will deliver this lecture in connection with the exhibition "Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise."

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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August 28, 2014
7:00 pm

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Lecture: “Extinction in a Changing World”

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Part of the Anthropocene Lecture Series. "Extinction in a Changing World," Mark Farmer, a professor and director of the Division of Biological Sciences. A public lecture on the causes of extinction and the role that mankind is playing in what is now thought to be the sixth great extinction event in history.

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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Friday, August 29, 2014
August 29, 2014
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Exhibition: “Vince Dooley: A Retrospective, 1954-1988”

Exhibitions

Through Dec. 15. A look back at the football career of former UGA coach and athletic director Vince Dooley

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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August 29, 2014
2:00 pm

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Tour of “Vince Dooley: A Retrospective, 1954-1988”

Tours

A guided tour of the exhibition on Vince Dooley's career as player, coach and athletic director as well as tours of three galleries of Georgia's cultural history. To be held each Friday before home football games.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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August 29, 2014
7:00 pm

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Volleyball vs. Fordham

Athletics

Part of the University of San Francisco Bay Area Challenge.

San Francisco, CA
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August 29, 2014
10:00 pm

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Women’s Soccer at Long Beach State

Athletics

Long Beach, CA
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Saturday, August 30, 2014
August 30, 2014
1:30 pm

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Volleyball vs. SMU

Athletics

Part of the University of San Francisco Bay Area Challenge.

San Francisco, CA
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August 30, 2014
5:30 pm

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Football vs. Clemson

Athletics

To be televised by ESPN.

Sanford Stadium
Sanford Drive and Field Street
Athens, GA
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August 30, 2014
10:00 pm

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Volleyball vs. San Francisco

Athletics

Part of the University of San Francisco Bay Area Challenge.

San Francisco, CA
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
August 31, 2014
4:00 pm

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Women’s Soccer at Cal State-Fullerton

Athletics

Fullerton, CA
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