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Thu, February 23, 2017
9:00 am

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25th Annual Darl Snyder Lecture

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

The 25th Annual Darl Snyder Lecture will feature keynote speaker Alexandra Wright, Overseas Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Auditorium

300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
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“Living Texts”: Spring Book Symposium

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Literary Arts, Multicultural, Free Events

Folksinger, scholar, and creative writer Dianne Dugaw, professor of English and Folklore at the University of Oregon, will give the keynote address at the Spring Book Symposium, "Living Texts."

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 277

300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
10:00 am

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Workshop: Writing for Love, Money, and Applause (and to Snag Academic Jobs, Tenure, and Promotions)

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events

Rachel Toor, a former acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses and professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University, discusses reasons she thinks so much of academic writing stinks (hint: one of the biggies is fear) and gives her top ten strategies for how to write better academic prose (including almost too-obvious-to-speak-aloud tips that often get overlooked). The talk will be geared to academics at all career levels, from graduate students to full professors who care about writing better.

Thu, February 23, 2017
11:00 am

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Microbiology Seminar: Corrie Detweiler

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"A Chemical Genetics Approach to Bacterial Pathogenesis," Corrie Detweiler, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado.

Biological Sciences Building, Room 404D

120 Cedar St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
1:00 pm

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Softball at BYU

Athletics, Free Events

Cathedral City, CA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
2:00 pm

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Public Health Graduate Open House

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums, Health, Tours, Free Events

Interested in a career in public health? Learn more about the graduate programs offered in the University of Georgia's College of Public Health at this open house.

Health Sciences Campus, Room 112, Hudson Hall

1425 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
2:00 pm

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Workshop: Evidence of Student Learning: Collection Methods to Consider

Classes and Workshops, Free Events

There are many ways to collect evidence of student learning, but determining what methods will provide the most useful, trustworthy, and actionable information for your academic program may be overwhelming. This session will introduce and explore different direct and indirect methods of collecting data for program assessment purposes.

Instructional Plaza, Room N6

185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
2:00 pm

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AdPR Vantage Point Speaker: Stacey Tank

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events

"The New CCO & The Age of Corporate Communication," Stacey Tank, vice president of Corporate Communications and External Affairs at The Home Depot.

Journalism Building, Peyton Anderson Forum

120 Hooper Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
2:00 pm

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor: Workshop for Graduate Students on Revision

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events

In this workshop, graduate students are encouraged to bring papers they are working on to learn strategies to revise their own prose and improve it.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Reading Room

48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
4:00 pm

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Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal: Workshop for Faculty

Classes and Workshops, Free Events

In this workshop, Rachel Toor, a former acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses and professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University, will describe the components of a book proposal. Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a book, a draft of a proposal, or even a complete manuscript, and together will work through each section.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Reading Room

48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
5:30 pm

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Conversation on Collecting

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts, Free Events

Join collector Brenda Thompson and Curlee Raven Holton, director of the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, for a discussion with Shawnya Harris, the museum’s Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art, on varied aspects of collecting African American art. In particular, they will discuss the importance of partnerships between academic institutions and private collectors in nurturing and fostering an awareness of African American artists.

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
7:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball vs. Alabama

Athletics

Women's Basketball vs. Alabama

Stegeman Coliseum

100 Smith St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
7:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball at Alabama

Athletics

Tuscaloosa, AL Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
8:00 pm

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Concert: ARCO Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra performs its spring concert.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

230 River Road
Athens, GA Get directions
Thu, February 23, 2017
8:30 pm

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Softball at UCLA

Athletics, Free Events

Cathedral City, CA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
9:00 am

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Class: Native Plant Propagation

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Learn the basics of propagating native wildflowers and shrubs by seeds, cuttings, and division. Models for inexpensive grow-light systems and a propagation timeline will be provided to ensure that your seedlings are ready to be transplanted outdoors in early spring.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies

2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
11:30 am

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International Coffee Hour

Multicultural, Free Events

International Coffee Hour is a weekly program that brings together UGA students, faculty, staff and community members over coffee and international cuisine. This program offers a unique experience to engage in conversation with people of different cultures and backgrounds. Each week is hosted by a different student organization or department on campus. Coordinated by the Department of International Student Life, UGA’s International Coffee Hour is one of the longest running programs of its kind across the U.S.

Memorial Hall, Ballroom

101 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
12:20 pm

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Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Women’s Resources, Free Events

"Women in Higher Education in Times of Anxiety: Advising Graduate Students, Research, Lessons Learned or Wished We Had Learned," a panel organized by the Gender in Academia FLC that includes Laura Bierema, Janet Buckworth, Janet Frick and Anne Bothe Marcotte and moderated by Bettina Kaplan.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Room 214

48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
2:00 pm

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FACS Info Session

Meetings, Tours, Free Events

An informational session for prospective Family and Consumer Sciences students and their families to learn about the college, its majors, and experiential learning opportunities.

Dawson Hall, Room 101

305 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
3:30 pm

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Philosophy Colloquium Event

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

"Freedom of Associate: The Case for Mostly Open Border," George Rainbolt, Georgia State University. Reception will follow lecture.

Peabody Hall, Room 115

290 S. Jackson Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
4:30 pm

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Lecture: Amanda Powell

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

“Bridges Made of Water, Not Walls Made of Steel — Literary Translation,” Amanda Powell, University of Oregon

Gilbert Hall, Room 118

210 Herty Dr.
Athens, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
5:00 pm

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Baseball at Georgia Southern

Athletics

Statesboro, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
6:00 pm

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GMOA Black History Month Dinner

Multicultural, Receptions and Recognitions, Visual Arts

The dinner and awards ceremony feature the presentation of the Larry D. and Brenda A Thompson Award and the Lillian C. Lynch Citation. Presenting sponsor: Morgan Stanley. Call 706-542-4199 to register.

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
6:00 pm

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Softball at Notre Dame

Athletics, Free Events

Cathedral City, CA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
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Gymnastics at Oklahoma

Athletics

8 p.m. ET.

Norman, OK Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
8:00 pm

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Concert: Orchestre National de Lyon

Performing Arts

Leonard Slatkin conducts an appealing program that includes the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz and two works by Ravel, Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie and Tzigane.

Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall

230 River Road
Athens, GA Get directions
Fri, February 24, 2017
8:30 pm

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Softball at Northwestern

Athletics, Free Events

Cathedral City, CA Get directions
Sat, February 25, 2017
9:00 am

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Class: Conservation Landscaping

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

This course will offer suggestions on plants, management, and design techniques to use in your own gardens. An emphasis will be placed on mimicking systems to work with nature and will give attendees more ideas for plants and techniques to use at their own home.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2

2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
Sat, February 25, 2017
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Working in the Public Interest (WIPI) Conference

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

The 12th Annual Working in the Public Interest (WIPI) conference will shine a light on current social issues affecting the law and potential solutions. Key topics to be explored during the event’s three panels include issues surrounding vulnerable persons in custody, expanding access to justice through community lawyering, and healthcare access and disability rights. Francys Johnson, the current president of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, will present the keynote address.

Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA Get directions
Sat, February 25, 2017
10:00 am

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Equestrian vs. Texas A&M

Athletics

Bishop, GA Get directions
Sat, February 25, 2017
1:00 pm

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Baseball at Georgia Southern

Athletics

Statesboro, GA Get directions
Sat, February 25, 2017
6:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball vs. LSU

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum

100 Smith St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Sat, February 25, 2017
8:00 pm

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Softball at Cal State Fullerton

Athletics, Free Events

Cathedral City, CA Get directions
Sun, February 26, 2017
12:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball at Florida

Athletics

Women's Basketball at Florida

Get directions
Sun, February 26, 2017
1:00 pm

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Baseball at Georgia Southern

Athletics

Statesboro, GA Get directions
Sun, February 26, 2017
2:00 pm

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ServeUGA: Athens Animal Control

Service / Volunteer Opportunities, Free Events

Join ServeUGA this semester for volunteering opportunities with the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control, which works toward protecting the public from at-large and dangerous animals and protecting animals from inhumane treatment. Volunteers will be interacting with dogs and cats at the site.

Tate Student Center, Center for Leadership and Service

45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Sun, February 26, 2017
3:00 pm

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Concert: Tutto Italiano

Performing Arts

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers a unique, all-Italian concert which stretches forward from the 1820s all the way into the 20th century, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Puccini, Resphghi, Verdi, and others.

Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall

230 River Road
Athens, GA Get directions
Sun, February 26, 2017
4:30 pm

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Orchid Madness: Vanilla Sunday

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Did you know that vanilla flavoring is extracted from the pods of an orchid plant? Celebrate the vanilla bean orchid with treats – including vanilla sundaes from Freddy’s Frozen Custard.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center and Conservatory

2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
Mon, February 27, 2017
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Spring Semester Midterm

Official University Events

Mon, February 27, 2017
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N. Campus Sewer Line Replacement by FMD

The Facilities Management Division will be replacing the sewer line between the Chapel and the Administration Building beginning February 27, 2017 and ending March 10, 2017. Appropriate precautions will be taken to ensure the UGA Campus Community and public's safety. For any questions please contact Clay Dally with the FMD Grounds department at (404) 867-4101 or Matt England with the FMD Operation & Maintenance Department at (706) 542-7592.

Mon, February 27, 2017
10:00 am

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Volunteer Fair

Service / Volunteer Opportunities, Free Events

Those who are interested in volunteering at the garden are invited to come for coffee and a breakfast treat, meet a few of the garden staff who can use your help, and see a few examples of volunteers in action. If you are a volunteer, bring an interested friend.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center

2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
Mon, February 27, 2017
11:30 am

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Write@UGA 2017 Exhibit

Exhibitions, Free Events

This event will feature writing programs, initiatives, and publications associated with the University of Georgia. This exhibit will be the culminating event of Write@UGA 2017.

Tate Student Center, Indoor Concourse

45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Mon, February 27, 2017
1:00 pm

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ServeUGA: Interfaith Hospitality Network

Service / Volunteer Opportunities, Free Events

Join ServeUGA this semester for volunteering opportunities with the Interfaith Hospitality Network, which provides support for families experiencing homelessness to reach a life of stability. Volunteers will be helping with the upkeep of the main Day Center.

Tate Student Center, Center for Leadership and Service

45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Mon, February 27, 2017
2:00 pm

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Workshop: Mentoring FYO Students

Classes and Workshops, Free Events

Opportunities to get to know students in small groups and supportive seminars are a part of the FYO design. A time, space, and setting for students and teachers to speak and listen to one another are also pieces of a successful mentoring blueprint. This workshop is an opportunity for faculty to share their strategies and experiences as mentors.

Instructional Plaza, North Plaza Conference Room

185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Mon, February 27, 2017
5:30 pm

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ServeUGA: Food Bank

Service / Volunteer Opportunities, Free Events

Join ServeUGA this semester for volunteering opportunities with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, which works toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

Tate Student Center, Center for Leadership and Service

45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Mon, February 27, 2017
7:00 pm

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Animal Voices Film Festival: A Dog Named Gucci

Films, Free Events

A Dog Named Gucci is the story of an abused puppy and the brave man who came to his rescue. But for Doug James, saving Gucci was just the beginning. Together they would forge a forever bond of devotion and perseverance and work to change the animal cruelty laws in their home state of Alabama, making domestic animal abuse a felony. A Dog Named Gucci is an inspiring film about how to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Room 148

48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
12:00 pm

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Lecture: Nzinga Shaw

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Multicultural, Other

Nzinga Shaw is senior vice president of community and chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Atlanta Hawks and Phillips Arena Organization. She is responsible for embedding diversity and inclusion best practices throughout the organization. Her talk, "Home Court Advantage: Promoting Pro-Level Diversity in the Atlanta Hawks," will address the importance of multi-dimensional diversity and provide participants with actionable steps that can be taken to incorporate inclusive leadership skills into strategic business operations.

Aderhold Hall, Room G23

110 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour at Two

Tours, Free Events

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

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Meet in Rotunda

300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
3:30 pm

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Ecology Seminar: Jason Rohr

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events

"The Politics and Research Behind Pollution, Climate Change, Disease, and Biodiversity Declines," Jason Rohr, an associate professor at the University of South Florida. A reception follows the seminar at 4:30 p.m. in the Odum School lobby, hosted by professor John Drake, director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases.

Ecology Building, Auditorium

140 East Green Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
4:30 pm

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Romance Languages Colloquium: Amanda Powell

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Literary Arts

“Bridges Made of Water, Not Walls Made of Steel — Literary Translation," Amanda Powell, University of Oregon.

Gilbert Hall, Room 118

210 Herty Dr.
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
5:00 pm

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Baseball vs. Kennesaw State

Athletics

Foley Field

75 Pinecrest Dr.
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
5:30 pm

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February Meeting: The Rest of the Story Book Club

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Literary Arts, Free Events

Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story? If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions and collections at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join this monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions and programs. The monthly titles are selected (and discussions led) by Special Collections staff who help to create these displays/programs, and invite readers to learn more about the topics explored and to take them into new, related areas of interest.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 258

300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
6:00 pm

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Discussions Without Borders

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Multicultural, Free Events

"Westward from the Balkans: From Growing up in Serbia to Taking on the World," Debora Santo.

Office of International Education Building, Main Conference Room

1324 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
7:00 pm

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Garden Travels: Semester at Sea

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events

Jim Affolter and his wife, Cathy Pringle, both UGA professors, spent this spring as part of the faculty at Semester at Sea, teaching college students on both a floating classroom and excursions throughout the world, including Hawaii, Japan, China, Việt Nam, Burma, India, Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana and Morocco.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Gardenside Room, Visitor Center

2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
7:00 pm

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Reading: Kiese Laymon

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Literary Arts, Free Events

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program presents a reading with writer Kiese Laymon. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division, and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is an associate professor of English at Vassar College and the Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for 2015-2016. This event is sponsored in part by the UGA Parents & Families Association.

Cine
234 W Hancock Ave
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
8:00 pm

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Concert: Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

Performing Arts

Violinist Lara St. John is one of the most exciting and creative musicians on the classical music scene. She is joined by jazz pianist Matt Herskowitz for a unique virtuosic experience that draws the audience into a wonder world of music.

Performing Arts Center, Ramsey Concert Hall

230 River Road
Athens, GA Get directions
Tue, February 28, 2017
8:00 pm

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Music Therapy Musicale

Performing Arts, Free Events

The Music Therapy Musicale will feature students and faculty from the UGA Music Therapy Program in performances of the many styles of music used in therapy, from pop and rock, to blues and classical. Students and Faculty from the UGA Music Therapy Program will perform.

Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Edge Recital Hall

250 River Rd.
Athens, GA Get directions
Wed, March 1, 2017
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Ash Wednesday

Holidays

Christian religious observance.

Wed, March 1, 2017
11:00 am

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Safe Spring Break Tabling Event

Health

Participants are invited to pick up Spring Break health and safety information during an interactive tabling event. UHC student groups will provide hand-outs and freebies, encouraging peers to enjoy Spring Break in a healthy way.

Tate Student Center, Tate Concourse

45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Wed, March 1, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts, Free Events

Tour of the permanent collection led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Wed, March 1, 2017
3:30 pm

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University Council Executive Committee Meeting

Meetings

The fifth meeting of the University Council Executive Committee for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Administration Building, Peabody Board Room

220 South Jackson Street
Athens, GA Get directions
Wed, March 1, 2017
6:00 pm

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Softball vs. Kennesaw State

Athletics, Free Events

Jack Turner Stadium

2330 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA Get directions
Wed, March 1, 2017
6:30 pm

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Men’s Basketball vs. Auburn

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum

100 Smith St.
Athens, GA Get directions
Wed, March 1, 2017
8:00 pm

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Concert: Maggie Snyder and Tim Lovelace

Performing Arts, Free Events

Maggie Snyder, violist of the UGA Franklin Quartet and faculty member of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will perform a concert with guest artist, Tim Lovelace. The recital features works from Schumann, Julius Röntgen, Garrett Byrnes and the world-premiere of a solo viola piece by world-renowned composer Libby Larsen.

Performing Arts Center, Ramsey Concert Hall

230 River Road
Athens, GA Get directions
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