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Russell Forum for Civic Life Hosts Forums to Discuss National Debt

Friday, October 28th, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia will host two community forums on the national debt: Community Forum at the Oconee Public Library When: Sunday, November 13th -- 3:00-5:00PM Where: Oconee County Public Library, 1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, Georgia AND Forum on UGA Campus When: Tuesday, November 15 -- 6:30-8:30PM Where: Multipurpose Room, Building ...

Updates on Russell Library Move

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

If all goes according to plan, the Russell Library will begin moving its collections to the Special Collections Building on Hull Street on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The Russell Library will remain open for research at its current location through September 2, 2011. Until September 6, 2011, visitors to the Russell ...

Construction Alert at Russell Library Entrance

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

Beginning on August 8, 2011, the public entrance to the Russell Library will close for construction of a temporary loading dock. This work is the first step in a longer process to moving the Russell Library and its collections to its new facility on Hull Street. Updates related to this ...

Perdue’s Papers Come to Russell Library

Friday, March 4th, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

After serving more than three decades in state and local government including two terms as Georgia’s governor, Sonny Perdue has committed his political papers and memorabilia to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia. By a special arrangement with the Georgia ...

Where We Came From: the history of the Russell Library

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

In looking forward to our move to the new special collections building, I’ve been thinking a bit about how the Russell Library got its start. I had a notion to look through some of our photograph files that document the library’s early days and found some real gems to ...

Forum 11/19: Democracy’s Challenge

Friday, November 12th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Frustrated by the lack of civility in public conversation? Feel like a spectator rather than a participant in politics? What has gone wrong? What should we do about it? RUSSELL FORUM FOR CIVIC LIFE IN GEORGIA presents... Democracy's Challenge: How can we reclaim our public role? When: November 19, 2010, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Where: Russell Library Auditorium, ...

Informal Forum (10/22): Who Is College For?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

RUSSELL FORUM FOR CIVIC LIFE IN GEORGIA presents... Friday Informal Community Forum Topic: Who is College for? Date: October 22, 2010 Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m. Location: Russell Library Auditorium, West Entrance, Main Library, UGA campus Free! Exercise for your Civic Muscle! Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia (www.libs.uga.edu/russell/rfclg), a civic engagement program of the Russell Library hosts ...

Informal Forum Today!

Friday, August 27th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Just a reminder! August's informal forum event will take place TODAY Friday, August 27th from 3-5PM at the Russell Library. This month’s discussion takes up the challenging issue of sprawl in American communities. (Sprawl is the term used to describe dispersed development outside of compact urban and village centers along ...

New Opening at Russell Library

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library is pleased to announce that Senator Richard B. Russell’s case mail (1931-1935) is now open to the public for research. People write to their elected officials for any number of reasons, but often they write to ask for help – for their senator or congressman to step in ...

A Fond Farewell

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

We were saddened to learn today of the passing of George T. Smith, accurately described by Jim Galloway as "the most versatile man in all of Georgia politics." George Thornewell Smith was born in Camilla, Mitchell County, Georgia on October 15, 1916. He attended Middle Georgia College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural ...