The Libraries will be closed on Saturday, October 15th, for the Homecoming football game – Vanderbilt @ Georgia. Regular semester hours resume on Sunday, October 16th.
The Libraries will be closed on Saturday, October 1st, for the home football game – Tennessee @ Georgia. Regular semester hours resume on Sunday, October 2nd.
If those sites don’t have the example you need, copies of the complete handbook are at the Reference Desks in the Main Library, Science Library, and Miller Learning Center (3rd floor). Or, as always, ask a librarian for help!
ATHENS, Ga – Visiting political scientists John Sides and Lynn Vavreck will shed light on the 2016 presidential election during a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
This election cycle has confounded pundits and political observers alike. How did Donald Trump win the Republican nomination? How did Bernie Sanders mount such an unexpected challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary? As Election Day draws near, the race remains close and both sides are maintaining a rigorous campaign schedule. Sides and Vavreck will offer insights on their method for analyzing what will move voters come November.
Sides is an associate professor of political science at George Washington University and a cofounder of the politics blog The Monkey Cage, hosted by the Washington Post. Vavreck is a professor of political science and communications at the University of California, Los Angeles and a regular contributor to the politics blog The Upshot, hosted by the New York Times. Both skilled at writing for a popular audience, the pair teamed up in 2013 to co-author The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election. Using a “moneyball” approach, they drew on quantitative data, social science research, and on-the-ground reporting to provide an account of the election and factors that led to the re-election of President Barack Obama over challenger Mitt Romney.
“This election  was actually supposed to be a toss-up, and from that perspective the tightening polls make sense,” said Sides. He adds that their lecture will be “trying to explain how we got here and, perhaps, where we’ll be by Election Day.”
The lecture is being co-sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Department of Political Science. The event is free and open to the public, followed by a light reception and book signing with the speakers.
This event is part of Ready, Steady, Vote! a series of events spotlighting all things presidential during the 2016 election season. For more information on this event and other programs in the series visit http://www.rbrl.blogspot.com or call (706) 542-5788.
The Libraries will be closed on Saturday for the home football game – Nicholls State @ Georgia. Regular semester hours resume on Sunday, September 11.
It’s National Service Dog Month and National DNA, Genomics and Stem Cell Education Month. Please stop by the Curriculum Materials Library and see the book displays on these topics curated by our student worker, Kiara Portillo. We’re in 207 Aderhold and offer thousands of children’s books & K-12 textbooks. Discover our new arrivals by clicking on the CML tab.
The Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold, will be closed this Sunday, September 4th, for the Labor Day Holiday. Please use the book drop for returns.
Georgia has been blessed historically with an abundance of water, but is quickly becoming familiar with water scarcity problems. Exploding growth and development in the north and increasing irrigation needs in the south are causing demand for water to increase.
“Every Drop Counts: Managing Georgia’s Water Supply,” the annual exhibit from the Stephen Elliott Draper Center and Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy, guides you through the many challenges facing Georgia’s water policy, how it is implemented today, and possibilities for the future. Items on display include a rainwater barrel, fire hydrant, local water samples, photos, maps, and illustrations.
The exhibit is on display Sept. 17 through Dec. 16 at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript gallery of the Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. An opening reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Draper Center will be held Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. Please call 706-542-7123 for additional information.
The University of Georgia Libraries and the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) announce a new faculty development opportunity for individuals who teach full-time at The University of Georgia. The Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows Program provides instructional support and a $2000 financial stipend to faculty who wish to develop new courses or redesign existing courses to make significant use of the collections and resources of the University of Georgia’s three special collections libraries: the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection.
Recent studies have demonstrated that effective archives-based learning enhances student engagement, performance, and, in some cases, student retention across all higher education disciplines (www.teacharchives.org). Students who engage with primary sources in an archives setting build observation and summarization skills, learn to work collaboratively to analyze information and solve problems, and discover the sensory and emotional impact of handling historical materials. These skills and experiences help students understand and value the interconnected processes of research and analysis that draw upon many resources, approaches, and viewpoints to generate rigorous scholarship.
To achieve these goals, archives-based learning works best when instructors and archivists collaborate to craft archives-centered assignments and projects that align with course goals, provide clear learning objectives, offer appropriate guidance and direction, balance logistical constraints, and illuminate the intrinsic value of historical materials for research and for life. The Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows program provides a wonderful, engaging, and exciting archives-centered faculty development experience in a convivial and collaborative environment that values experimentation, reflection, and, yes, even fun!
The 2017 activities for the Special Collections Libraries (SCL) Faculty Fellows begin in December 2016. Formal faculty development sessions occur throughout Spring 2017. Course implementations may occur anytime during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- To provide teaching faculty with support to implement innovative archives–centered pedagogical approaches in their courses;
- To provide faculty with opportunities for sharing ideas with other dedicated, highly-motivated, and innovative teachers from various disciplines;
- To provide faculty with opportunities for building partnerships and collaborations with Special Collections archivists and librarians;
- To allow faculty to access personalized consulting and instructional assistance from the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning;
- To provide funding for an instructional project rooted in the unique collections and resources of the Special Collections Libraries;
- To further integrate what research tells us about the value of archives-centered pedagogy into undergraduate and graduate learning;
- To cultivate an innovative instructional environment that honors and recognizes dedicated teaching scholars and promotes a learning community spirit on a large campus.
Applicants must be full-time employees of the University of Georgia and will teach their archives-centered course during the 2017-2018 academic year. The SCL Fellows program is open to all University teaching faculty, tenure-track and non-tenure track.
Each fall, a committee composed of the SCL program coordinators and a representative from the CTL will select up to twelve faculty members to begin participation in a one-year program beginning in January. Demonstrated passion for and commitment to excellence in teaching, and an interest in experimentation and innovation in approaches and techniques are key factors for selection. The selection committee will review applications and may elect to interview applicants. The committee will notify applicants by November 14, 2016.
Applications should be submitted here: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2lbUICGfegBRiHr
Each SCL Faculty Fellow receives a stipend in the amount of $2000 to support development and implementation of their archives-centered course.
The following activities comprise the 2017 program:
Kickoff events: Welcome dinner and Collections tour on Monday, December 5, 2016 (4pm-7pm) and a half-day, fellows Morning Retreat on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (9am-2pm). These events will introduce the core instructional facets of archives-centered learning.
Monthly Workshops: The fellows will meet as a cohort twice a month throughout the spring semester in a large group workshop setting.
Meetings will be conducted as a combination of round table discussions and workshop activities and may include outside speakers. Core topicswill include:
- theoretical and practical foundations of archivy (understanding archives) and their implications for knowledge creation and transmission,
- the value of expanded sensory engagement (see, hear, touch…) for learning, archival collections as novel data (new uses for archival collections), opportunities for experiential learning in special collections,
- the place of historical knowledge in the sciences and professional fields,
- and assessing learning outcomes from special collections-centered learning contexts.
TeachArchives.org will serve as a core text for this program. In 2017, workshop meetings will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: January 11, January 18, February 8, February 22, March 15, March 29, April 12, and April 26.
Maymester Institute: The SCL will hold an institute on May 9-12, 2017 to focus on course design, planning, and development in advance of the 2017-2018 academic year.
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Drop-in writing, organic chemistry, and physics tutoring begin August 18 for the fall semester. Tutoring services are provided by Department of Academic Enhancement.
Daytime Drop-in Tutoring (no appointment necessary)
Mon. – Fri.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
MLC Room 302
Organic Chemistry Drop-In Tutoring (CHEM 2100, 2211, 2212) Drop-In Tutoring
Tues & Thurs., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
MLC Room 370