Events

Rarely seen artifacts and photographs from UGA’s earliest gridiron heroes tell the story of the formative years of UGA’s football program in a new exhibit in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Rotunda.

Free guided tours are offered each Friday before home games.

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St., is open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays (closed on all home football game days).  Admission is free and open to the general public.

The Odum School of Ecology kicks off a celebration of its 10th anniversary—and the 50th of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—with a lecture, discussion and pair of exhibitions Featured speakers include Betty Jean Craige, University Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts; David C. Coleman, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Ecology; and James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology Emeritus. The talks will be followed by a reception and book signing, and two related exhibitions will be on view in the library galleries. The event is free and open to the public. 

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia is committed to shaping the future of ecological inquiry and application to better understand our rapidly changing planet. Named for founder Eugene P. Odum, we are celebrating 50 years of innovative interdisciplinary research, public service, and educating the next generation of ecologists and citizens. For more information, see www.ecology.uga.edu.

Lecture by Professor Emeritus Jim Porter, followed by an audience discussion on Georgia's role in the advancement of ecology. A reception will follow. 

You don’t need the password to get into this speakeasy! To celebrate the opening of the new exhibit “Spirited: Prohibition in America,  the Russell Library is rolling up the rug, laying on a spread, and putting on a big show on Thursday evening, September 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The party features a performance of prohibition era songs and stories by noted beverage historian Elizabeth Pearce, classic cocktail demonstrations by expert mixologist Jerry Slater, and tours of the exhibition.

This is event is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the UGA Department of History and the UGA Press. For more information contact Jan Hebbard at (706) 542-5788 or jhebbard@uga.edu or visit https://tinyurl.com/ycmlxagu

More About our Speakers…

Elizabeth Pearce headshotElizabeth Pearce is a Louisiana native and drinks historian who tells the story of New Orleans through its iconic beverages through her business, Drink and Learn. She is the Education Specialist for the Sazerac Liquor Company’s historic brands and the Drinks Curator of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She is the author of "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Neighborhood Pubs and All Night Dives."

 

 

 

Jerry Slater HeadshotJerry Slater is renowned for his hospitality and spirits expertise. He has extensive experience in hospitality and management and has gained critical accolades for his beverage programs, at such venues as the Oakroom at the Seelbach Hotel, One Flew South, and H. Harper Station. He is the co-author of the new book "The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails."

 

Rarely seen artifacts and photographs from UGA’s earliest gridiron heroes tell the story of the formative years of UGA’s football program in a new exhibit in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Rotunda.

Free guided tours are offered each Friday before home games.

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St., is open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays (closed on all home football game days).  Admission is free and open to the general public.