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cover of Alone Among the LivingWhat: October Meeting, The Rest of the Story Book Club
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30-7:00PM
Where: Room 258, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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 us for this monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions, programs, and collections here at SCL. 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.

October's Selection: Alone Among the Living by G. Richard Hoard

This program is free and open to the public. For more information please call (706) 542-5788 or email Jan Hebbard at jhebbard@uga.edu. For more information about the book club, please visit our page on Goodreads.

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Join us for a 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 (300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA)

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates on new exhibits and events at the Special Collections Libraries! To subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter email jhebbard@uga.edu.

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Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries.

Richard Shawn Faulkner retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is a supervisory professor of military history at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Faulkner is the author of Pershing’s Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I, published in 2017 by the University Press of Kansas, and The School of Hard Knocks: Combat Leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces, which won the 2013 Distinguished Book Award presented by the Society for Military History.

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Join us for a 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 (300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA)

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates on new exhibits and events at the Special Collections Libraries! To subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter email jhebbard@uga.edu.

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What: The 2018 Georgia Disability History Symposium 
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Room 285, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

Recent events have impacted many aspects of our daily life and brought a sense of urgency to social activism. Knowing our history—who did what, when, how and the difference it has made—will inform the swift actions necessary for advocates today. What is urgent for you in this moment? Are there intersections with past advocacy or current social movements? This Symposium will highlight Georgia’s disability history through lessons learned and advocacy opportunities for the future.

This event is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. For a full list of featured speakers, event schedule, and registration please visit https://tinyurl.com/ycqan28u. For more information contact Brandon Piecsko at bpieczko@uga.edu or (706) 542-0594.   

Event Co-Sponsors: The Georgia Disability History Alliance, The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Institute on Human Development and Disability