Upcoming Events

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The induction ceremony for the 2017 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame will begin at 10 a.m. in the auditorium.

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What: Fall Exhibits Reception
Where: Exhibition Hall, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for our bi-annual reception celebrating new exhibitions on Thursday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. The event will include light refreshments, gallery games, and tours of the underground vault. The students of Advanced Graphic Communication (ADPR-5520) will be on hand to showcase a display of their custom graphic designs inspired by the new exhibit “Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia.” For more information email jhebbard@uga.edu or call (706) 542-5788,

Exhibitions highlighted include: "Covered with Glory: Football at UGA, 1892-1917"; "Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia"; "Gold-digging in Georgia: America's First Gold Rush"; "Georgia Writers hall of Fame Annual Exhibition"; and "The Art of the Press Kit."

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The University of Georgia will host its second annual GIS Day@UGA to showcase how students and faculty use geographic information system (GIS) technology to visualize, analyze and interpret data in teaching, research and outreach. The event will feature a keynote panel, lightning talks on real-world GIS applications, drone demonstrations, information on internship opportunities, and booths highlighting projects from diverse departments and organizations around campus and the local community. Light snacks and interactive activities will also be provided.

GIS Day@UGA is free and open to the public; all events will take place in the Main Library. Students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning more about GIS and resources at UGA for spatial analysis are especially encouraged to attend. For more information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/GISdayUGA or contact Dorris Scott at dorris.scott25@uga.edu..

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graphic rush to judgement program When: November 16, 2017, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Where: Auditorium (Room 271), Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

In June 1968 Senator Richard Russell discovered that that the dissent he presented at the last executive session of the Warren Commission, the body assembled to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and references to the debate it prompted were not included in the official records at the National Archives. Join us for a conversation with three senior aides to the Senator who worked in his Washington office in the 1960s as they explore Russell's service as a member of the famed commission, the reasons for his dissent, and his reaction to the exclusion of that dissent from the official record. A light reception will follow the program. For more information contact Jan Hebbard at 706-542-5788.

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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.