Cupcakes and music on the Colonnade will herald the party celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Sept. 20.

Lee Karen Stow, a UK documentary photographer, will speak on her "Poppies" project Nov. 12 at 6 pm at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

“Poppies: Women, War, Peace” remembers women in times of war, from the First World War to the present day. It combines a portrait series of women whose lives have been affected by war with a botanical series of the red ‘Flanders Fields’ poppy. For the red poppy, despite its delicate appearance, is able to generate new life when everything else has been destroyed.

A reception will follow Stow's talk. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 14.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law, and the UGA  Institute for Women's Studies.

Special tour of the “Fighting Spirit: Wally Butts and UGA Football, 1939-1950” in the rotunda of the Special Collections Libraries

We are looking for a few good visitors to help us test out new content and techniques for tours of our exhibit galleries! Be one of the first on campus to test drive our latest tour stops, icebreakers, insider gossip, and gallery games at UGA's Special Collections Building.

Our guides will give you a fast paced, high energy tour in one hour or less. At the end, we'll ask you to fill out a short survey letting us know what you loved and loathed about the tour, and what we can do to keep improving. This tour has limited space and requires an RSVP. If you're interested, click HERE to RSVP and tell your friends!

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If you have questions, email Jan Hebbard at jhebbard@uga.edu, subject line: beta tours

The 2018 Lillian Smith Book Awards recognizing excellence in social justice writing, will be presented Sunday, Sept. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Decatur Library as part of the AJC/Decatur Book Festival.

James Forman, Yale law professor, and Nancy MacLean, history professor at Duke University, are this year's honorees.

The Southern Regional Council established the Lillian Smith award after Smith's 1966 death. Internationally acclaimed as author of the controversial novel, Strange Fruit (1944), Lillian Smith was the most outspoken of white, mid-20th century Southern writers on issues of social and racial injustice. Today the University of Georgia, the Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College join the SRC in presenting the awards. http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/lilliansmith/index.html

Forman’s Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America examines how mass incarceration, which affects people of color disproportionately, stems from the war on crime that began in the 1970s and was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. MacLean’s Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America has roiled the far right with its look at the history behind the movement whose goal is to constrict the function of democratic governance.

A book signing will follow the ceremony.