Events - Programs

"I wrote that one, too...."

Steve Dorff, a member of UGA Class of ’71 and award-winning songwriter, will talk about his career Feb. 15.

Dorff, who has written songs for Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson and more, will discuss his new book, “I Wrote That One, Too…: A Life In Songwriting from Willie to Whitney,” and will treat guests to a few  selected songs.

The program begins 5:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception and book signing will follow.

Please RSVP by Feb. 8th to Leandra Nessel at or (706) 542-3879

Panel Discussion: UGA Gymnastics

Join us for a conversation about the rich history of the UGA Gymnastics program on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panel will feature current Head Coach Courtney Kupets-Carter and Suzanne Yoculan-Leebern, who led the Gymdogs to ten national titles prior to her retirement and who has rejoined the program as an assistant coach. The discussion will be moderated by John Frierson (UGA Athletics Department). 

Authors Discussion

A scholar of southern culture and two poets will come together Nov.  5 to discuss their craft and more at the Author Discussion Series, a moderated panel discussion and  prelude to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 6.


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.

UGA Libraries sponsor Home Movie Day at the Russell Special Collections Libraries

Amateur films and filmmaking will be the stars of the day  when National Home Movie Day 2017 is observed  in Athens at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.

National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October.  The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture personal history.