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Debate: Do Facts Still Matter?

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/03/2017

Do facts still matter? UGA Libraries and the Georgia Debate Union are co-hosting a debate on the status of facts in our political culture. The affirmative/pro side of the debate will be Facts matter more than fake news in contemporary society.

Where: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (271)

When: Wednesday, October 18th 7-8:30pm

Event URL: guides.libs.uga.edu/factsdebate

Suggested Readings:  guides.libs.uga.edu/factsdebate/readings

Snacks & Beverages provided

Hosted by:Georgia Debate Union & UGA Libraries

Capturing Science Contest Opens!

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 09/01/2017

The University of Georgia Libraries are hosting a Capturing Science Contest to encourage STEM learning in a diverse range of formats and genres. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for $1,500 in prizes.  

Participants will explain a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any media.  

“Any and all formats, media, and genres are encouraged,” said Chandler Christoffel, instruction & research librarian. “Essays, board games, virtual reality, videos, music, software, apps, curricula, lesson plans, poems, infographics, fiction, and exhibits are all accepted!”

Prizes will be awarded in two separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students:

2017 Lillian Smith Book Award winners

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 08/01/2017

The Firebrand and the First Lady, a portrait of the friendship between the human rights activist Pauli Murray and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Vagrant Nation, an examination of constitutional changes and their effect on the social reform movements of the 1960s, are winners of the 2017 Lillian Smith Book Awards.

Part of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the Lillian Smith Book Awards will be presented Sept. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Decatur Public Library.

Circulation Services Offline From Monday, May 22 thru Thursday, May 25

Submitted by MaryP on Fri, 05/19/2017

All Circulation services provided through the UGA Libraries' current computer system will be taken offline on Monday, May 22, in preparation for our move to a new system. Only minimal Circulation services will be available at the libraries' service points on campus and at remote sites. There will be no access to any online Circulation services (online renewals, requesting, etc.) from Monday, May 22 thru Thursday, May 25. For more information, please call 706.542.3256 or email maincirc@uga.edu.

Panel to discuss NCAA tennis in Athens

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 04/20/2017

The Hargrett Library and the ITA Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame will be co-hosting a panel discussion on the history of the NCAA Tennis Championships in Athens on Wednesday, May 3, at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Special Collection Libraries. The discussion is free and open to the public, and will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

When the NCAAs return to Athens for the 29th time beginning May 18, it will mark the 45th anniversary of the championships’ first appearance at Georgia’s tennis facility, now called the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Georgia men’s tennis coach Manuel Diaz was a Bulldog freshman playing for Magill when the NCAAs first arrived in 1972; he’s now in his 29th season as the Bulldogs’ head coach and has won three of his four national championships on the Dogs’ home courts.

Living Texts: a Symposium on the Book

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 02/16/2017

Folksinger, scholar, and creative writer Dianne Dugaw, professor of English and Folklore at the University of Oregon, will give the keynote address at the Spring Book Symposium, "Living Texts" Feb. 23.

The symposium begins at 9:30 a.m. with UGA faculty participating in a roundtable discussion on "Making Archival Material Come Alive in the Classroom."

At 11 a.m., Dugaw, the author of books and articles on early modern and 18th-century literature and culture, especially exploring gender and sexuality in folksongs, literature, and history, will speak on "Fighting and Sailing Women in Anglo-American Prints, Songs, and History (1600--present)." 

A workshop with participants examining and discussing rare books will take place at 2 p.m. following a lunch break.

All events take place in Room 277 of the Russell Special Collections Libraries. 

Exhibit: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 01/27/2017

“A Championship Tradition: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens,” an exhibit marking the 29th time the NCAA Tennis Tournament has been held in Athens since 1972, opens Jan. 27 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit is being co-sponsored by the ITA Tennis Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia.

This exhibit will explore the teams and players who have shaped the rich tradition of collegiate tennis in the Classic City through photographs and objects relating to the NCAA tournament using materials from archives of the UGA Athletic Association and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Birth certificate of public higher ed in the U.S. on exhibit

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 01/23/2017

The UGA charter is on display during Founders Week, now through January 27 in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library gallery of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The Charter of the University of Georgia is one of the most significant documents in the history of America . Dated January 27, 1785, nine years after the Declaration of Independence and two and a half before the Constitution of the United States, it marks the earliest American example of the putting into practice of the principle that education is the responsibility of the state and should be state controlled.

To protect the ink of the parchment manuscript from further fading it is displayed to the public only once a year, during Founders Day activities.

Happy 232nd birthday UGA!