Before there was Woodstock, before there was Altamont, there was the First Atlanta International Pop Festival. Held at the Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron over the July 4 weekend in 1969, the festival lineup featured some of the biggest names in rock and popular music, from Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker to Johnny Winter and Canned Heat. Concert producer Alex Cooley followed up with a second festival the following year.
Events - Programs
There will be a variety of activities, including lightning talks, drone demonstrations, an augmented reality sandbox, and a Mapathon. We'll also have tables featuring campus and local organizations, as well as snacks (and cake!)
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.
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.
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On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 2:00pm-4:00pm, UGA Libraries will be hosting two open houses at the Main Library and Science Library.
These open houses are especially designed for you, our incoming or returning graduate student!
Rodney Mills and Michele Caplinger share observations of the changing face of the Georgia Music scene with the director of the UGA Music Business Program, David Barbe. A small reception will follow with a display of artifacts from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection.
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 LNessel@uga.edu or (706) 542-3879
What: Jeannette Rankin Legacy Lecture
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Room 285, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
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).