Around UGA and Athens
Ongoing: UGA Master Calendar
Ongoing: Oconee County Library
Ongoing: Special Collections Library
Ongoing: Community Calendar (provided by Boom Athens magazine)
Ongoing: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning
Research Studies: The Neuropsychology and Memory Assessment laboratory is seeking older adults participants for two studies. 1) Vision and Glare Susceptibility on Brain Function and 2) Physical Activity & Thinking. Click on the name of each study to find out more about each study’s requirements and how to become involved. Questions? L. Stephen Miller, email@example.com
Mass Communication Research Study OLLI@UGA members are invited to participate in a mass communication study in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The research opportunity consists of three parts and participants will receive compensation. Your participation will help the research team to better understand how different ways of presenting information in online news affect perceptions about the news content. Please view the flyer for more information or contact Ginny Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Travel Opportunity: A trip to Gettysburg and Antietam battlefield sites is being planned in association with the UGA History Department. It is scheduled for October 15-20, 2017. For further information, contact Connoisseurs Tours (1-800-856-1045).
Athens Music History Tours – The Athens Welcome Center & Classic City Tours will host Athens Music History tours on two mornings during AthFest. Tickets can be purchased online at www.athenswelcomecenter.com or by calling 706-353-1820. Full details can be found in the press release.
Book Discussion, Signing & Reception: The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog, edited by Dooley and Thomas, compiles dozens of letters between William G. Delony, a prominent Athens attorney and political leader, and his wife, Rosa, who maintained the home fires as her husband became a beloved commander of Confederate troops. Dooley and Thomas will discuss their book in a June 25 program at the University of Georgia’s Russell Special Collections Library, 300 Hull St. Their presentation, sponsored by the Athens Historical Society in association with the UGA Libraries, begins at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and book signing. The program is open free to the public. Read the full press release now.
Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush – Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush – which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades – in an exhibit at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The exhibit, at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, will be on display through Dec. 5. Several programs are planned: June 17- Family Day, a family friendly event with galleries tours, craft activities, and scavenger hunts. July 13- Dr. Drew Swanson, history professor at Wayne State University, will speak on “From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining.” A reception will follow. Sept. 21- Dr. Stephen Mihm, UGA history professor, “A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con men, and the Making of the United States.” Read the release for full details on the exhibit.
Reflecting, Sharing, Learning has recently uploaded videos from their past presentations. Included are lectures on Alzheimers featuring OLLI member, Kris Bakowski as well as, a lecture from popular OLLI presenter, Charlotte Marshall. Check out their webpage, rslathens.org for more information.