Community Events

Around UGA and Athens

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Ongoing: UGA Master Calendar

Ongoing: Athens-Clarke County Library Calendar

Ongoing: Special Collections Library

Ongoing: Community Calendar (provided by Boom Athens magazine)

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Opportunities

Flu Vaccine Study for Seniors
The UGA Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) is looking for individuals between the ages of 65-90 who have not yet had their flu shot this season to enroll in a flu vaccine study. Participants will receive a free flu shot and $90 for completing the study, and study results will be used to improve flu vaccines for seniors. If you are interested, please contact us quickly as we are stopping enrollment at the end of February. Please contact us at 706-713-2721.

Project LIKE-Dawgs: Living Independently Knowing Exercise
For a research project within the Department of Kinesiology, we are seeking inactive older adults (65+ years; men and women) to participate in a physical activity/exercise program. All testing and the program will be held in the Center for Physical Activity and Health within the Ramsey Center (parking will be made available).  For more information please click on the title or email LIKEdawgsUGA@gmail.com. If you are interested, please hurry as space is limited!

TEDxUGA: Every year, a carefully selected group of UGA faculty, alumni, and students gather together at TEDxUGA to share their philosophies, art, inspiration, and ideas worth spreading. The Director of Engagement for TEDxUGA has reached out to OLLI@UGA inviting our members, as part of the Athens Community to consider presenting. This will be the fifth year of TEDxUGA and the event is moving to the Classic Center this year for the first time. The event is on March 24 at 1PM with the theme SPECTRUM. More information can be found at tedxuga.com or by reaching out to Hannah Proctor, hproctor@uga.edu.

Seasonal Employment Opportunity: The Georgia Center for Assessment (GCA) is currently seeking individuals to score assessments in the areas of reading, writing, and math starting April, 2017. Interested individuals who meet the criteria indicated in the flyer and are NOT active Georgia public school system employees should visit the following website: gca.coe.uga.edu/employment.

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Events

 2017 Susette M. Talarico Lecture featuring Christopher Uggen. March 15, 2017 11:00 AM -This lecture will be held in UGA Law School’s Larry Walker Room. This event is hosted by the Criminal Justice Studies Program and the Criminal Justice Society.

Cinema Politique – Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies. Movies are held in the Miller Learning Center. Upcoming: March – India’s Daughter; April – La Haine

Exhibit – History of the Equal Rights Amendment, January 19-May 12, Russell Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit documents the rights of women under the law from the 17th century to present with a focus on the state of Georgia. Highlights include original suffrage pennants and letters from Susan B. Anthony; the origins of the National Women’s Party; ephemera from the ERA campaign at the local, state, and national level; and materials from the anti-ERA movement and Phyllis Schlafly.

Women’s History Month Movie Series: In coordination with the Institute for Women’s Studies, the Special Collections Library will host a movie series Mondays in March at 6:30 PM. Detailed information can be found on the UGA Libraries Event Page.