Solar Eclipse @ Clarke County Schools
Aug
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Solar Eclipse @ Clarke County Schools

Sign a Group Up Here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PVBOucM4rDVJA8QHHSfSU1o5EK_waRQMWDeC4XzlGKM/edit#gid=0

The eclipse is coming! And the eclipse will be a positive experience for many students in the Clarke County School District (CCSD)! The community and several university members have donated to a fund to ensure that Clarke County students will have eclipse glasses. CCSD needs the solar eclipse glasses to be delivered to the local schools and they need STEM education teams (3+ members) to be at local schools to help during the eclipse to remind students to keep their glasses on, to talk about science and STEM, and to remind students that looking at this phenomena and making observations is science! 

Below is a link to a google document, which you can link your research group to a school. Yes, you pick your school (sign-up in the fourth column)! In selecting a school, you will be responsible for dropping the eclipse glasses off with the contact person at the school, and then you and your research group will need to be at the school on August 21st. Depending on the school's need, you may be at the school from  1:00 PM- 4:00 PM, or a lesser amount of time (I would suggest planning for the full three hours). You will be sent your school contact person in August, and a 'cheat sheet' about talking to students for you and your research group as we get closer to the eclipse. 

Your interactions with K-12 students will be with potential scientists, and also potential politicians, voters, and everyday folks. With all of the science issues facing our world, people need to appreciate what science (and STEM) stands for and we need to encourage students in STEM fields.

If you have a lab group or a group that would like to adopt a school, please sign-up on this sheet below. Please pass this along, and thank you all for the great work you do at UGA!

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LGBT BBQ
Aug
26
1:30pm 1:30pm

LGBT BBQ

It's an LGBT BBQ! Come have a pool day with fellow students and friends at the IKON pool (314 Barnett Shoals Rd.) on Saturday, August 26! LGBT and non-LGBT students and allies alike are welcome! You can come and leave whenever you'd like - there will free BBQ, non-alcoholic drinks, and swag from about 1-5pm! UGA student body leaders will be on hand to hang out, soak up some rays, and help distribute food and swag. If you'd like to help set up and hang out starting around 12:30pm, add your name here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_6jTxX_F3hpj4LuDkVCcLd_qx92vbYPUjiqR4dH7PHY/edit?usp=sharing

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Latinx Heritage Week
Sep
18
to Sep 22

Latinx Heritage Week

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively.

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Family Day: The Science of Art
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Family Day: The Science of Art

A Great Weekend Activity for Students with Children

Celebrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and explore the relationship between science and art in this special back-to-school family program. Try out hands-on gallery stations in the permanent collection wing, fun activities in a special makerspace, artmaking projects and more. Family programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

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Sunflower Music Series: The Whiskey Gentry
Aug
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sunflower Music Series: The Whiskey Gentry

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Flower Garden Lawn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summer was made for outdoor concerts – and so were the amphitheater and terraced lawns in the Flower Garden of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. Now in its 16th season, the Sunflower Music Series has placed both world-renowned and new-on-the-scene musicians in a world-class botanical environment. Atlanta-based band The Whiskey Gentry just released their third full-length studio album titled Dead Ringer. On it, the husband and wife duo of Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow and bandmates have created an effort that builds on many of the sounds of their previous albums, incorporating deep country, Americana, honky-tonk, bluegrass and a stiff shot of gritty rock ’n’ roll. Presented by Friends of the Garden.

Photo credit: www.thewhiskeygentry.com

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Graduate Student Night @ Creature Comforts - Aug. 10, 5-9pm
Aug
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Graduate Student Night @ Creature Comforts - Aug. 10, 5-9pm

Free Pizza & Discounted Drink Tickets for UGA Graduate and Professional Students 

Come hang out with other UGA graduate and professional students downtown at Creature Comforts! We'll have free pizza, some swag, music, and more. Those who want to drink will be able to purchase "tour" tickets (this gets you 6 half pours of whatever beers you want) at a discounted price. Those who do not wish to drink are under no obligation to purchase anything, but everyone gets ID checked, and this usually involves standing in line a little while (Creature Comforts is a popular place!). You are more than welcome to just come hang out! 

Just show up anytime between 5 and 9pm on Thursday, August 10! We'll aim to have the pizza around 5:30pm. 

Questions? Comment! 
 

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UGA Graduate School Orientation
Aug
7
9:00am 9:00am

UGA Graduate School Orientation

The Graduate School looks forward to welcoming all new graduate student at the Fall Semester Orientation and Information Fair.

Please register to let us know your plans to attendhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017GradOrientation

Orientation is an opportunity for students to learn about key components of their graduate education experience from Dean Barbour, members of the Graduate School staff, and representatives of key campus units.

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