Gold-digging in Georgia: America's First Gold Rush shares the history of north Georgia from the late 1820s until the Civil War as America’s first major gold rush. This antebellum Appalachian gold rush served as one of the many southern paths to industrialism.
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Monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions, programs, and collections at the special collections libraries. April's selection: Lighthouse by Eugenia Price.
For the second year, the UGA Libraries encourage Georgians to read at least one book by each inductee before the Nov. 7 ceremony.
The Class of 2016 and their recommended reading selections are: Brainard Cheney, Lightwood; Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, The Making of a Southerner; Bill Shipp, Murder at Broad River Bridge; James Alan McPherson, Elbow Room; and Roy Bount Jr., Now, Where Were We?
A variety of textile crafts, wood-turning and folk art will be demonstrated, and participants will be invited to make a no-sew totebag out of recycled t-shirts provided by the Athens-Clarke Solid Waste Department. Hawk Proof Rooster, an old time string duo, sings and plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar and mandolin.
This event is a part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, which fosters awareness and appreciation of the arts and an environment conducive to artistic innovation.
"Climate Change and Biological Conservation in Georgia: John Abbot and the Pearly Eye Butterflies of Athens-Clarke County"
Marc and Becky Galvin, James and Carol Reap, and Jack and Jacquie Houston were among the hundreds of Athenians who put their lives in hold to contribute to the success of the 1996 Olympics. These three couples will share their stories. Clips from WSB's coverage of the games will be shown throughout. Refreshments and tour of the Olympics exhibit to follow.
Panelists will share their memories, and audience members will be invited to do the same
"Who Was John Abbot?" Beth Tobin will discuss the life and accomplishments of John Abbot, a London-born naturalist artist, who as a young man, moved to Georgia where he drew more than 7,000 watercolor drawings of North American birds and insects.
The therapy dogs are coming back for stress relief on the first day of finals. They'll be at the Main Library, the Science Library, Miller Learning Center, Aderhold Hall and the Ramsey Student Center.
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Joseph McHugh will discuss the Virtual Roach Project, a Web resource focused on insect anatomy that was developed as a technical reference and an instructional tool.
The project links morphological terminology with an extensive image archive, including scientific illustrations, scanning electron micrographs and photomicrographs. Users are able to explore the anatomy of a cockroach through a virtual dissection.
Billy Weeks, a two-time winner of the Gordon Parks International Photography award, will speak. The talk will focus on “the moment where the photographer past interacts with the subject present. In other words, what is it that attracts the photographer to make an image?."
Weeks' visit complements an exhibit of photographs from a "Life" magazine 1956 photo essay on segregation in the South will be on view at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries through March 31.