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February 2018

Feb
2

OLLI@UGA Lifelong Learning Fair

OLLI@UGA provides non-credit learning opportunities, social activities, travel adventures, and more to adults age 50+ in Athens and the surrounding area. Our Lifelong Learning Fair is free and open to the public. Come see how OLLI@UGA can support your passion for life.

Feb
2

What Did Ghana Teach Us: Research Presentations from the 2017 Ghana Study Abroad in Education

This colloquium highlights the student research projects of the 2017 Ghana Study Abroad in Education Program. These presentations will provide important insights of African history, culture, and education as a connected to the rich history and culture of African Americans.

Feb
3–4

2018 JoLLE Winter Conference

The JoLLE conference is a hands-on and participation based event where presenters involve their audiences in the subject and process of their presentations.

Feb
6

World Language Education Information Session

Come learn more about the world language education major!

Feb
10

You Belong Here: How Teachers Create Welcoming Schools and Classrooms for Immigrant Students

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn from students of immigrant families about what has been helpful and would be helpful to them in their experiences at school.

Feb
10

2018 Duke TIP@UGA Academic Adventures

Academic Adventures at UGA is a program for gifted 5th and 6th graders.

Feb
10

A 'Lunar New Year' Family Art Day (and Public Kickoff)

Join us in this free, family-oriented event aimed at exploring and creating art forms inspired by this year's NEA Big Read book, "To Live," by Chinese author Yu Hua.

Feb
10–11

Two-Day Dragon Making Workshop: Lunar New Year 2018

Since the Lunar New Year festival traditionally marks the beginning of the planting season in China, a major character is a dragon, bringer of rain and good luck. Sign up in groups of 2-4 to make your own oversized parade dragon composed of recycled and found materials.

Feb
13

Math Education Information Session

Come learn more about the math education major!

Feb
14

Science Education Major Information Session

Come learn more about the science education major!

Feb
15

Early Bird Registration Deadline for the Georgia Conference on Children's Literature

The deadline to register for the 2018 Georgia Conference on Children's Literature is Feb. 15!

Feb
17

Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us to learn more about Chinese culture and Lunar New Year traditions found throughout Asia. Celebrating with music, food, literature, and art-making, we bring Grace Lin and Yu Hua's children's and adult literature to life.

Feb
20

Demonized No More: Spiritual Journeys and Spaces of Gay and Bisexual Men in College

Darris R. Means is an assistant professor in the College of Education at UGA, whose research focuses on equity and diversity in P-20 education.

Feb
21–23

Fluency Dawg-Gone Fast: Three Day Introduction to Mandarin

Join in this fast-paced introduction to Mandarin—the most-spoken language in the world. Led by Terry Waltz, expert in Mandarin and Total Physical Response Storytelling, the course introduces participants to a new language teaching methodology aimed at promoting fluency fast.

Feb
22

Aralee Strange Lecture: Shirley Brice Heath

Shirley Brice Heath's lecture titled "The Arts as Brick and Mortar of Community Building," will draw from national and international contexts in which the arts are building community togetherness, communication and, sometimes, solace and comfort.

Feb
22

2018 Department of Kinesiology's Lewis Lecture Series

This year's speaker for the 2018 Lewis Lecture Series is Jeff Volek.

Feb
23

Free Speech and Hearing Screenings

Free speech and hearing screenings for children and adults.

Feb
23

NEA Big Read Literary Fashion Shows: 'To Live' by the Color Red, Gold, and Black

Fashion students from UGA's Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors will host their annual public fashion show. This year's fashions will include those influenced by Hua's novel and inspired by Chinese couture.

Feb
27

Student Appreciation Day

Come celebrate student appreciation day with the College of Education!

Feb
27

Dumplings at the Garden: An Evening of Food and Literature by which 'To Live'

Celebrate Chinese cuisine, as inspired by Yu Hua's famous novel "To Live," by learning how to make Chinese dumplings at the State Botanical Garden.

Feb
28

A 'Novel' Approach to Discussing Literature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Yu Hua's 'To Live'

Join us for a panel discussion featuring interdisciplinary perspectives on "To Live."