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February 2023

Truman Scholarship external deadline

February 7

The Truman Scholarship external deadline is February 7, 2023. For more information, visit https://www.truman.gov/. Contact: Jessica Hunt, jhunt@uga.edu

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Lunch & Learn about UGA’s Special Collections Libraries

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 S Hull Street
Athens, GA 30605 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Join us for a field-trip Honors Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, February 8 from 12:00-1:30. An information session and exclusive tour will be led by Instruction and Community Engagement Librarian Kathryn Manis and Exhibition Coordinator Jan Levinson Hebbard. For this special on-location visit to the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Kathryn Manis and Jan Levinson Hebbard will discuss all things Special Collections, answer your burning questions about UGA’s most…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Karen Russell

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel Discussion Leader: Dr. Karen Russell, Jim Kennedy New Media Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Public Relations Date: Wednesday, February 8, 6-8pm Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night…

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Lunch & Learn: Making the Most of Your DC Experience

February 15 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

Join us for an Honors Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, February 15 with Mr. Don DeMaria, Director of the Washington Semester Program. He will be presenting “Making the Most of your DC Experience.” Interested in interning in Washington, DC? Mr. DeMaria will discuss how you can gain valuable experience and best prepare to find an internship in the nation’s capital. Additionally, he will discuss how to make the most of your experience in DC through goal setting, professional development…

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Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Ke “Luke” Li

February 22 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Join us for an Honors Lunchbox Lecture on Wednesday, February 22 with Dr. Ke "Luke" Li,  Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering. Dr. Li studies the resilience of water systems and will be presenting his research on sustainability. To register, sign up on the Honors network under "Events." The Honors network student login page is here: https://honors.uga.edu/network/student. Contact: Kora Burton, kla07590@uga.edu

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Luke Naeher

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: THE BASTARD BRIGADE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE RENEGADE SCIENTISTS AND SPIES WHO SABOTAGED THE NAZI ATOMIC BOMB by Sam Kean Discussion Leader: Dr. Luke Naeher, Professor of Environmental Health Science Date: Wednesday, February 22, 6-8pm Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of…

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Foundation Fellowship Interview Weekend

February 24 - February 25

The Foundation Fellowship Interview Weekend will be held February 24-25, 2023. Contact: Jessica Hunt, jhunt@uga.edu; Emily Shirley, emily9@uga.edu

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Application/abstract deadline for 2023 CURO Symposium

February 28

The 2023 CURO Symposium is now accepting proposals. The online submission system will close on February 28, 2023. To apply, visit https://symposium.curo.uga.edu/applicants/submit-your-abstract. Apply for the 2023 CURO Symposium The 2023 CURO Symposium will be held April 3-4, 2023, at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. All undergraduates conducting faculty-mentored research are encouraged to submit an abstract for the annual CURO Symposium. You do not need to be involved in CURO courses or funding to apply to present your research—either as…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. David Williams

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: A TESTAMENT OF HOPE by Martin Luther King, Jr. Discussion Leader: Dr. David Williams, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Religion Date: Tuesday, February 28, 6-7:30pm Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: "We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because…

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March 2023

Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Alex Kojo Anderson

March 1 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Join us for an Honors Lunchbox Lecture on Wednesday, March 1 with Dr. Alex Kojo Anderson, Professor of Nutritional Sciences. He will be presenting "What Are We Eating vs. What is Recommended We Eat." To register, sign up on the Honors network under "Events." The Honors network student login page is here: https://honors.uga.edu/network/student. Contact: Kora Burton, kla07590@uga.edu

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CURO Summer Research Fellowship deadline

March 15

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities awards Summer Research Fellowships to support University of Georgia undergraduates interested in pursuing intensive, immersive, faculty-mentored research during the summer. In addition to financial support, Summer Fellows enjoy collaborative workshops, lectures, and other events with their cohort. CURO Summer Fellows receive a total of $3,000. One-third of this ($1,000) comes as a scholarship. For the remaining two-thirds ($2,000), Summer Fellows are placed on university payroll from May 1 to…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Amy Trauger

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: HEALING GROUNDS: CLIMATE, JUSTICE, AND THE DEEP ROOTS OF REGENERATIVE FARMING by Liz Carlisle Discussion Leader: Dr. Amy Trauger, Professor of Geography Date: Wednesday, March 15, 6-8pm Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: A powerful movement is happening in farming today—farmers are reconnecting with their roots to fight climate change. For one woman, that’s meant learning her tribe’s history to help bring back the buffalo. For…

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April 2023

2023 CURO Symposium

April 3 - April 4
The Classic Center, 300 N Thomas St.
Athens, GA 30601 United States
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The 2023 CURO Symposium will be held April 3-4, 2023, at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. The annual CURO Symposium highlights excellence in undergraduate research at the University of Georgia by offering an opportunity for students to communicate their own research to our broader community. All undergraduates pursuing faculty-mentored research—regardless of discipline, year, experience, honors/non-honors status, and whether they have been enrolled in CURO coursework (i.e., -R suffix courses)—may apply to present their research at the symposium. Presentations are…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Amanda Murdie

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND ZOMBIES by Daniel Drezner Discussion Leader: Dr. Amanda Murdie, Georgia Athletic Association Professor and Department Head, International Affairs Date: Wednesday, April 5, 6-8pm Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner's groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have…

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CURO Research Award, summer term deadline

April 15

Each year, as part of an initiative to enhance the UGA learning environment, the CURO Research Award provides 500 scholarships of $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduate students across campus to actively participate in faculty-mentored research. Because of the scholarship nature of the award, students must be registered for a course during the semester in which they receive the award. The deadline for the CURO Research Award to cover summer research is April 15. Apply for the summer 2023 CURO Research…

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Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Stephen Mihm

April 19 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Join us for an Honors Lunchbox Lecture on Wednesday, April 19 with Dr. Stephen Mihm, Professor and Department Head of History. He will be presenting "Why Didn't the United States Go Metric?" In the twenty-first century, the United States remains the only major economy in the world not to have embraced the metric system of measurement. This talk introduces the colorful characters -- and unexpected reasons -- for this curious outcome,…

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