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August 2022

Mid-Term Foundation Fellowship application opens

August 1

The Mid-Term Foundation Fellowship application is open Aug. 1, 2022. The application deadline is January 11, 2023. Request access to the application by emailing fellowships@uga.edu. For questions about the Mid-Term Foundation Fellowship, contact Jessica Hunt, jhunt@uga.edu, or Emily Shirley, emily9@uga.edu.

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September 2022

Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. John Campbell

September 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Please join us for an Honors Lunchbox Lecture on Thursday, September 1 with Dr. John Campbell, Professor and J.M. Tull Chair in Accounting in the Terry College of Business. He will present "Investors Make Predictable Mistakes: How Financial Data Predicts Future Stock Returns." Everyone wants to know how to make money in the stock market. In general, stock prices reflect a firm's value. However, investors sometimes miss critical information that can…

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Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Mable Fok

September 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Mable Fok: "Biomimicry: Nature-inspired Innovation" from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Moore Hall 102. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Contact: Kora Burton, kla07590@uga.edu

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Lunch & Learn: UGA School of Law

September 14 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

Lunch & Learn about UGA School of Law on September 14 from 12:20-1:10 p.m. in Moore Hall 102. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Contact: Kora Burton, kla07590@uga.edu

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. David Williams

September 21 @ 6:30 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: LINCOLN’S GREATEST SPEECH: THE SECOND INAUGURAL by Ronald C. White, Jr. Discussion Leader: Dr. David Williams, Josiah Meigs Professor of Religion Date: Wednesday, September 21, 6:30-8:00pm Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: As the day for Lincoln’s second inauguration drew near, Americans wondered what their sixteenth president would say about the Civil War. Would Lincoln guide the nation toward “Reconstruction”? What about the slaves? They had…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Katie Ireland

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: ARTIFICIAL UNINTELLIGENCE: HOW COMPUTERS MISUNDERSTAND THE WORLD by Meredith Broussard Discussion Leader: Dr. Katie Ireland, Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab Outreach Coordinator Date: Tuesday, September 27, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: In Artificial Unintelligence, Meredith Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems. We are so…

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Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Lisa Renzi-Hammond

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Renzi-Hammond: "Changing how rural Georgia understands, prevents, and diagnoses neurodegenerative disease” REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Please join us for an Honors Lunchbox Lecture on Thursday, September 29, with Dr. Lisa Renzi-Hammond, Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior. She will be presenting "From the classroom to the community: Changing how rural Georgia understands, prevents, and diagnoses neurodegenerative disease.” Alzheimer’s disease is forecast to be one of the most expensive public health problems…

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Drop-in Hours for Resume, Cover Letter, and Application Advising

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Virtual – Zoom link posted on the Honors Network Drop into Elizabeth's Zoom room to ask questions, share your documents, and receive feedback about your resume, cover letter, or application essays for external programs. Log into the Honors Network student calendar to find a date, time, and Zoom link. Drop-in meetings are typically short (15 min). To set up a one-on-one appointment with Elizabeth for more in-depth feedback, email her at ejhsears@uga.edu. Contact: Elizabeth Hughes, ejhsears@uga.edu

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October 2022

Careers in Wealth Management: A Talk with Chris W. Brown

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States
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REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Are you interested in learning more about careers in wealth management? Join us for a dinner talk by Christopher W. Brown, a distinguished alumnus of UGA. He is excited to have the chance to talk with students about career options within wealth management, a career path he has found very fulfilling. Chris is the founder of Brown Miller Wealth Management, which had been a part of Wells Fargo Advisors until he…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Alex Reed

October 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: INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer Discussion Leader: Dr. Alex Reed, Associate Professor of Legal Studies Date: Wednesday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Nicholas Allen

October 10 @ 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: BEATLEBONE by Kevin Barry Discussion Leader: Dr. Nicholas Allen, Director of the Willson Center and Professor in Humanities Date: Monday, October 10, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought eleven years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability…

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Dorothé Otemann Development Suite Dedication

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

The Dorothé Otemann Development Suite Dedication will be held Friday, October 14,  from 3-4:30 p.m. in Moore Hall. We are grateful to Becky Winkler for her generous gift in honor of her dear friend, Dorothé, which makes this dedication possible. This event is by invitation only.

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Resume and Cover Letter Refresher Session

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Sign up via the Honors Network Virtual via Zoom This virtual refresher course for resume and cover letter writing will provide an overview of best practices to help you get your application materials tuned up and ready to go. Students planning to apply for the Honors Internship Program, HISP, or Mid-Term Foundation Fellowship are especially encouraged to attend. Contact: Elizabeth Hughes, ejhsears@uga.edu

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Resume and Cover Letter Work Session

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Sign up via the Honors Network Location: 116 Moore Hall This in-person work session will provide resume and cover letter tip sheets and ample time to receive feedback and revise your documents. Drop into the session any time, bring your laptop and a hard copy of your resume/cover letter, and stay as long as you would like. Elizabeth Hughes and Kora Burton will be on hand to provide feedback as you polish your resume and cover letter.…

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Resume and Cover Letter Work Session

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Sign up via the Honors Network Location: 116 Moore Hall This in-person work session will provide resume and cover letter tip sheets and ample time to receive feedback and revise your documents. Drop into the session any time, bring your laptop and a hard copy of your resume/cover letter, and stay as long as you would like. Elizabeth Hughes and Kora Burton will be on hand to provide feedback as you polish your resume and cover letter.…

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Resume and Cover Letter Refresher Session

October 20 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Sign up via the Honors Network Location: Virtual via Zoom This virtual refresher course for resume and cover letter writing will provide an overview of best practices to help you get your application materials tuned up and ready to go. Students planning to apply for the Honors Internship Program, HISP, or Mid-Term Foundation Fellowship are especially encouraged to attend. Contact: Elizabeth Hughes, ejhsears@uga.edu

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Honors Book Discussion with Jessica Hunt

October 24 @ 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: GOLD DIGGERS by Sanjena Sathian Discussion Leader: Ms. Jessica Hunt, Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarships, Morehead Honors College Date: Monday, October 24, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: A magical realist coming-of-age story, Gold Diggers skewers the model minority myth to tell a hilarious and moving story about immigrant identity, community, and the underside of ambition. A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in…

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Honors Book Discussion with Professor Grace Jun

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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: UNIVERSAL MATERIALITY: WEARABLE INTERACTION DESIGN AND COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS FOR ACCESSIBLE WEARABLE SOLUTIONS by Jeanne Tan and Grace Jun Discussion Leader: Professor Grace Jun, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design (and co-author of book) Date: Wednesday, October 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (note special time) Location: Moore Hall 309 Description: Universal Materiality is a summary of design examples from a collaboration including designers, engineers, occupational therapists, nonprofits, academic…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Cas Mudde

October 26 @ 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 FAR RIGHT TODAY by Cas Mudde Discussion Leader: Dr. Cas Mudde, Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Professor of International Affairs (and author of the book) Date: Wednesday, October 26, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: The far right is back with a vengeance. After several decades at the political margins, far-right politics has again taken center stage. In this timely book, leading global expert…

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November 2022

Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Carolyn Medine

November 1 @ 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 JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED by Howard Thurman Discussion Leader: Dr. Carolyn Medine, Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for African American Studies Date: Tuesday, November 1, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: Famously known as the text that Martin Luther King Jr. sought inspiration from in the days leading up to the Montgomery bus boycott, Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited helped shape…

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Movie night with Dean Amstutz

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30602 United States
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Join Dean Amstutz for a screening of Ratatouille on Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. in the Tate Theater. Admission is free, and popcorn and bottled water will be provided. The film will be introduced by Dr. Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts in the Department of Theatre & Film Studies. Dr. Neupert teaches film history and theory. His special areas of interest are French cinema, narrative theory, and animation. He is teaching a course on animation history this…

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Honoring Philanthropy

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Herty Field, Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

Honoring Philanthropy is an evening celebration of giving thanks to donors and friends of the Morehead Honors College. Hosted by the Morehead Honors College, it will be held Friday, November 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. on Herty Lawn. This event is by invitation only.

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Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Yohannes Abate

November 9 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Sign up via the Honors Network Dr. Yohannes Abate is the Susan Dasher and Charles Dasher MD Professor of Physics at the University of Georgia. Abate’s condensed matter physics research interests include fundamental nanoscale physical phenomena and interactions in nano- and quantum- materials. His group implements various terahertz, infrared, and optical spectroscopy and imaging techniques with diffraction unlimited spatial resolution. The lecture will be held on November 9 from 12:20-1:10pm in 102 Moore Hall. Please make sure…

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Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Santanu Chatterjee

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 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 Thursday, November 10 with Dr. Santanu Chatterjee, Associate Dean for Diversity, International, and Master’s Programs and Dr. Harold A. Black Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Terry College of Business. He will be presenting "Social Influences and Decision-Making.” In this talk, Dr. Chatterjee will review some recent advances in behavioral economics on how fairness, gratitude, and random acts of kindness influence our decision-making…

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Lunchbox Lecture with Dr. Richard Blissett

November 16 @ 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, November 16 with Dr. Richard Blissett, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy in the Mary Frances Early College of Education. He will be presenting "Having Justice in Mind: The Social Psychology of Race-Conscious Education Politics.” Dr. Blissett is the principal investigator of the Democracy and Equity in Education Politics research group (https://coe.uga.edu/research/labs/deep), and the principal…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Éric Morales-Franceschini

November 16 @ 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: OLGA DIES DREAMING by Xochitl Gonzalez Discussion Leader: Dr. Éric Morales-Franceschini, Assistant Professor of English and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Date: Wednesday, November 16, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: It's 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro “Prieto” Acevedo, are boldfaced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn, while Olga…

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Upcoming Honors Events

Welcome to the Morehead Honors College! Whether you are a current Honors student, a high schooler or parent looking for more information, or an Honors alum, we have events scheduled just for you.

Our calendar includes upcoming information sessions, external scholarship application deadlines, lunchbox lectures, book discussions, important semester dates, and events for our alumni and friends, among other items.

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