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Black History Month 2018

Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

The University of Georgia and the Franklin College celebrate Black History Month 2018 with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus. Events began on Feb. 1 and Black History Month Kickoff is at noon on Monday Feb. 5 at Tate Plaza. An extraordinary breadth of lectures, performances, screenings and discussions featuring our students as well as guests to campus punctuate the celebrations all month long. The complete listing of events and opportunities is a testament to the variety and depth of what a university is all about.

 In honor of the observances and celebrations...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018

Posted 1 month 6 days ago
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Observances of the holiday commemorating the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday January 15 take on a sepcial significance in 2018, which will be 50th anniversary of his assassination in April, 1968. This important day of service across the United States to celebrate nonviolent activism in support of civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement is one of reflection, engagement, assessment and action in the name of a great American hero. As Dr. King noted in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance address in 1964: 

Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts. Negroes of the...

Bio sciences lab team brings science to life for elementary school students

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Great work from cellular biology faculty and graduate students, awakening young minds with the wonder of science:

It's 8 o'clock on a Friday morning, but the room in Barrow Elementary School is full of energetic chatter.

Fifth-grader Nora Murthy, in particular, is really excited. She's about to examine protists and other microorganisms under a high-power microscope. She and her classmates also will see the damage caused to red blood cells by parasites that cause diseases like malaria and African sleeping sickness, and they'll swab their hands and the bottoms of their shoes,...

Native American Heritage Month

Posted 3 months 3 days ago
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Once home to five different Native American tribes, the land on which the UGA campus sits today has a deep cultural history all its own that is often overlooked but retains the compelling power to teach. The Red & Black highlights Native American Heritage Month and ongoing efforts to educate the public about this rich culture:

The Institute of Native American Studies, Native American Student Association, the University Union and the Multicultural Services and Programs are coming together throughout the month of November to host various events highlighting and promoting education...

Common Good: Modern Buddhists and Altruism

Posted 4 months 3 days ago
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The department of religion will present the next seminar in the Common Good seminar series tonight at 7 pm in room 248 of the MLC. The talk, "Universal Compassion: Modern Buddhists and Altruism" by American Buddhist monk Gen Mondrub, is free and open to the public:

Mondrub will discuss connections between the search for inner peace and the creation of more peaceful relations between human beings in the context of modern Buddhism.

Mondrub serves as resident teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia, a meditation and study organization in Atlanta dedicated to the achievement...

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