Do facts still matter? The UGA Libraries and the Georgia Debate Union are hosting a debate on the importance and status of facts. The affirmative/pro side of the debate will be Facts matter more than fake news in contemporary society. Debate website includes a suggested reading list. For more information, visit: http://guides.libs.uga.edu/factsdebate
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“A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con men, and the Making of the United States,” Stephen Mihm, UGA history professor. Mihm's talk is in conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush." Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush – which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades – in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
"From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining," Drew Swanson, history professor at Wright State University.
Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush, which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades, in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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.
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.