First Year Odyssey

Events

Experience

Concerts, lectures, undergraduate research, service-learning, films and more give you opportunities to enhance your learning experience.

Students enrolled in First-Year Odyssey seminars are required to attend at least three campus events during the semester.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Wed. August 16, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/tour-

Thursday Twilight Tour: Giò Ponti

Thu. August 17, 2017, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/thurs

Gallery Talk: Janice Simon

Fri. August 18, 2017, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia, for a special tour of “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade.”
Event type: Lecture    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/galle

Tour at Two: “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan”

Wed. August 23, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Hillary Brown, director of communications, will lead a tour.
Event type: Tour    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/tour-

Italians and Design Film Series: "Amare Gio Ponti"

Thu. August 24, 2017, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
In conjunction with the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.
Event type: Film    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/itali

Morning Mindfulness

Fri. August 25, 2017, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation. Sessions include instructor-led meditation, reflection and mindfulness techniques. No experience is necessary. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged; please contact 706.542.0448 or sagekincaid@uga.edu.
Event type: Personal Enrichment    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/morni

Dawg Day of Service

Sat. August 26, 2017, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM - Tate Student Center Grand Hall
Dawg Day of Service is UGA's largest annual day of service, providing students with opportunities to work with other motivated students to make a positive impact in the Athens community! Registration opens at 9 AM in the Tate Grand Hall, and service will begin around 10:30 AM. Service will wrap up around 12:30 PM and pizza will be served after. Come join us for a great day of service!
This event is limited to 500 students
Reservation information: Students should register at: https://uga.givepulse.com/event/50178-Dawg-Day-of-Service-2017
Event type: Service    Host: ServeUGA
More information: Alexandra Case, 706-583-0830, serve.uga.athens@gmail.com, //cls.uga.edu/content_page/ServeUGA

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Wed. August 30, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.
Event type: Tour    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/tour-

Italians and Design Film Series: "La Strada"

Thu. August 31, 2017, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Federico Fellini drew on his own circus background for the 1954 classic “La Strada.” Set in a seedy travelling carnival, this symbolism-laden drama was the winner of the first official Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. Starring Giulietta Masina and Anthony Quinn. (1954, NR. 108 min.)
Event type: Film    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/itali

Tour at Two: Giò Ponti

Wed. September 6, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will lead a gallery talk in the exhibition.
Event type: Tour    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/tour-

Studio Workshop: Drawing

Thu. September 7, 2017, 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials.Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (September 7, 14, 21 and 28)). Space is limited; call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.
Reservation information: Call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/studi

Morning Mindfulness

Fri. September 8, 2017, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation. Sessions include instructor-led meditation, reflection, and mindfulness techniques. No experience is necessary. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged; please contact 706.542.0448 or sagekincaid@uga.edu.
Reservation information: please contact 706.542.0448 or sagekincaid@uga.edu.
Event type: Personal Enrichment    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/morni

Sunday Spotlight Tour: “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan”

Sun. September 10, 2017, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join Georgia Museum of Art docents for a special tour of the exhibition.
Event type: Tour    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/sunda

Lunchtime Time Machine: Why Have Disney Princesses Always Worn Long Dresses?

Tue. September 12, 2017, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Jennifer Palmer. Professor Palmer is a historian of early modern Europe who researches and writes about race, gender, the family, and property, and her first book follows the stories of people who built families and fortunes on both sides of the French Atlantic. She teaches courses about Europe, the Atlantic world, women and gender, race, and pirates. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Wed. September 13, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.
Event type: Tour    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/tour-

Studio Workshop: Drawing

Thu. September 14, 2017, 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (September 7, 14, 21 and 28)). Space is limited; call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.
Reservation information: Call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/studi

Student Night

Thu. September 14, 2017, 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of music, food, fun, and themed activities to celebrate the current exhibitions. Student Night is generously sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.
Event type: Music    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/stude

Italians and Design Film Series: "La Dolce Vita"

Thu. September 14, 2017, 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
One of Federico Fellini’s most celebrated films, “La Dolce Vita” presents a series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. 1960, NR. 180 min.
Event type: Film    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/itali

Artful Conversation: John Linton Chapman

Wed. September 20, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for an in-depth group conversation focusing on John Linton Chapman’s painting “Via Appia.”
Event type: Tour    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/artfu

Studio Workshop: Drawing

Thu. September 21, 2017, 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (September 7, 14, 21 and 28). Space is limited; call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.
Reservation information: Call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/studi

Morning Mindfulness

Fri. September 22, 2017, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to participate in free guided mindfulness meditation. Sessions include instructor-led meditation, reflection and mindfulness techniques. No experience is necessary. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged; please contact 706.542.0448 or sagekincaid@uga.edu.
Reservation information: Please contact 706.542.0448 or sagekincaid@uga.edu
Event type: Personal Enrichment    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/morni

Tour at Two: “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection”

Wed. September 27, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.
Event type: Tour    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/tour-

Studio Workshop: Drawing

Thu. September 28, 2017, 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM - 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (September 7, 14, 21 and 28). Space is limited; call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.
Reservation information: Call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.
Event type: Art    Host: Georgia Museum of Art
More information: Hillary Brown, 706-542-4662, hazbrown@uga.edu, //georgiamuseum.org/calendar/event-all/studi

Lunchtime Time Machine: How Did a Millionaire Start the Russian Revolution?

Tue. October 17, 2017, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Scott Nelson. Professor Nelson is the prizewinning author of five books on nineteenth-century American history, including Steel Drivin’ Man (2007), about the life and legend of John Henry, and A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters (2012). He teaches the first half of the U.S. survey and courses on the U.S. South and the history of capitalism. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Lunchtime Time Machine: What Was Medical Racism?

Tue. November 14, 2017, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 Leconte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Chana Kai Lee. Professor Lee teaches courses in the history of the Civil Rights movement, the history of Georgia, twentieth-century U.S. social history and contemporary issues in African American life and culture. She is the author of the prize-winning book For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Lunchtime Time Machine: Is Habitat Actually Good for Humanity?

Tue. January 16, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Oscar Chamosa. Professor Chamosa’s current research deals with race relations and the politics of folklore in rural Argentina, and his teaching interests include human rights, popular culture, and popular religion in Latin America. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Lunchtime Time Machine: Who Opened the U.S.-Mexican Border?

Tue. February 13, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Cindy Hahamovitch. Professor Hahamovitch teaches courses in U.S. history, labor history, and the history of immigration. She is the author of The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (1997) and the triple prize-winning No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (2011). Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Lunchtime Time Machine: Would There Have Been a Civil Rights Movement Without MLK, Jr.?

Tue. March 20, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Robert Pratt. Professor Pratt teaches courses on the Civil Rights Movement, modern African American history, and history and film. He is the author of several books, including a history of the desegregation of UGA. His most recent book is entitled Selma’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

Lunchtime Time Machine: What Did Imaginary Cities Look Like in the Middle Ages?

Tue. April 17, 2018, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM - 101 LeConte
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Ari Levine. Professor Levine teaches courses in Chinese, East Asian, and world history. He is the author of Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China, and he’s currently completing a book project on urban space and cultural memory in the Northern Song capital of Kaifeng. Free admission, free pizza.
Event type: Lecture    Host: Department of History
More information: Laurie Kane, history@uga.edu

NOTE : The information included in this list of Events was obtained from the sponsors. Although we will strive for perfection, we cannot be responsible for any misinformation provided to us regarding dates, times and prices. If you would like to inquire about having an Event included in the Odyssey event calendar, please email fyo@uga.edu with the relevant details.