a2ru Conference

UGA will host the 2018 National Conference for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) on the theme of "Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability." Students who are interested in volunteering during the conference should contact Mark Callahan, mark.callahan@uga.edu. All student volunteers who satisfy volunteer requirements will have free access to conference events.
The 2018 theme, Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability, is an invitation to explore the relationship between creativity and diverse cultural locations, by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in context of interdisciplinary artistic and environmental practice. The theme offers an opportunity to think broadly about the ecology of the arts and their environments, in terms of performance, design, and engineering. A land and sea grant institution inextricable from the town of Athens and the broader ecologies of Georgia and the Southeast, the University of Georgia will provide a rich context for thinking creatively about Arts Environments globally.
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Mentoring Events


Coffee and Bagels

Please join us for coffee and bagels on green roof outside Tate, Monday, October 1st, 2p - 4p.

Everyone is welcome.

Lunch at Ted's Most Best

We will meet for lunch at Ted's Most Best on Wednesday, October 24th, 12p -1:30p.

Tailgate before the Auburn Game

We gather 3 or so hours before the game on November 10th  in front of the MLC.  Look for details to follow.

Semester in Review

You just gotta be there!!  December 5th, 11a.

Study Break and Do Good

Take a break from studying for finals and volunteer with us.  More soon on this groovy thing.

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Applications are open for Campus Sustainability Grants

Have an idea to enhance sustainability in the local community? Apply for a Campus Sustainability Grant of up to $5,000 from the Office of Sustainability!

Optional pre-proposals are due on Friday, October 12, and proposals are due on Monday, November 12. 


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Certificate Impact

From initiatives that save our university millions of dollars in food waste every year to helping support sustainable solutions to invasive plant growth, our students are making a difference in the Athens-Clarke County community. Want to find out more? Take a look at some final portfolios produced by Certificate graduates, featuring their experiences with sustainability at UGA!

David Hasslinger's Portfolio

Lindsey Bineau's Portfolio

Mason Towe's Portfolio

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Social Ecology Studio Project Pilot Grants

The Social Ecology Studio is a multi-researcher, collaborative art workspace dedicated to advancing sustainability and resilience through the arts. Capitalizing on art’s ability to engage, inform and activate a diverse range of constituents, the studio acts as a bridge, humanizing and connecting community members and policy makers with issues entrenched in social ecology. The Studio facilitates collaborations with scientific and social research topics from across campus and the community, serving as a hub for graduate and undergraduate students to identify research opportunities while providing space and resources to work collaboratively.

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