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  April
"Doing Digital History: A Graduate Student Workshop" with Benjamin Schmidt
Monday, April 21st, 2014 | 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Graduate students who are interested in attending should contact Jamie Kreiner at jkreiner@uga.edu before April 14.

Graduate Student Workshop with Benjamin Schmidt, Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University and core faculty at the NuLab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Schmidt's digital humanities research focuses particularly on text mining and massive historical datasets, with work in topic modeling, visualization, and thematic mapping, some of which he presents on his blog Sapping Attention. His work has been published and reported in The Atlantic, The New Republic, and the New York Times.

Location: LeConte Hall, Room 102


Data-Driven Histories: Reinterpreting Nineteenth-Century Data
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | 12:30 to 2:00

Guest lecture by Benjamin Schmidt, Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University and core faculty at the NuLab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Schmidt's digital humanities research focuses particularly on text mining and massive historical datasets, with work in topic modeling, visualization, and thematic mapping, some of which he presents on his blog Sapping Attention. His work has been published and reported in The Atlantic, The New Republic, and the New York Times.

Park Hall, Room 265.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense: James H. Welborn, III
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | 3:30pm to 6:30pm
James (Trae) Welborn will defend his dissertation entitled, "Drinkin', Fightin', Prayin': The Southern White Male in the Civil War Era" in Faculty Lounge, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Stephen Berry. Members of the university community are invited to attend. Please contact the graduate program at history@uga.edu if you wish to attend, to ensure adequate seating.

M.A. Thesis Defense: Rachel Bunker
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 | 12:30pm to 3:30p.m.
Rachel Bunker will defend her Master's thesis entitled, "Industry Warriors: Actuaries, Activists, and the Quest to Define Insurance in Twentieth Century America" in the faculty lounge, LeConte Hall. The major professor is Dr. Shane Hamilton. Members of the university community are invited to attend. Please contact the graduate program at history@uga.edu if you wish to attend, to ensure adequate seating.

History Dept. Dinner and Graduate Student Awards
Monday, April 28th, 2014 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
History Department faculty, graduate students, retirees and staff are invited to attend our Annual Awards dinner and ceremony. Location: Demosthenian Hall.

PhD Oral Comprehensive Examination: Ashley Roseberry
Monday, April 28th, 2014 | 11:00am to 2:00pm
Ashley Roseberry will take her oral comprehensive examinations in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office at history@uga.edu to ensure adequate seating.

Reading Day
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
These days have been designated by the University Council to provide time for students to prepare for final examinations. No mandatory assignments are to be scheduled for completion during reading days -- either for course work or extra-curricular or co-curricular activities. Exceptions for good cause can be made to this policy by the Vice President for Instruction. Nothing in this policy limits an instructor from scheduling optional study reviews for students during reading days.
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Spring 2014 Final Exams
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 to Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
April 30, May 1,2,5,6. Wed – Fri; Mon, Tues.
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  May
Undergraduate Commencement and Awards Reception
Friday, May 9th, 2014 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Spring 2014, Fall 2013 and Summer 2014 graduating History majors and their families are invited to an Open House Graduation Reception the afternoon of May 9 (Commencement day).

Location: Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room (3rd floor, East Wing). Refreshments will be served by campus catering. RSVP required to angela87@uga.edu.
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Spring 2014 Undergraduate Commencement
Friday, May 9th, 2014 | 7:00pm
The 2014 Spring Undergraduate Commencement exercise will be held inside Sanford Stadium. Tickets are not required. If you are unable to attend the Undergraduate exercise, watch it live on UGA's streaming link or YouTube site.
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Spring 2014 Graduate Student Commencement
Friday, May 9th, 2014 | 10:00am
The 2014 Spring Graduate Student Commencement ceremony will be held in Stegeman Coliseum. Tickets are not required.
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