2018 Capturing Science Contest

UGA Libraries is hosting the 2018 Capturing Science Contest to encourage STEM communication in a diversity of formats. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for $1,700 in prizes. 
Guidelines: Explain a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any medium of your choice.
Prizes: The top three undergraduate and graduate submission each receive prizes of $500, $250, and $100.
Deadline: 5:00pm, November 26, 2018 
Eligibility: All currently-enrolled UGA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Students may submit works used for other class assignments. Multiple entries are acceptable.
Contest Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Clarity of expression
  • Creativity
  • Appeal to a broad audience
Formats: Any and all formats and genres are encouraged! Examples include: essays, board games, virtual reality, videos, music, software, apps, curricula, lesson plans, poems, infographics, fiction, and exhibits. See last years’ winners and submissions for more examples.
Sponsored by UGA Libraries & The Office of Research
Learn more here. For questions please contact Chandler Christoffel

Stillpoint Staff Applications Due

Stillpoint Literary Magazine is UGA’s premier student-run literary magazine that has served as a forum for creative work since 1967. Staff applications are open to all majors and can be found on our website. Applications are due SEPTEMBER 20th. Send completed applications or questions to uga.stillpoint@gmail.com. Informal interviews will be held after applications have been reviewed. For more information, please visit http://stillpointliterarymagazine.com/.

UGA Faculty: Open Writing Time in MLC

The Office of Faculty Affairs, the Miller Learning Center, and the Office of Research are pleased to offer faculty “Open Writing Time” in the MLC Reading Room on Wednesdays and Fridays during Fall semester 2018 (Aug 15-Nov 30) from 7:30 – 9:30 am.

No registration is required and you can get a 10% discount at the MLC Jittery Joe’s during writing hours. Get in some early morning writing this fall and make progress on your writing projects!

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Write@UGA 2018’s Main Event

Christie Henry, Director of Princeton University Press

Don your hiking boots, grab your binoculars, and get ready to survey the landscape of knowledge! Princeton University Press’s first female director, Christie Henry, combines her passion for writing and the sciences into three timely and thought-provoking lectures. On Friday, February 9th, Henry will present a lecture and two workshops at the University of Georgia which will seek to connect writers and scholars to the public world of writing beyond the university.

Henry’s first two events will take place in Room 277 of the Special Collections Library. The first, “A Field Guide to Books and the Ecosystem of Ideas,” will take place from 9:00 am and 10:00 am, while the second, “On Writing as an Essential Nutrient in the Ecosystem of Knowledge,” will follow shortly after and run from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Her final workshop, “In Search of Charismatic Species (and Authors): How to Write Books for General Readers,” will take place in the Miller Learning Center Room 372 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Registration links for each of these events are included with their descriptions below:

In her first lecture, Henry compares the threat of climate change to the threats facing books and knowledge in today’s information ecosystem. Faculty and students will learn how ideas evolve through the stages of research, teaching, and publication. Register to attend “A Field Guide to Books and the Ecosystem of Ideas” at: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55tREc1OuSyni0R.

Henry’s second presentation moves from print to digital texts. She will discuss how fake news and short-attention spans act as invasive species in the digital landscape of communication and threaten the vitality of the ecosystem of knowledge. Henry articulates how teaching, writing, and publishing can bolster the thought process, providing nutrients to ideas and communication within this ecosystem. Henry invites participants to consider what the digital mean for writing in the higher-education curriculum and in academic careers. Register to attend “On Writing as an Essential Nutrient in the Ecosystem of Knowledge” at: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0MyVjGxeYdYC2vH.

Henry’s final event focuses on academics writing for the public and is aimed at faculty considering writing for general audiences. The trade book’s purpose is to enlighten, educate, and endure in ways that interest the public. Drawing on topics presented in her first lecture, Henry advocates for the book’s purpose: to fortify scholarship by cultivating a new species of readers to combat an era of severe climate threats to knowledge. Register to attend “In Search of Charismatic Species (and Authors): How to Write Books for General Readers” at: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hmaM90GFyawrDD/.

Christie Henry’s presentations are being brought to you through Write@UGA, a collaboration between the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Department of English, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Affairs, UGA Press, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.  The Writing Intensive Program, the Writing Certificate Program, and the CTL’s Writing Fellows Program are serving as administrative sponsors.

The Classic Journal: Open for Submissions!

Undergraduates: Submit your work for publication!

The Classic is pleased to announce its fall open reading period and call for papers for the Spring 2018 Issue.

Reading Period: October 15—January 15

Work from or inspired by UGA courses—including WIP courses, upper-division writing-intensive courses, and courses across the discipline with a major writing project—will be considered for publication by a multi-disciplinary editorial team.

Students will receive feedback on each submission. Upon notification of acceptance, students will work with the editors to prepare the manuscript for publication. Submission guidelines, the general submission form, and the science submission form are available on The Classic‘s website.

And new this year: faculty and graduate teaching assistants are encouraged to nominate student work to be considered for publication. You can find the nomination form on the journal’s website, as well.

Questions? Please email Lindsey Harding.

Stillpoint Staff Applications Open

Stillpoint Literary Magazine is looking for new staff members. Stillpoint is UGA’s student-run literary magazine that has served as a forum for the creative work of UGA undergraduates since 1967.

To learn more and to download the application, please see Stillpoint’s new website: http://stillpointliterarymagazine.com/ Email completed applications here: uga.stillpoint@gmail.com by MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND.

Short interviews will be held between Oct. 3rd and Oct. 8th. If chosen for an interview, a member of the Stillpoint executive board will contact you with more information.
If you have any questions, contact the staff here: http://stillpointliterarymagazine.com/contact/

Contest: Communicating STEM Concepts

Writers, here’s a great opportunity to win up to $500! The Capturing Science Contest, sponsored by the UGA Science Library, is looking for cool new ways to communicate STEM concepts in non-traditional forms.

The goal is to explain a STEM concept to a general audience using any media and form you like. Undergraduates and graduate students are all eligible to submit work and multiple entries are accepted.

The deadline is November 27, 2017 and the contest guidelines and criteria are available at guides.libs.uga.edu/capturingscience. You can also contact Chandler Christoffel, Instruction & Research Librarian, with questions.