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Media Advisory: UGA to participate in Focus the Nation

Media Advisory: UGA to participate in Focus the Nation

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia students will participate in Focus the Nation, a national teach-in on global warming solutions, Jan. 30 – 31.

Jan 30
2% Solution web cast at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Hall Ballroom, followed by a free dinner.

Jan 31
Events throughout the day include: lecture by Ecology of a Cracker Childhood author Janisse Ray at 2 p.m. and the Charter Lecture presented by National Geographic executive editor Dennis Dimick at 3:30 p.m. Both lectures will be held in the Mahler Auditorium of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel and admission is free.

The event will conclude with a Power Hour Rally featuring Athens mayor Heidi Davison at 7 p.m. at the 40 Watt (located at 285 W. Washington St. in Athens), followed by performances from locally favorite bands. In addition to support from the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, local businesses, non-profits and UGA are also supporting the event.

More than 1,000 universities and colleges in all 50 states will participate in Focus the Nation, making it the largest teach-in in U.S. history.

For more information including the full schedule and sponsors, please see the UGA Focus the Nation web site at National information is available at