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The revolution will not be televised, the old song goes. In the Middle East in recent weeks, protests have been tweeted on Twitter, updated and liked on Facebook, and blogged and YouTubed as well. UNCG’s lecture series “Democracy: On the March or on the Ropes?” will launch with a lecture about the “Tunisia Effect,” specifically about social movements and social networks in the Arab region. “I’m not sure that the first talk could be timed any better given the popular unrest in Egypt right now,” says Dr. David Holian (Political Science), director of UNCG’s Center for Legislative Studies.

Items this week include Family Game Night at Jackson Library; iTunes U; Be Active NC; Agee gets 600th; Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum; Financial Aid Awareness Week Feb. 15-17; Active U employee fitness program; UNCG Dining launches YouFirst; Making connections with Spartan parents and families; The Black History 101 Mobile Museum; “Preparing the Black Community for Social Change”; The Great Conversation; This is a test; Campus Garden meeting; And the winners are