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Talk: "Geezerball", Richie Zweigenhaft

Note! Tonight's Evening Public Tour is still happening.

The Weatherspoon and UNCG has been closely monitoring the complex and rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are in close contact with local, state, and federal agencies as well as health officials and other universities to ensure we are making consistent, fact-based decisions about our activities and our operations. Based on these discussions at this time we plan to proceed with tonight's program.

We know that there are a wide range of circumstances and situations that our attendees must consider. Based on CDC guidelines, anyone who is experiencing any symptoms or is otherwise ill, anyone with underlying medical issues (particularly chronic issues like heart or lung disease and diabetes), and anyone who feels more at risk due to age or other personal circumstances should not attend.

Of course, we hope to see you tonight. If you join us, please remember some of the simple guidelines prepared by the CDC that will help protect you and limit any risk to others. In fact, the same actions that help prevent the spread of the flu also help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. These actions include:

• Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid shaking hands.
• Cover your cough with a tissue or sneeze/cough into your elbow.
• Disinfect frequently touched objects using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with those who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

You can find more detail here or at our UNCG coronavirus website.

These are challenging times, but we remain excited about tonight's talk and look forward to seeing you there.

A noontime pickup basketball game started at Guilford College in 1976. Now, 44 years later, it is still going. In this engaging account (published in 2020)—part history, part memoir— Richie Zweigenhaft, Professor of Psychology, explores some of the reasons that this game has lasted into the 21st century, and why it has become so central in the lives of a group of aging adults. 

A book signing for his book Geezerball: North Carolina Basketball at its Eldest will be hosted by Scuppernong Books will follow the talk.

Richie Zweigenhaft, Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology at Guilford College, received his BA from Wesleyan University, his MA from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the co-author with G. William Domhoff of a number of books on diversity in the American power structure and the co-editor with Eugene Borgida of a book on collaboration in psychological science. He is also the author or co-author of many academic articles and some articles that have appeared in more popular publications, including the New York Times and Mother Jones.

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