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The Future of Florida Summit

Hosted by the Graham Center, the summit gathers Florida students together to explore the most important issues facing our state while gaining leadership experience and networking. The 2019 summit will focus on the intersection of technology and public policy and take place Feb. 1 – Feb. 3. All majors are encouraged to apply. Competitive applicants [...]

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on December 3, 2018.

Seminar Event: Food for Thought

The Biology Department welcomes Dr. Beydoun, VP for the non-profit Houston Advancement Research Center (HARC) for November’s Food for Thought Lunch Seminar.
The event is Friday, Nov. 16th at 222 Carr Hall from 12:00pm-1:00pm, snacks will be provided!
For more info and to RSVP email:  info@biology.ufl.edu
The Biology Department welcomes Dr. Beydoun, VP for the non-profit Houston Advancement [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on November 12, 2018.

Explore the cosmos at ‘Starry Night’ Nov. 16

Visitors may observe the night sky and explore the world beyond at the Florida Museum of Natural History free, fun-filled “Starry Night” program Nov. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m.! Activities include the opportunity to use high-performance telescopes and see a portable planetarium show.  For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/starry-night or call 352-273-2062.

Filed under Academic, Events on November 12, 2018.

Seminar Event: Food for Thought

The Biology Department welcomes Dr. Beydoun, VP for the non-profit Houston Advancement Research Center (HARC) for November’s Food for Thought Lunch Seminar.
The event is Friday, Nov. 16th at 222 Carr Hall from 12:00pm-1:00pm, snacks will be provided!
For more info and to RSVP email:  info@biology.ufl.edu
The Biology Department welcomes Dr. Beydoun, VP for the non-profit Houston Advancement [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on November 4, 2018.

UF Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

UF Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This Halloween, the University of Florida joins Frankenreads, an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. The campus events include celebration, reading and discussion on the continuing relevance of this seminal literary work that, since its appearance, has influenced millions of people across [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 28, 2018.

Lynching, Violence, and the State in Contemporary India – Inderpal Grewal (Yale University)

Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:00pm
Smathers Library 100
Under the Modi government, Hindu right-wing activists and vigilantes have used Modi-government policies (prohibitions on beef-eating, for example) to target poor Muslim men in order to undercut their economic livelihood, and have circulated narratives of “love-jihad” to lynch Muslim men in relationships with non-Muslim women. At the same time, sexual [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 22, 2018.

‘Lost Bird Project’ artist to speak at Florida Museum Oct. 25

Artist Todd McGrain, creator of “The Lost Bird Project,” will speak Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Natural History. McGrain sculpted the statues of five extinct North American bird species, ranging from 4 to 6 feet in height, as a tribute to endangered and extinct species, and placed them [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 22, 2018.

Oct. 16. Defusing Hate: Counteracting Dangerous Speech

If hate speech is a warning sign of violence, than counteracting its dissemination provides us with an avenue for prevention. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Pugh Hall Ocora, the Bob Graham Center will host an open discussion with OverZero Executive Director Rachel Brown. Brown will explore the strategies and tools needed [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 14, 2018.

Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration by Professor Reuben Miller

This presentation examines the afterlife of mass incarceration. Drawing on fifteen years of research and practice with currently and formerly incarcerated people and ethnographic data collected in three iconic American cities, this presentation explores what it means to live in a “supervised society”—the hidden social world we’ve produced through our laws, policies and practices—and, more [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 8, 2018.

Florida Museum to host 13th annual Butterflyfest Oct. 13

Explore the lives of bats, bees, birds and butterflies at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 13th annual ButterflyFest on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about butterfly gardening, native pollinators, conservation, backyard wildlife and more. Enjoy the ButterflyFest Plant Sale Oct. 12-14, one of the museum’s largest sales of the year [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 8, 2018.