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ACCENT & JSU Present: A Conversation with Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren & Journalist Rula Jebreal

ACCENT Speakers Bureau and the Jewish Student Union will host A Conversation with Ambassador Michael Oren and Italian-Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal Sept. 16. The program starts at 8 p.m. at the University Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m., and admission is free. Students with a valid Gator 1 ID can pick up tickets from the [...]

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on September 16, 2014.

UF Genetics Institute Grad Program Information Session – 9/25

The UF Genetics Institute invites undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the Genetics & Genomics Doctoral Program to an information session on September 25 at 5 p.m., immediately following their mixer.
Students are encouraged to attend the mixer, starting at 4 p.m., and stay for a 30 minute information and question & answer [...]

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on September 16, 2014.

Global Islam and the Quest for Public Space

John L. Esposito, professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, will speak at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in Pugh Hall.
Esposito will discuss the complex and contentious relationship between Christians and Muslims including: the future of Islam in an increasing globalized [...]

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on September 16, 2014.

Graduate Student Research Day

The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) will be hosting its Third Annual Celebration of Graduate Research. The event is open to all graduate students, postdoctoral fellows/associates, researchers and faculty. They encourage undergraduate students participating in research activities to attend the event.
This year’s Graduate Student Research Day is themed around “Standing Out”. There will be a [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 8, 2014.

UF Graduate School Information Day

The UF Graduate School invites all undergraduate and graduate students to attend the annual UF Graduate School Information Day. The event will be held on September 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Emerson Alumni Hall.  The deadline to register is September 5, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Register here, http://tinyurl.com/GradInfoDay2014, to guarantee your [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 2, 2014.

“A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon”

Opening this week, the Florida Museum of Natural History’s new gallery exhibition tells the story of the Passenger Pigeon, which once numbered in the billions, and the human influence on its extinction. Highlights include personal accounts from famed naturalists who documented its biology and decline. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about related Florida [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 2, 2014.

Ask a Scientist

Science is all around you! Join the Florida Museum of Natural History for the “Ask a Scientist” event on Sept. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. to explore Lepidoptera and their conservation in celebration of the McGuire Center’s 10th anniversary with director Jaret Daniels! For more information, visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/ask-scientist-1/ or call 352-273-2062.

Filed under Academic, Events on September 2, 2014.

Fight the Hunger – Common Reading Program Event

Fight the Hunger is Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Florida Gym.
Join them during Food Action Month with a panel discussion that takes you through the food chain journey. From Bread of the Mighty Food Bank to the agencies it supports and finally to the mouths it helps feed, learn why 1 in 4 [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 2, 2014.

American Medical Association President Ardis Dee Hoven

On Monday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall, Current American Medical Association President, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven will discuss the organization’s aims to create a brighter future for American health care. As the nation’s health care system continues to evolve, the AMA is working to create sustainable physician practices that result in better [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 2, 2014.

Amendment 1: with Former Gov. Bob Graham

Join former U.S. Sen. and Gov. Bob Graham on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall for a discussion of the Florida water and land conservation amendment that Florida voters will have the opportunity to vote on this November. Based on current projections, Amendment 1 would provide more than $5 billion over the next [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 2, 2014.