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Future of Florida: Political Action Summit

SAVE THE DATE for the Second Annual Future of Florida: Political Action Summit, Feb. 20-22, 2015.  To educate and engage Florida’s university students about voter registration and political activism. For information and an application go to http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/futureoffloridasummit

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on November 24, 2014.

Department of Political Science Film Series, Dr. Steven Craig will introduce, “House of Cards”

For the department of Political Science Film Series, Dr. Steven Craig will introduce, “House of Cards,” Monday, December 1 at 6:15 p.m. in 1002 NPB.
They will show two episodes and have a discussion.
For more information and more films in the series, please see: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/pjwoods/Politics%20Through%20Feature%20Film%20AY%202014-2015.pdf.  All students, faculty, and staff welcomed.

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on November 24, 2014.

3D Printing and Scanning Workshop

Interested in 3D printing? Check out the Center for Undergraduate Research’s 3D Printing and Scanning Workshop in Marston Science Library Visualization Room on Monday, November 17 from 4-5 p.m. There will be a presentation followed by a demonstration and a Q & A session. The link to the Facebook event has more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/701139906650988/?notif_t=plan_user_joined
Questions? Contact [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on November 17, 2014.

Narratives of Capitalism: Reading and Writing the Future of the Global Economy

Narratives of Capitalism with Dr. Christopher Michaelson is November 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Hough Hall 150.
Human beings make narrative sense of life, including economic life, to understand: who works and why, what and when to produce, and how much and where to consume. The novel has become a classic, near-universal form of critical, narrative [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on November 10, 2014.

Executive Vice President of FedEx Talk

Rob Carter is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of FedEx (a $47 billion company).
Considered best CIO in the world and #18 on Fast Companies list of most creative people in business, he changed FedEx from a package delivery company to a sophisticated logistics company. And he received his Bachelor of Science in Computer [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on November 10, 2014.

GMO Technology: What Do The Facts Say?

Dr. Alison Van Eenennam, 2013 Borlaug Communications Award Winner, University of California-Davis, will discuss her experiences as a scientist speaking on controversial topics. She makes the  case that scientists  have a responsibility to speak up when the facts are misrepresented to the public. The event is free on November 13 at 2 p.m. in Emerson [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on November 10, 2014.

Film Screening: You Belong to Me

On Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. the Bob Graham Center will co-host a screening of You Belong to Me, a documentary that tells the 1952 story of Ruby McCollum, an African-American woman, who killed a prominent white doctor in Live Oak, Florida and the remarkable secrets and terrible truths revealed during her trial and incarceration. [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on November 10, 2014.

Agriculture’s Role in Mitigating Global Challenges

Please  join Dr. Robb Fraley, 2013 World Food Prize Laureate and Exec. VP and Chief Technology Officer for Monsanto Corporation, for a free lecture on Agriculture’s Role in Mitigating Global Challenges. The lecture is November 7 at 11 a.m. in the Reitz Grand Ballroom.
More information, contact IFAS Communications at 352-392-2411.

Filed under Academic, Events on November 3, 2014.

2014 Election Wrap Up

Two of Florida’s most prominent political commentators, Susan MacManus and Dan Smith, will discuss the results and implications of the 2014 elections at the Bob Graham Center on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall. The event and parking are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.

Filed under Academic, Events on November 3, 2014.

Florida Museum hosts School Holiday Camps Nov. 24-25

Enjoy school holidays at the Florida Museum of Natural History! There is still time to register children to explore monster myths Nov. 24 and a world of celebrations Nov. 25 through interactive activities and the museum’s collections and exhibits. Students must be enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2014-2015 school year to participate. Register your [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on November 3, 2014.