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Mississippi Freedom Project Panel

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is hosting a discussion at Pugh Hall on October 16 at noon as the MFP team reflects on the 12th annual trip to the Delta. The trip provides students with the opportunity to conduct oral history interviews with Civil Rights veterans, contemporary activists, local organizers, and more. MFP gives [...]

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on October 13, 2019.

Florida Museum invites art enthusiasts to ‘SciArt Meetup: Pollinators’ Oct. 15

Calling all art enthusiasts! Visit the Florida Museum of Natural History after hours for SciArt Meetups to explore exhibits and create art inspired by Florida nature and culture! With partners Santa Fe College Art Gallery and Wayfaring Painter, join the museum on Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for a brief art or science [...]

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on October 13, 2019.

Panel Discussion on Premodern Walls: Literal and Figurative Functions with David Frye and UF faculty

Following his public lecture on How Ancient Walls began Modern Barriers, David Frye will participate in a Panel discussion with other UF faculty to discuss various perceptions of premodern walls.
With brief presentations by Eleni Bozia (Classics): “‘All Roads Lead to Rome’: When your Walls Include the World”; Nina Caputo (History): “Real and Imagined Walls in [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 7, 2019.

Workshop: Archaeology, Walls, and Charting Premodern Technospheres with David Frye

In this workshop, Professor Frye discusses his ongoing archeological concerns with walls and their functions and how these help us map premodern technospheres.
This event is organized by the Mellon Intersections Group on Imagineering and the Technosphere.
This event is free and open to the public.
This workshop is October 10, from noon – 1 p.m, Pugh Hall [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 7, 2019.

How Ancient Walls Begat Modern Barriers with David Frye

How do walls—man-made and otherwise—define global-cultural limits? How do the physical/material characteristics of walls bear on/inform/reflect/etc. their religious, political, social, and economic meanings, and vice versa? How do walls mark cultural relations of infinity and finiteness, abundance and lack, presence and absence, etc.? What kinds of cultural dynamics are generated in/by walls? What kinds of [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 7, 2019.

A Conversation on the Racial Formation and Colonialism in Puerto Rico with Marisol LeBrón and Ileana Rodriguez-Silva

October 10th at 5pm in Ustler Hall Atrium
Join us in a conversation with two leading scholars whose research advances and complicates our understanding of Puerto Rico. Each scholar will present a piece of their work and then will be in conversation with each other and event attendees.
For more information visithttps://intersections.humanities.ufl.edu/events/
A Conversation on the Racial Formation [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 7, 2019.

Florida Museum presents ‘A Celebration of the Life of Alexander von Humboldt’ Oct. 6

The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating renowned naturalist Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m., at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This free event features a special performance by the Gainesville Master Chorale and a talk by best-selling author Andrea Wulf followed by Q&A and book signing. [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 1, 2019.

Florida Museum to host ‘Mushrooms at the Museum’ with all-day activities Sept. 29

In partnership with the Florida Academic Lichen and Fungi Enthusiasts League, the Florida Museum of Natural History hosts “Mushrooms at the Museum” Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event begins with a fungal foray outdoors through the University of Florida’s Natural Area Teaching Lab followed by a presentation by mushroom expert [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 24, 2019.

World Bioethics Day

The UF-VA UNESCO Bioethics Unit is excited to announce their 2019 World Bioethics Day Celebration! On Friday, October 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will have an exciting mix of presentation and discussion centering on bioethical principles and practices. All talks, aside from the 1 – 3 p.m. session, are open to the [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 24, 2019.

Engineering Declassified

New to engineering? Learn how to make the most of your Gator engineering experience by talking to faculty, staff, and students Wednesday, September 18th at 7PM in the Reitz Chamber Room. We will be covering topics such as academics, involvement, study abroad, research, and internships!
New to engineering? Learn how to make the most of your [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 16, 2019.