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‘Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived’ exhibit closes Jan. 4

The largest shark ever known swims out of town on Jan. 4, 2015! Don’t miss your chance to be consumed with awe at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s featured exhibit about megalodon, a dominant marine predator that once cruised the world’s oceans. Walk through the full-scale jaw of a 60-foot-long shark sculpture to learn [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on December 8, 2014.

Department of English Film Screening

Come out to The Wooly downtown on Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m. for a free screening of seven short films made by the students of ENG 4136.  The films all take Gainesville as their inspiration, and the screening will last about 45 minutes. Afterwards, the filmmakers will stick around to answer all of your [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on December 8, 2014.

Gators Going Green Sustainability Summit

Gators Going Green will be hosting a Sustainability Summit on Wednesday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at the law school in room HOL285C. With the holidays just around the corner, this month’s theme will be consumerism. The summit will feature a presentation by the UF Office of Sustainability as well as a short documentary showing, [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on December 8, 2014.

Uncertain Actions, Inexperienceable Evidence: Towards New Practices of the Future

In her talk “Towards New Practices of the Future”, Wendy Chun will explore the relationship between scientific data, theory, and practice. The scientific pursuit for truth is being questioned by the debate over climate change, and new big data research methods are changing how scientists make predictions about the future. As Dr. Chun will suggest, [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on December 1, 2014.

HESCAH Lecture: Art and Science as Parallel and Divergent Ways of Knowing

The lecture is Tuesday, December 2 at 6 p.m. in the Harn Museum of Art.
Nowadays, artists and scientists tend to think of their ways of probing the world as distinctly different.  But such was not always the case (in fact the divide is only a few centuries old; think of Leonardo, think of the wonder [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on December 1, 2014.

Register now for 36th Collectors Day Jan. 10

Calling all collectors! Are you crazy about toy cars or have a monstrous collection of microscopes? Share your passion at the 36th celebration of collectors and collections at the Florida Museum of Natural History on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free, popular event has attracted collectors from across the Southeast [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on December 1, 2014.

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 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 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.