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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, Newsletter 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.

The 12 Amendments

At 6 p.m. on Oct. 9 in conjunction with the League of Women Voters Alachua County/Gainesville and the Gainesville Sun, the Bob Graham Center will host a program examining the 12  constitutional amendments Florida voters will find on their ballot this November.
Jon Mills, dean emeritus and director of the Center for Governmental Responsibility at UF’s [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 8, 2018.

Sport and Social Justice: A Look at Athletes and Activism within Tennis

Friday, October 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Florida Gym (FLG 105)
Join the College of Health & Human Performance for the kickoff of the Susie and Tom Wasdin Lecture Series, featuring tennis pros Todd Martin, MaliVai “Mal” Washington and Bryan Shelton.
From Arthur Ashe to Serena Williams, the game of tennis has changed over a short period of time. [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 8, 2018.

Lunch and Learn with the Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center and Career Connection Center will be hosting a free Lunch and Learn with MotionPoint for students registered with the DRC. Learn more about MotionPoint and some of their great employment opportunities! This virtual Lunch & Learn will be on October 9, 2018 in Reid Hall from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Register [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 1, 2018.

Sport and Social Justice: A Look at Athletes and Activism within Tennis

Friday, October 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Florida Gym (FLG 105)
Join the College of Health & Human Performance for the kickoff of the Susie and Tom Wasdin Lecture Series, featuring tennis pros Todd Martin, MaliVai “Mal” Washington and Bryan Shelton.
From Arthur Ashe to Serena Williams, the game of tennis has changed over a short period of time. [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 1, 2018.

McNair Scholars Open House

The UF Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program invites the UF community to attend their Open House on Thursday, October 11 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Pugh Hall Ocora. The open house will provide interested students with an opportunity to meet the staff and current scholars and learn more about the program. The McNair Scholars [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 1, 2018.

New ‘Permian Monsters’ exhibit now open at Florida Museum

Florida Museum of Natural History visitors can learn about the world’s greatest extinction event with life-size models, real fossils, interactive dig pits and computer games in the museum’s current featured exhibit “Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs.” Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for Florida residents and $5.50 for ages 3-17. Florida Museum members and [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 1, 2018.

Explore More: The Internet of Things

The growing connection between the physical world and cyber space has catapulted us into the next Industrial Revolution.  At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Pugh Hall Ocora, John Harris, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will discuss UF’s role as an emerging leader in the Internet of Things.
From cybersecurity [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on September 3, 2018.