Florida Museum to open new crocodile exhibit May 18

The Florida Museum of Natural History opens its newest featured exhibit, “CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World” May 18 with special activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can see live reptiles, test their strength against a crocodile’s bite, learn how they hunt using soundwaves and learn about Gomek, the largest crocodile exhibited [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on May 14, 2019.

The Czech Republic, European Union and the Rise of Populism

Monday, April 15, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Turlington 3312
Lunchtime Symposium with Martin Nekola, PhD.
Dr. Martin Nekola received his doctorate in political science at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research is focused on non-democratic regimes, the era of Communism, Czech communities abroad and the East-European anti-communist exiles in the USA during the Cold [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on April 15, 2019.

Moonshot with historian Douglas Brinkley

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing in 1969, historian Douglas Brinkley will speak at the University of Florida on April 19 on his new book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race. The perennial New York Times best-selling author and CNN presidential historian will speak at Pugh Hall, MacKay Auditorium at 6 [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on April 7, 2019.

Science: Unsilenced

Students and faculty are invited to join the Science: Unsilenced series of campus events the week of April 15, devoted to expanding conversations about the First Amendment/censorship issues to the sciences:
Monday, April 15: Short film screening and lunch, “Let Science Speak,” Frazier-Rogers Hall, room 122 (Showings & pizza from 11:30-12:15; or 12:30-1:15).
Tuesday, April 16: Science: Unsilenced panel, Pugh Hall Ocora, 6 p.m. Join [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on April 7, 2019.

UF College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

The Vet Med Open House is April 13, 2019 from 10 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a full day of animal and educational activities. Talks on how to get into vet school, canine and equine demonstrations by law enforcement, and service exhibitions. Guests can enjoy a food truck rally, souvenirs for sale and a Teddy Bear [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on April 7, 2019.

Loud and Proud: An Alternative Literary History of Haiti’s Women Writers with Nadève Ménard

April 16, 2019 at 12:30PM in Smathers Library 100
Dr. Nadève Ménard will engages with literary criticism specifically as it pertains to Haiti’s female authors and their works. Currently, most literary scholarship on Haitian women foregrounds the works of Marie Chauvet and Edwidge Danticat as well as a few other contemporary authors such as Yanick Lahens, [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on April 7, 2019.

Florida Museum to host photography workshop April 14

Snap the picture of a lifetime April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit, featuring more than 50 species at any given time. During this special event, use tripods and other photographic equipment not usually permitted. The fee is $40, or $35 for museum members, and [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on April 7, 2019.

Florida Museum invites artists, designers to ‘SciArt Meetup: Da Vinci’ April 16

Artists and designers are invited to 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 April 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. for a brief art [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on April 7, 2019.

Finding Disability in the Archives Seminar

The Disability Resource Center and the inaugural DRC Faculty Fellow Dr. Hether Vrana welcomes you to a Disability Studies Seminar on Finding Disability in the Archive: A Historical Approach to Disability Inquiry.
Join us April 10 from 12 to 2  p.m. in the Disability Resource Center in Reid Hall.
If you are interested in attending our lectures [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on April 7, 2019.

Chant Down Babylon: Rastafari-Its Roots, Its Legacy with W. Gabriel Selassie I

April 1, 2019 at 4:30pm in Smathers Library 100
In the 1970s’ Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and numerous other Jamaican musicians exported Afro-Jamaican culture to the world and became international stars. The popularity of reggae music brought the once-shunned Rastafari out of the slums of Trenchtown, Jamaica to international cultural, political, and social respectability. [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 24, 2019.