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UF Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

UF Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This Halloween, the University of Florida joins Frankenreads, an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. The campus events include celebration, reading and discussion on the continuing relevance of this seminal literary work that, since its appearance, has influenced millions of people across [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 28, 2018.

Lynching, Violence, and the State in Contemporary India – Inderpal Grewal (Yale University)

Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:00pm
Smathers Library 100
Under the Modi government, Hindu right-wing activists and vigilantes have used Modi-government policies (prohibitions on beef-eating, for example) to target poor Muslim men in order to undercut their economic livelihood, and have circulated narratives of “love-jihad” to lynch Muslim men in relationships with non-Muslim women. At the same time, sexual [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 22, 2018.

‘Lost Bird Project’ artist to speak at Florida Museum Oct. 25

Artist Todd McGrain, creator of “The Lost Bird Project,” will speak Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Natural History. McGrain sculpted the statues of five extinct North American bird species, ranging from 4 to 6 feet in height, as a tribute to endangered and extinct species, and placed them [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on October 22, 2018.

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 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.