Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants Keynote

Tuesday, February 25, 2-3:30 pm, Smathers 100
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández explores the impact of immigration imprisonment in the mid-1980s, with enforcement resources deployed disproportionately against Latinos, and he looks at both the outsized presence of private prisons and how those on the political right continue, disingenuously, to link immigration imprisonment with national security risks and [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on February 24, 2020.

Social Media and Political Participation in Cameroon: Diasporic Discourse and Disruptive Politics

Lilian Lem Atanga who is a Fulbright visiting scholar will present a lecture that will examine discourse, social media and political participation in Cameroon. Specifically, she will be focusing on explaining how the Cameroonian Diaspora benefit from social network services (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp) to influence political action in the country (through disruptive political strategies). [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on February 24, 2020.

Florida Museum of Natural History Research Expo

Do you ever wonder what about the research that happens at the Florida Museum of Natural History? Interested in joining natural history research? Here’s your chance to find out! The Florida Natural History Museum and the UF Center for Undergraduate Research are hosting mini-expo for interested students to learn more about natural history research! Meet [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on February 24, 2020.

The Google AI Impact Challenge

February 26, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Smathers 100
Speaker: Oscar Wahltinez is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google working on Android, cameras and machine learning.
At Google, we believe that artificial intelligence can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives. issued an open call to organizations around the [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on February 24, 2020.

Join the Florida Museum for ‘Passport to Pollen Nation Gala’ Feb. 8, 2020

Join the Florida Museum of Natural History on Feb. 8, 2020, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. and be transported into a tropical paradise! Enjoy a fabulous evening of dinner, entertainment and dancing. Proceeds support museum programs. For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit or call 352-273-2047.

Filed under Academic, Events on February 3, 2020.

Ethics Cafe on Free Speech and Hate Speech

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3-4:30 pm, Smathers 100
Moderator: April Hines
(Librarian, College of Journalism and Communications)
Controversial speakers on campus have prompted vigorous debates about our approach to free speech in the public sphere: Are there limits to the speech that should be given a campus venue? How should universities like UF, and their local communities, respond?
This [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on January 27, 2020.

Learn about mosquitoes during Jan. 30 ‘Science on Tap’ at Cypress & Grove

The Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute will host “Science on Tap: Mosquitoes” at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. on Jan. 30, 2020, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the series “Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?” For more information, visit or call 352-273-2062.
The [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on January 27, 2020.

Who is Claude Shannon? Screening of the movie ‘The Bit Player’!

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering would be screening the movie ‘The Bit Player’ based on the life and works of Claude Shannon, the father of information theory. The movie will be screened on Monday, February 3rd from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Reitz Union Auditorium. There is no registration required and the entry [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on January 27, 2020.

Florida Museum to open new pollinator exhibit Jan. 25, 2020

The Florida Museum of Natural History invites visitors to “Get their game on” in the  new “Amazing Pollinators” special exhibition opening Jan. 25, 2020. Guests can become their favorite pollinators and embark on up to 48 short missions throughout a colorful maze in this immersive exhibit that highlights pollinators’ benefits to earth’s ecosystems. A station [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on January 21, 2020.

Florida Museum presents 41st Collectors Day Jan. 11

Celebrate the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 41st Collectors Day on Jan. 11, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event attracts collectors from across the region. Enjoy a variety of personal collections and learn the history and context of these treasures. Discover how collecting isn’t just for scientists! For more information, visit [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on January 6, 2020.