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HESCAH Lecture: Louise Nevelson’s Palace

Thursday, March 12, 6 pm
Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at University of California, Berkeley, lectures on the work of Louise Nevelson, the Ukrainian-American sculptor whose career intersected with the feminist art movement. Her talk focuses particularly on Mrs. N’s Palace (1964-77), Nevelson’s largest sculpture. Comprised of some hundred found objects, painted [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 9, 2020.

Public Ethics Panel on Immigration Reform

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00-8:30 pm Thomas Center (302 NE 6th Ave)
This community panel features local experts who will address immigration reform through religious, policy, and community efforts.  After hearing from each speaker, participants will have the opportunity to engage the panelists and each other in a civil discussion about how Gainesville can respond to the [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 9, 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 March 9, 2020.

Social Justice Summit

(Re)Image Educational Spaces at this year’s Social Justice Summit. Learn about the inequities that exists in schools, analyze our roles in effecting change, and create action plans to reimagine equitable educational spaces. Hear from our speakers Lydia X.Z. Brown, and Gloria Ladson-Billings at this free event happening Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. – 6 [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 9, 2020.

Florida Museum, UF geological sciences department host ‘Can You Dig It?’ March 14

Dig into geology and discover the Earth at your feet during this free, fun-for-all-ages geology event! Presented in partnership with the University of Florida department of geological sciences and the Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society, enjoy hands-on activities on March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch demonstrations of volcanic eruptions and experience an [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 9, 2020.

Learn about wildfires during March 11 ‘Science on Tap’ at First Magnitude

The Florida Museum of Natural History and University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute will host “Science on Tap: Wildfires” at First Magnitude Brewing Co. on March 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the series “Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?” Hear from Ludie Bond, wildfire mitigation specialist and public information officer [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 9, 2020.

Register for Summer Camps at the Florida Museum

Registration is now open for Florida Museum of Natural History summer camps. Dive into the sciences this summer and investigate natural history through activities and hands-on exploration. Camps are full- or half-day programs offered weekly from June to August. For more information or to register, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/summer-camps or call 352-273-2061.
Registration is now open for Florida [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 2, 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 March 2, 2020.

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.