July 27, 2016
UF Innovation Academy to Host 4th Annual Innovation Showcase "Catalyst"
Friday July 29, 2016
2:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Emerson Hall, President’s Ballroom
CATALYST is the culminating event for the creativity-in-action course and the end of the first year in the Innovation minor curriculum. Innovation Academy students will display a prototype of a product, service, model or other item they have developed utilizing the creative design process over the summer A term.
This year’s Innovation Academy Catalyst challenge asks each team to consider: How might we improve our planet by decreasing food loss and waste?
Faculty members are encouraged to attend to learn what these enterprising freshmen are developing and have learned over the first year in the Innovation Academy.
For more information contact:
321 Infirmary | P.O. Box 117545| Gainesville, FL 32611-7545
Or visit: Innovationacademy.ufl.edu
Submitted by Jeff Citty, UF Innovation Academy
Swamp Dance Fest! Culminating Performances
SWAMP DANCE FEST! 2016, directed by choreographer and UF faculty member Trent D. Williams Jr., is a transformative four-week dance intensive taking place in July at the UF School of Theatre + Dance. Intended for pre-professional and professional dancers ages 18 and above, SWAMP DANCE FEST! combines a rigorous schedule of classes, rehearsals, performances and artist talks, culminating in performances of works created during the festival, performed by students and guests. The culminating performances will be held in G-6 Studio of the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion Friday, July 29-Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for faculty and staff. Tickets to the culminating performances are available through the University Box Office, by calling 352-392-1653 or at ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit arts.ufl.edu.
Submitted by Allison Alsup, College of the Arts.
UF Drago Chair of Chemistry George Christou Named as 2016 Fellow of the American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society has just announced their 2016 Fellows, and UF Drago Chair of Chemistry George Christou is on the esteemed list. The ACS has named 57 chemists who have made significant contributions in their field in the July 18 issue of Chemical & Engineering News. Christou is one of only two Florida chemists named as a fellow.
Recently, Christou has been awarded the prestigious Nyholm Prize by the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry, and was just named UF’s Teacher-Scholar of the Year for 2015-2016.
Christou says that being named that a ACS fellow is a testament to his "research success and my service to the ACS community through my conference organization and related activities.” Christou was also selected to 2014’s and 2015’s Highly Cited Researchers list, which includes only 200 chemists from around the world. Christou is "very proud to be one of them, since they represent the top 1% based on citations and thus scientific influence/impact."
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.
Submitted by Rachel Wayne, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Brian Ray, Co-director of Warrington College of Business Poe Business Ethics Center Graduated with a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College
Dr. Brian Ray, Co-director of Warrington College of Business Poe Business Ethics Center, recently graduated with a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. The Master of Strategic Studies is the Army’s highest level of professional military education and prepares military, civilian, and international leaders for positions of significant responsibility. The curriculum focuses on strategic planning and national security policy as well as the leadership skills required for success in a global environment.
In his current military assignment, Dr. Ray serves as the Command Chaplain for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, the largest command in the U.S. Army Reserve with over 35,000 soldiers. As Command Chaplain he directs the religious support of 100 chaplains.
Submitted by Brian Ray, Warrington College of Business Administration