October 1, 2014
Are you concerned about a student in your class or in a student organization you advise?
Compassionate support is available for students in distress due to a wide range of issues. U Matter, We Care extends UF’s caring culture by educating our community about signs of distress and providing students in distress with appropriate resources. It is important to be familiar with these signs and reach out if you have a concern about a student. Signs may include missing multiple classes and an extreme change in behavior. Additional signs of distress and helpful resources can be viewed online at www.umatter.ufl.edu. Please email email@example.com if you know of a student who is distressed. Per the General Counsel’s Office and the Privacy Office, from your UFL email, you may email the student’s name and UF ID to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any pertinent information regarding the student. We will reach out to you and to your student and help that student determine issues, make a success plan, and take advantage of resources. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students.
Submitted by Anthony DeSantis, Dean of Students Office, Division of Student Affairs
Pure Data for Analytics System Now Available for Research
IBM’s donation of a PureData for Analytics (PDA) system was announced at the Fall 2014 Research Computing Day. The system, housed in the East Campus Data Center, is now available for use by UF researchers.
Presentations from Research Computing Day staff and IBM BIG DATA experts can be found on the Research Computing Day event page. The event video feed is also available online.
UF Research Computing is offering PDA system training. To learn more about available resources or to set up a PDA system account, please email email@example.com.
Submitted by UF Information Technology
Engineered Landscapes: Society, Environment, and Shifting Values in Brazil and the U.S.
What: An International Symposium to foster cross-campus & interdisciplinary dialogue on how human values have shaped development paths and triggered social conflicts in the implementation of hydroelectric dams and other built structures -- or “engineered landscapes” in both the US and in the Brazilian Amazon.
When: October 23, 2014, 8:30 - 4:30
Where: Terrace Room (G400), Norman Hall, UF College of Education
For more info: www.amazondamsnetwork.org and see attached flier/agenda
Presented by the Tropical Conservation and Development Program and the Amazon Dams Program @UF. Co-sponsored by University of Florida Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere Fall Speaker Series and the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment.
Symposium Flyer (.pdf)
Submitted by David Kaplan, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
Clinical Translational Aging Research Seminar
"Intelligent Health Systems"
presented by Dr. Parisa Rashidi
Monday, October 6
Room 2161 Clinical Translational Research Building (CTRB)
Intelligent Health Systems Flyer (.pdf)
Submitted by Christy S. Carter, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine
Call for Judges for Graduate Student Research Day
As a driving force of the UF Graduate School’s NSF-funded Innovation through Institutional Integration (I-Cubed) Program for the last five years, the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) helps prioritize students’ interests and needs, as well as facilitate communication between graduate students, faculty, and administrators. Our vision for GSAC, in collaboration with faculty, is to continuously transform UF’s graduate student experience. As part of this collaborative mission, I-Cubed and the Graduate School is proud to announce the second annual celebration of research with Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) held on October 28th, 2014. This annual event features research from all graduate students at the University of Florida. This year’s theme is “Standing Out: It’s a Race to the Top!”.
GSRD includes a competitive poster session, professional development workshops, a keynote speaker and panel discussions. These activities will allow graduate students (and undergraduate students participating in research) to refine their academic communication skills, learn from mentors and network with people from various disciplines.
GSRD can only be achieved through active participation of both students and faculty. Faculty can contribute by utilizing their expertise in evaluating student posters as well as encouraging their students to participate. Therefore, GSAC is kindly asking for faculty support in judging poster submissions. Poster judging will occur between 9:30am-10:30am & 1:15-2:25PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Reitz Union. Lunch will be provided after the poster competition.
For more information on Graduate Student Research Day and/or to sign up as a judge, visit our website: http://i3.institutes.ufl.edu/2014-graduate-student-research-day/
We look forward to accomplishing this event through sustained communication and cooperation with graduate faculty.
Submitted by Khanh Q. Ha, Graduate Student Advisory Council
The Outsourcing Illusion: Why Tempting Technology Can Lead to Dangerous Delegation
13 October, 5:30 pm, Smathers Library (East) 100
Evan Selinger (Rochester Institute of Technology)
A philosophy professor from the Rochester Institute of Technology is giving a free lecture Oct. 13 at the University of Florida on how we should consider our reliance on the growing array of smart, predictive, and labor saving technologies. This lecture is the first in a series from the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere entitled “The Work of the Humanities: Critical Thinking in Life and Labor” which includes six lectures during the fall and spring semesters. This series will show how the humanities play a key role in the future workplace.
Evan Selinger will explore how Americans are increasingly outsourcing intimate emotional labor to service providers (elder caretakers, love coaches, wedding planners, etc.), as well as tools like smart phones and self-driving cars. He will question the problematic, even tragic results of this reliance such as distorted family values and declining civic life. As we become increasingly dependent upon electronic devices, we may fall into what Selinger terms the “outsourcing illusion”, or becoming submissive to technologies instead of using them to improve our lives.
Press Release (.pdf)
Submitted by Megan A. Leroy, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
The School of Theatre + Dance Presents The Cripple of Inishmaan
The UF School of Theatre + Dance invites you to The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh and directed by David Young. The Cripple of Inishmaan tells the 1930s story of a crippled young man named Billy who has dreams of escaping his remote town on the Irish coast, including the pettiness of townsfolk like his eccentric aunts and the village gossip, Johnnypateenmike. His opportunity starts to materialize when a film crew arrives looking for actors, and soon Billy has visions of himself in Hollywood pursuing the American Dream. Billy’s subsequent exploits to the New World and back form a surprising and wildly funny tale of what it means to be a man . . . and to be Irish. The production takes place in the Black Box Theatre at the Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion Sept. 26-28 and Sept. 30-Oct. 5. Tickets range from $13 for students to $17. More information is available at www.arts.ufl.edu. Tickets are available through the University Box Office, by calling 352-392-1653 or at ticketmaster.com.
Submitted by Leah Craig, College of the Arts
UF Symphony Orchestra Concert on Oct. 9 Features Guest Artists Andreas Klein and Amy Redford
The UF School of Music invites you to a special evening of orchestral music from the UF Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Raymond Chobaz, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center. The first half of the program features pianist Andreas Klein while the second half is devoted to The Story of Cinderella, a modern twist on a well-loved fairy tale that explores growing up, finding love and self-discovery. This innovative program will feature music from the ballet, Cinderella, by Sergei Prokofiev, text by Raymond Chobaz, and narration by Amy Redford, with guest artists from Dance Alive National Ballet. The daughter of Academy Award-winning film director and actor Robert Redford, Amy Redford has appeared in films as diverse as Sunshine Cleaning and Maid in Manhattan. For more information, visit http://performingarts.ufl.edu.
Submitted by Leah Craig, College of the Arts