September 21, 2016
Strategic Development Plan Public Meeting September 28
The University of Florida is hosting a campus forum to discuss and seek input on the school’s Strategic Development Plan, Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art, located at 3259 Hull Road.
The meeting will focus on how the plan will relate to the UF campus and its students, faculty and staff.
UF’s Strategic Development Plan will seek to provide a roadmap for the university and surrounding community’s future that supports UF's rise to preeminence by identifying the best opportunities for wise growth, economic viability and livability over the next 40 to 50 years. The plan is entering its third and final phase of development. UF and consultants from planning and architectural firms Elkus Manfredi and DumontJanks are seeking feedback to aid in the planning process.
Submitted by Florida Bridgewater-Alford, University Relations
Student Health and Wellness Resources
The following is current information about three of the major health and wellness facilities on campus catering to students. For more information, please visit the following websites:
The tuition-included health fee helps pay for many student-focused health and wellness services; however, not everything is covered by this fee. Students may call or go online to learn more about each facility and what services they may be financially responsible for.
- Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) – (352) 392-1575, http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc: As the primary provider of counseling, mental health and psychiatric services for students, the CWC offers individual therapy, groups, couples counseling, consultation, crisis services, outreach, biofeedback and more to help students be maximally effective in their academic pursuits. Emergency walk-in and crisis stabilization services are provided at the Crisis and Emergency Resource Center (CERC) in Peabody Hall.
- GatorWell Health Promotion Services – (352) 273-4450, http://gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu/: GatorWell supports student success by providing relevant and credible health information and programming on alcohol and other drugs; nutrition and eating disorders outreach; interpersonal violence prevention; sexual health; stress, time and sleep management; and tobacco cessation. Additional free services include HIV testing, wellness coaching for academic success, educational outreach and presentations, and health message campaigns.
- Student Health Care Center (SHCC) – (352) 392-1161, http://shcc.ufl.edu: Providing healthcare services to more than 26,000 students each year, the accredited SHCC outpatient clinic provides general medical care and pharmacy/laboratory/radiology services, plus a variety of specialty services including: flu and allergy shots; mole screenings; nutrition services; physical therapy; sports medicine services; sexual health services; travel counseling/vaccinations; and women’s health services. Health insurance is accepted.
Submitted by Catherine Seemann, Student Health Care Center
October 19 - An Invitation to a Public Forum "What Everyone Should Know about Breast Health"
Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 5:30 p.m.
As part of our commitment to enhance breast health education, Dr. Shahla Masood, Medical Director, of the UF Health Breast Center – Jax. Would like to invite you to participate in a free question-and-answer session about the latest information on breast cancer led by a panel of health care experts. The upcoming Public Forum “What Everyone Should Know About Breast Health” to be held at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 245 Water St. Jacksonville, FL on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Free Admission – Dinner will be served. For more information or to RSVP, call 904 244-6069 by Oct. 14. Seating is limited.
Submitted by Karen Earick, College of Medicine
The Law & Your Responsibility in Accommodating Students
Register today for The Law & Your Responsibility in Accommodating Students with Disabilities (UF_GET807_OLT)!
UF faculty and staff who complete this course will have an understanding of the laws that protect students from disability discrimination and UF policies and procedures for providing reasonable accommodations for students registered with the Disability Resource Center. Additionally, individuals who complete this course will understand their role in providing reasonable accommodations and how to work collaboratively with the Disability Resource Center to provide accommodations in the classroom or clinical setting. Lastly, this course will provide valuable resources for implementing universal design and interacting with students registered with the Disability Resource Center.
Submitted by Tara Scruggs, Disability Resource Center
Nygren Studio Opens Lab Hours for Fall 2016
The Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, located in Rm. 212 of Library West, is an emerging community center for digital scholarship (DS) and digital humanities (DH) at the University of Florida. Open to faculty and graduate students, the Studio aims to support collaborative research and practice, offering the technology necessary for users to make new intellectual contributions in their fields.
In Fall 2016, Library West’s new Digital Scholarship Associate, Diana Dombrowski, will host Open Lab Hours in the space: 10 walk-in hours/week where faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to stop in and learn about Studio resources for DH/DS projects. During lab hours, she will be available to talk and consult about resources for project development, presentation or training, etc., with the goal of opening up the Studio for increased DH/DS use.
The Nygren Studio space offers a 90’’ LED screen and a 70’’ LED touchscreen for digital presentations, connection to AirMedia for the option to present wirelessly, four computers outfitted with a suite of DH/DS software for project work, and a set of wireless microphones for audio conferencing. The Studio seats and table arrangements are also flexible and easy to move to encourage group discussion and collaboration.
To learn more about using and reserving Studio space, please explore the newly-updated Nygren Studio website http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/librarywest/studio. For information about the lab hours schedule, as well as details about software and technology, please check out the new Nygren Studio Guide http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/nygren.
If you are interested in learning more information about resources offered through the Nygren Studio, contact:
Digital Scholarship Associate
Office: Library West, Rm. 555, Nygren Studio: Library West, Rm. 212
Submitted by Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers Libraries
Lunch and Learn Seminar: "Fresh Off the Farm: Community Supported Agriculture and the Gator CSA Program"
October 6th from 12-1 pm in McCarty D, Room 1031
Bring a bagged lunch, and join Field and Fork Campus Food Program to learn more about how you can eat fresh off the farm by joining the community supported agriculture movement (CSA), and meet the farmers that participate in the Gator CSA program at UF. For more information about the event, email email@example.com
Submitted by Anna Prizzia, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Gator Global Initiative (GGI) Conference 2016
The Brown Center for Leadership and Service, in collaboration with the College of the Arts at the University of Florida is excitedly gearing up for our annual Gator Global Initiative (GGI) Conference 2016!
This year we are excited to announce our theme: “Creative Minds Igniting Social Change”! Throughout the conference there will be special emphasis on how to use the creative and performing arts, as well as innovative ideas and diverse career paths, to bring about social change. We are inviting awesome individuals like yourself, who are doing amazing and innovative work towards social change to submit proposals to host a workshop, table exhibit, or teach a creative arts master class! Special requirements apply. Those requirements, workshop topics, and additional information about the conference can be found here.
To submit a proposal, click here: I Want to Ignite Minds Towards Social Change! Deadline: October 9, 2016. To stay up to date on all things GGI, visit our website: Brown Center for Leadership and Service. We encourage you to share this with your colleagues and peers who are also igniting minds towards social change in creative and innovative ways!
For any additional questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Shenita Denson, Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Service-Learning at ShenitaD@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu or Roshan Patel, Graduate Assistant at RoshanP@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.
Submitted by Shenita Denson, Brown Center for Leadership and Service
Academic Library and Publisher Collaboration: An Update
Last May the George A. Smathers Libraries and Elsevier embarked on a pilot project to maximize visibility, impact and dissemination of articles by UF researchers that have published in Elsevier journals. Dean of University Libraries Judy Russell, along with Chelsea Dinsmore, Laura Spears, Robert Phillips and Laurie Taylor from UF and Alicia Wise from Elsevier recently published an article in Collaborative Librarianship (http://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol8/iss2/4/) that describes and updates the progress of the project, as well as outlines future developments. Collaborative Librarianship co-editor Michael Levine-Clark published an accompanying editorial titled “Library-Vendor Collaboration: Sleeping with the Enemy?” (http://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol8/iss2/1/).
Submitted by Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers Libraries
Fulbright Lecture: "The Structural Pathologies of the American Electoral System"
Dr. Daniel A. Smith is a UF Professor of Political Science. A seasoned observer of ballot initiative and candidate campaigns around the country, as well as elections, voting rights, and redistricting in Florida, Professor Smith’s commentary has appeared in or has been heard on numerous renown national and international news media. Dr. Smith’s lecture will discuss how political institutions affect political behavior across and within the American states. The upcoming election in November will be considered during this session.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2016
3:00-3:50 p.m. (8th period)
Location: Music Building - Room MUB 101
Lecture will be followed by Meet & Greet and Refreshments. Sponsored by the UF Fulbright Lecture Committee
Submitted by Mabel Cardec, UF International Center