January 18, 2017
Ninth Annual EPI Research Day
Join us Thurs., Feb. 18 in the Cancer/Genetics Research Complex for the ninth annual EPI Research Day!
Research Day is an event where EPI members and collaborators showcase their wide range of pathogen-related research. Research Day includes breakfast, a poster session, lunch and keynote speeches by two leaders in the prevention and treatment of infectious disease.
Research Day Registration
Jean William Pape, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine at Cornell Medical College and director of the GHESKIO Centres, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Marc Eloit, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Institut Pasteur, Biology of Infection Unit
Research Day Schedule:
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast and Poster Setup
CGRC 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Poster Sessions
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Keynote Speeches
CGRC Auditorium 101
Submitted by Evan Barton, EPI
"Looking for Other Models: What the U.S. Can Learn from Australian Politics"
by Dr. Carol S. Weissert, Director of the LeRoy Collins Institute at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University
Dr. Weissert is the LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. She was the 2016 Fulbright-Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science in Australia.
Invited by the UF Fulbright Programs Committee, Dr. Weissert will share her expertise on health policy. This timely lecture will be most informative as healthcare policy and access to affordable healthcare is under discussion nationwide, and expected to experience major changes. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
3:00-3:50 PM (8th period)
@ Music Building - MUB 101
Followed by a Meet & Greet reception at the Music Building Courtyard
Submitted by Mabel Cardec, UF International Center
22nd Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease, Thursday, February 9 – Sunday, February 12, 2017, Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL
Details on “The 22nd Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease,” Feb. 9-12, 2017 are available at http://msbd.cme.ufl.edu. CME-accredited by the University of Florida College of Medicine. The program is designed to offer pre-symposium workshops, plenary sessions, case presentations and panel discussions with active participation of the audience. The speakers are recognized authorities in their specialties, with experience in presenting the most controversial aspects surrounding the spectrum of benign, premalignant and malignant breast lesions.
At this time a 40% reduce rate is being offered to all University of Florida Faculty, Residents and Fellows. The 22nd Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease is looking for abstracts to be considered for “The Breast Journal Award.” The recipients of this award will be asked to give an Oral Presentation on Saturday, February 11th during the lunch break. Cash prizes will be awarded. Award recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary subscription to The Breast Journal.
During the last two decades the symposium has provided a unique educational experience for those involved in breast health care. As an internationally recognized symposium, we have been fortunate to attract the most highly respected speakers to participate in the symposium every year. Once again the University of Florida is excited to partner with Cedars-Sinai in California. By combining the expertise of our world-class institutions, we will again be able to provide an expanded program, covering many new exciting topics related to multidisciplinary breast health
The symposium takes place in one of the most prestigious places in the world at the beautiful Amelia Island, Florida. Please consider this letter as a personal invitation and feel free to share this information with your colleagues. If you need further information please contact my office at (904) 244-6069 or email@example.com and I look forward to seeing you there.
Submitted by Karen Earick, College of Medicine - Jax
The Open Video Workshop: Using Student Videos and Multimedia in the Classroom
Join the Open Video Workshop for the spring 2017 Kickoff on January 26th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at The Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence (409 Yon Hall). The January topic will be: “Using student videos and multimedia in the classroom”.
Dr. Rebecca Baldwin, professor of Entomology and Nematology, will share her ideas and strategies on using multimedia and video created by students.
All faculty, staff and graduate assistants are welcome! For more details about the Open Video Workshop, visit teach.ufl.edu > Learn & Connect. Interested in creating videos for your course? Visit the online Creative Video Workshop.
Questions? Contact Alexandra Bitton.
Submitted by Jennifer Smith, Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence
Into the Open: What Animals Can Teach Us about Death
Wednesday, 1 February - 7:00 pm
Millhopper Branch Library, Alachua County Library District
Jessica Pierce (Bio-ethicist, Writer, Religious Studies Scholar)
What we can learn about death, and about caring for those who are nearing the end of life, from our experiences with animals? The simple answer: A lot! This talk will explore what kinds of “death awareness” animals might possess, and will look at some fascinating reports of death-related behavior, including grieving, in both wild and domesticated animals. We’ll also examine human cultural, psychological and moral attitudes toward and practices related to animal death, focusing particularly on the death of companion species such as dogs and cats, and on the growing field of veterinary hospice and palliative care. Here we find a rich source of insight on caring for dying animals, and also a useful comparative ground thinking about our own death and the death of our human loved ones.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Series Funders and Co-Sponsors: UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment), UF Smathers Libraries, UF Office of Research, School of Art + Art History's Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture Series, UF International Center, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UF Department of History, UF Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, UF Center for Latin American Studies, UF Department of Religion, Alachua County Library District, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, UF Digital Worlds Institute, UF Honors Program.
Submitted by Tim Blanton, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
Register Now for the Engaged and Personalized Learning Conference
The Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence invites you to attend the Engaged and Personalized Learning Conference.
Hear about the strategies and pitfalls in the creation and implementation of personalized learning tools and services. Talk with vendors about your course goals and requirements for student engagement. Network with educators from throughout the state of Florida.
- View both commercial and open-source products and tools
- Meet with vendors one-on-one
- Opportunities for personal demonstrations
Event details can be found at: Engaged and Personalized Learning
Submitted by Jennifer Smith, Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence
"Research and Pedagogy on South Asia and Global Hindu Traditions: A Symposium for Faculty and Graduate Students in Florida" - Jan. 21 and 22
The Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) is hosting “Research and Pedagogy on South Asia and Global Hindu Traditions: A Symposium for Faculty and Graduate Students in Florida” on January 21 and 22. The symposium will include about sixteen presentations by faculty and graduate students and be held at Anderson 216. For more information, see http://sites.clas.ufl.edu/chitra/event/chitra-conference/
Submitted by Vasudha Narayanan, CHiTra
Florida Museum to Host Collectors Day Jan. 21
Celebrate the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 38th Collectors Day on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free, popular event has attracted collectors from across the region for more than 30 years. Enjoy a variety of personal collections and learn the history and context of these treasures. From sports and Beatles memorabilia to classic cars and antique cameras, chat with the collectors to discover how collecting isn’t just for scientists! For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/collectorsday or call 352-273-2061.
Submitted by Elizabeth Brown, Florida Museum of Natural History