September 30, 2015
Día de Ecuador - Day of Ecuador at the University of Florida
Día de Ecuador – Day of Ecuador at the University of Florida
Agriculture, Development, and the Environment
October 14, 2015
Emerson Alumni Hall
University of Florida, Gainesville Fl
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida is partnering with the Embassy of Ecuador in the United States to bring you the Día de Ecuador/Day of Ecuador on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Emerson Alumni Hall on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. The day-long event will begin at 9:30 am with an introduction by Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United States, Amb. Francisco Borja Cevallos. Academic panels focused on the theme of “Agriculture, Development, and the Environment” will feature presentations by distinguished academics and policy-makers from Ecuador and UF.
For more information and to reserve your seat please visit: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/news--events/dia-de-ecuador/
For more information contact Nathalia Ochoa: email@example.com
Submitted by Kym Hodges, Center for Latin American Studies
Don't Forget to Remind Your Students about Campus Clarity
In accordance with state law, the University of Florida requires completion of the Campus Clarity “Think About It” online training course for all new students. The course addresses the interconnection between drug and alcohol abuse, hookup culture, and sexual violence, and encourages students to reflect critically on the personal beliefs, social norms, and cultural pressures that enable high-risk behaviors.
“Think About It” course is mandatory for all new undergraduate, graduate and professional UF students, both online and traditional. This training course will further UF’s culture of care and help students make healthy decisions.
More information about the “Think About It” requirement and course is available at:
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Kim Pace, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Bob Graham Center Upcoming Programs
Oct. 7: Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson Talks National Debt
Pugh Hall Ocora, 6 p.m.
Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson will speak Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. President Obama appointed Sen. Simpson in 2010 as co-chair of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform along with former President Clinton’s Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. Though the resulting report did not reach the 14-vote threshold required to formally endorse the blueprint and have it sent to Congress for approval, the commission was praised for proposing a plan which hit all parts of the federal budget and put the national debt on a stable downward path. Sen. Simpson is also former Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and was Assistant Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate during part of the 1990s. For more information visit, bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu
The event is being co-sponsored by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Oct. 8: Florida Constitutional Revision Commission History & Future
Levin College of Law, 4 p.m.
The University of Florida will commemorate 50 years of the Florida Constitution with two panel discussions focused on constitutional revision. “Florida Constitution at 50 Years: Looking Ahead to the 2017 Revision Commission” will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, Room 180, Holland Hall, at UF’s Levin College of Law. The forum will be divided into two sessions:
- 4-5:30 p.m. – Why Florida Is Unique –Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Constitution Revision Commissions
Moderated by Jon Mills, former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and member of the 1997 Revision Commission.
- 5:30-7 p.m. – Critical Issues Confronting the 2017 Constitution Revision Commission
Moderated by Bob Graham, former U.S. Senator and former Florida Governor.
For more information visit, bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu
The event is sponsored by the Bob Graham Center, the Center for Government Responsibility, the League of Women Voters of Alachua County, and Santa Fe College's Office of Civic Engagement and Service.
Submitted by Shelby Taylor, Bob Graham Center
UF School of Theatre + Dance Presents The Golden Dragon
Issues of globalization and the plight of undocumented immigrant workers are some of the themes explored in The Golden Dragon, on stage at UF in the Black Box Theatre located in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion October 1-11. Presented by UF’s School of Theatre + Dance, the surrealistic play is set in the sweaty kitchen of a Pan Asian restaurant, the dining room within the restaurant and various apartments in the building where the restaurant is housed. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. October 1-2 and October 6-10, and at 2 p.m. October 4 and October 11. Tickets are $13 for UF students, $15 for UF faculty/staff and senior citizens, and $18 for the general public. More information is available at www.arts.ufl.edu/calendar. Tickets are available through the University Box Office, by calling 352-392-1653 or at ticketmaster.com. Join the conversation online by using #goldendragonUF.
Submitted by Leah Spellman, College of the Arts
Every Gator Counts
This time of the semester can be a stressful for students. If a student seems to be in distress, please contact U Matter We Care at email@example.com . Additional information regarding U Matter, We Care, including signs of distress, can be found online at www.umatter.ufl.edu .
Submitted by Anthony DeSantis, Dean of Students Office
Learn More about UF's VetSuccess on Campus Program
The UF’s Collegiate Veterans Success Center (CVSC), located in Yon Hall 418, is a host site for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Program? The VSOC Program serves as the on-campus face for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The University of Florida's VSOC counselor, Charlotte Kemper, is an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, view our website at https://www.dso.ufl.edu/veteran
Submitted by Anthony DeSantis, Dean of Students Office
Professor Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal Named 2015 Fellow of the IEEE
Professor Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, department named 2015 Fellow of the IEEE for his pioneering work on Mobile and Pervasive Computing.
Submitted by Professor Sumi Helal, Computer and Information Science and Engineering