February 15, 2017
Florida Museum to Host Kid-Free Camp for Grown-Ups March 10
Come to the Florida Museum for an adults-only evening camp March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.! Activities include access to museum exhibits, arts and crafts and a nature night walk in the nearby University of Florida Natural Area Teaching Lab. The camp is $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and participants must be 18 years or older. For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/kid-free-camp/ or call 352-273-2061.
Submitted by Elizabeth Brown, Florida Museum of Natural History
CHiTra Hosting Two Talks
The Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) is hosting two talks by Professor Francis X. Clooney, SJ, Parkman Professor of Divinity, and Director for the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University:
"A Comparative Study in Christian and Hindu Theo-poetics"
Thursday, February 16, 10:40-11:30 am
Christian Study Center, Pascal's Coffeehouse, 112 NW 16th St, Gainesville, FL 32603
“Rāmānuja’s Nityagrantham: A Neglected Key to His Theology”
Thursday, February 16 - 3:30-5:00 pm, Anderson Hall, Room 117
For more information see http://chitra.clas.ufl.edu/event/chitra-lectures/
Submitted by Jonathan Edelmann, CHiTra and Department of Religion
Imagining Climate Change: "Mr. Eternity: A Reading & Conversation with Aaron Thier"
7 PM, February 15, 2017 | The Chamber, Reitz Student Union
Key West, 2016. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying. In short, everything is going to hell. It is here that two young filmmakers, propelled by drugs and irony, find something to believe in: a five hundred and sixty year old sailor who calls himself Daniel Defoe. In Mr. Eternity, novelist Aaron Thier recounts the ancient mariner’s incredible, eternal life in a genre-bending page-turner that spans one thousand years of high-seas adventure, environmental and cultural catastrophe, and enduring love.
Aaron Thier has been praised as “wickedly smart” and his 2016 novel as “twisted and wild” and “vividly inventive.” He will read selected passages from Mr. Eternity and discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of writing fiction in an era of climate crisis. Thier’s talk will be followed by a response from Jack E. Davis, UF Professor of History and author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, and An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century. The evening will conclude with a Q & A session with both speakers.
“Imagining Climate Change” is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Marston-Milbauer Eminent Scholar, the Science Fiction Working Group, and Storm Richards and Jeanne Fillman-Richards. All ICC events are free and open to the public. No advance registration is required. For more information, contact Terry Harpold <email@example.com>.
Submitted by Terry Harpold, Department of English
The Center for Arts in Medicine to Host Dr. Kitty Oliver
The Center for Arts in Medicine is pleased to host University of Florida alumna, journalist, historian, and documentarian, Dr. Kitty Oliver at the University of Florida from February 16-17.
An Evening of Jazz and Multicolored Memoirs
The Thomas Center, 7:30 pm
Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations
Constans Theater, 2 pm
Telling YOUR Story, Changing OUR Lives: Using Oral Histories on Race and Change to Make a Difference
Fine Arts Building B, Room 105, 7:30 pm
All events are free and open to the public.
These special presentations are intended to bring the UF community together to share ideas and promote discussion around issues of race and diversity.
Dr. Oliver’s visit is part of The Diversity Project. This initiative explores issues around diversity at UF through oral histories, interviews, and story circles which will be translated into a multi-media theater presentation.
for more information: Jeffrey Pufahl: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by Jeffrey Pufahl, UF Center for Arts in Medicine
Global Fellows Workshop - Navigate the Rules of International Compliance
The IRB can be difficult to Navigate – Let us help you!
Join us for Workshop 3 of the Global Fellows workshop series as we navigate the rules of international compliance:
IRB | Export Controls | International Permits
Friday, February 17, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 am
UF International Center (HUB Building) Room 145
Space is limited; please email email@example.com to reserve your space.
Submitted by Patty Rosario, UF International Center
UF Fine Arts College Council Presents the 2017 FACC Student Juried Arts Exhibition February 21-March 2
The Fine Arts College Council (FAAC) at the University of Florida is pleased to present the 2016-2017 FACC Student Juried Arts Exhibition February 21-March 2, 2017 in the University Gallery. From sculpture and installation to ceramics, painting, photography and video, the exhibition features the work of graduate and undergraduate students from the College of the Arts in the School of Art + Art History and a special dance performance by students from the School of Theatre + Dance. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
Submitted by Allison Alsup, College of the Arts
Data Management Plan Tools for UF Faculty
Funding agencies are responding to the current increase in data-centered and data-driven research by requiring
that researchers think ahead about the work and data flows in their proposed projects and to document this in a data management plan (DMP). University of Florida researchers can draw upon institutional infrastructure and expertise in developing these plans. The Smathers Libraries and UFIT Research Computing are taking the lead in supporting researchers in their efforts to create solid data management plans in order to become more competitive in getting proposals funded.
Have you been asked to create a data management plan by a funding agency? Are you aware of the key components of a data management plan independent of the program solicitation? Do you want to create your own data management plan? You can learn through using the DMPTool.
- FIRST, review some of the key components of a data management plan via the data management training workshop presentation here.
- SECOND, create your data management plan via the DMPTool here.
If you would like to schedule a data management training workshop presentation for your department and/or request DMPTool training, then contact the Data Management and Curation Working Group, Subject Liaisons or the Data Management Librarian.
Submitted by Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers Libraries
Instructors May Sign up for UF All Access Textbook Program to Save Students Money
UF’s new All Access textbook program for students launched last fall in 28 courses, saving UF students $1.7 million. The program had a 90 percent participation rate from students.
The program is open to any UF faculty members who wish to participate.
To be added to the program, contact Curtis Piorun with the All Access team at firstname.lastname@example.org after you have selected the preferred learning materials for your course. The All Access team will provide templates for textbook adoption, instructions for the course website and explain how the students will opt-in to the program. The team will also provide information about the savings to students.
The program was developed by textbook seller Follett and adapted by UF’s Business Services Division to provide UF students with the correct course materials on the first day of class at the best available pricing. A link on the course’s website takes students to the appropriate place online to purchase the book directly from the publisher, at a discounted rate negotiated by UF.
Submitted by Matt Williams, Human Resource Services