April 16, 2014
Save the date - May 13 - and register now for a FREE WORKSHOP open to all UF instructional faculty
SCALE UP: Student Centered, Active Learning Environments with Upside-Down Pedagogies in Higher Education Classes
WHEN & WHERE:
May 13, 2014
UF College of Education / Norman Hall 2309
-- Session 1 9AM-noon
-- Session 2 1-4 PM
Distinguished Professor of Physics
North Carolina State University
Dr. Beichner is the creator of the "Scale Up Project"--creating active learning environments with student-centered activities in large or small classes.
The UF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION is sponsoring this free workshop in its new, "scaled up" Multidisciplinary Learning Laboratory, where the latest technology is used to convert the classroom into collaborative thinking stations.
Participating educators will learn how to effectively turn traditional instruction on its head--where students become teachers, with less lecture and more engagement, and most class time is spent with students working together. It all starts with how the class and room are structured.
TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION:
-- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- PH: 352-273-4215
COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH PROVIDED
Event Flyer (.pdf)
Submitted by Larry Lansford, College of Education
Call for Nominations - The Holberg Prize 2015
The Holberg Board is inviting nominations for the Holberg Prize for outstanding scholarly work in the academic fields of the arts and humanities, social science, law and theology.
The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003 and is awarded annually. The Prize for 2015 amounts to 4,5 million NOK (approximately 538 000 EUR / 735 000 USD*). The prize winner for 2015 will be announced in February 2015, and the award ceremony will take place in Bergen, Norway in June 2015.
The Prize is awarded to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology. The prize may be awarded both for work within a particular academic discipline and for
work of a cross disciplinary nature. The prize winner must have had a decisive influence on international research.
The Holberg Prize Board awards the Prize at the recommendation of the Holberg Committee. The function of the nomination is to make the Committee aware of the candidate’s work.
Scholars holding positions at universities and other research institutions, including academies, are entitled to nominate candidates to the Prize. The letter of nomination should be written in English and state the reason for the nomination in 2 to 3 pages. The nomination should also include the candidate’s CV and suggest referees who know the scholar´s work.
The Committee particularly encourages nomination of established scholars below the age of seventy. Joint nominations do not strengthen a candidacy.
Nominations are strictly confidential. They should not be disclosed to the nominee or to others at any time.
Deadline for nominations is June 15 2014.
Go to online nomination form.
Letters of nomination can also be sent to the following address:
The Holberg Prize
University of Bergen
P.O. Box 7800
For further information on nomination to Nils Klim Prize, please contact:
Solveig Stornes, Project Manager Holberg Prize
Tel: +47 55 58 69 92
*Currency rates may change. Present rates are from January 2014.
More information: http://www.holbergprisen.no/en/nomination.html
Submitted by Professor Sigmun Grønmo, Holberg Board
UF Interface Faculty Seminar at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center
REGISTER NOW *** Thursday, April 24th, 2014 *** REGISTER NOW
UF Interface Faculty Seminar at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center
Interested in innovative pedagogy and effective teaching practices? Plan to attend the Spring 2014 Interface Faculty Seminar. This year’s theme is Enhancing Creativity and Engagement through Academic Communities.
Interface is an exciting and interactive event for both faculty and staff. This year, Interface has merged with the Teaching Excellence Workshop and will be held at the recently constructed Austin Carey Learning Center on NE Waldo Road. UF’s first-ever Online Education Excellence Awards recognizing exemplary online course development will be presented at this event. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will also be provided. Exciting door prizes, included Apple iPad minis, will be given in a random drawing! This event is free, but participants must register online in advance. Registration is available for both online and face-to-face participation at http://interface.at.ufl.edu. We hope you will join us for a great day of learning and sharing!
For further information, please contact Dr. Tawnya Means – email@example.com
Submitted by Brian K. Marchman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Distance Learning
5th Annual Spotlight on Research in Aging: Call for Abstracts
5th Annual Spotlight on Research in Aging
Call for Abstracts
Abstract Due Date: May 5, 2014
Event Date: June 4, 2013, 3pm to 6pm
Clinical and Translational Research Building
The UF IOA is currently soliciting abstract submissions for our annual research day. This call is targeted to researchers across all colleges at UF and the VA in order to bring together the aging research community to share current findings and foster collaboration.
More information (.pdf)
Submitted by Christy S. Carter, College of Medicine, Institute on Aging
Heartbleed Bug: Campus Impact
The “Heartbleed Bug” is a serious flaw in one of the tools used to secure the Internet. The tool, called OpenSSL, is used when you log in to social media, check a bank statement, or make an online purchase. Because of the OpenSSL flaw, the Heartbleed Bug allows an attacker to steal information such as usernames, passwords, and other information typed on compromised websites.
Extra caution should be used when you’re online until the affected websites and computers are fixed (or “patched”). There is a valuable list on CNET identifying websites that have been patched and which ones recommend a password change.
Be alert to “phishing” attempts that take advantage of Heartbleed. It is very likely that you’ll receive email pretending to be from major websites warning you to change your password. A fake link will be provided to go to–which instead will steal your password! If you want to change your password, do not click on a link in an email, but instead enter the website URL directly into your Internet browser.
At this point, there is no evidence that UF passwords or campus-wide systems (e.g., myUFL, ISIS, e-Learning) have been compromised. Anyone who suspects their password has been used without their permission should contact the UF Computing Helpdesk (352-392-4357/HELP, email@example.com, 132 Hub).
On April 10, UF’s Chief Information Security Officer emailed the campus IT community about the Heartbleed Bug’s impact. That message is available on the Information Security website. Please email the Information Security Office if you have any additional questions.
UF Information Technology Article: http://news.it.ufl.edu/security/heartbleed-bug-campus-impact/
Authors@UF: Readings and Conversation with Judith W. Page
Director, Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research
Professor of English; Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Affiliate in the Center for Jewish Studies
Wednesday, April 23
Smathers Library (East), Room 100
Dr. Page will discuss her work on gardens in literature and art, and read from the just-released paperback edition of Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape: England's Disciples of Flora, 1780-1870 (co-author Elise L. Smith, art historian)
Named Outstanding Faculty by Florida Blue Key, 2012, and recipient of several awards and fellowships, Dr. Page is also the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews, including: Wordsworth and the Cultivation of Women (University of California Press) and
Imperfect Sympathies: Jews and Judaism in British Romantic Literature and Culture (Palgrave).
For more information go to http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/authorsuf
Free and open to the public.
Submitted by Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers Libraries
THAT Camp: The Humanities and Technology Camp
April 24-25, 2014
Smathers Library East, Room 1A
An Unconference on the Humanities and Technology
Sessions will include offerings from those interested in digital libraries, project management, archival preservations, TEI workshops, Florida Digital Humanities commons, grant preparation and many more.
Registrations is free and breakfast and lunch are provided.
To learn more, please visit www.gainesville2014.thatcamp.org
Submitted by Sarah Harms, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
Meeting Planner Workshop Adds Sponsorships
When: May 1, 2014
Time: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: UF Hilton and Conference Center
In addition to this great educational opportunity, we have added over ten industry sponsors! Some of the great prizes that can be won include:
- Multi-night hotel stays
- Discounted business opportunities
- Two IPAD Minis
Everyone who registers is automatically entered to win; however, there are additional ways to increase your chances.
- Visit the following website to ask a question: Agenda. For every question you ask, you will receive a ticket for the giveaways.
- If you comment on our Facebook page with the following, “I am attending the Meeting Planner Workshop” you will receive a ticket for the giveaways.
- Download our APP and receive a ticket for the giveaways.
- Go to your app store and download the “UF Conference Department” app
- Log in with your LinkedIn, Twitter or Google account
- Once logged in, join the UF Meeting Planner Workshop to view the program schedule, connect with attendees, and more!
Visit the following website to register for the workshop: Register.
Submitted by Andrew Campbell, UF Conference Department
Harn Museum of Art Gallery Guide Program
The Harn Museum of Art is looking for responsible, curious, outgoing and enthusiastic students, who enjoy working with people, to volunteer for our Gallery Guide program. Gallery Guides are trained student volunteers who provide friendly, informative and personal experiences to museum visitors throughout the galleries. Through this program, students will get to know the collection, gain public speaking experience, and help create a welcoming environment for our visitors. Gallery Guides, will need good communication and customer service skills. We ask that they commit to at least a full year of service.
Please share this opportunity with your students. We encourage all students with an interest in art and culture to apply. For more information, visit: Harn Work With Us. The summer application deadline is Wednesday, April 23. Click here to download the application.
Submitted by Laura Moore, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Celebrate Earth Day at the Florida Museum
Explore the wonders of life on Earth with hands-on activities and a huge plant sale at the Florida Museum! On April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., participate in Earth Day activities in the adjacent UF Natural Area Teaching Laboratory and see diverse specimens from the museum’s vast collections.
The museum will host a large plant sale with more than 120 species of difficult-to-find and butterfly-friendly plants April 18-20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Accent, host, native and nectar plants are available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the museum’s “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit and other museum events like ButterflyFest. For more information, visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/visit/shopping/butterfly-plant-sales/ or call 352-846-2000.
Submitted by Katina Prokos, Florida Museum of Natural History
Challenge yourself to a high intensity workout with Bootcamp! Each class is a different, focusing on high intensity training, total body conditioning, core training and speed and agility training in a non-traditional format, suitable for all levels of fitness. All you need to participate is a Gator 1 Card.
Bootcamp is Monday-Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Maguire Field. There is also early morning Bootcamp on Wednesdays from 6-7 a.m. at Maguire Field.
Bootcamp is first come, first serve with an 80-person maximum. No registration required.
Submitted by Hayden Manuel, Recreational Sports
Sherry Ahrentzen wins ARCC James Haecker Award
The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) presented this year's James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research to Sherry Ahrentzen. The award, named in honor of ARCC's founding Executive Secretary, recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the growth of the research culture of architecture and related fields, including urban and regional planning, landscape architecture and interior design.
More information on the Faculty Awards page.