October 29, 2014
2015 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event - Call for applications
We invite you to participate as a presenter in the 2015 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (CASE), sponsored by the UF-HHMI Science For Life Program in collaboration with the College of the Arts. This event will take place Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9-5 pm at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom and Nadine Mcguire Theatre + Dance Pavilion. The deadline to submit in your application is Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
Undergraduate students from the University of Florida and visiting universities will be presenting: (1) scientific research posters; (2) original artwork, including visual 2D/3D art and film; and (3) music, dance, and theatre performances. CASE presenters may compete for the CASE Award within one of three categories: scientific research poster, art project, or collaboration project. Prize amounts range from $250-$1250. This monetary award can be used to attend scientific meetings, professional conferences, workshops, art exhibitions or similar opportunity, as well as to purchase research supplies. In addition, students in a collaboration are eligible to be reimbursed up to $500 on supplies used on the collaboration project.
Scientific Research Posters: To be eligible to present a science poster, students must be a Science for Life Undergraduate Research Student. Science posters should be prepared for a general audience, not for a scientific conference. The poster must be designed, written and illustrated so that the science is understandable to all viewers, including those without a scientific background.
Art Projects: To be eligible to present an art project, students must be an undergraduate majoring or minoring in the College of the Arts. Art projects may include 2D/3D visual arts, film, or dance/music/theatre performances. Students are required to interpret science into their work or describe how science informs their work.
Collaboration Projects: To be eligible to present a collaboration project, at least one student must be an undergraduate majoring or minoring in science, technology, engineering, or math and at least one partner must be an undergraduate majoring or minoring in the arts. Science students do not need to be a Science for Life Undergraduate Research Student. The CASE committee understands the complexity of collaboration projects and does not require students to have final project descriptions for the application, but we do ask that you fill out the application to the best of your knowledge. The final project description will be due by January 12, 2015.
Applications will be reviewed by the CASE Committee and you will be notified by December 10, 2014 if your application is accepted. Information on the CASE and the application can be found at http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu/case.
Questions? Please read the guidelines at http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu/case, or check out the FAQ to common questions. If the question is still not answered, please contact Grace Burmester (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Science or Collaboration categories and Jennifer Hodges (email@example.com) for the Art category.
Submitted by Ben Dunn, UF-HHMI Science for Life Program,
David Julian, UF-HHMI Science for LIfe Program, and
Lucinda Lavelli, College of the Arts
American Academy in Rome 2015 Rome Prize Fellowship
The American Academy in Rome is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rome Prize competition.
Each year, through a national juried competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following categories:
- Ancient Studies
- Medieval Studies
- Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
- Modern Italian Studies
- Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
- Historic Preservation and Conservation
- Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
- Musical Composition
- Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)
Rome Prize winners live and work at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome and receive a stipend, room and board, and a study or studio. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $16,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $28,000.
The deadline for applications is 1 November 2014 (extended deadline 15 November).
For more information and to apply, please visit the Academy website at www.aarome.org/romeprize.
Submitted by the Office of the Provost
Race and Diversity: Building Bridges, Overcoming Adversity, and Moving Forward. A discussion between major leaders and the community of Gainesville Florida
The Florida Society of the Social Sciences and the University of Florida Gradate School Presents:
*Mayor Ed Braddy
*UF Provost Joseph Glover
*Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn
*Representative Clovis Watson, Jr.
*Director Amanda “Lady Reign” Carter, Magic 101.3
*Director NKwanda Jah, Cultural Arts Coalition
*Superintendent Owen Roberts
*GPD Police Chief Tony Jones
and others unite to discuss
Race and Diversity
Building Bridges, Overcoming Adversity and Moving Forward
A Think Tank and Seminar
November 13, 2014
Doors Open at 5:30pm
Community Leaders – Mayor Ed Braddy, Representative Clovis Watson, Jr., Superintendent Owen Roberts, Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones, UF Provost Joseph Glover and others–have united in the name of diversity and unity in support of the African American and underrepresented citizens of Gainesville, Florida at a seminar/think tank event. This event will be held on Thursday, November 13th at 5:30pm EST at the UF Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center: 2142 Shealy Dr., Gainesville, FL 32608\
This initiative, titled Building Bridges, Overcoming Adversity, and Moving Forward, is a pivotal night of entertainment, inspiration, and open discussion. It is free and open to public and complimentary refreshments will be served.
The doors will open at 5:30pm at the University of Florida’s Straughn Center. The program is scheduled to last two hours. The first half of the program will be an informational session. The second half of the program will be a think tank session and open discussion for audience members to dialogue with the Mayor, Police Chief and other aforementioned distinguished participants. Please support this intuitive via publicizing it through your networks.
Press Release (.pdf)
Submitted by Kayla Sutherland, Division of Graduate Student Affairs
Gujarati Poetry Festival
The Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra)/ Gujarat Culture Program is sponsoring the Second Gujarati Poetry Festival, November 1-2. The event will feature well-known poets from India, England, and the United States. For registration, the evening banquet on November 1, and other program details, see http://chitra.clas.ufl.edu/event/gujarati-poetry-festival-2014/
Submitted by Vasudha Narayanan, Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra)
2015 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to call for applications to the 2015 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program and affiliated programs
Through the Smithsonian’s flagship fellowship program, graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students – as well as conservators and senior scholars – have the opportunity to delve into independent research and study across an incredible range of disciplines at the largest museum in the world. Smithsonian Fellows have access to unparalleled collections, world-class scholars, and state-of-the-art facilities to explore the natural sciences, art, history, and culture.
Programs now accepting applications include:
The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) (for Graduate Students, Predoc Students, Postdoc Researchers, and Senior Researchers)
The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections
The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF)
The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Stable Isotope Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship
The MarineGeo Postdoctoral Fellowship
The James Smithson Fellowship Program
The George Burch Fellowship
Please note the application deadline for most of these programs is Monday 12/1/14 (however, deadlines vary, so please see specific program information).
For more information, please go to http://smithsonianofi.com or call the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070.
Submitted by the Office of the Provost
Nov. 6: Lynne Olson: "Racing
Against Time: Roosevelt, Churchill and America's Fight Over World War II"
Bestselling author and journalist Lynne Olson will give this year's Gary and Eleanor Simons Lecture in American History on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 in the Flint Hall Auditorium (Room 50). Author of four books on World War II, Olson explores the debate over America's role in the war between 1939-1941. Should the country forsake its traditional isolationism and aid Britain--then on the brink of defeat by Hitler--or enter the war outright?
For more information contact Prof. Jon Sensbach, Dept. of History, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the History Dept. website at www.history.ufl.edu
Submitted by Jon F. Sensbach, Department of History
2014 Election Wrap Up with Susan MacManus and Dan Smith
Two of Florida's most prominent political commentators, Susan MacManus and Dan Smith, will discuss the results and implications of the 2014 elections at the Bob Graham Center on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall. The event and parking are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.
Submitted by Shelby Taylor, Bob Graham Center for Public Service
Clinical Translational Aging Research Seminar
Co-management Improves Outcomes for Older Adults with Fragility Fractures
Daniel Mendelson, MS, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Monday, November 3, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Clinical Translational Research Building (CTRB)
Lunch will be provided
Seminar Flyer (.pdf)
Submitted by Christy Carter, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine
Pulling the Teeth of the Tropics: Towards an Environmental History of Public Health during the Construction of the Panama Canal
Monday, November 3
12:00-12:50 p.m. in the Communicore Building, Room C1017
Presentation by Paul Sutter, associate professor of history, director of graduate studies in history, University of Colorado at Boulder, on the environmental impacts of the Panama Canal.
Dr. Sutter received his PhD in 1997 from the University of Kansas. He teaches modern U.S. history and environmental history. He also serves as editor of the University of Georgia Press' "Environmental History and the American South" book series. He has received fellowships from the Smithsonian, Huntington Library and National Endowment for the Humanities.
He has written several books and is working on two projects, a book on the history of erosion in the American South, and a book on the environmental and public health history of the Panama Canal Construction- material from which is the subject of his upcoming talk.
Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries, Health Science Center Library.
Submitted by Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers Libraries
Register Now for School Holiday Campus Nov. 24-25
Enjoy school holidays at the Florida Museum of Natural History! Registration is now open for children in grades K-5 to explore monster myths Nov. 24 and a world of celebrations Nov. 25 through interactive activities and the museum’s collections and exhibits. Pre-register your child for the morning, afternoon or a full day. A half-day session is $27 for members, $30 non-members. A full-day session is $45 for members, $50 non-members. Students should dress for outdoor activities and full-day students should bring a sack lunch. For more information, visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/events/camps/school-holiday/ or call 352-273-2061.
Submitted by Katina Prokos, Florida Museum of Natural History