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Subject: Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: UF Honors Program <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 8 Jan 2007 09:38:29 -0500
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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, January 8, 2007 

The Honors Daily Opportunities List is an official UF e-publication sent
to all students who entered UF as an honors student. Opportunities
listed range from those for freshmen to seniors. To submit an
announcement for posting, please fill out the online form at
www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsdaily.html 


Table of Contents

HONORS ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: About the Honors Daily (NEW POSTING):
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Drop/Add (NEW POSTING):
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Advising during Drop/Add (NEW POSTING,
TODAY):
4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: SAT II Placement for Foreign Languages (NEW
POSTING, TODAY):
5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Attention Students Planning to Apply During Fall
2007 for Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, Mitchell, and Churchill
Scholarships (NEW POSTING):
6.	HONORS COURSE INFORMATION: Honors First-Year Florida Seats
Available (NEW POSTING):
7.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer in South Africa (NEW POSTING):
8.	EVENT: Honors in Paris Photography Exhibit (NEW POSTING):
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
9.	OPPORTUNITY: Call for Artists (NEW POSTING):
10.	OPPORTUNITY: Website Development Project:
11.	OPPORTUNITY: MTV/Cisco Digital Incubator Project Competition
(NEW POSTING):
12.	COURSE INFORMATION: Two New Classes from the Digital Worlds
Institute (NEW POSTING):
13.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: US Homeland Security Undergraduate
Scholarships (NEW POSTING):
14.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2006 Excellence in Service Award (NEW
POSTING):
15.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer Archaeology Program in Belgium (NEW
POSTING):
16.	STUDY ABROAD: Spring Break in Paris (NEW POSTING):
17.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer 2007 in Sweden:
18.	INTERNSHIP: White House Internship Program (NEW POSTING):
19.	INTERNSHIP: Proctor Oral History Program at UF (NEW POSTING):
20.	RESEARCH: Summer Health-Related Research Opportunities (NEW
POSTING):
21.	RESEARCH: Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NEW
POSTING):
22.	RESEARCH: REU in Nanoscale Materials Science and Engineering:
23.	RESEARCH: Research Experiences for Undergraduates:
24.	LEADERSHIP: First-Year Florida Peer Leaders (NEW POSTING):
25.	LEADERSHIP: Student Civic Engagement Conference (NEW POSTING):



HONORS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: About the Honors Daily (NEW POSTING):
Welcome to the first official Honors Daily of the 2007 semester. The
Honors Daily is sent Monday through Friday to students in the Honors
Program and contains special announcements and opportunities tailored to
honors students. All first and second year honors students are required
to receive the Honors Daily. If you have graduated and would like to
unsubscribe, please e-mail your UFID to Melissa Johnson at
[log in to unmask] . Include "unsubscribe" in the subject of your
e-mail. If you have questions about the Honors Daily, contact Melissa as
well. To submit an event or opportunity for the Honors Daily, visit
www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsdaily.html

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Drop/Add (NEW POSTING):
Drop/Add schedule adjustment is ongoing through Tuesday, January 16 at
11:59pm on ISIS. 

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Advising during Drop/Add (NEW POSTING,
TODAY):
Honors advisors will be available for schedule help throughout the first
week of classes. Feel free to visit an advisor to discuss what classes
to enroll in for the spring semester. 

*Advisors cannot add students to classes that are full.* 

The Honors Office will not be making any advising appointments through
drop/add, so please utilize the walk-in advising hours below.

Advisors will have walk-in hours in the offices next to the Hume
classrooms this week during the following times:
Monday from 2:00-3:00pm and 4:00-5:00pm.
Tuesday from 2:00-4:30pm.
Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm and 4:00-5:00pm.
Thursday from 2:00-5:00pm.

Walk-in advising also will be available during the day from
9:00am-4:30pm in the Honors Office in 140 Tigert.

Walk-in advising meetings typically run for 5-10 minutes and are,
therefore, most useful for quick questions about registration. They are
not recommended if you need a lengthy review of requirements or want to
discuss long-term planning or undergraduate opportunities. Please call
the Honors Office at 392-1519 if you would like to make an appointment
with an advisor to discuss those items after the drop/add period. 

4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: SAT II Placement for Foreign Languages (NEW
POSTING, TODAY):
If you need to take the SAT II for placement into a foreign language
class, please visit http://www.at.ufl.edu/testing/placementtesting.php
for information regarding testing registration. The placement tests will
be offered Monday, January 8 and Tuesday, January 9 at 5:00pm in
Turlington. You must register online by noon the day of the test.

5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Attention Students Planning to Apply During Fall
2007 for Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, Mitchell, and Churchill
Scholarships (NEW POSTING):
Planning to apply for the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, Mitchell,
Churchill Scholarships for study in the UK? Local application deadlines
for the next cycle are September 2007. By then you must be a senior
planning to graduate in spring or summer 2008. Please enroll in IDH 4715
spring semester. This one credit course meets M9 in 119 Little. 

If you are thinking about competing for these highly competitive
scholarships, it is essential that you get a head start and take this
one credit class in the spring. By the end of the semester you will have
a draft application and some suggestions about summer reading and how to
prepare for these highly competitive competitions. Winning one of these
is a career-maker! 

For information on the scholarships go to www.honors.ufl.edu and click
on Scholarships. You can also come into 140 Tigert and look at past
applications. 
To enroll in the class please e-mail Dr. Dickison at [log in to unmask]

6.	HONORS COURSE INFORMATION: Honors First-Year Florida Seats
Available (NEW POSTING):
There are seats still available in Honors First-Year Florida, a 1-credit
honors course for freshmen. In this course, freshmen will learn how to
get involved with study abroad, internships, research, and leadership
activities. All sections are co-taught by an honors advisor and an
honors student leader. The sections are offered Tuesday 4th or Wednesday
8th. For more information or to register for the course, please contact
Melissa Johnson at [log in to unmask] . Include your name, UFID, and
meeting time preference.

7.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer in South Africa (NEW POSTING):
A trip of a lifetime to South Africa. We are inviting four honors
students to join the Lombardi Scholars on their trip to South Africa
from May 11-June 3. Contact Prof. Leedy at [log in to unmask] to let
him know if you are interested. 

Students will attend lectures by various staff at the University of
Pretoria and the University of Cape Town. A reading list and coursepack
will be provided prior to departure. Local lecturers may provide
additional readings. Participants will receive 3 credits in IDH 3931.
Assignments include: a daily trip journal and a final research paper
which undertakes a comparative analysis of themes in South African and
the United States. Students will select their paper topics in
consultation with the program coordinator. A variety of site visits will
be included.

Final program cost has yet to be determined, but is estimated at $3,750.
This fee will include: UFIC fees, all accommodation (bed/breakfast),
local transportation, site entry fees, and several additional group
meals. It does not include most lunch/dinner costs, international
roundtrip airfare to/from Johannesburg or internal roundtrip airfare
between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

8.	EVENT: Honors in Paris Photography Exhibit (NEW POSTING):
The Honors in Paris 2006 photography exhibit will be displayed in the
Focus Gallery on campus through January 15. This exhibition is a
selection of the work produced by students enrolled in the class ART
2930C "Photographing Paris" in the Honors Program at the UF Paris
Research Center during the spring of 2006. The class was designed to
introduce students to the basic techniques of photography using the city
of Paris as a playground for experimentation.

The Focus Gallery is located in the main lobby of Fine Arts Building C.
The Fine Arts complex is located on the east side of campus.



EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

9.	OPPORTUNITY: Call for Artists (NEW POSTING):
WC3: Women of Color, Culture & Consciousness has announced a call for
artists. Be part of a celebration honoring women who went "beyond the
encouraged mediocrity of our society" (Lorde), challenging conventional
wisdom to create new visions for women of the world.   

Submissions on the above theme are accepted in the following categories:
Fine Arts, Theatre, Dance, Spoken Word & Music.

Deadline for proposals: January 15. Contact: Erica Briggs at (352)
376-0541 or e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Date of WC3 event is March 23.

10.	OPPORTUNITY: Website Development Project:
Melissa Johnson in the Honors Office is looking for a student to revamp
the local UF chapter's Phi Kappa Phi website (www.phikappaphi.net)
during the spring semester. The student can receive 1-credit of
independent study through the Honors Program for their work. Preference
given to members of Phi Kappa Phi, but membership is not necessary.
Please send a resume, contact information, and any links to websites you
have developed to [log in to unmask]

11.	OPPORTUNITY: MTV/Cisco Digital Incubator Project Competition
(NEW POSTING):
The Digital Worlds Institute just received an invitation for UF students
to make an entry into the MTV/Cisco Digital Incubator Project (5 grants
of $30,000 available). In response we will be holding a special creative
planning meeting for interested UF students this coming Wednesday,
January 10 at 5:00pm at the Digital Worlds REVE in Old Norman Gym.

Directions:
http://www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu/facilities/directions/REVE.htm

12.	COURSE INFORMATION: Two New Classes from the Digital Worlds
Institute (NEW POSTING):
DIG 5930 Section 8297 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar - in SECOND
LIFE:
Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (IRS) is series of lectures and
online experiences that take full advantage of the emergent real-time
virtual environment SECOND LIFE. Resident and Visiting interdisciplinary
researchers (from both UF and other institutions worldwide) will work
with students to design novel research projects and configurations.
Students will then use a host of digital tools and techniques to realize
the research design.
http://www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu/academics/IRS/default.htm

DIG 5930 - Section 7649 - 3D Modeling & Animation (3DM&A):
A comprehensive investigation and overview of the tools, techniques and
critical theory used in contemporary digital visualization, animation,
gaming environments, interactive media and motion pictures. Students
will acquire an understanding of the underlying principles and
development of computer-assisted 3D design, and in the process create a
number of projects that build upon their core areas of study across a
variety of disciplines.
http://www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu/academics/3DMA/default.htm

13.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: US Homeland Security Undergraduate
Scholarships (NEW POSTING): 
For information on this scholarship, visit http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/ .
The undergraduate scholarship is for two years for rising juniors and
provides full tuition, a $1,000/month stipend during the academic year,
and a $5,000 stipend for a required 10-week summer internship between
your junior and senior years.

The scholarship is targeted to students interested in pursuing the
science and technology necessary to lead the national effort to secure
America. Areas of study include: physical sciences, mathematical
sciences; computer and information sciences, life sciences, social
science, psychology and engineering. 

Application is done online and is due January 23. Must be in your second
year of college at the time of application (spring would be your 4th
regular semester at UF). US citizenship required. UF students have won
this very competitive award in the past. 

Questions regarding the DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program can be
sent via e-mail to [log in to unmask] .  

14.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2006 Excellence in Service Award (NEW
POSTING): 
Each year, Florida's college students spend thousands of hours
volunteering in their communities and making a lasting difference in the
lives of countless individuals. Florida Campus Compact is pleased to
honor six of Florida's most dedicated student volunteers who are making
a positive impact through their contribution of service! The student
recipients of the 2006 Excellence in Service Awards will each receive
$500 and visible recognition for their efforts throughout the state. The
deadline is January 17.

To Apply:
http://www.floridacompact.org/thewatermarkofstudentleadership/awards.htm
l

15.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer Archaeology Program in Belgium (NEW
POSTING):
Eastern Illinois University Honors Programs, in partnership with the
University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, invites applications for the
eighth season of its Summer Archaeology Program. The dates are June
30-July 29, and the program centers on the excavation of medieval
Walhain Castle.

Honors students may receive Honors credit, awarded in either History or
Earth Sciences. The course is open to all students in good standing;
there are no prerequisites, and no previous background in archaeology is
required. 

The cost of the program, which includes tuition and fees, board and
lodging --but not overseas airfare-- is estimated at around $4500. For
more information please contact Professor Bailey Young at
[log in to unmask]

16.	STUDY ABROAD: Spring Break in Paris (NEW POSTING):
Intensive Weeklong Study Abroad at the Paris Research Center during
Spring Break (March 11-16, 2007): GEB 4930 International Leadership:
Adapting Businesses and Governments to New Realities; 2 Credits; Dr.
Mark A. Jamison. 

The world is becoming a more complicated place economically and
politically. How will you help shape the world for your generation and
generations to come? Join us for an in-depth learning experience about
adaptive leadership and how it can be used to address two interrelated
forces that are shaping your future-world energy markets and
international terrorism. By studying how leaders in international energy
businesses and elsewhere address threatening issues, you will examine
how adaptive leadership can be used to help organizations adapt to new
realities and shape those realities, all the while developing your own
leadership skills. We will use case studies, discussion, a group
project, and presentations from international business leaders,
government officials, and international media to focus on how countries,
organizations, and individuals understand terrorism and respond to it. 

The course is open to all majors. For more information, please contact
Dr. Mark A. Jamison at [log in to unmask], Dr. Gayle Zachmann at
[log in to unmask] or Dr. Susanne Hill at [log in to unmask] .
Visit www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC to download an application or contact us at
[log in to unmask] .

17.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer 2007 in Sweden:
Spend July 07 in beautiful Uppsala, Sweden with the honors students at
the University of Missouri-Kansas City and take two, three-unit
interdisciplinary courses in the history, nature, and culture of this
intriguing country. 

You will have the opportunity to explore literature, artwork, and music,
and consider how the portrayal of nature is both a reflection of and a
driving force in Swedish society. Field trips include visits to castles,
cathedrals, museums, palaces, and regions of outstanding natural beauty.


Everyone will be encouraged to work on individual projects that reflect
their interest in the history and culture of Sweden. The city of Uppsala
is both a home to Sweden's oldest national symbols and a center for
immigrants and political refugees from all over the world. It provides
the ideal venue to consider Swedish traditions, Swedish politics, the
Swedish Welfare State and the importance of nature in shaping the values
of a society. 

For further information see www.umkc.edu/international/SwedenInfo07.htm

Any questions, contact Professor Lynda Payne at [log in to unmask]

18.	INTERNSHIP: White House Internship Program (NEW POSTING):
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to
learn more about the daily operations of the White House. In addition to
normal office duties, interns attend weekly lectures by senior White
House staff, volunteer at special events, and much more. Interns are
assigned to specific White House offices that fit their majors or career
goals including speech writing, policy, politics, intergovernmental
affairs, photography, law, event planning, faith-based initiatives, and
community service. For more information, visit
http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html or contact the
honors office.  

19.	INTERNSHIP: Proctor Oral History Program at UF (NEW POSTING):
An internship is being offered at the Samuel Proctor Oral History
Program for the spring 2007 semester. Preference would be given to
juniors or seniors in the Honors Program or social sciences majors who
want to develop their skills in oral history. For this particular
appointment, the ideal candidate will have an interest in the social,
cultural, and environmental history of American automobile racing.  

The student would be required to: Work approximately eight hours per
week and assist the program. Read appropriate literature about how to do
oral history. Conduct at least five interviews to be agreed on with the
student, and then transcribe, audit-edit, and do a final edit on each
interview. Write a formal paper based on research and interviews and
include a critique of his/her experiences. 

The student selected for the internship would earn 3 credit hours, and
all written work will be evaluated by Dr. Julian Pleasants, the Director
of the Proctor Oral History Program. In exchange for working in the oral
history office, we will teach the intern how the program operates, the
intricacies of conducting an interview, the skills of transcribing and
editing, and in general, the importance of oral history. This experience
will be beneficial for any student, and the acquired skills would assist
them if he/she chooses to pursue graduate study in their chosen
profession.  

For more information contact Daniel Simone at [log in to unmask] of
392-7168.

20.	RESEARCH: Summer Health-Related Research Opportunities (NEW
POSTING):
Health related summer research experiences-- both lab and clinical-- are
available all over the world. The Association of American Medical
Colleges has a list of opportunities at member institutions and is a
good place to start: http://www.aamc.org/members/great/summerlinks.htm


Other opportunities can be found at the following links (some of these
may be outdated):  
http://hpap.syr.edu/spstate.htm ,
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/intern.html ,
http://studentservices.tufts.edu/hpa/health.htm .

General list of many different kinds of summer opportunities (links may
be out of date, but most of these programs still exist):
http://www.swarthmore.edu/Admin/health_sciences/summer_opportunities.htm
l

21.	RESEARCH: Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NEW
POSTING):
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is administering
The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) sponsored by the
Office of Naval Research (ONR). 

NREIP is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate
juniors and seniors, and graduate students, under the guidance of a
mentor at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the
program are $5,500 for undergraduate students and $6,500 for graduate
students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at
certain labs. 

The application is currently open and must be completed by January 12.
To learn more about the program, you can visit http://www.asee.org/nreip
. Direct any questions to [log in to unmask] .

22.	RESEARCH: REU in Nanoscale Materials Science and Engineering:
REU at NJCEP is a National Science Foundation funded program centered at
the New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates at NJIT. The Program
is designed to expose students to topics associated with nanoscale
materials science and engineering as well as important issues associated
with their professional development, particularly focused on the
research enterprise with an ultimate goal of contributing to a
stream-lined pipeline of well-trained engineers and scientists who are
well versed in applications of nano-structured and engineered
particulate composites to products of today as well as years to come.

The New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates (NJCEP) will host its
NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Summer
of 2007. During the 10-week program, 10 undergraduate students, selected
on a competitive basis from various universities throughout the USA,
will live on campus while working on challenging research alongside NJIT
faculty and graduate students. The research projects will involve unique
topics dealing with synthesis, characterization, and applications of
nano-particles as engineered composites, focusing on developing
fundamental understanding of particle interactions and their influence
on final product, which may be existing consumer products (e.g.
sun-screens) as well as novel materials (e.g., new cancer drugs or
advanced-energetic materials). Students will benefit from a strong
research group that includes established faculty researchers and their
graduate students, working on collaborative activities in
nanotechnology.

More details and an online application may be found at the project
website, http://mechanical.njit.edu/news/reu.php. For any questions,
please contact Professor Kwabena A. Narh, REU Director,
[log in to unmask] 

23.	RESEARCH: Research Experiences for Undergraduates:
What is an REU? Research Experiences for Undergraduates are funded at
universities in the summer across the country. They are mostly in
science and engineering, but one might also find something in
archaeology or economics. These are funded by NSF and a good way to see
another campus and determine if that is a place you might like to do
graduate work. There is a national web site at
http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp . There you can check out what
is available and where. Please note that some info may be old so check
the dates of what you read. Some links don't work. Shortly these schools
will be updating the 2007 summer info.

24.	LEADERSHIP: First-Year Florida Peer Leaders (NEW POSTING):
Apply now to be a Peer Leader for First-Year Florida, UF's welcome and
transition course for new students. Paired with a UF faculty or staff
member, Peer Leaders help facilitate classroom discussions, conduct
presentations on course topics, plan out-of-class activities, and serve
as role models for new students. Peer Leaders gain leadership and public
speaking skills, as well as the unique opportunity to teach
undergraduate students in a small classroom setting. Open to all
full-time undergraduate students with at least a 2.75 GPA. 

Applications and additional information are available at
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/nsp/firstyearexperience/instappl.php.
Applications are due to New Student Programs in Peabody Hall by 4:30pm
on Friday, January 19. 

Information sessions are scheduled to give interested students more
specifics about the Peer Leader experience, selection, and training. If
you are curious about this opportunity please attend one of these
sessions:

Wednesday, January 10 from 5:00-6:00pm at La Casita.
Thursday, January 11 from 5:00-6:00pm in the Broward Hall Library.


25.	LEADERSHIP: Student Civic Engagement Conference (NEW POSTING):
The Watermark of Student Leadership: An Engaged Institute is taking
place from January 26-28 in Tallahassee. Florida Campus Compact will
offer free lodging (two nights, Doubletree Hotel) to the first 175
participants! 
 
Engage in connecting the dots between your community, state, and world
by developing your voice, creating action, and reflecting on your
experience! Join your colleagues (students) from all over Florida to
co-create a weekend of dialogue and demonstration on your role as a
citizen in a participatory democracy. Be met where you are, be empowered
to grow! 

All sessions will be held at the Doubletree Hotel and the Capitol. You
may come as an individual or as a part of a group; we encourage your
school to send a group of delegates to share, learn, and develop a
groundbreaking plan for the future. 
 
Online registration is open! Register here for only $49:
http://www.floridacompact.org/thewatermarkofstudentleadership/register.h
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