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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Fri, 21 Feb 2003 10:05:17 -0500

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Friday, February 21, 2003


1. Special Washington Center Info Session at Hume
2. Ayn Rand Club Meeting and Discussion
3. Women in Science Symposium
4. Undergraduate Research in China this Summer (science and engineering
5. Get Involved in a Local Political Campaign
6. Cuong Nhu Sports Club Event (women's self-defense)
7. Internships and Research in Ecology and Conservation
8. Charity Dinner Tomorrow for Children's Miracle Network


1. SPECIAL WASHINGTON INFO SESSION AT HUME: Hey Honors Students! Do you know
where it is all happening at? Come find out!
Sandy Butler-Whyte will be presenting at the Washington Center Internship
Workshop 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday February 26th
The Washington Center is an independent nonprofit organization that provides
internships and academic seminars to college students from across the
country and around the world. They are affiliated with more than 850
colleges and universities nationwide and work with 2,000-3,000 internship
placements in Washington representing major professional fields in the
private, public and nonprofit sector. The Washington Center has over 30,000
alumni. Seating is limited, please register by e-mailing [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>  SHO
You can find info on the TWC at

2. AYN RAND CLUB MEETING AND DISCUSSION: Most every philosopher in history
has jumped into the field of ethics without first answering a crucial
question:  Do we need morality at all and why?
The Ayn Rand Club will be having a roundtable discussion on the video shown
last week titled "Selfishness: Moral Offense or Moral Ideal?"  We will be
discussing the debate, and the general area of morality, answering such
questions as: What is a code of morality?  Do we need one at all?  Why or
why not?  What, if anything, in reality gives rise to the concept of value?
Also, we will discuss the war-protests and the North Korea situation in the
context of today's dominant moral ideas.  There will be brochures for FREE
copies of Atlas Shrugged, the best-selling novel by Ayn Rand. MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 24th, TURLINGTON 1105 (Enter from outside, north side of building)
*6:10PM  (*new time)

3. WOMEN IN SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM: Undergraduates, Graduates, Faculty, and
Guests. The Undergraduate Women In Science organization invites you to
attend the 1ST Annual Women In Science Symposium to be held Saturday, April
12th from 9AM to noon in Leigh Hall 309.  There is no cost to attend, but
registration is required.

The event will begin with a multidisciplinary poster session accompanied by
light refreshments.  At 10AM our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Shirley Pomponi, Vice
President & Director of Research at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institution, Inc. in Fort Pierce, FL will speak on her research.


The marine environment is a rich source of novel chemicals with
pharmaceutical properties.  Several marine-derived compounds are in
development, primarily as cancer drugs. Recent funding initiatives
underscore the need for integrated, multidisciplinary research to understand
marine processes and systems as they relate to the production of chemicals
with biomedical potential.   Challenges for marine-derived drug discovery
include accessing unique environments, organisms, and chemical classes;
understanding the roles these compounds play in the marine environment and
using that knowledge to gain insight into potentially novel therapeutic
applications; and pushing the frontiers of combinatorial biology to create
new biodiversity.

seeking junior or sophomore  science or engineering students for the NSF-REU
program in Marine Science and Engineering in China.
It is an 11-week program with research based in China. The selected students
will receive a financial support package of about $7,500.
Deadline for Application: March 15, 2003. For more information about the
program and the procedure for application,  please see
Hung Tao Shen, Professor, Department of Civil & Environ. Engrg., Clarkson
University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5710, Phone: (315)-268-6606; Fax:
(This looks like a terrific opportunity!).

5. GET INVOLVED IN A LOCAL POLITICAL CAMPAIGN: One of the candidates for the
new district 2 at large seat for the Gainesville city commission, Rick
Bryant, is seeking volunteers.  Volunteers for political campaigns of this
type would do things like make telephone calls, mail endorsement post cards,
write letters to the editor, attend rallies and speaking engagements, hand
out literature at local events, walk the districts with the candidates, put
up signs, etc. The election is April 8, and there are lots of opportunities
to get involved with this local political campaign.  You can read more about
Rick Bryant at and to find out more about
volunteering for his campaign, you can see for contact information and

If you are interested in finding out who the other candidates are or
volunteering for another candidate, see for that contact
information.   There are two contested at-large (city-wide) city commission
seats in Gainesville, and District 4 contains the area around and near the
University of Florida.

6. CUONG NHU SPORTS CLUB EVENT: This seminar has been created by an
individual from Ocala Florida with a 2nd degree black belt from our style
and is teaching applicable self-defense for
women. His seminar incorporates Women's Self-Defense with an incredible
aerobic workout.

The free seminar will be held Friday March 21st from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the

basketball court in the Student Rec and Fitness Center. There is no need to
sign up, just show up with proper aerobic attire. For info contact
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honors faculty member has put to-gether a very good list on summer
opportunities in the field for ecology and conservation. Check it out at Click on Internships.

Dance Marathon team and the Children's Miracle Network by purchasing a
ticket to their charity dinner on this Saturday, February 22. The dinner
will be held in the Honors College Commons at 6pm.  Fettucine alfredo and
baked ziti will be served, and UF's a capella group, No Southern
Accent, will be performing.  Tickets are $10, and they can be purchased
(while they last!) during SHO Office Hours
( and in front of Hume East and
Hume West at the following times: 4-6pm Tuesday, 4-8pm Wednesday, 4-8pm
Thursday, and 4-6pm Friday.

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
352-392-1888 (fax)

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