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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Mon, 24 Feb 2003 09:18:40 -0500

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Monday, February 24, 2003


1. CORRECTION: Women in Science Symposium: info included on how to register
2. Prestigious Scholarship Workshop
3. Events during Islam Awareness Month
4. Utrecht Summer Program Info Session
5. Round Table Discussion on Rwanda
6. Undergraduate Research in China this Summer (science and engineering
7. Internships and Research in Ecology and Conservation
8. Special Washington Center Info Session at Hume


1. 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.

Registration information (including poster sign-up) may be accessed at

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 symposium will close with a panel discussion on Women In Science: The
Hows, Whys, & What-Have-Yous Faced By Women In Science Disciplines.


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.

Registration information (including poster sign-up) may be accessed at

2. PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP: Students with a strong GPA (3.5 or
higher) are welcome to attend this year's Scholarships Reception, which will
encourage attendees to apply for prestigious scholarships such as the
Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, or others.  More details about these
scholarships can be found at  This program is
aimed at first year students, but all interested are welcome to attend.  It
will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 pm in the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz
Union, and refreshments will be served.  To sign up to attend, email
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(Students interested in these scholarships need to be preparing from the
beginning of their career at UF. The same kind of preparation will also be
useful for getting into the best graduate school, medical or law school.)

3. EVENTS FOR ISLAM AWARENESS MONTH:  In honor of Islam Awareness MOnth,
Islam on Campus presents:

Tuesday, 25th:  Islam through the Poetry of Haroon Sellars
Speech given by Haroon Sellars
6:30 pm at Little Hall 109

Wednesday, 26th Humanitarian Demonstration / United Muslims of Islam
11:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Plaza of Americas

Thursday, 27th "Jihad, Terrorism, and Islam"
Presented by Abdulatef Albusairi
Room: TBA
Everyone is invited!  Come and learn something new!

4. UTRECHT SUMMER PROGRAM INFO SESSION: The Utrecht summer 2003 program
still has room for applicants. There will be an informational meeting on
Wednesday, February 26th at 7PM in Dauer 233 for interested students to meet
with Dr. Sharon M.DiFino, Utrecht summer program advisor.
(This program puts you in the heart of Europe with very easy access all over
the rest of Europe by train. Honors students have enjoyed being in Holland.

5. The Florida France Research Institute and the Center for African Studies
are pleased to announce the following event:  Monday, February 24, 4-6 p.m.,
209 Emerson Alumni Hall:
"RETROSPECTIVE ON RWANDA:African Studies in the Shadow of Genocide," a
roundtable with

BORIS BOUBACAR DIOP, prizewinning Senegalese writer whose recent novel,
"Murambi, le livre des ossements" (2000), was included on the Zimbabwe Book
Fair's list of the 100 Best African Books of the 20th century;

DR. NGWARSUNGU CHIWENGO, scholar of African and African-American
literature, political activitist, and Director of the World Literature
Program, Creighton University;

DR. DENNIS JETT, Dean of the UF International Center and U.S. Ambassador to
Mozambique from 1993-1996;

DR. RENE LEMARCHAND, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, UF, and
internationally-renowned scholar of the Rwandan genocide.

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!).

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.

8. 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

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

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