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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Fri, 18 Apr 2003 10:22:54 -0400

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Friday, April 18 2003


1. Albert G. Raybun Scholarship for Pre-Med Students
2. Honors Students and the Florida College Student of the Year Award
3. UF Winners of the NSF Fellowships for Graduate Study
4. Tour of Golfview Estates
5. "As You Like It." Last two performances.
6. Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge Information Session
7. Read the New York Times for FREE


endowed by the late Eva Rabun in memory of her husband, Albert G. Raybun.
Captain Raybun graduated from UF in 1940, receiving a bachelor's degree in

Minimum grants are $ 500; maximum $ 1000. Applicants must have a minimum
3.00 GPA and be enrolled in a clearly pre-medical course of study. Students
should apply at the end of their junior year and the award is for support in
their senior year. This is a NEED-BASED award and merit award. The amount
awarded will be based on the amount of unmet need certified by the Office of
Student Financial Affairs.

Applications are due May 1 in 140 Tigert. Applications forms are available
from that office. The application must include a letter stating "the
circumstances for requesting aid."

been named First Runner Up for the College Student of the Year in a ceremony
in Tallahassee. Steven Cohen was also one of the finalists for this award,
that includes a student leadership conference and coverage in the Florida
Student Leader magazine. UF student, Yasmine Taeb, was also named a

see below Jeanna's Press Release on the UF students (many of them from the
Honors Program who have recieved these prestigious awards). A number of
these students did the University Scholars Program.

The National Science Foundation recently announced the 2003-2004 winners of
their graduate fellowship awards.  NSF Graduate Fellowships offer
recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately
900 outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological,
engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, and to research-based PhD
degrees in science education.

Awards announced in March 2003 will carry a stipend for each fellow of
$27,500 for a 12-month tenure. In addition to the funds for stipend
payments, the NSF provides the fellowship institution, on behalf of each
Fellow, a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 per tenure year. During
tenure, Fellows at U.S. institutions will be exempt from paying tuition and
fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing.  At the time
of application in November 2002, students listed a preliminary institution
in their plans.

Several of the students were participants in the University of Florida
University Scholars Program as undergraduates:  Kate Dollen, John Dominy,
Fabian Fernandez, Sara Gamble, Benjamin Griffin, Desika Narayanan, and
Michael Wasserman.

Nine of the award winners have received or will receive their bachelor's
degree from the University of Florida, which is an increase of two students
compared to last year:

        *       Kate Dollen, computer engineering and quantitative sciences
expected May 2003, plans to attend Colorado State University
        *       John Dominy, graduated May 2002 with highest honors,
Interdisciplinary Studies-Neurobiological Sciences, plans to attend Cornell
        *       Fabian Fernandez, graduated May 2002 with highest honors,
Interdisciplinary Studies-Neurobiological Sciences, plans to attend Stanford
        *       Benjamin Griffin, aerospace engineering expected May 2003,
plans to attend California Institute of Technology
        *       Jeannette Jacques, graduated May 2002 in material sciences
and engineering with highest honors, is attending the University of Florida
        *       Mobolaji Olurinde, graduated December 2002, agricultural and
biological engineering with honors and chemical engineering with highest
honors, plans to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        *       Christopher Osovitz, graduated May 2001 with honors,
zoology, plans to attend University of California-Santa Barbara
        *       Jamie Padgett, civil engineering expected May 2003, plans to
attend Georgia Institute of Technology
        *       Michael Wasserman, graduated Spring 2002, anthropology with
honors and zoology with highest honors, plans to attend the University of

The following students from the University of Florida earned an Honorable
Mention from the NSF:
        *       Tracy Bucholz, chemical engineering and chemistry expected
May 2003, plans to attend the University of North Carolina
        *       John Davis, graduated May 2001, wildlife ecology and
conservation with highest honors, plans to attend the University of
California-Santa Cruz
        *       Sara Gamble, physics expected May 2003, plans to attend the
University of Florida
        *       Stephen Hicks, math and physics expected May 2003, plans to
attend the University of California-Berkeley
        *       Maren Jimenez, graduated December 2000, sociology with
highest honors, plans to attend the University of Texas
        *       Shaela Jones, physics expected May 2003, plans to attend the
University of California-Berkeley
        *       Hope Klug, graduated December 2001, zoology and psychology
with highest honors, plans to attend the University of Florida
        *       Daryush Mehta, electrical engineering  expected May 2003,
plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        *       Ashish Myles, graduated May 2002, computer engineering with
highest honors, plans to attend the University of Florida
        *       Desika Narayanan, physics and astronomy expected May 2003,
plans to attend Harvard University
        *       Sarah Portier, graduated December 2002, aerospace
engineering with highest honors, plans to attend Virginia Polytechnical
Institute and State University.

Historic Trust: Matheson
Museum, Inc. and the Florida Community Design Center present an
architectural tour through the Golfview neighborhood Saturday, April 26,
2003, 9 a.m.-10:45 a.m.  UF architecture students will lead 45-minute tours
starting every quarter-hour through two houses and around the neighborhood,
which is located next to the UF golf course and Levin College of Law.
Golfview is one of the city's oldest residential subdivisions, born during
the 1920's land boom and filled with many different styles of architecture.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased the day of the event.  A shuttle will be

provided from the law school parking lot to the neighborhood.  For more
information, call the Matheson Museum at (352)378-2280.

5. "AS YOU LIKE IT." Shakespeare's "As You Like It"  is playing at the
Acrosstown theater on Main Street at 8:00 pm. Last two nights are  April 18,
and April 19.  The ticket price is $5 and tickets are available at Omni
bookstore, Book Gallery, and at the door.

information session about applying for the Rhodes,Marshall, Mitchell, and
Gates Cambridge scholarships on Tuesday, April 22 at 3:00 pm (8th period) in
219 Dauer Hall (The Ruth McQuown Room).  These
prestigious scholarships provide full cost study to institutions in the
United Kingdom and require a strong academic background, numerous letters of
recommendation, and other indications of excellence as a student.
Students graduating in December 2003 or May 2004 would apply for this
application cycle.  However, all students are welcome to attend the session,
even if the student intends to apply another year.  This year's campus
deadline to be nominated by the University of Florida for the Rhodes,
Marshall, or Mitchell Scholarships will be Monday, September 15, 2003.
Students should begin the application process immediately by reviewing the
websites of the specific scholarships, which can be found at
<>.  Students are
strongly encouraged to read all of the comprehensive information on the
websites before proceeding for assistance.
All students planning to apply for any of these awards during Fall 2003
should contact Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Associate Director of the Honors Program
at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

7.  READ THE NEW YORK TIMES FOR FREE: The NYT is one of the great newspapers
in this world--certainly the best in the US. If you really want to keep up
on what is going on in the world, it is the source! The NYT in conjunction
with the Honors Program is running a pilot program till the end of the
semester (5/02/03). Starting Monday the 14th of April you can pick up a free
copy of the NYT in the Hume lobby. There will also be a few copies in 140
Tigert, if you don't live in Hume. (140 Tigert will also have a few copies
of the Gainesville Sun--we are still having trouble getting copies to
Tigert. Nothing was ever simple at UF!)

(The Tigert problem is partially solved. The papers were being delivered to
office in the basement who gave them to the Provost's Office!)

Who should read the Times besides newspaper junkies like me? Those planning
to prepare for a nationally competitive scholarship, students interested in
a career in international business, the foreign service, grad school in
political science, history, those interested in going to a great law school
etc.  So please pick up a copy and read it so we can figure out whether this
is a
service we should offer next year for Honors students.

(If you want to save trees, you can read the NYT on line for free. I also
recommend this as a way to keep up with what is going on.)

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

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