Date: 8 February 2006
To: All UF Graduate Students
From: UF Graduate Student Council Vice President Andrew Jenkins
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RE: OPEN NOMINATIONS FOR 2006 RESEARCH FORUM ROUNDTABLE
The UF Graduate Student Council and UF Faculty Senate are cosponsoring a
roundtable discussion on cross-, multi- and extra-disciplinary excellence at
the 2006 Research Forum at 12:00 noon on Friday, 31 March 2006 in the J.
Wayne Reitz Union on the UF campus.
This roundtable will feature panelists who represent broad and multifaceted
expertise and experience that transcends -- and sometimes redefines -- the
boundaries of their disciplines. The purpose of the roundtable is to
present graduate and professional students with a spectrum of potential
models for balanced intellectual and professional development. The
panelists will give brief presentations on the benefits and challenges of
pursuing diverse academic interests.
Nominations for panelists are sought from graduate faculty and students.
Nominees should be faculty members who demonstrate a wide range of interests
and abilities that defies the tacit assumption that academic specialization
automatically means narrowing one's intellectual horizons. Panelists will
be chosen from among these nominees by a committee jointly appointed by the
UF Faculty Senate and the UF Graduate Student Council.
To nominate an outstanding mentor who typifies this "renaissance person"
approach to graduate education and research, please e-mail the nominee's
name, e-mail address, departmental affiliation, a select list of
disciplinary accomplishments and a description of his/her "outside"
interests to UF Graduate Student Council Andrew Jenkins at
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the e-mail. You can nominate more than one outstanding individual.
The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, 7 March 2006.