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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, January 23, 2009

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 OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the Honors Program interviews (NEW POSTING)
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Sundaes on Sunday
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
3.      RESEARCH: Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research: (NEW POSTING)
4.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Chicago Academic Medical Program: (NEW POSTING)
5.      STUDY ABROAD: UF Study Abroad Fair: (NEW POSTING)
6.      STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad to Malaysia:
7.      RESEARCH: Summer Research Experiences in Science and Engineering
8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Ligature 2009, Graphic Design Symposium:
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
9.      STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Automotive Engineers New Student Shop Day (NEW POSTING)
10.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Off Campus Life Lunch Series – Energy Conservation/Sustainability (NEW POSTING)
11.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Habitat for Humanity: (NEW POSTING)
12.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Photography Club Meeting
13.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Join College Republicans:
14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Women’s Leadership Conference:
15.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Rush Alpha Phi Omega, Co-Ed Service Fraternity
16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Fallout Frisbee Tournament:
17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Libros de Familia:


HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS


1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the Honors Program interviews (NEW POSTING)
Candidates for the Director of the Honors Program will be on campus next week for interviews.  Each candidate will present on their vision for the Honors Program in an open forum for faculty, staff and students.  The first candidate, Dr. Barbara Zsembik will present on Tuesday, January 27 from 9:15-10:15am in room 282 Reitz Union.  It is expected that the other two candidates, Dr. William McKeen and Dr. Kevin Knudson will have similar times (location TBA) on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30.  To review all of the candidate’s CV’s, visit http://www.aa.ufl.edu/search_committees/Honors_Director/  All Honors Students are encouraged to participate.


HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS


2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Sundaes on Sunday
It's everyone's favorite time of the month--Sundaes on Sunday is here!

Date: Sunday, January 25th
Time: 09:30-10:00PM
Where: Hume Commons

**Make sure to be there at 9:30 and NOT at 8:00. There is a SHO General Body Meeting at 8:30 PM (which you should attend!) therefore the time has been altered. Thanks for understanding! **


ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

3.      RESEARCH: Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research: (NEW POSTING)
PSOMER is for outstanding rising junior and senior students who wish to gain laboratory experience.  PSOMER is an excellent eight week summer program designed for up to 10 high achieving college students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health related sciences (African American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian) or college students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  This program will help students to gain experience in biomedical research and career development.

This year's program dates are June 15 through August 7, 2009 and the program will again be held on The University of Chicago campus.  The application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2009.

Students will live on campus and work in the laboratories of UC faculty, where they will learn to do basic or clinical research. Research projects would range from bench to clinical projects reflecting our faculty’s commitment to advancing the science and practice of medicine.  Participants will attend a weekly research colloquium where they will learn techniques of scientific analysis from UC faculty and medical school students.

Program participants will receive a stipend of $5,400, enjoy free tuition, and present their work at a poster and presentation session.

Applications are not considered complete until a certified transcript and letters of recommendation have been received by this office.  The online application is available at:

http://pritzker.bsd.uchicago.edu/about/diversity/pipeline/

4.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Chicago Academic Medical Program: (NEW POSTING)
CAMP is for outstanding freshman and sophomore students.  This program was developed to help college students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health related sciences (African American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian) or college students from disadvantaged backgrounds to build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a pre-medical program.

This year's program dates are June 22 through July 31, 2009 and the program will again be held on The University of Chicago campus.  The application deadline is Monday, March 9, 2009.

CAMP is a non-residential, six week academic skills building program that is tuition free. Participants will receive a $1000 stipend and Chicago Transit Authority bus passes to defray in-town transportation expenses associated with the program.

Applications are not considered complete until a certified transcript and letters of recommendation have been received by this office.  The online application is available at:

http://pritzker.bsd.uchicago.edu/about/diversity/pipeline/

5.      STUDY ABROAD: UF Study Abroad Fair: (NEW POSTING)
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study abroad this summer!

UF Programs:  Tuesday, January 27th
Non-UF Programs:  Wednesday, January 28th
Reitz Union Colonnade 10:00am to 3:00pm

Explore the world of study abroad and meet:
▪       UF faculty members who lead programs.
▪       Representatives from other institutions with approved study abroad programs.
▪       International Center advisors to answer your questions.
▪       Students who have been abroad.

For more information, visit our website: www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu

6.      STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad to Malaysia:
Six credits, four weeks Study Abroad to Malaysia program in International-Intercultural Communication.  The program features lectures in history, culture, religions and Southeast Asian issues on Penang Island, and road trips to Cameron Highlands, Taman Negara virgin rainforest, Kelantan, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.  The cost is reasonable - around $3000 without airfare.  Details are available at the Study Abroad Fair Tuesday January 27 10-3 at the Reitz Union Colonnade and www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu. Click on programs and type in Malaysia.


7.      RESEARCH: Summer Research Experiences in Science and Engineering
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines.

The program and center are funded by the National Science Foundation.
Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid power along with a faculty advisor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve background reading of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing and group discussions and project team meetings.
Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster and a project report. In addition, there is a program of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 20, 2009 To Apply:  http://www.ccefp.org/educreu.html

**REU positions are available at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Purdue University in West Lafayette and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Ligature 2009, Graphic Design Symposium:
UF Graphic Design announces its call for entries to Ligature, the annual Graphic Design Symposium on February 27 to March 1. Besides from being a prestigious exhibition of artistic talent, Ligature is a weekend-long event which features design workshops and lectures by renowned professional graphic designers. Art majors and non-art majors alike are invited to submit their brilliant graphic design works to http://ufdesigners.com/ligature2009/ by next Saturday, January 24. Each classification of students is allowed a specific number of entries: non-art majors: 2, freshmen & sophomore art majors: 2, junior art majors: 3, senior art majors: 4, graduate student art majors: 4, any collaboration: 1. Please email [log in to unmask] for more information.


EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

9.      STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Automotive Engineers New Student Shop Day (NEW POSTING)
The Society of Automotive Engineers is hosting a New Student Shop Day for all students interested in the program. SAE designs, manufactures and presents one formula and one Baja car for annual competitions comprised of more than 120 universities from across the world. This shop open house is an opportunity to see firsthand what the program does and how they can get involved. Students of all majors welcome.

It is taking place Tuesday Jan. 27 at 7pm in the Design and Manufacturing Lab in MAE-C.

For more information on SAE visit www.gatormotorsports.com

10.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Off Campus Life Lunch Series – Energy Conservation/Sustainability (NEW POSTING)
Energy conservation and sustainability projects are happening all over the world but they can also happen right in your own home.  Join Off Campus Life as we discuss how to be sustainable and conserve energy, costs associated with these initiatives, and the impact it has on the environment.  Our panelists include a staff member from the Office of Sustainability and Gainesville Regional Utilities.  The event will take place on Tuesday, January 27th at 11:45 am in Room 285 of the Reitz Union.  Free lunch will be provided.  For more information on the lunch series check out our website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus/lunchseries.php.

11.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Habitat for Humanity: (NEW POSTING)
UF Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a general body meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at 8:20pm in the Computer Science Engineering building (CSE) room E119.  Please join us to find out more about how you can help the community with our club and Habitat in general, and if you are interested you can sign up for a Saturday build!

See www.ufhabitat.org for more info.  To find room E119, enter the CSE building across from Turlington and go downstairs.

12.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Photography Club Meeting
Photography Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Monday, January 26th at 6:20pm in 125 Little Hall. On the agenda will be potential trips for this semester (St. Augustine, Paynes Prairie, and more), mini-competitions, and workshops for the next few meetings. T-shirts are available for $15. For more information please join our Facebook group, "UF Photography Club" (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5588347462), or e-mail Doug at [log in to unmask]

13.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Join College Republicans:
Are you a conservative-minded individual with an interest in politics? Come check out College Republicans, the best party on campus! Stop by our table in the Reitz Union today and tomorrow or check us out on the web: http://ufgop.org/. To be added to our listserv and receive information about events, meetings and projects please email [log in to unmask]


14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Women’s Leadership Conference:
The Women’s Leadership Council will host the 22nd Annual Women’s Leadership Conference—“Women in the Spotlight: What Role Will You Play?”-- on Sunday February 8, 2009.  The Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual event for all UF students as well as members of the community. The Conference provides an array of workshops focusing on career, leadership and awareness in addition to a career panel and keynote speaker Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan. For more information and to register please visit www.dso.ufl.edu/studentorgs/wlc/conference.php.  The registration deadline is Monday, February 2, 2009.

15.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Rush Alpha Phi Omega, Co-Ed Service Fraternity
Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed national service fraternity. Our cardinal principles include leadership, friendship, and service. We aim to serve the community and the university while forming lasting friendships through brotherhood events.
Come to an info meeting to see what we’re all about! Rush is this week: Tuesday, January 20 - Sunday, January 26.  Go to our website, http://grove.ufl.edu/~apotau or stop by our information booth located between the Hub and Turlington to find our rush schedule!

16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Fallout Frisbee Tournament:
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee (FUEL) hosts its 7th Annual Hat Tournament, Fallout - Unleash The Beast, January 24th at Southwest Rec fields starting at 9am. This is open to players of all skill levels as we will be making equal teams for some fun ultimate action! With a UF-ID, it is only $12 for your team t-shirt and breakfast. All proceeds benefit the Women's Ultimate Frisbee team here at UF, so come out and bring your friends! Check out our website at   http://sites.google.com/site/fallouthat/

17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Libros de Familia:
This project is an exciting and innovative initiative to introduce and bring books into the homes of migrant farm working families in our community.  The project participants include migrant families, identified by the Office of Multi-County Migrant Education, and students from the University of Florida.  Student volunteers work in pairs and make weekly visits to the home of a migrant family.  The objective of the project is to bring print materials (books) and other literacy items into the homes of migrant families.  Through this activity, the volunteers help the children scaffold language through text and teach the concepts of print and emergent literacy skills to English language learners.  An orientation session will be held on Saturday, January 24 at 10:00am.

More information can be found at our Google group:  http://groups.google.com/group/libros-de-familia



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