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University Honors Program, 343 Infirmary, 352-392-1519, http://www.honors.ufl.edu

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Honors Daily Opportunities List is an official UF e-publication sent to all members of the UF Honors Program.





Table of Contents

HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Independent Study - Honors Video Project Editor:
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: On Camera Personality Needed for Honors Video Project:
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Brown Bag Lunch with the Director:
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors No-Show Policy:
5.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer in Ireland with University of Missouri-Kansas City Honors (NEW POSTING):
6.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer in Greece with St. Mary's Honors College:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Environmental Reporting in the Underworld (H-Box) (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Election Wrap-up with Dan Smith and Susan MacManus (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harn Gallery Talk - "Eleven: The John Erickson Museum of Art 10 Year Retrospective" (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harn Gallery Talk - "Rivers/Currents: The Significance of 'The River' in Chinese Culture" (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Authors@UF: Mary Ann Eaverly:
12.	INTERNSHIP: USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program (NEW POSTING):
13.	RESEARCH: CURBS Fall Symposium (H-Box):
14.	RESEARCH: University Scholars Program Info Session (HC) (TODAY):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
15.	VOLUNTEER: Use #UFgivesback on Social Media (NEW POSTING):
16.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer's Outreach Organization:
17.	VOLUNTEER: Mitzvah Day:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
18.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Miss University of Florida Contestant Information Meeting (NEW POSTING):
19.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, November 5 (TODAY):
20.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, November 6:
21.	EVENT: Afternoon Tea with Network of enlightened Women (NEW POSTING):
22.	EVENT: Women's Rights Without Frontiers:
23.	EVENT: Sustainable Transportation Fair (TODAY):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Independent Study - Honors Video Project Editor:
Are you good with a video camera? The Honors Interns are looking for a qualified individual to serve as videographer for a special recruitment project we will be working on next semester. If selected, the videographer will receive Honors Independent Study credit for their work. Please note that because of the credit you will receive for this project, you will be expected to remain committed to the project for the entire semester. The script will be provided by the Interns.

To fulfill the requirements of this position, it is necessary that the applicant have access to equipment for filming and editing. That equipment is not available through the Honors Office.

Applications should consist of a cover letter expressing interest / qualifications and a link to at least one (1) example of a video filmed and edited by the applicant. All those interested should direct applications and inquiries to Honors Intern, Ally Eboli at [log in to unmask] The application is due by November 25.

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: On Camera Personality Needed for Honors Video Project:
The Honors Interns are searching for a volunteer to serve as host for their Honors recruitment video, to be filmed in spring. You could be the face that is seen by thousands of potential Honors Gators! This project could serve as an interesting addition to anyone's portfolio. Interested individuals should be comfortable in front of the camera and able to remain committed to the project throughout the spring semester. This is a volunteer position.

For more information and to access the audition information, please contact Honors Intern, Ally Eboli at [log in to unmask]  

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Brown Bag Lunch with the Director:
Bring a sandwich and chat with the director, Dr. Law, over lunch. Limited to ten students in November and December. Sign up in the Honors office, 343 Infirmary.  Discussion can be about the state of the Honors Program, course offerings, opportunities, anything you like and want to discuss!  

Lunch takes place 6th period (12:50-1:40pm) on Wednesdays in 302: November 12 and 19; December 3 and 10.  

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors No-Show Policy:
We are now in the midst of registration mania, and advising appointments are in great demand. If you make an Honors advising appointment and do not show up, you will not be allowed to make another appointment with an honors advisor until after November 17. You may still come during walk-in hours for quick questions only. 

We have very limited availability right now. Not only is it disrespectful to advisors to not show up for time we have set aside for you, but it is also disrespectful to your peers who are trying to get in to see an advisor and could have used your appointment time. 

If you have made an advising appointment and find that you cannot keep it, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance so another student can take your appointment. You should cancel by calling (352) 392-1519. Remember, we do not make same-day appointments.

5.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer in Ireland with University of Missouri-Kansas City Honors (NEW POSTING):
In this four-week summer experience (June 4-July 1), students will be exposed to the history and culture of Ireland. Our home base will be the seaport city of Cork, a community of 125,000 people. Founded in the 6th century, Cork soon grew into an urban commercial center heavily involved in European trade. Cork has seen it all-medieval feuds, the Black Plague, the English War of the Roses, and eventually the modern movement for Irish independence. Although nicknamed the "Second City," Cork residents consider their city the real hub of Irish culture and politics.

We will be associated with the University College-Cork, one of Ireland's most prestigious universities. You will receive 6 credits of honors coursework, with in-state tuition possible for all students. Courses focuses on Irish history from the medieval period to the present, with a special focus on the late 19th and 20th centuries. Classes will consist of lectures, films, music, literature readings, and sports outings supported by expeditions into the Irish countryside, to the sea, and several days in Dublin and Belfast.

Several UF Honors students have participated in this program! For more information about deadlines and costs, please contact the program coordinator at UM-KC, Professor John Herron at [log in to unmask]


6.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer in Greece with St. Mary's Honors College:
The public honors college St. Mary's College of Maryland is once again offering a 24-night study tour to Greece this June.
 
Professor Michael Taber is planning the St. Mary's Greece Study Tour, this time with days on the island of Samos (the birthplace of Pythagora--remember that theorem?) and two nights near Ephesus in Turkey.

This year's theme, "Tyrants, Trials, and Triangles," will cover three imperfect and halting moves:
- from despotic rule to a version of democracy, 
- from a social system of vengeance to one governed by laws, trials, and juries,
- from a view of the cosmos as a place dominated by fickle gods to one of orderly scientific laws and mathematical regularities.

We will examine these changes from about the time of the Trojan War (c. 1200 BCE) to the Classical period (5th and 4th centuries BCE), as well as looking at subsequent developments in Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times.

Check out the website about the study tour: www.smcm.edu/greece/ 
 
Applications are processed on a rolling basis, but will not be considered after January 24. The first payment of $1600 is due January 27.

This is an upper-division course that assumes no particular prior coursework-either in classics, in ancient conceptions of law and justice, or the like. But it is a course-not just a fun trip, and we hope to continue to have a range of disciplinary interests represented by the students. 
 
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity in addition to the information on the website, get in touch with Professor Taber via e-mail ([log in to unmask]).




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Environmental Reporting in the Underworld (H-Box) (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
The College of Journalism has launched a new program which bring some of the nation's most accomplished science writers to UF. On Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00pm in Pugh Hall, the Bob Graham Center will co-sponsor the first lecture by Jennie Erin Smith titled "Reptiles, Smugglers and Skullduggery: Environmental Reporting in the Underworld."  
 
Smith is a reporter, writer and reviewer specializing in science and natural history, with a longtime interest in zoos, museums, animals and conservation. For several years Smith worked as an environmental reporter in Florida, where she developed many of the contacts needed to write the critically acclaimed 2012 book Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers and Skullduggery; currently she writes for the Wall Street Journal, the Times Literary Supplement, McSweeney's, and various other publications.

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Election Wrap-up with Dan Smith and Susan MacManus (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Two of Florida's most prominent political commentators, Susan MacManus and Dan Smith, will discuss the results and implications of the 2014 elections at the Bob Graham Center on Thursday, November 6 at 6:00pm in Pugh Hall.  
 
Dr. Susan MacManus, Florida's most-quoted political scientist, is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida in the Department of Government and International Affairs. For the last six election cycles, she has served as political analyst for WFLA NewsChannel 8 (Tampa NBC affiliate). Since 2008, she has been a featured columnist on sayfiereview.com-a widely-read Florida-based political website.  
 
Dr. Daniel Smith is a University of Florida Research Foundation (2010-2012) Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. He is fundamentally interested in how political institutions affect political behavior across the United States. He has published more than forty scholarly articles and numerous books on the politics and process of direct democracy in the U.S.

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harn Gallery Talk - "Eleven: The John Erickson Museum of Art 10 Year Retrospective" (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
On Saturday, November 8 at 3:00pm at the Harn Museum of Art, Sean Miller, Founder/Director of the John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA), will discuss its collections, history and museum grounds. 

The John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA), founded eleven years ago by artist Sean Miller, reinvents the museum as a portable object. JEMA is a series of miniature and mobile museums that occupy new realms of critical and literal space from site-specific sculpture and installation space to performances. Eleven will be a display of 21 portable JEMA galleries each highlighting a different artist. Individual JEMAs have been on display internationally in places such as Miami Beach, Dublin, Germany and Italy. The museums will now come together in one location for this exhibition.

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harn Gallery Talk - "Rivers/Currents: The Significance of 'The River' in Chinese Culture" (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
On Sunday, November 9 at 3:00pm at the Harn Museum of Art, Carol McCusker will discuss the connection between two scrolls and the large-scale contemporary photography in Emperor's River.

Emperor's River consists of 24 panoramic color photographs by Philipp Scholz Rittermann-some up to ten feet-that examine the re-construction and expansion of China's ancient waterway, the Grand Canal also known as the Emperor's River. The exhibition takes us deep into the contemporary changes of the world's largest water project to date. There is no 'Great Wall' or 'mist-covered mountain' scenes in Rittermann's photographs; instead he goes to places most photographers ignore. His large-scale images are built from numerous photographs each taken within seconds or minutes of one another, of a specific river passage or landscape impacted by the Grand Canal's re-emergence as a major waterway for tourism and trade. Each digital frame is captured by panning across the subject with the artist's camera. The sections are then stitched together in postproduction. Every event Rittermann records-workers harvesting lotus leaves, families working coal barges, construction cranes swaying-is truthful to what was there, just not all in a single instant. Time is stretched, as within a Chinese scroll, and becomes fluid.

Exhibited alongside Philipp Scholz Rittermann's 24 scroll-like photographs of the Emperor's River are two works of art by two Chinese artists. One is an anonymous artist from over five centuries ago; the other, Yang Yongliang, who works in China today. Each makes commentary on the significance of nature and the river in Chinese art. These works are exhibited at the Harn for the first time, and are from the museum's permanent Asian art collection.

The contrast of past and present, the river as a spiritual site of inspiration and of booming commerce centuries later speak to the complexities and contradictions of China itself. Yet in each of these artist's works, 'the river' remains an important part of China's cultural and spiritual identity, and its rapidly changing commercial role in the 21st century.

11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Authors@UF: Mary Ann Eaverly:
Dr. Mary Ann Eaverly will discuss "Tan Men/Pale Women" on Thursday, November 6 at 4:00pm in Smathers Library, Room 100. One of the most obvious stylistic features of Athenian black-figure vase painting is the use of color to differentiate women from men. By comparing ancient art in Egypt and Greece, Mary Ann Eaverly's book uncovers the complex history behind the use of color to distinguish between genders, without focusing on race. Eaverly considers the significance of this overlooked aspect of ancient art as an indicator of underlying societal ideals about the role and status of women.

Note: Dr. Eaverly is a co-instructor for our spring Honors course: IDH 3931, section 12GE: Woman Writers and Classical Myth. This talk is a great chance to meet her!

12.	INTERNSHIP: USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program (NEW POSTING):
Applications are now available through Tuesday, November 11, for the USA Today spring semester of the Collegiate Correspondent Program. This semester-long program provides aspiring journalists a chance to gain relevant reporting experience, grow professionally, and develop practical reporting skills. Students can apply as a writing, visual, or study abroad correspondent.

Participants in the writing program will conduct original reporting from the perspective of a college student. Participants in the visual program will produce weekly singles and be responsible for a semester-long multimedia project. Participants in the study abroad program will pitch, research and write bi-weekly stories centered around study abroad topics in their city/country. 

All participants will benefit from Q&A sessions with prominent USA TODAY reporters, editors and photographers.

Please visit these links for more information:
Program Application: http://usat.ly/mS8YGo
Program FAQ: http://usat.ly/obqgPq

Don't hesitate to email [log in to unmask] with any questions.

13.	RESEARCH: CURBS Fall Symposium (H-Box):
The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students is hosting a free symposium Thursday, November 6, in the Marston Library's Visualization Room from 5:00-7:00pm. Students who are interested in getting involved in on-campus research are welcome to attend to experience the poster session, see current research happening on campus, and network with faculty and students. Refreshment will be provided.

14.	RESEARCH: University Scholars Program Info Session (HC) (TODAY):
The Center for Undergraduate Research will host an information session about the University Scholars Program and how to apply on Wednesday, November 5 from 4:05-4:55pm in Little Hall, room 109. Please register in advance at http://bit.ly/1pYgjZ0

For more information about USP, visit http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/ 




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

15.	VOLUNTEER: Use #UFgivesback on Social Media (NEW POSTING):
The Center for Leadership and Service began a new social media campaign, #UFgivesback, this past spring to collect information about and celebrate the amazing service and philanthropy done by students, faculty, and staff at the University. By adding #UFgivesback when posting information or announcements about your organization's service and philanthropy efforts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the Center is able to interact and learn more about your events, track service efforts for national recognition programs, and celebrate all the ways UF gives back!

So, uses the hashtag any time you do service so we can recognize the amazing things people at UF are doing for our community!

16.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer's Outreach Organization:
Volunteer Sign-ups are available for Memory Ward at Emeritus Retirement Home. We will be hosting games and activities and spending time with the residents of the Emeritus memory ward for a few hours (1:00-3:00pm) every Sunday. We have up to ten openings available per session. Please join our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/200654696624745) or our listserv (email us at [log in to unmask]) for further registration information.

Alzheimer's Outreach is an organization whose goal is to foster meaningful interactions with Alzheimer's patients. We aim to volunteer with these wonderful individuals, educate the community about the disease, and fundraise towards the research effort to cure Alzheimer's.

17.	VOLUNTEER: Mitzvah Day:
Spend an entire day giving back to your community at this year's Mitzvah Day, taking place on November 9! Students, children, seniors, and everyone in between, will be working together to heal the world and our local community in a day of service. The event is put on by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida in partnership with Chabad and Hillel at UF, Congregation B'nai Israel, and Temple Shir Shalom. Both Jews and non-Jews are welcome and encouraged to participate.

View the schedule and sign up for the service events at http://conta.cc/1xSEMDi 

For more information about Mitzvah Day projects, please contact JCNCF Community Engagement Associate, Damien Boada at 352.371.3846 or [log in to unmask]

This year is poised to be our biggest Mitzvah Day yet, but that doesn't happen without you!




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

18.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Miss University of Florida Contestant Information Meeting (NEW POSTING):
Interested in participating in the 2015 Miss University of Florida Scholarship Pageant? The first informational contestant meeting will be this Thursday, November 6 at 7:30pm in Matherly 0102. Come out for more information on how you could win scholarships and represent UF as the next Miss University of Florida. Contact Leslie Morgan, [log in to unmask], for more information.

19.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, November 5 (TODAY):
- French Club at 6:30pm, location TBA. Focus: Learn about upcoming events. Speaker: Andrea Kim, the study abroad advisor for France. She will be speaking about upcoming study abroad opportunities. For more information: www.ufcerclefrancais.wix.com/home and https://www.facebook.com/groups/uffrenchclublecerclefrancais 

20.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, November 6:
- Gators for UNICEF at 6:00pm in Anderson 134. Focus: Collecting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes (last day of collection). Contact: [log in to unmask]

21.	EVENT: Afternoon Tea with Network of enlightened Women (NEW POSTING):
You have been cordially invited to join the ladies of the University of Florida's chapter of the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) to an afternoon tea on Saturday, November 8 at 1:00pm to celebrate another collegiate semester coming to a close.

Please join us at the house of our lovely sponsor, Professor Sinclair Curtis, who will be treating us with free afternoon tea and treats.

Please come ready to discuss light-hearted topics and enjoy one another's company! If you would like, we encourage you to wear your favorite British "tea" hat.

Current and prospective NeW members are encouraged to attend. Please contact Amy Sapp at [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/367420710099871 

22.	EVENT: Women's Rights Without Frontiers:
Network of enlightened Women (NeW) presents Britt Riner on Thursday, November 6 at 6:00pm in HOL 285C (UF Levin College of Law). Riner is the Interim Executive Director of Women's Rights Without Frontiers: http://www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/

She will be discussing sensitive topics regarding women's rights across the globe and will address ways we can help to alleviate and fight these issues. She will be showing a film created by the foundation called "It's A Girl", which addresses genocide in India and China. Following, there will be an open Q & A session with Britt.

With the growing amount of national support for new humanitarian policies and gender equality, this presentation will provide a lot of insight into the global effects of the problems, and provide new perspectives on how we can help. 

*This event is politically neutral.*

If you would like to bring tabling materials to support similar foundations and bring campus awareness for your student organization, email Christy Faliero at [log in to unmask] for details.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/910466965637844/

23.	EVENT: Sustainable Transportation Fair (TODAY):
Join your fellow Gators on Wednesday, November 5 from 10:00am - 2:00pm for the Sustainable Transportation Fair where you will learn about the different commuting options available to students, faculty and staff to help reduce the Gator Nation's carbon footprint. The fair will take place on the Reitz Union north lawn behind the Hub, and will feature tabling by campus and community organizations, electric and hybrid vehicle exhibits, games, prizes, and more! This event is free and open to all UF students, faculty and staff. 

The One Less Car program, developed by the Office of Sustainability and in partnership with UF Transportation and Parking Services, encourages Gators to be a part of the Sustainable UF movement by reducing their single-occupancy car trips. The Sustainable Transportation Fair is designed to provide all the information and tools to help empower you to use alternative transportation at least once during the One Less Car Week of November 17 - 21. 

Since 2008, more than 5,000 people have participated in the One Less Car program, avoiding over 100,000 trips and keeping more than 800 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere. To learn more about alternative transportation and the University of Florida's goal to be carbon neutral by 2025, visit www.sustainable.ufl.edu or www.parking.ufl.edu/pages/transcommopt.asp



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University Honors Program, 343 Infirmary, 352-392-1519, http://www.honors.ufl.edu

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