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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, November 24, 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: Honors Infirmary Study Room during Reading Days (NEW POSTING):
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gatorship Participants:
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Hack Your Room 3D Printing Contest:
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline for Fall Graduates to Submit Honors Completion Requirements (HC):
5.	EVENT: Honors Holiday Party Registration Open:
HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
6.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Prism T-Shirts to Benefit Honors Without Borders Cause:
7.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
8.	EVENT: Honors Ambassadors Informal Meet and Greet (TODAY):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Work of the Humanities Lecture (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Future of Florida: Political Action Summit:
11.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Sustainability and Social Media (NEW POSTING):
12.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: ECE (Ad)Ventures (NEW POSTING):
13.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Asian Americans and Politics:
14.	RESEARCH: December Undergraduate Research Seminar (NEW POSTING):
15.	RESEARCH: Call for Publications – UF International Review (NEW POSTING):
16.	RESEARCH: Links to Summer STEM Research Programs (HC):
17.	INTERNSHIP: Civil Rights Law Internships for Spring / Summer 2015 (HC):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
18.	VOLUNTEER: MentorUF Spring Application Open (NEW POSTING):
19.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Outreach Organization:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
20.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Free HIV Testing with WellFlorida (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
21.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Miss University of Florida Informational Contestant Meeting (NEW POSTING):
22.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, December 2 (TODAY):
23.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, December 3:
24.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, December 4:
25.	EVENT: Studio Co.de Studio Session on Urbanization (NEW POSTING):
26.	EVENT: Fa La La Cappella (NEW POSTING):
27.	EVENT: Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K (NEW POSTING):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Infirmary Study Room during Reading Days (NEW POSTING):
We have reserved room 302 Infirmary (the big room by the elevators) as an Honors study room, available from 9:00am-5:00pm during the two Reading Days next week (December 11 and 12). We hope you’ll take advantage of having an extra space to hang out during the day as you prepare for finals!

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gatorship Participants:
Congratulations to all Honors Gators who were recently accepted to Gatorship for the spring semester! As we announced on the Honors Daily, the Honors Program does sponsor all Honors students who participate. We will work directly with the Gatorship staff to identify the Honors students and to arrange your payment. You do not need to notify the Honors Office that you are participating.

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Hack Your Room 3D Printing Contest:
The Honors Program and Marston Science Library are sponsoring a challenge for you to design and print a 3D object for your room that will make college life easier and more enjoyable. 

If you haven’t attended a 3D printing workshop at Marston, you can learn more about 3D design and printing here: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/3dprinter . 3D printers are available in Marston and in the Health Science Center Libraries. 

You must be a current Honors student to participate. One submission per person, no team entries allowed. All submissions must be an original or repurposed modeled creation made by you. 

Your submission must include your printed object (printed at either Marston or the Health Science Center Library) and the completed application form (signed by the library employee who helped with your printing consultation). 

There are three categories for the contest:
- Usefulness: how relevant the object is to college life
- Creativity: the novelty and originality of the object
- Brand recognition: best use of the Honors theme

One winner from each category will receive an Amazon gift card. 

Deadline to submit is Monday, December 8 at 5:00pm in the Honors Office, 343 Infirmary. Winners will be announced on December 10, and all objects will be displayed at our Design Showcase on December 11 in 302 Infirmary. All participants will have the opportunity to share their design files in the UF Institutional Repository for future UF community members to utilize.

The application form is available here: http://bit.ly/hackyourroom 

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline for Fall Graduates to Submit Honors Completion Requirements (HC):
The deadline to submit Honors Program completion paperwork for fall graduates is December 5 at 4:30pm in 343 Infirmary. For more information, visit http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Completion-Requirements.aspx 

This includes students submitting paperwork for the certificate or the medallion. If you entered UF prior to Summer B 2012, you can choose either completion path. If you entered UF starting Summer B 2012 or later, you can only choose the medallion option. Questions? Please contact Dr. Johnson at [log in to unmask]  

5.	EVENT: Honors Holiday Party Registration Open:
Registration is now available for the Honors Holiday Party taking place on Monday, December 8 from 6:00-8:00pm at the University of Florida President’s House. Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket in order to come, along with at least 2 food items for the local Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. 

There will be a limited number of tickets available, so please do not claim a ticket unless you are 100% certain you can attend the party. Those who cancel at the last minute or do not show up to the event will be required to reimburse the Honors Office for their ticket ($20), and they will not be allowed to participate in the Spring Honors Banquet. Seriously, do not register unless you are 100% planning to come to the event.

We will maintain a short waiting list if we run out of tickets. Tickets are non-transferable.  

Register here: http://bit.ly/honorsparty14




HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

6.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Prism T-Shirts to Benefit Honors Without Borders Cause:
Starting Friday, November 21, and up until Wednesday, December 3, come to the Honors Office to buy an incredibly attractive $10 "Prism" shirt! Not only will buying such an exquisite shirt allow you to rep your favorite Honors Magazine (ufprism.com), but it will also contribute to Honors Without Borders' "Spread the Love" cause. All profits from these shirts will go to a school for gifted children in Kenya!

7.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
Join us on Thursday, December 4 at 8:20pm in NPB 1101 for Honors Without Border's last meeting of the semester.  

8.	EVENT: Honors Ambassadors Informal Meet and Greet (TODAY):
Interested in joining the Honors Ambassadors? Come out to Graham Gallery on Tuesday, December 2 from 6:00-8:00pm and meet the Honors Ambassadors to learn more about the organization and how to apply! The Honors Ambassadors’ primary function is serving the Honors Program through giving tours and putting on an annual Visitation Day for high school students interested in the UF Honors Program, as well as putting on events for current Honors students such as the Honors Involvement Conference and monthly "Honors on Thursdays" informational videos. Dress for the Informal Meet & Greet is casual, and you may come for any portion of the event that you are available.




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Work of the Humanities Lecture (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Uncertain Actions, Inexperienceable Evidence: Towards New Practices of the Future with Wendy Chun will take place on Thursday, December 4 at 5:30pm in Smathers Library (East), room 100.
Wendy Chun (Brown University)
 
According to philosopher Immanuel Kant, the motto of the Enlightenment is: Sapere aude—have the courage to use your own understanding. The assumption of this motto is that enlightenment is inevitable, once the public is free. This belief that the search for truth will set you free—that true knowledge leads to virtuous, collective actions—has been called into question over and over again, most recently by phenomena such as global climate change (not simply in terms of the continuing debate over its existence, but also by the temporality of climate predictions: by the time these models can be verified, it will be too late to act). Furthermore, our classic theories of causality are being challenged by a growing interest in Big Data, which emphasizes correlation rather than causality in order to make predictions about the future. Rather than bemoan this situation, this talk uses the example of global climate change models to argue for an alliance between scientists and humanities scholars in order to answer the hard questions about the relationship between theory and practice—between truth, reality, and action—that face us all. 
 
Wendy Chun is Professor and Chair of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Wriston Fellow at Brown, as well as a visiting associate professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard, of which she is currently an Associate. She is working on a monograph entitled Imagined Networks.

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Future of Florida: Political Action Summit:
Save the date for the Second Annual Future of Florida: Political Action Summit on February 20-22, 2015. The purpose of this summit is to educate and engage Florida's university students about voter registration and political activism. For information and an application go to http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/futureoffloridasummit

11.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Sustainability and Social Media (NEW POSTING):
The Sustainability Studies Program is offering a 3-credit independent study course this spring term for up to 12 students.
 
Students enrolled in “Sustainability and Social Media” (IDS 4905) will conduct supervised research on a topic of their choosing within the general theme of the course. 
 
“Sustainability and Social Media” is the title of the 1st Annual UF Sustainability Symposium: A Conference on Ideas, Innovation, and Action. The conference will be held in mid-April 2015 on the UF campus. Participants in IDS 4905 will present their research papers at the Sustainability Symposium and take leadership roles in ensuring its success.   
 
Social media are an integral component of contemporary life. They have become a powerful means to educate, mobilize, and politicize the public, to shape corporate agendas, and to influence government. Their development and use grows daily for sustainability oriented non-profit agencies, social movements, government agencies, businesses, and individual advocates and consumers.
 
This interdisciplinary conference will create an interactive stage for experts, faculty, students, and practitioners to explore the opportunities, challenges, and dangers of social media in terms of their capacity to further environmental caretaking, social empowerment, and the development of sustainable businesses, technologies, and communities.

 
Students in “Sustainability and Social Media” (IDS 4905) will meet weekly, engage in independent research, and collaborate with their peers in organizing the conference.
 
To apply for enrollment, email [log in to unmask] with “Sustainability and Social Media” in the subject line and a text that includes your name, email address, UFID, GPA, a paragraph listing your courses and experience related to sustainability and/or social media, and, if known, the preferred focus of your independent research.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately; successful applicants will be informed by December 3.

12.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: ECE (Ad)Ventures (NEW POSTING):
We will be teaching an exciting and interesting class in the spring 2015 semester for students in their first year at UF called ECE (Ad)Ventures.

If you are unsure of your major or would like to learn about potential experiences of an Electrical and/or Computer Engineering (ECE) student, this course is for you! In our EGN 1935 (section 3864) you'll learn about robots and experiment with sensors and actuators. This process will help you discover many basic ECE concepts. Grades are based on attendance and class participation. No exams.

For more information see links to a flyer, syllabus, and the website below
- http://mil.ufl.edu/1935/admin/EGN1935_ad_s15.pdf
- http://mil.ufl.edu/1935/admin/syl_f14.pdf (for Fall 2014)
- http://mil.ufl.edu/1935/

13.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Asian Americans and Politics:
Looking for an intriguing class to take for Spring? Tired of the same old courses? Check out POS4202: Asian Americans and Politics, taught by Dr. Sharon Austin.

This course focuses on the examination of the political behavior, attitudes and mobilization of Asian Americans in America by studying the racial stereotypes that plague them, their electoral behavior, the mobilizations tactics utilized in their communities, their response to violent crimes against members of their group and crime within their communities, Asian American conservatism, their views on affirmative action and the politics of Asian American women.

The course will be held T-7, and R-7&8 in Anderson 0034.  

For more questions about this course, please contact Dr. Austin at [log in to unmask]

Also be sure to check out the Asian American Studies minor!

14.	RESEARCH: December Undergraduate Research Seminar (NEW POSTING):
December's Undergraduate Research Seminar will be taking place this Wednesday, December 3 at 5:30pm in Leigh Hall Room 309. James McDaniel from Dr. Hall's group in the Department of Chemistry will be presenting his work. In addition, Michael Johns from Dr. Kaan's group in the Department of Linguistics and of Spanish and Portuguese Studies will be presenting his work. Pizza and beverages will be provided. All are welcome to attend. 

We are currently looking for speakers to present in this Fall and upcoming Spring semesters.  More details can be found on our website,   http://cnem.chem.ufl.edu/undergraduate_research_seminar.html  

15.	RESEARCH: Call for Publications – UF International Review (NEW POSTING):
UF International Review is a student-run peer-reviewed academic research journal focusing on international relations. If you would like an opportunity to be published, UFIR is currently accepting research papers to be reviewed. Please send your academic papers to [log in to unmask] by December 12.

16.	RESEARCH: Links to Summer STEM Research Programs (HC):
For Undergraduates: Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx
 
For Financial Support in Graduate School: Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx
    
For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships: http://intern.nasa.gov
 
For tips on applying and associated resources: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx
 
For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx
 
For opportunities specifically in Engineering: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

17.	INTERNSHIP: Civil Rights Law Internships for Spring / Summer 2015 (HC):
Undergraduate internship opportunities are available with Southern Legal Counsel (SLC). SLC is a non-profit public interest law firm that focuses on civil rights litigation in areas such as: disability rights, constitutional law (including the First Amendment), special education, education, children’s rights, the rights of homeless persons, fair housing and preservation of affordable housing. 

Undergraduate students will assist with factual investigation; review responses to public records requests and organize documents; conduct research and prepare written memos; and assist with various aspects of discovery such as document analysis, organization and indexing depositions. Juniors or seniors preferred, with demonstrated interest in law, civil rights, and/or public policy.
Excellent research, oral and written communication skills required. 

Please mail a cover letter, resume and transcript to: Kirsten Clanton, Southern Legal Counsel, 1229 N.W. 12th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32601. Please indicate in which semester and how many hours per week you are interested.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

18.	VOLUNTEER: MentorUF Spring Application Open (NEW POSTING):
Want to be a part of a volunteering organization dedicated to serving the children, families, and schools of the Gainesville community? Join MentorUF today! Our spring application is open, and you can join one of two amazing mentoring programs working with elementary and middle school students. If you're interested, please follow the link below to apply:   http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/mentoruf/prospective_mentors/

19.	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.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

20.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Free HIV Testing with WellFlorida (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
GRE, MCAT, LSAT, HIV? Let’s face it, no one likes taking tests, but we all endure them because knowing the results are necessary for a rewarding future. HIV testing is as, if not more, critical for your future as any standardized graduate test. Let's work together to be better educated about HIV/STI prevention and to promote the importance of regular screening! 

Join LGBT Affairs and WellFlorida Council for a discussion on safe sex at Peabody Hall Room 411 on Tuesday, December 2 from 1:00–2:00pm. Food will be provided! Free, painless and blood free HIV screening will be available from 2:00–4:00pm.

21.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Miss University of Florida Informational Contestant Meeting (NEW POSTING):
Interested in participating in the 2015 Miss University of Florida Scholarship Pageant? The second informational contestant meeting will be this Thursday, December 4 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.

22.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, December 2 (TODAY):
- Microbiology and Cell Science Student Organization at 7:00pm in the seminar room in the Microbiology and Cell Science building. Focus: Quick meeting to wrap up the end of the year and go over the final few events we have lined up. We’re also finalizing plans for our Space Lab Trip after the meeting. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497525393855180/ 

23.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, December 3:
- Golden Key at 7:00pm in Turlington L005. Focus: Learn about upcoming events and meet awesome people. Dinner provided. 

24.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, December 4:
- oSTEM at 7:20pm in 125 Little Hall. Focus: Join your fellow struggling students in solidarity for some de-stressing activities. Brain food will be provided. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552009711681473 

25.	EVENT: Studio Co.de Studio Session on Urbanization (NEW POSTING):
Join us for a movie night! The night will kick off with a talk from an architect specializing in sustainable design who has taken part in building and restoring here in Gainesville. We'll follow that with a screening of a documentary about how cities are designed, followed by a discussion on urban planning, sustainable design, redevelopment — wherever the conversation takes us is fair game.

We'll have a free popcorn bar for attendees so you have something to snack on. Feel free to bring pillows and blankets to sprawl out during the movie.

This event takes place on Thursday, December 4 from 6:30-9:00pm at The Warehouse Restaurant, 502 S. Main St. Free. 

Visit www.studioco.de/events for more information

26.	EVENT: Fa La La Cappella (NEW POSTING):
The holidays are almost here! As they say, “the best way to spread [holiday] cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Join us on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30pm in room 101 of the UF Music Building (MUB101) for some free, live a cappella music at our annual end-of-semester concert: Fa La La Cappella!

For the first time in UF history, we are featuring five of UF’s student-run, competitive a cappella groups: No Southern Accent, The Sedoctaves, The Staff, Tone Def, and Standing Room Only!

Take a study break to welcome the holiday spirit with some great performances. Join the Fa La La Cappella event and like each a cappella group’s page on Facebook. Any questions may be directed toward either Fallon McKain or Amanda Garrett with No Southern Accent at [log in to unmask]

27.	EVENT: Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K (NEW POSTING):
Have you noticed the scent of cinnamon wafting through the aisles at Publix? How about the eggnog and poinsettias lining the shelves at Walmart? That’s because this is America, and the holidays are already in the air. That’s right! It’s nearly time for the inaugural Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K! On Saturday, December 6, run (or walk) 3.1 miles with your friends, healthcare professionals, and the greater Gainesville community in the name of global health. The proceeds will be used to fund six UF medical mission trips this spring break. 

For more information, join our Facebook event or register as an individual or a team on Active. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 with a race t-shirt. Lastly, as the name implies, we hope you’ll don your tackiest, most festive holiday apparel for the race! 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/404760866343075/ 
Active: http://www.active.com/gainesville-fl/running/distance-running-races/tacky-sweater-holiday-5k-2014



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You can find Honors Daily Opportunity List Archives at http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/honors-l.html

To submit an announcement for posting, please complete the online form at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/apps/HonorsDaily.aspx

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UFHonors
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UFHonors
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ufhonors  
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/ 
Calendar: http://bit.ly/ufhonorscalendar 
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/2898425/
Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/ufhonors 


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

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