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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, January 31, 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.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Udall Scholarship Local Deadline Approaching:
2.	EVENT: Pep Rally and Honors Night at the UF Gymnastics Meet (TODAY):
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
3.	EVENT: Stomp the Swamp Honors Team:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ins and Outs of Political Campaigning (NEW POSTING):
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: MA-International Business Combined Degree Workshop (TODAY):
6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Political Science Film Series: Casablanca:
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Graham Civic Scholars:
8.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2014 University Women's Club Scholarships (NEW POSTING):
9.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Champions for Change:
10.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing (NEW POSTING):
11.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Mérida (NEW POSTING):
12.	RESEARCH: Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (TODAY):
13.	RESEARCH: National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Research Fellowship:
14.	RESEARCH: Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics:
15.	RESEARCH: Health Disparities Research Assistant Opening:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
16.	VOLUNTEER: FAB Disaster Recovery Spring Break Trip:
17.	LEADERSHIP: Library Ambassadors:
18.	LEADERSHIP: The Servant (student) Leader Institute:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
19.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, February 3:
20.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 4:
21.	EVENT: Catholic Awareness Week (NEW POSTING):
22.	EVENT: Project Makeover Dodgeball:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Udall Scholarship Local Deadline Approaching:
The local deadline for the Udall Scholarship is February 14 (national deadline is March 5). Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply for this award, which covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $5000 for one year. The award is intended for students in the following categories: anyone intending to pursue a career in environmental science or public policy, or Native American/Alaska Native students interested in careers related to health care and tribal public policy. For more information refer to www.udall.gov or contact Regan Garner in the Honors Office at [log in to unmask]

2.	EVENT: Pep Rally and Honors Night at the UF Gymnastics Meet (TODAY):
Come to Murphree Commons at 5:15pm on Friday, January 31 for a pep rally for the Gator Gymnastics meet! Make posters, get drinks, and get pumped about the team's biggest meet of the season vs #1 Oklahoma. We'll be supporting our own Honors Gator gymnast, Jamie Shisler! 

We will be walking from Murphree to the O'Connell Center at 6:00pm for an Honors-only pizza party at Gate 4. You must pick up a free pizza party ticket in advance in 343 Infirmary. Your pizza party ticket will also be used to enter you into a raffle for some great prizes from the UF Athletic Association, with the top prize being a floor seat for you and a friend at the meet. You'll even get interviewed on the big screen in-between rotations! After the meet, we'll be taking a big Honors group picture, so wear an honors t-shirt.

Questions? Contact Wade Ingram at [log in to unmask] or Dr. Johnson at [log in to unmask]

https://www.facebook.com/events/655035421227240/655295121201270/




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.	EVENT: Stomp the Swamp Honors Team:
Come out and join the UF Honors Team at the Sixth Annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism this Saturday, February 1 at 10:00am in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Stomp the Swamp is a fitness event held at the Swamp that supports the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). CARD provides services for individuals and the families of individuals with Autism and related disabilities. Activities at Stomp the Swamp include free breakfast, various fitness events, races, raffles and the chance to win many prizes. 

Pre-register online at http://uffuflevents.imodules.com/stomptheswamp2014 for $15, you can also register at the gate that morning for $20. When registering be sure to list "UF Honors" as the team. The team with the most members wins a cash prize, which could be donated to the Honors Program to fund various activities benefit honors students. So come out, have fun, and be fit with your Honors family!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449289455292616/

Other questions contact [log in to unmask]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ins and Outs of Political Campaigning (NEW POSTING):
Students interested in running for public office or who have an interest in learning more about the internal workings of political campaigns should attend a student-only event that will be held on Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30pm in the Pugh Hall Ocora. Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Current Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy, and former Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan will discuss the ins and outs of political campaigning, what it takes to run for public office, and the characteristics of a successful candidate.

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: MA-International Business Combined Degree Workshop (TODAY):
Join us for our upcoming MA-International Business (MAIB) Combined Workshop on Friday, January 31 at 12:00pm in Hough Hall 338. The MAIB program is a flexible one-year graduate business degree designed to equip students with global management business skills and set them apart from the competition. Advanced students begin MAIB courses before completing their bachelor's degree, saving time and money. This session will be cohosted by a Heavener adviser and will cover combined benefits, academic timeline planning, and application tips. Limited spaces are available, so please RSVP at: http://bit.ly/MAIBCombinedRSVP

6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Political Science Film Series: Casablanca:
The Department of Political Science is hosting a film series for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. All films will be shown in 034 Anderson from 6:00-9:00pm. The idea is to have a relatively informal venue with relatively entertaining films, which nonetheless may have more political significance than the lens through which we may view them when for pure entertainment.

There is an historical trajectory suggested in this film series, as well as a common theme regarding changes in state power, and in the relationship between state/economic/social actors, over time. For more information, please contact the film series coordinator, Patricia Woods, at [log in to unmask]

Monday, February 3: Film - Casablanca. Filmed and released during World War II, the experience of Europeans and Americans stuck in Vichy-controlled Morocco during World War II, it is considered by some to be the best film of all time. Professor Dragan Kujundzic, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Florida will give introductory remarks on Casablanca as film.

7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Graham Civic Scholars:
The Bob Graham Center is looking for 50 students to study aging physical infrastructure in an assigned Florida county and write a report. Upon satisfactory completion of all project requirements, scholars will receive a $500 stipend. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 4, and the research must be completed by Tuesday, April 8. Scholars will also be expected to attend an opening assembly on Tuesday, February 11 and a roundtable event on Tuesday, March 25. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. For more information visit: http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/students/graham-civic-scholars.

8.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2014 University Women's Club Scholarships (NEW POSTING):
The University Women's Club awards scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. These awards are named in honor of the wives of past University of Florida Presidents and distinguished administrators. The requirements for consideration include full time enrollment at the University of Florida, current junior or senior status, a minimum of a 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O'Connell Scholarship Foundation.
   
All of the monetary awards recognize scholarship, leadership, and service to the university and/or community. This year each award will be $1,000. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at https://www.dso.ufl.edu/home/scholarships/uwc 

The following items must be submitted in one packet by 4:30pm on February 28 to the Dean of Students Office in 202 Peabody Hall:  

- Five copies of the completed scholarship application, answering all questions on pages 1 and 2.

- Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes, including one from a community service agency with which the student has worked.

- One original plus four copies of the student's official transcript from the University of Florida.

Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Should you have questions or need assistance, contact Sylvia Parker at [log in to unmask]

9.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Champions for Change:
Champions for Change recognizes individuals or groups who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health. Nominations began January 27 and go through February 28. Nominate a group or someone today. You can even nominate yourself! 

Visit http://sustainable.ufl.edu/awards/ for nominations.

The actual event will take place April 11 at 11:30am at the Plaza of Americas.

10.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing (NEW POSTING):
UF in Beijing: Chinese Commerce & Culture (GEB4956) will take place on campus from May 12-23 and in Beijing from June 21-July 20.

UF in Beijing is a unique six-week, three-credit hour program where students learn about China's cultural and economic environment through classroom instruction, site visits, and an immersive teaching experience at Tsinghua University. Students will investigate China's economic development and cultural history during a two-week prep course in Gainesville followed by guided excursions to Chinese organizations and heritage sites in Beijing. The program culminates in a three-week, paid leadership experience where UF students will teach undergraduates about American culture and help them practice conversational English. 

With low program fees and paid leadership experience, this program is an affordable and immersive Chinese experience. Direct questions to [log in to unmask] 

Info Session - February 4, from 3:00-4:00pm in room 233, Bryan Hall.

11.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Mérida (NEW POSTING):
Experience life in tropical Mexico this summer! Hike through caves, sleep in a hammock, visit ancient Maya archeological sites, and travel to contemporary Maya villages. See monkeys, crocodiles, sea turtles, and flamingoes. Live with a Mexican family in the beautiful, safe, modern city of Mérida. Through this summer B program you will earn 3 credits of Spanish, 3 credits of Tropical Ecology, and 2 credits of Humans and the Environment of the Yucatan Peninsula. This trip will complete your summer requirement.

The cost is approximately $4900 and includes tuition, room and board, weekly excursions, and international health and medical insurance (airfare and additional personal expenses not included). Scholarships of $500 - $1000 are available.

Learn more at an information session led by program director Dr. Mark Brenner on Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00pm in 202 Williamson Hall. Contact Dr. Brenner at [log in to unmask] or Honors advisor Regan Garner at [log in to unmask] for more information.

12.	RESEARCH: Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (TODAY):
The UF-HHMI Science for Life Program and the College of Fine Arts invite you, your family, and friends to attend the 2014 Creativity in the Arts and Science Event (CASE) on Saturday, February 1st from 9:30am-5:00pm at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom and the McGuire Dance Pavilion.  

The CASE features science research posters, 2-D and 3-D art exhibits, film, and dance/music/theatre performances presented by undergraduates in the Science for Life Program and the College of Fine Arts from the University of Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Emory University, and Louisiana State University. Discover the theories behind the students' works in the arts and sciences as they compete for the CASE Award. 

Also, we are proud to announce the CASE Kick-Off on Friday, January 31, from 5:30-7:30pm in the McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium. Phoebe Cade Miles, founder and CEO of Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention will present "Creativity at the Crossroads" and Jill Sonke, director of UF's Center for Arts in Medicine will present "Arts in Medicine: Bridging the Healing and Creative Arts." There will be food and refreshments following the event.  

For more information visit http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu/CASE or contact Grace Burmester, [log in to unmask]

13.	RESEARCH: National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Research Fellowship:
The NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to spend a summer working with the internationally recognized NIST research staff on projects in a wide variety of disciplines at either the main NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Md., or its laboratories in Boulder, Colo. Applications are made on behalf of the students by their academic institutions. Applications must be received by February 14. Full details of the program, rules and the application process are available at http://Grants.gov under funding opportunity 2014-NIST-SURF-01. 

14.	RESEARCH: Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics:
The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) is designed to introduce quantitatively-oriented undergraduate students to Biostatistics. In this program students learn about the applications of statistical methods in biomedical research through coursework and hands-on experience working with real data collected in major clinical studies. SIBS is offered at eight sites: Boston University, Columbia University, Emory University, North Carolina State University-Raleigh, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh and the University of Wisconsin. Each of the eight program sites has its own unique features, but they all have a well-conceived, balanced agenda and an outstanding staff of dedicated investigators and professors.
 
Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the program has been very successful, but space is limited! Students should apply soon. SIBS is open to all US undergraduates (citizens or permanent residents). 
 
Note: participants receive college credit that can transfer back to their home institutions.  All costs are covered: tuition, housing, meals, etc.
 
For more information please see our program web sites:
 
Boston University Medical Campus: http://sph.bu.edu/sibs 

Columbia University: http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/biostatistics/csibs-program

Emory University: http://www.sph.emory.edu/cms/departments_centers/bios/bios_training/sibs.html 

North Carolina State University: http://www.stat.ncsu.edu/sibs/

University of Iowa: http://cph.uiowa.edu/biostat/isib/overview.html 

University of Minnesota: http://www.sph.umn.edu/programs/sibs/ 

University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh: http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/biostatistics/research/sibs 

University of Wisconsin at Madison: http://www.biostat.wisc.edu/Education/SIBS/index.htm

15.	RESEARCH: Health Disparities Research Assistant Opening:
Dr. Carolyn Tucker's Behavioral Medicine Research Team is looking for excellent research assistants for the upcoming semesters. This research team conducts culturally sensitive, community-based interventions with the ultimate goal of reducing national health disparities, particularly among low-income, ethnic/racial minority populations. All research team members actively interact with community member participants and are instrumental in carrying out health-promoting interventions. For more information on HDRIP and to learn about our recent/current projects, please visit http://ufhealthdisparities.med.ufl.edu/. 

At this time, we are accepting applications for unpaid undergraduate research assistant positions that start immediately and must continue through Summer C 2014. The position requires a full two-semester commitment of a *minimum* of 6 hours a week. Research assistants will receive PCO 4911 "Undergraduate Research in Psychology of Health Disparities" credits for the first and second semesters (2 credits per semester).

Please email the BMED Lab Managers at [log in to unmask] for an application and more information.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

16.	VOLUNTEER: FAB Disaster Recovery Spring Break Trip:
The FAB Disaster Recovery trip and Habitat for Humanity is giving you the opportunity this spring break, March 1-8, to empower a community in Alabama that suffered from a damaging series of tornadoes in 2011. Whether you have previously worked with Habitat for Humanity or whether you have never lifted a hammer in your life, you'll have the chance to build and refurbish homes for those without.

With our help, Habitat of Marion County Alabama, will receive a month of continuous volunteer service from universities in the SEC. Even though the Gators weren't SEC football champions this year, we can be SEC service champions; building up homes, lives, and communities one nail at a time!

The trip is $215 and will cover transportation, food, and any other service costs. To sign up or to learn more visit the Center for Leadership and Service on the 3rd floor of Peabody Hall.

17.	LEADERSHIP: Library Ambassadors:
Library Ambassadors are the voice of the student body working to make the libraries more efficient for students. The primary purpose of the Library Ambassadors shall be to provide the students of the University of Florida resources and opportunities through:

- Serving as hosts and hostesses at official Smathers Libraries events.
- Fundraising to help sustain and improve the Libraries so UF students will have access to excellent services, technology and collections.
- Listening to student feedback and advising the Libraries about opportunities for new and improved library facilities and services.

Apply at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/ambassadors; due February 3 at noon.

18.	LEADERSHIP: The Servant (student) Leader Institute:
Each year the Center for Leadership and Service hosts this day-long retreat to help current and aspiring Servant (student) Leaders grow in their leadership skills and network with a support group of other like-minded students. The Servant Leader Institute will give you the opportunity to network with other servant leaders, problem solve with UF and community leaders, and develop ways to increase your impact with training related to coalition building, service-learning, and servant leadership development.

You should select two current executive board members of your organization, and at least one up-and-coming leader to attend.

The retreat will be held in Poe Springs Lodge, High Springs on Saturday, February 15.

Please visit http://bit.ly/RSVPUFSLI to RSVP by February 7.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

19.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, February 3:
- ASTRA at 6:00pm in Stuzin 104. Focus: Service projects such as Ronald McDonald House, Two Tails Ranch, Jungle Friends, Project Makeover, and March of Dimes. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/356943917781332/ . Contact: [log in to unmask] 

- Athlete Brain at 7:00pm in HPNP Atrium. Focus: How to get involved as a volunteer to spread awareness about concussions. General body meeting follows at 7:30pm. Contact: [log in to unmask] 

20.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 4:
- Smile Photography at 5:15pm in Matherly, room 2. Focus: Photography and community service club. Contact: Vassiliki Daskalakis at [log in to unmask]

21.	EVENT: Catholic Awareness Week (NEW POSTING):
Join the Catholic Gators Coalition as we bring Christ to the University of Florida campus in the week-long celebration of our faith! Events include a Super Bowl party, a presentation on following God's will, Mass at the Plaza of the Americas, and a 1920s-themed dance. All events during February 2-8 are free and open to all students. Check out http://www.catholicgators.org/catholic-awareness-week for more events and details or find the "Catholic Gators" on Facebook.

22.	EVENT: Project Makeover Dodgeball:
On Sunday, February 2 at 2:00pm on Broward Courts, come with a team of 6 people at $5 per person ($30 per team) to support Project Makeover which will be renovating Sidney Lanier Center on February 21-23. If you are interested in volunteering or fundraising, please email [log in to unmask]




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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

Connect to the Honors Program - 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UFHonors
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UFHonors 
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/ 
Calendar: http://bit.ly/ufhonorscalendar 
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/2898425/


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

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