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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, February 3, 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.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Hours Change (NEW POSTING):
2.	RESEARCH: Beckman Scholars Program (NEW POSTING):
3.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Udall Scholarship Local Deadline Approaching:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ins and Outs of Political Campaigning:
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Political Science Film Series: Casablanca (TODAY):
6.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2014 University Women's Club Scholarships:
7.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Champions for Change:
8.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing:
9.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Mérida:
10.	RESEARCH: February Undergraduate Research Seminar (NEW POSTING):
11.	RESEARCH: National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Research Fellowship:
12.	RESEARCH: Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics:
13.	RESEARCH: Health Disparities Research Assistant Opening:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
14.	VOLUNTEER: FAB Disaster Recovery Spring Break Trip:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
15.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, February 3 (TODAY):
16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 4:
17.	EVENT: Catholic Awareness Week:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Hours Change (NEW POSTING):
Walk-in advising hours are now on Tuesdays (Johnson) and Wednesdays (Garner) from 10:00am-12:00pm in 343 Infirmary. We will no longer have hours on Thursday mornings for the time being.

As always, you can call the Honors Office at 352-392-1519 to make an advising appointment. Remember we do not take same-day appointments.

2.	RESEARCH: Beckman Scholars Program (NEW POSTING):
The Beckman Scholars Program provides scholarships of $19,300 for two summers and one academic year of undergraduate research by high achieving students. The multi-year undergraduate research projects and intensive faculty mentoring provide a unique experience for students who aspire to research careers. The UF Beckman Scholars Program, directed by Prof. Lisa McElwee-White, will provide support for a total of nine undergraduates who will work with mentors in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or the Florida Museum of Natural History. 

Eligibility for application in Spring 2014 (funding begins Summer 2014): Students graduating in Spring 2016 who will do undergraduate research with designated Beckman Mentors in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or the Florida Museum of Natural History.  

Note:  The requirements of the Beckman Scholars Program are incompatible with those of the Junior Honors Medical Program.  

For further information, see the Beckman Scholars web site http://cur.aa.ufl.edu/home-1.aspx .  

The deadline for applications is March 1.

3.	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]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ins and Outs of Political Campaigning:
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: Department of Political Science Film Series: Casablanca (TODAY):
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.

6.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2014 University Women's Club Scholarships:
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]

7.	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.

8.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing:
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.

9.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Mérida:
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.

10.	RESEARCH: February Undergraduate Research Seminar (NEW POSTING):
The January Undergraduate Research Seminar will be taking place on Wednesday, February 5 at 5:30pm in Leigh Hall room 309. Clayton Cozzan from Dr. Jacob Jones's (now at NCSU) group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will be presenting his undergraduate research. Pizza and beverages will be provided. All are welcome to attend. 

We are currently looking for speakers to present for the following spring semester's seminars: March 12 and April 2. More details can be found on our website, http://cnem.chem.ufl.edu/undergraduate_research_seminar.html

11.	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. 

12.	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

13.	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

14.	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.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

15.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, February 3 (TODAY):
- 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] 

16.	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]

- Gator Robotics at 6:15pm in Turlington L011. Focus: Overview of projects, committees, and other forms of involvement. Guest speaker: Dr. Crane from the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/494476637340271/ 

- Yes!+Gators at 7:30pm in Little Hall 217. Focus: Yoga, games, dancing, and fun. For more information: www.facebook.com/yesgators 

17.	EVENT: Catholic Awareness Week:
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.




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

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