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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, Tuesday, February 4, 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:
2.	RESEARCH: Beckman Scholars Program:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Askew Scholar Deadline Extended (NEW POSTING):
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ins and Outs of Political Campaigning (TODAY):
5.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2014 University Women's Club Scholarships:
6.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing (TODAY):
7.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Mérida (TODAY):
8.	RESEARCH: February Undergraduate Research Seminar:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
9.	VOLUNTEER: FAB Disaster Recovery Spring Break Trip:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
10.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 4 (TODAY):
11.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, February 5:
12.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, February 6:
13.	EVENT: SASE Breakfast with Graduate Students (NEW POSTING):
14.	EVENT: Catholic Awareness Week:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Hours Change:
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:
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.




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Askew Scholar Deadline Extended (NEW POSTING):
The Bob Graham Center is accepting applications for the Askew Scholars Program. The program will identify an outstanding cohort of spring semester sophomores, selected on the basis of their commitment to community service and civic engagement. Undergraduates from any major at UF may apply but students must be in their fourth semester at UF in spring 2014 (not counting summer semesters). The GPA requirement is 3.5 and above. Those selected for this program take several courses in public policy, receive intensive leadership training, and will work with a mentor to help prepare them for a life of public service. Graham Scholars will also receive a scholarship of $3000.00 to support a significant civic research project which will culminate with the submission of a senior thesis and/or scholarly journal article. Application materials are due Friday, February 14. Learn more at: http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/students/reubin-askew-scholars. For additional information contact Dr. Dickison at [log in to unmask]

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ins and Outs of Political Campaigning (TODAY):
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.	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]

6.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing (TODAY):
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.

7.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Mérida (TODAY):
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.

8.	RESEARCH: February Undergraduate Research Seminar:
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




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

9.	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 

10.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 4 (TODAY):
- Creative Writing Club at 3:00pm in MCCA room 2196. 

- 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 

11.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, February 5:
- Medical Journal Society at 7:30pm in CSE E119. Focus: Brief informational meeting and opportunities for executive board positions.

12.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, February 6:
- Chemistry Literature Club at 6:30pm in LEI 309. Focus: Discussion of three research articles by members:

"Systematic Structure-Property Investigations on a Series of Alternating Carbazole-Thiophene Oligomers" by Kato et. al. 

"Effects of Stereoisomerism on the Crystallization Behavior and Optoelectrical Properties of Conjugated Molecules" by Nguyen et. al. 

"Nucleic Acid Aptamers Targeting Cell-Surface Proteins" by Dua et. al.

- Microbiology and Cell Science Student Organization at 7:00pm in the Microbiology Building seminar room. Focus: Upcoming events, including the annual trip to the CDC. 

13.	EVENT: SASE Breakfast with Graduate Students (NEW POSTING):
Curious about what graduate classes are like? What it might entail to pursue a higher degree? Or find a way to enjoy free breakfast at lunch time? Or maybe all of the above? What better way to satisfy your questions and cravings by joining us at our Breakfast with Graduate Students, brought to you by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers on Thursday, February 6, from 12:00-1:00pm in the Matthews Suite, 4th floor Reitz Union. During the event you will have the chance to network with invited graduate students over some delicious breakfast food. Casual attire. For more information, visit ufsase.com

14.	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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