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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Wednesday, September 17, 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: No Walk-in Advising Hours Today (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
2.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Degree Application Deadline:
3.	STUDY ABROAD: Honors Spring Semester in Wales through UNCW Honors (HC):
4.	EVENT: NERD 5K Fundraiser (NEW POSTING):
5.	EVENT: Fisher Investments Info Session:
6.	EVENT: Medical School Admissions Q&A:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
7.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF-Tennessee Honors Tailgate in Knoxville:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Islam and the Quest for Public Space (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Sal de Pacha: A Latino Film Festival Celebration (NEW POSTING):
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Emperor's River: Photographing Along China's Grand Canal (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Baraza: Ousmane Kobo:
12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Innovators Series - Mark Little, founder of Storyful:
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Constitution Day (TODAY):
14.	STUDY ABROAD: UF Study Abroad Fair  (H-Box) (HC) (TODAY):
15.	RESEARCH: Present at the Monthly Undergraduate Research Seminar (NEW POSTING):
16.	RESEARCH: How to Find On-Campus Research Workshop - New Location (TODAY):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
17.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament Staff:
18.	LEADERSHIP: Project Makeover Captain Applications:
19.	LEADERSHIP: Savant Leadership Honorary Fall Tapping Class:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
20.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinical Skills Fundraiser:
21.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, September 17 (TODAY):
22.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 18:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: No Walk-in Advising Hours Today (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Today's walk-in advising hours from 2:00-4:00pm have been canceled. 

2.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Degree Application Deadline:
If you are planning to graduate in December, the deadline to apply to graduate is September 19. For more information, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/currents/degreeapp.html 

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  

3.	STUDY ABROAD: Honors Spring Semester in Wales through UNCW Honors (HC):
The Honors College at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will sponsor a semester study abroad program in Wales at Swansea University, winner of the coveted London Times award for "best student experience" among British universities, as determined by student votes. We welcome honors students from universities across the United States to join us!

Course of study: Honors Students may earn up to 17 credits at Swansea. Application Deadlines: September 30 for students who wish to participate in the pre-semester internship experience, and October 15 for those who wish to pursue the pre-semester course in British Culture and Politics.
  
Undergraduates from any college or university, and any major, are welcome. Students must be honors students in good standing at their home universities. Course information is available at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/ugcourses/ & https://intranet.swan.ac.uk/catalogue/. 
 
Housing: Students will live with British students in the Hendrefoelan Student Village, an apartment style living arrangement. Read more about the Village here:  http://www.swansea.ac.uk/accommodation/residences/hendrefoelanstudentvillage/ 
 
Here is the schedule for the semester:

- Arrival: January 18.
- Pre-Semester Course on British Culture and Politics OR Internship: approximately last two weeks of January. 
- Classes start: approximately end of January or beginning of February. 
- Easter vacation will be more than three weeks long - yes, you read that right! - and offers an outstanding opportunity to travel widely in Europe.
- Last day of final exams is June 12.
 
Costs and Application: $11,355.  The cost includes tuition and fees, accommodation, study abroad health insurance, orientation, a bedding packet (including duvet), local bus pass, scheduled field trips, and internship placement/pre-sessional program. Not included are airfare, meals, and books.
 
The first deposit of $250 (non-refundable) is due with completed application at application deadline. The rest of the payment may be made in installments -- early November and early December. (Late applications will be accepted with a $40 late fee on a "space available" basis.)
 
Students interested in applying should contact Kara Pike Inman in UNCW's Office of International Programs at [log in to unmask]
 
More information about the program is available at: http://uncw.edu/international/abroad/documents/swanseaunivspringprogram.pdf and http://www.uncw.edu/honors/academics/international.html. 
 
You may find the following webpage of interest: http://www.uncw.edu/swansea/
 
For more information or to ask questions, please contact Dr. Bill McCarthy  [log in to unmask] or Ms. Kara Pike Inman, Interim Director of Education Abroad ([log in to unmask])

4.	EVENT: NERD 5K Fundraiser (NEW POSTING):
HHMI Science for Life Program and the Honors Program are proud to present the second annual NERD 5K. Help us raise money to promote higher education to grade school students in disadvantaged and underrepresented areas of Florida by attending our fundraising event at Jason's Deli on Thursday, October 9. Check out our website for more information- http://www.groupraise.com/events/4374

5.	EVENT: Fisher Investments Info Session:
Fisher Investments is a privately-held investment management firm that manages portfolios for high-net-worth private clients and some of the world's preeminent institutions. BusinessWeek named Fisher Investments one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" and the company was recognized by Forbes as one of the "Best Financial Companies to Work for Right Now". 

They are recruiting UF Gators from **all educational backgrounds** to join a dynamic work force as Investment Associates and Account Executives. Their ideal candidates thrive in a fast-paced environment, are goal-oriented, possess a great attitude, and communicate extremely well. They have immediate openings.

Fisher Investments will hold an info session for Honors Gators on Wednesday, October 1 from 10:00-11:00am in the Hume Classroom. For more information, https://www.facebook.com/events/782717188435997/ 

6.	EVENT: Medical School Admissions Q&A:
Admission to medical school is the single most important step in becoming a physician.  The application, interview, and admission processes are often unclear and clouded with conflicting advice from people with a wide variety of expertise and experience. With that in mind, the Honors Program has invited Dr. Paul Gulig to answer your questions about medical school admissions on Monday, October 13, from 5:00-6:00pm in the Graham Gallery.

Paul Gulig is a professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the UF College of Medicine and served two terms on the medical admissions committee. He has had numerous UF undergraduates perform research for credit in his lab on their path to medical school, and he teaches microbiology to medical students.  
 
This presentation will cover statistics about medical admissions across the U.S. and at UF and will provide practical advice on undergraduate studies and experiences, putting together an effective application, and having a successful interview. It is aimed at being highly interactive.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/373536202795642/ 




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

7.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF-Tennessee Honors Tailgate in Knoxville:
Are you planning a road trip to Knoxville for the UF-Tennessee football game on October 4? The University of Tennessee Honors Program has invited any Honors Gators attending to an Honors Tailgate near the UT Honors office. We are very excited about this new partnership, as we will be hosting them next year! Tickets, housing, and transportation are on your own.

If you are planning to go to the Tennessee game and are interested in more details about the Honors Tailgate, please contact Sherman Wilhelm ([log in to unmask]) who is coordinating on our end with the University of Tennessee Honors Council. 




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Islam and the Quest for Public Space (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
John L. Esposito, professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, will speak at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 18 in Pugh Hall.
 
Esposito, Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, will discuss the complex and contentious relationship between Christians and Muslims including: the future of Islam in an increasing globalized society; terror in the name of Islam; common misconceptions and resulting "Islamophobia."
 
Esposito has served as consultant to the U.S. Department of State and other agencies, European and Asian governments and corporations, universities, and the media worldwide. He has served in leadership capacities with several organizations including the Middle East Studies Association of North America and of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, and the American Academy of Religion.

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Sal de Pacha: A Latino Film Festival Celebration (NEW POSTING):
As part of the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, the Florida Museum of Natural History will display "Sal de Pacha" (Salt of the Earth) on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00am to 1:00pm to illustrate the importance of salt in human lives. The Uyuni Salt Flats, located in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, is the world's largest salt flat. This fascinating Andean ecosystem attracts a unique collection of animals, plants and people. Visitors can learn about the properties of salt and view seldom-seen Andean artifacts from the Museum's South American ethnographic collection at this bilingual, family event. For more information, visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/sal-de-pacha/

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Emperor's River: Photographing Along China's Grand Canal (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Artist Philipp Rittermann will discuss his photographs of China's Grand Canal, the country's oldest and largest water project to date on Sunday, September 21 at 3:00pm at the UF Harn Museum of Art.

Emperor's River consists of 25 large panoramic photographs of China's ancient waterway, the Grand Canal, also known as the "Emperor's River." Its construction began in 460 BCE, and after several centuries of expansion, now stands as the world's largest water project and surprisingly, not many Westerners know about it. Rittermann's photographs take us deep into China's development along the Canal, yielding dynamic images of its rapidly changing landscape and people.

11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Baraza: Ousmane Kobo:
On Thursday, September 18 from 3:30-5:00pm, the UF Center for African Studies presents Ousmane Kobo from Ohio State University in 404 Grinter Hall. Kobo will discuss the topic: Locating Modernity in Traditions? Secular Education and the Discourse of Islamic Reform in Post-independent West Africa

12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Innovators Series - Mark Little, founder of Storyful:
Join the UF College of Journalism and Communications on Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm in Weimer Hall for a discussion on how on-the-ground social media affects the news coverage you see. Mark Little, founder of Storyful - a social media verification platform - will discuss new journalism ethics and how social media inspires and informs the news.

Little's talk, which is free and open to the public, is the first in a series of speakers brought to UF through The Innovators Series, a project that will bring six leaders in the information industries whose inventive outlooks have propelled them to the leading edge of data, mobile and community engagement. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting the speaker series.

For more information, visit: http://www.jou.ufl.edu/innovators/ or email Quenta Vettel at [log in to unmask]

13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Constitution Day (TODAY):
Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17. Celebrate with the UF Smathers Libraries on the Library West colonnade from 11:00am-1:00pm. Write your own Constitutional amendment and share with others, vote for your favorite submission, and eat cake!

14.	STUDY ABROAD: UF Study Abroad Fair  (H-Box) (HC) (TODAY):
The University of Florida International Center is proud to host the fall 2014 Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 17 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Plaza of the Americas. Study-abroad programs help students discover new cultures, increase global awareness, enhance foreign language skills, make new friends and establish new contacts. Overseas internship opportunities are also available. Most financial aid can be used for study abroad programs. And, study abroad programs can be used to satisfy summer residency requirements.

University of Florida study abroad program directors, independent program providers and former study abroad students will be available to share their international experiences. The UF International Center, Study Abroad Services staff will be available to explain the application process and help students begin the steps to find the right program. Other universities and institutions that sponsor UF-approved study abroad programs and internships will also be available to help students navigate their way through the many study-abroad opportunities.
This past year, more than 2,000 UF students studied abroad. The International Center encourages prospective "Global Gators" to stop by 1765 Stadium Road, Suite 170 HUB, or visit online at www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu.

UF student organizations will conduct performances throughout the day. So, come to the UF Study Abroad Fair on September 17 and discover your study abroad possibilities. Discover your inner "Global Gator" today!

15.	RESEARCH: Present at the Monthly Undergraduate Research Seminar (NEW POSTING):
The Undergraduate Research Seminar is looking for speakers to present during the October, November and December seminars. The seminar takes place the first Wednesday of every month in Leigh room 309. The seminar is open to all majors for presentations and for attendance. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to present their work and practice for an upcoming event or talk. 

More information can be found at our website, http://cur.aa.ufl.edu/undergraduate-research-seminar.aspx. If you have any further questions, feel free to email Maggie Hernandez at [log in to unmask]

16.	RESEARCH: How to Find On-Campus Research Workshop - New Location (TODAY):
The Center for Undergraduate Research is presenting a workshop on "How to find an on-campus research experience" on Wednesday, September 17 at 4:15pm in the Medical Science Building, room 2-200 (updated location). For students in all majors and years. Registration required:  http://bit.ly/1uDzevS 




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

17.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament Staff:
The Florida Blue Key Speech & Debate Tournament is looking for staff for the 2014 tournament, taking place October 31-November 2. We are currently looking for students, both with and without forensics experience, who would be interested in staffing for a variety of divisions. You can find the application and division descriptions at bluekeydebate.org/staff-application. If you have any questions, please contact Hadar Arazi at [log in to unmask]

18.	LEADERSHIP: Project Makeover Captain Applications:
Project Makeover is a student-run organization dedicated to creating a more dynamic learning environment for elementary school students in Alachua County. We are looking for students to serve as Project Captains to help facilitate volunteer projects the weekend of February 21-23. Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ufprojectmakeover for more information. 

Applications can be found at http://goo.gl/mclx4g and are due Friday, September 19 at midnight.

19.	LEADERSHIP: Savant Leadership Honorary Fall Tapping Class:
Do you consider yourself to be an established student leader who values character, integrity, and providing equal opportunities for all UF students?

Founded in 1967, Savant is a prestigious group of leaders from many different areas of campus involvement. By collaborating with each other, members use their unique experiences and roles to educate and develop fellow students. In addition to proactive networking, Savant encourages community service, diversity education, preparation for professional careers, and leadership development.

Applications to become a part of the Fall 2014 Tapping Class can be found at www.savantuf.org. All applications must be submitted by September 26 at 10:00pm. If you have further questions, please email [log in to unmask]




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

20.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinical Skills Fundraiser:
Attention pre-health students: Are you interested in learning the physical exam in a doctor's office from current UF medical students? On Saturday, September 20 and Saturday, October 4 from 10:00am-12:00pm, DR Help, a UF medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic, will host a Clinical Skills Fundraiser at the Harrell Professional Development and Assessment Center at the College of Medicine. In session one, we will teach vitals, cardiovascular exam, and respiratory exam. The topics covered in part two will be history-taking, abdominal exam, and head, ear, eyes, nose, and throat exam (HEENT). The checklists used for each topic are the same as those used in the first two years of medical school. 

Pay $20 to secure a spot at http://drhelp.med.ufl.edu/events-and-fundraisers/ and add your contact information to the GoogleDoc found at the website. We will send you a follow up email with a map and more information about the event.

21.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, September 17 (TODAY):
- Solar Gators at 6:15pm in CSE E121. Focus: Interested in building a solar car? Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/705888979446859/ , www.solargators.org , and Twitter @SolarGators 

- Quiz Bowl at 6:30pm in 235 Little Hall. Focus: Also known as Academic Team, Brain Bowl, Brain Brawl, Commissioner's Academic Challenge, Quiz Bowl is UF's collegiate-level organization for members to practice and compete as teams, against other colleges, in answering academic questions of all subjects. Meets every Wednesday and Thursday. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufquizbowl/ 

- Amnesty International at 6:30pm in Turlington 2350. Focus: Continue our Michael Brown vs Ferguson, Missouri discussion, as well as a fun activity regarding social contracts and justice.

- UF Golden Key at 7:00pm in Turlington Hall, room L005. Focus: Learn about our upcoming events, intramural team, meet awesome people, and eat free pizza.

- Psychology Club at 7:20pm in Little Hall, room 101. Focus: Catch up on upcoming events, meet our amazing speaker, and enjoy free pizza. For more information: www.ufpsychclub.com 

- Florida Education Association at 7:30pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room. Focus: We are a College of Education organization that strives to provide members with professional development and community outreach opportunities. Open to all majors. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaEducationAssociationAtUF 

22.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 18:
- Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity from 6:00-9:00pm in CLB 212. Focus: Game Night - Love chemistry? Want to meet other intelligent students who share similar interests? Meet our brothers, learn about AXS, and have fun. Contact: [log in to unmask]

- Nourish International at 6:30pm in Little Hall, room 221. Focus: The organization fights poverty with ingenuity by engaging student leaders and partnering with communities abroad. Leadership positions available. For more information: nourishinternational.org 

- Quiz Bowl at 6:30pm in 235 Little Hall. Focus: Also known as Academic Team, Brain Bowl, Brain Brawl, Commissioner's Academic Challenge, Quiz Bowl is UF's collegiate-level organization for members to practice and compete as teams, against other colleges, in answering academic questions of all subjects. Meets every Wednesday and Thursday. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufquizbowl/ 

- Chemistry Club at 6:30pm in Little Hall, room 101. Focus: We will be serving pizza and Dippin Dots made using liquid nitrogen. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1491242864467475/ 

- Global Medical Training at 7:30pm in Turlington, room 2318. Focus: A non-profit organization that provides medical and dental care to underdeveloped populations, while teaching undergraduates basic clinical skills under AAMC and ADEA guidelines. For more information: www.facebook.com/ufgmt 




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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
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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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