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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, Thursday, September 18, 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:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF-Tennessee Honors Tailgate in Knoxville:
6.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative University (NEW POSTING):
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Masters of Public Health Info Session (NEW POSTING):
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program Info Session (NEW POSTING):
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Islam and the Quest for Public Space (H-Box) (TODAY):
11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Sal de Pacha: A Latino Film Festival Celebration:
12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Emperor's River: Photographing Along China's Grand Canal (H-Box):
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Baraza: Ousmane Kobo (TODAY):
14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Innovators Series - Mark Little, founder of Storyful (TODAY):
15.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for STEM Seniors (NEW POSTING):
16.	INTERNSHIP / CAREERS: Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson) Info Session (NEW POSTING):
17.	RESEARCH: Present at the Monthly Undergraduate Research Seminar:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
18.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament Staff:
19.	LEADERSHIP: Project Makeover Captain Applications:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
20.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 18 (TODAY):
21.	EVENT: Gator Open Climb at Lake Wauburg (NEW POSTING):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: No Walk-in Advising Hours Today (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Today's walk-in advising hours from 10:00am-12:00pm 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:
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




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.	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. 

6.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Are you interested in community service?  Do you want to make a difference in the Gainesville and global communities?  If so, please come to the HWB meeting this Thursday, September 18 at 8:20pm in the Hume classroom.




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative University (NEW POSTING):
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting from March 6-8, 2015 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The meeting will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. 

Student attendees will have the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events covering topics across CGI U's five focus areas and allowing them to network with their peers, build skills, and identify potential partnerships. University representatives, topic experts, and celebrities will join students at CGI U to help them gain the skills and knowledge needed to take action on their commitments. During the last day of the meeting, attendees will take part in a Day of Action in the local community.

Students: apply now. The early decision deadline is October 17, and the final application deadline is December 1. For more information and the application, visit http://www.cgiu.org/meetings/2015/ 

Note, the meeting is free to attend, but participants are responsible for travel and lodging expenses. If you are accepted to attend CGI U, please contact Dr. Johnson in Honors to discuss potential Wentworth Travel funding. 

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Masters of Public Health Info Session (NEW POSTING):
Are you interested in global health? Investigating disease outbreaks? Fighting health disparities? Health care advocacy? Saving lives? Do them all with a 48 credit Master of Public Health degree in one of the  following concentrations: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, public health management and policy, or social and behavioral sciences.

Flexible degree program options are available, including joint degrees with MD, DVM, JD, DPT, PharmD, and PhD; concurrent degrees with other masters programs; and combined degree with your bachelors.

The next application info session will take place on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00am in the HPNP building, room G112. For more information, visit mph.ufl.edu . 

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program Info Session (NEW POSTING): 
The UF Genetics Institute would like to invite undergraduate students interested in a career in Genetics & Genomics to an info session on Thursday, September 25 at 5:00pm at the Cancer and Genetics Research Complex, 2033 Mowry Road.

For more info and to register: http://ufgi.ufl.edu/event/graduate-program-info-session/

Grad coordinators and current doctoral program students will be in attendance to share info and answer questions. The session will start immediately following the Genetics Institute monthly mixer. Undergrads are encouraged to attend the monthly mixer to meet UFGI faculty and students - CGRC building atrium, 4:00-5:00pm the same day.

The first 15 students to register will receive a Genetics & Genomics program t-shirt. Questions about the event or program? Email [log in to unmask]

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Islam and the Quest for Public Space (H-Box) (TODAY):
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.

11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Sal de Pacha: A Latino Film Festival Celebration:
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/

12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Emperor's River: Photographing Along China's Grand Canal (H-Box):
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.

13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Baraza: Ousmane Kobo (TODAY):
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

14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Innovators Series - Mark Little, founder of Storyful (TODAY):
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]

15.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for STEM Seniors (NEW POSTING):
Seniors who are pursuing research-based graduate education in the STEM disciplines are encouraged to apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides funding to individuals early in their graduate careers based on potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. The NSF expects to award 2000 fellowships pending availability of funds.

Fields of study and application deadlines include:
- Engineering, computer and information science and engineering, materials research: October 29.
- Mathematical sciences, chemistry, physics and astronomy: October 30.
- Social sciences, psychology, STEM education and learning: November 3.
- Life sciences, geosciences: November 4

For more information and the application, please visit http://www.nsfgrfp.org/  

16.	INTERNSHIP / CAREERS: Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson) Info Session (NEW POSTING):
Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care) will host an info session on Monday, September 22 at 6:15pm in NEB 202. The information session will provide a general overview of Johnson & Johnson, as well as Vision Care. Food will be provided. 

Following the presentation, students are encouraged to bring their resumes and network with hiring managers from all departments.

Johnson & Johnson is interested in recruiting students for internships and co-ops at Vision Care in Jacksonville, FL. from the following majors: Engineering - Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Industrial, Materials, and Mechanical. Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Biochemistry. Microbiology, Statistics, Epidemiology.

17.	RESEARCH: Present at the Monthly Undergraduate Research Seminar:
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]




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

18.	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]

19.	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.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

20.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 18 (TODAY):
- 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/ 

- Phi Alpha Delta in-house mock trial meeting at 7:20pm in Turlington, room 1101. Our mock trial teams have been national champions three times and state champions for the last four years. Contact: [log in to unmask]

- 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 

21.	EVENT: Gator Open Climb at Lake Wauburg (NEW POSTING):
Reach new heights at Lake Wauburg this fall with the RecSports Gator Open Climb event taking place on September 27 and 28 at our South Shore!

Now offering two days of climbing and adventure on the 40-foot tall Alpine Tower and the High Ropes and Elements Challenge Course. Come out to Lake Wauburg's South Shore for a once-a-semester opportunity to climb to new heights. Be sure to bring your Gator 1 Card.

The High Ropes and Elements Challenge Course will be open climb for pre-registered students on Saturday and the Alpine Tower (no registration necessary) will be open climb on Sunday.

Register for the High Ropes and Elements Challenge Course on RSConnect. You can find more information and the link here: http://www.recsports.ufl.edu/events/detail/6054 




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

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