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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, Friday, September 19, 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.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Degree Application Deadline (TODAY):
2.	EVENT: NERD 5K Fundraiser:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF-Tennessee Honors Tailgate in Knoxville:
4.	EVENT: Honors Program Dance Marathon Team (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Kids Not Inmates: Reforming Juvenile Justice (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative University:
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Masters of Public Health Info Session:
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program Info Session:
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Sal de Pacha: A Latino Film Festival Celebration:
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Emperor's River: Photographing Along China's Grand Canal (H-Box):
11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for STEM Seniors:
12.	INTERNSHIP / CAREERS: Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson) Info Session:
13.	RESEARCH: Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and Institute for Child Health Policy at UF (HC) (NEW POSTING):
14.	RESEARCH: Present at the Monthly Undergraduate Research Seminar:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
15.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Book Drive Opportunity (NEW POSTING):
16.	ANNOUNCEMENT: New Organization - Common Sense Action (NEW POSTING):
17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, September 22:
18.	EVENT: Gator Open Climb at Lake Wauburg:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Degree Application Deadline (TODAY):
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  

2.	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

3.	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. 

4.	EVENT: Honors Program Dance Marathon Team (NEW POSTING):
Think you have what it takes to stand for 26.2 hours FTK (for the kids!)? Join the Honors Program Dance Marathon team! Dance Marathon is a student-run philanthropy benefiting Shands Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network. We raise money year round and then stand for 26.2 hours in the spring to show our support for the kids. The Honors team will be having a meeting on Sunday, September 28 at 7:00pm in the Hume Classroom for all new and returning members. Be sure to find us on Facebook at UF Honors Program Dance Marathon Team! Any questions can be sent to [log in to unmask]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Kids Not Inmates: Reforming Juvenile Justice (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Join Tim Decker, a national expert on juvenile justice and author of the "Missouri Model" of juvenile justice reform, and Christina Daly, the Interim Secretary for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, for a thought provoking and riveting discussion on reforming the juvenile justice system. The event will be on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00pm in Room 180 at the Levin College of Law, with pizza being served at 5:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center on Children and Families and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative University:
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. 

7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Masters of Public Health Info Session:
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 . 

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program Info Session: 
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]

9.	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/

10.	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.

11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for STEM Seniors:
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/  

12.	INTERNSHIP / CAREERS: Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson) Info Session:
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.

13.	RESEARCH: Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and Institute for Child Health Policy at UF (HC) (NEW POSTING):
The Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida are looking to provide mentored research experiences through a variety of research projects related to prescription drug abuse and addressing health disparities in health outcomes research among youth.  
 
Research experiences will include: (1) effectively using diverse bibliographic databases of scientific literature to identify and obtain relevant published papers; (2) obtaining, organizing, assembling and maintaining materials related to research projects; (3) reviewing scientific literature; (4) drafting selected sections of papers and reports; and (5) other project related tasks.
 
If you are interested in working with our team, please contact Dr. Chris Delcher ([log in to unmask]), former recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Graduate Student Mentor Award, and/or Dr. Mildred Maldonado-Molina ([log in to unmask]), the Director of Training and Education for the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy (http://health-outcomes-policy.ufl.edu/education/). We have provided several successful 1-2 year internships to undergraduate and graduate students in health outcomes and policy research. 
 
For more information about the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, please visit http://health-outcomes-policy.ufl.edu/

14.	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]




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

15.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Book Drive Opportunity (NEW POSTING):
Want to know of any easy way to help others? Does your organization need to perform a community service project? Have books lying around that you don't know what to do with? The Footprints Buddy and Support Program is hosting a campus-wide book drive for pediatric patients at UF Health ages 2-18 years old. Books must be in good condition. Please contact the Footprints program at [log in to unmask] to learn where you or your organization can drop off your books.

16.	ANNOUNCEMENT: New Organization - Common Sense Action (NEW POSTING):
Common Sense Action (CSA) is the first bipartisan advocacy organization of Millennials. Founded in November 2012, CSA brings the next generation of Democrats, Republicans, and independents to the policymaking table on campuses, in statehouses, and in Washington. It builds a movement of Millennial voters committed to advancing generational fairness, investing in Millennial mobility, and repairing politics.

We are proud to announce that the University of Florida has started a Common Sense Action chapter. The leadership team consists of both Democrats and Republicans and is reaching out to get third party affiliates as well. Common Sense Action is focused on bringing the multiple political affiliates in order to make compromises on policies that affect our generation. By getting involved, UF students will be able to learn more about the democratic process and will also learn about conflicts facing Millennials in a fact-based manner. 

To learn more Like Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Sense-Action-UF/680064258751680

17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, September 22:
- Society for Viral Studies at 7:00pm in Little Hall, room 109. Focus: Research involvement. We will provide information on how to get involved in the club's phage lab. 

18.	EVENT: Gator Open Climb at Lake Wauburg:
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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To submit an announcement for posting, please complete the online form at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/apps/HonorsDaily.aspx

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UFHonors
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UFHonors
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ufhonors  
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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