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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, September 22, 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: Lateral Admission into Honors - Last Week (NEW POSTING):
2.	EVENT: Ribab Fusion and Pre-Performance Lecture with Honors Dunlevie Professor Joan Frosch (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
3.	EVENT: UF Honors Eats Gainesville (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
4.	EVENT: NERD 5K Fundraiser:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF-Tennessee Honors Tailgate in Knoxville:
6.	EVENT: Honors Program Dance Marathon Team:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of International Business Combined Degree Workshop (NEW POSTING):
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: How to Apply for Graduate School Workshop (NEW POSTING):
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: M.S. in Management for Non-Business Students (NEW POSTING):
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out (NEW POSTING):
11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Law Info Session (NEW POSTING):
12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Kids Not Inmates: Reforming Juvenile Justice (H-Box):
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative University:
14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Masters of Public Health Info Session:
15.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program Info Session:
16.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for STEM Seniors:
17.	INTERNSHIP / CAREERS: Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson) Info Session (TODAY):
18.	RESEARCH: Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and Institute for Child Health Policy at UF (HC):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
19.	LEADERSHIP: Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference for First and Second Year Students (NEW POSTING):
20.	LEADERSHIP: TRiP Meet and Greet (NEW POSTING):
21.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer's Outreach Organization (NEW POSTING):
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
22.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Book Drive Opportunity:
23.	ANNOUNCEMENT: New Organization - Common Sense Action:
24.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, September 22 (TODAY):
25.	EVENT: Gator Open Climb at Lake Wauburg:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Lateral Admission into Honors - Last Week (NEW POSTING):
Do you have friends who are first-year students and would like to join the UF Honors Program? Let them know about lateral admissions! Lateral admission is open to any first-year student who started Summer B or Fall 2014. Those interested in applying are required to attend an information session in September in order to access the online application. See below for the last 2 session dates. For more information, direct them to http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Lateral.aspx . Note, this is the last opportunity for students to join the Honors Program. Unfortunately, there is not a lateral admissions process for students in the Innovation Academy or for transfer students.

The last two information sessions are this week:
Tuesday, September 23 from 1:55-2:45pm in 302 Infirmary.
Thursday, September 25 from 5:10-6:00pm in Graham Gallery.

Also, if you are in the various UF Class of 2018 Facebook groups, please share there for us! We want to make sure the word is out.

2.	EVENT: Ribab Fusion and Pre-Performance Lecture with Honors Dunlevie Professor Joan Frosch (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Honors Dunlevie Professor, Dr. Joan Frosch, will be giving a pre-performance talk with Mohamed DaCosta, a lecturer in African Performing Arts, on Saturday, September 27 at 6:45pm in the Friends of Music room at the University Auditorium (next to Century Tower).

This is a great opportunity to hear Dr. Frosch speak, as she will be teaching an honors course in spring on African Dance! In addition to being one of our Dunlevie Professors this year, she is also a Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance and Director of the Center for World Arts at UF.

Following the talk, stick around for Ribab Fusion, a UF Center for Performing Arts event at 7:30pm in the University Auditorium. A fusion of jazz, Moroccan funk and Afropop, Ribab Fusion invokes the spirit of Morocco's southern Atlantic coast with a modern twist. These seven musicians are on a mission to revolutionize the ribab, a one-stringed, bowed instrument. Ribab Fusion's celebration of Morocco's Amazigh culture encompasses an entire spectrum of music, from slow jams to '70s-style funk. The traditional meets contemporary in this bold and exciting performance. 

Student tickets are only $10 for the performance. For more information about Ribab Fusion and ticket information, visit http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/ribab-fusion/ and http://centerstageus.org/artists/ribab_fusion   

3.	EVENT: UF Honors Eats Gainesville (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Wondering about those H-Box cards encouraging you to eat local? Don't know where to start? Never fear, Ken is here!

Join us for a very rad Q&A event with Ken, known locally as the driving force behind Ken Eats Gainesville, as he answers your questions about where to eat in Gainesville! 

Check out his website at http://www.keneatsgainesville.com/, as well as his Facebook page (same name), and join us on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:30pm in the Hume classroom to learn more about all the tasty places to dine in town.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/800516769993791/

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 Program Dance Marathon Team:
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

7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of International Business Combined Degree Workshop (NEW POSTING):
Join us for our upcoming Master of International Business (MIB) combined degree workshop on Wednesday, September 24 at 2:00pm in Hough Hall 338. The MIB program is a flexible one-year graduate business degree designed to equip students with global management business skills and set them apart from the competition. Combined option students begin MIB courses before completing their bachelor's degree, saving time and money. This session will be co-hosted by a Heavener adviser and will cover combined benefits, academic timeline planning, and application tips. Limited spaces are available, so please RSVP at: http://tinyurl.com/MIBCombinedWorkshop

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: How to Apply for Graduate School Workshop (NEW POSTING):
Applying to grad school is very different than applying to undergrad or med school. If you are even considering this as a possibility, find out how to do this successfully. Designed for all disciplines and years, as it is never too early to start preparing for this. Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 24, at 4:15pm in 302 Infirmary. Registration required: http://bit.ly/1qn8SJv 

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: M.S. in Management for Non-Business Students (NEW POSTING):
Interested in business? Join us at an M.S. in Management (MSM) information session on Wednesday, September 24 from 7:00-8:00pm in Hough Hall 120. The MSM program is designed specifically for individuals with non-business academic backgrounds/degrees. Students gain a solid business foundation and strengthen transferable skills to open up advancement opportunities within their undergraduate major field or business sector.  The program offers traditional, combined (bachelor/master) and dual degree (Master/PhD) options. MSM combined (bachelor/master) students can save time and money by double counting credits between the bachelor and master degrees. More information is available online at: Warrington.ufl.edu/MSM  

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out (NEW POSTING):
Read a segment from a banned book and listen to others read on Thursday, September 25 from 12:00-1:00pm at the Plaza of the Americas near Library West. Sponsored by Smathers Libraries.

At 12:00pm Associate Dean Patrick Reakes will read the proclamation of the Smathers Libraries participation. The readings will begin with Dean of University Libraries Judy Russell reading from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Following the Dean, students, faculty and staff are invited to read short segments from banned books. Pizza and soda will be served.

Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported. 

The 10 most challenged titles of 2013 were:
- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
- A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
- Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
- Bone (series), by Jeff Smith

For more information about Banned Books Week, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek 

You can also find a list of the most frequently challenged books from 2002-2011 at http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/banned-books-week/ 

11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Law Info Session (NEW POSTING):
Harvard Law School is hosting an on-campus information session for students interested in applying to their J.D. program on Friday, September 26 from 11:45am-12:45pm in 200 Farrior Hall. This session includes a presentation and Q&A with Nefyn Meissner, Assistant Director of Admissions. Please RSVP at https://www.advising.ufl.edu/workshops/ 

12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Kids Not Inmates: Reforming Juvenile Justice (H-Box):
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.

13.	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. 

14.	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 . 

15.	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]

16.	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/  

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

18.	RESEARCH: Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and Institute for Child Health Policy at UF (HC):
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/




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

19.	LEADERSHIP: Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference for First and Second Year Students (NEW POSTING): 
The Harvard Kennedy School is sponsoring the 15th annual Public Policy and Leadership Conference from February 19-22. This conference is designed to inform students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide information on financial support through various fellowship programs.

The conference aims to attract students from groups under-represented in public policy and international affairs in an effort to increase the diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. Participants receive paid travel, accommodations, and meals. The conference is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in their first or second year of undergraduate studies only.

Participants will be selected based on good academic standing and demonstrated commitment to public service - measured through student leadership and activism, participation in the civic aspects of school or community, and volunteer commitments in high school and college.

Application deadline is November 12. A completed application includes the application form, resume, essay, recommendation, and transcript. For more information and the application, visit http://www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/diversity/pplc 

20.	LEADERSHIP: TRiP Meet and Greet (NEW POSTING):
Do you love nature? Are you interested in gaining valuable leadership experience? Apply to be a TRiP leader! We are looking for students wishing to apply leadership skills in an outdoor setting by planning and leading TRiPs. If this interests you, please come to the meet and greet on Wednesday, September 24 at 8:30pm in the Department of Student Activities and Involvement (3rd floor of the Reitz Union). Contact Carly Roeser ([log in to unmask]) for more information or visit www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/TRiP

21.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer's Outreach Organization (NEW POSTING):
Volunteer sign-ups are available for Memory Ward at Emeritus Retirement Home. We will be hosting games and activities and spending time with the residents of the Emeritus memory ward for a few hours (1:00-3:00pm) every Sunday. We have up to ten openings available per session. Please join our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/200654696624745) or our listserv (email us at [log in to unmask]) for further registration information.

Alzheimer's Outreach is an organization whose goal is to foster meaningful interactions with Alzheimer's patients. We aim to volunteer with these wonderful individuals, educate the community about the disease, and fundraise towards the research effort to cure Alzheimer's.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

22.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Book Drive Opportunity:
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.

23.	ANNOUNCEMENT: New Organization - Common Sense Action:
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

24.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, September 22 (TODAY):
- 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. 

- CHISPAS at 7:00pm at La Casita. Focus: Learn more about the issues surrounding immigrant and farmworker rights.

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

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