UF events of possible media interest

Published: January 27th, 2014

Category: General

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following events are scheduled in the near future at or near the University of Florida:

Fostering responsible creativity

Distinguished UF political science professor Leslie Paul Thiele will speak about “Fostering a Culture of Responsible Creativity,” the first talk in the Faculty Senate’s Distinguished Professor Lecture Series, at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Emerson Alumni Hall.

For information, contact Chris Moran, 352-846-3903, chrismoran@ufl.edu.

Museum architect visiting

Architect Christian Hönigschmid-Grossich will present a lecture titled “Miami Science Museum: A New Vernacular,” discussing his work with Grimshaw Architects, at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 27 in Norman Hall, Room 137. He is the project architect and manager for the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami.

For more information, contact Charlie Hailey, clhailey@ufl.edu.

How Bible is taught in China

Zongying Huang, a professor of British and American literature at Beijing Union University, will talk about how the Bible is approached in contemporary Chinese classrooms at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at Santa Fe College, Building WA 104. Huang has published books and articles on T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, colonial American poetry, as well as the Bible as a literary text. 

For more information, call 352-395-5083.

Climate change speaker

Michigan State University philosophy professor Kyle Whyte will speak at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Smathers Library Room 1A. He is a premier scholar on the ethics of how climate changes affect Indigenous and Native American communities. His research investigates how individuals from different backgrounds can collaboratively benefit from the knowledge shared by elders of Indigenous communities and climate scientists.

For more information, contact Sean Adams, 352-392-0796, mailto:humanities-center@ufl.edu

Talking about landscape architecture

Charles Waldheim will present a lecture titled “Planning, Ecology and the Emergence of Landscape” at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 in Pugh Hall, Room 170. The talk will include the origins of landscape architecture as a profession, a survey of recent projects in North America and East Asia and a provisional sketch of potential models for contemporary practice.

For more information, contact Katelyn Oropeza, 352-392-4836, ext. 469, koropeza@dcp.ufl.edu.

DCP offers research showcase

The College of Design, Construction and Planning holds its seventh annual research showcase at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 in the gallery in the Architecture Building. Faculty and industry professionals will present research findings and new ideas in architecture, building construction, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainability, and urban and regional planning. This year’s keynote speaker is David Norton, UF vice president for research.

For more information, contact Katelyn Oropeza, 352-392-4836, ext. 469, koropeza@dcp.ufl.edu.

Fitness event benefits autism

The sixth annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Participants can run or walk the stadium steps or the inner track to benefit UF’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, or CARD, which provides free services to more than 2,500 families from 14 North Central Florida counties. There will be opportunities to win prizes in several categories.

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/UfStompTheSwampForAutism.

Creativity event Saturday

Students with backgrounds in the sciences and arts will come together to rethink the boundaries of creativity from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 during the 2014 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event, known as CASE. This is a family-friendly event that highlights students’ creativity, talent and cutting-edge research. The event is free and open to the public and takes place in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom and Studio G-6 in the Nadine M. McGuire Pavilion.

For more information, contact Grace Burmester, 352-392-9306, graceb@ufl.edu

Careers in DCP explored

The College of Design, Construction and Planning is hosting a career fair from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center.  The career fair will provide the opportunity for companies to meet and interview students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainability and the built environment, and urban and regional planning.

For more information, contact Katelyn Oropeza, 352-392-4836, ext. 469, koropeza@dcp.ufl.edu.

NY Times columnist visits UF

Samuel G. Freedman, an award-winning author, professor and New York Times columnist, will speak about his book, “Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights” at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in MacKay Auditorium, Pugh Hall. The book shares the story of the historic battle for the 1967 black college football championship.

For more information, contact Quenta Vettel, 352-846-3013, mailto:Qvettel@jou.ufl.edu.

Florida attorney general speaks

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will bring her perspective to the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Pugh Hall Ocora as part of the Florida Leadership Series. David Colburn, director of the Bob Graham Center will moderate the event. The discussion will cover issues such as Florida politics and the importance of civic engagement. The free program is open to the public and will be streamed live at www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.

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