UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: February 4th, 2014

Category: General

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

How to run for public office

Students interested in running for public office or learning about the ins and outs of political campaigns can attend a student-only event at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Pugh Hall. Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, current Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and former Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan will discuss the characteristics of a successful candidate and what is takes to run for office. Pizza and drinks will be provided after the program.

For more information, contact Shelby Taylor, 352-273-1086, sheladk9@ufl.edu.

Controversial homicide explored

A town hall meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, to discuss Trayvon Martin’s life and death, George Zimmerman’s trial and the broader questions of race and justice. The event is hosted by the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations and the Center on Children and Families at UF Law, and the discussion will be moderated by law professor Kenneth Nunn.

For more information, contact Matt Walker, 352-273-0650, mlwalker@law.ufl.edu

Nursing leaders to convene

The Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference will be held Feb. 6-7 in the Health Professions/Nursing/Pharmacy Complex. The theme is “The Demand for Nursing Leadership: From the Bedside to the Boardroom.” It begins at 1 p.m. Thursday and continues until noon Friday. Full schedule can be found at http://dmsconference.nursing.ufl.edu.

For more information, contact Tracy Wright, 352-273-6421, tracyb@ufl.edu.

Exploring election issues in Florida

The 13th annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, “State and Local Elections: Rights and Wrongs,” will discuss the key issues Florida faces regarding elections from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. Experts will explore the status of the Voting Rights Act, the legality and wisdom of voter ID laws, felon disenfranchisement and other issues.

For more information, contact Matt Walker, 352-273-0650, mlwalker@law.ufl.edu

StoryCorps visits Gainesville

WUFT-FM hosts StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization that records, preserves and shares stories of Americans from all backgrounds, Feb. 6 to March 7. The organization’s MobileBooth trailer is equipped as a recording studio and will be parked at the Alachua County Library District Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave. WUFT-FM will air some local interviews, which might air nationally on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

For more information, contact Sue Wagner, 352-294-7138, swagner@wuft.org.

Online education focus of meeting

The Faculty Senate will hold a town hall meeting on online education at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 in Norman Hall Room 250 The meetings allow for in-depth discussions of issues of interest to UF faculty. Andy McCollough, associate provost for teaching and technology, will moderate the conversation.   

For more information, go to http://www.senate.ufl.edu

Water Institute hosts symposium

UF’s Water Institute will host its fourth symposium, “Sustainable Water Resources, Complex Challenges, Integrated Solutions,” Feb. 11-12 in the Reitz Student Union. The forum brings professional perspectives together to focus on science, technology, management, policy and public action. The agenda can be found at http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/symposium2014/SymposiumAAG_dynamic.asp.

For more information, contact Wendy Graham, 352-392-5893, wgraham@ufl.edu.

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