UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: March 10 2014


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

UF celebrates new center with federal grant

The College of Engineering and Institute for Computation Engineering will celebrate the new Center for Compressible Multiphase Turbulence from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 12 in Emerson Alumni Hall. Created with an $8 million grant, one of the college’s largest federal awards, the center will do high-performance computing and allow engineers to model predictive outcomes that are more realistic for strategic decisions in situations such as terrorist attacks or volcanic eruptions. Event by invitation only, but media are welcome.

For more information, contact Hollie Starr, 352-846-1194, hstarr@ufl.edu

Technology showcase this Thursday

The Office of Technology Licensing will host the 2014 Technology Showcase from 12:30 to 5 p.m. March 13 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The event will feature a discussion on alternative sources of funding for early-stage startups; presentations by 14 biomedical and technology startups that license UF technology or who operate out of the UF Innovation Hub; and an exhibition of 8-10 UF technologies that can serve as the basis for future companies. More details at http://www.research.ufl.edu/otl/showcase.html.

For more information, contact Jane Muir, 352-846-1646,jmuir@ufl.edu

‘White Privilege’ author to deliver lecture

Wellesley College’s Peggy McIntosh, author of “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” will be the guest speaker for the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations’ 2014 Spring Lecture at 4 p.m. March 14 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180. The 1988 essay refocused the concept of white privilege for many in the academic world and has been highly influential over the years. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be streamed live online at www.law.ufl.edu.

Spring plant sale coming up

The University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture Graduate Student Association will host the 15th annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 in the plant sciences facility area behind Fifield Hall off Hull Road. The sale will feature new coleus varieties as well as other Florida native plants and low-maintenance plants for spring gardens. All proceeds support the graduate student group’s activities.

Peace Corps recruiter on campus

Chad Chernet, Central and North Florida Regional Recruiter for the Peace Corps, will visit campus March 19.  He will hold office hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and conduct an open information session from 4 to 5:30 p.m., both in the Large Conference Room of the International Center, Hub.

For more information, contact Chernet, 407-450-8840, cchernet@peacecorps.gov