UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: March 31 2014


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

Vereen to receive award, conduct class

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen will receive the School of Theatre and Dance’s Linda Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Theatre April 2. Vereen will host a master class that morning in the Constans Theatre, and several scholarships will be presented to students before his performance at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 that night.

For more information about the class, contact Leah Craig at lcraig@arts.ufl.edu.

Theses explained in less than 3 minutes

Eleven UF doctoral students will compete at 2 p.m. April 3 in the Reitz Student Union Auditorium to determine who will represent UF in the regional Three Minute Thesis  Competition in the U.S., hosted through the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools next spring. More details here: http://ogmp.graduateschool.ufl.edu/3MT.aspx

For more information, contact Nargiza Ludgate, 352-273-1531, nrakhimova@ufic.ufl.edu

Event focuses on sexual violence

Several UF organizations will present the annual “Take Back the Night: A March and Rally to End Sexual Violence” starting at 5:30 p.m. April 3 at the Plaza of the Americas to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event is also sponsored by the Office of Victim Services, LGBT Affairs and Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center.

For more information, contact Rita Lawrence at 352-273-4450 or rjlawrence@ufl.edu.

Sports Law Symposium returns to UF Law

After a three-year hiatus, the UF Law Sports Law Symposium returns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center to analyze some of the most challenging legal issues in the worlds of collegiate and professional sports. The event is free and open to all practitioners, UF Law students and faculty. Registration is now closed, but media are welcome to attend. The symposium will consist of two sessions, each featuring a keynote lecture followed by a panel discussion.

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

Food security expert to speak at UF

Oxford University professor Charles Godfray, one of the most influential scientists involved in research and outreach on global food security, will speak April 4 as part of the Florida Climate Institute’s Distinguished Scholar Seminar. After meeting with students and faculty in the morning, Godfray will speak at 2 p.m. in the University Auditorium.

For more information, contact Carolyn Cox at 352-392-1864, ext. 233, orcrcox@ufl.edu.

Panel to discuss impact of Medicaid 

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service will host a panel discussion on the economic impacts of Medicaid at 6 p.m. on April 9 in the Pugh Hall Ocora. Panelists will discuss the financial implications of adding an additional 1 million Floridians to the program and the consequences of rejecting the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act. Panelists for the program include David Denslow, UF economic analyst and professor emeritus, and Jason Altmire, Florida Blue senior vice president.

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

Learn more about Fulbright programs

UF faculty, students, undergraduate advisors and graduate coordinators can attend several workshops for the UF International Center Fulbright Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  April 16 in Smathers Library, Room 100 (formerly 1A). Participants will learn about available funding opportunities, hear about the application process, listen to former Fulbright scholars and students, receive individual consultations and understand the responsibilities and benefits of hosting Fulbright scholars and students.

For more information, contact Mabel Cardec at 352-273-1515 or mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu.


Ron Wayne, rwayne@ufl.edu