UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: April 7 2014


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

Innovation Academy speaker set

Dale Clark, founder of a company called Continuum, is the next presenter in the Innovation Academy Speaker Series, at 5 p.m. April 8 in the Reitz Student Union Auditorium. Continuum is now a subsidiary of Thoratec, a publicly traded, California-based company specializing in equipment for heart failure patients.

For more information, contact Ayesha Mian, 352-294-2175, iacademy@ufl.edu.

Black male leaders to be recognized

The Institute of Black Culture’s inaugural Suit and Tie Men’s Appreciation Awards Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. April 10 in Ustler Hall. The awards are part of a greater initiative by the institute to promote, foster and recognize black male leadership on campus. Nominees are honored for their community involvement, leadership and contributions to students, colleagues or their institution.

For more information, contact Veleashia “Vee” Smith, 352-294-3560, VeeS@multicultural.ufl.edu.

Trustees joint meeting, conference call

The University of Florida Board of Trustees and Committee on Educational Policy and Strategy will hold a joint meeting and conference call at 4:30 p.m. April 10 in 123 Tigert Hall. A copy of the agenda is posted on the Board of Trustees website http://trustees.ufl.edu/.

For more information, contact Janine Sikes, 352-846-3903, jysikes@ufl.edu.

UF celebrates Earth Day at plaza

The University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability will host its annual Campus Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the Plaza of the Americas. UF President Bernie Machen will deliver his annual State of Sustainability address beginning at 11:30 a.m.  In addition, the Champions for Change Awards will be presented to those who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health at UF.

For more information, contact Allison Vitt, 352-294-7214, avitt@ufl.edu

Climate change effect on indigenous peoples

Michigan State University philosophy professor Kyle Whyte will present a free lecture titled “Bridging Indigenous and Scientific Knowledges: Multicultural Solutions for Climate Change Research” at 5:30 p.m. April 14 in Weil Hall, Room 0270. Whyte is a research scholar of environmental change relating to the ethics of how such changes affect indigenous and Native American communities.

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