UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: September 2 2014


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

Panel to examine water and land conservation amendment

Former Florida Gov. Bob Graham will host a discussion at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 in Pugh Hall about a state referendum on water and land conservation on the fall ballot. The program will include a pro/con discussion with Jon Mills, dean emeritus of the Levin College of Law, and David Hart from the Florida Chamber of Commerce. For more information, go to http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/event/florida-water-and-land-conservation-bob-graham.

Trustees to hold retreat at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center

The University of Florida Board of Trustees will hold a retreat Sept. 4-5 at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 NW Waldo Road. The retreat will start at noon Sept. 4, followed by the trustees’ Committee on Governance. The board and its Committee on Finance and Facilities, and Committee on Educational Policy and Strategy will meet Sept. 5 at the same location, starting at 9 a.m. Full agenda details can be found at http://trustees.ufl.edu/.

For more information, contact Janine Sikes, 352-846-3906, jysikes@ufl.edu.

Presidential search committees meet Sept. 5

The University of Florida Board of Trustees’ Committee on Governance and the University of Florida Presidential Search Committee’s Subcommittee on Compensation will have a joint meeting beginning at noon Sept. 5 followed by a meeting of the University of Florida Presidential Search Committee at UF’s Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville. Copies of the agendas are posted on the Presidential Search website http://presidentsearch.ufl.edu.

For more information, contact: Janine Sikes, 352-846-3906, jysikes@ufl.edu

Former AMA president to talk about health care

Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, immediate past president of the American Medical Association, will discuss the organization's aims to create a brighter future for U.S. health care at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in Pugh Hall. Hoven specializes in internal medicine and infectious diseases and has testified before Congress on health care reform. The event and parking are free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/event/shaping-brighter-future-american-health-care-former-ama-president-dr-ardis-dee-hoven.

Global Islam and the quest for public space

The UF Center for Global Islamic Studies is launching a conference featuring keynote speaker John Esposito at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in Pugh Hall. Esposito is a professor of religion and international affairs and of Islamic studies at Georgetown University. The conference will discuss how the issue of global Islam and the quest for public space is developing in the second decade of the 21st century. The conversation will continue at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in the Reitz Student Union with a panel discussion. For details, go to http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/event/global-islam-and-quest-public-space-john-l-esposito.

For more information, contact Terje Ostebo, ostebo@ufl.edu.