UF News and events of possible media interest (Nov. 17)

Published: November 17 2014


GAINESILLE, Fla. --- Here are the releases the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send this week, subject to change:

UF News for week of Nov. 17 listed

Monday, Nov. 17

ADDED: P. Falcone

Tuesday Nov. 18

SEEDSElephants worldwide are being overhunted, and while their loss is tragic for species conservation, a group of researchers led by University of Florida postdoctoral and National Science Foundation fellow Trevor Caughlin has shown that the effects can be even worse news for the forest, leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

TORTOISES -- Psychology professor Nicole Dorey and her Ph.D. student Lindsay Mehrkam have published a study showing that tortoises, given the opportunity to play with toys or interact with humans, decidedly chose human interaction in several trials. Using their methodology of behavior analysis, Mehrkam and Dorey suggest that aggressive behavior in dogs need to be treated on a case-by-case basis, finding the reason for the aggression is the trick to correcting the behavior. Your typical dog training does not address this, but rather treats all aggressive behavior the same.

Thursday, Nov. 20


ADDEDBOT Committee Meetings & Conference Calls Nov. 24, 25

ADDEDUF Foundation launches ambitious plan to strengthen Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program

Friday, Nov. 21



UF events of possible media interest listed

Celebrating a milestone
Having recently earned national comprehensive stroke center certification from The Joint Commission, The University of Florida Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center will celebrate the achievement during a reception from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium at 1600 SW Archer Road. Free parking will be provided for members of the media. This event is not open to the public. RSVP to Nickie Doria by noon Monday, Nov. 17, at dorian@shands.ufl.edu or 352-265-0373.

A worldly exhibition
The UF College of Design, Construction and Planning is hosting a weeklong exhibit beginning Nov. 17 featuring the works of faculty, visiting scholars and students in the College’s International Programs in Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and Asia. The exhibit is open to all UF audiences and the Gainesville community, and will be held at ARC 362 (College Gallery, facing the Architecture Building atrium). The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the exhibit runs through Friday, Nov. 21. The exhibit is one of several events that will be held at UF to celebrate International Education Week. For more information, please contact Mabel Cardec at mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu or 352-273-1515.

Forum to address women’s struggles worldwide
Testimonies have shown that the key to unlocking the potential of women and young girls is through education. Examining the global discrimination and inequality that plague the lives of women will be the topic of a discussion sponsored by the Volunteers for International Student Affairs (VISA). “Are we there yet?” – Girls Around the World: Education Forum will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Ocora in Pugh Hall.For more details, please contact Mabel Cardec at mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu or 352-273-1515.

Fulbright Speakers Lecture Series
“Fulbright in a Changing World” will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 in Ustler Hall as part of the UF Fulbright Speakers Lecture Series. The lecture will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about Fulbright programs. The main speaker will be Leonardo Villalón, dean of the UF International Center. Other panelists include Sergii Balan, Fulbright visiting scholar; Marlon Carranza, Fulbright doctoral candidate; Maria Coady, Fulbright faculty specialist awardee; and Karen Reed, Fulbright faculty core awardee. The event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fulbright-in-a-changing-world-registration-13659332431?aff=es2&rank=1.

A conversation with Christopher Michaelson
Christopher Michaelson, associate professor of ethics and business law at the University of St. Thomas, will discuss the narratives of capitalism at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Hough Hall, Room 150. Michaelson will explore how individuals and societies represent the relationship between ethical and economic values, meaning and money, and the good life and prosperity. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/calendar/20141120-Michaelson.html.

Award-winning journalist to speak at UF
Lucy Morgan, a Pulitzer Prize winner, will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 in Pugh Hall. Morgan has been a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times for more than 40 years, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for investigative reporting. Mike Foley, master lecturer at the College of Journalism and Communications, will conduct a one-on-one interview with Morgan and then answer questions from the audience. The event and parking are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/event/pulitzer-prize-winning-journalist-lucy-morgan.

Forum examines today’s concept of masculinity
Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs will host “Cross Cultural Masculinity Forum: What is Masculinity?” at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at La Casita (the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures), located at 1504 W. University Ave.

The forum aims to address how masculinity is internalized across different cultures and ethno-racial identities. For details, visit http://www.ufsa.ufl.edu/events/details/4832 or contact ryanf@multicultural.ufl.edu