UF News for week of Nov. 24 listed

Published: November 24 2014


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

Monday, Nov. 24


Tuesday Nov. 25
DIGESTER -- Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste – yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel. Adolescent jokes aside, the process finally makes useful something that until now has been collected to burn up on re-entry. What’s more, like so many other things developed for the space program, the process could well turn up on Earth, said Pratap Pullammanappallil, a UF associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering.



Wednesday, Nov. 26

ADDED: BOT Meetings Dec. 4-5


Thursday, Nov. 27


Friday, Nov. 28

UF events of possible media interest listed

Nowhere to Go: The Haiti Housing Crisis
Made possible by the UF International Center in conjunction with International Education Week, Nowhere to Go: The Haiti Housing Crisis, is a multimedia look at the housing crisis that continues to affect Haiti nearly five years since a devastating earthquake.

The exhibit, on display in Focus Gallery located in Fine Arts Building C through Dec. 5, provides an on-the-ground perspective from Haiti and focuses on the problems that have forced the country’s citizens “under tents.”
For more information, please contact: Leah Craig at 352-273-1489 or lcraig@arts.ufl.edu.


A world of art
University Galleries and the University of Florida International Center are pleased to present the award-winning work of students, faculty, staff and alumni from the International Center’s 11th Annual Global Culture Photography Competition in a new exhibition currently on display in Grinter Gallery. The International Photo Show, which is free and open to the public, runs through Dec. 5.
For more information, please contact Mabel Cardec at 352-273-1515 or visit http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/photocontest.html.


Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K will help fund medical outreach trips
Less-than-fashionable outerwear will be in motion at 8 a.m. Dec 6, as the Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K gets underway. Created to raise awareness and monetary support for the UF College of Medicine medical outreach trips, the race is open to all age groups. UF Global Health, a nonprofit organization within the UF Foundation, comprises physicians and medical and pharmacy students.
For more information, please visit http://www.active.com/gainesville-fl/running/distance-running-races/tacky-sweater-holiday-5k-2014?int=