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Eta Sigma Gamma to host annual Sex in the Swamp event

Published: Feb 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students in the University of Florida’s College of Health and Human Performance will hold the annual Sex in the Swamp event Thursday to educate UF students about the importance of safe sex practices.

Sergio Vega to discuss his work and career during Museum Nights

Sergio Vega to discuss his work and career during Museum Nights

Published: Feb 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– Internationally acclaimed artist and University of Florida Associate Professor Sergio Vega will present a lecture on his work and career at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Harn Museum of Art during Museum Nights. Vega’s installation piece, “Shanty Nucleus after Derrida,” is included in the exhibition “International Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection,” on view in the Harn’s Cofrin Pavilion through September 2007.

Doctors Without Borders president to speak at UF

Published: Feb 26th, 2007

Dr. Darin Portnoy has opened clinics in Liberia, helped Chechen refugees get emergency health care in Georgia, coordinated primary care programs in the Sudan, and helped form programs to control tuberculosis in Uzbekistan and measles in Nigeria.

When worlds collide: Comic and gaming greats come to UF

Published: Feb 26th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Holy symposium, Batman! A league of comic book and video game champions is descending on the University of Florida March 1-4 for the Department of English’s annual conferences on games, digital media, comics and graphic novels. All events are free and open to the public.

Conference spotlights successful and sustainable conservation strategies

Published: Feb 23rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sustainability is a concept that is sweeping the nation — from hybrid vehicles to green buildings — but as a movement it is still in its emerging stage. Finding ways to help organizations discover solutions that are both sustainable and cost-effective is the focus of the 13th annual University of Florida Public Interest Environmental Conference March 1-3 at UF’s Levin College of Law.

‘Ligature 2007′ showcases graphic design’s practical style

Published: Feb 22nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A weeklong graphic design show highlighting real-world applications of high-end design called Ligature kicks off with a Feb. 23 opening at the University of Florida College of Fine Arts’ Focus Gallery.

Kwolek-Folland tapped as interim associate provost

Published: Feb 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Angel Kwolek-Folland has been named interim associate provost, according to a statement made Tuesday by Provost Janie Fouke. Kwolek-Folland, associate dean for Centers, Institutes and International Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will replace Joe Glover, who left the position to become interim dean of CLAS.

Keb’ Mo’ brings ‘Suitcase’ tour to UF’s Phillips Center

Published: Feb 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, FL –– Keb’ Mo’ The Suitcase Tour presented by High Sierra makes a stop at the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. March 7.

Living Well offers 30-minute workout incentive program

Published: Feb 20th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Living Well, the University of Florida faculty and staff wellness center, is helping its members maintain their fitness goals by offering Living Well 150, a six-week, 30-minute workout incentive program. The program starts this week and continues through April 2. Members can sign up at the Living Well front desk, and the last day to register is Monday.

Harn Museum curator to speak on African healing, divination

Harn Museum curator to speak on African healing, divination

Published: Feb 20th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– The Harn Museum of Art’s curator of African art will give insight to Africa’s systems of healing during a gallery talk at 3 p.m. on Feb. 25. Susan Cooksey will explore the aesthetic, multisensory and complex qualities of objects used in traditional and contemporary healing practices in Africa, which is explored in the Harn’s newest exhibition, “African Arts of Healing and Divination.”