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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”