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Good Life Informational Workshop
for faculty of CLAS, COTA, and DCP
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 4:00pm - 5:00 pm
Pugh 210

IUF 1000: What is the Good Life invites faculty members from CLAS, COTA, and DCP to apply to teach sections of the course for Summer B 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017. If you are interested in teaching IUF 1000 and want to learn more about the course and the application process, come join us at the Good Life Informational Workshop.


MFA@FLA presents the 2015 Florida Writers Festival
UF grad students host four authors November 13–14

Florida Writers Poster

The 2015 Florida Writers Festival will feature Denis Johnson, Averill Curdy, Joy Williams and Charles Simic. The authors will read from their works and hold informal talks. All events will take place in the Ustler Hall Atrium on the University of Florida campus. The festival is free and open to the public.

The festival is presented by the 2016 class of MFA@FLA, the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English, University of Florida, and sponsored by The Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research. It is made possible by generous donations from Terry and Dorothy Smiljanich and the Office of the Provost of the University of Florida.

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Subverting the Natural Order – Exhibit Talk
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @ 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
Smathers Library, 2nd Floor Lobby & Gallery

Join Baldwin Library Curator Suzan Alteri and Dr. Alan Rauch (UNCC) on November 17th for a special exhibit walkthrough featuring over 20 classic books from the 18th and 19th centuries written by women on science. Learn about the significant role women played in educating the public on scientific discovery, and see examples from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature.

Pozzetta Colloquium: Mitchell Hart, "Banality as Blessing: Jews and American Television"
Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 3:00pm - 4:30 pm
005 Keene-Flint Hall

Please join us on November 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm in 005 Keene-Flint Hall, as Mitchell B. Hart, Professor and Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish History delivers the History Department’s Pozzetta Colloquium entitled “Banality as Blessing: Jews and American Television.” This colloquium is free and open to the public, and the Department of History is proud to highlight the research of its faculty in honor of our former colleague, Dr. George E. Pozzetta.

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The Work of Imagining
Monday, November 2, 2015 @ 7:30pm-9:00pm
University Auditorium


Pursuing democratic ideals in difficult times calls on us to engage in the work of imagining by tapping the power of arts, humanities, and design thinking.

What does such work involve? How can it enable us to think creatively about how to be together as agents of change in the world? As faculty co-directors of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA), Timothy Eatman and Scott Peters are taking these questions up with colleagues from within and beyond the academy. In this public lecture, they will draw on examples of IA’s work to illuminate a prophetic vision of democratic transformation that offers hope for our collective future.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Humanities & Public Sphere

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Florida Genetics Symposium 2015
Wednesday, November 18th to Thursday, November 19th
Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
2033 Mowry Road
Keynote speaker: Ian T. Baldwin

Each year, the UF Genetics Institute hosts the Florida Genetics symposium. This event attracts genetics and genomics researchers, students and industry from across Florida. Speakers from across the country will present and discuss genetics and genomics topics, organized into three focused sessions. Over 150 students will present their research and findings during two poster presentation sessions. Poster session winners will be awarded certificates and monetary awards.

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The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 3:30pm
200 Ustler Hall



The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida is pleased to present “The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality,” a lecture by Northeastern University Professor Suzanna Walters. The lecture is planned for Tuesday, October 20th at 3:30pm in 200 Ustler Hall.

Dr. Walter’s book, The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality (NYU Press), calls to question the emerging dominant narrative that asserts a new era of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) equality and tolerance is at hand. As press coverage of her book explains, from Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, argues author Suzanna Walters, and this seemingly brave new world is disappointing. For all of the undeniable changes, the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gays into American life.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. Co-Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere (Yavitz Fund), the Department of Political Science, and the Department of English. Reception will follow lecture.

For more information, visit or phone 352-273-0382 or email Donna Tuckey at

The legendary struggle between Basil II and Samuel: Blinding the medieval past in the Balkans
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 (5-7pm)
Smathers Library Room 100


Imaging Climate Change: Science & Fiction in Dialogue
Friday, October 9th @ 3:00 pm
to Saturday, October 10th @ 9:00pm
Smathers Library 100 (Library E)

“Imagining Climate Change” will engage fiction authors, scholars, scientists, and the general public, in the vital work of imagining our collective climate futures.

The Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 colloquia will bring award-winning and influential French and American science fiction authors and climate scientists to the UF campus to dialogue with UF faculty and researchers in the humanities, climate studies, and water management, and to explore new ways of representing and responding to environmental change. Our conversations will aim at a better understanding of potential collaborations between science, fiction, and art on one of the most pressing global crises of our time.

The Fall 2015 colloquium will take place on Oct. 9–10, and will include individual public talks by the invited speakers and UF faculty respondents (Oct. 9), and will conclude (Oct. 10) with a moderated public roundtable discussion featuring the invited speakers.

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The event encompasses three sessions, which take place on Friday, October 9, 3:00-5:00pm and 7:30-9:30pm, and on Saturday, October 10, 7:30-9:00pm. See website for additional details.

Imagining Climate Change Website


Samuel's State in Byzantine ideology: Basil II and the construction of identity
Tuesday, September 29rd, 2015 (5-7pm)
Friends of Music Room, University Auditorium


A Symposium: Glob(e)al Shakespear Translation 2015
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 7th and 8th periods (1:55-3:55)

The department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is proud to host Dr. Ema Vyroubalová of the School of English at Trinity College Dublin as plenary speaker in a symposium on Glob(e)al Shakespeare and Translation. Also speaking at this event will be Prof. Richard Burt from the Department of English and Dr. Kole Odutola and Prof. Hal Rennert from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida.

The symposium will include a plenary lecture, two presentations and a roundtable discussion on Shakespearean drama in translation and adaptation, pedagogy, politics, commerce, media and popular culture.

For further information contact Dr. Dror Adend-David

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Authors @ UF: Ieva Jusionyte
Thuesday, September 22nd, 2015 (4:00-5:30pm)
Smathers Library, Room 100

Ieva Jusionyte is assistant professor, Department of Anthropology and Center for Latin American Studies. She will discuss her new book "Savage Frontier: Making News and Security on the Argentine Border." Dr. Jusionyte is a cultural anthropologist with a background in news journalism. She specializes in political and legal issues, applying an ethnographic approach to the study of security, governance, and borders.

This series of talks is sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries

To view the book cover visit: Book Cover

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