Kenneth Merz has won an award from the American Cehmical Society for using Quantum Mechanical methods with Molecular Mechanical(MM) methods to to study chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical problems.

Above: The University of Florida hosts the 48th annual Southern Conference on Slavic Studies March 25-27.

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Southern Conference on Slavic Studies comes to UF

The University of Florida hosts the 48th annual Southern Conference on Slavic Studies March 25-27. The conference promotes the advancement of scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies, primarily in the South but also nationwide. In addition to more than 40 panels featuring 150 scholars from North America, Europe, and Russia, the conference also presents several events free and open to the public:

Gas Wars, Colored Revolutions, and Media Politics in Russia and the Near Abroad, a plenary roundtable at 4 p.m. Friday, March 26, in the Pugh Hall Ocora. Leading scholars of Russian and Ukrainian politics will gather to discuss media politics and prospects for relations between Russia, Europe, and the Russian “Near Abroad.” Participants include: Paul D'Anieri, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Ellen Mickiewicz, Duke University; Lucan Way, University of Toronto; Zachary Selden, deputy secretary general for policy, NATO Parliamentary Assembly; and Andrew Wilson, University College London and Senior Policy Fellow for the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Cold Souls, a film screening at 7:30 p.m., March 25 in the Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art. The film will be introduced by Galina Rylkova, UF department of languages, literatures and cultures.

"Scripta Manent, Verba Volant” (What Is Written Remains, What Is Said Flies Away): Simultaneous Interpretation and Written Translation — Siblings or Distant Cousins? Some Unexplored Differences. A guest lecture by Stephen Pearl at 1:55 p.m., March 25, in 120 Pugh Hall. Stephen Pearl is the former head of the English interpretation department of the United Nations and winner of the AATSEEL Prize for Best Literary Translation for 2008.

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Jeff Stevens, Communications and Outreach, jstevens@ufl.edu, 352-846-2032

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Michael Gorham, mgorham@ufl.edu, 352-273-3786

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