March 21, 2018

A View from the Disciplines:  Modeling C.L.A.S.S. in Research Symposium

As a part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, this event will take place on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 from 12-3pm in the Reitz Union, Grand Ballroom. The theme of the symposium provides the space for faculty and postdoctoral associates of color in various disciplines and levels in their career, to share how they model “C.L.A.S.S.” (character, leadership, advocacy, scholarship and service) in their research. The inauguration of the symposium will be carried out by keynote speaker, Dr. Juan Gilbert, Banks Preeminence Chair in Human-Centered Computing and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department. Dr. Gilbert was the driving force in bringing the Bouchet Society to the University of Florida. Concurrent sessions will be presented by the following selected speakers:

Paul Ortiz, Center Director & Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Samuel Proctor Oral History Program & History)

Muthusami Kumaran, Associate Professor, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (Nonprofit Management)

Nicole Ennis, Assistant Professor & Associate Research Director, College of Public Health & Health Professions (Clinical Health & Psychology)

Vincent Adejumo, Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (African-American Studies)

Jeremy Waisome, Postdoctoral Associate & Project Manager, College of Engineering (Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering)

Concluding the event, will be “Representation Matters: A Conversation with Bouchet Scholars”. This is a panel session that especially undergraduate students interested in research do not want to miss!

*Lunch will be provided.

For additional information, agenda, and to register, please visit: 

Submitted by Shenita Denson, UF Graduate School


Shorstein Lecture:  The Revolution in Catholic Thinking on the Jews

John Connelly, professor of History at the University of California Berkeley, will speak about the revolution in catholic thinking about the Jews on March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. Connelly will illuminate the baffling silence of the Catholic Church during the Holocaust and showcase how the ancient teachings of the church subscribed to the view that Jews were cursed by God. How did an institution whose wisdom is said to be unchanging undertake one of the most enormous, yet undiscussed, ideological swings in modern history? As he explores the process of theological change, John Connelly moves from the speechless Vatican to a small, but mighty group of  Catholics who endeavored to find a new language to speak to the Jews in the shadow of the Holocaust. For more information, visit

The program is sponsored by the Samuel R. "Bud" Shorstein Professorship in American Jewish Culture and Society, the UF Center for Jewish Studies and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Submitted by Shelby Taylor, Bob Graham Center for Public Service


2018 Florida OJ Editors Round Table

The 2018 Florida OJ Editors Round Table will take place on Thursday, April 5 at Marston Science Library, offering an engaging workshop on library-supported scholarly publishing. Florida Online Journals, or Florida OJ, is a publishing platform supported by the UF George A. Smathers Libraries. Florida OJ provides easy access to journal archives, optional online submission and review and greater accessibility for open access publications. This spring the Round Table will feature guest speaker Kathleen Michael of Clarivate Analytics, who manages journal selection for the Emerging Sources Citation Index, a new database within the Web of Science. The Round Table will also feature a short presentation by Hannah Toombs, graduate intern in digital publishing at Marston Science Library, who will report on a survey of Florida OJ users. This event is open to all interested individuals and departments in the UF community. For more information about this event or to RSVP to the Round Table, please contact Suzanne Stapleton (Agricultural and Digital Initiatives Librarian at Marston Science Library) at

Submitted by Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers Libraries


College of the Arts Events

Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorale Concert
March 21 | 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium


Digital Salon 2018
March 22 | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Digital Worlds Institute at Norman Gym
Free digital arts showcase


MFA These Candidates Exhibition I Reception
March 23 | 7 - 9 p.m.
University Gallery
Exhibition runs March 20 – 30

Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Meet-Up

From 'Dynamic Edition' to 'Dynamic Environment': Constructing Cambridge Digital Humanities

Lecture by John Rink (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 1:00pm-2:00pm (followed by Q&A and reception), Marston Science Library 136 - Visualization Lab

Submitted by Brandon McKinley, College of the Arts


Diego Figueiredo and Chuchito Valdés

Diego Figueiredo and Chuchito Valdés
Friday, March 30, 7pm (Sold Out) & 9pm
UpStage at the Phillips Center
Tickets and More Info:

It all started in 1962 when Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the songs, “The Girl From Ipanema,” “Corcovado,” and “Wave.”

The music hit North America and it was an explosion of Grammys and Billboard hits. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s famous album Jazz Samba from April, 1962 hit #1 on The Billboard Pop Chart. Now the world-renowned artists Diego Figueiredo and Chuchito Valdés recreate music from this era, but in their own special way.

Diego Figueiredo, largely considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world, comes all the way from Brazil bringing his unique interpretations, phenomenal technique, and great sense of emotion. Chuchito Valdés, following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and Grandfather Bebo Valdés, continues the legacy of great piano players from Cuba.

UpStage brings performers and audiences literally onto the Phillips Center Main Stage; you enter through the Phillips Center lobby and walk through the theater directly onto the stage. We transform our stage into a jazz club atmosphere with tables, chairs, appetizers, and a cash bar.

Submitted by Sam McKee, UF Performing Arts


There’s Still Time to Register for Interface 2018

Register now for Interface 2018!

If you can’t attend the entire conference from 8:30a.m. – 3:35p.m., no worries. Please just let us know what you will be attending. A survey in which you can designate what portions of the conference you can attend will be sent out closer to the conference date.

Please remember to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to ensure you get the best experience from this conference.

Conference Webpage with additional information

There is no registration cost for University of Florida faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants. Due to the experiential nature of the conference sessions, sessions will not be video recorded. There are a limited number of participant spots. If you register and cannot attend, please email Zaina Sheets at:

Thank you to our conference sponsors: ProctorU, Adobe, 3Play Media, iClicker, Instructure/Canvas, and Turnitin.

Submitted by Zaina Sheets, Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence


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