July 10, 2019
Florida Museum hosts free Creative B movie ‘Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines’
The Florida Museum is hosting a screening of “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines,” released in 1965 and rated PG, at the museum on Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the film with a panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts prior to the movie and explore the balance between science and art. The museum's permanent exhibits, except the “Butterfly Rainforest” and “Discovery Zone,” will be open to the public for extended hours until 10 p.m. Parental discretion is advised. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/creative-b-flying-machines or call 352-273-2061.
Submitted by Nikhil Srinivasan, Florida Museum of Natural History
Maddy Coy and Colleagues Lead 1stInternational Conference on Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct
Dr. Maddy Coy (Co-PI, UF), Dr. Julie Libarkin (PI, MSU) and collaborators from the UK and US led a highly successful international conference (June 30- July 2) focused on academic sexual misconduct research, policy and prevention. This conference was the first international forum to bring together international scholars, advocates, and survivors in order to share knowledge and formulated solutions for addressing power-based faculty and staff sexual misconduct. For more information, please see: https://facultysexualmisconduct.com/.
“This important effort promotes UF’s visibility as a key contributor to evidence-based policy, practice, and prevention related to academic sexual misconduct”, said Dr. Bonnie Moradi, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research.
21 UF Faculty, Graduate Students Earn Teaching Awards at National Conference
University of Florida faculty and students were recognized by The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) for their excellence in teaching at its 65th annual conference in June at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Each year the conference offers the opportunity for faculty, staff and students from across the nation to share their scholarship of teaching and learning while recognizing leaders in the educator profession. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) faculty and graduate students who teach in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) received 21 awards across four award categories.
“Teaching excellence is a top priority of the college and we are proud of our graduate students and faculty who regularly earn awards for their engaging curricula and dedication to our students,” said CALS Dean Elaine Turner. “More than 80 UF/IFAS faculty have earned NACTA teaching awards since 1990. It is an honor to recognize this year’s award recipients who make it possible for our college to deliver unsurpassed educational programs that prepare our students to address the world’s critical challenges.”
To see all the award recipients, please visit: https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/news/2019/07/01/21-uf-faculty-graduate-students-earn-teaching-awards-at-national-conference/.