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March 4, 2015
Ask a Scientist: Geology
Science is all around you! Take advantage of this opportunity to talk one-on-one with researchers from UF’s Department of Geological Sciences on March 8 from 1-4 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Bring your specimens and find answers during an afternoon of discovery and learning. For more information, call 352-273-2064.
Submitted by Katina Prokos, Florida Museum of Natural History
Unpaid and Unpriced: Toward a Feminist Political Economy
Nancy Folbre (Emerita, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
16 March 2015, 5:30 pm, Ustler Hall Atrium, UF Campus
In both theory and practice feminism has always reached beyond an emphasis on gender equality to interrogate the causes and consequences of inequality writ large. In recent years, the emergence of feminist social science has generated a distinctive approach to political economy that emphasizes the intersection of many different forms of collective identity and action, with important implications for the trajectory of our economic system. Growing attention to the economic importance of unpaid work within families and communities parallels, in many respects, attention to the other unpriced resources crucial to a sustainable environment. Feminist theory can help construct a new paradigm for progressive political change.
Nancy Folbre is Professor Emerita of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Much of her research focuses on the economic dimensions of care work and its impact on gender inequality. She recently edited For Love and Money: Care Provision in the U.S. (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012), and has authored many articles and books, including Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009). Between 2009 and 2014 she was a weekly contributor to the New York Times Economix blog.
Submitted by Tim Blanton, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
Professor Jacob N. Chung receives ASME’s 2014 Heat Transfer Memorial Award
Professor Jacob Chung in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, is the 2014 recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award in Art. This is the highest ASME award in the area of Heat Transfer and is a Society-wide award. It is also considered the highest national award in the heat transfer community.
The citation of the award reads as follows:
“For pioneering and seminal contributions to the science and engineering of heat transfer and phase-change of droplets and bubbles, transition in heated flows, microgravity and nano to microscale boiling fundamentals, thermal transport in the synthesis of nano-cluster materials, space cryogenic boiling heat transfer, and fuel-cell thermal transport modeling."
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