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December 3, 2013
Online Learning Conference Tonight
The University of Florida Online Learning and Higher Education Conference kicks off tonight at 6pm at University Auditorium. The conference continues tomorrow with a morning speaker, lunchtime address by Will Weatherford, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and afternoon workshops to help instructors with developing online courses.
All faculty are welcome to attend this event, even if they have not registered. This conference will set the stage for UF’s future in online education.
Those unable to attend may watch the speaker portions of the conference in a live webcast on the Bob Graham Center for Public Service website.
More information about the program is available on the conference website.
Submitted by the Office of the Provost
Springs Eternal end
Don’t miss this last opportunity to discover the Fountain of Youth’s Floridian history and the condition of Florida’s springs at the free, temporary exhibits, “Springs Eternal: Florida’s Fragile Fountains of Youth” and “Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida’s Magical Waters,” closing Dec. 15. For more information, visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/exhibits/limited-time-only/springs-eternal-fountain-youth/.
Submitted by Katina Prokos, Florida Museum of Natural History
VA/UF Institute on Aging Clinical Translational Aging Research Series
"Aging, Motor Output Variability and Motor Learning"
Evangelos Christou, Ph.D.
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
University of Florida
Monday, December 9th, 2013, Noon – 1:00 PM
CTRB - Classroom 2161
More information (.pdf)
Submitted by Christy S. Carter, Institute on Aging, College of Medicine
Celebrate a “Hometown Christmas” at University Auditorium, Dec. 6
Transport back to a simpler time with America’s favorite small-town band, Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at University Auditorium.
Tickets start at $20 (only $10 for UF students).
Concert goers of all ages will be charmed by the band’s “Hometown Christmas” performance, which will lift spirits and stir up holiday memories.
Visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.
Submitted by Todd Taylor, UF Performing Arts
Fine Arts Events
Garden of the Heart’s Desire: Persian Textiles from the Collection of Mahin Ghanbari
December 3, 2013 - February 7, 2014
University and Grinter Galleries, free
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturdays: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Public Opening and Reception: Friday, January 10, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Garden of the Heart’s Desire features Persian textiles from the collection of Mahin Ghanbari, a native of Iran and a UF College of Fine Arts alumna. The collection presents the story of Persian love, family and heritage, told through allegorical gardens meticulously crafted into these magnificent textiles. Divided between two galleries, the main University Gallery presents canonical examples of Persian artistry, while Grinter Gallery provides background information on the history of the collection as well as the making and use of the various pieces.
UF String Chamber Ensembles Concert
December 4, 2013
Music Building, Performance Hall 101
The School of Music invites all audiences to attend an evening of chamber music, featuring the UF String Ensemble, to come enjoy this end-of-semester performance.
December 4, 2013
University Auditorium, free
Join the UF Jazz Band for an evening of traditional and modern Big Band arrangements, rhythm, and up-tempo jazz standards.
Submitted by Natalie Morrison, College of Fine Arts
Office of the Provost
University of Florida
235 Tigert Hall
P. O. Box 113175
Gainesville, FL 32611