January 31, 2023

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Special Events

Helicopter Science Workshop Series: The Fieldwork that We Envision - Feb 1st

Best practices in international field work involve co-creation of knowledge. Come learn more Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 1pm - 3pm, Reitz Union Room G-330.

The Fieldwork That We Envision: A Future of Equitable Field Biology and Reciprocity with Local Communities
With Dr. Rebecca Tarvin, Assistant Professor at the Integrative Biology Department at UC Berkeley and Assistant Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. 
and Valeria Ramírez Castañeda, Doctoral Candidate in the Integrative Biology Department at UC Berkeley

For more informataion contact Andrea Chavez at

UF Carpentries Club Spring 2023 Workshop: R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis - Feb. 2nd & 3rd

Please join us for the next UF Carpentries Club Spring 2023 WorkshopR for Reproducible Scientific Analysis on Thursday & Friday, February 2-3, 2023.

The goal of this workshop is to teach novice programmers to write modular code and best practices for using R for data analysis. R is commonly used in many scientific disciplines for statistical analysis and its array of third-party packages. We find that many scientists who come to Software Carpentry workshops use R and want to learn more. The emphasis of these materials is to give attendees a strong foundation in the fundamentals of R, and to teach best practices for scientific computing: breaking down analyses into modular units, task automation, and encapsulation.

R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis Workshop
February 2-3, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
In-Person in Room E252 CSE Bldg.
Fee: $40 Faculty/instructor/staff; $20 Student
Register. Registration required as seats are limited.

For more details about the Workshop, visit: or

For further information, contact Dellana Bloom at  or Natya Hans at

For more information about the UF Carpentries Club, visit our website:

Introduction to the Science of Team Science - Learn Discover Lead Seminar Feb. 10th

The “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series is designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own.  The target audience is graduate students, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend! View series schedule, archives, and register.

Upcoming Workshops with the Center for Teaching Excellence

In order to RSVP for these events you will need to create a Passport Portal account. If you already have a Passport account, you can register in the Passport PortalView all upcoming events with the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Teaching at the Bedside
Presented by Elisa Sottile
February 3, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
For the last few decades, medical educators have increasingly felt the pressure of time as they are called upon to add to their list of duties as well as increase the number of patients they see in any variety of clinical setting. The very reason so many of us choose employ in an academic center was for the joy and stimulation of teaching. Now, factors have compelled many to place a lower priority on their teaching, instead needing to focus on those other factors that are directly tied to promotion or salary. While many institutions recognize the need to reprioritize their expectations of their faculty, much work is still needed. Physician burnout remains high, especially among clinical educators. However, faculty can utilize their time more effectively, diagnose their learners while diagnosing their patients and increase their own satisfaction. Bedside teaching allows just that. This session will provide planning and preparation tips for bedside teaching, and review efficient teaching tools that are especially useful for clinician educators to utilize at the bedside.
Internationalizing Your Curriculum with SDGs
Presented by Natalie Coers
February 6, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Bryant Space Science Center
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a strong framework for internationalizing curriculum across disciplines. Join us to gain a basic understanding of the UN SDGs and learn about numerous resources available to help connect your course - introductory or discipline specific - to the SDGs. We will also share about the UF SDG Faculty Guide developed by an interdisciplinary group at UF.
Creating Connections With Students Online
Presented by Tiff Jenson
February 7, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Often online faculty struggle with getting acquainted with their students amongst limited face-to-face interactions, so how would you establish personal connections? This workshop discusses proven ways to creating meaningful interaction with the remote instructor. A few examples: include clever introductions of yourself, humanize your course, provide weekly overviews, personalize content, utilize cooperative learning, enable real-time communication, incentivize learning with rewards, and emphasize a bottom line. Join the conversation at #InclusiveTeaching
Comparing Physical and Virtual Laboratory Simulations
Presented by Diba Mani
February 9, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Are virtual lab simulations as effective in promoting student learning as physical labs? This workshop introduces the benefits and challenges associated with physical and virtual simulations by referencing peer-reviewed research. In doing so, the successful incorporation of a virtual simulation in an upper division STEM course will be shared with the intention of motivating other instructors to also integrate active learning strategies into their classrooms.

Humanities Happy Hour @ Feb. 2nd, 5pm-7pm at First Magnitude

Join UF's Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere for "Humanities Happy Hour." Collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of faculty, grads, and community members for a discussion of Ian Hacking’s The Social Construction of What? in a relaxed atmosphere over the course of Spring Semester 2023. Meet us at First Magnitude (1220 SE Veitch St.) on select Thursdays from 5pm - 7pm! This event is free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Sara Agnelli for questions.

Our (tentative) reading schedule for the semester is:
  • February 2: Preface, Chapters 1 and 2.
  • March 2: Chapters 3 and 4.
  • March 30: Chapters 5 and 6.
  • April 13: Chapters 7 and 8.
Read more about the Canadian philosopher’s important work in his citation as a recipient of the renowned Holberg Prize, awarded annually to scholars who make outstanding contributions to the humanities, social sciences, law, or theology.

Women in HPC & AI Panel and Luncheon - Feb. 22nd

UF Information Technology hosts semesterly Women in HPC & AI panel discussions to celebrate and promote women working in research computing and AI.  The Spring 2023 panel focuses on health science research and natural language processing. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the panel, which is free and includes lunch. Pre-registration is mandatory:
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 22 │ 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Health Science Center Library, Communicore Building C1-121
Registration: Attend the Spring 2023 Panel and Lunch

Facing Florida’s Future: Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Florida - Feb. 2nd

Keynote Speakers Nikki Fried and Jeff VanderMeer, plus multiple panelists
Thursday, February 2 at 5:30pm and Friday, February 3, 9:00am – 5:00p.m., UF Law and virtual via Zoom.

Please register here or contact for more information. More information may be found here: 29th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference

Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, Feb. 16th - Abstracts Due Feb. 3rd

EPI Research Day 2023 is scheduled to take place Feburary 16th in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Registration closes on Thursday, Feb. 9. Register

Abstract submissions for EPI Research Day 2023 must be made by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. All abstract submissions will receive an entry in this year’s abstract booklet, and all eligible submissions will get a chance to win an $1,000 award in either the trainee research poster competition or the early-investigator poster competition. All students, residents, fellows and other trainees are eligible for the trainee research poster competition. Post docs, faculty and staff with primary appointments at UF are eligible to enter the early-stage investigator poster competition. Each competition has a sole winner for the award. Judging staff, comprised of EPI senior leadership faculty, will review each 400-word abstract submission prior to research day to select the finalists, and the winners will be notified after the event. The posters do not have to be completed to submit an abstract; but to earn the award, those who submit abstracts must present their poster during the event. View submission and contest details.

D.K. Stanley Day Featuring Chynna Clayton at the UF College of Health & Human Performance, Feb. 24th

D.K. Stanley Day featuring Chynna Clayton at the UF College of Health & Human Performance
10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2023 
Florida Gym, Room 105: 1864 Stadium Road, Gainesville FL 32608

Join us in celebrating our first dean and HHP’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life. The day kicks off with the lecture, “Having a ‘ready for anything’ mindset: My path to the White House,” at 10:30 a.m. from UF Alumna Chynna Clayton, BSR ’10, BA ’10, CEO and founder of Matriarch Made Development and former director of travel and event operations for Michelle Obama.

A lunch and student poster symposium will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public with a limited number of reserved parking spaces for community members. 

For more details and registration:

235 Tigert Hall
P. O. Box 113175
Gainesville, FL 32611

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