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November 2019

Exhibit Opening – Pictures of Nursing

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HPNP Auditorium, 1225 Center Dr
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Free

The UF Health Science Center Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibition Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection between November 4 and December 12, 2019. Celebrate the arrival of the National Library of Medicine’s travelling exhibit on Tuesday, November 19th, from 5-7pm, in the HPNP Auditorium Foyer. This exhibit uses antique postcards to examine perceptions of the nursing profession throughout history. The exhibit will be displayed in the foyer during the opening reception, then relocated to the College of Nursing’s History Alcove on…

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The Wandering Chess Player: Chess, Traveling, and the Jewish Condition – Francesc Morales

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Judaica Suite, Library East
Free

In 1941, a series of articles entitled “Jewish and Aryan Chess” appeared under the name of world-chess champion, Alexander Alekhine in the journal Die Deutsche Zeitung in den Niederlanden. Alekhine’s articles claimed that Jewish players had a destructive effect in the development of chess and that there had never been a real chess artist of Jewish origin. This lecture will show how the game of chess moved from a liberal art conception around 1500 to the discovery of structural rules…

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The Trial of Lizzie Borden – National Humanities Center Live Stream Discussion

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone—rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople—had an opinion about Lizzie Borden’s guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted…

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SciArt Meetup: Astronomy

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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$7

Calling all art enthusiasts! Visit the Florida Museum of Natural History after hours for SciArt Meetups to explore exhibits and create art inspired by Florida nature and culture! With partners Santa Fe College Art Gallery and Wayfaring Painter, join the museum on Nov. 19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for a brief art or science presentation on astronomy. The program fee is $7 per person and includes a working studio space and after-hours entry to select permanent exhibits. Artists must…

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Women on the Front Lines: Lebanon Today – Elise Salem

November 20 @ 12:50 pm - 3:00 pm
Ustler Hall 200
Free

Dr. Salem will share some of the challenges and opportunities of living and working in Lebanon, especially during this historic October 17 revolution.  She will discuss gender equity in Lebanon and Lebanese American University, a university with roots in the 19th century as a school for girls that became the first College for Women early in the 20th century before turning co-ed with the oldest and most prestigious Arab Institute for Women.  She will present specific university initiatives related to…

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Podcasting for Fun and Learning (Workshop)

November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
201 Bryant Space Science Center, 1772 Stadium Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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This session will begin by defining “what is podcasting” and exploring the history and context of the medium. This workshop will discuss using podcasts as a pedagogical tool to create instructional content and learning assessments. The workshop leaders will talk about the podcasting tools and resources on campus and try out the library’s new podcasting kits. The group will also walkthrough how to set up a simple podcast recording station with tools you already have. Sponsored by the Center for…

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We Are Titans (Film Screening)

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Weimer Hall 3032, 1885 Stadium Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Free

From international football journalist Angela Akua Asante, the 10-minute documentary "We are TITANS" is about the importance of recognizing journalists in Ghana and opening the way for upcoming ones to benefit from opportunities that exist under the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). Asante, who’s covered international soccer tournaments for more than a decade now, is the digital content and social media manager for LiveSoccerTV.com. She will do a video Q&A via Zoom or Skype after the screening of the documentary.…

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Catastrophe and Archaeology: Some Lessons from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru – Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fine Arts B, Room 103, 400 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo is Associate Professor Anthropology at the University of Florida. His presentation focuses on how some catastrophic events impact human societies. Be they volcanic, flooding, or earthquakes, these occurrences transform the surrounding ecological systems to an extent that they may never recover to a previous state. The effected areas sometimes require hundreds of years before use is possible by a new population with new forms of interaction with the environment. The archaeological cases presented demonstrate that there is never…

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Ibram Kendi and Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe

November 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Alachua County Library Headquarters – Meeting Room A
Free

Dr. Ibram Kendi of American University returns to Gainesville to discuss his new book How to Be an Antiracist and engage in conversation with Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe.

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How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram Kendi

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Free

Professor Ibram X. Kendi will speak about his new book, How to Be an Antiracist.

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