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Published: December 4th, 2006

Category: Events, News, News Briefs

Presentation on Low Impact Development Tuesday, Dec. 5

Mark Clark, assistant professor in the University of Florida’s department of Soil & Water Science, will deliver a presentation on “Low Impact Development” or LID, Tuesday, Dec. 5, at noon in room 285D. The presentation is hosted by the UF Conservation Clinic. LID offers an approach to development that minimizes land development impacts, and moves treatment technologies all the way up the watershed and to the individual house lot. The Conservation
Clinic has been looking at how this can be accomplished through homeowner associations as a matter of law, in a way that gives comfort to state regulators, who have been wary of some LID techniques.

Annual Poinsettia Sale Thursday, Dec. 7

The Environmental Horticulture Clubs of the University of Florida presents its annual Poinsettia Sale Thursday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Fifield Hall Greenhouse Complex. Florist-quality poinsettias are available in a wide range of colors including red, white, pink, purple, marble and jingle. All plants were grown by the students. For a map, directions or more information go to http://hort.ifas.ufl. edu/floriculture/pointfieldday/ or contact

UF Music Law Conference Committee Meeting Wednesday

Are you interested in helping with the 2007 UF Music Law Conference? If so, there will be a Music Law Conference committee meeting Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 5:45 p.m. in Room 360. Opportunities to get involved include promotions, operations, panel administration, music and band relations, keynote committee, and sponsorship task force. The 5th Annual Music Law Conference will be held on Feb. 10, 2007, and will focus on the music business beyond the traditional CD-release model. For more information, join the conference TWEN site on Westlaw or contact Brian Frankel at

Justice Java Coffee Beans On Sale in the Courtyard

Just in time for finals and holiday gift-giving, Entertainment Law Review is selling bags of delicious Sweetwater Organic Coffee. Sweetwater has created a special blend just for the law school that is unavailable anywhere else. Twelve-ounce bags of this custom blend, Justice Java, will be available for $10, or $12 for decaf. This blend is 100% Organic and Shade Grown, Fair Trade Certified, and Smithsonian Bird Friendly. Whole beans and ground coffee will be available.ELR members will be selling the coffee in the courtyard this week between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

UF’s Center for European Studies anticipates awarding Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for Summer 2007 and the upcoming 2007-2008 academic year. Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are awarded to students combining graduate work in an academic discipline with European area and language studies. Fellowships are offered for any one of the lesser and least commonly taught European languages (Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Russian). In exceptional cases funding may also be available to support advanced language training in French, German or Spanish. Summer fellowships provide a stipend of $2,500 and cover the cost of tuition. The 2007-2008 Fellowships provide a stipend of $15,000 and cover the cost of tuition/fees (12 credit hours per semester). For more information, stop by Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall. Application deadline is Feb. 12, 2007.

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