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News Briefs: August 27, 2012

Published: August 27th, 2012

Category: News Briefs

Faculty promoted in various roles

In June,  Lea Johnston and John Stinneford were promoted to associate professor and Mary Adkins, Bob Dekle, Leanne Pflaum and Meshon Rawls were promoted to the rank of master lecturer.

Student contributes to another book

Caroline Kay Picart, 3L and author, has contributed material about the film history of Frankenstein films, nationally and internationally, to a recently published book, Graphic Horror: Movie Monster Memories. The book is edited by one of Picart’s former students, and Picart’s co-author of Speaking of Monsters. Graphic Horror is available on Amazon,

“It should be quite popular with horror film fans,” Picart said.

Criminal Justice Center, Criminal Law Association hosts criminal video-advocacy competition

The Criminal Justice Center and the Criminal Law Association is pleased to host its first annual criminal video-advocacy competition this fall. The competition solicits submissions by student teams of an original, creative, and educational video portrayal of Fourth Amendment issues geared toward a college-student audiences

  • Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third places.
  • All law students enrolled at the Levin College of Law are eligible to enter.
  • Deadline for submissions is Oct. 22, 2012. Winners will be announced on Nov. 10, 2012.
  • The submissions will be evaluated by members of a judging panel; criteria include clarity of thought, well-structured argumentation, creative use of videography and liveliness of expression.

Decisions of the judging panel will be final. Complete rules of the competition are available at the CJC website ( or can be obtained from Eva Achero in Room 100, Bruton-Geer Hall.

Restoration of Civil Rights training Sept. 6

The Restoration of Civil Rights (RCR) Project is having a training session on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. in HOL 285D. The Restoration of Civil Rights Project is volunteer group based out of the law school that helps members of the community with felony convictions apply to have their civil rights, including the right to vote, restored. The RCR group provides application assistance at workshops held once a month. RCR is a low-commitment way for law students to make a difference in the community. If you plan to attend the training session, add the Restoration of Civil Right project to your TWEN page and sign up for the training session or contact Brandon Campbell at

‘Women, Work, and Family in the 2012 Presidential Campaign’ roundtable Sept. 19 at UF Law

On Sept. 19, the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research and the League of Women Voters of Alachua County will present a roundtable of experts to discuss “Women, Work and Family in the 2012 Presidential Campaign” at 6:30 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180.

This discussion and community event will feature Lynn Leverty, UF Department of Political Science; UF Law Professor Shani King; State Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston; State Sen. Evelynn Lynn, R-Daytona; with moderator Pegeen Hanrahan, former mayor of Gainesville. The panelists will focus on representations of gender and sexuality during this electoral season.

The event is presented with support from the Levin College of Law, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and Association for Academic Women.

Stay up to date with weather, how it affects UF

The University of Florida has created a storm watch page to provide regularly updated information for the university community regarding Tropical Storm Isaac: The site will provide information regarding any UF actions as well as resources for obtaining current forecasts, including tropical update videos from WRUF.

All UF units, employees and students should monitor Isaac forecasts and review their tropical weather plans.

CCD’s new electronic newsletter provides information on programs, career advice and ‘hot jobs’

The Center for Career Development introduced an electronic newsletter this month called the Navigator. The Navigator will provide information about upcoming programs, career advice and will include a “Hot Jobs” section featuring valuable information about unique career opportunities. The Navigator will be emailed weekly and past editions may be viewed in Symplicity.




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