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Friday, April 11th

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Apr 11 12:05 am Day of Silence Online
Pride Coalition is hosting an online event for Day of Silence! Go to www.dayofsince.org and download the Selfies for Silence sign. Take a picture of you or you with your friends and family. Upload the picture on Pride Coalition's page from now until Friday with the captions #selfiesforsilence and #UCFPride for a chance to win a limited edition Pride Coalition tumbler cup! And follow us throughout the day on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PrideCoalitionUCF) to learn some cool facts about DoS!
Apr 11 07:00 am UCF Wind Ensemble Concert Visual Arts Building (VAB) Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
Apr 11 08:30 am 16th Annual Literacy Symposium Educational Complex (ED)
Join us for a FREE day of professional development, fun, and learning that will focus on celebrating literacy and learning more about: Informational Text and Common Core State Standards and Instruction in K-12 Grades, quality literacy instruction, literacy in the disciplines, reading and writing, vocabulary and comprehension, coaching, literature, assessment, literacy leadership, and technology for students in grades K-12. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Marc Aronson from Rutgers University. His presentation is titled, "Why Is Nonfiction Defined By What It Isn't? 10 Questions To Help You Rethink and Re-Imagine Informational Text."
Apr 11 11:00 am CREOL Distinguished Seminar Series CREOL (CROL)
"Silicon Photonics: The Optical Spice Rack" by Michal Lipson, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University. Abstract: Silicon is evolving as a versatile photonic platform with multiple functionalities that can be seamlessly integrated. The tool box is rich starting from the ability to guide and amplify multiple wavelength sources at GHz bandwidths, to optomechanical MEMS and opto-fluidics devices. As an example of novel device capabilities, I will discuss the generation of strong optical forces in these ultra small light confining structures. We have recently shown that optical forces can enable controllable, static manipulation of photonic structures, an important step towards enabling recently proposed functionalities for optomechanical devices, such as self-aligning and optical corralling behaviour. These advances should enable future micro-optomechanical systems (MOMS) with novel and distinct functionalities. Biography: Michal Lipson is a Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering here at Cornell University. Her research focuses on novel on-chip Nanophotonics devices. She holds numerous patents on novel micron-size photonic structures for light manipulation, and is the author of over 150 technical papers in journals in Physics and Optics. She has pioneered several of the critical building blocks for silicon photonics including the GHz silicon modulators. Professor Lipson's honors and awards include the MacArthur Fellow, OSA Fellow, IEEE Fellow, IBM Faculty Award, and NSF Early Career Award. For additional information: Dr. Bahaa E. A. Saleh Dean & Director, Professor of Optics 407-882-3326 besaleh@creol.ucf.edu
Apr 11 01:00 pm The Joust Business Plan Competition FAIRWINDS Alumni Center
The UCF Joust offers all students an amazing opportunity to showcase their startup venture proposals, network with community leaders, and earn resources necessary to turn their visions into reality. Over $75,000 in cash and essential business services will be awarded to the best business proposals. The four finalists will also earn automatic admission to the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership's new student venture accelerator program. The Joust is open to all UCF students and all types of venture proposals. This event brings together big prizes, big ideas and prominent business leaders to create one of UCF’s most exciting student events.
Apr 11 04:00 pm Protecting Personal Information: Identity Theft (UCF Faculty and Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
Identity Theft is America's fastest growing and most costly crime. Florida ranked #1 in the nation for reported complaints of identity theft and #1 in fraud complaints reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2012. Join Theresa Ronnebaum and her eye opening workshop that will proactively educate attendees about identity theft protection, and drastically help you reduce your chances of suffering from this crime. Course objectives: · What is Identity Theft? · What is Personal Identification Information? · Top ID Theft and Fraud Complaints in Florida · What is Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud (SIRF) · Types of Data Breaches · Five Principles to Safe Guard Personal Information Register now for LIF151! Contact Information: Office of the Attorney General Orlando, Florida theresa.ronnebaum@myfloridalegal.com (407) 999-5588
Apr 11 04:00 pm Hunger Games in the Classroom Educational Complex (ED)
Need a new and interesting way to get kids attentive and involved with your lessons? Use something kids already love to get them excited about learning! Come and learn how local teachers and librarians are using the Hunger Games trilogy in their classrooms and programming. Join us and receive valuable resources to use in the classroom.
Apr 11 04:30 pm Buena Vista Materials Club: Enjoying Materials Development Engineering II (ENG2)
In this presentation, we show how to use on-line resources to search for novel thermoelectrics, topological-insulators, magnets, and binary/ternary phase diagrams. Research sponsored by DOD/DOE.
Apr 11 06:00 pm UCF String Ensemble Concert Rehearsal Hall (RH) Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
Apr 11 06:30 pm Battle Knights 3vs3 Breakin' Competition Educational Complex (ED)
Elements of Hip Hop UCF presents: Battle Knights 2! It's a 3 on 3 breaking battle in the Education Complex Gymnasium! We also have special surprises for everyone! April 11th, 2014 8pm-12am 3 on 3 breaking competition Host: Carlos Simba! DJ B-Ryan (LGA) on the 1's and 2's! Judges: Nasty Ray (Squadron), Kevo (Main Ingredients), Insight (Mind 180/Flipside Kingz) Also, we will have a FREE breaking workshop by Nasty Ray from 6pm-7pm. Here's a fan made trailer of Nasty Ray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb3amKSfQG4
Apr 11 07:15 pm Belay Certification Class Recreation & Wellness Center (RWC)
This two hour belay class is free to all UCF students! To register, come to the Climbing Tower located in the RWC and sign up at the front desk. Please arrive at all classes 15 minutes early wearing athletic attire.
Apr 11 07:30 pm Julius Caesar Orlando Shakespeare Theater
$12 student rush tickets / $10 off advanced purchase. - When men feel they can no longer trust their leader, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? Caesar, the most popular general in Rome, is assassinated, leaving two men – the honourable Brutus and the ambitious Cassius – to divide the spoils. But they've acted without Mark Antony, Caesar's devoted follower and determined successor, and soon the world they have fought to preserve is brought to the brink of anarchy. Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly — love. Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts, leads this traditional retelling with a small cast in the intimate Goldman Theater.
Apr 11 07:30 pm UCF Choir Concert St. Lukes Lutheran Church
The spring Choir Concert will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2021 W. SR 426, Oviedo, FL 32765. The concert will feature the Women's Choir, Chamber Choir, and University Choir. Under the Direction of Dr. David Brunner and Dr. Kelly Miller. Free and Open to the Public
Apr 11 09:00 pm CAB Presents: Thor - The Dark World Recreation & Wellness Center (RWC)
Come join the Campus Activities Board for the last movie of the semester! We will be showing “Thor - The Dark World” on the RWC Leisure Pool Green with free snacks to go around. What better way to end an action-packed semester with an action packed movie? For more information, email cabmovie@ucf.edu or call (407) 823-3294. For students who need accommodations, please email osiassist@ucf.edu or call (407) 823-6471.

Ongoing Events:

Date Description
Apr 1 08:00 am—Apr 30 11:55 pm The Clothesline Project Student Union (STUN)
Experience the UCF Clothesline Project display throughout the month of April in the Student Union Atrium. Join Knight Advocates and UCF Victim Services on Market Days (Wednesdays 10am-2pm) in April outside the Student Union to paint a t-shirt and speak out against violence in our community. Victims, survivors, advocates, activists, anyone, everyone--all are welcome to express their emotions through this artistic outlet. Find out more about this national network at www.clotheslineproject.org.

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