To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, some events are being offered virtually, and in-person events have additional safety requirements.

If you have questions about what’s open around campus, please check out this regularly updated guide.

Events By Category: “Speaker/Lecture/Seminar”

  • Human Trafficking in the Fishing Industry I: Outlaw Ocean with Ian Urbina

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    Join us for Ian Urbina’s gripping account of modern slavery in the fishing industry. Ian’s Outlaw Ocean series was originally published in The New York Times, where he has been an investigative reporter for over two decades. During his career, Ian has won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, a George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting, and his work has …

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  • Government Contracting: Overview

    Virtual

    Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?” If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth …

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  • Pioneers of Sociology: The Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

    Virtual

    The Executive Board of the Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA) in partnership with the Department of Sociology cordially invites you to attend Pioneers of Sociology: The Life & Legacy of Ida B. Wells. During this virtual talk, author, professor, and public historian Michelle Duster will discuss how Ida B. Wells’ contributions to sociology are critical to understanding the discipline’s past …

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

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    Presented by FSBDC at UCF Consultant, Chuck Wheeler If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success. Fee: No cost Register Now

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  • Bridging Theory and Building Kin: Research at the Intersection of Race(ism), Family and Health

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    COSTalksDistinguished Speaker Series Event Speaker: Robin Nelson, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Anthropology, Santa Clara University Click here to RSVP.RSVP required to receive virtual Zoom link. Anthropological investigations of the "human family" have explored all manner of topics ranging from gender practice to the evolution of modern human behavior. In this talk, she will explore how both theory production and a legacy …

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  • Racial Justice Speaker Series: Protests, Police and Public Safety

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    Join us to hear from Dr. Rod K. Brunson, professor of public life in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, as a part of the Racial Justice Speaker Series hosted by the UCF Department of Criminal Justice. Dr. Brunson’s expertise centers on police-minority community relations, youth violence and evidence-based criminal justice policy. He has consistently called …

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  • Human Trafficking in the Fishing Industry II: Reporting by DOJ’s Taskforce on Human Trafficking

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    The problem of forced labor on fishing vessels has emerged as an especially difficult challenge to policymakers, enforcement officials, and worker advocates. This form of human trafficking is particularly challenging to eradicate due in part to the physical isolation of those workplaces and the complex legal and jurisdictional issues on the high seas. Hear from Karen Stauss, Senior Policy Counsel …

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  • SBA Workshop: Federal Small Business Certifications Managed by SBA

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    This presentation provides an understanding of the various certifications impacted by SBA and discussion of eligibility criteria and the application process. To aid your business to make effective connections with the government your business should obtain the proper certifications, if available. SBA small business certifications document a special capability or status that will help your small business compete in the …

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  • Might Knights Self-Defense (Recurring Event)

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    This course, taught by UCF police officers who are experienced and knowledgeable on topics of personal safety and threat awareness, is designed to provide attendees with information, tactics and options which may be useful in various types of crimes perpetrated against victims.

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  • Business Plan Writing Made Easy (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Presented by FSBDC at UCF - Lake County Area Manager & Consultant, Eddie Hill Your business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth. We’ll remove the mystery of how to create a business plan, the information that should be included, and how to use it as a tool to keep your company on track for long term growth. …

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  • “Make No Mistake, Florida is Crucial” — Sen. Lori Wilson and the Equal Rights Amendment

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    The Equal Rights Amendment is still a debated issue in the United States. In its basic form, it would add women to the Constitution. The amendment was first written in 1923 – a few years after women won the right to vote. Decades later, it became a significant issue during the Women’s Liberation Movement. Near its almost ratification, Florida was …

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  • National Security and Intelligence: A Focus on the Yom Kippur War (1973)

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    This presentation, co-sponsored by Academic Engagement Network, the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence, and the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs, will focus on intelligence issues and the Yom Kippur war. The Israeli government and military were caught by surprise on October 6, 1973 by the sudden attack by the Egyptian and Syrian armies. Questions have arisen as …

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  • C4E Lecture: Epistemic Trespassing and Expert Witness Testimony

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    The UCF Center for Ethics and Department of Philosophy will host Mark Satta (PhD, JD) for a live digital conversation around ethics, science and technology, and knowledge, in which he will discuss his work on epistemic trespassing. Epistemic trespassers have competence in one field but pass judgment on matters in another field where they lack competence. Epistemic trespassing can make …

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  • 2021 Big Data Analytics Symposium

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    Join us for the eighth annual Big Data Analytics Symposium hosted by the UCF Statistics and Data Science Department. The day-long series of speakers and networking opportunities connects students to industry professionals to explore the practical applications of big data and data analytics in the modern market place. Click Here for More Information This year we are going virtual. Register …

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  • GEEOlogue Webinar: A Conservative Solution to Solving Climate Change

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    Speaker: Bob Inglis Former U.S. Representative Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) is the founder and executive director of republicEn.org, a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating a conservative, free-enterprise approach to solving our nation's climate challenges. With the 2020 election in the rearview, there is a unique opportunity for conservatives to step up and offer a market-based solution. Any real, workable …

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  • Spring 2021 CPNM Eminent Scholar Lecture Series featurng Dr. Donald Moynihan, Ph.D.

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    Eminent Scholar Lecture: “Behavioral Public Performance: How People Make Sense of Government Metrics” On Thursday, March 18, 2021, Dr. Donald Moynihan, Ph.D. will be presenting as the 2020 Fall Eminent Scholar for the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management’s fall lecture event. His discussion will consider an unfolding revolution that is occurring in the measurement and reporting of government performance …

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  • Women on the Rise: Internship & Career Success Panel

    Virtual

    A panel of women professionals from Enterprise Holdings will share their stories about how they moved ahead in their career. Be empowered, gain internship and career advice, and network with a supportive team of women that will help you navigate your journey. Be entered into a raffle to win a swag bag! Sponsored by Enterprise Holdings, Career Services & Experiential …

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  • Might Knights Self-Defense (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    This course, taught by UCF police officers who are experienced and knowledgeable on topics of personal safety and threat awareness, is designed to provide attendees with information, tactics and options which may be useful in various types of crimes perpetrated against victims.

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  • E-Commerce: Helping Your Business in Uncertain Times and into the Future

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    Presented by FSBDC at UCF Consultant & Marketing Manager, Jairo Batista and Consultant & International Trade Specialist, Nerine Elattar As the environment has drastically changed, businesses are forced to adapt and sell their products online, better known as E-commerce. This webinar is designed to introduce the fundamentals of selling your product online. We will discuss how to sell your product …

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  • Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series - Chris Ryan, PhD

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    To honor Dr. Abraham Pizam, founding dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management on the 50th anniversary of his achieving his Ph.D., the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series will take a look at the evolution of the hospitality and tourism industry through the eyes of some of the pioneers in this field of education. Lecture Guest Speaker March 25, 2021: …

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  • Women and Academia in the Time of COVID

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    Join a panel of women academics from disciplines across the University of Central Florida as they discuss the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their teaching, scholarship, service loads and personal lives. Panelists:Dr. RoSusan Bartee, Educational Leadership and Higher EducationDr. Nessette Falu, AnthropologyDr. Amelia Lyons, HistoryDr. Leandra Preson, Women's & Gender StudiesDr. Linda Walters, Biology Register through Zoom at Women …

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  • Conscious Consumers: Customs and Border Protection’s Role in Preventing Importation of Goods Made with Forced Labor

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    Each one of us is touched by modern slavery in our everyday lives through the purchases that we make and the commodities we consume. Join us for a discussion about forced labor in global supply chains and learn how to be a more conscious consumer. Therese Randazzo, Director of the Forced Labor Division, Office of Trade, US Customs and Border …

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  • SEEDing Research Forum

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    The UCF Office of Research and the Provost’s Office sponsor the SEED Grant Program directed at promoting competitiveness in attracting external funding and enhancing the visibility and recognition of our faculty members. This program has two primary funding paths, one allows UCF researchers (PIs) to initiate new high risk, high reward activities and to collect data needed for submission of …

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Presented by FSBDC at UCF Consultant, Chuck Wheeler If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success. Fee: No cost Register Now

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  • National Weather Service SkyWarn Training

    Virtual

    Join the National Weather Services along with special guests from the U.S. Space Force Launch Weather Officer to provide a training on weather. This is a two-hour virtual course hosted by meteorologists with the NWS where students learn how to identify weather hazards. Upon completion, students are certified weather spotters and can contact the NWS to report active weather conditions …

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