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  • Vodou and Valency

    November 10, 2017

    Vodou and ValencyUF Haitian Creole specialist Ben Hebblethwaite unearths African and Haitian history from the mythology of Vodou songs and rituals. By Rachel Wayne The tiny island nation of Haiti holds centuries of history from another continent. Sung in Creole, the sacred songs of ...
  • Pure Imagination

    November 10, 2017

    Pure ImaginationBy Rachel Wayne Imagine the once-lush Planet Earth scorched across its surface, while the sublime beauty of the coastline has been subsumed by rocky shorelines comprising jagged remnants of once-valuable properties. Crops domesticated to be weather-hardy pale, while ubiquitous mosquitos find ...
  • Faculty Profile — Keith Choe, Biology

    November 10, 2017

    Faculty Profile — Keith Choe, BiologyHe is on a quest to live long and prosper. By Gigi Marino The humble nematode C. elegans is at first glance a simple animal. A millimeter long and barely visible to the human eye, C. elegans is hermaphroditic and has a ...
  • Student Profile — Chris Bell

    November 10, 2017

    Student Profile — Chris BellSteeped in grassroots advocacy, this triple major is Beltway bound. By Gigi Marino Chris Bell ’17 majors in political science. And history. And Spanish. And has a certificate in public affairs. If he could figure out how to warp time and add ...
  • A Most Excellent Evening

    November 10, 2017

    A Most Excellent EveningOn April 21, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences launched an awards program to recognize the achievements and dedication of alumni, faculty, students, and staff in Emerson Alumni Hall. By Gigi Marino Photography by Hannah Pietrick Company or Nonprofit Partner Award: Florida ...
  • Transforming Tunisia

    November 10, 2017

    Transforming TunisiaPersonal Essay Historical writer David McCullough wrote about one of John Adams’ to-do lists: “Let’s see, buy a pound of nails, whitewash the back fence, and write a letter of independence to King George.” In May, I met a man similar to ...
  • Entrepreneurs and Innovators — Mike Neal

    November 10, 2017

    Entrepreneurs and Innovators — Mike NealMike Neal ’83, Economics CEO and co-founder of DecisionNext, a San Francisco–based company that builds prescriptive analytics solutions for commodities-driven industries, discusses building a business. You have a wide range of clients from agribusiness to mining. How does your analytics platform serve ...
  • Alumni Profile — Beka Steorts

    November 10, 2017

    Alumni Profile — Beka SteortsA statistician takes stock of the Syrian civil war. By Terri Peterson Beka Steorts PhD’12 is a statistician and machine learner in Duke University’s Department of Statistical Science. Her collaboration with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) has led to an ...
  • Creative License — Reviews

    November 10, 2017

    Creative License — ReviewsBooks   Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel, Adam M. Howard PhD’03 2017, University of Illinois Press This digestible history of the State of Israel illuminates the role of American labor organization, especially ...
  • Newsworthy

    November 10, 2017

    NewsworthySkygazers UF physicists and astrophysicists are making waves. By Rachel Wayne UF’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy are indeed working on a cosmic scale. The past two years have been remarkable times of international collaboration and interdisciplinary innovation. On Sept. 14, 2015, the ...