News Briefs

By Kerrigan McVicker

Students showcase at symposium

Undergraduate students will showcase research and projects from various disciplines at the annual Undergraduate Student Symposium, hosted by the Farquhar Honors College on April 7 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Alvin Sherman Library and Don Taft University Center. For more information about the symposium, visit

Optical Style Show

The Davie Optical Eye Care Institute will host its annual Optical Style Show on April 5 on the second floor of the Sanford Ziff Healthcare Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The show will be sponsored by Luxottica and will be full of various collections of eyewear. Popular brands of Luxottica include Michael Kors, Versace, Tory Burch, Burberry, Coach and Prada. All frames and lenses will be 25 percent off at the event. There will also be free food and prizes.

Final presentation of “Global Events That Touched Florida”

The Alvin Sherman Library will host the final presentation of the five-part series “Global Events That Touched Florida” on April 6. The program explores Floridians’ memories of hardships endured from events such as U-boat attacks, German POWs, the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and more. The presentation is funded by the Florida Humanities Council and will be presented by Janie Gould. Gould is a fourth-generation Floridian and a writer, editor, lecturer and retired public radio journalist. Her radio specialty in Florida History earned her numerous awards and she is a former board member with many organizations. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cotilla Gallery on the second floor of the library. The event is free but registration is required. For more information, email

Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine hosts monthly seminar
The Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine (INIM) will host its monthly seminar on April 7. The seminar will be from 12-1:30 p.m. and will host Paula Waziry as the guest speaker. Waziry is an assistant professor at the INIM, holds a master’s degree in biochemistry from the City University of New York, and a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Miami. She will speak about how “mechanism of partial viral reactivation might trigger ME/CFS.” The seminar is open to the public.

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