News Briefs February 23, 2009

Published: February 23rd, 2009

Category: News Briefs

UF hero becomes superhero

Virgil Hawkins, the alter-ego of the popular African-American comic character Static in the regular DC Universe is making his first appearance in the new “Terror Titans” miniseries. Named after Virgil Hawkins, who lead the fight to desegregate the University of Florida College of Law, the character is returning 16 years after he starred in his first solo book, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Research assistant needed for spring & summer 2009

Research assistant needed for spring and summer 2009, with possibility of continued employment in 2009-2010, to assist Dr. Cliff Jones with preparation of book manuscript concerning private antitrust litigation in the European Union. Approximately 10 to 20 hours per week; prior experience with antitrust law, European Community law, national law of EU member states, and international research materials a plus but not required; Lexis skills required; familiarity with Excel and CaseMap software a plus; facility with one or more EU languages in addition to English also a plus but not required. This position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin Feb. 26, 2009.

Submit hard copy of resume with GPA and application letter describing applicable research or other experience, or electronic versions, to Lenny Kennedy at Center for Governmental Responsibility, 230 Bruton-Geer, or via email to Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jones at or 352-273-0835.

Space for prayer or privacy

Everyone knows that there are study rooms available for checkout in the library. But did you know that there is one room dedicated to special purposes? The meditation/ lactation room is meant for individuals who need a private space for prayer or meditation, or for lactating mothers who want privacy. The room is available for law student checkout 30 minutes at a time. Inquire at the Circulation Desk to check out the room key or for more information.

Spring Break Library Hours

Friday, March 6: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday, March 7-8: CLOSED
Monday- Friday, March 9-13: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14: CLOSED
Sunday, March 15: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (regular hours resume)

Remember to protect your belongings on campus

Please remember that when you leave your belongings unattended in the library (or anywhere on campus) you run a real risk of theft. Even if you trust your colleagues, consider that savvy thieves from the surrounding area know that students in the library often leave their things for a few minutes, and it takes less than a minute to pick up a bag or a computer and walk away, often completely unnoticed. The library staff encourages you to protect your stuff and don’t leave it unattended.

Levin College of Law Faculty and Student Art Show

Calling all student and faculty artists. We are now accepting artwork in any medium (ie. sculpture, painting, photography) for the fourth annual Levin College of Law Faculty and Student Art Show. Artwork will be displayed in the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Please email digital image submissions with a brief description to Eric Berger at by Monday, March 16. Students and faculty will be notified if they are selected by late March. If you have any questions please e-mail Eric Berger or Alexis Cooper at