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Nelson Initiative on Ethics and Leadership

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida cordially invites you to attend an event with NASA Administrator and former Senator Bill Nelson with former astronauts at the Smathers Library on Friday, February 17th, from 2-4:30 p.m. Senator Nelson has deposited a collection of papers and other historical materials with the George A. Smathers Libraries, establishing a significant collection spanning his multi-decade career in public service. This is the sixth program of the Nelson Initiative on Ethics and Leadership at the University of Florida. Streaming video of the event will be available on the day.

Portraits of Bill Nelson, Charles Bolden and Hoot Gibson.



The Digging is the Least Thing of All: Health & Medicine at the Panama Canal

The tremendous public health infrastructure necessary before and during Panama Canal construction evolved into an equally monumental and vital system designed to protect the Canal’s functioning and keep the people operating it safe from injury and disease. Individuals living at the Canal had typical healthcare needs, but they also faced unique and significant challenges brought on by their location at the crossroads of global trade.

Nelly Iberra checks the blood pressure of an elderly Panama Canal resident in her office

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