frank 2015

It’s time to start planning your frank pilgrimage.

Join us in Gainesville, February 25 – 27.

The people who come to frank are leading minds who drive change by funding it, studying it, or practicing it. The rabble-rousers and the do-gooders, those who look Goliath in the eye, and say “bring it.”

Think you have what it takes to be a frankster? Join us for frank: amplified.

Finds

Here’s where you’ll find a curated collection of headlines and links to great content from the interwebs that we thought you might love, too. Found something great? Send it to us and we’ll feature it.

Shame On Us

We’ve wiped out half the world’s wildlife since 1970

We’ve wiped out half the world’s wildlife since 1970

A major new study by the World Wildlife Fund estimates that the overall number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish has declined 52 percent between 1970 and 2010. The main culprits? Humans, who have been wiping out a variety of other animals through unsustainable hunting, fishing, deforestation, pollution, and various forms of habitat destruction:

    

Curiosity Piqued? Or Has It Peaked?

Five Misspelled Idioms

Five Misspelled Idioms

Some idioms are confused in the speaking; others just in the spelling. Here are five idioms that are usually pronounced correctly, but they are often misspelled in writing.

    

Good Intentions. Bad Outcome.

California Law To Promote Hybrids Leads To Traffic ‘Nightmare’

California Law To Promote Hybrids Leads To Traffic ‘Nightmare’

A California law that allowed owners of hybrid vehicles to purchase a Clean Air Vehicle Sticker permitting them to drive in HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes, regardless of the number of occupants, didn’t quite work out as planned. Instead of spurring car sales, most of the sticker registrants had hybrid cars already on the road. The result: rush-hour gridlock.

    

A List Too Long

Organ donations are the focus of photographer’s social media campaign

Organ donations are the focus of photographer’s social media campaign

David Y. Lee, a freelance photographer who has worked for the White House, Time and Newsweek, collects stories about people affected by organ donations for his Facebook and Instagram campaign, “The Waiting List.” Some of the people are happy. Some are sad. Some are in limbo.

    

What's frank?

#frankspeaksvolumes

frank is a community for people who use communications to drive change. Here you’ll find research, thoughtful blog posts, news from the field, jobs, and—of course—everything you need to know about our annual gathering for change makers here in Gainesville.

frankology

Here’s where we offer summaries of recent peer-reviewed research from multiple disciplines that offers insight that can improve the practice of the field. On frankology, you’ll find the scholarship that’s most relevant to change agents.

frank talk

Read about what’s working and why.

You Won’t Feel The Same After You See These Dancers

You Won’t Feel The Same After You See These Dancers

The documentary, “Hot to Trot,” will introduce many people to a little-known aspect of LGBT culture.

How To Get Rid of Jargon, A Public Interest Communicator’s Worst Nightmare

How To Get Rid of Jargon, A Public Interest Communicator’s Worst Nightmare

You’ll sleep better at night by following some easy tips on how to rid your writing and speaking of jargon.

Just Think What We Can Do Together

Just Think What We Can Do Together

How you can help our frank community grow.

Clips

Clips, where you’ll find videos of everyone who’s spoken at frank, the annual gathering for social change communicators in Gainesville, plus more great content from the frank community.

Carroll Bogert: The Information Marketplace
Carroll Bogert: The Information Marketplace
Public Interest Communications @ UF
Public Interest Communications @ UF
Jacob Atem: Healing & Teaching the Lost Boys of Sudan
Jacob Atem: Healing & Teaching the Lost Boys of Sudan
Carolyn Day: Utopian Forms of Values
Carolyn Day: Utopian Forms of Values
Cody Romano: Pinpointing Calls to Action: Using GPS for Social Change
Cody Romano: Pinpointing Calls to Action: Using GPS for Social Change
Kristen King: From the Swamp to the Concrete Jungle, Building a Career in Public Interest Communications
Kristen King: From the Swamp to the Concrete Jungle, Building a Career in Public Interest Communications

About us

Who we are

Read about what we’re doing to build the field of public interest communications here at the University of Florida, and read about the dedicated and passionate individuals who work on frank. 

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