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Fall 2022 Commencements

Published: Sep 26th, 2022

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements


This fall, there will be four university commencement ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office, all will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center:  

Doctoral Degrees Ceremony on Fri., Dec. 16 at 2pm (processional at 1:40pm)Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees Ceremony #1 on Fri., Dec. 16 at 7:00pm (processional at 6:30pm). Participating colleges: HHP, CJC, NURS, PHHP, VET, WCBBachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony #2 on Sat., Dec. 17 at 10:00am (processional at 9:30am). Participating Colleges: ARTS, DCP, EDU, […]

Search for Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Published: Sep 15th, 2022

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

The Search Committee for the Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has selected four finalists who will be visiting the campus during September and October:

Christine Schmidt, Ph.D., currently the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, will visit campus September 28-29, 2022

Sez Atamturktur, Ph.D., currently Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, […]

Peter Swaan named dean of the UF College of Pharmacy

Published: Sep 15th, 2022

David R. Nelson, M.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health

Peter Swaan, Ph.D., M.Pharm., a distinguished university professor and internationally recognized researcher in the pharmaceutical sciences, has been named the next dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, effective Dec. 1.

Swaan currently serves as the associate dean for research and advanced graduate education as well as a professor and chair in the department of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. […]

Superior Accomplishment Awards Nomination Period

Published: Sep 13th, 2022

Melissa Curry, Interim Vice President for Human Resources

I am pleased to announce a call for nominations for the University of Florida’s Superior Accomplishment Awards. An established recognition program, the awards are designed to extend our gratitude and bring special attention to faculty and staff who go above and beyond to advance the mission of the University of Florida and serve the greater community. Each year, the UF community takes time to recognize faculty and staff who have contributed outstanding service in their […]

Call for Nominations, International Educator of the Year awards 2022

Published: Aug 17th, 2022

Marta L. Wayne, Associate Provost & Dean, UF International Center

The UF International Center is pleased to invite nominations for the 2022

International Educator of the Year awards. These awards are made annually in recognition of the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff to the internationalization of the University of Florida. As in years past, three awards will be made:

Nomination Process:

Senior and Junior Faculty nominations: International Educator awards. All UF colleges are eligible to nominate one faculty member for each award category; CALS, CLAS […]

John Gums named interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy

Published: Aug 9th, 2022

David R. Nelson, M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF & President, UF Health

I am writing to share that John Gums, Pharm.D., will take over as interim dean of the UF College of Pharmacy on Aug. 15. His appointment will help the college through the transition period until a new dean is named.

Dr. Gums is well-positioned to assume this leadership role. He currently serves as the associate dean for clinical and administrative affairs and a professor of pharmacy and medicine. He […]

New Faculty Orientation

Published: Aug 9th, 2022

Melissa Curry, Interim Vice President for Human Resources

To welcome new faculty to the University of Florida and provide information about available resources and services, UF Human Resources has partnered with the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence to provide an online version of New Faculty Orientation hosted via Canvas:

The orientation site — which will be available to new faculty as they are hired and throughout the academic year — is organized into modules featuring videos, helpful UF […]

Distance Learning Fees/Dates and Deadlines

Published: Jul 28th, 2022

Joseph Glover, Provost for Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Applications to request Distance Learning Fees for the spring 2023 term are now being accepted through PeopleSoft.  All departmental applications should be submitted no later than Friday August 26, 2022, and Dean’s approval is required by Friday September 2.  

(Reminder, DL Fees applications are required each semester for all applicable courses as they are not carried over.)

Endorsement of Commercial Services or Products by UF Employees

Published: Jul 27th, 2022

Steve Orlando, Interim Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing

The Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing has developed a policy regarding employee participation in commercial endorsement of commercial services or products. This policy provides uniform guidance for a matter that almost every college and unit across campus has faced at one time or another.

In a nutshell, except with prior written approval by the Assistant Vice President for Marketing, an Employee shall not participate in any commercial Testimonial, Endorsement, Promotion or similar activity […]

Appointment of Stephanie Gray as Interim Director of the Office of Clinical Research

Published: Jul 25th, 2022

Dr. David Norton, Ph.D. – Vice President for ResearchDr. Colleen Koch, MD – Dean, College of MedicineDr. David Nelson, MD – Sr. Vice President for Health Affairs; President, UF Health

The University of Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Gray, Assistant Vice President & Director of Sponsored Programs in UF Research, as the Interim Director of the Office of Clinical Research (OCR), necessitated by the recent departure of the former director, Brian Sevier. 

OCR supports the clinical research enterprise across the […]