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Hiring pause

Published: Mar 27th, 2020

Joe Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

In response to the
continuously changing circumstances involving the spread of COVID-19, the
University of Florida is pausing faculty and staff hiring, including OPS jobs, effective
immediately and until further notice, with a few exceptions.  The following vacancies may continue to be posted
and/or filled:

All contract and grant-funded positions, regardless of
position typeUF Health faculty and staff positions involved in the
clinical enterpriseSummer appointments of existing 9-month facultyCurrent searches for which offers already
have […]

Proposed 2020-2021 Fringe Benefit Pool Rates

Published: Mar 20th, 2020

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and
University Controller

The University has calculated the new proposed pooled fringe rates for fiscal year 2020-2021 and has submitted them to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Although we do not expect any objections, the proposed rates are subject to DHHS approval and should be used with that understanding in your planning for fiscal year 2020-2021.  The rates, when approved, will be effective July 1, 2020.

The pooled rates include the following employer-paid costs of
taxes and […]

Schedule of Paydays and Critical Dates – FY 2020-2021

Published: Mar 20th, 2020

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

A Schedule of Paydays and Critical
Dates for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 can be accessed on the Payroll Services,
Finance and Accounting website at: http://www.fa.ufl.edu/directives/payroll-schedules

The schedule includes Time and Labor deadlines
as well as the Human Resource office’s deadlines to assure that all supporting
documents are received in time for approval for the next payday.

If
you have questions you may contact Payroll Services at payroll-services@ufl.edu or
(352) 392-1231.

Updated Guidance for Research Community Regarding COVID-19 (updated 3/16/20)

Published: Mar 20th, 2020

Dr. David P. Norton, Vice President for Research

The university continues to monitor developments locally,
statewide, nationally and internationally regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and
actions taken. 

While there is significant uncertainty regarding future
events, it is prudent for UF researchers to recognize that impacts and measures
seen in other parts of the nation and world could be realized locally, and that
they could occur rapidly. 

Recognize that future safety measures instituted by the
University of Florida, the city, or the state could result in limitations and
disruptions […]

Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) Honors

Published: Mar 20th, 2020

Joseph Glover, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

Each
year the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) honors University of
Florida’s exceptional teaching and scholarship accomplishments by inducting
into its membership faculty members who have demonstrated sustained innovation
and commitment in both areas. Please join me in welcoming the 2019-2020
inductees:

Elizabeth Bondy, Professor, School of
Teaching and Learning, College of Education,

Mark Law, Distinguished Professor,
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

These
teacher-scholars were selected based on portfolio submissions that provided
strong evidence of the integration of superior teaching […]

Fulbright Awareness Month 2020

Published: Mar 9th, 2020

Leonardo Villalón, Dean, UF International Center

The International Center
is pleased to announce that Fulbright Awareness Month will be celebrated from
March 10th to April 10th, 2020.  In collaboration
with the UF Fulbright Lectures Committee, UF Honors, the Graduate School,
College of Arts, UF IFAS, Dial Center for Written and Oral
Communications, College
of Journalism and Communications, College of Education, Levin College of Law,
and the North Florida
Fulbright Alumni Association, multiple informational sessions for students,
scholars, faculty and staff will provide opportunities to learn about the
Fulbright application process, and to hear about the […]

New Director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Assistant VP for Research, and Associate Dean for Translational Science and Clinical Research

Published: Mar 5th, 2020

David R.
Nelson, M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF & President, UF Health,
David P. Norton, Ph.D., UF Vice President for Research, and Joseph A. Tyndall,
M.D., M.P.H., Interim Dean, UF College of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Duane A. Mitchell, M.D.,
Ph.D., as director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, assistant vice president
for research, and associate dean for translational science and clinical research.

A leading expert in the search for ways to treat aggressive adult and
pediatric brain tumors, Dr. […]

Dean, Warrington College of Business

Published: Mar 4th, 2020

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

I am pleased to announce the appointment of
Dr. Sabyasachi “Saby” Mitra as the Dean of the Warrington College of Business
effective August 1, 2020.  Dr. Mitra will be responsible for leading the
college’s strategy and vision, championing its fundraising efforts and managing
its budget and personnel. 

Dr. Mitra has been on the Georgia Tech faculty for
27 years, starting as an assistant professor of information systems in
1993.  He was promoted to full professor in 2012 and has held the Thomas
R. […]

Religious Holiday-Ramadan

Published: Mar 4th, 2020

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

This year, the religious holiday of Ramadan begins in the
evening of Thursday, April 23, and ends in the evening of Saturday, May 23, and
our UF final exams are scheduled from April 25-May 1, 2020.  Students
observing Ramadan will fast every day from dawn to dusk.  Often,
observants will gather to break the fast together and to participate in evening
prayer.

Please be mindful of the potential conflict that our students observing Ramadan may have.  If a student in your class […]

Doctoral Dissertation/Mentoring Award Winners

Published: Mar 4th, 2020

Dr. Henry Frierson, Associate Vice President and Dean

The life of the university is greatly
enhanced by the quality of our doctoral students, and they take their direction
from our many outstanding faculty members. 
In an effort to continue to promote doctoral studies and to recognize
excellence in doctoral student mentoring by our faculty, awards are given each
year to at least five faculty doctoral advisors selected on a competitive
basis.  The Doctoral Dissertation
Advisor/Mentoring Award winners for the 2019-2020 competition are:

S. “Bala”
Balachandar

Distinguished
Professor

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Wesley
Bolch

Professor

Department
of Biomedical Engineering

Martha
C. […]