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Search for next Dean of UF’s College of Journalism and Communications.

Published: May 7th, 2020

Joe Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

This is to announce the commencement of the search for the
next Dean of the College of Journalism and Communications.  Dean Diane
McFarlin has indicated her intention to step down from her administrative
position in early 2021.

HHP Dean Michael Reid will chair the search committee for her successor.  The committee will begin its work immediately, with the goal of bringing finalists to the college for interview early in the Fall term. The committee welcomes nominations and […]

UF’s Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources Announcement

Published: May 7th, 2020

W. Kent Fuchs, President

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce today that
J. Scott Angle, PhD, will be joining the UF/IFAS family as vice president of
agriculture and natural resources.  His first day will be July 13,
2020.  Dr. Angle will oversee UF’s College of Agricultural and Life
Sciences with more than 6,000 students, the Florida Cooperative Extension
Service, and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station’s network of research
centers. He succeeds Jack Payne, who is retiring after 10 years in that

His appointment is the result of […]

Year End Information for 2020 Fiscal Year End Closing

Published: May 2nd, 2020

Alan M. West, Assistant
Vice President and University Controller

It is that time of year again
to prepare for the annual closing of the fiscal year. The 2019-20 fiscal year
ends on June 30, 2020 and the scheduled date for closing the General Ledger for
the 2020 fiscal year is Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Year-end closing requires the
coordinated efforts of the CFO Division and campus departments to ensure that
all financial activities are accurately recorded. It is important that all
departments review and reconcile their ledgers, verifying that all […]

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:

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.

you have questions you may contact Payroll Services at 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

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

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

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

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. […]