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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. […]

Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECU) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP)

Published: Mar 2nd, 2020

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

The
Southeastern Conference sponsors an Academic Leadership Development Program
(ALDP) to “identify, develop, prepare and advance faculty as academic leaders
in and for SEC universities.”  Member institutions nominate fellows to
participate in two ALDP workshops, as well as on-campus programs, during the
academic year.

The
Provost’s Office will sponsor up to four fellows for the ALDP program for the 2020-2021
academic year.  The program is open to currently tenured faculty members
you believe have the potential and interest in further developing their
academic leadership knowledge and […]

Search for UF’s Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Published: Mar 2nd, 2020

W. Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to announce that four finalists for the role of Vice
President for Agriculture and Natural Resources will be visiting campus in March.

Each candidate’s schedule includes an open forum presentation and Q&A on the main campus in Gainesville and at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. Faculty, staff, students and stakeholders are invited to engage with the candidates at either location.  Dates, times and locations for the open forum sessions are posted to the […]

Spring 2020 Commencement Information

Published: Mar 2nd, 2020

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements

Ceremonies:  This spring, commencement
continues with our new model.

There will be two university-wide commencement
ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office — a Doctoral Degree Ceremony on Thursday, April
30 at 7:00pm (processional to begin at 6:30pm) in the Stephen C. O’Connell
Center, and an all-degrees ceremony on Friday, May 1 at 7:00pm in Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium.

Additionally, except for the
Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy and Law, each college will hold their own
recognition ceremony at a designated time over the extended weekend. Dates,
times and […]