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Fall 2018 Commencement Information

Published: Sep 13th, 2018

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements

There will be two university-wide commencement ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office — a Doctoral Degree Ceremony on Friday, December 14th at 2:00pm in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, and an all-degrees ceremony on Saturday, December 15th at 9:00am in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Additionally, except for the College of Dentistry, each college will hold their own recognition ceremony at a designated time during the same weekend. Dates, times and locations vary and can be found at

Ordering […]

NIH Concerns with Foreign Entities

Published: Sep 13th, 2018

David P. Norton, Ph.D, Vice President for Research

On August 23, 2018, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins issued a statement to the NIH extramural research community about NIH’s concerns of foreign influence on NIH researchers and peer reviewers.
We call out from the letter, NIH is specifically concerned about:

1) failure by some researchers at NIH-funded institutions to disclose substantial contributions of resources from other organizations, including foreign governments, which threatens to distort decisions about the appropriate use of NIH funds;
2) diversion of intellectual property in […]

Teacher/Scholar of the Year 2018-2019 and information about the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards

Published: Sep 7th, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

Colleges are invited to submit nominations for the UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award for 2018-2019. Originating in 1960, this is the University of Florida’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award.

It offers an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition, such as the automatic induction to UF’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS).

Current faculty members of the University are eligible for consideration for this significant award.
The selected faculty […]

Call for Nominations – International Educator of the Year Awards 2018

Published: Aug 28th, 2018

Leonardo A. Villalón, Dean, UF International Center

The UF International Center is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 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:
• Senior Faculty International Educator of the Year
• Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year
• Staff International Educator of the Year

Nomination Process:
Senior and Junior Faculty nominations:
Colleges are invited to […]

Updated UF Student Honor and Student Code of Conduct

Published: Aug 21st, 2018

David W. Parrott, Vice President for Student Affairs

On June 7, 2018, the UF Board of Trustees passed extensive revision to our Student Honor and Student Conduct Codes (UF Regulation 4.040). Utilizing national expertise and stakeholder feedback, the revised codes enhances clarity for students, makes the process simpler for faculty and ensures each phase of our conduct process is a separate entity in alignment with best practices.

Our codes streamline resolution of conduct cases and appeals processes, reducing administrative task time required […]

Director of Freshman and International Admissions named

Published: Aug 14th, 2018

Zina Evans, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost

The Division of Enrollment Management is pleased to announce that Charles Murphy has been selected as the new Director of Freshman and International Admissions. Charles has 13 years of progressively responsible experience as an admissions professional at the University of Illinois and has served as an academic learning coordinator for the Department of Athletics at the University of Michigan. He has experience overseeing recruitment and outreach efforts at a major AAU institution and […]

Non-Student Hourly OPS Policy now available

Published: Aug 10th, 2018

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

A University of Florida policy that defines non-student hourly OPS employment is now available at and takes effect on August 16, 2018.

The policy provides parameters on the appropriate use of non-student hourly OPS employees on a term or as‐needed basis. It also includes more descriptive OPS job codes, which follow, and introduces a threshold for total hours worked for #1-4 below:

1. OPS Time-Limited
2. OPS Special Risk
3. OPS Sponsored Projects Non-Clerical
4. OPS Sponsored Projects Clerical
5. OPS Health Care
6. OPS Contract Services
7. OPS Special […]

Appointment of Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing

Published: Jul 31st, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to inform you that, following a national search, Nancy Paton has been selected as Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing. Her first day at the University of Florida will be October 1.

Nancy comes to us from the University of Buffalo, where she has served as Vice President for Communications since 2013. She is a national leader in advancing the role of higher education communications and actively serves on the APLU Executive Board for […]

Fund Administrator Training

Published: Jul 31st, 2018

Tom Mitchell, Vice President for Advancement

As UF embarks upon the largest campaign in its history, the need for enhanced fund stewardship initiatives is imperative. In order to properly steward past gifts while also inspiring future support, we must be able to ensure that our private philanthropic dollars are spent to maximum capacity, with the utmost diligence to donor intent, and we are communicating that impact back to our donors in a thoughtful manner. To assist with these efforts, we have developed an […]

A Message from Dr. David R. Nelson: Dr. Adrian Tyndall Appointed Interim College of Medicine Dean

Published: Jul 13th, 2018

Dr. David R. Nelson, Interim SVP for Health Affairs & President, UF Health

I am pleased to announce that Adrian Tyndall, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, FAAEM, a 12-year veteran of the University of Florida faculty, a professor and chair of emergency medicine at the UF College of Medicine, and physician-in-chief of emergency services for UF Health, has been named interim dean of the college, effective July 30.

Dr. Tyndall, who joined the UF faculty in 2006, became chair of the department of emergency medicine […]