Borrowing the theme “Colleges with a Conscience” from Princeton Review’s tally of schools with outstanding community involvement, the University of Florida has a new resource for its external and internal communities. The University of Florida Colleges with a Conscience Web site, http://www.urel.ufl.edu/communityRelations/commOutreach.html, serves as a one-stop location for anyone who wants to learn more about [...]
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GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant in June to the Harn Museum of Art. The grant partially funds two scholarly publications about Chinese Art organized by Cofrin Curator of Asian Art Jason Steuber. Both projects will be published by the University Press of Florida in 2011.
“The recognition and [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will once again seek nominees from its faculty and staff for the Superior Accomplishment Awards, starting Sept. 15.
The awards honor academic personnel and TEAMS and USPS employees who contribute outstanding and meritorious service in their field or to UF. The awards also seek to recognize employees who [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recently received two national awards. The Student Alumni Association (SAA) received “Most Outstanding SAA” by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)/Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP), and the Florida Cicerones were awarded “Most Outstanding Internal Program” for their recruitment process. The SAA currently has more than [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The American Chemical Society named University of Florida professor Kenneth M. Merz recipient of its prestigious Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research.
Merz, a faculty member in the chemistry department and member of the Quantum Theory Project, was honored in recognition of his use of quantum mechanics to study chemical, biological [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Oprah Winfrey reads a book, millions of readers follow – and this summer, they will be reading the works of two University of Florida English professors.
For her 2009 “25 Books You Can’t Put Down” Summer Reading List, Winfrey selected Mary Robison’s “One D.O.A., One on the Way” and Jill Ciment’s “Heroic [...]
Russell M. Bauer, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of clinical and health psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, has been elected president of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), the largest scientific organization in the field. Bauer is the fourth University of Florida faculty member to be elected to the [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Anna Prizzia, the former outreach coordinator of the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability, has been named the new director, Ed Poppell, vice president for business affairs, announced today.
“My goal is to bring to life the vision for sustainability that we crafted with our campus community,” said Prizzia. “We have all [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History botanist and herbarium curator Norris Williams has won the Smithsonian Institution’s prestigious José Cuatrecasas Medal for Excellence in Tropical Botany for his 40-year career studying orchids.
The award is given annually to a botanist and scholar of international stature who has made significant contributions to the field of [...]
Richard Lamont, Ph.D., a professor in the UF College of Dentistry Department of Oral Biology, recently received a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an honor bestowed on less than 5 percent of NIH-funded investigators.
The highly selective NIH MERIT Award (Method to Extend Research in Time) recognizes researchers who have demonstrated [...]