Peter Swaan, Ph.D., M.Pharm., a distinguished university professor and internationally recognized researcher in the pharmaceutical sciences, has been named the next dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, effective Dec. 1. “Dr. Swaan’s visionary leadership and his experience as an educator, scientist and trained pharmacist will further strengthen the UF College of Pharmacy’s […]
UF/IFAS has appointed internationally acclaimed entomologist and ecologist Matthew Thomas, Ph.D., as director of the new Invasion Science Research Institute, or ISRI. Thomas will establish the framework for ISRI, which will bring together more than 120 UF/IFAS scientists from more than 20 departments currently dedicated to the detection, diversion, tracking and control of nonnative and invasive […]
The Florida Museum is kicking off the semester with its Fall Plant Sale, taking place Sept. 23–25. One of the largest sales of the year, the event will feature more than 100 species of Florida- and pollinator-friendly plants. Visit the Florida Museum website to learn more.
UF’s Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative is sponsoring a cohort of AI scholars to attend the UF Strategic Communications Academy, or SCA. Participants will learn insights from social, behavioral and cognitive science as well as real-world examples that can help them communicate more effectively about their work in AI. To learn more, visit the SCA website or contact Ellen […]
In 2021, UF employees donated more than $1 million to local nonprofit agencies through the UF Campaign for Charities, or UFCC. This year’s campaign runs from Sept. 26–Oct. 14, with 98 area charities participating. Faculty and staff can make a gift via payroll deduction, check, cash or credit card to a specific agency or agencies, […]
Hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Faculty Learning Communities are peer-led groups of faculty, staff and graduate students who engage in an active, collaborative, year–long program structured to provide encouragement, support and reflection. Registration for the 2022-2023 program is now open. Visit the Center for Teaching Excellence website to learn more.
Hosted by the UF Department of Neurosurgery and the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy, the inaugural Cancer Chomp will include a 5K, food trucks, the UF Gator mascots and more, with all proceeds going to support UF Health patients and their families. The event takes place on Sept. 24 from 8 […]
Phishing emails, with malware and dangerous links embedded in them, increase at the start of each semester. Faculty and staff are encouraged to review the Information Security Office’s social engineering webpage to learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals. To better understand phishing, watch this video featuring Faculty Senate Chair and senior lecturer in Warrington’s Management Department Amanda Phalin, Ph.D. […]
360° Mindfulness group sessions will return for the Fall 2022 semester beginning Sept. 12. Offered by UF Mindfulness, the group meets online via Zoom from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday throughout the fall semester. Visit the UF Mindfulness website to view the full schedule and register.
Awarded by the UF International Center, the International Educator of the Year awards recognize the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff to the internationalization of the University of Florida. Nominations for the 2022 awards are due Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. Visit the UF International Center’s website to learn more.