March 22, 2017

Student-Athletes and You

Do you have student-athletes in your class? Or maybe you are interested in knowing how student-athletes perform academically or learn more about the academic support provided to the student-athlete.

The answers can be found on the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) website. We invite you to view the site to learn more about the student-athlete academic experience at UF. 

Some of the features found on the website are:

  • Semester updates for student-athletes placed on the SEC Academic Honor Roll 
  • Upcoming student-athlete development events
  • Student-athlete demographics
  • Swamp Talk, a monthly newsletter published for the student-athlete
  • Coach’s Corner, a video presentation of UF coaches speaking to the IAC
  • Policies and Compliance issues

The website also contains information about UF’s Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) and how the FAR serves as a liaison between UF and the NCAA in matters related to student-athletes.

We welcome any feedback you may have about the website or the IAC. 

Submitted by W. Andrew McCollough, IAC Chair


Samuel Proctor Radio Show

The Samuel Proctor Radio show hit the airwaves DAILY at 8:00 a.m. on WUBA 88.1 FM last Thursday, March 16th

Drawing from the 7,500+ interviews in the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program archive at the University of Florida, the Samuel Proctor Radio show airs daily at 8 a.m. on WUBA 88.1 FM with fascinating stories on people from all walks of life,  and places and events both famous as well as hitherto hidden from history!

This first installment of the Samuel Proctor Radio show explored what a "safe space" means to diverse groups of students and faculty at the University of Florida, and what influences them to create those spaces on campus. We'll be examining what it took to create the Institute of Hispanic-Latino culture and the Institute of Black Culture at the University of Florida as well as the significance of Ethnic Studies programs today for students, staff, faculty and the public in general.

WUBA 88.1 FM is a wonderful, community-based radio station located in High Springs, Florida and covering Alachua, Gainesville, Jones, Lake City, Fort White, and soon to expand! WUBA's web site is:

Enjoy the Samuel Proctor Radio Show at 8:00 a.m., on WUBA 88.1 FM every Thursday!

Submitted by Paul Ortiz, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program


Second Annual Spring Plant Sale – Wilmot Gardens

Friday, April 7 – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 8 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

2023 Mowry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32610

Free Admission

Easy Parking

Cash & Check Only

Camellias, Succulents, Coleus, Herbs, Caladiums, Azaleas

All proceeds generated at the sale are used to sustain the Wilmot Gardens and the Therapeutic Horticulture Program.

For more information, email or call (352) 273-5832.

Submitted by Bailey Hillman, College of Medicine


The Career Resource Center is Moving

This spring the Career Resource Center (CRC) will begin construction on a 10,000 square-foot renovation and expansion project to our facility. We will be relocating to the Gallery, located on Level Two of the Reitz Union beginning on March 27th. For more information about the renovation and expansion project and/or our temporary location, please visit

Submitted by Dana McPherson, Career Resource Center


Florida Museum to Host Photography Workshops March 25-26

Snap the picture of a lifetime March 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 26 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Butterfly Rainforest,” featuring 60 to 80 species at any given time. During this special event, use your tripod and other photographic equipment not usually permitted inside the exhibit. Pre-registration is required. For pricing or more information, visit or call 352-846-2000.

Submitted by Elizabeth Brown, Florida Museum of Natural History


College of the Arts Events

UF School of Music presents Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorale Concert March 22

Join UF School of Music for a concert with Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale on March 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in University Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. More information at

UF Symphony Orchestra Concert March 23

Join the UF Symphony Orchestra for a concert on March 23 at 7:30 pm in the University Auditorium. The concert will be presented in honor of UF School of Music Professor Emeritus Dr. David Z. Kushner and will feature compositions by Gade, Bloch and Khachaturian. The concert is free and open to the public. More information at

UF Percussion Ensemble and “Sunshine Steelers” Steel Drum Band Concert March 26

Join the UF Percussion Ensemble and "Sunshine Steelers" Steel Drum Band for a concert on March 26, 2017 at 3 p.m. in Music Building, Room 101 (MUB 101). The concert is free and open to the public. More information at

Submitted by Allison Alsup, College of the Arts


Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence Events

Don’t Miss the Fusing Research and Teaching Conference

Spend a day in design thinking!

The College of the Arts and the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence invite you to attend a mini conference: Fusing Research and Teaching: A Day in Design Thinking.

Hear from faculty who have successfully melded teaching and research. Brainstorm with colleagues to identify research activities that fit best with your discipline and course needs.

This event will kick-off the development of creative teaching and research projects which will be shared throughout the 2017-18 academic year. 

  • March 30th, 2017:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Keynote
  • March 31st: 8:30 – 4:15

Visit Fusing Teaching and Learning for agenda and registration. There are only a few spots left!

Portfolio Review Session

Schedule a time slot to have your teaching portfolio draft individually reviewed by faculty and staff in a personalized 15 -30 minute sessions. Get suggestions and ideas on how to best market yourself and your skills.

  • March 28th: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Located in Yon Hall, 409
  • Reviewers: Faculty and CRC staff
  • Registration (Only TWO slots left!)

Submitted by Jennifer Smith, Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence


Internationalizing the Classroom

Join us for our fourth installment of the International Research Workshop series for faculty, with guests from UF’s office for Undergraduate Academic Programs and UF’s Study Abroad Services.

We’ll help you strategize how to engage students in international research and other initiatives, and how to internationalize your courses here in Gainesville.

Friday, March 17, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 am

UF International Center (HUB Building) Room 145

Space is limited; please email to reserve your space.

Submitted by Patty Rosario, Office for Global Research Engagement


Faculty Awards

Joshua Brown from the College of Pharmacy named a TEDMED 2017 Research Scholar

Joshua Brown, Pharm.D., Ph.D., M.S., an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, has been selected as a TEDMED 2017 Research Scholar. Representing corporate, academic and nonprofit organizations, among others, the scholars will help identify the topics, themes and speakers that will appear at the annual TEDMED event, Nov. 1-3, 2017, in Palm Springs, California. The Research Scholars vet nominations and select TEDMED speakers that represent high-quality and scientifically credible ideas in health and medicine.

TEDMED annually selects a diverse group of individuals that are passionate about the future of health and medicine to serve as Research Scholars. This is Brown’s first time serving as a TEDMED Research Scholar, and he was selected following a competitive application process. Brown joined the College of Pharmacy’s department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in November 2016, and his research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, drug policy and health outcomes.

Submitted by Matt Splett, College of Pharmacy


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