July 26, 2017

Call for Proposals for Social Justice Summit

The UF Social Justice Planning Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2018 Biennial University of Florida Social Justice Summit (UFSJS): For the Gator Good. The UFSJS was created to cultivate an intentional interdisciplinary investment in critical consciousness, bridging student affairs and academic affairs to address the full collegiate experience and maximize learning and impact. Social justice embodies the vision of a society that is equitable and all members can be physically and psychologically safe. It demands that all people; regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, gender/gender identity, language, national origin, worldview (religion, spirituality, and other values), physical or mental disability, or education; have a right to basic human dignity and to have their basic economic needs met. We envision a long term look at issues of justice, with this year’s emphasis on Allyship. Allyship represents the act of actively advocating to challenge the status quo of oppression to promote social justice.  We invite innovative and quality proposals that address areas of this year’s theme, Allyship, specifically those that are practical, skill development, and research-based.  Students, staff, Faculty, alumni, community member professionals, and others are encouraged to submit a proposal for consideration.  Please see the following for policies, deadlines, and the application (link at the bottom of the webpage):

Submitted by Toby Shorey, Undergraduate Affairs


Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) Call for Participation

The Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) annually organizes the Khwarizmi International Award.  The purpose of this award is to acknowledge the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from across the globe and to appreciate their high quality research work and contributions to different fields of science and technology such as Aerospace, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Animal Sciences & Veterinary Medicine, Basic Sciences, Biotechnology, Basic Medical Sciences, Chemical Technology, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Computer, Green Technologies, Industry & Technology Management, Information Technology, Materials Metallurgy & New Energies, Mechanics, Mechatronics, Medical Sciences, and Nanotechnology.

Research works categories include applied research, fundamental research, research & development, and invention & innovation.

Deadline for submission:  October 10, 2017

Announcement to the KIA Laureates:  December 2017

Award Ceremony:  February 2018

To apply and check key dates please visit or email

Submitted by the Office of the Provost


Creative B Movie Series:  ‘Back to the Future’

The Florida Museum of Natural History continues its free movie series with “Back to the Future,” released in 1985 and rated PG, on Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m. The museum and Creative B will screen the movie and explore the balance between science and art with an expert panel. The panel discussion starts at 7 p.m., followed by the movie. The museum's permanent exhibits will be open to the public for extended hours until 10 p.m. Parental discretion is advised.  For more information, visit

Submitted by Claudia Perez Brito, Florida Museum of Natural History


Faculty Awards

AACP honors Dr. Michelle Farland with Emerging Teaching Scholar Award

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or AACP, honored Michelle Farland, Pharm.D., a clinical associate professor in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, with an Emerging Teaching Scholars Award on July 17. AACP’s Council of Faculties presented the award during the AACP Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

The honor recognizes academic pharmacy faculty who excel at engaging in scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Awardees must have had at least three scholarly works related to teaching and learning accepted in peer-reviewed forums, among other qualifications. Farland’s portfolio highlighted two published works that together have been cited by more than 80 publications across a wide variety of health science education settings.

Farland joined the UF College of Pharmacy in 2015. She serves as director of the personal and professional development curriculum in the college and has focused her research around outcomes of team-based learning.

Submitted by Matthew Splett, College of Pharmacy


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