November 23, 2016
UF Open Access Publishing Fund Reinstatement
The George A. Smathers Libraries are very pleased to announce the reinstatement of the University of Florida Open Access Publishing (UFOAP) Fund. Thanks to the financial commitment of the Office of the Provost and the endorsement of the Faculty Senate Research and Scholarship Council, funding of $120,000/year for four years has been committed to support open access publishing by UF faculty, staff and students.
The UFOAP Fund will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2017. Faculty, graduate students, staff, and post-doctoral researchers who are the first named or corresponding author of open access scholarly articles accepted for publication after November 15, 2016 and who do not have access to funding through grants or other financial means of support will be eligible to apply for financial assistance in paying article processing charges assessed by open access journals.
For more information on eligibility criteria including eligible publications and required documentation for applications, please review the UFOAP Fund Policies and Procedures at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/scholcomm/UFOAPF. Questions about the UFOAP Fund and open access may be sent to Christine Fruin, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at email@example.com.
Submitted by Christine Fruin, George A. Smathers Libraries
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Thursday, 8 December, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Pugh Hall 210
This interactive workshop provides an introduction to culturally relevant pedagogy in the university classroom. Participants will collaborate to examine their assumptions about effective teaching for diverse student populations. Though participants will learn culturally relevant teaching strategies to build relationships and engage diverse learners, this workshop will focus on an orientation to a pedagogical stance that honors racial and cultural diversity and positions educators as agents of change.
This inaugural UF Imagining America Working Group Meet-Up is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.
The UF Imagining America Working Group is a group of students, community members, staff, and faculty who network to draw on methods and research in the arts, humanities, and design to enhance the democratic purposes of higher education. These informal gatherings are open to anyone at any level of interest or expertise. Come join us for sharing and discussion!
Submitted by Tim Blanton, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
SEC Academic Conference 2017 - Registration Open
The Future of Water
Regional Collaboration on
Shared Climate, Coastlines, and Watersheds
March 27-28, 2017 - Starkville, MS
The SEC Academic Conference “The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on
Shared Climate, Coastlines, and Watersheds,” hosted by Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, is designed to stimulate collaboration toward sustainable and resilient water resource management in the Southeast. The conference will provide an interactive atmosphere and encourage partnerships between academics and agencies to identify pathways to maximize the health and vitality of the region through water stewardship.
One of the most urgent challenges facing the Southeast and the nation today
is ensuring an adequate supply and quality of water for human consumption,
industry, agriculture, tourism, environment, and quality of life.
The intersection of science, engineering, and policy are of pressing interest to
practitioners, academics, and policy shapers alike. By drawing from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, the conference will relate these water issues to climate change, water quantity and quality, the built environment, coastal issues, and ecosystem function in order to enable sustainable ecosystems, economies, and communities.
For more information please go to http://www.secconference.msstate.edu/. Registration is open and available online at http://www.secconference.msstate.edu/registration/
Submitted by the Office of the Provost
ACCP’s Russell R. Miller Award presented to Dr. Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff in the UF College of Pharmacy
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., M.S., an associate professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research and cardiovascular medicine and the associate director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics, was presented with the Russell R. Miller Award on Oct. 23 at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s, or ACCP, Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida. The award is given in recognition of her substantial contributions to the literature of clinical pharmacy, thereby advancing both clinical pharmacy practice and rational pharmacotherapy. Miller was the founding editor of the ACCP journal, Pharmacotherapy.
Those who nominated Cooper-DeHoff praised her contributions to clinical pharmacy literature. She has published more than 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts, with most appearing in high-impact journals. Her research has focused on hypertension and factors that influence outcomes with antihypertensive treatment. One of her most important literary contributions was a 2010 paper describing cardiovascular outcomes in diabetic patients based on blood pressure control from the INVEST clinical trial. The publication appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA, and has accrued more than 500 citations.
Cooper-DeHoff has served as an editorial board member for Cardiology Today and is a reviewer for several prestigious journals. She was recognized in 2014 as an ACCP fellow and has earned many national and international awards, including the 2015 ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award for the Cardiology Practice and Research Network and the 2015 Distinguished Associate Award of the American College of Cardiology.
Submitted by Matthew Splett, College of Pharmacy
Nimmo Installed as President of American Board of Prosthodontics
Arthur Nimmo, D.D.S., F.A.C.P, director of the University of Florida Predoctoral Implant Dentistry Program, was recently installed as the 67th president of the American Board of Prosthodontics. Nimmo, a 17-year veteran UF College of Dentistry faculty member, serves on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Review Committee on Prosthodontics Education and prior to his installation as president on the American Board of Prosthodontics, Nimmo served as an examining member and director on the board.
Link to full announcement: http://dental.ufl.edu/2016/11/10/nimmo-installed-as-president-of-american-board-of-prosthodontics/
Submitted by Kelly Sobers, College of Dentistry