June 29, 2016
Faculty Discussion Online: ePortfolios
Please join us for the Beyond the Podium Faculty discussion online next Friday
What is an ePortfolio? How does it support student learning? How do you get started? Join discussion leader Dr. Anita Anantharam from the College Liberal Arts and Sciences, as she shares her ePortfolio strategies.
This Adobe Connect session will be recorded and will be made available through the teach.ufl.edu website.
The summer Beyond the Podium session schedule, notes, and recordings of previous sessions are available on the teach.ufl.edu website.
Submitted by Jennifer Smith, Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence
E OF THE PROVOST
Eight Faculty Members Receive the SEC Faculty Travel Grants for 2016-17
The following faculty members received the SEC Travel Grant for 2016-17:
- Paul A. Borsa, HHP, Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, Host: University of Kentucky
- Marie Crandall, COM/Jax, Department of Surgery, Host: Vanderbilt University
- James R. Clugston, COM, Community Health & Family Med, Host: University of Georgia
- Katherine M. Edenfield, COM, Community Health and Family Med, Host: University of Georgia
- Paul Koonce, College of the Arts, School of Music, Host: Louisiana State or University of Georgia
- Leslie Odom, College of the Arts, School of Music, Host: Louisiana State
- Laurie Taylor, UF Libraries, UF Digital Library Collaborative, Host: University of South Carolina
- Amy Vigilante, College of the Arts, School of Art & Art History, Host: LSU Museum of Art
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Faculty Travel Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty members from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.
Submitted by Ileana McCray, Office of the Provost
Creative B Movie Series: 'Mothra'
Join a panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts to view and discuss "Mothra," released in 1961 and not rated, at the Florida Museum of Natural History on Friday, July 8, at 7 p.m. The Museum will host an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday nights July 8 through July 29, the museum and Creative B will screen free movies and explore the balance between science and art. “Wicked Plants” and the “Butterfly Rainforest” will be open to the public for extended hours until 7 p.m. UF students receive free admission to the exhibits with their Gator 1 card. Parental discretion is advised. For more information, visit flmnh.ufl.edu.
Submitted by Elizabeth Brown, Florida Museum of Natural History
SECU/ADLP Fellows for 2016-2017
The Provost's Office is pleased to announce the selection of the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECU) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows for 2016-2017:
Dr. Joel H. Brendemuhl, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Dr. John F. Stinneford, Professor and Assistant Director of Criminal Justice Center, Frederic G. Levin College of Law
Dr. David E. Vaillancourt, Professor and Vice Chair of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Performance
The ALDP mission is to identify, develop, prepare, and advance faculty as academic leaders in and for the SEC universities. By providing the knowledge and skills necessary for academic leadership, the Program will assist in identifying and cultivating the next generation of leaders within the SEC institutions.
The UF 2016-2017 ALDP Fellows will participate in a workshop with other SECU/ALDP Fellows at the University of Alabama on October 17-19, 2016 and Mississippi State University on February 22-24, 2017. In addition, UF’s Fellows will participate in local leadership initiatives that will familiarize them with UF’s organizational structure and relationship to other state and regional institutions.
The Fellows’ participation in this prestigious program will further enhance and support UF's educational and research missions, and be an important career development opportunity for these talented faculty.
Submitted by Angel Kwolek-Folland, Office of the Provost
UF Faculty and Staff are Invited to Join the Career Resource Center’s Employer Retreat Activities
On Thursday, July 14th, the Career Resource Center is hosting an event for UF departments to network with over 85 national and local employers who recruit UF students. You'll leave knowing more about recruiting practices, the hiring outlook, and ways to connect your students with opportunities. Stop by for refreshments and fun giveaways, and don't forget to bring your business cards. The deadline date has been extended to July 8th.
RSVP by July 8, event details are at the following link: Meet and Greet RSVP <http://bit.ly/1SMtcZC>
As an added bonus, you're invited to join the CRC on Friday, July 15 to a presentation given by Dr. Phil Gardner (link to: http://www.ceri.msu.edu/about/dr-phil-gardner/), Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute. An expert on collegiate employment trends, he'll specifically address UF faculty and staff to share current trends to assist us in our work with students and employers across campus.
RSVP for Friday's event: Dr. Gardner RSVP <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-phil-gardner-collegiate-employment-trends-tickets-26151450693>
Submitted by Dana McPherson, Career Resource Center
UF Professor George Christou Receives Accolades for Research Discoveries and Teaching
UF chemistry professor George Christou has received acclaim for his discovery of single-molecule magnets and metal-oxo clusters—microscopic, long-lasting substances with applications to medical, computing, and industrial technologies. The United Kingdom’s Royal Society of Chemistry awarded Christou the 2016 Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry for his pioneering work.
Christou has also been appointed to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars, an honorary organization of exceptional professors and the advisory board to the Provost’s Office. The Academy offers policy guidance to encourage academic excellence through the confluence of teaching and research. Indeed, Christou was also UF’s Teacher-Scholar of the Year for 2015–2016.
Cyprus-born Christou is well versed in these complementary practices, having published over 560 articles and taught at several esteemed institutions in both the U.S. and the U.K. He is the Drago Chair of Chemistry at UF, and has won other awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Given his trans-Atlantic impact, knack for charismatic teaching, and his tremendous experience in the technology of metal, one might call him the Iron Man of UF.
Submitted by Rachel Wayne, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences