December 16, 2020

Faculty Awards


Holiday Festivities

Special Seminars


The Faculty Update Will Resume January 6th, 2021

Happy Holidays to You and Your Loved Ones!

Elizabeth Rowe Receives Provost's Research Promotion Initiative Award

Elizabeth Rowe, J.D., Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law and Irving Cypen Professor of Law received the provost’s Research Promotion Initiative (RPI) award for her work on facial recognition technology. You can read about her work in the UF News piece “Why the U.S. needs federal regulation of facial recognition — and how to get it right”. Learn more about the RPI and how to apply. 

Timothy Brophy Receives Carol A. Luthman Meritorious Service Award from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Timothy S. Brophy, Ph.D., Director of Institutional Assessment and Professor of Music Education has been awarded the 2020 Carol Luthman Meritorious Service Award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The award recognizes his outstanding service to the SACSCOC, including volunteerism and commitment to the best principles of the academy.


Faculty Senate Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 15th

Faculty are invited to join the Faculty Senate meeting being held tomorrow, Thursday, 12/17 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. 
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Corresponding Authors of Open Access Elsevier Articles are Eligible for Author Fee Discounts Through the UF Libraries

This fall, the Smathers Libraries launched a partnership with publisher Elsevier that offers a discount to all UF authors seeking to make their articles widely available under an open access publishing model. The program offers an author fee discount of 15% to those publishing in fully open access journals and 10% to those publishing in subscription-based journals where some articles are open. If you are the corresponding author of an article submitted to an eligible Elsevier journal after July 1, 2020, and you would like to make your work open access, you have until January 31st, 2021, to pay the discounted fee. Contact for additional information.

To learn about discounts from other publishers that the Libraries have secured, please visit

December Instructional Consultant Open Office Hours in Matherly 002

To enable more practice time with HyFlex technologies, UFIT has added additional staffed open classroom hours in December.  An IT consultant is now available through December 22 in MAT-002 on the following days/times. No reservation required, just drop by!
  • Dec 16:  9am-12pm, 1-4pm
  • Dec 17:  1-4pm
  • Dec 18:  9am-12pm, 1-4pm
  • Dec 21:  9am-12pm, 1-4pm
  • Dec 22:  1-4pm
In addition to the staffed classroom option in Matherly Hall, the 1-hour Best Practices for HyFlex Technology workshop is being offered twice weekly through Dec. 23. Instructors can register for a workshop session and also review additional resources related to HyFlex teaching on the Preparing for Spring 2021 website.

Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert - Listen on WUFT Dec. 21st, 22nd, and 25th

The University of Florida Office of the President, College of the Arts, and School of Music proudly present  the 72nd annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert.
This concert will be broadcast through WUFT on Monday Dec. 21st at 8pm, Tuesday, Dec.  22nd at 10pm, and Friday, Dec. 25th at 12 midnight (Please note that this time is the transition between the 24th and 25th).
On Monday Dec. 21st at 7:30pm there will be a pre-concert chat via Zoom with Dr. Will Kesling, Dr. Kevin Orr, and Dean Onye Ozuzu. To register for the pre-concert chat, please email Matty Hart at
To learn more, click here or contact Angela Jonas at

COVID-19 Vaccine Seminar Series: Progress in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Wednesday Dec. 16th, 4pm
Join the Emerging Pathogens Institute virtually for the COVID-19 Vaccine Seminar Series. The third speaker is Karen Kotloff, MD, a professor of pediatrics, medicine, epidemiology and public health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). She serves as principal investigator of the NIH-funded Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit at UMSOM and is the associate director for clinical research at the university’s Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health. She leads clinical trials to evaluate vaccines against a wide range of infections in the US and in developing countries, including two large ongoing trials of COVID vaccines. 

Learn more | Watch Live


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