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May 6, 2015
Resources for Faculty/Staff Working with Student Veterans
- If you have a student veteran in your class or lab, you may want to think about completing the FREE Kognito course in order to identify, address, and motivate student veterans experiencing emotional distress.
Submitted by Anthony DeSantis, Dean of Students Office
Free Admission for Mothers
On Mother’s Day weekend, May 9-10, moms receive free admission to the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “A T. rex Named Sue” and “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibits as well as a 10 percent discount on museum associates memberships. Not valid with other offers or discounts. For more information, call 352-846-2000.
Submitted by the Katina Prokos, Florida Museum of Natural History
The Planes of Spain Fall Mainly in the Drain: the American Origin of Israeli Air Force in 1948 - A talk by Ralph Lowenstein
Judaica Suite, Smathers Library 2nd floor
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 5.30 pm
Ralph Lowenstein, dean emeritus of the College of Journalism, University of Florida, will talk about the virtually unknown story of World War II aviators who raced against the clock in 1948 to prevent a second Holocaust. Lowenstein has archived the American participation in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and was an Israeli Defense Forces infantry volunteer. In 2011, he received the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award from the American Jewish Historical Society. The award is the society’s highest honor and is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to strengthening the American Jewish community.
Sponsored by the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, George A. Smathers Libraries.
Submitted by Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers Libraries
Faculty DRC Procedure Updates
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is excited to announce several procedural changes made in response to faculty survey feedback. We appreciate your continuous support as we improve the efficiency of our processes.
Accommodation Letter Distribution:
Starting Summer A/C 2015, accommodation letters will be sent via e-mail as a PDF attachment to students.
- The accommodation letter format has been updated.
- The letter will be addressed to ‘Course Instructor/Coordinator’. Course information and instructor names will no longer appear on the accommodation letter.
- The accommodation section of the letter groups accommodations by type with a brief descriptor of each assigned accommodation. A complete description of each accommodation will be located at Accommodation Details on the DRC Faculty and Instructors webpage.
- Students will be advised of their responsibility to connect with instructors to present their accommodation letters and to coordinate their accommodations. This coordination could occur in person, via the phone, or via e-mail. Accommodations are not in effect until this coordination has occurred. The following video has been created to improve student and faculty interaction regarding accommodation coordination.
- The Note-Service packet and the Accommodated Test Request (ATR) form will be hyperlinked in the accommodation letter.
Starting Summer A/C 2015, exams will be returned via e-mail to instructors. Exams will no longer be hand-delivered. If you do not wish to have your exams returned electronically, your exams will be available for pick-up from the DRC testing office in Reid Hall 001 (Building 0020).
- If you have questions about any of these updates, please contact the DRC at 352-392-8565 or via email at email@example.com.
Submitted by Jim Gorske, Disability Resource Center
SECU/ALDP Fellows for 2015-2016
The Provost's Office is pleased to announce the selection of the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECU) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows for 2015-2016:
Dr. Milagros (Milly) Peña, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Michael Weigold, Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Director Distance Education, College of Journalism and Communications
Dr. Daniel Connaughton, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, 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 ALDP will assist in identifying and cultivating the next generation of leaders within the SEC institutions.
The UF 2015-2016 ALDP Fellows will participate in a workshop with other SECU/ALDP Fellows at the University of Arkansas, October 5-7, 2015 and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) February 24-26, 2016. 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.
Congratulations on their selection, as their participation in this prestigious program will further enhance and support UF's educational and research missions.
Submitted by Angel Kwolek-Folland, Office of the Provost
Outreach Opportunity for Research Mentors
We invite members of the UF community to participate as laboratory hosts for the 57th Annual University of Florida Student Science Training Program (UF SSTP). SSTP is a seven week residential STEM research participation program for rising high school seniors. Students selected to participate in the UF SSTP are at the top of their high school class, highly motivated and college-bound.
Lab hosts engage students in on-going research as part of their lab. Students will be available to work in the lab for ~28 hours each week, and may be directly supervised by faculty, graduate students, or other members of the lab team. Each UF SSTP participant is matched to a lab based on the criteria indicted by faculty and the student's interest, experience, and career goals. Mentors may also opt to select the student assigned to his or her lab. For more information, please visit http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/faculty/research-mentors-sstp/
For more information, please contact Ms. Christy Rodkin, Coordinator, Youth Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 392-2310.
Submitted by Mary Jo Koroly, Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET)
University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor D. Daniel Sokol was elected to the American Law Institute this past month, joining 82 members nationwide.
The American Law Institute, which includes more than 4,000 law professors, lawyers and judges, is the leading independent organization in the nation that produces legal scholarship designed to improve the law. The institute “drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education,” according to the ALI website.
“ALI undertakes important projects in shaping law,” Sokol said. “It is a great honor to be included among its prestigious group of members.”
Sokol is one of 12 UF Law faculty members who are members of the institute, including Professors Fletcher Baldwin, Karen Burke, Berta Hernandez-Truyol, Joseph Little, Pedro Malavet, Amy Mashburn, Grayson McCouch, Martin McMahon, David Smith, retired Dean Robert Jerry and Interim Dean George Dawson.
Sokol said he looks forward to contributing his work to the institute’s projects.
“As I teach and write in the area of compliance, the new ALI project on compliance is an area where I hope to make an immediate contribution,” he said.
Sokol is a professor at UF Law, the editor of the Antitrust and Competition Policy Blog and co-editor of the first three volumes of the Global Competition Law and Economicsbook series (Stanford University Press), the Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics Volumes 1 and 2 (Oxford University Press, 2014), and the Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook (Oxford University Press 2014), among other books.
Sokol’s work has been published in law reviews and economics journals and spans numerous topics, including mergers, cartels, monopolization, pricing issues, compliance, corporate governance, institutional design, capacity building, government restraints, and comparative and international antitrust issues. He has provided technical assistance and capacity building to antitrust agencies and utilities regulators around the world. Sokol is also a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network for several working groups and is a frequent speaker to both practitioner and academic audiences globally. In 2014, the Global Competition Review named him the Antitrust Academic of the Year.
Submitted by Matt Walker, Levin College of Law
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