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December 17, 2014
2015 Online Education Excellence Awards
The Office of the Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Online Education Excellence Awards (OEEA.) This award is intended to recognize exemplary and innovative teaching and course production in fully online or blended courses. To be eligible, courses must have 50% or more of the content and activities available to students online. Courses that were taught during the 2014 calendar year are eligible for nomination. Courses that have previously received the award are not eligible.
View the 2015 call for nominations.
View the 2014 award-winning courses
Submitted by Jennifer Smith, Development and Course Production, UF Online
Highly Available Data Storage Options
Several options are available for storing research data at UF, including highly available storage options through the GatorBox service, an enhanced storage option for research that features a Dropbox-like interface. The GatorBox interface offers a convenient and familiar interface as well as desktop and mobile clients, with simple file sync and share functionality. UF Research Computing staff recently worked with PHHP to relocate 16 Terabytes of data for the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (BRRC) to GatorBox storage.
Researchers and departments interested in discussing their storage needs should contact Erik Deumens, director, UF Research Computing.
Submitted by Erik Deumens, UF Information Technology
UF's School of Music at the College of the Arts will expand its reach and impact this summer during its annual Brazilian Music Institute (BMI) thanks to a recent $75,000 three-year award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to bring the weeklong event to Broward County. The College of the Arts and School of Music was recognized Dec. 1, 2014 during a ceremony held at New World Symphony in Miami Beach. The School of Music submitted one of 1,100 proposals in response to the 7th annual Knight Arts Challenge, which posed the question, “What’s your best idea for the arts?” The school’s proposal to bring BMI to Broward County, which has one of the one of the largest Brazilian communities in the U.S., was one of 47 ideas awarded a total of $2.29 million with the goal of bringing South Florida together through the arts. Read more.
Submitted by Leah Craig, College of the Arts
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