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Alexander Burak, Assistant Professor of Russian, Department of Languages, aims to clarify some important aspects of translation theory and practice in order to make translating and evaluating translations more transparent and more widely understood.

Rosemary Hill Observatory is #4 on the list of 25 Best College Astronomy Observatories. See full story here.

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Dror Abend-David, Lecturer, Department of Languages, published a collection of essays that considers an interdisciplinary approach to Media and Translation Studies, and expands the theoretical range of audiovisual translation. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.

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Michael S. Gorham, Associate Professor of Russian Studies, presents a cultural history of the politics of the Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost to Putin and the emergence of new generations of Web technologies. Gorham begins from the premise that periods of rapid and radical change both shape and are shaped by language.

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2013-14 Teacher/Scholar of the Year

Sid Homan, Professor of English, has been selected as the 2013-14 Teacher/Scholar of the Year. This annual award is given in recognition of excellence in teaching and distinction in scholarly activity. It is the university's hightest faculty honor and recognizes the qualities most valued by the University of Florida.
Sid Homan marks 42 years as teacher, scholar, father figure

UF's Teacher-Scholar of the Year, Homan, sees confirmation in career recognition

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In celebration of its centennial anniversary, science historian Betty Smocovitis takes a look back through time at the socio-politics, personalities, institutions, educational reforms, and global events that came together around the 1914 founding of the AJB.

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Stephanie A. Smith, Professor of English, has published the third book in her trilogy which chronicles the parallel stories of two women from the same family who bear the same Puritan name, Content Burns, and who are separated by three centuries.

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Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program (PHPB)
The University of Florida's new Pre-health Post-Baccalaureate Program (PHPB) offers dedicated and motivated students an opportunity to complete academic pre-requisite courses for admission to medical school, dental school, and other health professional graduate programs.

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Inside Higher Education website: Liberal Arts Degrees Have Proven Economic Value

2014–2015 CLAS Term Professors

Provost's Excellence Award for Assistant Professors for 2014-2015

Ryan D. Duffy, Psychology

The Provost's Office offers the Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors, pending available funds. The awards are focused on junior faculty and recognize excellence in research. Each award is a one-time allocation of $5,000 in support of research that can be used to fund travel, equipment, books, graduate students, and other research-related expenses.

CLAS faculty named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2014–2017

Clarence C. Gravlee, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Andrey Korytov, Professor of Physics
Michelle Cailin Mack, Professor of Biology
Joseph G. Meert, Professor of Geological Sciences
Victoria Emma Pagán, Professor of Classics
See announcement and complete list of faculty from other colleges

2014 NACADA Outstanding Advising Awards

CLAS Academic Advisors won two of the eight awards presented by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Mr. Nicholas Mrozinske and Ms. Miranda Santos have been awarded "Winner of the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role". Both are Academic Advisors in the CLAS Academic Advising Center. The NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA with over 10,000 members is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.

2014 Guggenheim Fellowships
  • John Palmer, Professor of Philosophy
  • Lillian Guerra, Professor of Cuban and Caribbean History and Director of Cuba Program, Center for Latin American Studies
  • Dr. Guerra's Guggenheim project, entitled "Ideal Citizens: Political Rehabilitation and the Cuban Revolution", deepens her previous scholarly efforts to explore the creation of a hegemonic revolutionary state in Cuba after 1959 "from below", i.e., through the experiences of average citizens. Based on previously sealed or unknown archives as well as oral history, she examines the often paradoxically critical and resistant responses of former slum dwellers, maids, and prostitutes as well as the equally paradoxical embrace of the revolutionary state by former enemies, such as political prisoners and officials of the Batista dictatorship, who slipped easily into the structures of Cuban state surveillance and intelligence. In the end, she argues that the state deliberately included and sought out counter-hegemonic elements like the batistianos in order to consolidate itself in sectors previously seen as anathema to state goals.
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    Michael Schulz, Chemistry PhD student, wins the Three Minute Thesis Competition

    The event was featured in the Gainesville Sun on April 4, 2014. The competition challenges students to present their doctoral research to a lay audience in 3 minutes or less. Established by The University of Queensland in 2008, 3MT is now held in universities around the globe.

    2014 Outstanding Postdoc Mentoring Award Winners

    Michelle Mack, Department of Biology
    Doug Soltis, Department of Biology
    Weihong Tan, Department of Chemistry

    The postdoc mentoring awards are established to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in the mentoring of UF postdocs. Each year, up to three faculty members will receive awards of $2000 each. Faculty awardees will serve on a Postdoc Mentoring Committee two years to provide guidance and advice to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs regarding postdoc mentoring issues. Past Postdoc Mentoring Award winners will also serve as the review committee for the Postdoc Mentoring Awards.

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