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Table of Contents
    Outgoing chair's report
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    Incoming chair's report
        Page 1
        Page 2
    March Faculty Senate meeting resolution
        Page 3
    April Faculty Senate meeting items
        Page 3
    Doctoral dissertation advising/mentoring award winners
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Laudamus: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty awards and honors
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        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
    April 2005 calendar of events
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UF Faculty Senate Newsletter
April, 2005 Issue # 5


Outgoing Chair's Report
P. Ramond

Parting Thoughts

It has been a busy year. Much has been
achieved; much more remains to be done.
Through the hard work of many of our
colleagues, the Faculty Senate has redefined
the Tenure Process, the Grievance
Procedures, and the Policy Councils are
learning their trade. Faculty Compensation
is recognized as a priority by the Board of
Trustees and the Administration. The
Faculty Senate is on a steep learning curve
that is going to test Shared Faculty
Governance.

A case in point is the formulation of the
New Strategic Plan. Deans submitted their
unit's aspiration after consulting with their
faculty, as they should have, but there was
no equivalent group of the most visionary
faculty across the campus to identify new
intellectual directions, and suggest
interdisciplinary opportunities unique to
our University.

As the Faculty Trustee, I addressed the
crucial importance of graduate education
and students, as all Faculty understand the
need for first rate graduate students. While
Science Faculty need well-equipped
laboratories to succeed, Libraries are the
lifeblood of the Humanities. The Faculty
Senate has identified the neglect of our
libraries as an obstacle to reaching the next
level.


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both in the Humanities and in the
Sciences.

Rome was not built in a day; and our efforts
this year have added a step in the ladder
that leads us to greatness!

It has been a rewarding experience to serve
the Faculty. The University of Florida
requires your involvement to attain its
desired status. So keep stretching the limits
of knowledge and the minds of your
students, and stay connected.

Pierre Ramond


Inside you will find....
Chair-Elect Appointment Page 2
March Faculty Senate Meeting Page 2
Resolutions
April Faculty Senate Meeting Page 2
Items
Doctoral Dissertation/Mentoring Pag 3
Advisor Awardsg
Laudamus Page 4-6
April Calendar of Events Page 7


Incoming Chair's Report
K. Tanzer

How can the Faculty Senate help the
University of Florida improve? This is the
question we discussed at a recent Senate
Steering Committee meeting, as we began
to prepare for next year's efforts.


Ine university or rlorlaa win not acnleve
Top Ten status without stellar programs
Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 3261P
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-.


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UF Faculty Senate Newsletter
April, 2005 Issue # 5


Outgoing Chair's Report
P. Ramond

Parting Thoughts

It has been a busy year. Much has been
achieved; much more remains to be done.
Through the hard work of many of our
colleagues, the Faculty Senate has redefined
the Tenure Process, the Grievance
Procedures, and the Policy Councils are
learning their trade. Faculty Compensation
is recognized as a priority by the Board of
Trustees and the Administration. The
Faculty Senate is on a steep learning curve
that is going to test Shared Faculty
Governance.

A case in point is the formulation of the
New Strategic Plan. Deans submitted their
unit's aspiration after consulting with their
faculty, as they should have, but there was
no equivalent group of the most visionary
faculty across the campus to identify new
intellectual directions, and suggest
interdisciplinary opportunities unique to
our University.

As the Faculty Trustee, I addressed the
crucial importance of graduate education
and students, as all Faculty understand the
need for first rate graduate students. While
Science Faculty need well-equipped
laboratories to succeed, Libraries are the
lifeblood of the Humanities. The Faculty
Senate has identified the neglect of our
libraries as an obstacle to reaching the next
level.


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both in the Humanities and in the
Sciences.

Rome was not built in a day; and our efforts
this year have added a step in the ladder
that leads us to greatness!

It has been a rewarding experience to serve
the Faculty. The University of Florida
requires your involvement to attain its
desired status. So keep stretching the limits
of knowledge and the minds of your
students, and stay connected.

Pierre Ramond


Inside you will find....
Chair-Elect Appointment Page 2
March Faculty Senate Meeting Page 2
Resolutions
April Faculty Senate Meeting Page 2
Items
Doctoral Dissertation/Mentoring Pag 3
Advisor Awardsg
Laudamus Page 4-6
April Calendar of Events Page 7


Incoming Chair's Report
K. Tanzer

How can the Faculty Senate help the
University of Florida improve? This is the
question we discussed at a recent Senate
Steering Committee meeting, as we began
to prepare for next year's efforts.


Ine university or rlorlaa win not acnleve
Top Ten status without stellar programs
Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 3261P
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-.


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My predecessors -Pierre Ramond, Tony
Brennan, Jean Larson, Richard Briggs, Joe
Layon and Jim Pettigrew-have
progressively improved the Faculty Senate's
effectiveness over the past five and a half
years of elected leadership. Our Senate now
satisfies virtually all the traits of effective
Senates as outlined by the American
Association of University Professors (look
under Governance, Resources at
www.aaup.org). We have reinstated
elected faculty representation on existing
University committees and created new,
comprehensive Policy Councils charged
with addressing all aspects of the
University's academic mission. A much
larger group of faculty members from
across the University now participate in
shared governance, though still far too few.


at the University Florida. To improve, we
need the synergy that university-wide
faculty collaboration will generate.

Kim


Faculty Senate Chair-Elect
Appointment


Congratulations
Danaya Wright, Professor, Law
Professor Wright was elected as the 2005-2006
Faculty Senate Chair-Elect,
receiving 40 of the 78 votes cast.


Over the next year I will work with the
Senate to strengthen our internal
governance procedures and to continue to
build a culture of commitment to shared
governance across the University. This is
necessary foundation, but it is not sufficient
to improve the University of Florida.

To improve our University, the Faculty
Senate must become increasingly proactive
rather than reactive. We have begun by
working with the administration to
commission excellent reports and
recommendations on Tenure and
Promotion, Faculty Compensation,
University Libraries and Sustainability, to
name a few. But as we become more
logistically capable, our Senate perspective
must broaden. We must look ahead, to
foresee and cultivate new academic
opportunities, and around us, to
incorporate our UF colleagues' best
practices. We must light more fires and put
out fewer fires.

We have over 4,000 smart, hardworking,
internationally networked faculty members
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March Faculty Senate
M eeti ng Resolutions
* Honorary Degree Committee
Nominations
Barry Ache, Chair
Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus
Awards & Memorials Committee
SEdward Villella, Founding Artistic &
CFO of the Miami City Ballet
PASSED
(Dr. Nicholas Bodor, Chief Scientific
Officer, IVAX Corporation
PASSED


* Rules Report
Chris Snodgrass, Chair
Constitution Committee


April Faculty Senate
Meeting Items
Action Items
* Proposed Constitutional Language
Article II Section 5 APA Assembly
Chris Snodgrass, Chair
Constitution Committee
PASSED
* UF Calendars
2005 Commencement Ceremonies
Sheila Dickison, Chair
Curriculum Committee
REJECTED
* Name Change
Graduate Engineering Research Center
Sheila Dickison, Chair
Curriculum Committee
PASSED
* New Degree Proposals
Ken Gerhardt
Graduate School
(1) Masters of Science with a Major in
Animal Molecular & Cellular Biology
PASSED
(2) Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in
Animal Molecular & Cellular Biology
PASSED
(3) Masters in International Taxation
PASSED


Information Items
* University Library Policy
Scott Nygren, Chair
Policy Council on Academic Infrastructure
& Support
Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611
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March Faculty Senate
M eeti ng Resolutions
* Honorary Degree Committee
Nominations
Barry Ache, Chair
Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus
Awards & Memorials Committee
SEdward Villella, Founding Artistic &
CFO of the Miami City Ballet
PASSED
(Dr. Nicholas Bodor, Chief Scientific
Officer, IVAX Corporation
PASSED


* Rules Report
Chris Snodgrass, Chair
Constitution Committee


April Faculty Senate
Meeting Items
Action Items
* Proposed Constitutional Language
Article II Section 5 APA Assembly
Chris Snodgrass, Chair
Constitution Committee
PASSED
* UF Calendars
2005 Commencement Ceremonies
Sheila Dickison, Chair
Curriculum Committee
REJECTED
* Name Change
Graduate Engineering Research Center
Sheila Dickison, Chair
Curriculum Committee
PASSED
* New Degree Proposals
Ken Gerhardt
Graduate School
(1) Masters of Science with a Major in
Animal Molecular & Cellular Biology
PASSED
(2) Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in
Animal Molecular & Cellular Biology
PASSED
(3) Masters in International Taxation
PASSED


Information Items
* University Library Policy
Scott Nygren, Chair
Policy Council on Academic Infrastructure
& Support
Faculty Senate 235C Tigert Hall P.O. Box # 113175 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone 352/ 392-9019 http://www.senate.ufl.edu Facsimile 352/392-. -


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Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Nlentoring Award Winners
Awards are given each year to advisors selected on a competitive basis. The winners
receive a $3,000 award and an additional $1,000 to support their graduate studies.



2004-2005 Winners:
Dr. H. Jane Brockmann
Professor, Zoology
http://www.zoo.ufl.edu/Faculty/brockmann.html
Professor Brockmann is an animal behaviorist interested in the evolution of alternative
strategies and tactics and the economics and mechanisms of decision making in animals.
Currently involved in studying the evolution of mating and nesting behaviors of horseshoe
crabs. Brockmann is also interested in sexual selection, mate choice, and paternal care, the
evolution of sex ratios, the evolution of life-history patterns (e.g. emergence and diapause) and
the evolution of social behavior (e.g. nesting behavior of solitary and social wasps).

q Dr. Paul Holloway
9 ~Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
http://holloway.mse.ufl.edu/index.htm
Professor Holloway is Director of MICROFABRITECH, an interdisciplinary materials research
program at the University of Florida. Holloway is internationally recognized for his work in
quantitative surface analysis; grain boundary and thin film diffusion, oxidation, and adhesion
in microelectronic devices; thin film processing for microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems;
contacts to semiconductors; surface passivation of compound semiconductors; basic science of
wide-gap materials for light emitting diodes and lasers; and advanced phosphors for display
technologies.

SDr. James Jones
Distinguished Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
http:/ /www.agen.ufl.edu/newsite /mainpages/Faculty pages/PDF % 20Profiles % 20rev/Tones _im.pdf
Dr. Jones specializes in mathematical modeling of plant growth and environmental interactions
(with soil and atmosphere), in analysis of agricultural systems for research and decision support
applications, and in computer control of plant growth systems, including greenhouses and
research growth systems.

Dr. Greg Neimeyer
Professor, Psychology
http://www.psych.ufl.edu/-neimeyer/gnhome.html
Dr. Neimeyer is the graduate school coordinator for UF's psychology program. He is in charge
of overseeing the university's doctoral programs in cognitive psychology, sensory processes,
clinical and developmental psychology, behavior analysis, psychobiology and social

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psychology. Dr. Neimeyer's current research interests include social influence in a clinical
context, relationship development and disorder, and multi-cultural counseling.

H Dr. Ramesh Reddy
Professor, Soil & Water Science
http://wetlands.ifas.ufl.edu/reddy.htm
For the past 15 years, Dr. Reddy has led a team of UF researchers, working in cooperation with
the state agencies (Water Management Districts) and federal agencies (USDA), who have been
investigating water quality related issues in three major freshwater ecosystems of south Florida.
Key research issues addressed include:(i) nutrient loading impact on wetlands and streams in
the Lake Okeechobee Basin;(ii) internal nutrient cycling and loading in Lake Apopka and Lake
Okeechobee; (iii) historical nutrient loading impacts in the Everglades; and (iv) long-term
nutrient retention capacity of constructed and natural wetlands.


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Laudamus


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty Awards and Honors

HUMANITIES

Associate professor of history Sheryl Kroen has received a Frederick Burkhardt Residential
Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars by the American Council of Learned Societies, funded
by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The $75,000 award will
allow Kroen to work on her proposed research project, "Capitalism and Democracy: The Lessons of the
Marshall Plan," during the 2006-2007 academic year in residence at the National Humanities Center in
Research Triangle Park, NC. She also received a $30,000 fellowship from the German Marshall Fund to
work on the same project in Paris next year.

Assistant professor of religion Leah Hochman was invited to join the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and
Jewish Studies at Oxford University for the spring semester in 2005. Every year, the Skirball Fellows
Program invites seven scholars from around the world to stay at the Yarnton Manor estate, where the
Centre is located, to pursue research projects in all areas of Jewish history, literature, languages and
thought.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded assistant professor of women's
studies Trysh Travis a 12-month fellowship. Travis will use the $40,000 award to complete her
book, The Persistence of Sentiment: Contemporary American Literature and the Culture of 12-
Step Recovery.

English professors Debora Greger and William Logan have been honored by
Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana with the Corrington Award for L
Literary Excellence. As the 15th and 16th recipients of the award, named in memory of
Centenary alumnus John William Corrington, the two received bronze medals. The award also carries a
special feature-a book by each winner is incorporated into all sections of the fall first-year experience
courses at Centenary.

Religion professor Vasudha Narayanan received an American Council of Learned Societies
fellowship for 2004-2005. The funding supports her research on "Churning the Ocean of Story:
Retelling Narratives of Hinduism in Cambodia and India."

The American Council of Learned Societies awarded associate professor of philosophy John i
Palmer a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars. The
fellowship carries a $65,000 stipend, which Palmer is using during the 2004-2005 academic year ,
to develop a new narrative for the history of early Greek philosophy.

Associate professor of linguistics Diana Boxer was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow during July
and August 2004 at the Bellagio Study Center in Bellagio, Italy.


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Professor of English Ron Carpenter received the 2004 Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar
Award, which recognizes Carpenter's multiple publications and presentations around a rhetorical topic
Sor theme that have demonstrated intellectual creativity, perseverance and impact on
F academic communities.

English professor James Haskins received the 2004 John and Patricia Beatty Award from the
California Library Association for his book Cecil Poole: A Life in the Law.



SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


Assistant religion professor Mario Poceski received a Center for East Asian Studies Fellowship in
Chinese Studies at Stanford University for the 2004-2005 academic year. He is working on a book
that explores the attitudes toward morality and monasticism within the Chan school of late
medieval Chinese Buddhism.



SAssociate professor of Russian studies Michael Gorman received the 2004 Best Book in
Literature and Culture Award from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East
European Languages for his book Speaking in Soviet Tongues: Language Culture and the
Politics of Voice in Revolutionary Russia.



Faye Harrison, a professor of African-American studies and anthropology, has received the 2004
Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) Prize for Distinguished Achievement in
the Critical Study of North America. The award is given annually in honor of a senior-level
anthropologist



The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) acknowledged professor emeritus of

sociology Felix Berardo's many years of leadership in the field of family studies by creating the
Felix M. Berardo Award for Mentoring in his honor. The award will recognize faculty members
in family studies for extraordinary efforts to provide students and colleagues with the guidance and
social support essential to their career development and advancement.t who has made broad-based
contributions to the field.


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Laudamus (cont.)


US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson has appointed sociology r
professor Terry Mills to the National Advisory Council on Aging. His appointment continues
until 2008. As one of 18 members on the council, Mills will advise the secretary and the directors
of the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging on matters relating to the
conduct and support of biomedical, social, and behavioral research, training, health information
dissemination, and other programs with respect to the aging process.

Professor emeritus of political science Peggy Conway received the 2004 Frank J. Goodnow
Distinguished Service Award from the American Political Science Association in honor of her
outstanding service to the community.

David Grove, a courtesy professor in the Department of Anthropology, was
recently named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

E Assistant professor of psychology Lise Abrams was selected as one of the three recipients of the
2004 Women in Cognitive Science Mentorship Award from Women in Cognitive Science, an
affiliate of the Psychonomic Society.

The Southern Gerontological Society has created the Gordon Streib Academic Gerontologist
Award in honor of sociology professor Gordon Streib's scientific career and contributions to
the field. The award recognizes outstanding career contributions to the advancement of
gerontology through excellence in research that has contributed to the quality of life of older
people, teaching of students and professionals and service to professional organizations.

SCommunication sciences and disorders professor Patricia Kricos, who is also director of the
Center for Gerontological Studies, was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors
of the American Board of Audiology.

NATURAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES




Assistant astronomy professor Vicki Sarajedini and assistant physics professor Stephen
Hagen each received a 2004 National Science Foundation CAREER award. Only the top 10
percent of young tenure-track faculty in the US are given CAREER grants to support their
research.










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The Department of Energy Division of High Energy Physics selected assistant physics professor
Konstantin Matchev to receive a 2004 Outstanding Junior Investigator (OJI) award.



Assistant chemistry professor Adam Veige has received a $50,000 New Faculty Award from the
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. He is one of nine professors nationwide to receive the
honor. Veige was chosen based on his proposed research program, which aims to exploit
structural, electronic and reactivity tenets to design reactive early transition metal complexes for the
purpose of small molecule activation and catalysis

SPhysics professor Pierre Ramond was named the 2004 Oskar Klein lecturer by the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences. As part of the honor, Ramond delivered a lecture at Stockholm University.

Chemistry professor James D. Winefordner was recently named a fellow of the Society of
Applied Spectroscopy, and is one of the first to receive this honor. He has also received the Strock
Award from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, given by the
New England Section of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in recognition of a selected
publication of substantive research. Winefordner also received the Maurice Hasler Award at the
Pittsburgh Conference, an annual conference on analytical chemistry and spectroscopy.

SProfessor emeritus of physics Dwight Adams has received the 2005 Keithley Award from the
American Physical Society. Adams was recognized for his development of the capacitive pressure
transducer, and for its application to the helium melting pressure thermometry and other
scientific uses. He will receive $5,000 and a certificate citing his contributions.

Chemistry professor Alan Katritzky was honored at the International Chemistry-Biology
Interface Conference in Delhi, India when one of the symposiums, "Synthetic Strategies in
Heterocyclic Chemistry," was presented as a tribute. He also received the lifetime achievement
award from the Indian Chemical Society and a plaque commemorating his election as the Foreign IF
Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy by K.R. Narayanan, the former President of India,

E Three UF scientists have been named fellows of the American Physical Society. Physics professors
Paul Avery and Peter Hirschfeld and chemistry professor Frank Harris each were elected for their
original research and innovative contributions in applying physics to science and technology. No more
than one-half of one percent of the society's total membership is selected for fellowship status each
' year.







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