Front Cover
 Table of Contents
 The president’s report
 People: the university’s greatest...
 Preparation for tomorrow
 Research: where tomorrow begin...
 New worlds of power and space
 Television goes to college
 Toward a healthier tomorrow
 The university serves you
 Growth at the university
 Life beyond the campus

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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Table of Contents
        Page 1
    The president’s report
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    People: the university’s greatest resources
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Preparation for tomorrow
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Research: where tomorrow begins
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
    New worlds of power and space
        Page 24
        Page 25
    Television goes to college
        Page 26
        Page 27
    Toward a healthier tomorrow
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
    The university serves you
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
    Growth at the university
        Page 34
        Page 35
    Life beyond the campus
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
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A Report


The University Record of the University of Florida

Biennial Report 1956-1958

Volume LIII 0 Series 1 0 Number 8 0 August 1, 1958

Published monthly by the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Entered in the post office in Gainesville, Florida as second-class matter, under
Act of Congress, August 24, 1912
Office of Publication, Gainesville, Florida


University of Florida-

A Report of



The President's Report/2
People-The University's Greatest Resource/5
Preparation for Tomorrow/8
Research-Where Tomorrow Begins/20
New Worlds of Power and Space/24
Television Goes to College/26
Toward a Healthier Tomorrow/28
The University Serves You/31
Growth at the University/34
Life Beyond the Campus/36

Biennial Report 1956-1958

The Repor

To the Board of Control and the Citizens of Florida:

A university is like a good citizen.
It engages in every activity de-
signed to upbuild the state. It
guides its students into useful ca-
reers. It solves problems. It finds
new or better ways to safeguard the
public's well-being. It seeks the
betterment of mankind while cher-
ishing the values created by the
A university is a vast enterprise
in which excellence is of prime im-
portance and where freedom of in-
quiry is taken for granted. It must
be a training ground for many pro-
fessions. It must be a storehouse
of knowledge and skill on the col-
lege, professional school, and gradu-
ate school levels. It must have
classrooms and laboratories, experi-
ment stations and museums, resi-
dence hall and dining halls, a hospi-
tal and a library, athletic facilities,
and a model school. All of these
must contribute to the training of
the student.
A university serves best if it has
the necessary resources. A care-
fully selected faculty must be de-
voted to ideals of scholarly and pro-
fessional excellence. The courses of
study must bring age-old wisdom to

bear upon the duties of the present
hour while seeking new truths. The
land, buildings, and equipment must
be adequate for the assigned duties.
The University of Florida has
moved forward significantly in the
past two years in fulfilling its re-
sponsibilities. Its strong curricular
offerings have received notable com-
mendation. Its faculty has moved
further into a position of distinction.
Its research achievements have
made it a growing center of dis-
tinguished accomplishment.
The following pages are sugges-
tive of the sound accomplishment
of the University of Florida in the
biennium of 1956-1958. The Col-
lege of Medicine and the College of
Nursing enrolled their first two
classes and thus began the central
operations of the J. Hillis Miller
Health Center. A nuclear science
and engineering program was broad-
ened in scope and developed in
depth so as to compare favorably
with other leading institutions in
this area of study. In agriculture
and engineering, discoveries and in-
ventions have continued to enrich
the economy of the state. In almost
every area of the University there

President for the Biennium Ending June 30, 1958

have been valuable contributions to
knowledge. In its undergraduate,
graduate, research, extension, and
publication programs the University
of Florida has steadily gained
strength. Floridians can be proud
of the University of Florida.
The people of the State of Florida
have encouraged the full develop-
ment of the University of Florida
as a combined state university and
land-grant college. Through their
representatives and senators in the
State Legislature they have said
that they want and are willing to
support an institution of higher
learning that will take its place
among the great universities of the
nation. The University of Florida
today is a monument to this stead-
fast objective.
That the University of Florida is
achieving the stature sought by the
people of Florida is attested to by
the 4,274 graduates during the bi-
ennium, 137 of whom were awarded
doctoral degrees. The quality of
the faculty has not only stimulated
and attracted an increasing propor-
tion of superior students, but foun-
dations and other agencies have
been attracted to the University in
solving technical and economic
The Ford Foundation, for ex-
ample, asked the University of
Florida to send a team of three pro-
fessors to Burma to help the new
University of Mandalay strengthen
its program in basic sciences. The

Ford Foundation would not have
sought this assistance from the Uni-
versity of Florida had not the Uni-
versity been noted for its strong
basic sciences program to train the
young people of the State of Florida.
The University of Florida has
been engaged for several years in a
program of technical assistance to
the agricultural economy of the
Republic of Costa Rica. Costa Rica
would not have sought this help
from the University of Florida had
not the University a well-developed
program of education and research
in tropical agriculture.
Recently the Fund for the Ad-
vancement of Education asked the
University of Florida to collaborate
with the Encyclopedia Britannica
Films to produce an entire high
school chemistry course on film for
use in the nation's schools. The re-
quest recognized the superior qual-
ity of instruction available in the
Department of Chemistry at the
University of Florida.
The program of General Educa-
tion continues to receive merited
praise. A committee of seven vis-
ited the campus and made an exten-
sive analysis of the courses. Their
report stated: "The University of
Florida is to be congratulated in
having established a strong program
in General Education. and for hav-
ing been able to sustain it at a high
level of efficiency . We believe
the program as a whole is sound."
Former students have pointed out

the significance of these basic
studies in their later duties as pro-
fessional men. On this foundation of
comprehensive courses their special-
ization has been firmly established.
A concern of the past biennium
has been the improvement of our
student counselling program. Too
many students are unable to com-
plete their college education. Some
have financial difficulties. Some
take positions in business or engage
in Agriculture. Academic counsellors
provide guidance in every possible
way. It is gratifying to report that
a larger percentage of students than
formerly are finding it possible, as
a result of the help given them, to
remain in college and finish their
degree programs.
During the biennium further pro-
gress was achieved in utilizing the
residence halls as an effective means
for enhancing the learning process.
At the University of Florida the
residence halls are an important
part of a student's total program.
Not only do they provide a physical
environment favorable to individual
growth and study, but they also
form communities of students with
common goals of self-development.
A number of forums have met regu-
larly to discuss topics in art, music,
literature, and current affairs. Be-
sides exploring interests or issues
raised in the classroom, these forums
strengthen student-faculty relation-
ships and stimulate the idea that
learning is enjoyable for its own
While a great university cannot
long remain great without a strong
undergraduate program, the ulti-
mate test of greatness is its gradu-
ate program. The past biennium
has given further assurance that
the University of Florida is becom-
ing a prominent center for graduate
studies in the South. All entering
students are now taking the nation-
ally administered Graduate Record

Examination, and it is gratifying to
note the uniformly high standing
which they achieve. The faculty is
being strengthened by the appoint-
ment of Graduate Research Profes-
sors in strategic areas. These are
scholars who have achieved high
distinction in their professional
fields and are able to open new
horizons for faculty and students
With a strong College of Arts and
Sciences giving support to a wide
range of professional schools, here is
to be found a continuing opportun-
ity for expanding a program of
graduate studies. It is worthy of
note that the University of Florida
is the only institution of higher
learning from the coastal area of
Texas to New England where one
can find on a single campus a Col-
lege of Agriculture, a College of
Engineering, and a College of Medi-
cine. This has tremendous signifi-
cance in developing a sound and
well-rounded program of graduate
work in the biological and physical
sciences. It will go far in assuring
Florida's future scientific and edu-
cational development.
Finally note should be taken of
the fine cooperation which exists
among faculty and the administra-
tive staff as the University moves
forward in meeting its obligations
to the state. There is a feeling of
special significance as each member
of the faculty and staff relates his
work to the total program of the
University. There is a sense of
pride in what is being done, but it
is of such a nature as to renew one's
dedication to the greater tasks and
opportunities which lie ahead.


A class in Far Eastern
Affairs illustrates high
level instruction.


The University's
Greatest Resource

Faculty-More Than
"Bricks and Mortar"

It is generally and increasingly
recognized that the University of
Florida stands for academic excel-
lence-a reflection of the greatness,
the high quality, and the achieve-
ments of the faculty. Some of the
achievements can be documented,
and this documentation provides an
objective measure of the general in-
tangibles of academic accomplish-
ment and a barometer as to the
quality of the institution.
Intellectual activity in the form
of scholarly endeavors and research
frequently results in worthy publi-
cations. In the biennium the faculty
published 405 books and mono-
graphs and 1103 articles in journals.
These figures do not include non-
published papers and speeches.
Many measurements of the qual-
ity of these efforts exist. One is the
amount of non-state appropriated
funds which the research performed
by this outstanding faculty attracts.
From about $300,000 per annum


Interested students are
key to learning.

Hope of the Future

of contract research being performed
in 1950, the amount rose to almost
$2,500,000 in 1957.
Another measurement is the
source of the funds, and the story
is one of which the State of Florida
may be proud. Major United States
governmental departments, major
private foundations, and many of
the largest United States corpora-
tions, as well as many smaller ones,
have deemed the quality of work
performed on th's campus to be
worthy of financial support.
Still another measure of excel-
lence is the quality and variety of
students, faculty, and distinguished
visitors which the efforts of those
on the scene can attract. The faculty
has responded to calls from through-
out the civilized world. Services
rendered in response to these calls
have ranged from papers delivered
at the Geneva Conference on the
atom, to the University team now
in Mandalay, Burma; from lectures
delivered in South America, to
studies in Portugal; from participa-
tion in a conference in London, to
being the recipient of honors be-
stowed by the Government of Brazil.
Through the years the student
body at the University of Florida
has grown larger. At the same time
the student body has been growing
in size it has improved its stand-
ards of scholarship and academic
In September, 1956, the Univer-
sity of Florida established admis-
sion standards which would deny
admission to approximately the
lower 40 per cent of the high school
graduating classes. This was based
upon the recognition that 92 per
cent of those admitted to the Uni-
versity of Florida from this group
have, in the past, failed.
By the end of the biennium more
than half of the freshmen were in
the upper 20 per cent of their high
school graduating classes.
In 1950, the score on the general

Loyal Alumni help build
a greater university.

The University's Right Arm

ability test for entering freshmen
was 99; in 1957, the score was 108.4
-significantly above the national
Historically a n d traditionally
students at the University of Flor-
ida have accepted responsibility for
the direction and promotion of stu-
dent activities and student affairs.
Early in the history of the institu-
ion, the student body, in coopera-
tion with the faculty, entered upon
a program of student self-govern-
This concept of student life had
its origin in the adoption of the
honor code as the basis of taking
examinations, classroom assign-
ments, and the inculcation of per-
sonal honor and integrity. Around
the honor code a unique form of
student self-government has evolved
which over the years has radiated
into all phases of student life.
The University of Florida is proud
of its alumni who have distinguished
themselves in a multitude of areas
of service to mankind throughout
the world. A roll call of the leader-
ship of the state in government,
business, and the professions will
find the alumni of the University
in the forefront.
Products of the University's edu-
cational program, alumni are con-
tributing vital leadership to their
communities throughout the state
and nation-vital leadership that
finds in its ranks the publisher-editor
of one of the nation's most influen-
tial newspapers; seven members of
Florida's congressional delegation
including both senators; circuit and
federal judges in practically every
district of Florida; executives in na-
tional, industrial, and business firms
too numerous to recount, as well as
countless thousands of successful
business and professional leaders in
small and large communities.
These are the people who are con-
tributing to Florida's cultural, busi-
ness and professional life.

Preparation F(

Humanities-basis of
the good life.

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University College
General education-the backbone
of any university's professional pro-
grams-provides Florida students a
common denominator of under-
standing and communication so
often lacking in this modern age of
With 6,080 students enrolled in
the University College in Septem-
ber of 1957, the task of guiding
students has become the largest in
the history of the college. As well
as preparing some of these students
for later advanced work, the college
also has the civic responsibility of
helping those who spend only one or
two years at the University. A
group of comprehensive courses pro-
vides basic instruction for both
In today's changing society there
is a positive need for un-to-date in-
struction in general subjects. The
college is continuously at work to
keen its program abreast of new de-
velonments. Working hand in
hand with the University's profes-
sional divisions, the University Col-
lege is meeting the challenge of so-
cial, economic, and political change

College of Agriculture
Changing concepts in Florida ag-
riculture are foremost in the pro-
gram of the College of Agriculture.
With much of the state's economy
focused on agricultural production,
the College works constantly to im-
prove methods and results.
Dan McCarty Hall, home of the
College of Agriculture since the fall
of 1956, combines teaching, re-
search, and extension work in one
modern facility.
Recent staff appointments have
strengthened the areas of agricul-
tural economics, agronomy, and
entomology. A program in cytol-
ogy is a joint undertaking of the
Biology Department and the Col-

"Promoting Building
Research in Florida..."

lege of Agriculture.
Constantly expanding, the Col-
lege includes in areas of new de-
velopments for the future an in-
creased emphasis on "agribusiness."
The proposed program is designed
to extend the scope of the agricul-
turist into fields of marketing and
management. Agricultural econom-
ics, statistical genetics, nematology,
and tropical soil management units
should prove of tremendous aid to
modern-day "agribusinessmen."

College of Architecture and
Fine Arts
Reflecting the extraordinary vol-
ume of building in Florida is a
marked expansion of the Univer-
sity's College of Architecture and
Fine Arts.
The College was completely re-
organized in 1956 into divisions of
Building Arts and of Fine Arts, in-
cluding curricula in architecture,
interior design, landscape architec-
ture, community planning, building
construction, art, music, and music
A thorough review of the Col-
lege's curricula and teaching meth-
ods has led to carefully integrated
and cumulative sequences in the
several professional areas.
Active assistance was given by
the College to the formation of the
Florida Foundation for the Ad-
vancement of Building, a non-profit
agency of the building industry pro-
moting and supnorting building re-
search in Florida. The Founda-
tion is expected to work closely
with the College's Bureau of Archi-
tectural and Community Research
programs on the graduate level.
Contributions to the citizens of
Florida were most graphically shown
by the Department of Music's par-
ticipation in 1,377 public programs
before a total audience of almost
three million persons. Although
not so easily demonstrable by mas-

sive statistics, the programs in art,
Chemistry dramatized architecture, and building made
on film. similar contributions to citizens of
the state.
Representing five per cent of the
total University enrollment, the
College is constantly at work pre-
paring students for the professional
worlds of building arts and fine arts.

College of Arts and Sciences
Sound professional and career
training begins in the College of
Arts and Sciences.
Here the student gets general
education in depth. Here he builds
a broad foundation for his later pro-
fessional life as a doctor, lawyer,
preacher, teacher, or scientist. Here
he acquires that fundamental
knowledge which in every age has
served to free men's minds by pre-
serving, enriching, and transmit-
ting our heritage of accumulated
The College of Arts and Sciences
at the University of Florida offers
elective work in 33 different areas.
Departmental majors are available
in 25 different fields. Qualified stu-
dents may earn the master's degree
in any one of 17 different depart-
ments of the College: 12 depart-
ments are authorized to award the
Doctor of Philosophy degree.
The faculty of the College is an
extremely productive one in its re-
search and professional activities.
During the biennium, 62 books and
299 journal articles were published.
Reviews and other publications to-
talled another 63, and staff mem-
bers filled 38 editorial positions.
During the biennium, also, staff
members attended numerous pro-
fessional meetings, presented 280
papers, and filled 61 major offices.

College of Business
Modern business and industry in
a democratic economy demand




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"Providing Trained
Business Leadership... "

trained leadership. In a society
that places a premium on ingenuity
and aggressive competitive effort,
there is no substitute for quality
education in business training.
The College of Business Admin-
istration has for years occupied a
position of leadership in the busi-
ness and economic life of Florida.
During the biennium just completed
the College has granted bachelors
degrees to 645 students, masters
degrees to 17, and doctors degrees
to four-most of whom have been
absorbed by the South's fast grow-
ing business firms.
A revised curriculum in the areas
of marketing, sales, and account-
ing has enabled the College to keep
pace with a changing economic pat-
A staff of 75 faculty members
has maintained a high quality
teaching program.
Quality training, coupled with
service to business, is foremost in
the philosophy of the College of
Business Administration.

College of Education
The primary concern of the Col-
lege of Education is the education
of Florida's youth from the first
day of elementary school to com-
pletion of junior college.
Cooperation is given to other col-
leges of the University that share
in preparing future teachers.
The scope of the College is not
limited to the campus. During the
1956-58 biennium, 5,883 teachers
throughout the state enrolled in ex-
tension courses specifically design-
ed for educators.
Complacency with the status quo
has no place in the thinking of this
unit of the University. The last
biennium found the faculty engaged
in examination and improvement of
the instructional program offered
its students. Experimental pro-
grams for testing even more effec-

Future teachers
learn by teaching.

"Improving Florida's
Schools... "

tive ways of training professional
teachers also occupies the efforts of
a dynamic faculty.
Aims of the College can be stated
in a six point program. Efforts are
directed toward: selection and
preparation of teachers for the
state's schools; preparation of in-
structional materials; preparation
of college teachers; preparation of
educational leaders; supplying field
services in the form of consultants,
program leaders, and personnel for
educational leaders; and research on
educational problems.

College of Engineering
At mid-twentieth century the
atom and the Sputnik have chal-
lenged the imagination of man per-
haps more than any other techno-
logical advance in modern times.
This probing of the infinitesimal to
the interminable has brought into

"The Atom and the
Sputnik Challenge

Linear accelerator converts
atomic particles into projectiles.

sharp focus the science components
of mid-century higher education.
The College of Engineering has
long been aware of its responsibility
to meet the challenge of a changing
technological world. In engineer-
ing, as in other sciences, the close
association of a vigorous research
effort with the teaching disciplines
greatly enhances the value of both
Testimonial to the value of this
educational approach to engineer-
ing is a growing student body in the
College of Engineering that has
tripled in the past five years. Al-
though this growth in size has mul-
tiplied an already heavy burden on
the faculty and staff, high stand-
ards have been maintained. Among
special accomplishments through
team effort have been the establish-
ment of the Nuclear Engineering
Department and its program lead-
ing to a graduate degree; the auth-
orization of the Department of En-
gineering Mechanics program lead-
ing to a Doctor of Philosophy de-
gree; and a general study of cur-
ricula with recommended changes
for strengthening the entire pro-
These were significant gains in
the biennium of change. Other
strides were noted in making engi-
neering education available to stu-
dents at Stetson University through
a cooperative exchange plan.

School of Forestry
With sixty per cent of Florida's
land in forests and with forestry
products providing an annual in-
come of $450,000,000 a year, the
need for professionally educated
forest specialists is evident.
Ideally located near both forest
areas and wood products industries,
the School of Forestry utilized lat-
est scientific methods in training
students for forest and game man-

Forestry students learn in
outdoor laboratories.

agement and wood products manu-
Along with classroom space and
a complete wood products labora-
tory on campus, the School main-
tains a sawmill in Austin Cary Me-
morial Forest near Gainesville and
a Ranger School in Lake City.
Evidencing its increasing popu-
larity, the Ranger School-with fa-
cilities for 60 students-received
more than 100 admission applica-
tions in 1957 and more than 150 in
1958. Addition of new equipment
has greatly improved the ranger
program over the past two years.
Development and production of
more and better wood products,
scientific wildlife management and
protection of vast timber resources
-these are end results of a scientifi-
cally sound Florida forestry pro-

School of Inter-American Studies
Since its inception in 1951 the
School of Inter-American Studies
has shown gratifying progress.
Proving its world-wide scope are
applications for study from Europe,
Latin America and the Middle East.
For the past eight years Carib-
bean Conferences have been held
on the campus. The 1956 confer-
ence dealt with contemporary inter-
national relations of the Caribbean;
in 1957, British, Dutch, French, and
United States relations in the Carib-
A listing of persons throughout
the world with interests in the
Caribbean has increased to 6,000.
The school regularly disseminates
information about inter-American
activities of the University. Thus
continuous personal contact is main-
tained with leaders in business, gov-
ernment, and education-to foster
inter-American relations.
The University of Florida has
long recognized its opportunities
and responsibilities to cultivate
inter American understanding

"The Age of
Mass Communications... "

Journalism students in the
practice newsroom.

through education. Today the
School of Inter-American Studies
is a world leader in furthering these
aims with its neighbors to the
School of Journalism and
The School of Journalism and
Communications at the University
of Florida, long recognized as the
fastest growing School of Journal-
ism in the United States, stepped
outside its journalistic sphere in the
last year and attracted national at-
The School joined with the Uni-
versity's Department of Chemistry
in acquiring a half million dollar
grant from the Ford Fund for the
Advancement of Education for the
filming of a full year's high school
course in introductory chemistry.
This project was started in the sec-
ond half of the 1956-58 biennium
and will be concluded before the
end of 1958.
The School's contribution to the
state, both educationally and pro-
fessionally, was recognized when
the State Board of Control decided
that journalism education in Flor-
ida's institutions of higher learning
shall be centered at the University
of Florida.
In the biennium just ended, the
School was accredited in its third
sequence-the Radio-Television pro-
gram, in addition to its news-edi-
torial and advertising sequences.
In connection with this latest
recognition for superior teaching
and service, the School established
and conducted the first closed cir-
cuit television teaching in Florida.
The School of Journalism and
Communications continued its sen-
sational growth in the last biennium
reaching a peak of 465 per cent in-
crease in individual student regis-
tration compared to the first full
year of the School's operation in

"Imparting A Thorough
Knowledge of Law... "

Law students in the
practice courtroom.

College of Law
Preparation of students for the
practice of law in any state of the
Union is the task undertaken by
the College of Law, although
emphasis is placed on Florida law.
A new requirement for admis-
sion to the College is a minimum
score of 340 on the nation-wide Law
School Admission Test. The policy
is consistent with the setting of
higher standards throughout the
Establishment of a chapter of
the Order of the Coif in the College
in 1955 was a milestone in the
school's academic progress. Of more
than 130 law schools throughout
the nation, only 46 have chapters of
this legal scholarship society.
Enrollment in the College in-
creased 13.7 per cent during the
biennium and apparently will con-
tinue to increase at an accelerated
rate during the next few years.
Graduates of the College have con-
sistently achieved the highest per-
centage of successful completions of
the Florida Bar examination of any
law school in the state.
The College continues to aim at
imparting a thorough, scientific
and practical knowledge of law. It
places emphasis on practice as well
as theory, pleading as well as his-
torical perspective, and skill in
drafting as well as giving legal in-

College of Physical Education
and Health
The programs of physical fitness
offered by the College of Physical
Education and Health continue to
maintain the responsibility for keep-
ing young Americans physically,
mentally, and emotionally sound.
In terms of national security this is
of utmost importance.
Flexibility of instruction by the
College is demonstrated through
service and instruction to the col-

leges of Business Administration,
Education, and Nursing, and the
Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The College was designed in 1946
to perform three varied yet related
functions: (1) teacher and other
professional training, extension, and
research; (2) programs of physical
fitness, sports, and recreation for
men and women; and (3) preven-
tion and clinical medicine programs
for the protection of the health of
students and non-academic em-
Consistent with the University's
over-all program of research and de-
velopment, the College is constant-
ly seeking better methods in the
preparation of leaders of tomorrow
for the all-important task of im-
proving the health of Florida's
Graduate School
The period 1956-58 has been one
of gradually increasing standards
for the Graduate School. Begin-
ning in 1956 the use of the Gradu-
ate Record Examinations has prov-
ed to be a useful factor in strength-
ening objective selection of students
of improved capacity for graduate
A problem facing all of higher
education, but of particular impact
on graduate schools, is the need to
train large numbers of new teach-
ers for college instruction. Forces
are now being generated that will
lead to an ultimate solution of this
The first appointments of Gradu-
ate Research Professors were made
in 1957. Dr. K. W. Cooper was
appointed Graduate Research Pro-

fessor of Biology, and Dr. C. W.
Morris was appointed Graduate Re-
search Professor of Philosophy. It
is believed that appointments to
this group of distinguished research
leaders should be increased gradu-
ally as individuals of superior tal-
ents may become available. Ulti-
mately each area in which the Doc-
tor of Philosophy degree is awarded
should be covered.

Military Program
As a land-grant college the Uni-
versity of Florida has always had
military training as a regular part
of its curriculum. Since 1921, when
the first graduates who completed
their training received commissions,
over 2690 alumni of this University
have been commissioned in the Uni-
ted States Army and the United
States Air Force as regular, or as
reserve, officers.
University of Florida graduates
have served with honor in both
world wars and in Korea. In World
War II, 412 were killed in action;
in Korea there were 15 killed in
It is expected that enrollment in
the Army R.O.T.C. program and
the Air Force R.O.T.C. program at
this University will continue to in-
crease consistent with the expand-
ing enrollment of the University.
The Military Department will con-
tinue to provide instruction in sub-
ject matter which properly should
be included in the education of
every United States citizen of col-
lege level; and to provide leadership
training, character guidance, and
training in accepting responsibility.

Degrees Awarded, University of Florida, 1956-58 Biennium
Bachelors Doctors Masters
1956-57 1574 381 68
1957-58 1816 366 69



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Listening to

Where Tomorrow Begins

Research seeks through an inter-
-play of facts and principles to
create something new and better.
At the University of Florida the
variety and importance of the re-
search projects can merely be sug-
gested in a summary report like
this one.
The important contribution of
agricultural research to the econ-
omy of the State of Florida is well
known and has been further en-
hanced during the biennium. New
varieties of blight-resistant celery,
tomatoes, and tobacco have been
made available to growers.
A mode of shielding yellow lupines
from aphids has been devised. Suc-
Scessful methods of profitable utiliza-
tion of low-grade beef calves have
been developed. Tree improvement
and the kiln-drying of railroad cross
ties have been valuable projects in
Equally far-reaching in signifi-
cance are the research projects into
economic, political, and social forces.
Studies in population trends and in
the problems of elder citizens are of
particular value to Florida. Re-
gional studies of the changing pat-
terns of population and economic
development in the newly indus-
trialized areas are making possible
better community planning.
Architectural and engineering
studies are providing the basic data
necessary for the design and loca-
"Design and Location tion of desirable industries. The
Of Industry... impact of these changes is being

the planets.

"In Chemistry
Further Advances... "

analyzed to help the agricultural
interests of the State plan long-
range programs.
Steady advances have been made
in establishing professional pro-
grams for the various forms of serv-
ice provided by the state govern-
ment. During the biennium several
books of highest importance were
published in the area of interna-
tional relations.
Also notable has been the Uni-
versity's leadership in providing
better modes of teaching basic sub-
jects. A new analysis of grammar
is making possible better instruc-
tion in English and in foreign lan-
guages. New procedures in mathe-
matics have been developed in a
series of graded textbooks. In
chemistry the University is creating
filmed high-school courses.

In the natural sciences the Uni-
versity has been increasingly desig-
nated by the federal government
and by private agencies to carry on
research projects. The work in
marine biology looks toward the re-
establishment of commercially prof-
itable species; other activities are
of fundamental significance in dis-
covering the processes in natural
The Florida State Museum, by
linking social and natural scientists
in unified projects, has made exca-
vations of sites of ancient Florida
civilization and has discovered
hitherto unknown specimens of pre-
Columbian culture. In chemistry
further advances were made in many
fields, particularly in terpenes, poly-
mers, water, organic fluorine com-

"High Energy
Fuels... "


New Cobalt Source extends
h agricultural research.

pounds, high-energy fuels for rocket
engines, and the new "wonder"
In physics there have been sig-
nificant results in the study of
atmospheric optics, gaseous elec-
tronics, the conduction properties
of metals, and the source of radio
energy from outer space.
The School of Medicine, which
opened its doors in September, 1956,
has embarked on an extensive pro-
gram of research in every depart-
The research projects in engi-
neering have included the discovery
of new metals in Florida sands and
of by-products of phosphate pro-
duction, the development of pre-
stressed concrete, the construction
of a sewage treatment system, and
the prevention of coastal beach
erosion. A substantial nuclear re-
search program is under way with
the cooperation of the Atomic En-
ergy Commission and other agencies
of the federal government.
It is not possible to estimate the
direct and indirect benefits which
the people of Florida derive from
these research activities of the
faculty. In more ways than is com-
monly realized, the University
touches every citizen beneficially.
The continuing expansion of re-
search activities at the University
of Florida must accompany the
state's growth if its full potential is
to be realized. A more complete
story of the research contributions
of the University in the areas of
agriculture, engineering, and the
sciences can be obtained on request.

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New developments in
cyclotron construction.

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The development of expanded pro-
grams in nuclear energy and
high energy fuels and construction
of new research and educational
facilities occupied the attention of
every major scientific division of the
University during the biennium.
Construction began on the elec-
tron model of the fixed-frequency
spiral ridge cyclotron in the Depart-
ment of Physics. Since it is the
first of its type to be designed, it is
expected that some of the most sig-
nificent contributions to the world
of nuclear physics will ultimately
result from the operation of this
equipment at the University of
Florida, if funds for its construction
can be obtained. The addition of
a liquid helium production instal-
lation permitted the expansion of a
program in low temperature physics.
Completion of a 5000 curie Co-
balt60 irradiator by the Agricultural
Experiment Station permitted agri-
cultural researchers to expand re-
search programs in food preserva-
tion, and initiate additional pro-
grams requiring irradiation facilities
as in the field of genetics. Five re-
search programs were organized and
ready for implementation prior to

its completion. The University's
pioneer efforts in the use of radio-
active tracer materials in agricul-
tural research were expanded in
plant and animal nutrition prob-
The 800 curie Cobalt60 irradiator
in the College of Engineering also
permitted various scientific depart-
ments of the University to conduct
nuclear programs in cancer research,
chemistry, biology, engineering, and
Construction also began on the
College of Engineering's new 10 KW
training reactor. The reactor, al-
ready recognized by engineers as a
model of design, will permit the
training of reactor technicians,
teaching engineering students nu-
clear engineering problems and
techniques, and will be utilized by
a number of other university de-
partments for research and train-
ing projects.
Increased instructional programs
in radioactive tracer techniques
were initiated in most science de-
partments. The biennium saw the
Department of Chemistry inaugu-
rate three nuclear chemistry courses
for the graduate program of that
department and begin a series of
research projects of considerable
A nuclear studies program in the
College of Medicine has been inten-
sified to such a degree that at least
one radioactive compound or iso-
topic study is under way in every
department with at least one AEC
licensed investigator in each depart-


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New concepts in
learning through
educational television.


The first state-supported educa-
tional television activity expanding
from a student training function
and closed-circuit teaching neared
completion in 1958 at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
Acquisition of studio equipment
in this biennium made it possible for
the student training program to
come of age and begin feeding grad-
uates into the state's commercial
broadcasting field.
Inauguration in the School of
Journalism and Communications of
the state's first closed-circuit tele-
vision teaching set the groundwork
for experimental teaching, develop-
ment of telecourses, as well as pro-
viding experience for TV teachers.
Five years of planning and con-
struction neared completion during
the biennium. As a result, Univer-
sity of Florida Television, WUFT,
will bring cultural enrichment pro-
grams and college credit courses to
the people of the state. The Uni-
versity of Florida long ago recog-
nized its obligation to explore all
resources, methods, techniques, and
media for meeting the ever-increas-
ing needs of Florida for better edu-
cational facilities.
It also recognized that television
is a great force in communication
which could be used in education as
a powerful media for enriching the
present educational program and
for reaching thousands of adults
and children not now reached by
educational facilities.
The next big step in using this
new media in education will be to
complete the state microwave net-
work which will link the state insti-
tutions of higher learning, junior
colleges, and the ETV stations for
direct teaching and exchange of cul-
tural programs. Already the first
links are being installed.

Toward A



"Humanistic Approach
To Patient Care... "

There is little that is "traditional"
in the instructional programs of
the J. Hillis Miller Health Center.
The various units of the Center are
creating their own traditions as
they rapidly progress in their re-
spective programs toward meeting
the health needs of Florida.
The Health Center, which in-
cludes the colleges of Medicine,
Nursing, Health Related Services,
Pharmacy, Cancer Research Lab-
oratory, and the Teaching Hospi-
tal and Clinics, is rapidly develop-
ing a program which integrates not
only the various teaching responsi-
bilities of the instructional units,
but the entire approach to medical
and health education with the lib-
eral arts and biological sciences pro-
grams of the University.
The College of Medicine opened
its doors to the first class of 47 stu-
dents in September, 1956. With
the primary objective of training
family doctors to practice in the
smaller cities of Florida, the College
is emphasizing the broad approach
to the practice of medicine through-
out its educational program. Two
members of the College of Medicine
faculty teach in the general educa-
tion courses of the University Col-
lege. By the same token, three
members of the University faculty
sit as members of the Medical Se-
lection Committee.
Students selected by the College
have ranked well into the upper
half nationally on the Medical Col-
lege Admissions Test. They have
also demonstrated an interest in the
humanities and are allowed to en-
roll for course work in other areas
of the University during their four
years of medical instruction.
The College of Nursing empha-
sizes the humanistic approach to
patient care and the carefully de-
veloped curriculum insures nursing
students not only of a full program
of professional nursing education,
but adequate time for other in-

"Health Related
Activities... .

Dedicated to the health
of Florida citizens.

The nursing educational program
requires that nursing students fol-
low a similar program to that of
students enrolled in other colleges
of the University. This permits
students of nursing to combine gen-
eral and professional nursing courses
during the four-year program of
study and participate in the extra-
curricular and cultural programs of
the University.
The College of Health Related
Services was activated by the Board
of Control in January, 1958. The
College will train physical and oc-
cuoational therapists. medical tech-
nologists, for the bachelor's degree,
and offer a master's degree program
in rehabilitational counselling.
The Dean of the College of
Health Related Services has been
actively engaged in recruiting a
staff to assist in the development
of curricula for presentation to the
University Curriculum Committee
and to begin teaching students in
the junior vear of 'pscilization in
September, 1959. Plans in the acti-
vation of the College called for
transferring the present graduate

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"High Level Cancer

program in rehabilitation counsel-
ling in the College of Education to
the newly established college within
the Health Center environment in
July, 1959, and physical therapy
from the College of Physical Edu-
The College of Pharmacy has
completed thirty-five years of serv-
ice to Florida in the training of
pharmacists for many high positions
in professional and community life.
During the last two years, the new
curriculum which requires two years
of prepharmacy and three years of
professional courses has been given
considerable study by the faculty
and a special committee of the Flor-
ida State Pharmaceutical Associa-
The College is planning an inte-
grated program with other units of

Radioisotopes-a modern
approach to an old problem.

the Health Center which should go
into effect in 1960 upon completion
of the pharmacy-research wing at
the Health Center site. The Amer-
ican Council on Pharmaceutical
Education reports that this situ-
ation . creates an opportunity
for this College to become one of
the foremost leaders in pharmaceu-
tical education in the United States.
since they will have an opportunity
to integrate the training of the
pharmacist with that of the phy-
sician and the nurse in a high level
program offering many unusual in-
During the past biennium, The
Cancer Research Laboratory has
continued a high level program of
research and graduate training. Due
to the work of the Laboratory's
staff, substantial progress has been
made in understanding carcinogen-
esis and in developing diagnostic
Construction of the Teaching
Hospital and Clinics progressed in
a rapid manner. The Hospital
planned to open in the fall of 1958
as originally scheduled in order that
medical students might begin their
clinical instruction in this facility
and nursing students might utilize
the many nursing education facili-
ties for professional nursing courses
and patient care instruction.
The building has attracted many
distinguished visitors from the fields
of medical education and architec-
ture. With nearly one-third of the
total floor space devoted to the
teaching function, the Teaching
Hospital and Clinic provide a facility
which will allow medical and nurs-
ing students, as well as pharmacy
students and the students from the
College of Health Related Service.
to pursue their professional instruc-
tion in an environment similar to
that which they will experience in
their later professional career-
acute beds, simulated home situa-
tion, and office practice.

Better communication
through improved reading.



Serves You

A great university serves far be-
yond its physical boundaries and
through the years may, in one way
or another, touch the lives of most
of the citizens of its state.
Such an institution is the Uni-
versity of Florida. Its special serv-
ice divisions such as the General
Extension Division, the Agricultural
Extension Service, the Florida Cen-
ter of Clinical Services, the Univer-
sity of Florida Press, the Florida
State Museum, the Universary Li-
braries, and Radio Stations WRUF
and WRUF-FM reach into far
corners of Florida to help a farmer
with a soil problem, a high school
graduate earn college credits at
home, or a family enjoy classical
Rapid industrialization has
brought a multitude of problems to
Florida. To help solve these prob-
lems, the General Extension Divi-
sion has conducted numerous con-
ferences and public forums with the
assistance of state agencies, cham-

"Orienting Teen-Agers
To Citizenship... "

bers of commerce, large corpora-
tions, and interested associations.
The Division's teen clinics and
youth workshops have aided nearly
35,000 young people in solving their
personal problems and accepting the
obligations as well as the privileges
of citizenship in our state.
In the area of farm life, the Agri-
cultural Extension Service con-
tinues to benefit Floridians, and
farm youth activities through 4-H
Club work are now reaching nearly
40,000 farm boys and girls.
The Service is helping the public
determine grades and quality of
beef. It hopes, through a beef cattle
production test, to bring about bet-
ter management practices. Its dairy
herd improvement work, its egg lay-
ing tests, and its farm forestry ac-
tivities promise new horizons in
these areas. Demonstration forests
are now located in approximately
18 counties.
Both marketing and farm man-
agement work have been expanded.
One specialist now devotes full time
to poultry and dairy marketing
work, and another is devoting ma-
jor attention to cooperatives. Two
farm management specialists give
attention to farm and home de-
velopment and rural development,
outlook, and farm records.
Education activities in field crops,
vegetable production, and citrus
have been increased through grower
participation and interest in the
institutes, demonstrations and field
meetings. Efforts are designed to
increase efficiency in management.
plant nutrition, pest control, and
Both students and off-campus
citizens of Florida are served
through the Florida Center of Clini-
cal Services. Here persons with
psychological problems, speech and
hearing difficulties, reading short-
comings, or who need advice in the
area of family relations, receive
sympathetic guidance.

Exploring the past
through archeology.

"Reaching Out Helping

Foremost among other service
units of the University is the Uni-
versity of Florida Press, which re-
cently released its one hundred and
tenth title as it entered its second
decade of book publishing. During
the biennium the Press has increas-
ed its sales by 27 per cent and was
cited in 1957 for production of one
of the best-designed southern books.
During the biennium, Florida
State Museum displays reached
more Floridians than in any period
in the Museum's history. The re-
sources of the Museum have been
effectively utilized to benefit various
sections of the state through special
historical displays. Five state parks
now house attractive and informa-
tive exhibits, centering around lo-
cally significant chapters of Florida
history, that were designed and con-
structed by the Museum.
The University of Florida also
serves the citizens of the sta+e
through the University libraries.
The University of Florida now
stands sixth in volume holdings
among southern institutions, the
book count for June, 1958, being
788.731. This figure represents an
increase of 138 per cent in 10 years.
In activities beyond the boundar-
ies of Florida and the nation, the
Library completed sending repre-
sentatives into the Caribbean area
for establishing reliable trade
sources of printed materials for the
University and in Haiti began its
first microfilming of Caribbean
newspapers and other resources.
Along the air waves of Florida,
service signifies the work of the
University's radio stations WRUF
and WRUF-FM. These stations
are known for their training of stu-
dents, their farm and home hour-
one of the oldest in the nation, and
their dedication to civic interests.
In all these ways, and many more
the specialized service divisions of
the University reach out helping
hands to the citizens of Florida.





At The


"Selective Admission... "

Vile in the twenty-year period
V from 1937-38 to 1957-58 the
growth of the University student
body has been great, it must be re-
membered that in this same period
there have been increasing demands
for more and better trained college
Much attention has been focused
on technological advances in this
period, but the demand for greatly
increased proficiency is present in
every field. This affects the Uni-
versity in many ways. Curricula
must be revised to meet these new
needs and greatly increased effort
on the part of faculty and students
is essential if the graduate is to take
his proper place in a highly com-
petitive world. The quality of the
faculty and the facilities with which
they work are the most important
factors in meeting these increased
demands, but one that is not with-
out significance is the quality of the
student body.
Beginning in 1950, the Univer-
sity's admissions policy included a
procedure whereby students who
had demonstrated by their high
school records and the results they
had achieved on the Florida Twelfth
Grade Testing Program (which had
been in operation since 1936) that
they were inadequately prepared
were counselled against enrolling in
In 1956, the University adopted
a minimum standard of high school
and test achievement which, in ef-
fect, provided for the admission
only of the top sixty per cent of the
high school graduates. At the same
time, careful selection of transfer
students and graduate students
based on achievement tests and pre-
vious college records enlarged the
selective admissions procedure.


Beyond The


with a purpose..."

College friendships
are lifelong.

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The University of Florida has
many responsibilities to its stu-
dents-not the least of which is to
prepare them to live happily with
It is with this responsibility in
mind that the University opens the
door through which they are en-
couraged to explore, avocationally,
the realm of the arts, of ideas, or
Through the students' own Ly-
ceum Council, through the Lecture
Series, through the Division of Fine
Arts, and through the Department
of Drama, there are more than one
hundred and sixty staged perform-
ances and exhibits offered during
the academic year, all on campus
and all admission-free to students.
Guest artists from all over the world
perform in concert; great paintings
and other works of art are exhib-
ited; authorities of international
fame in science, government, and
the humanities appear in lecture.
Faculty musicians and artists pre-
sent a series of concerts and exhib-
its, and faculty members from other
fields of endeavor (many of them
distinguished, in their own right, in
the sciences or the world of letters)
speak and conduct panel discus-
sions for the general student body.
And the students themselves appear
as performing artists, musicians, and
thespians in public events through-
out the year.
There are many organized groups
and societies, fraternities, and so-
rorities on campus which offer un-
limited opportunities for service,
social experiences, and scholastic
Fraternities and sororities make
a major contribution to student life.
For those who decide to become af-
filiated with the 26 fraternities and
12 sororities, friendships are formed
which enrich their University ca-
reers and follow them into their
later years. The chapters on this
campus represent some of the most

Participation ...

prominent and oldest national or-
ganizations on the collegiate scene.
Approximately 25 to 30 percent
of the student body belong to these
fraternal groups which give organ-
ized participation in the general
campus affairs.

Religious Activities On Campus
Work, play, love, and worship
combined in proper proportion con-
stitute "the good life."
This the University of Florida
believes in and gratefully accepts
the religious provision of the
churches for its students.
Seven student religious centers
thrive in buildings adjacent to the
campus: five protestant-Baptist,
Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist,
and Presbyterian; one Roman Cath-
olic; and one Jewish. Other groups
are served by local churches and
societies meeting in various places
in Gainesville.
Although not officially a part of
the University of Florida, these stu-
dent religious centers and the local
churches contribute immeasurably
to a richer and fuller life for the

Religious centers promote
spiritual values.

Athletics And The University
Of Florida
A well-rounded program in sports
-a program that complements the
aims and purposes of other areas of
the University of Florida life, aca-
demically and socially-is the obiec-
tive of the Division of Intercolleg-
iate Athletics. Special emphasis in
this program continues to be that
of fielding good teams in each sport
recognized by the Southeastern
Conference and serving Florida high
schools through promotion of clin-
ics and tournaments.
Fighting Gator sports teams have
responded to this challenge by
achieving the best over-all record in
all sports of any Southeastern Con-
ference member each of the past two




STATE APPROPRIATION......... 7 3 .5 % $20 602 02

SALES AND SERVICES.................... 2.2. / ..... $3,415.78

STUDENT FEES..............................6.2% .......... $ 1,720.999

FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS ..................3.9%....... ..$ 1,097,89(

GIFTS AND GRANTS FROM PRIVATE SOURCES .... 2.5% ...........$ 698,78(

AGRICULTURAL SALES........................ 1.6 .............. $ 456,98

MISCELLANEOUS............................ 0.1% .............$ 34,6

ENDOWMENT ............................. O.O .. ............$ 1,86

TOTAL OPERATING INCOME......... .......................... $28,026,98

1 Includes state funds for programs to be implemented during 1958-59 and
trust funds for projects carrying over into subsequent fiscal years, thusly not
reported in disbursements.
NOTE: The above income and disbursements do not include self-supporting
activities of the University.




RESIDENT INSTRUCTION...................37.5 .....$ 8,881,622

ORGANIZED RESEARCH .................. 33 7% .... 7,984,767

EXTENSION ................................ 9.3% .......... $ 2,198,407

PHYSICAL PLANT ................. ... 7.3% .... .....$ 1,733,945

ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL .............. 4% ......... $ 1,294,605

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUM ......................3.4% ...........$ 799,553

ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES ........................ 2.% ............ $ 653,185
NON-EDUCATIONAL........................... 0.6% ........... $ 143,309

TOTAL ALL-UNIVERSITY EXPENDITURES FOR 1957-58 ............... $23,689,383'

The University of Florida dollar is widely disbursed both functionally
and geographically. A portion goes to support the work of County
Agents and Home Demonstration Agents in 66 counties. A portion
goes to operate the 18 branch experiment stations and field labora-
tories. The short courses and conferences of the General Extension
Division are offered the length and breadth of Florida.

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