|New Graduate Degree Approved in Communication Sciences
Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program Will Begin Fall 1998
Joint efforts by audiology faculty
from the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders (in CLAS)
and Communicative Disorders (in CHP) have resulted in the creation of a
new Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree, to be offered by the Graduate School.
CLAS professor of audiology Ken Gerhardt says the new degree, designed
for students who want to practice audiology rather than to research and/or
teach in the area, represents a national trend prompted by "changes in
scientific understanding of hearing and hearing loss," as well as "new
technologies that help with evaluation and treatment of individuals with
hearing impairment." Although this trend has continued for several
years, UF is one of the first major research universities in the country
to initiate such a program.
African Studies Quarterly Goes Global
Michael Chege Reports on UF's African Studies
Local Book Store Showcases UF Writers
For over seven years, Goerings Book Store on University Avenue has been hosting a "Writers at Florida" series, which features 12 readings a year by UF Creative Writing faculty, graduate students and the occasional alumna/us. The events are "hugely attended," says Goerings co-owner Tom Rider, and they give grad students in creative writing the opportunity to present their work publicly. Goerings also hosts autographing parties for UF faculty who've recently published books (their "Authors on Sundays" series), and conducts benefits for UF groups like Graduate Assistants United and The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. In addition, Goerings encourages fledgling writers from the Alachua County Schools with their "Young Writers Series" co-sponsored with the Gainesville Fine Arts Association.
Every year CLAS invites students pursuing a PhD to apply for dissertation fellowships for spring and summer terms. The following students received these awards and will receive a stipend of $3,150 per term, in addition to monies for tuition.
Dean Harrison (left) presents Dr. and Mrs. George Butler
with a President's Council Award commemorating their major gift of a chaired
professorship in polymer chemistry. Dr. Butler, a professor emeritus
of polymer chemistry, taught and researched at UF for over 50 years.
CLAS-Law "Homecoming BBQ Mini-Expo" a Big Success
Despite a stormy morning, spectators of the 1997 Homecoming
Parade ended up enjoying a brisk, beautiful fall day. The CLAS-Law
School Homecoming BBQ Mini-Expo, set up under a large striped tent in front
of Flint Hall, was a festive addition to the University Avenue event.
Sponsored by Sam Y. Allgood, Jr. (JD '49) and Bruce S. Bullock (LS '55,
LLB '62), and coordinated by Jeff Ulmer (Law School Director of Development
and former Associate Director of Development for CLAS), the tent drew long
lines of CLAS faculty and staff, students, alumni and friends. Participants
enjoyed BBQ sandwiches (tirelessly served by the Gator Debaters), sipped
espresso made by the Italian crew at the RL&L table, examined rocks
and minerals at the Geology table, and browsed through the many other CLAS
and Law exhibits. A good time was had by all.