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March 2009

College News

Spring 2009 Outstanding Leadership Awards for Graduating Seniors
Honorable Mention
Doctoral Dissertation/Mentoring Award Winners

The life of the university is greatly enhanced by the quality of our doctoral students, and they take their direction from our many outstanding faculty members. In an effort to continue to promote doctoral studies and to recognize excellence in doctoral student mentoring by our faculty, awards are given each year to five faculty doctoral advisors
selected on a competitive basis. The CLAS Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award winners for the 2008-2009 competition were:

You can find their photographs and personal statements on the Graduate School web site.

Three UF Students Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation named three UF students as scholarship recipients for the 2009-2010 academic year -- out of a total 278 scholarships awarded to undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the U.S. This is the fourth year in a row that UF has had three Goldwater Scholars.

UF’s winners are Mehrnoush Arrar, a chemistry junior; Miorel Palii, a junior in interdisciplinary studies (biochemistry, physics, and computer science); and Christopher Marth, a sophomore with a dual major in microbiology and chemistry.

Goldwater Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit from over 1,000 applicants in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Established in 1986, this scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.


Chemistry Website

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders Website


English Website


Mathematics Website


Physics Website

Oral History

Oral History Website

Office manager Roberta Peacock received a Division-level Superior Accomplishment for her service to the program.

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