Faculty Senate - Distinguished Professor Lecture Series


Recipients of the Distinguished Professors/Curators Award

Distinguished Professor Lecture Series

March 17, 2022 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter: Julie K. Levy
Fran Marino Endowed Distinguished Professor Of Shelter Medicine Education
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Spayathon for Puerto Rico: Lessons & Outcomes from 50,000 Surgeries
(Webcast)

January 20, 2022 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter: Almut G. Winterstein
Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
Director, Center For Drug Evaluation & Safety (CoDES)
College of Pharmacy
Drugs and Vaccines are Safe. Or are they?
(Webcast)

December 16, 2021 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter: W. Robert Knechel
Director, International Accounting and Auditing Center
Distinguished Professor and Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting
Senior Editor, The Accounting Review
Fisher School of Accounting
Warrington College of Business
Who Do You Trust? Accounting and the (Political) Economy
(Webcast)

September 23, 2021 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter: Sanjay Ranka
Distinguished Professor
Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering 
Big Data versus Big Brother: Leveraging AI for Smarter Transportation
(Webcast)

2021
Mark Sherwood
Distinguished Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Director of the Center for Vision Research
-Abroad-

April 22, 2021 @ 3 p.m.
via *Zoom:  https://ufl.zoom.us/j/99994579664?pwd=RWNCazRtZnI5OFpkNE5FclVzRVRCUT09 (Inactive after 4.22.21)
*Registration required
Presenter:  Mary T. Brownell
UF Distinguished Professor
Director, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center
School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies
College of Education
Improving Teaching Quality for Students with Disabilities: Translating Research into Practice
Zoomcast

April 8,  2021 @ 3 p.m.
via *Zoom:  https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94374717745?pwd=ZjlNTFZLUHQxRWZVMHJzMjdqZ0J5Zz0 (Inactive after 04.08.21)
*Registration required
Presenter:  Nancy E. Dowd
UF Distinguished Professor
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Radical Brown: A Mandate for Systemic Comprehensive Educational Equality.
Zoomcast

March 11,  2021 @ 3 p.m.
via Zoom:  https://ufl.zoom.us/j/95808283440?pwd=Mm9NeTR6SDZncFNPcHAvN0t0aTg0UT09 (Inactive after 03.11.21)
Presenter:  Wesley E. Bolch
UF Distinguished Professor
Director of ALRADS – Advanced Laboratory for Radiation Dosimetry Studies
J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
Cancer Risks Following Medical Imaging:  The Scare, The Science, and The Path to Resolution.
Zoomcast

February 20, 2020 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter:  Patricia Snyder
UF Distinguished Professor and David Lawrence Jr. Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Studies
Director, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
College of Education
The “New” 3Rs: How the Science of Early Childhood Development and Learning Informs Research, Policy, and Recommended Practices for the Benefit of Young Children and their Families
Webcast

January 30, 2020 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter:  R. Raymond Issa
Rinker Distinguished Professor and School Director
M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
College of Design, Construction and Planning
Modular off-site Construction and Building Information Modeling: Case studies
Webcast

2020
Yuguang "Michael" Fang
UF Distinguished Professor
College of Engineering
-On sabbatical in China-

May 9, 2019 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter:  William Hager
UF Distiinguished Professor
Department of Mathematics
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Making things invisible with coatings
Webcast

February 21, 2019 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter:  Krista Vandenborne
UF Distiinguished Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health & Health Professions
The role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the pursuit of a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Webcast

January 24, 2019 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter:  Simon Phillpot
UF Distiinguished Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
What is heat and how can we control it at the nanoscale?
Webcast

March 15, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
Reitz Union Chamber
Presenter:  Mingzhou Ding
UF Distiinguished Professor
J Crayton Pruitt Family Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Multimodal Imaging and Human Brain Functions
Webcast

April 10, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Hall Classroom
Presenter:  Sivaramakrishnan Balachandar
UF Distinguished Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Simulatiing Nature:  Petascale computations of environmental flows on world's largest supercomputers
*** Reserved parking available North Lawn of Stadium***
Webcast

March 27, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Hall Classroom
Presenter:  Michael Perfit
UF Distinguished Professor
Geology
Submarine Rifts and Volcanoes:  Vents and Eruptions in the Deep Sea
*** Reserved parking available North Lawn of Stadium***
Webcast

February 20, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Hall Classroom
Presenter:  Robert Ferl
UF Distinguished Professor
IFAS
Taking Life off this planet:  What does spaceflight teach us about biology, adaptation, and our place in the universe
*** Reserved parking available North Lawn of Stadium***
Webcast

February 13, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Hall Classroom
Presenter:  Kevin Jones
UF Distinguished Professor
Material Science and Engineering
The Impact of Materials on Society or an engineer, sociologist, 3 historians, 2 english professors, 2 anthropologists and a classics professor walk into a bar.....
*** Reserved parking available North Lawn of Stadium***
Webcast

February 6, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Hall Classroom
Presenter:  Mark Law
UF Distinguished Professor
Engineering
Semiconductors, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Honors Education:  Educating Chefs, not Cooks
*** Reserved parking available North Lawn of Stadium***
Webcast

January 23, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
Reitz Union Auditorium
Presenter:  Jeffrey Jones
UF Distinguished Professor
Plant Pathology
Insights into host-specific pathogenic Xanthomonas species on major crops in Florida
Webcast

October 17, 2016 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Francis Putz
UF Distinguished Professor
Biology
Still Trying to Save Tropical Forests
Webcast

April 25, 2016 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Nan-Yao Su
UF Distinguished Professor
Entomology
Termite Bait:  A Simple Solution to a Complicated and Expensive Problem
Webcast

April 14, 2016 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Peter Hirschfeld
UF Distinguished Professor
Physics
Superconductivity:  How Two Electrons can Attract Each Other and What it Might Mean to You Someday
Webcast

March 21, 2016 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Mark Orazem
UF Distinguished Professor
Chemical Engineering
Electrochemistry in Society
Webcast

April 6, 2015 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Kirk S. Schanze
Prominski Professor of Chemistry
UF Distinguished Professor
Pushing Photons for Fun (and Profit?):  Photochemistry from small molecules to materials and fundamentals to applications.
Webcast

February 9, 2015 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Rogert B. Fillingim, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Dentistry
This Will  Hurt Me More than it Hurts You:  Understanding Individual Differences in Pain
Webcast

October 29, 2014 @ 4 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall Classroom/Auditorium
Presenter:  Bruce J. MacFadden, PhD
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Florida Museum of Natural History
Discovering the ancient biodiversity of the New World tropics - A once-in-a-century opportunity in Panama.
Webcast

March 24, 2014 @ 4 p.m.
President's Ballroom, Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Leonid Moroz, Professor
Dept of Neuroscience
College of Medicine
The Final Frontiers:  Genomics - from Brain & Memory to  Antarctic & Space
Webcast

February 17, 2014 @ 4 p.m.
President's Ballroom, Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Ranganathan Narayanan, Bonnie and Fred Distinguished Professor
Director, Center for Surface Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Bhopal - a Tale of Technology, Tragedy, and  Travesty
Webcast

January 27, 2014 @ 4 p.m
President's Ballroom, Emerson Alumni Hall
Presenter:  Leslie Thiele, Director of Sustainability Studies
Department of Political Science, Innovation and Ethics
College of Arts & Science
Fostering A Culture of Responsible Creativity
Webcast