DCP News

De Jong and Kelley Win UF Superior Accomplishment Award

Congratulations to Pat De Jong, Assistant Director of Academic Advising, and Rich Kelley, Senior Systems Programmer at the Rinker School, for winning a 2019 University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award, which recognizes staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to...

DCP Helps Toys for Tots Program

The DCP Staff Advisory Council hosted a college holiday drive for the Toys for Tots program. The drive was very successful and we filled four full boxes of new toys for donation. Toys for Tots was low this year in donations due to Toys R Us...

UF Research Computing

UF RESEARCH COMPUTING: Provides the infrastructure and proposal and consulting support to give researchers a competitive edge. http://rc.ufl.edu HIPERGATOR SUPERCOMPUTER: The University of Florida supercomputer is a 51,000-core cluster with three petabytes of high-performance storage. The cluster includes the latest generation of processors and offers up nodes...

DCP Faculty Receive Tenure and Promotion

Congratulations to the DCP faculty who received tenure and promotion this year: Dr. Kristin Larsen (Urban and Regional Planning) received promotion to Full Professor Dr. Hui Zou (Architecture) received promotion to Full Professor Dr. Timothy Murtha (Landscape Architecture) received tenure Dr. Ravi Srinivasan (Construction Management)...

Meet DCP’s Newest Faculty Members

Huiquing Kuang, with the Department of Landscape Architecture, is one of our newest lecturers. She pursued a B.A. and Master's in Architecture from South China University of Technology in 2005, furthering her education by receiving a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania...

Nawari’s Book Available on Amazon.com

Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Education Nawari Nawari recently had a book published. The book, Building Information Modeling: Automated Code Checking and Compliance Processes, focuses on how engineers, architects and construction practitioners can benefit from automating code checking in building design. “This is the first book...

Volk and Hoctor Co-Author Florida Climate Book

"Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts" is available and DCP professors Michael Volk and Tom Hoctor were chapter coauthors along with URP Ph.D. student Belinda Nettles. The book, published by the Florida Climate Institute, focuses on Florida's climate, changing sea levels, the impacts of these changes,...

Free Training Available from UFIT

UFIT’s spring 2018 training schedule is now available on https://training.it.ufl.edu/. All UFIT training is FREE. You may be interested in learning how to get the most out of Qualtrics, the survey tool approved by UF’s Information Security Office. You can find upcoming training dates on the...

Silver Named Adjunct Professor in Indonesia

Urban and Regional Planning professor Christopher Silver was recently named an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Architecture within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Indonesia. Silver has been associated with the University of Indonesia since his first Fulbright there in 1989-90. He has...

International Education Week Awards

November 13-17 was International Education Week and two DCP employees won awards. Congratulations to Michael Kung, Global Education Director, for being named the 2017 International Educator of the Year (Staff). The staff award recognizes the important contributions of University of Florida staff to the internalization priorities...

DCP Family Picnic

DCP held its annual Family Picnic on Sunday, November 5 at Depot Park in Gainesville. Faculty, staff and their families were treated to delicious food from The Pearl Country Store & Barbecue in Micanopy. Attendees brought side dishes, desserts and drinks and everyone had a...

Srinivasan Book About Smart Cities Available Now

Rinker School Assistant Professor Ravi Srinivasan recently had a book he co-wrote published. "Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles and Applications" is now available for purchase. Smart cities are emerging as a priority for research and development across the world. They open up significant opportunities in several areas,...

Peng’s article published in The Lancet

Urban and Regional Planning professor Zhong-Ren Peng had an article he collaborated on published in the prestigious journal, The Lancet. This is a world-class comprehensive journal in the field of public health and medicine that publishes significant pieces of research work. Publication in this journal...

Nawari Takes Part in Florida Simulation Summit

The Third Annual Florida Simulation Summit was held at the Orange County Convention Center on September 7 and DCP Assistant Dean Nawari Nawari was part of a panel discussion at the event. This meeting, hosted by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for...

Silver Publishes Two Books

Christopher Silver, FAICP, Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, recently published two books. Urban Planning Education: Beginnings, Global Movement and Future Prospects, co-edited with Andrea I Frank (Springer 2017) examines the history, current practices and future directions of planning education throughout the...

Nawre part of Landscape Architecture Magazine Lecture Series

Assistant professor of landscape architecture Alpa Nawre will speak in the Landscape Architecture Magazine Lecture Series on September 7 at the ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. at 7 p.m. Her talk is titled "The Ecologies of Resource Management: Water as a Development Tool...

Congratulations to Shojaei and Flood

Dr. Alireza Shojaei (recent graduate from the Rinker School) and Prof. Ian Flood received the Best Paper Award for their paper: "Extending the Portfolio and Strategic Planning Horizon by Stochastic Forecasting of Unknown Future Projects", 7th International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, June 25...

DCP Faculty Receive Tenure and Promotion

Congratulations to the DCP faculty who received tenure and promotion this year: Vandana Baweja received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in Architecture Stephen Belton received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in Architecture Kathryn Frank received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in Urban & Regional Planning ...

DCP joins Gator Gulp Water Challenge

The Gator Gulp Water Challenge is going on now and DCP has two great teams participating: Liquid Assets and Liquid Assets 2. The challenge started July 5 and runs through August 1. Our teams are competing against other UF and UF Health employees to increase their...

Preview What DCP Is All About

Every Summer, the University of Florida welcomes its incoming freshmen to Preview, an orientation program designed to help students transition to college and welcome them and their families to the university. “The college’s role during Preview is to introduce our programs and opportunities through two 40-minute...

DCP Staff Advisory Council Introductory Meeting

The DCP Staff Advisory Council held their introductory meeting on June 14 in Rinker Hall. The Council, comprised of chairwoman Sallie Schattner, Keila Silva, Michelle Matckie, Sheryl Mcintosh and Shelby Cruger, shared the purpose for the group and what they hoped to accomplish. Staff was served...

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