Viewing: September, 2016

Preeminence through people

By on September 6, 2016

If you were away from campus for any length of time this summer, you may have returned to a different landscape than the one you left. There are a lot of changes on campus and in our community, and as Chimay Anumba,

Chimay Anumba: Seeking even greater heights for DCP through collaboration and innovation

By on September 6, 2016

Chimay Anumba first visited the University of Florida in the fall of 2006 to undertake a nine-month sabbatical with the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. Ten years later, his colleagues in the Rinker School recruited the internationally recognized scholar back to UF, this time to serve as dean of the College of Design, Planning and Construction. Having served for eight years as professor and chair of the department of architectural engineering at Penn State, he joined UF in August to assume his new role.

Strategic Development Plan symposium offers expert perspectives, next meeting Sept. 28

By on September 6, 2016

National and international experts discussed the University of Florida’s Strategic Development Plan at an August 31 symposium, noting successes and challenges they faced in their own institutions’ and companies’ development projects. UF is entering the third and final planning phase in developing the plan, which will provide a roadmap for UF and the surrounding community's success in coming decades.

Ensure you’re ready for 2017 benefits Open Enrollment

By on September 6, 2016

It’s almost time to make your benefits selections for 2017. UF’s employee benefits Open Enrollment period will be held Oct. 17 through Nov. 4. During Open Enrollment, employees can make changes and elections to state and UF benefit plans through the appropriate online portals. Elections made during Open Enrollment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017.

New leadership for Privacy, Title IX offices as well as Physical Plant Division

By on September 6, 2016

Welcome UF’s newest leaders, who filled several key roles on campus over the summer.

Your Voice. Your UF. Your Ideas.

By on September 6, 2016

Your voice and your ideas can help encourage an inclusive climate that allows all of us to do our best work and together shape a better UF. Throughout September and October, faculty and staff are invited to join the conversation about

Business Affairs units provide a range of services designed to meet faculty and staff needs

By on September 6, 2016

Although their work is not always visible, Business Affairs units are constantly operating in the background to make sure everyone’s experience at UF runs as smoothly as possible. Read more for several important announcements from UF's Business Affairs units.

Is your UF online content accessible?

By on September 6, 2016

Do you create Word docs and PDFs that end up online? You may think of ADA and accessibility laws as relating to only physical spaces—ensuring that those who utilize devices for mobility can access buildings. But federal ADA compliance covers much more, including the ability to read all online documentation needed for university success.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy shows highly effective results in treating OCD

By on September 6, 2016

Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects more than 2 million individuals in the United States. The UF Health Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program offers intensive treatment for those looking for relief from their symptoms.

New challenge encourages employees to give their breaks a “boost”

By on September 6, 2016

Join the “Booster Break” Challenge and commit to doing something good for yourself while creating a support network among you and your coworkers.

Want fresh, healthy, local, food? Consider the Gator Community Supported Agriculture program

By on September 6, 2016

Join one of three local farms, and get a share coming fresh from their fields to campus each week!

UF football game day road closure on portions of University Avenue

By on September 6, 2016

The Gainesville Police Department recently announced that portions of West University Avenue will be closed on UF Football game days.

Superior Accomplishment Awards nomination period kicks off Sept. 12

By on September 6, 2016

The University of Florida’s 2017 Superior Accomplishment Awards program nomination period kicks off Sept. 12 and runs through Oct. 31. Now in its 28th year, the awards program will recognize TEAMS, USPS and Academic Personnel employees who have contributed outstanding service in their fields during the 2015-16 academic year.

Stop zika before it starts

By on September 6, 2016

The University of Florida continues to monitor the spread of the Zika virus, working closely with local and state Department of Health officials.

Spotlight on Leadership: WRAPping Your Decisions

By on September 6, 2016

While collecting reliable data is an important part of decision-making, a leader’s judgment is evaluated just as much by the way s/he approaches decisions and follows a process for considering the elements at play. Listen to this month's featured podcast to learn more.

Do you know when to use the 435 Livescan Criminal Background Check?

By on September 6, 2016

The 435 Livescan is one of UF’s options for conducting a criminal background check on an employee. Livescan searches for criminal records in both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) databases. It’s important to note that this type of Livescan is only to be used for certain employees.

UF successfully implements Coalition application for first-time college students

By on September 6, 2016

When the University of Florida opened its undergraduate application cycle to prospective freshmen in August 2016, it premiered a new consortium application through the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (mycoalition.org).