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Kathy McKee: Strategically seeking the right people for the right positions

By on June 7, 2018

UF at Work recently interviewed Kathy McKee about working as a talent consultant for UFHR’s Strategic Talent Group and how the group is helping UF pursue prominence nationally and internationally.

Lavelli leaves legacy at College of the Arts

By on June 7, 2018

After 12 years of service, UF College of the Arts Dean Lucinda Lavelli is retiring from deanship on June 30.

UF Health joins nationwide effort to improve precision medicine—and you can help

By on June 7, 2018

UF and UF Health employees are being invited to participate in a new research program designed to speed up health research breakthroughs.

Director Nagy to retire after 16 years at Harn

By on June 7, 2018

Under Nagy's leadership, the Harn's collections grew from approximately 4,700 to more than 11,000 works of art.

Remembering butterfly expert Tom Emmel

By on June 7, 2018

Internationally known lepidopterist Tom Emmel died late last month of natural causes while traveling in Brazil.

Campus Spotlight: UF’s Social Media team

By on May 3, 2018

The team has one all-encompassing mission—to give a human voice to the UF brand—and it achieves this in a variety of ways.

Campus Spotlight: Office of Victim Services

By on April 5, 2018

While many sizeable universities have an Office of Victim Advocates, UF is unique in that it is housed within the University of Florida Police Department, which Harrell said helps to foster a good working relationship between the OVS and UFPD.

Jane Adams’ legacy: Bringing UF national recognition

By on April 5, 2018

After more than 13 years of exemplary service at UF, Vice President for University Relations Jane Adams will retire at the end of the month.

National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) to relocate to UF

By on April 5, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will now be home to three units at the forefront of freedom of information and First Amendment issues: NFOIC, the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project.

Sandra Russo named 2018 AAW Woman of Distinction

By on April 5, 2018

The Woman of Distinction Award is given to a UF faculty member or administrative/professional who has made significant contributions to the quality of life of women.

PIE Center photo winners announced

By on April 5, 2018

The IFAS Center for Public Issues Education recently announced its 6th annual photo contest winners.

Dorothy Espelage: A quest to end violence, bullying in schools

By on March 7, 2018

UF at Work recently spoke with UF Psychology Professor Dorothy Espelage about her research, inspirations and her path to Florida.

Heather White: Setting goals and embracing uncertainty

By on February 6, 2018

Heather White, UF’s new associate vice president and dean of students, is committed to making sure every student feels advocated and cared for.

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Campus Spotlight: Eddie Daniels

By on January 10, 2018

For Eddie Daniels, assistant vice president of UF’s Business Services Division, relationships are the core of all business operations. Prior to transitioning to the role last summer, Daniels was executive director of the J. Wayne Reitz Union—a central gathering place for students and members of the UF community—for 12 years.

University Press of Florida: Local roots, expansive reach

By on December 6, 2017

Tucked away in two cozy connected houses just north of campus is the University Press of Florida (“the Press” for short)—the official book publisher for UF as well as the entire State University System.

Julie Waters: Helping the Florida Museum celebrate a century

By on October 4, 2017

After many meetings and much deliberation, the Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years @FloridaMuseum exhibit was conceived. Spearheading the project was exhibit developer Julie Waters.

Jackie Ayers: A career devoted to helping faculty, staff and students through challenging times

By on September 7, 2017

Having a foot in both the physical and mental health spheres has carried on throughout Ayers’ career at UF, where he serves as director of Employee Health Services.  In his current role, Ayers oversees both the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as UF’s Occupational Health and Workers’ Comp Services.

UFHR welcomes new AVP Maureen De Armond

By on August 2, 2017

In July, UF Human Resources welcomed the newest member of its leadership team, Assistant Vice President Maureen De Armond, who shared her early impressions of the University of Florida and a bit more about herself with us during her first week with UFHR.

Nicole Yucht: Elevating the UF brand through innovation and collaboration

By on July 12, 2017

Innovative approaches to telling the UF story and presenting the university’s news in dynamic, cutting-edge ways that can also pierce the highly competitive social media landscape are integral to University Communications’ newest strategic approach to branding the University of Florida.

Lisa Deal: Taking UF Procurement from tactical to strategic

By on June 7, 2017

As an undergraduate political science major who immersed herself in the performing arts at a small liberal arts college, UF Procurement director Lisa Deal never imagined herself leading the purchasing department of one of the largest universities in the country.

UF-City of Gainesville research award winners announced

By on May 3, 2017

The University of Florida’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer has announced it will award more than $300,000 in research awards to seven UF-City of Gainesville research projects.

Ron Anderson: Expanding UF ombuds program to include staff

By on February 1, 2017

It didn’t take Ron Anderson long after graduating from college to discover that the world of private industry might not be his oyster. Anderson returned to his alma mater, UF, in 1994, and worked his way through the ranks, eventually eventually serving as the UF Ombuds.

Campus Spotlight: Kenneth Allen

By on January 11, 2017

At UF, Allen has been able to help the university’s emergency management procedures evolve and improve through a continual process. In recent years, Emergency Management has helped launch the GATORSAFE app for smartphones, help guide the university in establishing a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and established the Take Action guidance – a brief list of the most important actions to take in a number of emergency scenarios.

Renovated O’Connell Center opens, new website launched

By on January 11, 2017

The University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center has launched a new website to support the opening of its newly renovated arena. The website features news about upcoming events, activities and information on the use of facilities within the new building.

Stacy Ellis—leading Baby Gator to even greater heights

By on December 7, 2016

Stacy Ellis, the Baby Gator Child Development and Research Centers’ new director, has observed first-hand the organization’s rapid expansion, first throughout her career as a Ph.D. student in the College of Education in the early 2000s, and later when she joined the centers as a teacher, then assistant director.