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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.

Ann Christiano: Championing the public interest through strategic communications

By on November 2, 2016

Christiano joined UF in 2010 as the Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, where she has developed the nation’s first public interest communication program, dedicated to using strategic communications to drive change. This spring, in partnership with UF Training and Organizational Development, Christiano and a team of communications professionals will launch a new Strategic Communications Academy designed for UF leaders and scholars.

Graham Center Director David Colburn offers election perspectives and insights

By on October 6, 2016

As a Vietnam veteran and a prominent American historian, Colburn believes deeply in the importance of strengthening the nation’s democratic institutions — a mission he tackles each day as the director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. We sat down with Colburn to get his take on the upcoming presidential election, Florida’s influence as a battleground state and the role that young voters will play in the election outcome.

Scott Nygren Scholars Studio opens at Library West

By on October 6, 2016

The Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, located in Rm. 212 of Library West, is an emerging community center for digital scholarship (DS) and digital humanities (DH) at the University of Florida. Open to faculty and graduate students, the Studio aims to support collaborative research and practice, offering the technology necessary for users to make new intellectual contributions in their fields.

Genetics Institute faculty honored

By on October 6, 2016

Dr. Nicholas Muzyczka was inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame for his work, while Nancy Denslow, Ph.D., has received a key award from an international professional group for her scientific achievements.

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.

Brian Jose: Aiming to take UF’s storied performing arts program to even greater heights

By on August 2, 2016

Having grown up an athlete who was on his way to a career in finance or another “left-brained” field, Brian Jose’s trajectory made a sudden shift when he heard Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for the first time while on hold on the phone one day. In his early 20s at the time, Jose’s life took a distinct turn into the right-brained world of the arts that day, and he never looked back.

For UF Genetics Institute, summer brings awards, research breakthroughs

By on August 2, 2016

The UF Genetics Institute has had a busy summer, with many faculty accomplishments worth noting. These include advances in research on the sorghum genome, plant growth during space flight, and microRNA binding elements.

UF Small Animal Veterinary Dermatology Service is recruiting dogs with allergic skin disease for clinical trials

By on August 2, 2016

The UF Small Animal Veterinary Dermatology Service has an active research group working towards a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of canine atopic dermatitis and developing novel treatments for allergic skin diseases in dogs.

Central Stores warehouse team’s energy savings recognized through Prudential Productivity Award

By on July 6, 2016

Over the last several years, Allen Masters, UF’s assistant director for Building Operations and Maintenance, led the Central Stores warehouse team to drastic energy and waste reductions, resulting most recently in a 2016 Prudential Productivity Award that comes with the added bonus of $4,000 cash.

President Fuchs addresses UF staff at APA event

By on July 6, 2016

UF President Kent Fuchs gave University of Florida staff members an update on some of his top agenda items and upcoming goals in what he described as a walk through his calendar, at a June 28 event hosted by UF’s Academic and Professional Assembly where he was the guest speaker.

UF CIO Elias Eldayrie shared insights on leadership at June GBAS event

By on July 6, 2016

On June 16, the Gator Business Administrator Services (GBAS) program hosted Elias Eldayrie, vice president and chief information officer, who shared his perspectives on the power of influence in leadership, including how leadership is about people.

College of Education survey seeks UF instructors’ participation

By on July 6, 2016

Faculty from UF’s School of Teaching and Learning and the Psychology department are conducting a brief anonymous survey of instructor conceptions of the neuroscience of learning (IRB-2016-01136).