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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).

Jennifer Alonso: Fostering connection and healing through group therapy

By on June 1, 2016

Under Jennifer Alonso's leadership, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center's group therapy program has blossomed to become one of the leading college programs in the country.

Jodi Gentry named vice president for Human Resources

By on June 1, 2016

Following a national search, Jodi Gentry was recently selected as the vice president for Human Resources, effective June 1. She succeeds Paula Varnes Fussell, who retired from the University of Florida on May 31.

David W. Parrott appointed vice president for Student Affairs

By on June 1, 2016

In March, Dr. David W. Parrott was announced as UF’s new vice president for Student Affairs, effective June 1. Parrott comes to UF from Texas A&M University, where served as executive associate vice president and chief of staff in the Division of Student Affairs since 2008.

Pam Soltis elected to National Academy of Sciences

By on June 1, 2016

Earlier this month, Distinguished Professor and Florida Museum of Natural History Curator Pam Soltis was elected into one of the most prestigious scientific organizations in the world — the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

“Aloha” to a leader with a heart

By on May 4, 2016

On a sweltering late-April afternoon, a crowd of friends, family, colleagues and UF leaders packed the patio and spilled over onto the lawn at University House to celebrate the career of Paula Varnes Fussell, UF’s vice president for Human Resource

Spotlight on Leadership: Social Awareness and Relationship Management

By on May 4, 2016

This month’s Leadership Toolkit featured job aid looks at two aspects of the Emotional Intelligence competency: Social Awareness and Relationship Management. Emotional Intelligence is a component of the Build Trust quadrant of the UF Leadership Competency Model.

Two GBAS participants receive 2016 Credentialing Award

By on May 4, 2016

Katie Prevatt and Max Williams recently received the 2016 Gator Business Administrator Services (GBAS) Credentialing Award.

Graham Center initiative aims to improve Florida’s middle school civics education

By on May 4, 2016

Partnering with the Gainesville tutoring company, Study Edge, the Bob Graham Center, and the Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida are working to create Civics Nation – a free, interactive, intensive, 24/7, online end-of-course exam preparation resource. Based on the latest research and best practices, Civics Nation will utilize social learning and technological breakthroughs to construct and stage a vibrant online learning system for middle school students and teachers. This intuitive, around-the-clock resource offers differentiated instruction through live and asynchronous tutoring, as well as a host of other tools that drive learning.

Diane Rowland: Championing sustainable farming for the Gator Good

By on April 6, 2016

You may have driven past UF’s farmland dozens of times in your commute across campus without giving it a second thought. But over the course of the past few years, a vision of how this space could be optimized for the benefit of faculty, staff and students—and indeed for the Gator Good—has been slowly germinating.

President Obama honors extraordinary early-career scientists

By on April 6, 2016

A faculty member from the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is among 106 researchers President Obama recently named as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Spotlight on Leadership: Harnessing Electronics for Effective Communications

By on April 6, 2016

This podcast episode highlights some of the benefits and pitfalls of e-communication and provides guidance on how make the most of technologies that enable us to connect efficiently and at a distance without compromising effectiveness in our communications.

Graham Center celebrates 10 years of strengthening civic engagement at UF

By on March 2, 2016

The University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service will officially kick off its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, March 22, in Naples, Florida.

Baby Gator event raises funds for Newell Center playground renovation

By on March 2, 2016

The 4th Annual Baby Gator Building the Love fundraiser was held Feb. 6 at the University House. Chris Machen and Danette Good hosted an evening of great food, fine wine and a wide array of silent and live auctions items.

Spotlight on leadership: Leading by influence

By on March 2, 2016

This month’s Leadership Toolkit featured job aid looks at the Role Model competency, a part of the Build Trust quadrant of the UF Leadership Competency Model.

Panos Pardalos to be inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

By on March 2, 2016

Panos Pardalos, a Genetics Institute faculty member, has been chosen by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering for induction into its College of Fellows.

Nominate a Champion for Change

By on March 2, 2016

Do you know an individual or group that has made an impact in the areas of sustainability or health and well-being during their time at UF? Nominate them for the 2016 Champions for Change Awards program!

Dave Kratzer—A lifetime of service, a legacy of lives touched

By on February 2, 2016

As the doors open to the J. Wayne Reitz Union this week, you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief and sense an undercurrent of excitement rippling through campus. For Dave Kratzer, UF vice president for student affairs, it’s the culmination of a dream that began 30 years ago as he sat in a hotel room after interviewing for the position of the director of UF’s student union, sketching how the building might one day look.

Baby Gator “Building the Love” annual fundraiser is Feb. 6

By on February 2, 2016

Baby Gator’s 4th Annual Building the Love Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University House.

Spotlight on Leadership: The Multitasking Mirage

By on February 2, 2016

Are you doing more than one thing right now? Are you reading this article while also checking your email, texting a colleague, surfing the web on your phone, working on a report or playing a computer game? Do you pride yourself on being “a great multitasker?” Be warned. A growing body of research shows that multitasking actually decreases productivity, impairs your cognitive ability, increases your stress and diminishes your creativity.