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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.

Engineering Leadership Institute teams up with C200 for annual summit

By on February 2, 2016

The Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Florida hosts an annual summit to connect UF’s engineering alumni, faculty and students with world-renowned thought leaders—inspiring new ways of approaching and solving problems.

Campus Spotlight: Ted Spiker

By on January 5, 2016

If you’re not sold on the theory that slow and steady wins the race, Ted Spiker can prove to you that it will get you to the finish line with 20 minutes to spare. Just two years ago, Spiker, professor and chair of UF’s Department of Journalism, persistently chugged his way to finish his first Ironman triathlon after just one year of training and preparation. A seasoned journalist who has covered health and wellness topics for nearly 20 years, Spiker's college nickname was Hoover, and he describes himself as having “a body history that isn’t pretty.”

Spotlight on Leadership: Coaching

By on January 5, 2016

Coaching lies at the heart of great leadership. When facing a difficult coaching conversation with a team member, however, many leaders feel uncertain and uncomfortable.

Campus Spotlight: LB Hannahs

By on December 1, 2015

In LB Hannahs’ email signature block, just under LB’s name, is a line that reads: “Pronouns: Any & All.” You can’t miss it. You will probably pause. An interior monologue may even ensue that goes something like: “Wait. What do I do with that? Well, how do I address her? No—wait. That’s not right. Him. No, that’s not right either. Wait. What do I do?” And in that small teachable moment, LB Hannahs has gently and effectively disrupted your neural pathways.

New GBAS director appointed

By on December 1, 2015

Barbara Mitola was recently appointed director of Gator Business Administrator Services. A UF employee since 2001, Barb is currently human resources coordinator for the College of the Arts.

Spotlight on Leadership: Resolve

By on December 1, 2015

This month’s Leadership Toolkit features information about the Resolve competency, a part of the Cultivate Talent quadrant of the UF Leadership Competency Model.

Apply to serve on a university committee, board or council by Jan. 30

By on December 1, 2015

Each year, the University of Florida offers employees the opportunity to participate in its governance through various university committees, boards and councils. Faculty, administrators and staff are encouraged to serve as a member of one or more of these entities.

Winners of 2015 International Educator Award announced

By on December 1, 2015

The University of Florida International Center recently announced the winners of the 2015 International Educator Awards.

Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award applications due March 7

By on December 1, 2015

The Office of the Provost recently announced a call for Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award applications open to all faculty not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Applications are due by March 7 for awards to be used between July 1 and Dec. 31.

GBAS Fall Institute provides professional development for UF business administrators

By on November 3, 2015

“Oh the Places You’ll Go!” when you join your Gator Business Administrative Services—known as GBAS—colleagues for a mini-conference on Nov. 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the President’s Ballroom at Emerson Alumni Hall. The event begins with coffee and networking followed by opening remarks from President Fuchs.

More dynamic, mobile friendly UF homepage debuts

By on November 3, 2015

University Relations in collaboration with UF Information Technology is happy to announce the launch of a newly designed, mobile responsive UF homepage intended to serve as a primary source of news and information for all members of the Gator Nation.

Spotlight on Leadership: Building Consensus

By on November 3, 2015

Building consensus helps to gain people’s commitment to achieving organizational goals by involving them in the decisions that affect their daily work life. Team members also benefit from this process because they build stronger workplace relationships in which they seek to understand the viewpoints of one another— leading to a truly synergistic team.

UF Rising Globally is theme of this year’s International Education Week

By on November 3, 2015

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The UF International Center—along with colleges, departments and centers throughout the university—will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 16-20 with the theme of UF Rising Globally.

Teacher/Scholar of the Year nominations due Jan. 22

By on November 3, 2015

Colleges are invited to submit nominations for the UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award for 2015-2016. Originating in 1960, this is the University of Florida's most prestigious and oldest faculty award.

Smith Awards Program seeks project proposals to improve patient and provider communications

By on November 3, 2015

The W. Martin Smith Awards Interdisciplinary Patient Quality and Safety Awards Program has announced a call for applications. A joint initiative of UF’s College of Medicine and the UF Health Science Center Self-Insurance Program, the Smith Awards will provide grants for projects designed to improve patient and provider communication for the January 2016 funding cycle related to Epic electronic medical record, or EMR, improvements.

Campus Spotlight: Reporting Services

By on October 6, 2015

Last December, recognizing administrators’ increasing need for reports, members of the offices of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) came together to form a Reporting Services team to address the needs that were beginning to crop up throughout campus. We sat down with team members Fran Fiorello and Richard Garand of Enterprise Systems and Karen Brake of the Office of the CFO to learn more about the team’s work.

Spotlight on Leadership: Judgment

By on October 6, 2015

This month’s Leadership Toolkit featured job aid looks at the Judgment competency, a part of the Generate Alignment quadrant on the UF Leadership Competency Model.