University of Florida leaders, alongside developers, investors and community members, gathered Oct. 13 for the groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of 800 Second at Innovation Square. The building, at the corner of SW 2nd Ave. and SW 8th St., across the street from UF’s Innovation Hub technology incubator, is slated to offer 55,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office, collaboration, and retail space, and will serve as a place for technology and innovation ventures to grow and flourish.
The Florida Department of Health recently issued a reminder about the ongoing presence of Zika virus, which is known to cause severe birth defects. Recent tropical rains mean the entire University of Florida community must remain vigilant in preventing the Zika virus.
UF’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer recently announced it is seeking proposals from faculty for research projects that utilize the campus and greater Gainesville community as a living laboratory to address real-world problems in our local community.
The University of Florida recently received two recognitions for its efforts toward sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.
In light of the administration’s executive order suspending the entry of individuals from certain countries into the United States for 90 days, Dr. Fuchs affirmed the University of Florida's support for our international students, faculty and staff.
Experience some of the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing and remarkably adaptable life forms on earth. Search for hidden frogs, activate calls and perform a virtual dissection in this hands-on, minds-on adventure allowing visitors to discover the important role frogs play—including serving as indicators for the health of our environment.
Now in its second year, 352Creates aims to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone. “Pop-up” style art activities will help promote health and community engagement in unexpected ways and locations.
The University of Florida’s impact has been felt throughout the state, and especially in Miami-Dade County through current students, parents, alumni, research and program partnerships, and shared aspirations. To consolidate some of the current activities there, a new office will open in Coral Gables in early spring 2017.
After hundreds of interviews with local residents, the University of Florida took the next step toward forging a shared vision with the Gainesville community when it revealed the findings of its strategic development process. An eastward focus, a strengthened connection to downtown and housing shifts were among the recommendations.
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.
The program is designed to allow faculty and staff employees of the University of Florida to voluntarily offset the carbon impact of their commutes to and from campus.
A recent UF IFAS study shows that nudges may help children pick a healthier school lunch. As a parent or caregiver, you can provide helpful nudges at home to establish healthy eating patterns and encourage increased fruit and vegetable consumption.
Join the Museum for this FREE, fun-filled night of astronomical proportions!
Join the conversation in-person or online to share your ideas.
The University of Florida Campaign for Charities (UFCC) is the annual employee giving campaign.
To sign up for the Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations’ newsletter, click UFSBVDR-L@lists.ufl.edu and type “subscribe” in the subject line. Women entrepreneurs in Gainesville and North Florida will have an opportunity to gain valuable lessons from several successful businesswomen and
This year’s event will feature an electric vehicle exhibit, tabling expo, interactive activities and more.
For the fifth consecutive year, UF Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) will host a “cornhole” tournament to raise money for the UF Campaign for Charities (UFCC). The event will be held the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 13, as part of Homecoming Week.
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,
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.
Join one of three local farms, and get a share coming fresh from their fields to campus each week!
The Gainesville Police Department recently announced that portions of West University Avenue will be closed on UF Football game days.
The University of Florida continues to monitor the spread of the Zika virus, working closely with local and state Department of Health officials.
During this intense political season, you are encouraged to review the policy and share with others, as appropriate.
On Aug. 31, the University of Florida will host a symposium to explore how cities and universities across the country have worked together to implement plans similar to UF’s Strategic Development Plan. “One Gainesville: Re-centering, Uniting and Sustaining the University and the City” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Presidents Ballroom at Emerson Alumni Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
UF faculty explore the sea level rise past, present and future and Washington Post journalist Debbie Cenziper shares her book on the legalization of same-sex marriage at the Graham Center this month.
The University of Florida will host a public forum to solicit opinions and ideas from the UF and Gainesville community regarding UF’s Strategic Development Plan on Wednesday, July 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the GRU administration building's multipurpose room at 301 SE 4th Ave.
To honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, UF hosted a commemoration and unity ceremony on the evening of June 28. Hundreds of people gathered at the Century Tower, which was illuminated in rainbow colors as a beacon of solidarity.
During the summer months, any child 18 years old and younger can receive a free breakfast and lunch at one of 61 locations through the Free Summer Meals program. A new “Mobile Meal” pilot program also visits three neighborhoods, including Hidden Oaks, Tower Oaks and Linton Oaks Apartments.