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UF Planning, Design & Construction hosts “cornhole” tournament and lunch for the UF Campaign for Charities Oct. 13

By on October 3, 2016

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.

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,

Strategic Development Plan symposium offers expert perspectives, next meeting Sept. 28

By on September 6, 2016

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.

Want fresh, healthy, local, food? Consider the Gator Community Supported Agriculture program

By on September 6, 2016

Join one of three local farms, and get a share coming fresh from their fields to campus each week!

UF football game day road closure on portions of University Avenue

By on September 6, 2016

The Gainesville Police Department recently announced that portions of West University Avenue will be closed on UF Football game days.

Stop zika before it starts

By on September 6, 2016

The University of Florida continues to monitor the spread of the Zika virus, working closely with local and state Department of Health officials.

Are you familiar with UF’s policy on political activity?

By on September 6, 2016

During this intense political season, you are encouraged to review the policy and share with others, as appropriate.

August symposium to offer case studies and continue conversation about UF’s Strategic Development Plan

By on August 2, 2016

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.

Upcoming Graham Center events will explore sea level rise, struggle for marriage equality

By on August 2, 2016

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.

Strategic Development Plan public forum slated for July 27

By on July 6, 2016

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.

UF Pulse commemoration ceremony emphasized solidarity and unity

By on July 6, 2016

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.

Alachua County Public Schools offers free meals to county kids

By on July 6, 2016

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.