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UF Preeminence — Five years later

By on April 5, 2018

Explosive growth and surge of new talent for a university on the rise Five years ago, on April 22, 2013, the University of Florida was designated “preeminent” by the Florida State Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott under SB 1076. At

Finalists in Chief Diversity Officer search to visit campus this month

By on April 5, 2018

During the weeks of April 9 and 16, the University of Florida will welcome finalists in its search for its first Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.

“Faculty 500” initiative aims to hire 200 new faculty by fall

By on February 6, 2018

To support UF's "Faculty 500" effort, UF Human Resources recently partnered with 160/90 and University Communications to develop a new recruitment brochure and an accompanying promotional website. In addition, the Faculty Search Committee Toolkit has been redesigned to better support departments undertaking faculty searches.

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UF begins its largest transportation and parking study by surveying UF community

By on January 10, 2018

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve transportation and parking at the University of Florida, UF faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the 2018 Transportation and Parking Survey. The survey is part of the largest and most comprehensive transportation and parking study to date at the University of Florida.

UF All Access textbook program provides first-day access to all course materials

By on January 10, 2018

UF’s All Access textbook program continues to expand for Spring 2018, with more than 100 courses participating across the university. The program has saved students approximately $9 million since it was created in 2013.

Newly renovated Plaza of the Americas dedicated during ceremony

By on December 6, 2017

The newly renovated Plaza of the Americas was dedicated in a ceremony held on the grounds last month.

A time to give thanks for the Gator Good

By on November 1, 2017

While the University of Florida worked to ensure the safety and well-being of our community in the weeks leading up to the National Policy Institute’s event held on the UF campus on Oct. 19, no one could have predicted how events would unfold that day. But as President Fuchs wrote in an Alligator column just hours after the event concluded, “The whole world was watching, and the whole world saw how we responded to a hateful and despicable bully.”

University of Florida Works to Reach its Goal of Zero Waste by 2020 with the Addition of Bigbelly’s Smart Waste and Recycling System

By on November 1, 2017

To help reach its goal of zero waste by 2020, the University of Florida is on its way to replacing nearly 300 traditional open top waste bins located in high volume and high profile locations with Bigbelly’s Smart Waste and Recycling System.

UF launches new Sexual Violence and Harassment Awareness and Prevention course

By on November 1, 2017

The University of Florida has launched a new course aimed at educating employees on recognizing and preventing sexual harassment, misconduct and discrimination on campus. The course, GET803: Maintaining a Safe and Respectful Campus: Sexual Violence, Harassment and Discrimination Awareness and Prevention.

UF All Access Textbook Program provides first-day access to course materials

By on November 1, 2017

UF’s All Access textbook program continues to expand for Spring 2018, with nearly 100 courses participating across the university. The program has saved students $5 million since it was created in 2013.

Explore commuting options, electric vehicles and more at Sustainable Transportation Fair

By on October 4, 2017

UF’s annual Sustainable Transportation Fair will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the northeast corner of the Reitz Union lawn, behind the Hub and Marston Science Library. The fair provides UF employees and students with opportunities to learn more about sustainable transportation, commuting options and more.

UF first in Florida to crack U.S. News list of top 10 best public universities

By on October 4, 2017

The University of Florida came in at No. 9 in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Higher Education Opportunity scholarship application deadline is Nov. 1

By on October 4, 2017

The University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida.

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

By on September 7, 2017

The University of Florida announced this morning that it will close on Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. As the state of Florida braces for one of the strongest hurricanes in history, departments are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans – or, if need be, to put one in place.

UF Physical Plant rebranded as UF Facilities Services

By on September 7, 2017

Beginning this month, the UF Physical Plant will be renamed Facilities Services, as a reminder of this ongoing pursuit of excellence, and the university’s responsibilities to maintaining preeminent facilities for a preeminent university.

UF welcomes new Title IX Coordinator

By on September 7, 2017

The University of Florida recently announced that Russell Froman, Ed.D., would serve as its new Title IX Coordinator. Froman, who began in his new role on Aug. 21, was most recently the deputy Title IX coordinator and student life and behavioral support administrator for P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.

UF recognized for sustainability efforts in construction and renovation projects

By on September 7, 2017

The University of Florida recently received recognition through an award, rebate and certification for its sustainability efforts in three projects on campus.

Did you know you can subscribe to the Washington Post for free?

By on September 7, 2017

Students, faculty and staff are eligible for free online access with a valid “.edu” email address.

Is your department prepared in case of a tropical storm?

By on August 2, 2017

Hurricane season is upon us and continues through Nov. 30. In preparing for the start of the fall semester, departments are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans – or, if need be, to put one in place.

First release of UF COMPASS introduces changes to admissions, student records and data

By on August 2, 2017

The first release of UF COMPASS (the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services) will go live Aug. 7, introducing changes to business processes tied to admissions, student records and the maintenance of registry and biographical/demographic data (citizenship, visa and ethnicity).

Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program offers possibility of more affordable higher education

By on August 2, 2017

The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP) provides the opportunity for dependent children of the University of Florida’s full-time employees (excluding OPS employees) to attend a participating Tuition Exchange college or university at a significant tuition reduction rate. The TEP scholarship application deadline is October 31.

UF to hire 500 new faculty

By on July 12, 2017

UF President Kent Fuchs recently announced the University of Florida will hire 500 new faculty to further enhance teaching and research and to continue to be one of the very best research universities in the nation.

UF Controller Alan West named chair of Florida Institute of CPAs

By on July 12, 2017

This month's issue of Florida CPA Today features UF Controller Alan West, who was recently installed as chair of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). West is the first chair of the FICPA to come from higher education.

UF MBA now offering full scholarships

By on July 12, 2017

The UF MBA full-time program at the Hough Graduate School of Business recently announced it would begin offering 100 percent tuition scholarships starting with the 2018 application cycle.

Zika Health Advisory

By on June 7, 2017

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.

New features coming to ONE.UF June 10

By on June 7, 2017

On June 10, ONE.UF will launch a new public landing page, student workspace and staff workspace, along with other features.

SunPass, vehicle titles reminders from Asset Management

By on June 7, 2017

You can help your department save money and processing time for toll charges by providing an active SunPass for faculty and staff driving state vehicles on toll roads.

Procurement process demystified

By on June 7, 2017

What do cadavers, an equine treadmill and a telescope that now lives in the Canary Islands have in common? UF Procurement Services played a large part in acquiring all of the above items for the university—but its role and the benefits it provides to the community go beyond purchasing.

Did You Know? Enhanced UF Dropbox for Education Service is FREE!

By on June 7, 2017

UF faculty and staff can get a free Dropbox for Education account.

UF road closures to affect campus traffic throughout summer months

By on May 3, 2017

Utility upgrades in the vicinity of the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road are nearing completion of design, and construction is eminent.

Green Living names UF School of Forest Resources & Conservation No. 3 program in U.S.

By on May 3, 2017

"Green Living" has named the University of Florida School of Forest Resources & Conservation the No. 3 program in the U.S. to study forest resources and conservation.