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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.

Weimer Hall hosts PPD town hall meeting May 3

By on May 3, 2017

The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a Town Hall Meeting on May 31, 2017, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Weimer Hall.

COMPASS: Progress Update on UF’s New Student Information System

By on April 5, 2017

Teams of staff from across campus are diligently working on the multi-project COMPASS Program. The projects are all focused on modernizing the way UF receives and interacts with student data, from a students’ initial applications, through their academic career, and continuing as alumni.

Student Employee Appreciation Week April 9-15

By on April 5, 2017

Student employees play a key role in UF's educational, research and operational excellence. Student Employee Appreciation Week is a great time to express appreciation for your student employee's hard work and contributions.

PPD town hall meeting at the Florida Gym April 27

By on April 5, 2017

The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Florida Gym on 1864 Stadium Road in Room 235.

Faculty and staff parking decals expire May 1

By on April 5, 2017

All University of Florida and UF Health Shands faculty and staff parking decals will expire on May 1, 2017. Please order your new decal by April 15 to assure receiving it on time and avoid parking citations. There are three ways to order.

Faculty Senate approves 2017 Homecoming date

By on April 5, 2017

At their meeting on February 16, the Faculty Senate approved the date of Homecoming 2017— October 6, 2017.

Ron Anderson: Expanding UF ombuds program to include staff

By on February 1, 2017

It didn’t take Ron Anderson long after graduating from college to discover that the world of private industry might not be his oyster. Anderson returned to his alma mater, UF, in 1994, and worked his way through the ranks, eventually eventually serving as the UF Ombuds.

President Fuchs issues statement on immigration executive order

By on February 1, 2017

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.

BHAC National Summit to be held at UF in April

By on February 1, 2017

On April 6 and 7, the University of Florida will host the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities’ third summit on best practices in promoting and sustaining wellness in academic settings. A special conference rate available to UF and UF Health Shands employees.

PPD Town Hall Meeting Feb. 14

By on February 1, 2017

The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a Town Hall Meeting on February 14, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at the Music Building Auditorium – Room 101, on Newell Drive. If you are part of the College of

Campus Spotlight: Kenneth Allen

By on January 11, 2017

At UF, Allen has been able to help the university’s emergency management procedures evolve and improve through a continual process. In recent years, Emergency Management has helped launch the GATORSAFE app for smartphones, help guide the university in establishing a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and established the Take Action guidance – a brief list of the most important actions to take in a number of emergency scenarios.

COMPASS implements room-scheduling, provides “sneak peek”

By on January 11, 2017

COMPASS’s room-scheduling system is already providing room, event and resource scheduling services to the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business, the six health-related colleges within the Health Science Center, and the O’Connell Center. The Reitz Union, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida Foundation also use EMS now for scheduling services.

University committee nominations deadline extended to Jan. 31

By on January 11, 2017

Each year the University of Florida offers faculty the opportunity to participate in its governance through various university committees, boards, and councils.

Faculty and staff to receive 1.5 percent salary increase effective Jan. 1

By on December 7, 2016

Earlier this year, President Fuchs announced a salary increase plan for University of Florida faculty and staff. Under this program, faculty, postdoctoral associates and staff who were hired on or before June 30, 2016, will receive a 1.5 percent across-the-board salary increase effective Jan. 1, 2017.

A record-breaking year for UF startups and OTL

By on December 7, 2016

The University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing signed a record 122 licenses and options and launched 17 startup companies in fiscal year 2015-16, topping last year’s total of 85 licenses by 43 percent.

UF reveals Strategic Development Plan

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Plaza of the Americas renovations underway

By on December 7, 2016

Renovations including new and widened pedestrian sidewalks, infrastructure improvements, plans to preserve the lawn and tree canopy, and more are expected to last about six months.

New process for reserving space on myUFL splash page

By on December 7, 2016

UFIT recently transferred management of the myUFL homepage, or “splash page,” to the Office of University Relations. The splash page was also upgraded to match the appearance of the university’s new web template launched earlier this year.

PPD to undertake campus-wide facility review

By on December 7, 2016

As part of an ongoing effort to drive excellence and attract the best and brightest faculty, staff and students, the UF Physical Plant Division is undertaking a campus-wide facility review that will include short-, mid- and long-term strategic planning initiatives.