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Call for abstracts: EPI Research Day

EPI Research Poster

The Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day will be held virtually on Thursday, Feb. 25, via the Microsoft Teams platform. The event provides an opportunity for investigators in the field of emerging pathogens/infectious diseases to showcase their work and meet other investigators (and potential collaborators) with similar interests. Learn More

“At-Risk” training due Jan. 31

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More than 90% of UF’s faculty and staff that have completed Kognito’s “At-Risk” for Faculty & Staff training. Florida’s Board of Governors challenged state universities to reach 100% completion by Jan. 31. If you have not had a chance to complete the training yet, be sure to login to myTraining to complete the course within the next few days. […]

New professional development series aims to bolster UF’s efforts to promote racial justice

Stronger Together

In response to President Kent Fuchs’ message last June that outlined steps UF would take to effect positive change against racism, UF Training & Organizational Development will introduce a new professional development initiative, Stronger Together, beginning this February. These offerings build upon the required “Managing Bias” online module to provide additional, optional areas of focus based on […]

Alumni gift will establish fellowship program to combat disinformation

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UF alumni Linda and Ken McGurn have committed $2 million to establish the McGurn Fellowship Program for Media Integrity and the Fight Against Disinformation. The gift will fund fellowships at the UF College of Journalism and Communications, the Levin College of Law and the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, a multidisciplinary initiative launched in 2019 to understand the […]

UF Climate Action Plan working group applications due today

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The UF Climate Action Plan is being updated through the development of a shared comprehensive plan that outlines goals and strategies for climate action. The plan will be informed by six working groups made up of stakeholders from across the university on the topics of Energy, Transportation, Built Environment, Offsets & Finance, Resilience and Academics. In order to engage a variety of […]

Tapping into the power of influence to create positive change

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No matter where someone’s role lies in an organizational chart, every person has the capacity to influence others around them and can wield the power of influence to make change if they understand how influence works. This Thursday at 9 a.m., Dr. Nicole Steadman, professor of agricultural education and communication, will discuss what influence is […]

Smell tests evaluated as potential tool to identify COVID-19

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A team of University of Florida neuroscientists will analyze two different smell tests under a National Institutes of Health grant aimed at developing inexpensive, at-home tests to help identify new cases of COVID-19 and provide a warning sign of a community outbreak in time to thwart it. Discover

Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) Town Hall


Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) is a town hall meeting to facilitate two-way communication between the community and researchers. OCOH is an initiative of HealthStreet, a community engagement program at the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology. Please share this invitation with your friends and colleagues! Time: 5:00-6:00 P.M. EDT Location: Online via Zoom Meetings […]

Financial Literacy series kicks off with “8 Healthy Financial Habits”

Financial Literacy

Your financial health can be improved by learning new habits, saving for retirement, reviewing your insurance, managing your credit and having a safety net. No matter what stage of life you’re in, you can benefit from finding ways to support your financial health. This spring, UFHR Wellness will be hosting several campus partners for a series of financial literacy […]

Supporting students’ career readiness in uncertain times

Experience Reimagined

The Career Connections Center will host the third annual Faculty and Staff Career Symposium on Jan. 22 and 29 from noon to 1:45 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “Experience Reimagined: Supporting Students’ Career Readiness in Uncertain Times.” You can choose to attend either date; both sessions will be held online via Zoom. […]

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