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With COVID cases continuing to rise, questions about taking leave resurface


Published: August 3, 2021 2:35 pm

Over the past week, the number of COVID-19 cases throughout Florida has continued to rise rapidly. While there is hopeful news that nearly 250,000 more Floridians received vaccinations last week, UF has seen an uptick in cases among both employees and students as well. Questions about taking leave associated with COVID-19 have resurfaced in recent […]

UF and Scripps Research announce talks to integrate


Published: August 3, 2021 2:35 pm

UF and Scripps Research recently announced talks to integrate the Florida-based branch of Scripps Research with the research arm of UF’s academic health center. Details of the agreement will be finalized over the next few months and will build on existing research collaborations UF has had with Scripps and the organizations’ complementary strengths, said David […]

Erica Studer-Byrnes to lead the Heavener School of Business


Published: August 3, 2021 2:35 pm

Erica Studer-Byrnes, Ph.D., was recently named assistant dean and director of the UF Heavener School of Business. She previously served as the associate director of the Heavener School, Warrington’s undergraduate business school. Studer-Byrnes is the first woman to lead the Heavener School of Business and the second woman to join Warrington’s dean leadership team. “For […]

Krishna Lunch celebrates 50 years


Published: August 3, 2021 2:34 pm

Last week, Krishna Lunch celebrated its 50th anniversary at UF. Started in 1971, after A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, gave an address at the Plaza of the Americas, Krishna Lunch continues to serve healthy meals to UF students, faculty, staff and the Gainesville community. Learn more in […]

Gainesville Regional Airport opens new terminal expansion


Published: August 3, 2021 2:34 pm

Less than two years after breaking ground, Gainesville Regional Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its 15,200 square foot, two-gate passenger terminal expansion and improvement project. The expanded terminal provides new amenities, including expanded restrooms, a second food and beverage area, mother’s lactation room, quiet/reflection room, an outdoor pet relief area and connectivity features […]

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As COVID cases rise, some guidance and reminders


Published: July 27, 2021 1:47 pm

As the state of Florida sees increased cases of COVID-19, unfortunately so does UF. At present, approximately 100 UF employees are currently being withheld from work due to having tested positive for COVID-19 or as the result of being a close contact of someone who has. UF encourages all its employees to get vaccinated. Vaccinated […]

UF and UF Health mourn the passing of Dr. Leon Haley


Published: July 27, 2021 1:37 pm

Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, CPE, FACEP, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, passed away unexpectedly last Saturday. Haley, 56, was a strong, inspirational leader and beloved son, father, friend and colleague. In addition to serving as CEO and dean, Haley was a UF professor […]

Parkinson’s outreach to African American community to expand


Published: July 27, 2021 1:17 pm

A team led by UF neurologist Irene Malaty, M.D., was awarded a Parkinson’s Foundation grant to fund Parkinson’s disease outreach to the African American community in Alachua County. The new grant will enable the team to launch outreach efforts, including in-person and virtual programs and educational materials, to help reduce the disparity in Parkinson’s disease […]

Explore the Smathers Libraries’ integrated library system


Published: July 27, 2021 1:12 pm

On July 13, all Florida public colleges and universities upgraded their core library platform to the Alma and Primo VE library systems. This next-generation integrated library system leverages cloud-based services and offers a responsive, scalable web and mobile design. This upgrade expands access to materials and improves the user experience for students, faculty and staff. […]

New mixed-use biotech living community planned in Alachua


Published: July 27, 2021 1:08 pm

A new mixed-use development coming to Alachua will feature a 420-acre research community that aims to serve not just the employees who work there, but other community members as well. The project is located adjacent to Progress Corporate Park and neighbors Sid Martin Biotech, UF’s tech incubator. A mix of single-family homes and multi-family housing […]

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