Category: Campus Climate

Celebrating the opening of Malachowsky Hall

The University of Florida Friday held a celebratory ribbon cutting for the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology, a building designed to transform the artificial intelligence (AI) and data science workforce, setting a new standard for future STEM buildings across national and international campuses.

Across the street from the Reitz Union in the heart of campus, the $150 million, 263,440-square-foot, seven-story structure is a multidisciplinary space for medicine, pharmacy and engineering. It will serve as a hub for advancing computing, communication, and cyber technologies while further supporting UF’s work to integrate AI across the curriculum.

Listening sessions on inclusive excellence this September

Earlier this summer, UF Chief Diversity Officer Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., announced her office was working with Damon Williams, Ph.D. , and his team at the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation to conduct a strategic assessment of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the University of Florida. A key component of this assessment will be a series of facilitated community-building and dialogue sessions designed to better understand the lived experiences of students, faculty and staff.

Your voice is essential to advancing UF’s inclusive excellence efforts. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and experiences in a listening session, please be on the lookout for an invitation from the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer to be sent later this week. You will be invited to select from and participate in a virtual session that most closely aligns with your role at UF.

Support for our AAPI colleagues and students

Century Tower

Events throughout the past year have prompted a call to action to address discrimination and violence against Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in the United States. UF Human Resources joins our UF colleagues in raising our collective voice to condemn such acts of hatred and xenophobia. While I hope you will never have reason to […]

Moving forward at UF: Reflections and possibilities

Jodi Gentry Square image

Just one year ago, while discussions of travel restrictions and concerns about cruise ships bubbled vaguely in our awareness, it’s unlikely anyone could have predicted how our lives and our work would change so dramatically in just a few weeks’ time. Since then, we’ve learned about the possibilities that technology now affords us to connect […]

UF Transportation Institute survey on the Gainesville Autonomous Shuttle

The Gainesville Autonomous Shuttle, deployed in the summer of 2020, runs between the Downtown Parking Garage on SW 2nd St. and the Innovation Hub. Moving at a speed of 15 mph, it uses advanced sensors, computer vision and mapping to drive on its own. Researchers from the UF Transportation Institute are conducting a study to […]

UF Research helps drive Florida’s tech economy


Despite the pandemic, University of Florida researchers conducted record amounts of research in 2020, and companies born of UF research continued to bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the state. In addition to a record $900.7 million in research awards in fiscal year 2020, UF Innovate also recorded a record 393 invention […]

Anti-racism repository amplifies voices and promotes collaboration

Anti-racism Art

Researchers, staff and students from the UF Center for Arts in Medicine recently launched an online repository to elevate arts-based responses to racism. The searchable, open-access database allows anyone to explore or submit artwork, articles, projects, organizations and individuals who are using arts practices to raise awareness, amplify marginalized voices, facilitate dialogue or promote action and change related […]

Black History Month especially meaningful as African American Studies @ UF turns 50

Black History Month is a time for celebration and the recognition of the central role Black people have played in shaping the United States. This year, the University of Florida’s celebration is especially meaningful as the Department of African American Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary. The development of the university’s African American Studies program began […]

Faculty asked to complete online training to improve mental health literacy

In an effort to better identify and support students in distress, all University of Florida UF faculty have been asked to complete the Kognito online training course beginning this month. This effort is also being undertaken by UF’s colleagues at other state universities at the request of Florida’s Board of Governors in order to collectively […]

Help determine topics discussed and register to attend January’s Provost Gathering

On Jan. 10, 2020, the Office of the Provost will host a daylong event devoted to how UF faculty, researchers, academic staff and graduate students can help to build trust in research.

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