Category: Campus Climate
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
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
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
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.
UF Latinx Staff & Faculty Association provides community, space
In the spring of 2017, a few Latinx colleagues at UF had the idea to formally revive what is now an official space to retain, recruit and advocate for Latinx staff and faculty at the University of Florida.
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