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UF College of the Arts staff capture work-from-home life

Published: April 20, 2021 8:43 am

How do you rebuild a sense of community and connection among colleagues after a year of social distancing? This is a question the Staff Council at the UF College of the Arts tackled as they began plans for their first staff retreat in more than a year. As the Council began brainstorming retreat ideas, however, […]

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Essential staff receive national recognition in NPR story

Published: April 2, 2021 11:44 am

Since the start of the pandemic, UF’s Housing and Residential Services and Facilities Services staff have demonstrated what it means to be “essential” through their hard work and dedication to keeping the university running smoothly. Yesterday, NPR shined a spotlight on the difficult decisions they faced early on and the professionalism they have demonstrated in […]

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Support for our AAPI colleagues and students

Published: March 30, 2021 5:08 pm

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 […]

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Moving forward at UF: Collision spaces and our need for proximity

Published: March 25, 2021 3:38 pm

Five years ago, the University of Florida unveiled its Strategic Development Plan that would help shape the university’s and our surrounding community’s future over the next 40 to 50 years. One of the plan’s four initiatives, which reflect UF’s goal of maintaining its standing as a preeminent university and a leading institution, is informed by […]

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Looking back at UF’s shared experiences

Published: March 23, 2021 3:46 pm

Last week, in a message of Gratitude and Admiration to our campus community, President Fuchs reflected on the year of learning and life-changing experiences we have gone through together. Many of these major milestones were captured in a timeline published earlier this month by UF Health. We’re pleased to supplement this with our Year in […]

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Stronger Together: Promoting racial justice through awareness and action

Published: March 23, 2021 3:46 pm

This February, UF Training & Organizational Development launched Stronger Together, a professional development initiative that addresses racial justice. Stronger Together provides UF faculty and staff with the opportunity to participate in a series of conversations and educational offerings designed to better understand and address racism and bias and help promote racial justice at the individual, […]

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Bring the block party to your community with the Driveway Theatre Project

Published: March 10, 2021 8:36 am

UF Performing Arts’ Driveway Theatre Project (DTP) is bringing a new kind of block party to neighborhoods throughout the Gainesville area. You provide the space and invite the people, UFPA provides the magic of performance. The Driveway Theatre Project meets people where they are both geographically and socially, providing performances and removing many of the […]

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Join Gator Advocates to support UF’s legislative advocacy efforts

Published: March 10, 2021 8:35 am

The Gator Advocates organization aims to advance UF’s educational and land grant mission through advocacy, education and communication. Members include alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends. As part of their work, members educate elected and appointed officials, state and community leaders, and other Floridians on UF’s economic, cultural and societal impact. Faculty and staff interested […]

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Moving forward at UF: Reflections and possibilities

Published: March 5, 2021 11:54 am

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 […]

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A look at how COVID-19 affected us

Published: March 5, 2021 11:50 am

Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re fundamentally different than we were one year ago. As President Fuchs shared in a video released yesterday commemorating UF’s COVID-19 response, “This has been a year of masks, zooms, physical distancing and many other challenges. But it has also been a year of remarkable accomplishments, innovation […]

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