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Return-to-workplace efforts required unprecedented teamwork

Published: July 21, 2020 4:35 pm

In early May, UF was already looking ahead to lay the groundwork for fall semester when it undertook its return-to-workplace efforts. Gathering the resources needed to send 26,000 faculty and staff through screening and recommended testing in just under two months, providing them with PPE and preparing our facilities for more employees to be back […]

UF leaders shared vision, answered questions during Tuesday’s town hall

Published: July 16, 2020 1:46 pm

Several UF leaders and some of UF Health’s foremost experts on epidemiology and infectious diseases came together to answer questions about the university’s plans for moving forward together this fall in a town hall held on Tuesday. Faculty and staff were provided the opportunity to ask questions prior to and during the event hosted by […]

Love in the time of COVID

Published: May 22, 2020 1:46 pm

Lane and Christine Abraben were married in a drive-thru wedding ceremony at the Family and Civil courthouse in Gainesville on May 14. Couples unable to have a traditional wedding because of the coronavirus pandemic were invited to take part in ceremonies. Christine, innovations coordinator for the College of Education’s Lastinger Center, kindly shared with us […]

Next steps for our university

Published: May 1, 2020 11:59 am

Dear Colleagues, As the spring semester nears its end, we would like to express our gratitude for all that you have done and continue to do in support of the University of Florida community.  While it will be some time until our campus returns to a more normal status, we will soon be taking the […]

TalentShare: A win-win for departments seeking help and employees in need of work

Published: April 23, 2020 9:29 am

When university travel, meetings and events suddenly became limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delainie McNeil found herself running out of things to do for work each day. “I was apprehensive of informing my supervisor that I had few job duties while working remotely,” said McNeil. “Ultimately, I was compelled to be honest with him […]

Initial wave of generosity sets an optimistic stage for leave donation campaign

Published: April 7, 2020 2:49 pm

Within the first two hours after the announcement of the new program, more than 12,000 hours of leave had already been donated; by mid-day Tuesday, that number had grown to more than 50,000 hours.

UF faculty and staff rise to the challenge of working through COVID-19

Published: March 17, 2020 9:52 am

Faculty and staff have worked at record speed in recent weeks to adapt to changes brought on by the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the United States and throughout the world. This week, university leaders were asked to begin allowing employees to work from home and are encouraged to be innovative and adaptable to accommodate this wherever possible.

Service Recognition celebration honors longtime UF staff

Published: March 4, 2020 8:40 am

On Feb. 25, UF staff who celebrated 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service in 2019 gathered for a special event in their honor hosted by the Office of the President.

Kim Rose: Keep calm and stay creative

Published: March 4, 2020 8:30 am

The UF Health communications manager shares why her adventurous “mum and dad” have inspired her, how her enthusiastic realism has guided her through work’s challenges and why you might stumble onto her singing cover tunes at a local cafe.

Early voting available at the Reitz Union through March 14

Published: March 4, 2020 8:15 am

University of Florida students, faculty, staff and other Alachua County registered voters will be able to participate in early voting for the 2020 presidential preference primary and 2020 City of Gainesville regular election at the J. Wayne Reitz Union.

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