Category: Campus Community

Weekend volunteers still needed to assist with UF commencement

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Earlier this month, President Fuchs reached out to UF faculty and staff, asking them to volunteer in one or more of the Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies. While many have stepped up and volunteered to assist, opportunities are still available to serve in the roles of marshals, a 4.5-hour time commitment, and check-In assistants, a 2.5-hour time […]

Canteen, UF’s snack vendor, stocks shelves at Field & Fork Pantry

Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry

The company that keeps 175 snack machines stocked across the UF and UF Health campuses is now filling shelves at The Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry. Canteen donated nearly 1,000 snack items to the university grocer. The Pantry provides groceries to UF students, staff and faculty who may not have enough to eat — at […]

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

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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, […]

Essential staff receive national recognition in NPR story

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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 […]

Support for our AAPI colleagues and students

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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: Collision spaces and our need for proximity

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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 […]

Looking back at UF’s shared experiences

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Join Gator Advocates to support UF’s legislative advocacy efforts

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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 […]

Moving forward at UF: Reflections and possibilities

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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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