Category: Feature

Bob Graham’s life in pictures

Daniel R. ‘Bob’ Graham served Florida as an elected official for nearly four decades at the local, state and national level. As first a state legislator, then governor and finally as a three-term U.S. Senator, Graham had a role in nearly every major public policy issue in modern Florida’s history.

He created the Bob Graham Center for Public Service to continue his legacy of leadership and to train the next generation of Sunshine State leaders. Read on to explore Graham’s life in pictures.

UF Engaged: Enhancing staff evaluations 

Last year, UFHR undertook a comprehensive review of the UF Engaged system to improve its effectiveness. This involved gathering feedback through focus groups with staff from various university areas, individual interviews with managers and employees, and an open-response survey conducted by the UF Faculty Senate in collaboration with the President’s Office. 

2024 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize outstanding and meritorious service

Twenty staff and faculty members representing a wide range of experience and hailing from UF locations throughout Florida were recognized for their outstanding service in a ceremony held yesterday at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. 

How to safely observe the 2024 total solar eclipse, according to UF astronomy professors

North America will experience its second total solar eclipse in seven years today, April 8 — a captivating event that won’t happen again for another two decades. This unique spectacle will sweep across a vast path of totality, starting in Mexico, traveling over the United States from Texas to Maine, and ending on the eastern coast of Canada.

Read on to learn how observers in the Gainesville community and beyond can safely view this rare celestial phenomenon.

Explore summer training opportunities

UF Training and Organizational Development has released its summer schedule of personal and professional development courses. In addition to exploring courses thematically via the UFHR Website, you can also visit the digital training calendar to view upcoming trainings scheduled throughout the month.

Apply now for 2024-25 leadership development programs 

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for the 2024-25 UF Academy and Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals programs now through May 6. Applications for the Managers Cohort will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about the programs below. 

Summer EEP deadline approaching

UF faculty and staff who wish to take college courses through the Employee Education Program, or EEP, during the summer semester are encouraged to visit the program website today for information on upcoming application, approval and registration deadlines.

Sharpen your financial skills with our upcoming webinar series

No matter what stage of life you are in, you can invest in your financial health — and your overall well-being — by empowering yourself and building healthy financial habits. To help you along your financial journey, we’ve partnered with experts in the field to host a variety of webinars throughout the month of April covering topics ranging from home ownership to basic investment concepts and more.

UF Career Influencer Awards nominations due April 1

The UF Career Influencer Awards celebrate collaboration and innovation on the part of UF Career Connections Center partners who have had an exceptional impact on career development and career engagements during the preceding academic year. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due April 1, and award winners will be announced during the annual Faculty & Staff Career Symposium on April 26.

Introducing a new UFHR website experience

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new UFHR websites. A website improvement group comprising more than 600 UF faculty, staff and leadership provided vital feedback throughout the redesign process to help inform our efforts. Thank you to all of those who participated!

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