Category: News

Hurricane resources for faculty and staff


Hurricane season is upon us, and as we welcome new faculty and staff to UF — and perhaps Florida — we wanted to remind you of helpful resources available to support you in case of a tropical storm. We encourage everyone to become familiarized with the university’s emergency plans and take the necessary precautions in advance of the forecast.   UF Alert UF’s […]

Complete the Maintaining a Safe & Respectful Campus training course

UF’s Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity (OAGE) has released a new version of Maintaining a Safe & Respectful Campus, course number GET803. Employees will receive a notification from myTraining to complete the new course within 60 days. The course focuses on strategies employees can use when individuals disclose gender-based discrimination or violence. To learn […]

Register for a retirement workshop

Fidelity Investments and the Florida Retirement System are holding virtual workshops to help you better understand and prepare for retirement. These workshops include access to a retirement expert who can answer you questions. Learn more and register for one of the below workshops: Get Started and Save for the Future You August 25 | noon […]

Summer photo giveaway winners announced

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the UF at Play summer photo giveaway. We’ve received nearly 200 photos! Our last two winners for the giveaway are Beverly Dede, Ph.D., program director for student counseling and development at the College of Medicine, and Heather Krumholtz, communications coordinator at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. […]

Vaccines and masks provide the best protection against COVID-19

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With the start of the fall semester, we want to ensure that faculty and staff have the tools needed to maintain a safe classroom environment. UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., reiterated during last week’s faculty town hall that masks and vaccines provide the best protection against COVID-19, including the delta variant. The Aug. 18 Campus Brief also stressed that all people inside of UF facilities are expected to wear masks in community spaces in buildings, including common areas in our office suites, when we are not in our individual offices or workspaces, even if you are vaccinated.

Answers to your most pressing COVID-related questions

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Last Thursday, more than 500 faculty and staff joined UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., for a town hall designed to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, the delta variant and more. If you were unable to attend, you can find answers to many of the questions posed during the town […]

New faculty invited to explore online resources and in-person events

Last year, UF’s New Faculty Orientation went virtual for the first time, and faculty new to the university this fall will continue to be able to access the resources available online. In partnership with the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence, UFHR developed a New Faculty Orientation Canvas site where new […]

Entomology Professor Jamie Ellis urges practice of “exceptionalism”

Jamie Ellis, Ph.D., Gahan Endowed Professor of Entomology in the Entomology and Nematology Department at UF/IFAS and an internationally recognized expert on honey bee biology and management, was asked by President Fuchs to deliver UF’s Summer 2021 commencement speech. In his speech, Ellis encouraged students to practice exceptionalism in their lives. “Exceptional individuals do not […]

Tropical storm Elsa recovery loans available for homes and businesses

Alachua County has received a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Elsa. Individuals whose home or business was damaged by the storm are eligible to apply for SBA disaster loan assistance. The deadline to file the application for physical damage loans is Sept. 20, 2021, […]

UF faculty earn $861 million in research awards

UF faculty earned $861 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 – the second-highest amount ever – despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic. This total does not include an additional $77 million in non-research U.S. Department of Education funding that UF received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The […]

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