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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 […]

As UFOLIO enters second year, new program introduced to provide guidance, support


Published: June 25, 2020 9:45 am

UF has established a Conflicts of Interest (COI) Program to oversee the development and implementation of UFOLIO, UF’s new online disclosure system. The COI Program represents an important step in UF’s continued commitment to transparency, accountability and shared responsibility as a steward of the public trust.

Preparing for hurricane season


Published: June 8, 2020 11:30 am

While forecasters expect a “near normal” hurricane season this year, it’s not too soon for UF departments and individuals to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans—or, if need be, to put one in place.

UF’s Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere offers summer writing support


Published: May 28, 2020 8:53 am

For the last two years, UF’s Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere (CHPS) has kicked off the summer with a week-long Writing Retreat for faculty and graduate students with humanities writing projects. For eight hours a day, forty participants sit in the bucolic study at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, pounding out fellowship […]

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 […]

Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars lead the way across a virtual stage


Published: April 30, 2020 3:40 pm

The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars (MFOS) program held a virtual graduation celebration last night. Of its 176 students scheduled to graduate this spring, 75 joined in online as friends, family from all across that country and President Fuchs cheered the graduates on across a virtual stage. The occasion, hosted for first-generation graduates, has traditionally been […]

Managing through unique circumstances


Published: April 27, 2020 9:39 am

Marilena Ceobanu, director of finance for UF Facilities Services, has been singled out for her exceptional leadership amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We reached out to Marilena to learn more about how she and her team are adapting to a new reality. How have you stayed connected with your team amidst the changes brought about by COVID-19? […]

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 […]


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