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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 […]

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.

TaxWatch Productivity Awards nominations due July 17


Published: March 4, 2020 8:20 am

Nominations should reflect an innovative or outstanding idea or practice that has led or will lead to taxpayer savings, improved service delivery or overall taxpayer value.


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