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2021 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize outstanding and meritorious service


Published: April 14, 2021 11:56 am

The 2021 Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony took place virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14, at 8 a.m. This annual program recognizes staff and faculty members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life for students and employees. University-Level Award Winners The following individuals received the Superior Accomplishment […]

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Looking for youth summer camps in and around the Gainesville area?


Published: April 13, 2021 5:00 pm

While more youth camps are expected to be open this summer, offerings will still be a bit different in many cases than in years prior to the pandemic. We’ve updated our Summer Camp Directory, where you can find both in-person and virtual camps scheduled to be held this summer for school-age children in the Alachua […]

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New paid family leave program introduced as efforts to transition to paid time off are paused


Published: April 8, 2021 5:56 pm

UF’s new paid family leave benefit was introduced to eligible TEAMS and faculty employees on Jan. 8. The new benefit provides up to 8 weeks of paid leave every 24 months for parental or medical reasons. This leave is designed to provide peace of mind throughout an employee’s lifespan, helping to meet their needs during […]

Transition from Skype to Teams by May 9


Published: April 8, 2021 5:48 pm

On May 9, UFIT will retire its Skype for Business service and transition entirely to Microsoft Teams. While scheduled Skype for Business meetings will be migrated and converted to Teams meetings, faculty and staff are encouraged to proactively switch applications prior to the deadline. To help with the transition process, UFIT has compiled several tools, […]

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More than 5,000 flock to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for first day of major COVID-19 vaccination drive


Published: April 6, 2021 2:40 pm

An audacious push to vaccinate 20,000 people in Alachua County a week for six weeks got off to a roaring start Monday when more than 5,200 received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. On the first day anyone over age 16 in Florida became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, […]

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Essential staff receive national recognition in NPR story


Published: April 2, 2021 11:44 am

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 […]

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Support for our AAPI colleagues and students


Published: March 30, 2021 5:08 pm

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 […]

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Moving forward at UF: Collision spaces and our need for proximity


Published: March 25, 2021 3:38 pm

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 […]

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Dean Chimay Anumba inducted into the National Academy of Construction


Published: March 23, 2021 3:45 pm

UF College of Design, Construction and Planning Dean and Professor Dr. Chimay Anumba, Ph.D., D.Sc., was recently inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC). The NAC honors and recognizes those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the construction industry. Recognized as a leader in developing the next generation of construction professionals, Dean Anumba […]

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Moving forward at UF: The new frontier for higher education


Published: March 12, 2021 9:08 am

On Jan. 13, 2020, Dr. D’Andra Mull walked into Tigert Hall for her first day as UF’s new vice president for student affairs, unaware that just 16 days later she would be sitting down for her first meeting to address a pandemic that threatened to throw a massive wrench into any plans she had begun […]


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