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Shannon Edwards: Walking alongside employees throughout their career


Published: September 17, 2019 8:40 am

As University Benefits’ new director, Shannon Edwards is responsible for all university-wide benefits and leave programs. UF at Work recently sat down with Edwards to learn more about her career and goals as a new director.

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Leif Stringer: Teaching self-empathy and deeper listening


Published: September 5, 2019 7:40 am

A longtime student and practitioner of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Stringer is completing certification to be an NVC trainer and is finishing his graduate degree in Social Work. He is committed to helping individuals, families and groups communicate more effectively and become more conscious and present listeners.

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Congrats to our final Summer Photo Contest winners!


Published: August 21, 2019 9:30 am

In all, UF at Work readers shared more than 400 stunning photos showcasing your summer from near and far. We’re excited to announce the final winners of our Summer Photo Contest.

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Looking to add some freshness to your day? Try tuning into a UF podcast


Published: July 23, 2019 10:50 am

Whether you’re going for a walk or run, stuck in traffic or just washing the dishes, podcasts can make your daily routine, and even chores, more fun and informative. And because here at UF we have countless experts on what seems like every topic under the sun, it’s likely no surprise that we’re home to […]

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Mike Foley: Demanding rigor from students doesn’t preclude fun


Published: July 10, 2019 8:55 am

After 30 years with the St. Petersburg Times, Mike Foley joined UF in 2003. His classes focus on news reporting and writing, and his C.V. includes such distinctions as serving as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, president of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, judge for the Hearst Foundation College Writing Awards and trustee of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Florida.

Andrew Telles: Creating connections for the benefit of all


Published: June 25, 2019 2:06 pm

After living in Sweden for 15 years, Andrew Telles decided to move back to the U.S., and to Gainesville specifically, last year to become UF’s first director of Collaborative Initiatives. The role, which reports to UF’s Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane, is charged with fostering collaboration and connections among UF, the City of Gainesville and community members—the foundation of the university’s Strategic Development Plan.

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Carol Enoch: Celebrating 30+ years of service at UF


Published: June 11, 2019 10:30 am

As part of the College of Medicine’s Office for Diversity and Health Equity, administrative support assistant Carol Enoch supports the office’s mission of recruiting and retaining underrepresented and minority medical students at UF.

Advancing health research to benefit future generations


Published: May 28, 2019 11:25 am

May marked the one-year anniversary of UF’s involvement in the groundbreaking nationwide All of Us Research Program.

Do you know your diversity liaison?


Published: May 28, 2019 11:20 am

A directory of UF’s Campus Diversity Liaisons can now be found on the CDO website.

Between Gainesville and San Juan


Published: May 28, 2019 11:10 am

UF’s Center for Latin American Studies has expanded its collaborations with the University of Puerto Rico and its support of the community through curriculum and professional development, events on the Rio Piedras campus and intensive Portuguese training for students.


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