Category: Spotlight

How the Managers Cohort boosted a new leader’s skills

Patricia Jordan’s increased supervisory duties motivated her to participate in UF Training and Organizational Development’s Managers Cohort leadership program.

UF Academy spotlight: Dr. Leela Kumaran

Learn how the UF Academy helped Leela M. Kumaran, Ph.D., immerse herself in and learn about UF’s institutional culture and governance.

Battling treacherous wilderness for the sake of science

UF water scientist Tracie Baker, Ph.D. is the first nonindigenous woman to cross the Florida Everglades.

Service Recognition celebration honors longtime UF staff

Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane, Ph.D., and Interim Vice President for Human Resources Melissa Curry hosted a staff appreciation reception at the Earl and Christy Powell University House in February. The event honored staff who celebrated 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 continuous years of service at UF in 2021.

“While we often hear about the quality of our students and the contributions of our faculty, we know that the university does not run without high quality and dedicated staff members such as yourselves,” said Curry. “I am so proud of what university staff members do, who we are and what we are about.”

Congratulations to the 2022 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Award winners

This year, 134 awards were presented to individuals and teams throughout the state of Florida, among them were the following seven teams from the University of Florida that were recognized at a private ceremony held at the Harn Museum of Art on Feb. 2.

Celebrating Black History Month: The story of a UF integration pioneer

As part of UF’s Black History Month celebration, UF recently published a spotlight on Johncyna Williams McRae, one of the first African American students to integrate UF in 1962.

Keeping inclusivity at the heart of the hiring process

We sat down with Amber Bush to learn more about her experience with the Inclusive Hiring Badge Program and how she is incorporating inclusive hiring practices in her work.

New Florida Museum book highlights the beauty and wonder of natural history collections

Celebrate the splendor of museums with the new book All Things Beautiful: Wonders from the Collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

GBAS Institute returns after two-year hiatus

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Gator Business Administrator Services community of practice held their semi-annual institute on Nov. 18 with the theme “The Future of Work.”

U.S. veterans bring unique qualities to UF community

The University of Florida is home to 644 veterans that are also UF employees. Having honed their skills in the military, these veterans bring to the table unique and diversified qualities that benefit the UF community in many ways.

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