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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 […]

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.

Self-driving vehicles take to the roads in Gainesville


Published: February 5, 2020 8:35 am

If you’ve been anywhere near SW 2nd Ave. between the UF campus and downtown this week, you may have noticed a cheerfully odd-looking vehicle making its way back and forth along the corridor. Beginning in February, a new autonomous shuttle funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation is available to ride free […]

Faculty will begin reporting activities and interests via online system this spring


Published: January 21, 2020 8:20 am

In an effort to streamline, modernize and standardize the way faculty and staff report their activities and financial interests, the University of Florida is introducing UFOLIO (UF Online Interest Organizer), a new online activities and interests reporting system. UFOLIO replaces paper forms and outdated routing processes to save time and provide a more intuitive platform […]

Online programs rise in 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings


Published: January 21, 2020 8:18 am

University of Florida online degree programs rose in the 2020 U.S. News & World report rankings, with two of the four UF programs that were previously ranked climbing yet again and two others coming in among the best in the country. UF Online, the University of Florida’s online undergraduate program, rose to the No. 4 […]

Looking for ways to connect with others at UF and beyond?


Published: January 6, 2020 8:45 am

Connect with others on campus and in the community with UFHR’s new Get Connected directory created specifically for faculty and staff. Interested in beekeeping? Ever dream of raising chickens in your backyard? Enthusiastic about WordPress? There’s a group for you! Visit the Get Connected directory to get started and help us grow this directory to […]

Gator graduates Zimmel and Sevier appointed to leadership positions


Published: January 6, 2020 8:25 am

Two longstanding UF employees were appointed to leadership positions in December. Dana Zimmel, DVM, has been named interim dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. A clinical professor in the college’s department of large animal sciences and previous associate dean, Zimmel is the first alumna to take the position as a graduate of the college’s […]

Help determine topics discussed and register to attend January’s Provost Gathering


Published: December 9, 2019 3:19 pm

On Jan. 10, 2020, the Office of the Provost will host a daylong event devoted to how UF faculty, researchers, academic staff and graduate students can help to build trust in research.

New study reports UF contributes more than $16 billion to Florida’s economy


Published: October 29, 2019 12:04 pm

The University of Florida and related entities contributed $16.91 billion to the state’s economy in fiscal year 2017-2018, according to a newly released study on UF’s economic contributions. In Alachua County alone, the university and related entities supported 93,764 full- and part-time jobs, representing 54% of the county’s workforce. These jobs include staff and faculty […]


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