Category: UF Focus

How a UF alumna-turned-faculty is making a difference

Jeremy Waisome works in the Department of Engineering Education, mentoring and advising UF students to help them reach their full potential.

Integrating special collections into your courses

In a recent Beyond the Podium episode, Neil Weijer, Ph.D., curator of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection, discussed what led him to special collections and how they can be used as learning tools in the classroom.

Stand Up & Holler: It’s Gator Nation Giving Day!

Gator Nation Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event, calling on all UF alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends to come together to support UF and all its areas of positive impact in our state, nation and world. Today, Gators everywhere are invited to, once again, stand up for UF by making a gift of any size to the college, unit, research area or program that means the most to you.

The University of Florida welcomes President Ben Sasse

Today, the University of Florida welcomes Ben Sasse, Ph.D., as its 13th president. Sasse is an accomplished academic with a career spanning both the private and public sectors, and served as president at Midland University in Nebraska and a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin.

UF Provost Joe Glover announces transition

Following a UF-record 15 years as provost, Joe Glover, Ph.D., has decided to relinquish that position at the end of July. Fifteen years is a long time to serve as provost — the tenure of the average provost hovers around four years nationally. But it has been a remarkable 15 years in the university’s history.

Providing affordable access to education

The Center for Teaching Excellence’s Affordable UF Initiative seeks to increase student learning and success by providing affordable access to education.

15 UF factoids to drop into holiday conversations

Read this UF Advancement article for 15 UF factoids you can dish out as the family gathers for the holidays.

University committee nominations due Jan. 31

Each year, the University of Florida offers faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in its governance through various university committees.

Superior Accomplishment Award nominations due Oct. 14

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond? Nominate them for a Superior Accomplishment Award!

This annual awards program recognizes faculty and staff who have contributed outstanding service in their fields during the academic year of Aug. 1, 2021, through July 31, 2022. The nomination period is underway and runs through Oct. 14. 

Maintaining a drug-free workplace

The University of Florida strives to provide a drug-free workplace environment for its faculty, staff and students — and these commitments are reflected in our policies as well as the protections and support provided to those who may need it.

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