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UF College of the Arts staff capture work-from-home life

Published: April 20, 2021 8:43 am

How do you rebuild a sense of community and connection among colleagues after a year of social distancing? This is a question the Staff Council at the UF College of the Arts tackled as they began plans for their first staff retreat in more than a year. As the Council began brainstorming retreat ideas, however, […]


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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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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Keep current to stay current

Published: March 23, 2021 3:45 pm

Do you remember the last time you updated your contact information? Keep in mind the university periodically mails information such as tax documents, communications from benefits providers and more. To ensure you receive UF correspondence, be sure to double-check and update your contact information as needed via ONE.UF. To process your updates, login to your […]

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Healing hands in conflict zones

Published: March 16, 2021 12:03 pm

For decades, doctors have gone above and beyond their Hippocratic Oath, venturing into war-torn regions, conflict zones and developing countries around the world to bring lifesaving care to the most vulnerable patients. They work with colleagues on the ground under arduous conditions, bringing needed expertise and equipment to remote areas where disease and adverse health […]

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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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Join Gator Advocates to support UF’s legislative advocacy efforts

Published: March 10, 2021 8:35 am

The Gator Advocates organization aims to advance UF’s educational and land grant mission through advocacy, education and communication. Members include alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends. As part of their work, members educate elected and appointed officials, state and community leaders, and other Floridians on UF’s economic, cultural and societal impact. Faculty and staff interested […]

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Moving forward at UF: Reflections and possibilities

Published: March 5, 2021 11:54 am

Just one year ago, while discussions of travel restrictions and concerns about cruise ships bubbled vaguely in our awareness, it’s unlikely anyone could have predicted how our lives and our work would change so dramatically in just a few weeks’ time. Since then, we’ve learned about the possibilities that technology now affords us to connect […]


UF Research helps drive Florida’s tech economy

Published: February 23, 2021 9:39 am

Despite the pandemic, University of Florida researchers conducted record amounts of research in 2020, and companies born of UF research continued to bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the state. In addition to a record $900.7 million in research awards in fiscal year 2020, UF Innovate also recorded a record 393 invention […]

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