Category: UF Focus

UF projects aim to enhance campus gateways and pedestrian safety

This August, UF will begin work on the Northeast and Newell Gateway projects from its Landscape Master Plan. The entrances will enhance outdoor spaces that will offer students, faculty and staff opportunities to gather and collaborate — as well as to sit, relax and enjoy the scenic nature campus has to offer. The projects will […]

On-Demand Studio provides faculty professional video recording support

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Faculty can now record course videos or professional work through the UFIT On-Demand Studio. The studio enables faculty to create professional-quality videos through a self-serve process for courses, research or pre-recorded conference presentations. Located in the HUB room 225, the studio is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To reserve time at the […]

Hub Brown named seventh dean of the College of Journalism and Communications

Hubert “Hub” Brown joined the College of Journalism and Communications as its new dean on July 1. Brown previously served as associate dean for Research, Creativity, International Initiatives and Diversity, and an associate professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. As associate dean, Brown managed the Newhouse School’s […]

UF supercomputer ranked among most powerful in the world

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The University of Florida’s HiPerGator AI supercomputer has been named one of the most powerful worldwide, according to rankings just released by TOP500. HiPerGator AI also ranked No. 1 in the U.S. on the Green500 list of energy-efficient supercomputers and No. 2 worldwide, making it the most efficient in higher education globally. “Having a top-rated […]

New Reitz Union Restaurant Row features local restaurants

When Matt Mueller joined UF in June 2020 as the new director of Food and Beverage Services, one of his first town outings was to Mi Apá, a local Cuban restaurant. Muller enjoyed the food so much that it prompted him to think of ways local restaurants could be introduced to the UF campus. Fast […]

UF Gainesville campus and areas throughout the state close in anticipation of Tropical Storm Elsa


As announced earlier today, due to Tropical Storm Elsa, the university campus in Gainesville will close tomorrow, July 7, and other UF areas throughout the state will have similar closures. UF/IFAS personnel outside of Gainesville should adhere to their county government guidelines on closing. UF Health clinical and core service personnel as well as employees […]

UF International Center celebrates 30th anniversary

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The UF International Center (UFIC) is celebrating 30 years. Visit the UFIC website to find out more about the history of the center and its accomplishments, watch interviews with previous directors, view a photo gallery and learn about upcoming events. Discover

EEP helps UF build a skilled workforce – Alex Avelino’s journey to a master’s degree also benefitted the College of Veterinary Medicine

This is our final spotlight in our series on how the Employee Education Program, or EEP, has benefitted UF employees. Read our previous spotlights on EEP participants Brandon Telg and Abel Gilbert. You can also learn more about the EEP and the benefits it offers UF employees here.  _____________________________________________ Working professionals often face an uphill battle at work when they decide to […]

UF Innovate names new director of incubation services

UF Innovate named Karl R. LaPan as the incoming director of incubation services. LaPan comes to the position with more than 20 years of experience in business incubation. In his role as director, LaPan will lead both of UF Innovate’s award-winning incubators, Sid Martin Biotech in Alachua and The Hub — a mixed-use incubator, in […]

UF seeks to address sexual assault and harassment through proactive and continued education

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Earlier this month, UF announced plans to move toward a more proactive, preventive stance to address sexual assault and harassment. UF’s Office of Accessibility and Gender Equity, previously known as the Title IX Office, has moved beyond the basic expectation that the university comply with the Title IX mandate, the federal civil rights law that […]

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