Category: UF Focus

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.

Share student opportunities with the TESI ELN network

The UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute Environmental Leaders Network connects UF undergraduate students interested in environmental topics with on- and off-campus resources so they can utilize their skills, passions and knowledge for the betterment of the environment.

Melissa Curry named interim vice president for Human Resources

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane, Ph.D., recently announced Melissa Curry would assume the role of interim vice president for Human Resources effective July 1. 

As students head home, on-campus construction ramps up

While you may have enjoyed a relatively easier commute to campus this morning, construction activity on-campus is picking up speed. Beginning today, the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Museum Road is closed for utilities work that is expected to continue through Aug. 14.

Throughout the summer semesters, the current Orange and Blue Campus Connector routes will be merged into a single Summer Circulator route running from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Service will still be provided to each stop approximately every 15-20 minutes throughout the day.

What communities can learn from Ida’s aftermath

After disaster hits a community, you might expect existing conflicts to intensify. But social science research tells us that people affected by disaster actually act more altruistically than they normally would.

Vaccines and masks provide the best protection against COVID-19

Century Tower

With the start of the fall semester, we want to ensure that faculty and staff have the tools needed to maintain a safe classroom environment. UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., reiterated during last week’s faculty town hall that masks and vaccines provide the best protection against COVID-19, including the delta variant. The Aug. 18 Campus Brief also stressed that all people inside of UF facilities are expected to wear masks in community spaces in buildings, including common areas in our office suites, when we are not in our individual offices or workspaces, even if you are vaccinated.

Answers to your most pressing COVID-related questions

Century Tower

Last Thursday, more than 500 faculty and staff joined UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., for a town hall designed to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, the delta variant and more. If you were unable to attend, you can find answers to many of the questions posed during the town […]

New faculty invited to explore online resources and in-person events

Last year, UF’s New Faculty Orientation went virtual for the first time, and faculty new to the university this fall will continue to be able to access the resources available online. In partnership with the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence, UFHR developed a New Faculty Orientation Canvas site where new […]

UF faculty earn $861 million in research awards

UF faculty earned $861 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 – the second-highest amount ever – despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic. This total does not include an additional $77 million in non-research U.S. Department of Education funding that UF received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The […]

UF and Scripps Research announce talks to integrate

UF and Scripps Research recently announced talks to integrate the Florida-based branch of Scripps Research with the research arm of UF’s academic health center. Details of the agreement will be finalized over the next few months and will build on existing research collaborations UF has had with Scripps and the organizations’ complementary strengths, said David […]

« Previous PageNext Page »