Category: UF News

President’s Office announces $5.4 million for strategic funding awardees

Seven new projects slated to receive strategic funding as part of an initiative designed to advance the student experience and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Celebrating the opening of Malachowsky Hall

The University of Florida Friday held a celebratory ribbon cutting for the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology, a building designed to transform the artificial intelligence (AI) and data science workforce, setting a new standard for future STEM buildings across national and international campuses.

Across the street from the Reitz Union in the heart of campus, the $150 million, 263,440-square-foot, seven-story structure is a multidisciplinary space for medicine, pharmacy and engineering. It will serve as a hub for advancing computing, communication, and cyber technologies while further supporting UF’s work to integrate AI across the curriculum.

UF inaugurates Ben Sasse as 13th president

Click here to read President Sasse’s inaugural address and watch a recording of the full ceremony.

Shakira Henderson named UF College of Nursing dean

Henderson will also become the associate vice president for nursing education, practice, and research — or System Chief Nurse Executive — for UF Health.

UFPD named Crime Prevention Unit of the Year

UFPD was recognized in the Small Agency category at the 2023 Florida Crime Prevention Association award ceremony.

UF expert discusses leprosy, including uptick in Florida cases

Over the summer, news of a rise in leprosy cases sparked concern about this ancient and misunderstood disease.

Juan Gilbert receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden honored University of Florida computer science professor Juan Gilbert, Ph.D., at the White House with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for pioneering a universal voting system that makes voting more reliable and accessible for everyone and for increasing diversity in the computer science workforce.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the president of the United States on leading innovators for their outstanding contributions to America’s economic, environmental and social well-being. A recording of the awards ceremony can be viewed on YouTube.

Charles E. Young, UF’s 10th president, dies at 91

Charles E. “Chuck” Young, who brought distinction to UF while guiding it through a period of rapid change into the 21st century, died on Sunday at 91.

Community invited to attend Sasse inauguration

On Thursday, Nov. 2, the University of Florida will host an investiture ceremony for President Ben Sasse at 3 p.m. at UF’s historic University Auditorium.

“We’re incredibly excited to officially welcome and celebrate our 13th president while deepening our service mission as a public, land-grant university,” said UF Interim Provost Scott Angle. “This is a time for everyone in the UF community to celebrate, embrace fresh possibilities, and unite around one of the key purposes that brings us together: service.”

The inauguration ceremony and reception are open to members of the UF community, alumni, and the public, but space is limited, and advance registration is required. See the program here and more about the speakers here. UF is encouraging all members of the university community to participate.

Twenty-two proposals to receive feasibility studies

Explore projects moving forward with preliminary feasibility studies as part of UF’s strategic funding process to improve student experiences and bolster interdisciplinary research.

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