Category: UF News

How UF helps veterans succeed as they pursue an education

Veterans Day is a time for us to honor those who bravely served our country. Thanks to the GI Bill, thousands of military veterans have been able to pursue an education at the University of Florida.

In a recent episode of From Florida, Roselind Brown of the Collegiate Veterans Success Center, discussed UF’s history of working with veterans, and U.S. Coast Guard Officer and UF|IFAS Ph.D. student Savanna Turner talked about the opportunities and challenges veterans face on a college campus.


UF welcomes Marsha McGriff as new chief diversity officer

Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., will join UF as the new chief diversity officer and senior adviser to the president effective Dec. 6.


Celebrate 30 years of international education at UF

International Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.


College of Pharmacy and College of Dentistry recognized for diversity and inclusion efforts

The UF College of Pharmacy and College of Dentistry were recently awarded 2021 HEED Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.


UF celebrates Native American Heritage Month

As the nation honors the cultures and contributions of Native Americans, the University of Florida invites you to explore and discover the Indigenous peoples of our region and the state of Florida.


New tools connect UF departments with small businesses

The SBSD department recently launched digital tools to connect UF departments with small businesses.


SPARC352 initiative aims to develop community centers grounded in the arts

UF Center for Arts in Medicine faculty Alana Jackson and Dionne Champion, Ph.D., have been tapped to lead the Space for People, Art, Research, Community, Creativity, and Collaboration, or SPARC352, project. 


Fostering student well-being in the midst of a pandemic

In an op-ed written for the Tampa Bay Times, UF Vice President of Student Affairs D’Andra Mull, Ph.D., reflected on UF’s efforts to help students form strong social connections in the midst of the pandemic, as well as initiatives to help maintain their well-being. “Supporting our students’ well-being is an ongoing effort and universities must […]


An unexpected conversation builds trust, overcomes one man’s hesitance

Mark Hall was skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine and unvaccinated. One night at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille, Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., renowned cancer researcher and director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, sat down next to Mark by chance. The two got to talking about the vaccine and Mark asked Dr. Mitchell all of the questions he had about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. After three hours of respectful conversation, Mark decided he was ready to get vaccinated if Dr. Mitchell would be by his side when he did. 


Strategic Communications Academy for Leaders and Scholars celebrates fifth cohort

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The Center for Public Interest Communications in the College of Journalism and Communications — in partnership with UFHR Training & Organizational Development — welcomed the fifth Strategic Communications Academy for UF Leaders and Scholars in March 2021.


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