Category: UF News

All non-essential operations at UF’s Gainesville campus to close at 3 p.m. this Friday

In anticipation of an influx of approximately 35,000 people attending this year’s University-Wide Commencement on the evening of Friday, May 5, all non-essential University of Florida operations in Alachua County will close at 3 p.m.

On a quest to improve national literacy

The Lastinger Center for Learning at UF has been addressing the literacy crisis since 2018, and the new Literacy Micro-Credentials program is taking their work one step further.

UF professor elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected Vasudha Narayanan, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida, as a new member.

Campus guidelines for using ChatGPT

The UF community should be aware that sharing data with ChatGPT or a similar service is equivalent to disclosing the data to the public.

UF Research Foundation names 2023 Professors

The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 34 of the university’s most productive and promising faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2023.

“This recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields,” said David Norton, Ph.D., UF’s vice president for research.

2023 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize outstanding and meritorious service

Sixteen staff and faculty members representing a wide range of experience and hailing from UF locations throughout the state of Florida were recognized for their outstanding service in a ceremony held this morning at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. 

Hosted by UF President Ben Sasse, Ph.D., UFHR Interim Vice President Melissa Curry and UFHR Interim Assistant Vice President Bob Parks, Ph.D., the 2023 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognized faculty and staff who have contributed outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life for students and employees.

Provost Search Committee listening session tomorrow

A second listening session will be held tomorrow, April 21, at 10 a.m. to provide the UF community with an opportunity to learn more about the university’s search for its next provost and to provide input.

Apprenticeship program seeks to expand workforce education

A UF program designed to provide the education and job training needed to be a successful community health worker has been approved to participate in the State of Florida’s apprenticeship system.

Engineer to help lead UF/IFAS AI programs to new heights

Dr. Changying Li, a new UF/IFAS professor of agricultural and biological engineering, is taking on an administrative role as IFAS’s AI administrative coordinator.

Available in Zoom: Translated captions and live transcriptions

To assist our international community, UF has enabled the Zoom translated caption and its live transcription service.

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