May 14, 2020

Physics lab kits

UF Physics teaching staff and teaching assistants assemble more than 500 lab kits

Volunteers from the Physics Lab Instructional Team assembled more than 500 lab kits, ready for shipment, to physics students enrolled in introductory summer labs. In the coming weeks, students will build a lab apparatus and collect authentic data at the kitchen table to demonstrate the learning outcomes of face-to-face lab courses. The lab courses serve as a cornerstone of experiential undergraduate curriculum.

This endeavor involved six weeks of planning and assistance from a team of Physics staff, including the Physics Machine Shop, the fiscal team, laboratory and instructional specialists, faculty and administrative support from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Share your story for a UF Memorial Day tribute

Memorial Day TributeIf you have a loved one or role model who gave their life for our country, UF wants to hear about them for a Memorial Day tribute. Share your photo and a short (1-2 sentence) video describing them.

Upload here by May 21.

UF College of Pharmacy researchers test drugs for treatment of COVID-19

Pharmacy testing drugs for COVID-19 treatmentUniversity of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers studying the safety of two classes of drugs promoted as potential therapeutics for COVID-19, azithromycin and antimalarial, report mixed results.

Interest in treating COVID-19 patients with azithromycin and the antimalarial drugs rose in March when a small clinical study in France reported promising results.

“Our study’s goal was to verify that these potential treatments don’t cause more problems than they cure,” said Joshua Brown, Pharm.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the College of Pharmacy.

These results, while in no way determine whether or not these drugs are effective for treating COVID-19, have led to widespread hope for COVID-19 prevention and treatment, but real-world evidence among COVID-19-positive patients has yet to prove this.

Read the full UF Health article here.

Enroll now in upcoming Financial Literacy and Retirement Education workshops

FLARE WorkshopsMaybe the recently announced COVID-19 retirement incentive for TEAMS staff caught your eye, or maybe you’re still paying off those student loans from years ago. Maybe it’s time to take control of your finances or find out more about Medicare. UF’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education (FLARE) workshops are here to help!

Here are the upcoming FLARE classes for summer:

Medicare: 06/08/20 – 2:00-4:00
Planning for Financial Security: 06/10/20 – 9:00-11:00
FRS/DROP: 06/15/20 – 2:00-4:00
Federal Student Aid Loan Forgiveness: 06/17/20 – 9:00-11:00
FRS/DROP: 08/26/20 – 2:00-4:00
Medicare: 08/28/20 – 9:00-11:00

You can find descriptions of the workshops online here. Please note that all summer FLARE workshops will be held via ZOOM meetings; no in-person classes are available for summer.

To register for upcoming FLARE workshops, log in to myUFL and navigate to Main Menu > My Self Service > Training and Development > myTraining. (Instructions for joining the ZOOM meeting will be sent prior to the class date.)

The UF Bookstore is hosting an online Apple sale

UF Bookstore Apple SaleThe UF Bookstore is hosting an online Apple sale for students, staff and faculty on May 20. The sale prices will also be honored the week of May 17-23. Payroll deduction is available to those who qualify.

The sale will also be in-store, but the UF Bookstore would like to adhere to the current social distancing rules and encourage online shopping. There is free ground shipping on all orders.

Shop the sale here.