This year, close to 600 new faculty were invited to attend New Faculty Orientation, making this the largest-ever group of incoming faculty, due in large part to UF’s Faculty 500 hiring initiative.
Carlos de la Torre, a veteran researcher in the field of Latin American studies and former professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, has been appointed director of the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies, effective Aug. 2.
As part of our strategic commitment to bringing the strongest talent to UF, here in UF Human Resources, we’re working to provide an improved employee experience and help set up UF faculty and staff for early and ongoing success.
Beginning this month, UF employees have access to vastly expanded resources to support both their own as well as their household members’ wellbeing. On Aug. 1, the University of Florida announced an expansion of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides UF employees in Gainesville, throughout Florida and worldwide with improved access to mental health counselors as well as enhanced worklife, financial and legal resources and services.