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UF EAP offers telehealth counseling when you need it

As an alternative to traditional face-to-face counseling, UF’s Employee Assistance Program offers video, telephone and online chat options that are especially beneficial during these times. If you or a member of your household needs someone to talk to, you can access services 24/7 by calling the UF EAP’s toll-free number, (833) 306-0103, or by visiting If […]

Finishing strong

In his final Alligator column of the year, President Fuchs addressed the challenges we currently face with reassurance, vulnerability and optimism. “I pray that all our students, faculty and staff will have the stamina and clarity to finish strong — and the continued resilience and optimism to succeed in the times ahead,” he shared. In case you missed, […]

UF in the News

UF in the News From the New York Times:  How will Covid-19 affect future travel behavior? A travel crisis expert explains. Lori Pennington-Gray, director of the Tourism Crisis Management Initiative, was featured in a Q and A in the travel section about how Americans are feeling about travel. When COVID-19 was surfacing in various countries […]

Seeing a hand sanitizer shortage, UF Chemistry has a solution 

Seeing a hand sanitizer shortage, UF Chemistry has a solution  The UF Department of Chemistry has found a creative way to use its expertise to help those on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. With courses currently taking place online, the department has begun using teaching labs — no longer buzzing with students taking […]

International Women’s Symposium Goes Virtual

When faced with the option of canceling or postponing, the College of Health and Human Performance’s Laboratory for Athlete Development took its international Women in Athlete Development Symposium online, enabling more than 80 women from around the world to tune in and partake in important conversations and dialogues. Visit the HHP website to learn more about how they did […]

Accessing GATOR 1 Card Services

As a reminder, UF faculty and staff designated essential personnel who need to be on campus should visibly wear their Gator 1 ID cards to ensure security. If you need to request a new card for any reason, you may do so by working with your department’s authorizer to request one online and have the card sent […]

Tips and Guidance for Mindfulness and Other Healthy Behaviors During COVID-19

UF’s College of Health and Human Performance faculty are sharing their expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic with some quick videos designed to support your wellbeing. Among the topics covered to date are addiction, advice for athletes and mindfulness. In this installment, Dr. Kim Holton, lecturer in Health Education & Behavior and a member of the UF Mindfulness team, discusses […]

UF in the News

Natalie Dean, an assistant professor of biostatistics at UF, explains in the Washington Post how to conduct coronavirus research at pandemic speeds. Dr. Joseph Adrian Tyndall, professor and interim dean at the UF College of Medicine, co-authored an opinion piece in @USATODAY on health disparities and coronavirus.

Support When You Need It Most

If you’re like many of us, things have been moving so quickly the last few weeks that you may just be finding yourself catching your breath. As the dust settles a bit on our temporary “new normal,” here’s a quick run-down on some of the available benefits and opportunities to help support you through this […]

Lessons Learned in Online Teaching

Looking for ways to adjust to online teaching? UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences faculty member Gerardo Nunez shares five lessons he’s learned as he’s transitioned classes into the online format. Nunez received the UF CALS Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award this year.