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AI Spotlight – The Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research


UF’s Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research offers an interdisciplinary forum for the study of gender and sexualities; their intersections with race, ethnicity, class and other sociocultural systems; and their functions in cultures and societies. Part of the center’s mission is also to stimulate individual and collaborative research by UF faculty engaged in […]

CWC Director Ernesto Escoto discusses mental health disparities on college campuses

Ernesto Escoto

In this month’s Wellness Talk, UF Counseling and Wellness Center Director Dr. Ernesto Escoto discussed mental health disparities experienced by people of color and other marginalized groups on a university campus. Many students, especially those who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, may resist seeking counseling, Escoto explained. “The best thing we can do is to […]

Fulbright Awareness Week provides opportunities to explore

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UF will celebrate Fulbright Awareness Week from March 1 through March 5. Virtual informational sessions — open to scholars, faculty and staff — will provide opportunities to learn about Fulbright and the application process. Participants will also hear about the experiences of past Fulbright scholars and students. UF faculty, staff and students interested in attending […]

Celebrate Campus Bike Month

Campus Bike Month

The League of American Bicyclists has awarded the University of Florida a gold-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of UF’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. The award is timely, as UF gears up to celebrate Campus Bike Month. Throughout March, UF Bikes will host a series of events to […]

UF Research helps drive Florida’s tech economy


Despite the pandemic, University of Florida researchers conducted record amounts of research in 2020, and companies born of UF research continued to bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the state. In addition to a record $900.7 million in research awards in fiscal year 2020, UF Innovate also recorded a record 393 invention […]

Extensive Florida art collection gifted to UF

Sam and Robbie Vickers

A private collection of Florida works of art, some created by the foremost artists of their time, has a new home at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. The oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints—the largest single art collection ever donated to the university—as well as an extensive art library is […]

DCP professor is helping to lead the way in AI at UF

Vernelle A. A. Noel

This past semester, the UF College of Design, Construction & Planning (DCP) welcomed Dr. Vernelle A. A. Noel. An assistant professor of architecture and computational design, Noel is also the founding director of the Situated Computation + Design Lab, helping to lead DCP in UF’s AI initiative. In August, as part of Mozilla’s Creative Media […]

AI Spotlight – College of Journalism and Communications

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The College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) has a strong foundation in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Recognized as one of the best journalism and communication programs in the United States, CJC faculty use AI to address a number of issues, including the identification and elimination of misinformation. As part of the University of […]

Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn Black film and film literature collection


The George A. Smathers Libraries are dedicating a legacy collection of Black film and film literature to the memory of the late Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn. Dr. Hilliard-Nunn was a beloved educator and activist who dedicated many years to the UF African American Studies Program as an adjunct associate professor. The Collection offers a selection of […]

AI Spotlight – The Florida Museum of Natural History

As part of the University of Florida’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative, the Florida Museum of Natural History is hiring faculty with an AI background. The museum, a leading authority in biodiversity and cultural heritage, is using its expertise to advance knowledge, solve real-world problems, and impact public policy and perception. To learn more about the […]