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Summer offers a time to reconnect

You can almost hear a collective sigh as the semester winds down, things grow quieter around campus and we begin to turn our attention to summer plans — this was true even prior to the pandemic. This summer is an especially precious one, as we begin to find ways to reconnect with family and friends […]

HEO provides children of TEAMS staff access to a college degree

Few things in life can so drastically alter a child’s future like access to post-secondary education. Many families willingly go into debt in order to provide their child the opportunity to receive a college degree. The University of Florida intrinsically understands this and — in order to mitigate the economic impact that a child’s college […]

Virtual exchange training applications due May 7


The virtual exchange training program helps faculty design and incorporate virtual international content and communication activities into existing courses. Through virtual exchange, UF faculty can connect their classes with students and faculty abroad to collaborate on assignments, acquire global perspectives on a given discipline and develop intercultural competence skills. UF faculty and staff with educational […]

UF Health COVID-19 vaccine town hall: Important facts for families

Join trusted health care providers from UF Health and the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County for a COVID-19 vaccine town hall. Experts in the field will answer questions that will help you make your family’s vaccination plan and feel confident in reconnecting with loved ones. Town hall panelists will include UF Health Screen, […]

UF professor and associate chair named dean of The Graduate School

Nicole Stedman, Ph.D., associate chair of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will succeed Henry “Hank” Frierson as the new dean of UF’s Graduate School. Stedman will assume her new role on June 1. As dean, Stedman will provide leadership in operating The Graduate School and […]

UF Academy, ALAP application deadline approaching

Faculty and staff are encouraged to apply for the 2021-2022 UF Academy and Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP) programs by April 30. Applications for the Managers Cohort, which is offered as a supplemental program for those completing the Supervisory Challenge, will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For the academic year 2021-2022, ALAP […]

EEP opens doors to new opportunities for UF faculty and staff

This article provides an overview of the UF Employee Education Program (EEP). In future issues, we will highlight individual stories of EEP participants and how the program helped them expand their careers. Anyone interested in learning more about the EEP is encouraged to join the UF Academic Professional Assembly (APA) on April 23 at 2 […]

David Rifkind named director of UF School of Architecture

On July 1, David Rifkind, Ph.D., will join the UF School of Architecture as its new director. Trained as an architect and as an architectural historian, Rifkind studies urbanism and architecture in Ethiopia from the late nineteenth century to the present. His current book project, Modern Ethiopia: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Building of a Nation, […]

Canteen, UF’s snack vendor, stocks shelves at Field & Fork Pantry

Field & Fork Pantry

The company that keeps 175 snack machines stocked across the UF and UF Health campuses is now filling shelves at The Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry. Canteen donated nearly 1,000 snack items to the university grocer. The Pantry provides groceries to UF students, staff and faculty who may not have enough to eat — at […]

COVID-19 and the Latinx Community: Q&A with Dr. Michael Lauzardo

Join the Latinx Staff & Faculty Association for an English and Spanish COVID-19 town hall with Dr. Michael Lauzardo, director of UF Health Screen, Test & Protect. Dr. Lauzardo will discuss and answer questions on how COVID-19 is impacting the Latinx community, vaccine safety and vaccine hesitancy. The event will take place on Zoom on […]