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UF partners with city, state to improve pedestrian safety

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The University of Florida, the city of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation continue to create a safer pedestrian and traffic environment on and around campus. In addition to those already completed, projects will continue through the summer and into the fall. The improvements are part of a larger goal referred to as “complete […]

What to know about mental health: Everyone’s doing the best they can

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In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Michael Shapiro, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and medical director of UF Health Child Psychiatry and Psychology at UF Health Springhill, recently provided an expert’s perspective on mental health to increase awareness and decrease the stigma for those with a mental illness. Learn more

UF certificate in multicultural mentoring

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The UF Office of the Provost, the UF Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, and the International Mentoring Association — in consultation with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Mentor Academy — are offering a three-part series that provides UF faculty and staff tools for effective multicultural mentoring. Participants who take all three live sessions […]

University Press of Florida spring sale


Stock up on summer reading with the University Press of Florida Spring Book Sale. From new releases to bestselling classics, all books are available with discounts and free shipping through June 30. Browse books on the UF Press website and use code SPR21 at checkout. For reading suggestions, browse the Spring & Summer 2021 season […]

With masks now optional, some guidance to keep in mind

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Earlier this week, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State University System, UF announced that masks would be optional for students, faculty, staff and visitors to UF facilities and property, effective immediately. Below are a few considerations and answers to questions you may have as we begin to […]

Gaining the courage to pursue a post-secondary education – Abel Gilbert’s journey toward a master’s degree, fueled by the EEP

Abel Gilbert

This article is a continuation of our series on how the Employee Education Program, or EEP, has benefitted UF employees. You can read our first spotlight on Brandon Telg here. You can also learn more about the EEP and the benefits it offers UF employees here. While many students can easily transition from a bachelor’s […]

The impact of stress and burnout on our health

Lisa Merlo Greene

In our latest Wellness Talk, Dr. Lisa Merlo Greene discussed the impacts that stress and burnout can have on an individual’s health outcomes and provided potential preventative methods. Dr. Merlo Greene is a licensed clinical psychologist and director of wellness programs for the UF College of Medicine. You can hear what she has to say […]

Still feeling hesitant about vaccinations — or know someone who is?

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In the video below, UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., addresses some common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines. Additional information about vaccines may be found on the Screen, Test & Protect website. After a 10-day pause to study unusual blood clotting issues, federal authorities have allowed use of the Johnson […]

UF celebrates Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American Heritage Month

As the nation celebrates Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American Heritage Month, UF invites you to expand your own and help grow others’ awareness of intersecting identities, celebrations, stories and empowerment. Please visit this page often for updates on content celebrating the Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi experience at UF. Discover

Join the Stronger Together guided book club

Stronger Together

UF Training & Organizational Development is facilitating a guided book club reading of The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC, for interested faculty and staff.  The book club is part of Stronger Together, a racial justice education initiative. The Racial Healing Handbook aims to take you on a journey of healing from racism. The group will […]