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UF honors longtime staff at Service Recognition celebration

UF President Kent Fuchs, Ph.D., and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane, Ph.D., hosted a staff appreciation reception at the Earl and Christy Powell University House in February. The event honored those celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service at UF in 2021. Visit the UF at Work website […]

What African American Studies made possible at UF

Over the course of five decades, the African American Studies Program at UF has been a beacon of scholarship, research and community for students. But the lessons drawn from its history, a new book contends, extend well beyond campus. Read the full press release.

Don’t miss the UF Symphonic Band in concert

The UF College of the Arts and School of Music will present the UF Symphonic Band in concert on March 3 in the historic University Auditorium. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature compositions based on themes from the Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful — highlighting the 90th anniversary […]

Helping communities of color tell their own stories

The Narrative Justice Project, launched by the Wakeman Agency in partnership with the UF College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), empowers communities of color to tell their stories in a way that accurately reflect their lives. Rachel Grant, Ph.D. , project research director and UFCJC journalism assistant professor, focuses on how to change the narratives found […]

Weekly yoga classes start next week

Beginning next week, free in-person yoga classes will return to Ustler Hall’s Atrium (second floor) and Smathers Library Room 100. Open to all faculty and staff, the classes are appropriate for all levels of experience; no registration is necessary. Tuesday classes start March 1 in Ustler Hall, and Wednesday classes start March 9 in Smathers Library Room […]

Enjoy savings on select books during Black History Month

The University Press of Florida (UPF) has curated a selection of books to feature for Black History Month. Visit its website to browse the selection, and use discount code BHM22 to receive discount prices. You can also explore UPF’s Black History Month tag for a selection of books centered on important Black history topics.

Maxed out? Find tips on time management and much more on the NCFDD website

Feeling overwhelmed and can’t seem to find enough time to tackle all your work? The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, or NCFDD, recently shared an article highlighting simple ways to track and evaluate how you spend your time. To access the article, either login or create an account on the NCFDD website, selecting the University of […]

Engaging the UF community through Capoeira

Originally conceived in 2020 when the U.S. was going through a tumultuous period, the Engaging UF Through Capoeira workshop seeks to bring together the UF community through a physical, cultural and social activity that celebrates Afro-Brazilian culture. Participants will engage in low-impact capoeira movements and stretching accompanied by the traditional Afro-Brazilian instruments, singing and hand clapping. […]

Creating a thriving classroom environment responsive to students’ cultural identities

College of Education Clinical Assistant Professor Travis Smith, Ph.D., discussed culturally responsive teaching in a Teaching Beyond the Podium Podcast Series episode. Culturally responsive teaching is a research-based approach to teaching that helps connect students’ cultures, languages and life experiences to the work they are doing in class. Listen to the podcast on Spotify.

Explore wellness topics with Optimize

Join Optimize Wellness on our UF Microsoft Teams channel and explore ideas and resources from world-class scientists and authors! Each month, members enjoy interactive presentations that explore topics including creativity, well-being, productivity, fitness, nutrition and more. Use code jcga2cy to join the Optimize Wellness channel.