News Subscribe to RSS Feed

A look at how COVID-19 affected us

two men working

Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re fundamentally different than we were one year ago. As President Fuchs shared in a video released yesterday commemorating UF’s COVID-19 response, “This has been a year of masks, zooms, physical distancing and many other challenges. But it has also been a year of remarkable accomplishments, innovation […]

UF Wellness Week offers events for students, faculty and staff

Join the UF Healthy Gators Coalition for UF Wellness Week next Monday, March 8, through Saturday, March 13. UF students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a series of events to support healthy and active living with a focus on mindfulness. Throughout the week, wellness partners throughout campus will share tips and tools […]

Virtual team-building courses available through UF RecSports

computer

UF organizations and departments can register for virtual team-building activities through the Department of Recreational Sports. Courses can be tailored in length and to focus on outcomes such as creative problem-solving, communication skills, team dynamics and more. For more information and to get a quote, complete the Challenge Course request form.

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

Hands

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

group picture

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

infographic

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 […]