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Celebrate July Fourth with fireworks, food and loved ones

July Fourth is just around the corner, with celebrations throughout the long weekend. Here are a few upcoming events you and your loved ones can enjoy in Gainesville and the surrounding area. Not in Gainesville? Explore July Fourth celebrations where you live! Enjoy an evening of live music, food trucks and spectacular fireworks at Fanfares & Fireworks on […]

Congrats to our June UF at Play photo contest winners!

We are halfway through the UF at Play summer photo contest and have received nearly 300 incredible photos! Check them out in our online photo album, and be sure to submit your pictures by Aug. 18 for a chance to win even more prizes. Our two winners for June are Cindy Futral, director of the […]

When animals are injured during storms, VETS is there to help

UF established the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service, or VETS, after a series of severe storms swept through Florida consecutively in 2004 and 2005. A disaster response team comprising veterinarians, emergency responders and students from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, VETS is gearing up for a busier-than-usual hurricane season. Learn more in this UF News article.

How can faculty and staff help prepare students for today’s workplace?

The Career Connections Center invites UF faculty and staff to its 2022 career symposium, taking place on July 7. This year’s theme is Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce, with a focus on emerging trends that impact students’ workforce readiness as well as the role faculty and staff play in preparing students for the future of […]

After more than two years of support, DOH COVID Operations at UF come to an end

As of last Friday, UF faculty and staff will no longer login to the ONE.UF system to report an illness or register for an on-campus COVID test. Moving forward, if you are experiencing symptoms, you are encouraged to visit the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Response website for guidance as well as testing and vaccine locations, take […]

Complete the National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment survey by June 21

Over the past two weeks, UF faculty, staff and graduate assistants have received emails inviting them to complete the National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment. Sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association in partnership with UFHR Wellness, the survey is designed to provide data that will inform UFHR’s wellness programs and services. The deadline to […]

Upcoming webinar will offer advice on rising above burnout

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, or NCFDD, will host a guest webinar on “Rising Above Burnout” on Tuesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. Kristin Croyle, Ph.D., dean of the State University of New York at Oswego, will share concrete steps faculty members can take to continue to find energy, satisfaction and joy in […]

Advancing inclusive excellence at UF with Marsha McGriff

When Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., joined UF in December 2021 as its chief diversity officer and senior advisor to the president, she hit the ground running. Within her first month, McGriff announced a three-year plan to build inclusive excellence at the University of Florida. For the first phase of this plan, she engaged Damon Williams, Ph.D., chief catalyst […]

Coming full circle: Debra Anderson’s journey at the University of Florida

From waiting to be let into her office to finally having a key to the building, Debra Anderson’s journey at UF spans 26 years and is influenced by the dedicated staff she met along the way as well as her drive to create a support unit for UF’s international students. The former director of UF’s […]

City of Gainesville to host Freedom Fest

On Saturday, June 18, the City of Gainesville will host its first Freedom Fest in celebration of the time period of Emancipation Day to Juneteenth. Open to the public, this family-friendly event will include musical performances from local and regional artists, food trucks, local vendors, arts and crafts for children and more. Juneteenth celebrations are being held […]