News Subscribe to RSS Feed

It’s hurricane season — keep current to stay current

With hurricane season upon us, UF departments and individuals are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans — or, if need be, to put one in place. Keep Current. Stay Current. UF’s key method of communicating with UF faculty, staff and students in emergency situations is the UF Alert system. You can […]

Find resources to support your emotional well-being

The past year has introduced unexpected stressors into our lives, impacting our emotional well-being in a variety of ways. How we feel and the emotions we experience can affect our productivity, our relationships and our overall mental health. A new Emotional Wellness toolkit designed by UFHR Wellness can provide you with strategies to help improve […]

Professor urges fellow engineers to take action on diversity, equity and inclusion

David O. Prevatt

UF Associate Professor of Civil & Coastal Engineering Dr. David O. Prevatt is inaugural chair of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ board-level DEI Committee. In a recent column written for STRUCTURE magazine, Prevatt called on structural engineers and their firms to actionably incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion values into […]

EEP helps UF build a skilled workforce – Alex Avelino’s journey to a master’s degree also benefitted the College of Veterinary Medicine

Alex Avelino

This is our final spotlight in our series on how the Employee Education Program, or EEP, has benefitted UF employees. Read our previous spotlights on EEP participants Brandon Telg and Abel Gilbert. You can also learn more about the EEP and the benefits it offers UF employees here.      Working professionals often face an uphill battle at work when they decide […]

How are you reconnecting and recharging this summer? Share your summer photos!

mountains

As more people get vaccinated and slowly return to normal life, and with summer finally here, we hope you are finding opportunities to recharge and reconnect with loved ones. In that spirit, we’re inviting you to share your favorite summer photographs now through Aug. 17 for a chance to win one of several UF giveaways. […]

UF Innovate names new director of incubation services

Karl R. LaPan

UF Innovate named Karl R. LaPan as the incoming director of incubation services. LaPan comes to the position with more than 20 years of experience in business incubation. In his role as director, LaPan will lead both of UF Innovate’s award-winning incubators, Sid Martin Biotech in Alachua and The Hub — a mixed-use incubator, in […]

UF Health pediatrician offers COVID-19 vaccine advice for parents

Father and daughter

In May, the FDA and CDC authorized the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old. Vaccine eligibility is expected to be expanded to even younger children in coming months. To answer questions from parents on COVID-19 vaccinations and the continuing need to be vigilant in protecting children, UF Health […]

Protect yourself from potential cybercriminals

hand typing

UF’s international faculty and staff are prime targets for criminals who want to leverage their immigration status to steal money and personal data. The UF International Center reported several cases of phishing emails and phone calls from cybercriminals posing as representatives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Everyone, […]

UF partners with city, state to improve pedestrian safety

Street Sign

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

Holding hands

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