Congratulations on the upcoming conclusion of your fall semester! Being a student at the University of Florida is a great opportunity, and the rest of your time here is going to be one of the greatest memories of your life. From classes to basketball season, there will never be a dull moment, and your [...]
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I’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate UF’s remarkable faculty. Our faculty members excel at teaching, research, and service. They teach 1.2 million student credit hours to nearly 52,000 students each academic year! This past year, they brought in a record $583 million in research funds. Our remarkable faculty has propelled UF to [...]
The University of Florida recognizes Andrew Meyer for taking responsibility for his behavior which disrupted the Sept. 17 town hall forum for Sen. John Kerry.
Andrew has told university officials he has learned from this experience and is sorry. He has provided the university with written apologies to the University Police Department, President Bernie Machen and [...]
Dear students, faculty and staff,
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement forwarded late last week its review of the University of Florida Police Department’s actions in the arrest of student Andrew Meyer.
The report is more than 300 pages and includes many hours of taped interviews of witnesses. A full review of the document to remove information [...]
Energy may be the defining issue of this century. Our quality of life, economy, standard of living and security depend on clean, affordable and reliable energy. The limited supply of fossil energy, its accelerated consumption, and a dependence on unstable countries for fossil fuel supply are major U.S. economic and security issues. Moreover, due [...]
When asked what I do, sometimes I wish my reply could be that I were an astrophysicist or electrical engineer.
To faculty, students and staff:
I’d like to take this opportunity to let you know what measures we are taking to ensure the University of Florida remains a civil and secure environment to host events of all kinds on our campus.
In order to allow ample time for changing policies or protocols in light of the incident [...]
“Florida Tomorrow: The Campaign for the University of Florida” – more than just a set of words, this theme for the effort to raise more than $1 billion is a rallying call to everyone associated with this university. The results of this capital campaign over the next five years are critical to what the future holds for this institution and everything that takes place here.
The Gator Nation really is a Giving Nation! Last year, University of Florida employees contributed more than $1 million to support the 80 agencies eligible for the Community Campaign (UFCC). These agencies provide a wide variety of services to the greater Gainesville community. The services include medical assistance, legal help, environmental protection, [...]
The start of the school year is always as exciting as it is hectic. I hope all students, faculty and staff were able to take some time off during the summer, and that you are refreshed, reenergized and ready to make the most of the months ahead.