Preeminence Subscribe to RSS Feed

University of Florida receives $500,000 ‘Big Data’ boost from IBM

Published: September 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Imagine a day when your toothbrush can record every brushstroke you make and transmit that data to your dentist, who can use it at your next checkup to help you improve your brushing technique to prevent the onset of tooth decay.

UF donors give record $215 million in fiscal year 2013-14

Published: August 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Donors responding to the University of Florida’s Preeminence initiative gave a record $215.3 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30, boosting UF’s ability to address society’s most pressing concerns and supporting the university’s highest priorities.

UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health. Each plays a critical part, and imbalances can lead to catastrophe — not only for the species but also for humans.

Journalism and communications hires STEM translational communication expert

Published: June 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- An expert on health and interpersonal communication will join the University of Florida to direct the development of the STEM Translational Communication Program at the College of Journalism and Communications, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

Dr. Bill Hogan will direct bioinformatics at CTSI.

Newly hired expert to direct biomedical informatics at CTSI

Published: June 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While scientists and clinicians work each day on discoveries that could unlock treatments and cures for diseases, much stands in the way between their work and patients in clinics and hospitals. Often, that roadblock takes the form of the inability to crunch large amounts of data.

UF recruits 36 faculty in first round of preeminence hiring

Published: June 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida has recruited more than three dozen distinguished faculty members from around the world as the first round of hires in the university’s “Preeminence Plan” to rise among the nation’s top public universities.

First journalism and communications preeminence position goes to psychology of new technologies expert

Published: May 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An expert on the psychology of technology will join the team being assembled to make the University of Florida a leader in online teaching and learning, College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

Experts on human-centered computing are coming to UF

Published: May 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an effort to become a national leader in making computers more secure and more personalized to individual needs, the University of Florida has recruited a team of computer scientists with specialties in what’s known as human-centered computing.

Political scientist talks creativity to kick off UF lecture series

Published: January 22 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida has invited its faculty together next week for an intellectual pep rally. It’s a lecture, yes, but with a motive to celebrate academics as well as to edify

UF to expand its brain gain push

Published: January 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida doubled down today on its strategy to climb to a top 10 national ranking among public research universities, announcing its intention to recruit top minds in personalized medicine, unmanned vehicles, online learning and seven other fields.

UF ranks No. 3 among Kiplinger's 2014 Best-Value Public Colleges

Published: December 11 2013


UF ranks No. 3 among Kiplinger’s 2014 Best-Value Public Colleges

Published: December 11 2013

UF to host online learning conference to kick off pioneering effort in digital education

Published: November 25 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the University of Florida adds four-year programs to its online course offerings in January, the Office of the Provost and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will kick off this pioneering effort in digital education with a conference Dec. 3-4 in University Auditorium.

UF's plan for preeminence gets final go-ahead from state

Published: November 21 2013

MIAMI, Fla. – The Florida Board of Governors gave the University of Florida approval today to go on a hiring spree for faculty all-stars who can help the school achieve recognition as one of the nation's top-ranked public research universities.

First preeminence funding to advance new research frontiers

Published: October 9 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a computerized world generating colossal amounts of information, many experts believe the emerging science of big data will lead to bold new insights in fields from biology to business.

University of Florida Foundation announces faculty professorship awards

Published: October 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A national leader in diabetes research and an engineer revolutionizing medical examinations are the first recipients of the University of Florida Foundation’s new Preeminence Term Professorships. The $25,000 awards recognize UF professors for their extraordinary accomplishments and the prestige they bring to the university.

UF expands opportunities for four-year degrees

Published: September 27 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There will no longer be a limit to the size of the freshman class at the University of Florida. The State University System’s first fully online bachelor’s degree programs will place a UF education within reach of any first-time-in-college student who qualifies for admission.

State Rep. Seth McKeel receives UF's Presidential Medallion

Published: September 21 2013

State Rep. Seth McKeel on Saturday received one of the University of Florida's highest awards, the Presidential Medallion, in recognition of his strong support of UF and higher education in Florida.

UF climbs three spots to 14th among publics in latest U.S. News rankings

Published: September 10 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has surged to No. 14 among the nation’s best public universities as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, a leap forward of three spots from last year’s standing.

UF taps Arizona State provost as first leader of online bachelor's degree programs

Published: September 6 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A key strategic architect of Arizona State University's successful online degree program has been named the executive director of the University of Florida's new online bachelor's degree programs.