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Banks family commits $5 million to support University of Florida’s preeminence initiative

Published: Feb 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Inspired by the University of Florida’s quest to be a top-10 public research university, Andrew and Pamela Banks and their family committed $5 million to support faculty, research and teaching, UF officials announced today.

Political scientist talks creativity to kick off UF lecture series

Published: Jan 22nd, 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: Jan 6th, 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

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

Published: Dec 11th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year running, the University of Florida is ranked No. 3 nationally and No. 1 among Florida public universities on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of […]

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

Published: Nov 25th, 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

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

Published: Nov 21st, 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: Oct 9th, 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: Oct 7th, 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: Sep 27th, 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

State Rep. Seth McKeel receives UF’s Presidential Medallion

Published: Sep 21st, 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.