Campus Articles

UF named a top-performing institution for Boren Scholars

All nine University of Florida students who applied for the 2024 Boren Awards were successful, with six awardees and three alternates. Their achievement earned UF recognition as a Top-Performing Institution for Boren Scholars this year, ranking 5th.

Hamilton Center welcomes 21 new faculty members

The University of Florida’s Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education is proud to welcome 21 new faculty members for the coming academic year.

UF graduates first cohort of teacher apprentices in Florida

UF graduated the first group of teacher apprentices in the state of Florida. UF had nine apprentices completing a pilot program, with six students graduating Spring 2024 and the remainder finishing over the summer.

Newly signed bill creates UF Lastinger Center for Learning statute and tutoring program

School districts, educators and students will receive extra support from the University of Florida to improve student outcomes in early learning, literacy and math thanks to House Bill 1361.

UF Research Foundation names 2024 professors

The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 34 of the university’s most productive and promising faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2024.

Carlton Ward Jr.'s commencement speech for spring 2024

Carlton Ward Jr. is a UF alumnus, conservation photographer, National Geographic Explorer, and the face of the Florida Wildlife Corridor land conservation project.

UF celebrates Richardson’s 10 years leading CLAS, looks ahead to Interim Dean Watt

David Richardson, dean of the University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is stepping down after a decade at the helm of UF’s largest college, effective June 30. 

Musician-turned-chemist named UF's first Knight-Hennessy Scholar

UF’s Student Success and the Office of Prestigious Awards congratulate Yu Tin Lin on becoming the university’s first Gator to receive the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. He will join the 2024 Cohort, the seventh class in the award’s history, and use it to fund a PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University. 

UF Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education receives $1 million pledge, the largest to-date

The University of Florida’s Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education received its largest donation to-date, a $1 million pledge expected to have an outsized impact on the new center devoted to research and teaching on Western Civilization and the principles of a free society.

Gilbert Upchurch's Spring 2024 doctoral commencement speech

Dr. Gilbert Upchurch is a vascular surgeon, the chair of UF’s department of surgery and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He specializes in treating aortic aneurysms and leads pioneering science on their causes and treatment. UF’s surgery department performed some of the first COVID-19-related lung transplants in the nation under his leadership as chair.

How UF is celebrating spring 2024 commencement

From world-renowned speakers to identical twins, the 2024 spring commencement season is in full swing beginning May 1. 

UF’s first Udall scholars in 13 years

Student Success and The Office of Prestigious Awards congratulate Sofia Aviles and Natalie Triana on receiving the Udall Scholarship. They are the first University of Florida students to earn this award since 2011, both doing so in the more competitive Environment category.

Forbes names the University of Florida a “New Ivy” for its output of outstanding graduates

The University of Florida has been recognized by Forbes as one of 10 public “New Ivies” for producing exceptional and highly employable graduates. UF is the only Florida institution on the list.

UF graduate is a born leader and an advocate for children

Growing up, Filomena Selvanik learned a lot about empathy and gratitude – often relying on reduced-price school lunches and scholarship opportunities to succeed. Now she is paying her good fortune forward, pursuing a career in pediatric medicine after she graduates from UF on May 4. She wants to spend her life helping children, and she has already started.

Joe Glover selected as next University of Arizona provost

UF's former provost and senior vice president for academic affairs will begin his new role July 1.