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Tulane leader tapped as UF’s next VP for facilities and construction

A Tulane University administrator with extensive private-sector experience in managing large construction projects and facilities around the country has been tapped to be the University of Florida’s next vice president for facilities and construction.

University of Florida earns 5-star ranking on Money magazine’s ‘Best Colleges in America’ list for second year in a row

UF has once again earned a 5-star ranking on Money magazine’s Best Colleges in America list. This marks the second consecutive year that UF has been recognized for its exceptional value, combining high-quality education with affordability. UF is the only university in Florida and the Southeastern Conference to receive this distinction from Money for 2024.

UF Online named No. 1 for military service members by Forbes

The University of Florida has been ranked by Forbes Advisor as the country’s best military-friendly online college of 2024

Linda Stump-Kurnick, UF’s first female police chief, transitioning to assistant VP

Linda Stump-Kurnick, who 21 years ago became the University of Florida’s first female police chief as well as the first female police chief at any Florida public university, is transitioning to the role of Assistant Vice president of Public Safety.

28 UF students awarded Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad

The International Center at UF announced 28 UF students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, these scholarships will support the students as they study or intern abroad during the Summer 2024 or Fall 2024 term.

UF Online launches three new majors for fall 2024

UF will offer three new fully online majors starting in fall 2024 as a part of its larger push to increase access for students in high-demand fields and better meet the needs of Florida’s workforce. 

Learning doesn’t stop with retirement: UF Online student earns sociology degree

After leaving UF prematurely in the late 1970s, Gil Ziffer returned to the university four decades later to earn his UF degree while in retirement. After starting in 2021, Ziffer graduated in Fall 2023 at almost 67, fulfilling the dream he began in 1975.

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.