UF Innovate welcomes Karl R. LaPan as the incoming director of incubation services. He will join the team May 3 and work alongside current Director Mark S. Long, who will retire this summer.
Angel Bu is a Spring 2021 graduate from the J. Clayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. He came to UF from Miami, and after graduation will pursue a master's degree at MIT in mechanical engineering.
New York Times Bestselling Author, UF Alum and 2019 IA Keynote Speaker, Josh Linkner, has launched his new book titled Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results. University of Florida’s Innovation Academy is proud to celebrate this achievement, and is honored to be featured in the book.
Olga Weider has been selected to serve the Finance and Accounting division as the first female Assistant Vice President and University Controller at the University of Florida.
When President Kent Fuchs committed to delivering UF's 2021 commencement addresses, he didn’t know he was signing up to give 28 speeches. But Fuchs says the 12-day sprint will be a joy — as long as his voice holds out.
The University of Florida will hold its first in-person commencement ceremonies since 2019.
Hans van Oostrom, Ph.D., serves as chief marshal at UF’s commencement ceremonies. In the coming week, he will be front and center, carrying the university’s ceremonial mace and among dozens of UF faculty and staff members who are helping organize the first in-person ceremonies since the pandemic struck.
UF students from any major can now pursue a certificate that teaches them the basics of artificial intelligence, a field likely to uniquely position students for the future workforce.
Nicole Stedman, professor and associate chair of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will succeed Henry “Hank” Frierson as dean of The Graduate School.
Successful 30-year lobbyist Yolanda Cash Jackson (BSJ ’80, JD ’90) recently inspired UF law alumni to launch a scholarship drive. She hopes the effort will add more diversity to the legal profession.
Dr. Ruth Alexander, who spearheaded efforts to create women's athletics at UF, passed away on Tuesday in Gainesville. She received a Nike Lifetime Achievement Award in September 2020.
The annual Michael Gannon Lecture commemorates the achievements and scholarship of Dr. Gannon, distinguished service professor, remembered at UF as an outstanding teacher and scholar, an advocate for fairness and academic integrity, and a nationally known writer on Florida history and World War II history.
Interest in receiving an education online from the University of Florida has grown in recent years. The key to UF’s success with its online programs, officials say, is that they are no different in terms of quality and rigor as in-person classes.
An audacious push to vaccinate 20,000 people in Alachua County a week for six weeks got off to a roaring start Monday when more than 5,200 University of Florida students and Alachua County residents received a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.