Campus Articles

College of Nursing’s first Black graduate and first Black dean reflect on history and the road ahead

When Evelyn Moore Mickle graduated from the University of Florida College of Nursing in 1967, the young lady from Live Oak, Florida, became the college’s first Black graduate. Almost 60 years later, Mickle is celebrating Dean Shakira Henderson, who recently became the college’s first Black dean.

UF named top undergraduate research institution

UF was chosen as a recipient of the 2023 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments. The Council on Undergraduate Research awards higher education institutions that exemplify excellence and have high quality, successful undergraduate research programs.

Win Phillips, longtime UF leader, dies at 83

Win Phillips, a longtime UF leader known for his depth of knowledge of the university, versatility and thoughtful advice to the many people who sought it, died Saturday. He was 83.

UF announces 10th Gates Cambridge Scholar

UF’s Student Success and the Office of Prestigious Awards announced the University of Florida’s 10th recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Maddie Ross.

Blazing trails as a Black woman in law, UF student Britney Deas has a bright path ahead

Law student Britney Deas has been appointed the first Black woman chief justice of the UF Supreme Court during Black History Month.

Florida Semiconductor Week addresses urgency to fortify, expand Florida's semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem

Hosted by the Florida Semiconductor Institute at UF's Malachowsky Hall, the workshop convened leaders from academia, industry, and government 

UF moves up to second place in top producer ranking of Fulbright US scholars

The University of Florida ranks second on a list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the largest number of 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholars, up from fourth last year and seventh just two years ago. 

Celebrate in Tallahassee with the Florida Gators

UF's annual Gator Day, set for Feb. 14, will highlight UF's academic excellence, research advancements, and national impact for the Florida Legislature, other statewide audiences, and the general public. 

UF ramps up computer science education for K-12 teachers

University of Florida researchers and educators are spearheading a transformative approach to computer science education, providing Florida teachers with the skills to prepare students for a world driven by technological innovations. 

UF achieves No. 1 ranking for online bachelor’s degrees for veterans

For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Florida as the top institution in the country to offer an online bachelor’s degree for veterans and active-duty service members. 

Elevating the future of digital twins at UF

Across health care, agriculture, architecture, and the environment, UF researchers are using digital twin technology to improve health outcomes, design more resilient buildings, create tastier strawberries and more pest-resistant crops, and much more.

Planet Money’s Jess Jiang to discuss how AI is transforming business

As Business Journalist in Residence, Jiang will share her expertise during a campus visit and public talk

UF Office of Public Policy Events holds debate on solving global hunger

UF’s Office of Public Policy Events, in partnership with UF’s Speech and Debate Society and the William and Grace Dial Center for Speech and Communication Studies and with support from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will host a debate on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora.

Dillon named VP for marketing and senior advisor

Today, University of Florida President Dr. Ben Sasse announced that UF will hire Dan Dillon Jr. as UF’s vice president for marketing and senior advisor. 

Dr. J. Scott Angle named provost of the University of Florida 

Dr. J. Scott Angle has been named provost of the University of Florida. UF President Ben Sasse announced the appointment on January 9.