Small steps, eureka moments and chocolate-covered peanuts

UF President Kent Fuchs’ speech for 2021 and 2020 doctoral graduates

Graduating one semester apart, brothers walk together at commencement

When Jaylen Reinhart's graduation ceremony transitioned online last fall due to the pandemic, he participated, celebrated with his family, and refocused his excitement on his younger brother Tyler's upcoming graduation in the spring. With a hopeful ask and some paperwork, the brothers were able to walk together in the same ceremony this spring.  

UF partners with city, state to improve pedestrian safety

The University of Florida, the city of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation continue to create a safer pedestrian and traffic environment on and around campus. Projects continue to be completed and will continue through the summer and into the fall.

UF Innovate names Karl LaPan director of incubation services

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. 

UF graduation stories: Angel Bu

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.

Innovation Academy featured in New York Bestselling Author, Josh Linkner’s new book Big Little Breakthroughs

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 N. Weider appointed as university assistant vice president and controller

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.

One president, 28 graduation speeches

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.

UF celebrates graduates in person at commencement ceremonies

The University of Florida will hold its first in-person commencement ceremonies since 2019.

UF Chief Marshal looks to first in-person commencements after a year

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 offers AI certificate for undergraduates

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.

UF professor, associate chair named as next Dean of The Graduate School

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.