Campus Articles

University of Florida faculty earn $861 million in research awards in fiscal year 2021

University of Florida faculty earned $861 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 – the second-highest amount ever – despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic.

UF supercomputer No. 1 in U.S. for energy efficiency; No. 2 in U.S., No. 3 worldwide in higher ed

UF's HiPerGator AI supercomputer has been named the one of the world's most powerful, ranking second among universities nationwide and third in higher education worldwide with a No. 22 ranking overall.

Together at last
Together at last June 28, 2021

Today, the University of Florida kicks off the Summer B semester, resuming fully in-person operations for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

A year after pledge, positive steps against racism continue across university

Work has expanded and accelerated across the university’s colleges and units following a pledge last summer from President Kent Fuchs that UF would increase its focus on the Black experience, racism and inequity in the wake of a national outcry over the killing of George Floyd.

 Dana Zimmel named dean of UF's College of Veterinary Medicine

She has fulfilled this role on an interim basis since December 2019. A clinical professor in the college’s department of large animal clinical sciences in addition to her administrative role,  Zimmel is a proud alumna of the college.

Mary G. Parker named vice president for enrollment management and associate provost

Mary G. Parker, vice president of enrollment management at Kent State University, has been named the University of Florida's new vice president for enrollment management and associate provost.

Remembering Ralph Turlington

State Representative. Florida’s Speaker of the House. World War II and Korean War Veteran. Commissioner of Education. Professor of Business. Namesake of UF’s largest classroom building and the State Department of Education headquarters. Ralph Turlington (BSBA ’42) donned many titles during his lifetime that spanned 100 years and ended at his home in Durham, NC.

You have gone the distance — at a distance

President Kent Fuchs draws on the life of alumnus Stephan Mickle and the words of Tom Petty in his commencement speech for 2021 and 2020 master’s and bachelor’s graduates.

Small steps, eureka moments and chocolate-covered peanuts

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