Guest commencement speaker James Patterson’s speech for university wide ceremony

James Patterson is a literacy advocate and bestselling author who has sold more than 375 million books worldwide in his career. Patterson in 2013 established the James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarships to support 16 UF College of Education students pursuing careers as elementary or secondary school teachers.

UF student speaker Paige Fitzpatrick’s speech for Saturday’s university wide ceremony

Paige Fitzpatrick will earn her master’s degree in education from the UF College of Education this weekend.

Doctoral speaker and UF faculty member Scott Powers’ speech

Scott Powers, is a Distinguished Professor and the UAA Endowed Professor in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Performance.

UF officials monitoring commencement weekend weather

UF officials are closely monitoring weather conditions for Saturday’s university-wide commencement ceremony and Sunday’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) recognition ceremony.

Two UF students named Goldwater Scholars

The Goldwater Foundation has announced that University of Florida students Hannah Lyons and William Owens have been selected for a Goldwater Scholarship. Lyons and Owens are among 496 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Bridging music and medicine

Other universities told Xander Boggs he’d have to choose between music and medical school. The University of Florida encouraged him to do both.

Host of "Patriot Act" speaks at UF

ACCENT Speakers Bureau hosted comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj on Thursday night in the Curtis M. Phillips Center with a sold-out crowd of about 1,700 people.

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s visit marks 10th anniversary of the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere

The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at UF recently held a celebration in honor of its ten-year anniversary featuring special guests President Fuchs, Executive Director of the Florida Humanities Council, and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Jon Parrish Peede.

UF Champions for Change awards celebrates achievements in sustainability, health and wellness

University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators Coalition recognized nine individuals and groups during the annual Champions for Change awards ceremony last week as part of the annual Campus Earth Week series of events.

UF’s Chief Diversity Officer wants students to ‘Level Up’ on belonging

Antonio Farias launched a podcast entitled “Level Up on Presence and Belonging” to give a voice to UF’s diverse students, faculty and staff to the community, and to spark conversations about the different experiences they’ve had.

Ellas B. McDaniel (Bo Diddley) Collection at UF honors legacy of “The Originator"

The Ellas B. McDaniel Collection holds an array of items reflecting the musical genius, public performance, and accomplishments of McDaniel, who lived the latter portion of his life in Archer, Fla., near the University of Florida.