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UF President Ben Sasse announces Spring Commencement speakers

Two renowned caretakers — one of wildlife and the other of people — will serve as the keynote speakers at Spring Commencement at UF in May, UF President Ben Sasse announced.

Proving everyone wrong, UF alumna Joan Ryan became a female pioneer in sports journalism

As one of the first female sports columnists in the country, Joan Ryan has covered nearly every major sporting event, from the Super Bowl to the World Series to the Olympics.

UF Office of Public Policy Events holds panel discussion on privacy in AI medical software tools

UF’s Office of Public Policy Events will host a panel discussion about how to balance advances in medical AI with concerns about data privacy on March 26 at 5 p.m. in Holland Hall 180 at UF’s Levin College of Law.  

With her eye on space, student Julianne Owen is UF’s first Matthew Isakowitz fellow

Planning to further her impact in space, Julianne Owen was selected as the first University of Florida student to participate in the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program.

A three-time all-American Gator gymnast, Pam Titus was the first Black gymnast in the history of UF

A three-time all-American Gator gymnast, Pam Titus was the first Black gymnast in the history of UF, and the first gymnast in the history of the National Collegiate Athletics Association to earn a perfect 10.0 mark in the floor exercise competition. 

UF Lastinger Center’s New Worlds Reading Initiative distributes 5 million books

The legislatively funded program supplies books and other resources to children not yet reading on grade level.

Buckman Drive at UF temporarily closed for emergency repairs

The University of Florida has closed a portion of Buckman Drive for the emergency repair of an underground steam line between Sisler and Dauer halls.

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