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.
The University of Florida will hold its first in-person commencement ceremonies since 2019.
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 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.
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.
The annual Michael Gannon Lecture commemorates the achievements and scholarship of Dr. Gannon, distinguished service professor, remembered at UF as an outstanding teacher and scholar, an advocate for fairness and academic integrity, and a nationally known writer on Florida history and World War II history.
Interest in receiving an education online from the University of Florida has grown in recent years. The key to UF’s success with its online programs, officials say, is that they are no different in terms of quality and rigor as in-person classes.