New College of Public Health and Health Professions dean named

Beth Virnig, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, the sixth in the college’s 64-year history.

Dean elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

The dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida, Chimay Anumba, was elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida. 

UF Presidential Search Committee announcement update

The individuals who will serve as advisors to the University of Florida Presidential Search Committee Chair and the UF Board of Trustees Chair throughout the search process have been announced.

Safety Yard Officially Opens at UF TREEO Center

The brand-new Safety Yard at the University of Florida TREEO Center has officially opened. With hands-on experience, the facility will simulate real-time situations when it comes to power tools, personal protective equipment, and safety.

All Rhodes lead to Oxford

University of Florida senior Aimee Clesi will be attending the University of Oxford this fall after her summer graduation. 

Wayne Archer to retire from the UF Warrington College of Business

Over the course of 50 years, Wayne Archer became a mainstay of the faculty at the UF Warrington College of Business, making a significant impact on students, academic research and industry.

U.S. News & World Report recognizes UF graduate programs

U.S. News & World Report recognized dozens of UF graduate programs as among the best in the country, continuing the university’s strong showing after a banner year in the rankings and celebrating the university’s excellence in teaching and research across individual colleges.

Goldwater streak continues with 2022 scholar

The University of Florida Honors Program is thrilled to announce that Emily Pallack has been named a recipient of the 2022 Goldwater Scholarship.

UF historian Carl Van Ness to retire after nearly 40 years of Gator storytelling

Carl Van Ness may have been the only fifth-grader ever summoned to the principal’s office for spending too much time in the library. Spurning the traditional boys’ afterschool role of safety patrol officer, he instead rooted himself among shelves of history books, much to the concern of the school librarian Ms. Cox.

UF faculty committee finds no merit to allegations COVID-19 data was suppressed

A formal investigation initiated by the University of Florida Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of Compliance and Ethics has concluded there is no merit to allegations that state or university officials applied pressure to destroy or impede access to COVID-19 research data, or put barriers in place to impede the analysis or publication of that data.

Tim Tebow to serve as UF’s 2022 commencement speaker

Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who went on to play professional football and baseball and to be widely recognized for his philanthropy and motivational leadership, will serve as UF’s university-wide commencement speaker this spring in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

UF announces Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative Center

The new Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative Center, led by Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives David Reed, will be the campus focal point for academic activity at the university related to AI and data science.

Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year

Pamela S. Soltis, a distinguished professor and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, has been selected as the 2021-2022 University of Florida Teacher/Scholar of the Year.

Academy of Golden Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An entrepreneur, a former university trustee, a business developer and a family of legal professionals are the latest honorees in the University of Florida’s prestigious Academy of Golden Gators.