For the second year in a row, the University of Florida is listed as one of the top five public research universities in the nation, according to the 2023 Best Colleges rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
This column, updated regularly, highlights a selection of recent awards, grants, recognitions and other successes of faculty at the University of Florida.
Excellence, discovery and innovation, inclusion, freedom and civility, community, and stewardship are the six central values of this week chosen by UF stakeholders to ensure they reflect the diverse UF community.
Over the next year, the University of Florida campus will transform into one of the world’s leading test sites for pedestrian safety.
Safe pedestrian and driving behaviors were the focus of a campaign that kicked off the first day of classes at UF. The Office of Business Affairs has created a website with a map that features all road closures and construction on campus.
During this year’s three day move-in event, which began Thursday and ended Saturday, more than 7,800 students made UF’s campus residence halls their new home.
The University of Florida faces the unique challenge of relocating hundreds of thousands of campus residents--its beloved bat colony--while the oldest bat house is reconstructed.
The faculty speaker at all three ceremonies is Adegbola Adesogan, professor of ruminant nutrition and the director of the Food Systems Institute and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
UF ranks No. 2 nationally among public universities and No. 4 among publics and privates for the economic return students get from attending college and leading students to greater financial security.
UF has announced that a new dormitory for graduate students and visiting scholars at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida, will be named in honor of UF professor emerita and alumna Pauline O. Lawrence. This will be the first UF building named after a Black person.
On Friday, the soon-to-be UF graduate became a citizen of the United States. This Saturday, she will walk across the stage earning a dual degree in biology and political science and marking a major milestone.
More than 2,000 students are expected to graduate from UF this summer during the course of three commencement ceremonies held in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center August 5-6.