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UF Named a Gold Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike, has honored the University of Florida (UF) with a gold-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. UF held a silver award […]

Turning Honey Platinum with LEED Certification

“Saving the bees” and “sustainability” are a couple of terms that have gained quite a buzz over the last few years. For a good reason, too. The decline in the bee population and increased carbon emissions have led to concern amongst many environmentalists and ecologists. However, the University of Florida has recently taken action to […]

Tara Hollow, Appointed New Operations Manager for Events and Permitting

Tara Hollow is the Operations Manager of Events and Permitting for University of Florida owned properties across the state of Florida. She reviews and manages requests from University colleges and departments, non-registered student organizations and non-UF organizations. Tara worked with UF Student Affairs IT team to utilize their self-developed permitting system, GatorConnect, to set-up and […]

Dwan Courtney appointed as Director of the Office of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

FROM: Eddie Daniels, Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs I am pleased to announce that Dwan Courtney has begun her role as the Director of the Office of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) as of Jan 22, 2021. As a part of Business Services, a division of Business Affairs, SBSD provides services and support […]

UF Implements License Plate Recognition Technology

  “The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff are the utmost priority to the University of Florida,” said Joseph M. Souza, UF’s Physical Security Director. “This technology will enable us to prevent crimes from occurring, solve crimes and more effectively follow up on any suspicious activity,” Read the full story: https://news.ufl.edu/2020/10/lpr/  

UF gets top marks for wheelchair accessibility on campus

  “It’s always nice to be recognized, but that’s not why we do it,” McGlothlin said. “We do it to make the campus the best we can be. Campus needs to reflect the values of the university.” Read the full story: https://news.ufl.edu/2020/12/accessibility-ranking-/  

Multiple Departments Come together to Increase Safety on Campus with Blue Light Phones

Fall 2019, students made the University community aware of their interest in blue light phones on fraternity row. Blue light phones can be found around campus, which provides an additional safety measure for anyone who seeks emergency assistance. Fraternity Row was an exception, as blue light phones were absent in that area. With cell phones […]

UF Creates COVID-19 Testing Site

Over several weeks in May, UF departments united and contributed their time, knowledge, and resources toward the construction of the COVID-19 Testing Facility located in Garage 11, outside of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to employees’ regular departmental tasks and responsibilities, they devoted over 260 hours in procuring materials and installing […]

Statement from VP Curtis Reynolds

From Curtis A. Reynolds, Vice President of Business Affairs Concerning the recent national (worldwide) attention of injustice, racism, and violence against Black Americans and people of color; I condemn these acts and affirm my beliefs of fair and equitable treatment of all people. I support and affirm the university’s position against actions of bigotry and […]

19TH ANNUAL UF ASK ME CAMPAIGN

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida divisions of Business Affairs, Student Affairs, and Human Resources are sponsoring the 19th annual Ask Me Campaign on Thursday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 20th through Thursday, August 21st, 2019. Administrative staff from Business Affairs, Student Affairs, and Human Resources as well as student leaders will be on-hand […]