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Looking for youth summer camps in and around the Gainesville area?

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While more youth camps are expected to be open this summer, offerings will still be a bit different in many cases than in years prior to the pandemic. We’ve updated our Summer Camp Directory, where you can find both in-person and virtual camps scheduled to be held this summer for school-age children in the Alachua […]

Participate in a weight-loss maintenance study

Are you interested in losing weight and keeping it off long-term? The UF Health Promotion Lab seeks volunteers to participate in Project STAR, a research study aimed at helping people learn skills to lose weight and keep it off long-term. Eligible volunteers will receive a no-cost, 16-week program followed by an additional 20 months of […]

More than 5,000 flock to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for first day of major COVID-19 vaccination drive

An audacious push to vaccinate 20,000 people in Alachua County a week for six weeks got off to a roaring start Monday when more than 5,200 received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. On the first day anyone over age 16 in Florida became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, […]

Summer training registration leadership program applications now open

With summer just around the corner, UF Training and Organizational Development has released its new schedule of training courses that cover topics including business communications, compliance training, racial justice awareness and more. The summer calendar runs from May through August. Faculty and staff are also invited to apply for the 2021-2022 UF Academy and Advanced Leadership for […]

Spring Walking Challenge kicks off this week!

UF’s Spring Walking Challenge is a great opportunity to increase your daily activity while sharing in some fun with your colleagues. Register today to create a Walker Tracker account and form or join your team now through April 9. The challenge runs through May 2. Here are a few resources to help you get started […]

Celebrate cycling culture with the Bicycle Film Festival

Presented by UF Bikes, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and Gators Going Green, the Bicycle Film Festival features an international selection of short films. The event takes place virtually until April 22 and is part of Campus Bike Month and Earth Day. UF faculty, staff and students, as well as Gainesville community members, […]

Answers to your questions about COVID-19 vaccinations

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Now that COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to those ages 16 and older beginning April 5, more questions may be popping up as you make the best decisions for you and your loved ones. To find the answers you are looking for, we encourage you to check out our summary of Q&As with UF Health […]

Essential staff receive national recognition in NPR story

Since the start of the pandemic, UF’s Housing and Residential Services and Facilities Services staff have demonstrated what it means to be “essential” through their hard work and dedication to keeping the university running smoothly. This week, NPR shined a spotlight on the difficult decisions they faced early on and the professionalism they have demonstrated in an […]

Tune in for expert-led sessions throughout Financial Literacy Week

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Throughout the week of April 5, improve your financial literacy and develop healthier financial habits by participating in one or more sessions in our Financial Literacy Series. All webinars are free and will be held via Zoom. Learn what you can do to maximize your retirement savings, discover the fundamentals of investing, find strategies on […]

AI Spotlight – The Smathers Libraries

As part of UF’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiative, the Smathers Libraries aim to create an ‘AI for everyone’ academic environment. But what does this entail? As UF’s AI initiative continues to advance, furthering research and creating opportunities across campus, resources at the libraries will evolve to create pathways that lower the AI barriers of entry. […]