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Choosing a dental plan from UF’s many options

Still trying to decide on a dental plan that works for you and your family? You’ve come to the right place. Dental plans can be a confusing part of choosing your healthcare benefits package. Between the State of Florida’s and UF’s offerings, you have access to 12 different dental plans, which can be a lot […]

Nurturing Pride in community with LGBTQ+ affinity groups

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, community organizations throughout Gainesville come together in October to celebrate Gainesville Pride. UF’s Queer Nation and Presidential LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, or LPAC, are UF affinity groups that work alongside area organizations to celebrate pride within our community and provide resources to LGBTQ+ faculty, staff and students. Find out more […]

Save your spot at the APA warm welcome

UF faculty and staff are invited to the Academic and Professional Assembly (APA) Warm Welcome event on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. The event aims to welcome new UF employees, foster a sense of belonging and community, and offer inspiration from UF leaders. Attendees will engage in networking opportunities and enjoy a leadership panel featuring […]

Gator1 extends hours of operation

The Gator1 office at the Welcome Center recently extended its hours of operation. Faculty, staff and students in need of a Gator1 card may stop by during the below hours: Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more:

Tickets available for Phantom

Dance Alive National Ballet presents Phantom: A Tale of Obsession, a ballet based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. Two performances featuring an international roster of dancers will be held at the Phillips Center on Oct. 30. Audience members are invited to wear costumes, and Halloween treats will be available for the matinee performance. Purchase your tickets: […]

An unexpected conversation builds trust, overcomes one man’s hesitance

Mark Hall was skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine and unvaccinated. One night at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille, Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., renowned cancer researcher and director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, sat down next to Mark by chance. The two got to talking about the vaccine and Mark asked Dr. Mitchell all of the questions he […]

Choosing your health insurance plan: HMO vs. PPO vs. HDHP

If all the acronyms trip you up when it comes to choosing your healthcare plan, you’re not alone. Making a healthcare insurance plan choice for 2022 is an important decision for you and your family. Most benefits-eligible UF faculty and staff are eligible for health care plans administered by the State of Florida. We’ve put […]

UFIT Technology Fee grant applications due Jan. 28

UFIT Technology Fee grants are awarded to projects that utilize technology to enhance UF’s academic environment. All UF employees are encouraged to apply. The concept paper submission deadline for 2022 is Jan. 28. Finalists will be notified and invited by the Technology Fee Advisory Committee to submit a full proposal. Contact Anne Allen at if you have questions. […]

Strategic Communications Academy for Leaders and Scholars celebrates fifth cohort

The Center for Public Interest Communications in the College of Journalism and Communications — in partnership with UFHR Training & Organizational Development — hosts the annual program one day a month for nine months to develop participants’ strategic communication skills in an effort to build communities, communicate persuasively and drive positive change. Learn more and […]

Common flu questions answered

As a reminder, flu shots are available for faculty and staff through the UF Student Health Care Center. Vaccine appointments may be scheduled directly at Do you have questions about the flu shot? UF Health recently published an article that addresses frequently asked questions. Learn more!