The university announced plans Friday to have 14 in-person ceremonies at the O'Connell Center between April 29 and May 3, with the same safety protocols used for athletic events at the arena. Make-up in-person recognition ceremonies for 2020 graduates are still being planned.
J.P. is a third year UF journalism student. He is currently a university news assistant for The Alligator.
In a paper calling upon the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies to address racial disparities, UF professor Josephine Allen and 18 of her colleagues argued that without adequate research funding, Black scientists can become discouraged and quit the profession – leaving fewer Black researchers to serve as role models and mentors for the next generation.
UF professor Lance Gravlee created a class this semester called Whiteness in response to the racial injustice protests in 2020 over the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. He said the unequal impact of COVID-19 across racial lines also inspired him to create the class.
A UF research team found vitamin D-deficient patients were more likely to be COVID-19 positive than those with a sufficient amount of the vitamin.
UF's Counseling and Wellness Center officially launched its online counseling program, SilverCloud, at the beginning of 2021 in response to the center's high demand for services.
El sistema regional de tránsito de Gainesville se prepara para el aumento de servicios de los autobuses ya que más estudiantes de UF regresan a clases en persona esta primavera.
Gainesville RTS is adding four buses to existing routes 12, 13, 20 and 38 to accommodate returning UF students. It's also sticking with successful COVID-19 guidelines from Fall 2020, including mask requirements and social distancing.