January 16, 2018

UF Social Justice Summit 2018

The 2nd UF Social Justice Summit will be held from Friday, January 26 – Saturday, January 27, 2018.  The Summit will be at the Rion Ballroom at the Reitz Union. Registration is free!  Plan to attend to hear keynote speakers, Dr. Zulema Valdez & Tim Wise; attend community and UF panels, breakout sessions, poster reception, and more.  The Summit will end on Saturday with a performance, Voices from the March, based on the experiences of attendees at the 2017 Women’s March.

Please register to attend at:

Facebook event:  

Submitted by Zully Rivera-Ramos, Counseling & Wellness Center


UF Transportation and Parking Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve transportation and parking at the University of Florida, UF faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the 2018 Transportation and Parking Survey. The survey is part of the largest and most comprehensive transportation and parking study to date at the University of Florida. Receiving this feedback from our UF community will be integral in helping us prepare for our future needs as the campus continues to evolve. The survey questions anticipate upcoming campus changes, consistent with the findings of the UF Strategic Development Plan.

The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Once you begin the survey, you must follow it all the way through; you cannot save your progress and return later. Your answers are anonymous but you will have the option to submit your information to be entered into a prize drawing for an Apple iPad Pro or one of two iPad Minis (your responses will not be connected with your personal information).

We look forward to hearing from you as we strive to optimize the current transportation and parking environment at UF and prepare for the future.

Take the Transportation and Parking Survey before January 26th here:  

Submitted by Matt Walker, Office of Human Resource Services


Postdoc Editors Association

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to announce the creation of the University of Florida’s Postdoctoral Editors Association (UF-PEA), a service to help postdocs who seek to improve English grammar and writing style. The UF-PEA is comprised of postdoc volunteers from multiple colleges across the University who will offer preliminary review of manuscripts, grant applications, posters, slides and other scholarly presentations. While this service will be most useful to postdocs who speak English as a second language, the service is free and open to all postdocs at UF. Our editors will provide feedback on structure and style of writing, but refrain from commenting on scholarship which is best honed by interactions between the postdoc and their mentor. UF-PEA will facilitate higher level postdoc-mentor interactions by reducing time spent on basic writing needs.

Find out more or submit a document for review at our website!

Submitted by Joseph McQuail, Postdoc Editors Association Editor-in-Chief


Postdoc HR Issues:

Insurance and Benefits: If you have questions about benefits enrollment or eligibility, please contact UF's Human Resource Services' Benefits Office at or (352) 392-2477.

Employee Issues: If you are experiencing an issue with your supervisor that is not resolved in your department and need assistance or guidance, please contact Mr. Brook Mercier in Employee Relations in UF's Human Resource Services.  Mr. Mercier can be reached at 392-1072 or

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Reminder: University of Florida Postdocs on Facebook and LinkedIn

Join this Facebook group for University of Florida postdocs as well as the LinkedIn group:

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Reminder: FREE Affiliate NPA Membership

If you would like to receive an invitation to join the National Postdoctoral Association or if your invitation has expired and you need to be sent a refreshed invitation, please contact Cheryl Gater to receive an invitation.

More information.

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Florida

235 Tigert Hall
P. O. Box 113175‌
Gainesville, FL 32611