• The Real, Human Smile behind the Emoji :)

    The Real, Human Smile behind the Emoji :)

    President Fuchs said in his commencement speech that graduates will use their phones and connective technologies to find direction in life, be a part of communities and continue to experience UF.  He tweeted emoji messages to the graduates – and they live-tweeted emoji messages back to him.

  • Celebrating the Orange and Blue in Atlanta

    Celebrating the Orange and Blue in Atlanta

    “To multiply our pillars of excellence … to intensify our brightest lights in research … to form new and exciting collaborations … we need to attract the world’s most talented graduate students, faculty and staff,” President Kent Fuchs told UF alumni and friends at an all-alumni reception in Atlanta. 

  • Remembering Life on the Ranch

    Remembering Life on the Ranch

    President Kent Fuchs with Davis Rembert at the 77th Annual Cattlemen’s Banquet. “My great grandfather homesteaded our land after moving to Oklahoma from Texas in the late 1800s,” President Fuchs recounted in his keynote speech. “He and his family lived in a dugout in the early years before he built his house.  You can still see the dugout today!”

  • The “Queen of the Campus” Regains its Title

    The “Queen of the Campus” Regains its Title

    “What I love about the new Reitz is that it perfectly suits our 21st century students – even as it preserves all the qualities that endeared it to so many generations of Gators,” said UF President Kent Fuchs at the Grand Reopening Celebration for the Reitz Union.

  • The Space Between Art and Science

    The Space Between Art and Science

    UF President Kent Fuchs shows a slide of Artist Margaret Ross Tolbert painting Blue Springs during his remarks at the 2016 Symposium of the UF Water Institute. “Art breaks down walls and fires the imagination. It opens our minds to what the science tells us,” Fuchs told the audience.

  • Humor is Mankind’s Greatest Blessing

    Humor is Mankind’s Greatest Blessing

    In his fall commencement address at the O’Connell Center, UF President Kent Fuchs told graduates, “Reaching out to others in the universal language of laughter offers one way to defuse conflicts, resolve normal stresses in relationships and to begin to heal from political disagreements.”

  • The Orange and Blue Horizon Beyond

    The Orange and Blue Horizon Beyond

    “While Century Tower and our hallowed traditions and missions will always be here, in the foreground, it is time for us to explore a much bigger beyond,” said UF President Kent Fuchs in his inaugural address at UF’s historic University Auditorium.

  • In Celebration of UF’s 26th Residence Hall

    In Celebration of UF’s 26th Residence Hall

    “The beauty of higher education in the 21st century is that we can provide educational opportunities to students where they need us most … Cypress Hall reaffirms our commitment to classic and life-transforming undergraduate experiences,” said UF President Kent Fuchs at the grand opening of Cypress Hall.

  • A Shared Vision for UF

    A Shared Vision for UF

    “As Gators, we set our aspirations high as Century Tower, and then we build toward them, brick by brick,” UF President Kent Fuchs told Broward County alumni and friends at a reception capping an all-day visit to Ft. Lauderdale.