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Clay County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Luncheon

Date: Nov 2nd, 2010

Good afternoon! It is a pleasure to meet with all of you here in Orange Park. Driving over on State Roads 24 and 21, the morning sunlight dappling the Live […]

International College of Dentists Convocation

Date: Oct 8th, 2010

Thank you for that generous introduction, Ted. I think Ted may have been feeling especially warm today, because two of his and Brenda’s children, Tiffany and Deuce, are among our […]

UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona Groundbreaking

Date: Oct 5th, 2010

Good morning! It is a pleasure to be here in Orlando, and it is a pleasure to join so many civic leaders, scientists and innovators as we begin this important […]

21st-Century News Laboratory Grand Opening

Date: Sep 24th, 2010

Good afternoon faculty, staff, students and distinguished guests. I am really pleased to join all of you to celebrate this remarkable addition to our College of Journalism and Communications. I especially […]

“Imagining The Library” Speaker Series

Date: Sep 16th, 2010

Hello and welcome! It is great to see all of you here for this inaugural lecture of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere’s new speaker series on […]

Hough Hall Dedication

Date: Sep 8th, 2010

Good morning! This building is really gorgeous! I work just across the street, in Tigert Hall, built in 1951. On our first floor, we still have two telephone booths. You […]

Counseling and Wellness Center Grand Opening

Date: Sep 8th, 2010

Thank you, Patricia, for that introduction. And, thank you, Sherry, for inviting me here to share in this celebration with you. I am pleased and honored to have this opportunity. […]

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Welcome Assembly

Date: Aug 30th, 2010

Good evening, and thank you for inviting me! I also want to thank the Pride Student Union for bringing this event together. It’s good to see so many people here. Events like […]

Gainesville Student Murders Commemoration

Date: Aug 26th, 2010

Hello, and thank you for joining us for this commemoration today, the 20th anniversary of the day that began one of the most terrible periods in the history of this […]

Southwest Recreation Center Grand Opening

Date: Aug 24th, 2010

This building is stunning! The only shame is, you have to exercise here. I tend to feel like Mark Twain, who is said to have remarked, “Every time I feel […]

Joint Civic Club Luncheon

Date: Aug 18th, 2010

Hello and welcome to the University of Florida Joint Civic Club Luncheon! It is always such a pleasure to start the school year with this gathering of the many local […]

UF Foundation Deans Breakfast

Date: Aug 16th, 2010

Good morning! It is great to see all of you here today and great to be a part of this celebration. When we began our Florida Tomorrow campaign five years ago, our […]

Commencement Speech at Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou China

Date: Jun 25th, 2010

Congratulations to all the graduates! I am grateful today to receive an honorary doctoral degree from Zhengzhou University. And, I am delighted to be a part of this ceremony and to […]

Innovation Hub Groundbreaking

Date: Jun 14th, 2010

I know you all are hot. I certainly am. Do I have to be a Gator football player to get a pair of those air-cooled shoulder pads invented by University […]

Biomedical Sciences Building Dedication

Date: May 11th, 2010

Good afternoon! I am thrilled to join all of you for this dedication. I came here from a luncheon honoring donors who were key to making this building possible. One […]

Sustainability at UF Earth Day

Date: Apr 21st, 2010

Good afternoon. I just flew back to Gainesville last night from Washington D.C. I was counting my blessings that I was not traveling in Europe, and it occurred to me […]

Palm Beach County Scholastic Achievement Dinner

Date: Apr 13th, 2010

I applaud the Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County for hosting this dinner, and I am pleased to join all of you. Congratulations to seniors, faculty and administrators. I […]

UF Water Institute Symposium

Date: Feb 24th, 2010

Good morning and welcome! When this conference was last held, Florida and much of the Southeast was in the grip of a historic drought. The rains have returned. And, yet […]