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Celebration of the East Campus

Date: Nov 29th, 2011

Thank you, Ed. Today is a special day for you, isn’t it? Some people here may not be aware, but this is Ed Poppell’s second-to-last-day as UF’s vice president of […]

Opening Reception of the University of Florida Exhibit at the Matheson Museum

Date: Oct 20th, 2011

Ladies and gentleman, I would like to say that Dr. Mark Barrow has what he calls a “magnificent passion”: the history of Alachua County and Gainesville. He is a proud […]

Arts and Culture Fair – Kick-Off for Arts and Humanities Month

Date: Oct 3rd, 2011

Good afternoon! I’m glad you are all here today. I hope you can spend some time with the groups at this fair, and also get your hands on a schedule […]

September 11 Commemoration Service

Date: Sep 11th, 2011

Welcome, members of the university and Gainesville communities. On the tenth anniversary of 9-11, it is heartening to be surrounded by people who care as deeply as you about our […]

State of the University 2011

Date: Aug 25th, 2011

Good afternoon. I hope your summer was restful and invigorating. And I hope you had the opportunity to visit some interesting places. Chris and I have yet to take our […]

Southern Governors’ Association Annual Meeting

Date: Aug 20th, 2011

Thank you, Governor Perdue. I am pleased to join you and your fellow governors here in Asheville, and I want to thank the Southern Governors’ Association for bringing us together. As a […]

First-Year Student Convocation

Date: Aug 19th, 2011

Class of 2015, welcome to the University of Florida. We’ve been waiting for you! And welcome also, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, family and friends. We are thrilled you are here […]

Clinical and Translational Research Building Groundbreaking

Date: May 26th, 2011

We are fortunate to have a number of special guests with us today. Let me begin by acknowledging our esteemed visiting speaker, Dr. Barbara Alving, director of the National Center […]

Charles Steinmetz Hall Dedication

Date: May 25th, 2011

Good afternoon and welcome. I am delighted to join you for this official dedication of “Charles Steinmetz Hall.” We are glad to have a number of special guests with us […]

UF State of Sustainability – Earth Day

Date: Apr 1st, 2011

Good morning! The University of Florida inaugurated its first fully funded Office of Sustainability in February 2006. I am honored to be here today five years later speaking about our sustainability movement. […]

30th Anniversary Rededication of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica

Date: Mar 6th, 2011

Thirty years ago, then UF President Marston was present at the dedication of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica. Today, I now have the pleasure to rededicate this Library […]

Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center Courtroom Opening Celebration

Date: Feb 24th, 2011

Good morning! Today is a great day in the history of the Levin College of Law and the University of Florida as we gather to dedicate this showcase space of the Martin […]

P.K. Yonge Groundbreaking

Date: Feb 14th, 2011

Good morning! It’s a privilege to be a guest at this groundbreaking for your new elementary school. I would be remiss if I didn’t give a word of thanks for […]

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

Date: Jan 31st, 2011

Good Evening! It is great to have Jamal back at the University. Just two weeks ago today, we joined as a nation and a university to honor the life, the […]