Special Events

Gator Talks: Chicago

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences along with the University of Florida Alumni Association invite you to Gator Talks: Chicago, featuring faculty members Dr. Gregory Glass and Dr. Carolyn Tucker with special guest, Dean Dave Richardson. Gator Talks: Chicago is mirrored after the TED talks series and will provide a chance for each faculty member to share insight about their current research. There will also be an overall update on the state of the University to include updates on the Preeminence initiative, among other projects. Make plans to join us for time to reconnect with UF and network with other Gators in the windy city.

The event will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm at River Roast in downtown Chicago. River Roast is located at 315 North Lasalle Street, Chicago.

Dr. Glass is a new preeminent hire with in a joint appointment in the Department of Geography and the Emerging Pathogens Institute. He specializes in medical geography. Dr. Glass' lab focuses on understanding the bases of infectious disease systems; the agents, hosts, and environmental sources. He is especially interested in characterizing how changes in environmental conditions over space and time alter the patterns of disease. These patterns often provide key clues to identify what triggers disease emergence/outbreaks and may give clues for intervention and prevention.

Dr. Tucker is a faculty member in the department of Psychology, the Florida Blue Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research and the Richard and Thelma O. C. Barney Endowed Term Professor of Health Disparities. Additionally, she is the Director of the UF Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program which was launched in May 2010 as a university-wide program based in the College of Medicine. Dr. Tucker has 30 years of experience conducting culturally sensitive community-participatory health promotion and health care research in racial/ethnic minority and low-income communities.

We can’t wait to see all of the Gators in Chicago! RSVP TODAY!

An Evening With Dr. Mark Flannery

Join us Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Clyde's of Gallery Place (707 7th Street NW Washington DC 20001).

Join the Warrington College of Business Administration, the UF Alumni Association and the DC Gator Club for a happy hour reception featuring Dr. Mark Flannery, Bank of America Eminent Scholar in Finance at UF. Dr. Flannery is currently in Washington DC serving as the chief economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The reception will begin at 5:30 PM featuring hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The program will begin at 6:15 PM with an update from UF and remarks from Dr. Flannery. There will be an opportunity for questions following Dr. Flannery's talk. We look forward to seeing you in DC!


DC Intern Reception

Are you interning in D.C. for the summer? Or are you D.C. resident full of insight that could be helpful to current students who are navigating the city for the first time? Join the UF Alumni Association, the D.C. Gator Club, host Ambassador Dennis K. Hays (Ret.) with special guest, Dean Dave Richardson from the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for an evening welcoming Gators who are interning in DC for the summer. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the W Hotel ( 515 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C.). Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.


Grand Guard

The Grand Guard Reunion will be held in Gainesville November 19 - 21, 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Graduation of the Class of 1965.

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Outstanding Young Alumni Awards Breakfast

The University of Florida Alumni Association established the Outstanding Young Alumni Awards to recognize alumni who are 35 years of age or younger that have distinguished themselves as leaders in their profession and community.

OYAA Winners Guide
OYAA Past Winners

Florida Forward

Florida Forward is the UFAA’s annual gathering of its National Alumni Board and Gator Club and Affiliate Group volunteers, for a weekend of meeting, training, and recognition of service and excellence of our Gator Nation networks from the past year.

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Gator Nation Tailgates

Join the UF Alumni Association as we cheer on the Gators three hours before each home game. Conveniently located at Emerson Alumni Hall across the street from The Swamp, these tailgates are the perfect place to meet with the Gator Nation before seeing our team face off against our rivals.

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