Unveiling the Data Center
“As HiPerGator leverages scientists’ abilities to make new discoveries, so this facility helps our professionals and faculty advance the university – from grant-writing to grading,” said President Machen during his remarks at the ribbon cutting of the UF Data Center on the Eastside campus.
An Opportunity to Soar
President and First Lady Bernie and Chris Machen join graduating senior Hygens Succes at an April reception for the 2013 graduates of the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program. Succes, who is earning a bachelor’s degree in sport management, plans to pursue his master’s in the same field at UF this fall.
Bricks and Mortar in a Digital Age
“We must ask, have we reached the end of an era?,” said President Machen during his opening remarks at UF’s Land-Grant Closing Symposium at the University Auditorium. “Are we moving past the time when places like this auditorium are vital to universities, and when universities like the University of Florida are vital to our country?”
All That and More: The True Purposes of College
“I am convinced that your time in college remains the single-best opportunity for you to explore who you are,” said President Machen during his remarks for the Common Lecture, given as part of UF’s “What is the Good Life?” course for all entering students.
A New Future for Florida
UF held the grand opening for its first medical research building outside Gainesville in November – the UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona’s Medical City. “In the same way Disney World helped shape the Orlando and Florida of the 20th Century, so this new building and Medical City will help to shape the Orlando and Florida of the 21st Century” said President Bernie Machen.
In Recognition of Donors…and Faculty
President Machen places a medal on a donor as part of a ceremony honoring the donors who created 104 endowed professorships during the Florida Tomorrow campaign. “Donors, because of you, our faculty members are changing the world one medical breakthrough at a time, one archeological find at a time, and one child at a time,” he said.
A Lot to Smile About
President Machen and First Lady Chris Machen celebrate the successful conclusion of the $1.7 billion Florida Tomorrow campaign at a student pep rally in October.