University of Florida President Bernie Machen delivered his annual State of the University Address this afternoon before the UF Faculty Senate. President Machen discussed the diversity on campus, UF’s progress in trying to restore the 3% reduction from state employee salaries, and initiative to re-examine and renew UF’s graduate programs. WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPmachenwrapFINAL2.mp3]
Construction of the two new UF Health Shands hospitals is ahead of schedule. The twin hospitals will bring more specialization in heart and cardiovascular diseases and neuromedicine units.