Notes from the staff at The Post at UF Health.
Robin Hood steals hearts
Members of the Dance Alive National Ballet took time from their production of Robin Hood to swoop into the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and visit with the children. The children were excited to meet the dancers and learn about their roles in the classic story. The dancers wore masks out of an abundance of caution because they have not had their flu shots. — Danielle Frew
UF’s guest Wi-Fi network improved
UFIT has upgraded the University of Florida’s guest Wi-Fi network. The new ufguest network, already live in the renovated Stephen C. O’Connell Center, will be live in all areas that the current ufvisitor network is available. Several end-user enhancements are part of the ufguest deployment, making connecting to Wi-Fi while on campus a more streamlined and efficient process. They include a better Wi-Fi connection, more direct access and a network that can handle more simultaneous users.
For more information, call 352-392-4357, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the UF Computing Help
Desk (132 Hub).
Celebrity Gridiron Challenge
Are you ready for some football? Get your friends together and put your skills to the test while helping to raise funds to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. The inaugural Celebrity Gridiron Challenge is a flag football fundraising tournament that includes a family-friendly tailgate with food trucks, celebrity appearances, autographs and more. The fun is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 9 at the Diamond Sports Park, 4000 SW 122nd St., Gainesville. For more information, visit UFHealthGridiron.org or call 352-265-7237.
Stop waiting for food
Tapingo, a smartphone app for campus dining, has partnered with Gator Dining to make food ordering and pickup easier for University of Florida students, faculty and staff. Download Tapingo for free in your app or Google Play store and use it at more than 30 Gator Dining locations, including Salad Creations, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks and Panda Express at UF Health. The app allows for various payment methods, including through meal plan/declining balance, credit card or PayPal account.
Child health policy research on display
The UF Institute for Child Health Policy’s Research Day will be held April 20 at the Clinical and Translational Research Building, 2004 Mowry Road. Gary Freed, M.D., a professor of health management and policy in the school of public health at the University of Michigan, will give the keynote address at 3:30 p.m. A poster session and networking reception will follow from 5 – 6:30 p.m.