December 3, 2015
December 1, 2015 was very special for UFIT: as part of his Inauguration Week festivities, President W. Kent Fuchs led the Celebration of UF Research and HiPerGator 2.0 Day at the UF Data Center. The event program is online.
Vice President & CIO Elias Eldayrie served as master of ceremonies, with Provost and Senior Vice President Joseph Glover, President Fuchs, Chemistry Professor Coray Colina, English Professor and Department Chair Sid Dobrin, and Dell Vice President Cheryl Cook all delivering inspiring, informative, and fun speeches. At the close of the speakers’ remarks, Ms. Cook introduced Dell Chairman & CEO Michael Dell’s video congratulations to President Fuchs on his inauguration and to UF for HiPerGator’s recent Top-3 supercomputing ranking.
Post-event the attendees, which included faculty, staff, student reporters, and UFIT’s vendor partners who helped design and build HiPerGator, were invited to tour the UF Data Center. Photos from the event have been captioned and uploaded to UFIT’s Facebook page.