Sep 19, 19

With great sadness, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service announces the death of former director Dr. David R. Colburn, a beloved professor of history at the University of Florida and Provost Emeritus.

"For nearly a decade David Colburn was the inspiration and an admired director for...

Aug 12, 19

So what's the Bob Graham Center for Public Service all about? The Bob Graham Center is the place where all UF students can acquire the skills and knowledge to become effective citizens.

Our purpose is to build a community of students, scholars and citizens who share a commitment to the...

May 30, 19

At the Bob Graham Center for Public Service annual gathering and awards presentation in May, Desmond Meade was recognized as the 2019 Citizen of the Year for his efforts to civically re-engage local communities across Florida.

Meade, 52, a resident of Orlando, led the movement for the...

Aug 09, 17

Along with California and Texas, Florida has positioned itself to be a national leader in economic growth in this century.

Spurred on by a massive population increase since 1970 (the Census now estimates the state’s population at 20.27 million, up from 6.8 million in 1970), Florida has...

Jun 27, 17

The University of Florida and the city of Gainesville have put forth a forward-thinking strategic development plan to improve the growth and economic vitality of Gainesville and enhance collaboration between the city and university.

Led by UF Senior Vice President and Chief Operating...

Jun 12, 17

Bob Graham is hard to resist. He treats the guy smoking barbecue along the roadside with the same warmth and interest as he does the lady who owns a chain of first class hotels. That’s because in his legendary workdays he's done every job in Florida, which is why Floridians have given him the...

Apr 07, 17

According to the Pew Research Center, political engagement is highest at the ideological extremes, creating the “U-Shape” of political activism. While this pattern holds true across many facets of participation, what is most concerning is its correlation to partisan animosity. Those who view the...

Mar 02, 17
More than 120 students from 25 colleges and universities around the state gathered at the University of Florida from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12 to participate in the Bob Graham Center for Public Service's Fourth Annual Future of Florida Summit.
 
The summit focused on the...
Feb 21, 17

In the coming weeks, Florida will begin an unusual and unique process of revising the constitution through the Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC). The CRC has the ability to redraft, redraw and reconfigure our state's constitution, and present its recommendations to the citizens directly...

Jan 06, 17

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission last met nearly 20 years ago when much of the state's current voting population was either very young or not alive.

Nine amendments - eight of which passed - were placed on the November 1998 ballot by the 1997-1998 revision commission. A...

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