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UF receives record $702 million in research funding in 2014

August 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida received a record $702 million in research awards last year, surpassing by $24 million the previous record of $678 million set in 2010.

UF: No change in Florida's August consumer confidence

August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Consumer sentiment among Floridians remained flat at a post-recession high of 82 for the third consecutive month in August, according to a University of Florida survey.

NSF awards $7.5 million to UF-led effort to digitize biodiversity collections

August 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The National Science Foundation has awarded six grants totaling about $7.5 million to digitize biodiversity collections, a nationwide effort coordinated by the iDigBio program based at the University of Florida.

Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.

Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species, survey finds

August 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey shows.

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UF to launch re-branding campaign focused on research, tackling global issues

August 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida on Saturday will launch a re-branding campaign centered on the university’s research, global outreach and commitment to take on the big issues facing the world.

UF donors give record $215 million in fiscal year 2013-14

August 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Donors responding to the University of Florida’s Preeminence initiative gave a record $215.3 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30, boosting UF’s ability to address society’s most pressing concerns and supporting the university’s highest priorities.

Owners reminded to move vehicles for home football games

August 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Transportation and Parking Services reminds UF employees and students of parking restrictions during the seven home football games during the 2014 Gator season.

Florida Museum exhibit marks 100-year anniversary of Passenger Pigeon extinction

August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A Florida Museum of Natural History gallery exhibit opening Sept. 1 illustrates how human actions can lead to the extinction of a species — even those considered common just a century ago.

UF Pharm.D. program to reduce class size, improve student-to-faculty ratio

August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Amid state and national trends showing a decline in the demand for pharmacists and an increased emphasis on interprofessional, team-based approaches to care, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy is embarking on a four-year plan to lower its student-to-faculty ratio as part of ongoing curriculum reform.

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The Tampa Tribune: Daniel Smith

July 17 2014

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a July 16 Tampa Tribune story about the Legislature’s refrain from appealing a ruling that found two new Florida congressional districts unconstitutional.

Miami Herald: Daniel Smith

July 17 2014

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a July 13 Miami Herald story about the pressure on gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist to announce a running mate.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Steven Kirn

July 17 2014

Steven Kirn, executive director of the David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research, was quoted in a July 9 South Florida Sun-Sentinel story about the expansion of Hobby Lobby in South Florida despite the company’s U.S. Supreme Court case.

Tampa Bay Times: Steven Kirn

July 17 2014

Steven Kirn, executive director of the David F. Miller retailing Education and Research Center, was quoted in a July 3 Tampa Bay Times story about Winn-Dixie’s attempt to win over the Tampa Bay market.

Tampa Bay Times: Daniel Smith

July 17 2014

Daniel Smith, a political science professor, was quoted in a July 4 Tampa Bay Times story about how an increase in no-party voters could reshape Florida politics.

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Megan Kiser, a third-year business administration major from Jacksonville, hands a T-shirts to a student football ticket lottery winner at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Thursday. […]

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