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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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.

Students invited to pep rally in the Swamp

Published: August 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Alumni Association and the University Athletic Association are teaming up to host the first “Rally in the Swamp,” a student pep rally to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to welcome students to campus and prepare them for the football team’s season opener against Idaho on Aug. 30.

Common Reading Book author to speak at convocation

Published: August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Will Allen, author of “The Good Food Revolution,” the 2014 Common Reading Program book, will speak at the New Student Convocation at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in the O’Connell Center.

UF staffers reach out to welcome students

Published: August 15 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida divisions of Business Affairs, Student Affairs and Human Resources are sponsoring the 14th annual Ask Me Campaign Aug. 19-26.

UF professor recognized for dedication to entrepreneurship

Published: August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida professor received a national Dedication to Entrepreneurship award this week.

UF student with stage 4 cancer graduates with 4.0 GPA

Published: August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- After 600 hours of chemotherapy, 63 nights in the hospital and five years in college, one determined student is graduating from the University of Florida.

UF to celebrate the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal

Published: August 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A special weekend of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal will be held at the University of Florida Aug. 15-17.

FEMA head returns home to speak at doctoral ceremony this week

Published: August 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- W. Craig Fugate is coming back to where his high-profile career began.

RTS to reduce service during summer break

Published: August 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Regional Transit System will have reduced bus service during the collegiate break between the summer and fall semesters, Aug. 9-17.

UF ranks No. 7 on Money magazine’s list of Best Colleges for Your Money

Published: July 29 2014

GAINESVILE, Fla. — Money magazine on Monday released its first-ever college rankings, and the University of Florida came in at No. 7 among public institutions — and No. 1 in Florida — on its list of Best Colleges for Your Money.

UF College of Medicine founding member dies

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. William F. Enneking, one of the founding leaders of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a renowned expert in the field of orthopedic medicine whose work led to a revolutionary treatment to save limbs during tumor surgery and redefined how physicians communicate about these tumors, passed away July 17. He was 88.

Pharmacologist named executive associate dean at UF's veterinary medical college

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college. Dean James W. Lloyd made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.

UF to celebrate the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will hold a special weekend of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal from Aug. 15 – 17. More than a dozen exhibits related to the planning, construction, development and impact of the canal will open during the centennial weekend. The exhibits will feature rare and unique materials from the collections of the George A. Smathers Libraries, including photographs, maps, government documents and original artifacts.

Friends old and new meet on Sesame Street in Gainesville

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special — so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies!

Florida Museum seeks community support for butterfly gardens at local schools

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many young children today are disconnected from the natural world, but a project to plant local butterfly gardens in area schools is closing the gap that exists between urban students and nature.

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line to play O’Connell Center

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Country singer Jason Aldean is coming to croon at the O’Connell Center. His Burn It Down Tour 2014 will stop at the University of Florida on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest Florida Georgia Line and featured artist Tyler Farr will also perform.

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