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University of Florida among those receiving $7 million to empower women farmers

Published: November 20 2014

The University of Florida is part of a consortium led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) that has been awarded $7 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase global food security and support effective rural development. The focus of the project is to empower women to increase agricultural productivity, thereby contributing to higher household incomes and improved nutrition.

UF Foundation launches ambitious plan to strengthen Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program

Published: November 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida Foundation has launched an initiative to raise $100 million for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program, which has given more than 3,200 Florida students from low-income families the chance to go to college.

What is the Institutional Repository at UF? New video answers that question in an entertaining way

Published: November 19 2014

Explaining what an institutional repository is and how it benefits faculty and students has long been a difficult task, not only at the University of Florida, but also at universities across the country.

University Galleries and the University of Florida International Center are pleased to present the award-winning work of students, faculty, staff and alumni from the International Center’s 11th Annual Global Culture Photography Competition in a new exhibition currently on display in Grinter Gallery.

Published: November 18 2014

University Galleries and the University of Florida International Center are pleased to present the award-winning work of students, faculty, staff and alumni from the International Center’s 11th Annual Global Culture Photography Competition in a new exhibition currently on display in Grinter Gallery.

LiveVibe TV season opener to provide inside look at video games

Published: November 18 2014

The fourth season of LiveVibe TV premieres 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 with an episode titled “Opening Minds: People Who Make Video Games” at the UF Digital Worlds Institute’s REVE (Research, Education and Visualization Environment) in Norman Gym.

White House official to speak on science, technology and innovation for national security

Published: November 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Patricia Falcone, associate director for national security and international affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will speak Monday at the University of Florida as part of the Weil Lecture Series hosted by UF’s College of Engineering.

The sound of Gators

Published: November 14 2014

Some of the University of Florida’s finest voices recently traveled to Buga, Colombia, to participate in Corpacoros’ International Choral Week 2014.

UF Symphony Orchestra Concert

Published: November 14 2014

The public is invited to enjoy a free special Thanksgiving concert conducted by Dr. Raymond Chobaz.

FedEx chief to speak at Reitz

Published: November 14 2014

Rob Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of FedEx, will speak at 6:15 p.m Nov. 17 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, Salon D.

Warrington College of Business Administration celebrates dedication of Heavener Hall

Published: November 14 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Heavener Hall, the Warrington College of Business Administration’s new home for undergraduate programs and activities, was officially dedicated during a ceremony Friday afternoon on the business campus.

UF to host a celebration of global education

Published: November 13 2014

International Education Week (IEW), an annual joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education runs from Nov. 17-21. The University of Florida will take an active part in this year’s event that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Remembering a leader

Published: November 13 2014

Timothy Nevin from the UF Center for African Studies will present: ‘Remembering President Tubman in 21st Century Liberia’

UF Alert test scheduled for Friday morning

Published: November 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will conduct a test of its UF Alert emergency notification system for the Gainesville campus from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Friday (the break between fourth and fifth class periods). This year's test message will be sent by UF Student Body President Cory Yeffet.

Training Gators to save each other

Published: November 12 2014

The knowledge and ability to perform CPR within a matter of minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest saves lives. So, GatorSavers & the UF Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) want to make sure that more Gators than ever are up to the task. They will host a StaffSaver event Friday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Graham Hall Recreation Center.

Renowned science communicator says, 'Let’s speak up!'

Published: November 6 2014

For scientists to better communicate with the public, they’ll have to use more than their brains. They’ll need their hearts, souls and voices as well, says Alison Van Eenennaam, who will present the fall 2014 York lecture.

Monsanto executive to speak about feeding a hungry (and growing) world

Published: November 6 2014

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley, Ph.D., will speak about agriculture and technology’s role in feeding a growing and hungry world population Friday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

Emory professor to speak on religious tolerance

Published: November 5 2014

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, associate professor in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University will speak at 120 Pugh Hall Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the UF Center for Global Islamic Studies.

UF Health Stroke Center named among the nation's best

Published: November 5 2014

The University of Florida Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center has earned national comprehensive stroke center certification from The Joint Commission. UF Health is the only stroke center with this designation in north Central Florida, one of only two in the state and 78 in the entire nation.

WWII expert to examine America's role

Published: November 5 2014

Best-selling author and journalist Lynne Olson will speak Thurs., Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Flint Hall Auditorium (Room 50) as this year’s Gary C. and Eleanor G. Simons Lecture in American History. The subject of the lecture is "Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Churchill and America's Fight Over World War II."

The stars are coming out

Published: November 4 2014

Visitors at the Florida Museum of Natural History will have an opportunity to observe the universe with astronomy experts during the eighth annual Starry Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 14.

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