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UF Nepalese students organize fundraising effort for quake victims

Published: May 21 2015

The University of Florida Nepalese Student Association is coordinating a fundraising drive to help victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

From Liverpool to Lake Wobegon, the UFPA 2015-2016 season offers a world of variety.

Published: May 19 2015

The University of Florida Performing Arts will feature 41 events from July through April. Michael Blachly, UFPA director, announced the events for the 2015-2016 season, which has something for just about everybody's taste.

Sing, dance, set and spike. Introducing “Volleygirls.”

Published: May 18 2015

Students at the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance will have the unique opportunity this summer to work on “Volleygirls,” a new musical currently in development by a team of award-winning artists and producers, including UF School of Theatre + Dance alumnus and two-time Tony Award-winning producer John Arthur Pinckard.

UFPD advises “Click It or Ticket” this Memorial Day weekend

Published: May 18 2015

There’s no denying that safety belts live up to their name. They save lives. Most of the individuals who die on Florida’s roadways are not buckled up. With Memorial Day and summer quickly approaching, law enforcement agencies across Florida, including the University of Florida Police Department, will be cracking down on unbuckled drivers and passengers.

A weeklong beetle reunion on campus!

Published: May 14 2015

Plus spider, insect and arthropod get-togethers. It’s all a part of UF Bug Week, May 18-23.

Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and current associate chair for research, has been named chair of the University of Florida department of computer and information science and engineering. College of Engineering announces new computer science chair

Published: May 13 2015

Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and current associate chair for research, has been named chair of the University of Florida department of computer and information science and engineering. The appointment is effective immediately.

UF professor tapped to lead ASB

Published: May 11 2015

Chris J. Hass, an associate professor in the department of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida’s College of Health & Human Performance, has been elected president of the American Society of Biomechanics, or ASB.

Innovative program provides entrepreneurial guidance for disabled veterans

Published: May 8 2015

Disabled U.S. veterans will again descend on the University of Florida’s campus for the second annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Program beginning Saturday.

UF listed among top five public universities with best graduation rates

Published: May 8 2015

The University of Florida is among the top five public universities with the best graduation rates, according to numbers posted Wednesday.

UF claims first place in three categories at research symposium

Published: May 6 2015

Thirteen University of Florida graduate students put their research up against that of some of the best and brightest of their peers from across the state of in the second annual Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium, held at the University of Central Florida on April 24. Four of UF’s 13 entrants brought home top awards – three firsts and one second – in recognition of the high-level research done every day across the Gator Nation.

Pimiento and Gilmore take home 2015 student research awards

Published: May 5 2015

The Florida Museum of Natural History recently announced the winners of two prestigious awards: the 2015 Austin Award for Graduate Student Excellence in Natural Science Research and the 2015 Bullen Award for Student Excellence in Florida/Circum-Caribbean Anthropology Research.

UF among nation’s leaders in licensing, patents and startups

Published: May 4 2015

Breaking into the top ten in three categories in the survey, UF ranked sixth for startups launched, eighth for US patents issued, and seventh for licenses and options completed with companies commercializing researchers’ discoveries.

5 questions with a ‘Star Wars’ scholar

Published: May 4 2015

Andrew Gordon, a retired University of Florida English professor, was one of the first film scholars to regard the original “Star Wars” trilogy as worthy of academic study. For Star Wars Day (May the Fourth…get it?), he reflects on the perils of prequels, meeting George Lucas and his hopes for the franchise’s new installment.

A weeklong music event with a distinctly Brazilian accent

Published: April 30 2015

The University of Florida School of Music, in collaboration with Broward College, will present the 2015 Brazilian Music Institute, or BMI, from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. BMI brings together outstanding artists for a weeklong event designed to extend the experience and expand the possibilities of learning and performing Brazilian music.

Statement and letter regarding the incident in Panama City Beach: Updated

Published: April 30 2015

Letter from President Fuchs and official statement about the Zeta Beta Tau incident

UF commencements to be held in stadium for first time since the '70s

Published: April 29 2015

For the first time in more than 40 years, students and their families will gather this week in the University of Florida football stadium to celebrate the successful completion of their studies.

We have your numbers

Published: April 29 2015

When was the last time you had your blood pressure, glucose or BMI checked? Do you know how they compare to the recommended guidelines?

How a second Holocaust was prevented

Published: April 29 2015

Ralph Lowenstein, dean emeritus of the College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, will speak at 5:30 p.m. on May 12 in the Judaica Suite, on the second floor of Smathers Library East.

A Day in the Life: Katelynd Todd

Published: April 28 2015

Race through a day of helping school kids and homeless families — plus a quick stop to collect an award — with UF junior Katelynd Todd.

The University of Florida today announced the appointment of Laura Ann Rosenbury as dean of the Levin College of Law. The appointment becomes effective July 1. UF names Levin College of Law dean

Published: April 27 2015

The University of Florida today announced the appointment of Laura Ann Rosenbury as dean of the Levin College of Law. The appointment becomes effective July 1.

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