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P.K. Yonge Performing Arts to present Broadway favorite ‘West Side Story’

Published: February 27 2015

Sharks and Jets are coming to Gainesville!

Sundance-winning film on the power of music

Published: February 5 2015

The University of Florida Health Shands Arts in Medicine program and the UF Center for the Arts in Medicine will hold a screening of the film “Alive Inside” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place.

Director of UF Performing Arts to retire after 15 years

Published: February 3 2015

Michael Blachly, director of University of Florida Performing Arts (UFPA), announced his retirement effective September 1, 2015.

Behind the scenes at UF's “Phantom of the Opera”

Published: January 30 2015

A look behind the curtain of UF Opera Theatre's sold-out production.

College of the Arts ‘elder statesman’ recognized as AUDELCO Torchbearer

Published: December 22 2014

Michael “Mikell” Pinkney, associate professor at the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance, is one of six people named a 2014 AUDELCO Torchbearer.

UF music professor inducted into Florida Bandmasters Association Roll of Distinction

Published: December 22 2014

The Florida Bandmasters Association has honored R. Gary Langford, professor of music emeritus at the University of Florida School of Music, by inducting him into its Roll of Distinction at a concert and ceremony held at Stetson University in Deland, FL. Langford becomes the 15th inductee and fourth Gator to receive this honor.

Book by UF faculty reveals human side of undocumented immigration issue

Published: October 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Philip Williams didn’t expect to find hope in Cobb County, Ga.

UF linguistics professor's new book defends value of a good schmooze

Published: April 5 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What's so bad about schmoozing?

Study uncovers facts about artists' modeling in revealing interviews

Published: September 17 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women who appear nude as artists' models are more concerned about losing their pose than removing their clothes, a new University of Florida study finds.

After mutual challenge, English professor and son each to publish a book

Published: May 6 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A couple of years ago, University of Florida English professor Sidney Homan was walking through Central Park with his son Danny, an aspiring novelist studying for his master’s degree in creative writing at Texas State University.

UF institute connects countries in global discussion of King’s legacy

Published: April 2 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the technology he lamented had overshadowed the human spirit was used to power four interactive global webcasts that transcend race, class, nation and religion.

Love still dominates pop song lyrics, but with raunchier language

Published: May 31 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Make love not war” may have been a popular slogan of the ’60s, but romance still figures prominently – and perhaps even more so – in today’s hit music, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researcher: 'Jaws' Unduly Scared Public With Shark Stereotypes

Published: June 8 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The slogan "Don't go in the water" from the movie "Jaws" should apply not to humans but rather to sharks that have been decimated since the thriller came out 30 years ago this month, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF professors: Hollywood changes roles of minorities, but not whites

Published: January 14 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Hollywood lens has shifted stereotypes of blacks from the shiftless or brutal characters of yesteryear to that of second-string players whose roles only boost those of whites in modern movies, a new book by University of Florida researchers finds.

Networked Production To Link Artists, Scientists In Performance

Published: November 8 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international music-and-dance performance set for next week will seek to draw together artists and engineers separated not only by thousands of miles but also by the traditional cultural divide between art and science.

UF Doctor's Book Provides Lessons On Dealing With Chronic Illness Through Art

Published: August 23 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—When she developed a rare bone marrow disease and was no longer able to cook family meals, clean the house or even work, “Brenda” had a difficult time coping with the disruption to her successful and well-ordered life.

UF Study Points To Garbage, Recycling Trucks As Source Of Litter

Published: February 23 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Residents in search of neighborhood litterbugs may need to look no further than the garbage and recycling trucks that pick up their garbage — as well as their own sloppy handling of household waste, according to a University of Florida study.

Communication Scientist, Engineer Craft Voice Diagnosis Tool

Published: November 6 1998

GAINESVILLE — It’s a kind of CAT scan for professional singers’ voices.

American Movie Makers Still Afraid Of Slavery, Says UF Researcher

Published: July 2 1997

GAINESVILLE —Modern American movies need to feature more accurate portrayals of slavery so the country can deal with the past and move on, says a University of Florida researcher studying images of slavery in film.

UF Marketing Professor Predicts Summer Movie Hits And Misses

Published: April 30 1997

GAINESVILLE — Dinosaurs will devour the box office again this summer as the “Jurassic Park” sequel “The Lost World” outperforms all other releases, a University of Florida professor predicts in a new study.

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