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flannery Meet the new chief

Published: Jul 22nd, 2014

Finance Professor Mark Flannery has been named chief economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. LEARN MORE

journcamp Aspiring journalists learn newest skills for media jobs

Published: Jul 15th, 2014

Aspiring journalists from high schools around the world came to the University of Florida this summer for a week-long immersion in the information industries. WATCH THE VIDEO, READ THE STORY.

Gatorade inventor Robert Cade named to Inventors Hall of Fame

Published: Jul 10th, 2014

The late Robert Cade, the UF professor who invented Gatorade, has been named to the inaugural class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. READ THE STORY.

pianist image Pianists come to UF to learn from the best

Published: Jun 26th, 2014

Pianists from around the world participate in an annual festival at the College of the Arts. WATCH THE VIDEO.  

Brazil Engineering image UF strengthens ties between Brazil, Florida

Published: Jun 23rd, 2014

As Brazil hosts the World Cup, Florida and its flagship university maintain long established and strong ties to South America’s largest country.

RC_20140528_UF_ER_Music_0007 Could music be medicine for emergency room patients?

Published: Jun 18th, 2014

Musicians are playing for patients in UF Health Shands Hospital emergency rooms to see if it has an impact on them and those who are helping them. WATCH THE VIDEO.

warrington_disabled_vets UF helps disabled veterans to become entrepreneurs

Published: May 23rd, 2014

A program at the Warrington College of Business Administration is helping disabled veterans to become entrepreneurs. WATCH THE VIDEO.

bugweek All you wanted to know about bugs and more

Published: May 19th, 2014

Learn more about all the bugs you love and ones you hate during Bugweek@UF.

UF student mentors elementary student. Mentoring program makes big impact

Published: May 13th, 2014

Alachua County elementary pupils benefit from mentoring program with UF students. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Leonid Moroz Genome Sequencing Sea lab floats hope for drug discoveries

Published: Apr 28th, 2014

Until now, no one has done genome-scale sequencing aboard a ship at sea in real time. WATCH THE VIDEO.

From Croatia to UF, graduate finds her path

Published: Apr 28th, 2014

Graduate Marija Magoc’s passion for construction management began when she saw her native country of Croatia start to rebuild after a civil war. WATCH THE VIDEO.

sixtineslider Graduates ready to build history of UF

Published: Apr 25th, 2014

Five graduates tell us how UF changed their lives. WATCH THE VIDEO.

homepage_spotlight_template-gym Congratulations! Gymnastics team wins another NCAA title

Published: Apr 21st, 2014

UF ties with Oklahoma to win NCAA Championship trophy. READ STORY, WATCH THE VIDEO.

Students working on biomedical engineering projects. First biomedical engineering students completing degrees

Published: Apr 21st, 2014

This first class of undergraduate biomedical engineering students will earn their degrees this spring. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Opera titled, "The Red Silk Thread: An Epic Tale of Marco Polo". Students, faculty premiere opera written by alumna

Published: Apr 16th, 2014

An alumna returns to UF to premiere an opera she wrote about Marco Polo. READ STORY. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Faculty Service Awards ceremony UF/IFAS Extension marks century of service to Florida

Published: Apr 15th, 2014

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is celebrating 100 years of Extension service. READ THE STORY. WATCH THE VIDEO.

English professor Sidney Homan teaching an acting class. Sid Homan marks 42 years as teacher, scholar, father figure

Published: Apr 9th, 2014

After 42 years at the University of Florida, English professor Sid Homan has no plans to retire. READ THE STORY

Graduate students compete at "Three-Minute Thesis". You have 180 seconds – explain your thesis!

Published: Apr 9th, 2014

Eleven UF graduate students competed to describe their theses in less than 3 minutes. READ THE STORY. WATCH THE VIDEO.

marathonslider Dance Marathon marks 20 years of helping children

Published: Apr 7th, 2014

In 1995, 118 students started a philanthropic tradition that has grown to more than 800 participants in this weekend’s Dance Marathon. WATCH THE VIDEO.

pip Finding favorite flavors for the food you buy

Published: Mar 24th, 2014

Researchers are trying to make your foods taste better through the Plant Innovation Program. WATCH THE VIDEO.

al-warrington Warringtons think big with $75 million gift

Published: Feb 24th, 2014

Alumnus Al Warrington and his wife, Judy, are helping UF to think big with a $75 million gift, making them UF’s first $100 million donors. WATCH THE VIDEO, READ THE STORY.

Spotlight of George Burgess for Shark week story Don’t blame the shark

Published: Feb 17th, 2014

Latest shark attack report shows slight increase in fatalities, but expert George Burgess says you need to look at that in context. WATCH THE VIDEO

decision_day_spotlight3-2 Welcome Class of 2018!

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

Thousands of new Gators are learning about a new place they will call home for the next four years. WATCH THE VIDEO.

disabilities-contribute-to-diversity Students with disabilities contribute to UF’s diversity

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

UF provides a wealth of resources to students with disabilities to include a new residence hall now being built. WATCH THE VIDEO.

perlman College students do appreciate classical music, violinist says

Published: Feb 4th, 2014

While performing at UF in January, violinist Itzhak Perlman gave advice to college students on how to listen and appreciate classical music. WATCH THE VIDEO.

cranes Art sparks creative aspects for engineering students

Published: Jan 6th, 2014

Engineering professor Elif Akcali says her students can improve problem-solving skills by learning how to express creativity through art. WATCH THE VIDEO, READ THE STORY.

digitalcivics Online civics course requires more than simple assignments

Published: Dec 23rd, 2013

A new, interactive digital course in civic engagement requires students to move beyond their comfort zones. WATCH THE VIDEO.

fallcommencespot Mortarboards will fly this weekend in O’Connell

Published: Dec 13th, 2013

More than 2,000 students are expected to receive their diplomas in commencement ceremonies this weekend. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Preston_Haskell Students learning firsthand how to become leaders

Published: Dec 13th, 2013

Leading professionals such as Preston Haskell are spending a month on campus sharing their insights with students. READ THE STORY.

Horticulture Club poinsettia sale December, 5th and 6th 2013 Expert debunks myths of poisonous holiday plants

Published: Dec 12th, 2013

A UF/IFAS expert says we shouldn’t worry much about the toxicity of poinsettias but don’t eat the mistletoe. WATCH THE VIDEO.

WendyWilburTrees Picking the right tree and keeping it green

Published: Dec 10th, 2013

A University of Florida/IFAS expert shows you how to pick the best Christmas tree and enjoy it through the holidays. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Astronaut alumnus reflects on impact of his UF education

Published: Dec 6th, 2013

Alumnus and NASA astronaut Kevin Ford returned to UF to talk about how his master’s degree in aerospace engineering helped him in space. WATCH THE VIDEO.

music Course helps freshmen ponder life’s big questions

Published: Nov 26th, 2013

Freshmen students from all majors come together to learn “What is the Good Life?” READ THE STORY, WATCH THE VIDEO.

State approves UF plan for preeminence

Published: Nov 21st, 2013

The Florida Board of Governors approves UF’s plan for preeminence. READ THE STORY.

MauryGoldstein 102-year-old law graduate recalls time at UF fondly

Published: Nov 14th, 2013

Maury Goldstein, 102, recalls going to UF Law in the 1930s. READ THE STORY, VIEW THE SLIDESHOW

Kate Ratliff for spotlight feature requested by Ron Wayne Psychology professor’s work breaks new ground for UF

Published: Nov 12th, 2013

Kate Ratliff’s research into “automatic attitudes” revealed surprises in how men really feel about their spouses’ success. READ THE STORY.

homepage_spotlight_homecoming Gallop, parade, Growl celebrate Homecoming

Published: Nov 4th, 2013

Homecoming traditions return to the University of Florida this week. READ THE STORY.

government-house Museum exhibit tells story of Florida’s ‘First Colony’

Published: Nov 3rd, 2013

St. Augustine visitors may now witness the rise of the nation’s first permanent European colony in a new exhibit created by the Florida Museum of Natural History. READ THE STORY.

Luesch Finding new cures from under the sea

Published: Oct 30th, 2013

Researcher Hendrik Luesch says marine organisms offer huge potential for drug therapies and disease prevention. WATCH THE VIDEO

Halloween and trick or treating Excesses of Halloween candy can be avoided, expert says

Published: Oct 17th, 2013

There are no tricks to getting your children to eat their Halloween treats sensibly, a UF nutrition expert says. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Butterfly Rainforest World of butterflies opens to Web

Published: Oct 16th, 2013

Butterfly fans from everywhere can now check out the Butterfly Rainforest via three webcams, while those visiting Gainesville this weekend can celebrate the collection with a festival. READ THE STORY.

Jennifer Stamps Peanut butter test can confirm Alzheimer’s

Published: Oct 8th, 2013

UF researchers have discovered a simple way to confirm the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease using peanut butter and a ruler. WATCH THE VIDEO AND READ THE STORY.

Professionals, students learn side by side in this newsroom

Published: Sep 20th, 2013

Technology moves fast, but news moves even faster at the Innovation News Center in the College of Journalism and Communications. WATCH THE VIDEO.

New Reitz Union Rendering Making it Reitz

Published: Sep 20th, 2013

The Reitz Student Union is embarking on a major transformation to better meet the needs of UF’s students. WATCH THE VIDEO.

usnews UF climbs in national rankings

Published: Sep 10th, 2013

The University of Florida has surged to No. 14 among the nation’s best public universities as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, a leap forward of three spots from last year’s standing. READ THE STORY.

ecampus There’s no place like home to get a bachelor’s from UF

Published: Sep 3rd, 2013

The size of the University of Florida’s freshman class has always been limited – until now. WATCH THE VIDEO.

screen-grab-UFMoveIn Making room for new Gators

Published: Aug 19th, 2013

Thousands of Gators are moving into residence halls before classes start Wednesday. WATCH THE VIDEO.

commencesummer New Gators ready to graduate

Published: Aug 2nd, 2013

Commencement ceremonies will be held Aug. 9-10 for more than 2,000 graduates. For details, click here.

Susan Spencer-Wendel Written on iPhone, best-selling book chronicles alumna’s ALS challenge

Published: Jul 12th, 2013

Alumna Susan Spencer-Wendel covered the murderous grit and grime of Palm Beach County’s criminal courts for more than a decade, but her spirited account of her own face-off with death is what’s now making her known around the world. WATCH THE VIDEO.

preview-welcome Preview welcomes new students

Published: Jun 18th, 2013

Hundreds of new Gators are visiting campus this summer as part of the student orientation program Preview. Go here for more information.

EZ_20130530_UF_Flying_Drone_0214 Riders on the storm

Published: Jun 13th, 2013

UF engineers are developing tiny autonomous drones and submarines that help predict the path of hurricanes. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Florida Panther_JSJ_IMG_6917 A big cat gets a leg up

Published: Jun 11th, 2013

A 9-month-old female Florida panther, an endangered subspecies, is recuperating from successful surgery at UF’s Small Animal Hospital to repair a fractured right femur. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Bug Week at UF May 20-24

Published: May 17th, 2013

Celebrate bugs and get helpful tips and advice from UF experts on how to enjoy a safe, fun summer.

HiPer-Gator-slider-3 HiPerGator Open for Business

Published: May 8th, 2013

UF administrators, Dell computer executives, community leaders, and researchers gathered at East Campus on Tuesday, May 7, to celebrate the unveiling of one of the most powerful university supercomputers in the nation. WATCH THE VIDEO

EZ_20130503_UF_Spotlight_HiPerGator_0021 Chomping data at trillions of “bites” per second

Published: May 7th, 2013

HiPerGator’s computing power will help find life-saving drugs, forecast the weather in 2050 and improve troops’ armor.

Fatmata Barrie_Spotlight-50 Bamboo idea could help developing countries

Published: May 7th, 2013

Fatmata Barrie, a graduate student in materials science and engineering, will use a Fulbright grant to see how bamboo might strengthen concrete structures against earthquakes. WATCH THE VIDEO.

To_Being_A_Gator_Spotlight To the Class of 2013

Published: Apr 26th, 2013

The University of Florida congratulates the thousands of students graduating this semester. WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF_Spring_2012_Commencement Carrying on traditions for decades of graduates

Published: Apr 26th, 2013

As a marshal for academic ceremonies since 1988 and chief marshal since 2006, Ronald Spitznagel may have seen more Gators receive their diplomas than anyone. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Hall of Fame recipients leave big mark at UF

Published: Apr 26th, 2013

Gators chosen for the Hall of Fame leave a legacy of service, friendship and commitment. WATCH THE VIDEO.

felix_slider1 From Cuba to The Gator Nation

Published: Apr 26th, 2013

Felix Lorenzo came to Florida with his family through the Cuba Lottery program when he was 8. Now graduating with a master’s degree in public health, he hopes to reduce health disparities for the growing numbers of Spanish-speaking people in the U.S. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Fall 2011 University of Florida graduation ceremony. Thousands of Gators ready to graduate

Published: Apr 26th, 2013

For more commencement program information, go to http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/schedulespr.html

slider2 Biotechnology incubator named world’s best

Published: Apr 17th, 2013

The University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator has won worldwide recognition after being named the 2013 Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association. WATCH THE VIDEO.

wendell_porter Classes for masses: Free courses draw stadium-sized enrollments

Published: Mar 22nd, 2013

More than 45,000 students enrolled in the University of Florida’s fundamentals of human nutrition with Kristina von Castel-Roberts this semester. No, she doesn’t deliver lectures in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. WATCH THE VIDEO

Natalia Tamayo for IA promo. When innovation itself is the innovation

Published: Feb 21st, 2013

The message was clear to Natalia Tamayo, even through the blur of her tears. It was after midnight last February, the end of a long work shift at a bookstore. […]

uf_rick_scott UF launches quest for top 10 status

Published: Feb 15th, 2013

Gov. Scott recently visited UF to state his support for our goal to become a top 10 university in the country. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Spotlight of George Burgess for the release of the shark attack data. UF keeps tabs on shark attacks throughout world

Published: Feb 15th, 2013

Tracking shark attacks around the globe is a year-to-year job for George Burgess, director of the International Shark File at UF. WATCH THE VIDEO.

careershowcase University of Florida helps students get jobs

Published: Feb 13th, 2013

Many may be surprised to find out that the largest career fair in the Southeast is held on the University of Florida’s campus. WATCH THE VIDEO.

sealevel UF readies Floridians for rising sea levels

Published: Jan 17th, 2013

Urban and regional planning professor Kathryn Frank hopes to develop a model for how owners of property along Florida’s coasts can anticipate and prepare for rising sea levels.

EWits Program boosts women’s leadership roles in startups

Published: Dec 19th, 2012

More women are expected to head technology startup companies because of a new program called Empowering Women in Technology Startups, or eWiTS. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Bird Buggy Student creates buggy for his parrot to drive

Published: Dec 17th, 2012

UF electrical and computer engineering master’s student Andrew Gray and his pet parrot, Pepper, have been getting plenty of attention worldwide with their beak-driven “Bird Buggy.” WATCH THE VIDEO.

Spotlight on the Gators Global Educators. Gator graduate takes global education into local schools

Published: Dec 10th, 2012

During her time as an undergraduate, Krista Schumacher has raised international awareness among local middle school students. WATCH THE VIDEO.

homepage_spotlight_gutter Expert advises best ways to shop for holiday gifts

Published: Dec 9th, 2012

Personal finance expert Michael Gutter offers tips so consumers won’t end up with a “holiday shopping hangover” in January. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Lake Nona College of Pharmacy UF serving Orlando with Lake Nona facility

Published: Dec 7th, 2012

A new University of Florida research and education center brings to the Orlando area vital research on new therapies and cures, and much more. WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF ranking for research spending jumps

Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

A new report from the National Science Foundation shows the University of Florida jumped from 14th to 12th in a national ranking of research and development spending at the top 30 public universities in 2011. READ THE STORY.

pine-tree-research Trees grow throughout Southeast with help of UF

Published: Nov 21st, 2012

For almost 60 years, the University of Florida has helped state agencies and the forestry industry to manage resources and develop better varieties of trees. WATCH THE VIDEO.

hyperbaric-dog Snake-bitten dog saved by new hyperbaric chamber

Published: Nov 19th, 2012

A dog bitten by a rattlesnake is saved by a new hyperbaric chamber at UF’s Small Animal Hospital. WATCH THE VIDEO.

austin-dystonia Brain pacemaker gives relief from dystonia

Published: Nov 16th, 2012

Thanks to the UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration, Austin Streitmatter is living a more normal life. WATCH THE VIDEO.

RC_20121106_UF_Spotlight_Wedding_0081 Gators to celebrate wedding with tailgater, football game

Published: Nov 8th, 2012

UF graduates Dena Baker and Andy Taylor will marry Saturday, have a tailgate reception on campus and go to the Homecoming game. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Spotlight for Homecoming. Veterans theme. Subject's name is AJ Mobley. Student veteran catches Gator spirit

Published: Nov 7th, 2012

Gator Growl 2012 will honor veterans like A.J. Mobley, a UF student who served as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan.
WATCH THE VIDEO.

Gator graduates help Teach For America

Published: Nov 1st, 2012

The University of Florida ranks second in the nation in providing
graduates for the Teach For America program.
WATCH THE VIDEO.

spotlight-20121025 Gators honor veterans for 2012 Homecoming

Published: Oct 25th, 2012

This year’s Homecoming parade and Gator Growl are Nov. 9. READ MORE ABOUT IT.

Blue Campus Trees Gators can’t help but see these campus trees

Published: Oct 19th, 2012

An Australian artist is helping the UF community appreciate the importance of trees by painting them blue. WATCH THE VIDEO.

homepage_spotlight_template The Gator Nation Celebrates

Published: Oct 5th, 2012

Florida Tomorrow campaign concludes with $1.7 billion total. WATCH THE VIDEO. READ THE STORY.

Andre Frattino The unknown inspires graduate student’s work

Published: Sep 27th, 2012

Family trips to St. Augustine every summer while growing up and living in Savannah during his undergraduate years exposed Andre Frattino to the mysterious world of paranormal activity. READ THE STORY.

archives-preserve-drawings Archives preserve drawings of UF’s architectural splendor

Published: Aug 29th, 2012

Architects and contractors maintain and preserve the look of the University of Florida’s architectural styles with the help of more 60,000 drawings for hundreds of buildings, including some of the campus’s first buildings. WATCH THE VIDEO.

weather Storm Watch

Published: Aug 22nd, 2012

UF officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac.
Click here for updates.

Seeing Berlin through lens before and after wall fell

Published: Aug 22nd, 2012

Growing up in Berlin during the Cold War, professor John Freeman never thought the wall would fall. Now he runs an annual study-abroad trip to the once-divided city. WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF helps to preserve Nantucket for 40 years

Published: Aug 21st, 2012

For 40 years, the Preservation Institute: Nantucket has expanded the horizons of nearly 600 students studying historic preservation. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Welcome new and returning Gators to a new school year!

Published: Aug 20th, 2012

Thousands of students have arrived on campus and in Gainesville for the fall semester at the University of Florida. Classes begin Wednesday.

UF program helps youth give back to community

Published: Aug 16th, 2012

The UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability: Gainesville Summer Service Project, also known as YELS: GSSP, is a five-week program that gives local high school students the opportunity to get involved in the Gainesville community. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Jarod_Sweat_0021 Cancer doesn’t stop student from graduating

Published: Aug 9th, 2012

Jared Sweat will receive his master’s degree in soil and water science during commencement this weekend, but his path to the degree was interrupted by a bout with stage IV Hodgkin’s lymphoma. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Shands Robot Robots invade hospital but just for one fun day

Published: Aug 7th, 2012

Every day, Gators roam the halls of UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, in the form of fans, students, faculty and even mascot Albert the Alligator. But never had an alligator crawled through the doors at Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida until Friday, when pediatric patients stepped outside their hospital rooms to become judges for the first-ever Robot Day competition. WATCH THE VIDEO.

gator-band-20120801 Band brings goodwill to Olympic celebration

Published: Aug 2nd, 2012

The University of Florida Gator Marching Band had already made history during its rehearsal in front of Buckingham Palace on The Mall before its big debut during the women’s cycling event Sunday. But the Pride of the Sunshine did more than just perform. By combining Beatles music with an American-style, marching band sound, the Gators bridged cultural aspects of two countries. WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF Marching Band turns heads in London

Published: Jul 27th, 2012

The University of Florida Gator Marching Band made history in one of London’s most iconic locations on Wednesday. Rehearsing for their performance for the Women’s Cycling competition, the UF Gator Band was the first non-British marching band to perform on The Mall – just outside of Buckingham Palace. WATCH THE VIDEO.

cali_photo Snake-bitten dog goes home after intensive treatment at UF

Published: Jul 26th, 2012

Two dozen vials of antivenin – 12 times the normal dose – were needed, but in the end the life of a 3-year-old snake-bitten chocolate Labrador retriever mix was saved at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital. After a harrowing 14 days in the intensive care unit, the gentle brown dog, named Cali, is recuperating at home in Tavares, Fla. WATCH THE VIDEO.

band-olympics Going for the gold: Band off to London for Olympics

Published: Jul 25th, 2012

The University of Florida Gator Band made its final arrangements on Sunday before taking off for London to perform at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Welcome to the SEC President Machen welcomes newest members of SEC

Published: Jul 2nd, 2012

WATCH THE VIDEO.

Spotlight. Cicerones. Cicerones welcome future Gators to UF

Published: Jun 27th, 2012

Established in 1968, the Florida Cicerones are the official student ambassadors for the University of Florida. For most students visiting UF, Florida Cicerones are the first faces that they see. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Betty Jones UF’s longest-serving staffer marks 60 years of service

Published: Jun 12th, 2012

When Elizabeth Jones started to work at the University of Florida, gasoline was 25 cents a gallon, Harry S. Truman was in the White House and one of the most popular shows on TV was “I Love Lucy.” WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF College of Journalism and Communications With hurricane season here, UF will keep you in the know

Published: Jun 1st, 2012

Hurricane season officially begins today, June 1, and the UF College of Journalism and Communications is ready to keep North Central Florida in the know through a variety of media platforms. WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF Harry Klee Tomato UF uses taste tests, research to create sweeter tomatoes

Published: May 30th, 2012

Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Freeway Dog ‘Freeway’ recovers with help of UF veterinarians

Published: May 23rd, 2012

A greyhound that was lost and then hit on Interstate 75 near Wildwood, Fla., has been recovering with the help of veterinarians at the University of Florida and a group called Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Nancy Denslow Professor’s research finds answers to practical problems

Published: May 17th, 2012

As the child of a U.S. diplomat, College of Veterinary Medicine professor Nancy Denslow spent her early years jumping from school to school — from Mexico City, where she was born, to Quito, Ecuador, and Istanbul, Turkey, before returning to the states with her family and spending her last two years of high school in Virginia. There, she discovered chemistry and what would become a lifelong love of science and research.

UF Chemistry Demo Three decades of UF science event inspire creativity for young chemists, teachers

Published: May 15th, 2012

Derek Cohen and Rob Freedy gripped the plastic handles of their respective “grippers,” fiercely starring each other down. They would pull and pull until they couldn't. It was a tug of war neither would win. “What’s the matter?” said retired University of Florida chemistry professor Martin Vala. “I thought you were big, strong guys and could do it.”

Fall 2011 University of Florida graduation ceremony. Before you go

Published: May 2nd, 2012

As you head into the world, we're proud of who you've become at the University of Florida. Whether your journey sends you across town or around the globe, we're glad to be a part of your foundation. Congratulations. WATCH THE VIDEO.

EZ_20120423_UF_Spotlight_0074 Business graduate’s work benefits startup companies

Published: May 1st, 2012

After working in Tampa for an investment banking firm, Valerie Sheehan decided to get her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Florida. On her way to graduation this weekend, she beat some personal challenges and made a big impact on UF and the greater Gainesville area. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Jacob Henson 2 College of Pharmacy teaches Gators near and far

Published: May 1st, 2012

Jacob Henson, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, will receive his pharmacy degree on May 7 after completing coursework using distance learning technology from the UF College of Pharmacy's campus in St. Petersburg, Fla. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Jordan-Weinstien-2 From Gator Nation to Africa, she’s ready to help the world

Published: May 1st, 2012

Jordan Weinstein, who will receive a bachelor's degree in environmental science on Sunday, discovered her interest in sustainability through working with the Office of Sustainability's GameDay program. WATCH THE VIDEO.

chet_udell Despite challenges, adversity, doctoral graduate thrives at UF

Published: Apr 25th, 2012

Chet Udell, who will receive his doctorate in music composition with a focus in electrical engineering, has overcome many challenges on his path to graduation on Friday. WATCH THE VIDEO.

templegrandin Temple Grandin shares insights into cattle, animal behavior

Published: Apr 24th, 2012

Noted animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, subject of the Emmy-winning HBO movie that bears her name, recently visited the University of Florida's Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, helping ranchers better understand the livestock they work with every day. WATCH THE VIDEO.

crc spotlight CRC, Target bring alumni to share leadership lessons

Published: Apr 24th, 2012

Heather White, director of the UF Career Resource Center, says a recent series of workshops co-hosted by Target helps the CRC to meet one of its goals: to develop well-rounded candidates for the work force. WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF's Small Satellite Design and Development Lab in the College of Engineering UF reaches into space with design of tiny satellite

Published: Apr 9th, 2012

Introducing SwampSat, the first small satellite designed and built by UF's Small Satellite Design and Development Lab in the College of Engineering.WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF Solar Panels Beta Theta Pi goes green with use of solar panels

Published: Apr 4th, 2012

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity recently became only the second fraternity in the country and the first at UF to install solar panels on the roof of its house. WATCH THE VIDEO.

MindTree selects Innovation Square for major expansion in US

Published: Mar 28th, 2012

MindTree, a global IT and product engineering company, will bring 400 new jobs to Gainesville over the next five years. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Asian Wing Construction and preparation for opening Harn’s new wing includes art spanning thousands of years

Published: Mar 26th, 2012

The Harn Museum of Art opens the 26,000-square-foot Cofrin Asian art wing to the public on March 31, 2012. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Century Tower Bells UF keeps time with help of Century Tower’s bells

Published: Mar 14th, 2012

Twice a day, the campus of the University of Florida is filled with a concert of 61 bells being played from what is arguably the most recognizable landmark of the university. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Mariah's Boon Breyer horse model and UF large animal vet patient UF vets save horse’s life, now set to become model

Published: Mar 5th, 2012

When a basketball-sized abscess was found inside Laura Moon’s horse, she relied on UF’s Large Animal Hospital. WATCH THE VIDEO.

UF students decorate elementary school classroom Elementary school gets face lift, thanks to UF students’ work

Published: Mar 1st, 2012

Project Makeover’s goal: change the lives of young minds through more dynamic learning environments.

University of Florida Zoological Medicine staff Gators care for tigers at UF Small Animal Hospital

Published: Feb 16th, 2012

University of Florida veterinarians treat a variety of species, including endangered and exotic animals.

Michaelson ‘Lost boy’ finds UF and way to help his homeland

Published: Feb 13th, 2012

Since losing his parents at age 6 when Northern Sudanese Arabs militias waged war on Southern Sudan, Jacob Atem has had a perilous yet rewarding journey to the University of Florida.

UF's Running Medicine Clinic Run for your life and never stop with help of UF clinic

Published: Feb 9th, 2012

The Running Medicine Clinic assists patients through a variety of specialized equipment to identify correct running form, prepare for an upcoming race or even rehabilitate injured patients back to their previous capabilities.

UF's Bat House and Bat Barn near dusk There’s no place like UF for bats to roost

Published: Feb 9th, 2012

Housing an estimated population of 300,000 bats, the UF Bat House and Bat Barn are essential to the Gainesville ecosystem.

ProgrammingTeam Student programmers receive international recognition, world-class internships

Published: Jan 31st, 2012

UF team ranks first in North America and 13th globally out of nearly 1,000 teams during the IEEEXtreme 5.0 24-Hour Programming Competition.

Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (CASE). Event highlights students’ work in art and sciences

Published: Jan 24th, 2012

The HHMI-UF Science For Life Program and the College of Fine Arts presented the Creativity in the Arts and Science Event, featuring science posters and art exhibits.

debate-wall Civil Debate Wall creates new kind of public forum

Published: Jan 19th, 2012

Digital tool gives everyone a chance to speak their minds and listen, too

UF_Innvoation_Hub_Opening-930x325 A new chapter for innovation

Published: Jan 12th, 2012

The Florida Innovation Hub at UF is officially open for business. Local, state and federal dignitaries were on hand for a dedication ceremony on Jan. 11.

Rebecca Nagy Director sees Harn Museum as resource for everyone

Published: Jan 6th, 2012

Rebecca Nagy — Philosophy helps her guide art museum through a decade of growth with newest expansion opening in March.

D-2592. Spotlight photograph of Charlie Mitchell. Professor uses theater skills to improve veterans’ lives

Published: Jan 6th, 2012

Charlie Mitchell — Improvisation, role playing build vets’ confidence and communication skills.

EZ_20111216_UF_Steve_Miller_0068 A career dedicated to finding greener plastic

Published: Jan 6th, 2012

Stephen Miller — Chemistry professor wanted to make stuff, and so began a lifelong interest researching polymers.

uf_commencement_20111217 Gators mark milestone with fall graduation

Published: Dec 20th, 2011

More than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students receive degrees.

volker-mai World-class athlete finds success in lab, too

Published: Oct 31st, 2011

Volker Mai – From international track star to assistant professor of microbiology, cell science at UF.

mildred-maldonado-molina High school assignment begins path to pioneering research

Published: Oct 31st, 2011

Mildred Maldonado-Molina – Employing innovative statistical methods helps associate professor find ways to improve the lives of adolescents.

steve-kirn Retail expert focuses on people throughout varied career

Published: Oct 31st, 2011

Steven Kirn – Executive director of the David F. Miller Retailing Education and Research Center shares what he has learned with students.

Betty Dunckel Fostering a love for science education

Published: Aug 15th, 2011

From developing programming for preschoolers to transforming mobile devices into learning tools, Betty Dunckel has come a long way…

Eric Ford Youthful fascination leads to early career success

Published: Aug 15th, 2011

As a school kid Eric Ford wrote letters to professors asking questions about their research and permission to use government supercomputers…

Michael Seigel From prosecutor to professor, finding a better balance

Published: Aug 15th, 2011

It wasn’t the vague threat of being murdered by the Mafia or the FBI security measures surrounding him that led Michael Seigel to retire…

header_burgess When the shark bites …

Published: Apr 25th, 2011

George Burgess Director Florida Program for Shark Research, Florida Museum of Natural History When you walk into George Burgess’ office, his interests are obvious. In one corner, there is a […]

Sky Georges Scholarship opens world, creates leader

Published: Apr 25th, 2011

Sky Georges Graduating senior, criminology major College of Liberal Arts and Sciences When Sky Georges walks across the stage at the O’Connell Center April 30, he’ll be closing a chapter […]

Thomasenia Adams It all adds up for math professor

Published: Apr 25th, 2011

Thomasenia Adams Professor of Mathematics Education College of Education, School of Teaching and Learning The time had come to make a choice. Thomasenia Lott Adams – then an 18 year […]

Jordan Fenton Cultural initiation adds to Harn exhibit

Published: Jan 26th, 2011

Jordan Fenton Doctoral Candidate in Art History College of Fine Arts, School of Art and Art History Most students only read about other cultures, but Jordan Fenton took his research […]

Pamela Soltis Unlocking the mysteries of plant evolution

Published: Jan 26th, 2011

Pamela Soltis Distinguished Professor and Curator of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics Florida Museum of Natural History Pam Soltis grew up knowing she wanted to be a scientist. At first, […]

Brian Gendreau Former Wall Street executive finds niche in Gainesville

Published: Jan 26th, 2011

Brian Gendreau Hough Professor of Finance Warrington College of Business Administration Brian Gendreau spent years working on Wall Street, and his friends in New York think it’s simply a matter […]

Diane Mazur Combining the disciplines of military affairs and law

Published: Nov 1st, 2010

Diane Mazur Professor Levin College of Law After a five-year stint in the U.S. Air Force, Diane Mazur was left with that pesky question we all have to answer from […]

Stanley Kaye Shining a light on stages, museum exhibits

Published: Oct 12th, 2010

Stanley Kaye Associate Professor, Lighting Designer College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre and Dance Stanley Kaye always loved theater but preferred to be behind the scenes. “I like to […]

Magdalena 'Magdi' Castañeda Making an impact on schools that need the most help

Published: Oct 12th, 2010

Magdalena ‘Magdi’ Castañeda UF Professor in Residence, Miami-Dade County College of Education Lastinger Center for Learning Professor in Residence Magdalena “Magdi” Castañeda is everywhere these days: working with elementary school […]

Jessica Clements Gator spends year preparing for big celebration

Published: Oct 12th, 2010

Jessica Clements Homecoming General Chair, Senior Warrington College of Business Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences This week, Jessica Clements will see the results of a year of organizing […]

Carl Hiaasen Popular writer hopeful for future of Florida, youth

Published: Aug 20th, 2010

Carl Hiaasen Alumnus, columnist, author College of Journalism and Communications University of Florida alumnus Carl Hiaasen, a syndicated columnist and one of Florida’s best known literary voices, thinks today’s younger […]

Jacqueline Y. Miller Lifelong interest in butterflies becomes passion for career in world of science

Published: Aug 20th, 2010

Jacqueline Y. Miller Allyn Curator of Lepidoptera Associate Director, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity Since she was a child, Jacqueline Y. Miller has […]

Dr. Marco Pahor Research focuses on how elderly can remain mobile, healthy

Published: Aug 20th, 2010

Marco Pahor Chairman, Department of Aging and Geriatrics Research College of Medicine Most mornings, Dr. Marco Pahor goes for a brisk run in Gainesville’s Ring Park. He throws in weight […]

Hartmut Derendorf Mathematical modeling speeds development of new medicines

Published: Jun 22nd, 2010

Hartmut Derendorf Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Pharmaceutics College of Pharmacy The process of bringing one new drug to market can take a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars. […]

Matt den Dekker Finishing the job on the field and in the classroom

Published: Jun 15th, 2010

Matt den Dekker Senior history major, baseball outfielder College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outfielder Matt den Dekker found that it’s sometimes what you chose to leave behind that makes […]

Clive Wynne Dogs, wolves and the meaning of ‘dogness’

Published: Jun 15th, 2010

Clive Wynne Professor of psychology College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dog lovers know the feeling. Their pets seem human. The way they lick a tear-stained face or gaze adoringly, […]

Angeleah Browdy Helping students find their place in the world of science

Published: Jun 15th, 2010

Angeleah Browdy Lecturer Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences When Angeleah Browdy works with students, she’s often reminded of a younger version of herself. She was always confident about her […]

Michou Phenelus Florida Opportunity Scholarship changes graduate’s life

Published: Apr 29th, 2010

Michou Phenelus Bachelor of Science, Anthropology College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Michou Phenelus never thought he’d make it to college. The application process was difficult for Phenelus, a native […]

Robert Ries International project reflects educational philosophy

Published: Apr 29th, 2010

Robert Ries Assistant Professor of Building Construction College of Design, Construction and Planning Building construction professor Robert Ries believes in sustainability and applied learning. He uses hands-on learning to teach […]

Cuc Tran Vietnamese refugee finds solace helping others

Published: Apr 29th, 2010

Cuc Tran Emerging Pathogens Institute The fishing boat was small, just big enough for the fishermen and the 86 people packed into the hull, each person lying flat and still […]

Stephen Liverpool Faith, dedication result in success

Published: Mar 26th, 2010

Stephen Liverpool Senior Fredric G. Levin College of Law Third-year University of Florida College of Law student and Florida Blue Key President Stephen Liverpool’s college career is inspirational. Among his […]

Jill Sonke Arts can make difference in health care

Published: Mar 4th, 2010

Jill Sonke Professor, School of Theatre and Dance, and Director, Center for the Arts in Healthcare College of Fine Arts Jill Sonke has connected two seemingly disparate passions in her […]

Luis Ponjuan Raising a voice against the “silent crisis” in education

Published: Mar 4th, 2010

Luis Ponjuan Assistant Professor of Educational Administration College of Education Education professor Luis Ponjuan, born in Havana, Cuba, was 3 years old in 1970 when he and his family fled […]

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons A life dedicated to human rights

Published: Jan 14th, 2010

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons Assistant Professor of Religion College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Religion professor Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was the first person in her family to attend college. She and her […]

Dawit Woldu Malaria survivor strives to help others

Published: Jan 14th, 2010

Dawit Woldu Doctoral Student Medical Anthropology Growing up in the African country of Eritrea, plagued by more than 30 years of war, made chaos a driving force in Dawit Woldu’s […]

Martin “Marty” Werts From Melrose orchards to Gators’ tables

Published: Jan 14th, 2010

Martin “Marty” Werts Grounds Superintendent, Organic Citrus Vendor Physical Plant Division Five years ago, Physical Plant Division grounds superintendent Marty Werts bought a citrus farm in nearby Melrose. Today, UF […]

Jonathan Phillips Scoring points and degrees

Published: Nov 30th, 2009

Jonathan Phillips Law school student, football kicker While kicker Jonathan Phillips and his fellow Gator football players have been achieving Southeastern Conference and national championships in recent years, Phillips also […]

John “Jay” Watkins Jr. Marching toward greatness

Published: Nov 23rd, 2009

John “Jay” Watkins Jr. Associate Director of Bands Assistant Professor, School of Music Director of The Gator Marching Band John “Jay” Watkins Jr. might not have become director of The […]

Melinda Augustus Cleaning and sharing wisdom

Published: Nov 23rd, 2009

Melinda Augustus Custodian, Florida Museum of Natural History Melinda Augustus thought she was volunteering for a small student film project when she agreed to be featured in the documentary “The […]

Vincent Medjibe Developing eco-friendly logging

Published: Nov 23rd, 2009

Vincent Medjibe Graduate Student, School of Natural Resources and Environment Logging is an important industry and offers many Third World countries hope of economic development. But when large trees are […]

Matt Sloan Staging the world’s biggest pep rally

Published: Sep 25th, 2009

Matt Sloan Graduate student, producer of Gator Growl On Oct. 16, University of Florida graduate student Matt Sloan will see the fruition of a year’s worth of hard work when […]

Emina Huang Hands made for suture and science

Published: Sep 24th, 2009

Emina Huang Associate Professor of Surgery College of Medicine Dr. Emina Huang set off to college to perfect her skills as a concert pianist, but a first-semester genetics course—”taken early […]

Clay Calvert Standing up for the First Amendment

Published: Sep 9th, 2009

Clay Calvert Joseph L. Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication People who follow First Amendment issues and controversies already know Clay Calvert’s name. Now they’ll associate it with the University […]

Michael Kane His work keeps him focused

Published: Aug 6th, 2009

Michael Kane Professor, Assistant Chairman of Environmental Horticulture College of Agriculture and Life Sciences There are jobs where you get paid to do something you love, and there are jobs […]

Tonya Clauss Keeping an aquarium afloat.

Published: Aug 6th, 2009

Tonya Clauss UF Alumna Tonya Clauss was a computer science major for her first two years of college before she realized her love of animals would take her in a […]

Jessica "Jesi" Griffin Out of Africa.

Published: Aug 6th, 2009

Jessica “Jesi” Griffin Master’s graduate, Peace Corps volunteer College of Education Most seventh-graders don’t dream about joining the Peace Corps or living in Africa, but University of Florida graduate student […]

J. Glenn Morris Sleuthing novel pathogens

Published: Jul 25th, 2009

J. Glenn Morris Director Emerging Pathogens Institute Chasing cholera around the globe is not for the faint of heart. Neither is building a new statewide institute focused on novel pathogens. […]

Elizabeth A. Rowe Keeping trade secrets

Published: Jun 25th, 2009

Elizabeth A. Rowe Associate Professor of Law Levin College of Law What do the Coca-Cola formula, Google’s search engine algorithm and Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Original Recipe have in common? All […]

Gary W. Siebein Sounds good to him

Published: Jun 25th, 2009

Gary W. Siebein Architecture Professor College of Design, Construction and Planning In his 30-year career, architecture professor Gary W. Siebein has become a world-renowned expert in architectural acoustics. Perhaps more […]

Stacey Nelson A star on the softball mound and in the classroom

Published: Jun 3rd, 2009

Stacey Nelson Senior, Philosophy College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Softball pitcher Stacey Nelson has been a big part of her team’s phenomenal success over the past two seasons: a […]

header_tudeen UF experience reinforces goal of serving others

Published: Apr 28th, 2009

Michael Tudeen Graduating senior, health education College of Health and Human Performance Michael Tudeen meant to say “no duele”—it doesn’t hurt—as he tried to ease a thermometer into the 5-year-old […]

Shelda Wilkens Serving Florida’s youth—25 years and counting

Published: Apr 28th, 2009

Shelda Wilkens Seminole County Extension Agent UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Let’s just come right out and say it: Seminole County extension agent Shelda Wilkens’ office is a […]

Jason Steuber Bringing hands-on experience to ancient culture

Published: Apr 28th, 2009

Jason Steuber Cofrin Curator of Asian Art Harn Museum of Art To understand history, Jason Steuber believes, you have to feel it—to touch it with your own two hands, if […]

Elizabeth Graham Puccini inspires careers devoted to singing, teaching

Published: Mar 17th, 2009

Elizabeth Graham Professor of Voice, School of Music College of Fine Arts One night, a 16-year-old voice student from a rural North Carolina town slipped into the plush theater seats […]

Michael Allan Wolf Lessons to be learned from Florida’s housing past

Published: Mar 16th, 2009

Michael Allan Wolf Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law; Professor of Law Fredric G. Levin College of Law History tends to repeat itself, and, for those paying attention, […]

Virginia Dodd Migrant workers’ oral health stays on her mind

Published: Mar 16th, 2009

Virginia Dodd Assistant Professor of Health, Education and Behavior College of Health and Human Performance For Virginia Dodd, all roads lead to Wimauma. Nearly 15 years ago, when Dodd was […]

Jaret Daniels Big friend to a delicate insect

Published: Feb 6th, 2009

Jaret Daniels Assistant Director for Research, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity Department of Entomology and Nematology Since 2002, a tiny butterfly with a catchy name has kept Jaret Daniels […]

Mickie Swisher High school dropout rises to top of field

Published: Feb 6th, 2009

Mickie Swisher Associate Professor of Sustainable Agriculture Family, Youth and Community Sciences In 1962, she was 14 and caught in an ill-conceived marriage to a man who gave her a […]

Samuel Edouard An enlightened world view at a young age

Published: Feb 6th, 2009

Samuel Edouard Senior Department of Political Science The clock crept past midnight in Geneva as University of Florida student Samuel Edouard made her way around the crowded hotel ballroom. Giant […]

Bev Perdue Breaking down barriers

Published: Dec 9th, 2008

Bev Perdue UF alumna While Bev Perdue was pursuing a doctoral degree in education administration at the University of Florida, she assumed her career would be in academics. Now, 32 […]

Peter Ter Lost boy of Sudan grows into Gator

Published: Dec 9th, 2008

Peter Ter Graduating senior, political science Before he could walk, Peter Ter bounced on his father’s shoulders across their cattle farm in southern Sudan. Afraid of falling, Ter pressed his […]

Nicole Martingano Doing her part to save a life

Published: Dec 9th, 2008

Nicole Martingano Senior, criminology major On Feb. 25, 2006, University of Florida student Nicole Martingano took a trip to Best Buy and did not go home until six months later. […]

Court Whelan On the road to Madagascar

Published: Oct 31st, 2008

Court Whelan Doctoral Fellow, Ecotourism Entomology Florida Museum of Natural History When Court Whelan finally made it to the Pacific island village after two jostling hours in a tiny airplane, […]

Timothy Judge Born to be who you are

Published: Oct 29th, 2008

Timothy Judge Management Professor, Eminent Scholar Warrington College of Business Administration We already know that genes determine the widths of our noses, the lengths of our feet or the sizes […]

Lisa House A hungry mind

Published: Oct 29th, 2008

Lisa House Director Florida Agricultural Market Research Center Lisa House wants to know why you’re eating that sandwich. And why did you buy that sandwich in particular? Did an ad […]

Christine Klein Sink or swim for Florida’s water law

Published: Oct 2nd, 2008

Christine Klein Associate dean for faculty development Fredric G. Levin College of Law As a child, Christine Klein was thrown into a swimming pool before she was tall enough to […]

Ying Shirley Meng The lithium age

Published: Oct 2nd, 2008

Ying Shirley Meng Director Laboratory for Energy Conversion and Storage When Shirley Meng looks around her laboratory, she sees a future of independence from electrical wires and gas pumps. Meng […]

Jacki Donaldson Cancer couldn’t keep her down

Published: Oct 2nd, 2008

Jacki Donaldson UF Alumna Jacki Donaldson instinctively knew she had cancer the second she felt the pea-sized lump in her left breast in 2004. Eight days later, when her doctor […]

Joseph V. Simone A noble calling

Published: Aug 24th, 2008

Joseph V. Simone Director UF Shands Cancer Center In the 50 years he’s been a physician, Joseph V. Simone has always focused on patients first, whether he’s conducting research in […]

Karen Koch Mentor for future scientists

Published: Aug 24th, 2008

Karen Koch Molecular biology professor College of Agricultural and Life Sciences In Karen Koch’s lab, everybody helps with what she calls the “scut work.” And everybody – even the undergrads […]

Julianne Crapps No stranger in a foreign land

Published: Aug 24th, 2008

Julianne Crapps Senior Food and Resource Economics Julianne Crapps’ mom thought it was hysterical that the daughter who refused to go to overnight soccer camps hopped on a plane to […]

Howard Johnson Using super-antigens to boost immune response to cancer

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Howard Johnson Graduate Research Professor of Immunology Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences An internationally recognized immunologist, Howard Johnson was the first to show that molecules called interferons are important […]

Rob Ferl UF researchers are working on greenhouses that could allow plants to be grown on the Martian surface

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Rob Ferl Professor of Molecular Biology Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences It may take decades to put the first human footprint on the surface of Mars – but UF […]

Henry Gremillion Gremillion is a nationally known expert in diagnosing and treating orofacial pain

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Henry Gremillion Associate Professor of Orthodontics College of Dentistry Henry Gremillion, an associate professor of orthodontics in the College of Dentistry, is a nationally known expert in diagnosing and treating […]

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