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Harn Museum receives grant to improve collection storage

Published: Jun 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida a $140,650 grant for the stabilization of its collection of 6,200 works of art. The award is eligible for $226,685 of federal matching funds, bringing the total amount of the award to $367,335.

Annual Fourth of July event set for Monday evening

Published: Jun 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Fanfares & Fireworks,” the annual Independence Day celebration, starts at 7 p.m. Monday at the University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field. The event is sponsored by the City of Gainesville, AvMed Health Plan and the University of Florida.

Harn Museum studio classes begin July 6

Published: Jun 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Harn Museum of Art will continue its summer series of studio classes with three new classes beginning July 6.

Tampa Tribune: Stephen Craig

Published: Jun 29th, 2006

Political Scientist Stephen Craig was quoted in a June 29 Tampa Tribune story about state Attorney General Charlie Crist’s efforts to appeal to religious conservatives.

Forbes: Jay Ritter

Published: Jun 29th, 2006

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a June 29 story on Forbes.com about the initial public stock offering of clothing retailer J. Crew.

Scallop season begins July 1. Do you know where your snorkel is?

Scallop season begins July 1. Do you know where your snorkel is?

Published: Jun 29th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Get your snorkel and swim fins ready: it’s time to go hunt scallops.

Associated Press: Michael Heckenberger

Published: Jun 28th, 2006

Anthropologist Michael Heckenberger was quoted in a June 28 Associated Press national wire story about archaeologists’ discovery of what is being described as a Brazilian Stonehenge.

Study: Pirates pursued democracy, helped American colonies survive

Study: Pirates pursued democracy, helped American colonies survive

Published: Jun 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blackbeard and Ben Franklin deserve equal billing for founding democracy in the United States and New World, a new University of Florida study finds.

Human-size digital moth prints by Joseph Scheer now on display at Fla.

Published: Jun 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Moths: Beauty and Biodiversity” is now on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History through December. The digital prints by renowned artist Joseph Scheer are large format, high resolution scans that bring the structure and beauty of moths to life.

Technology, enterprise pay off for campus housing staff, residents

Technology, enterprise pay off for campus housing staff, residents

Published: Jun 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education Custodial Services Department has won a 2006 Prudential Financial — Davis Productivity Award for designing and implementing a unique cost- and labor-saving program to improve the appearance and durability of high maintenance surfaces in campus residence facilities.