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Registration starts next week for leisure courses

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

Registration for the University of Florida’s Leisure Course Program begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 5.

Harn Museum celebrates Zora Neale Hurston as part of The Big Read

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Harn Museum of Art is taking part in The Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts literary initiative, with two events celebrating Zora Neale Hurston.

Posters sought for genetics confab at UF

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF Genetics Institute invites all faculty, graduate students and research associates to submit abstracts of their latest genetics research for poster sessions at Florida Genetics 2007, a symposium scheduled for Nov. 7-8 at the UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex.

Staying optimistic

Staying optimistic

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

The start of the school year is always as exciting as it is hectic. I hope all students, faculty and staff were able to take some time off during the summer, and that you are refreshed, reenergized and ready to make the most of the months ahead.

Memorial service is somber reminder of bicycle/vehicle safety

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

All it takes is just a moment to answer a cell phone call, change the radio station, turn to face a passenger or let your mind wander.

Update: Weekly

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

This is University Update Weekly, your source for University of Florida news and events for the week of September 3rd.

Girls who begin dieting twice as likely to start smoking

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Starting to diet seems to double the odds a teenage girl will begin smoking, a University of Florida study has found.

UF to house pancreas research repository for the study of diabetes

Published: Aug 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will house a newly organized international research center for the study of the human pancreas that will bank organs from thousands of patients with or at risk for type 1 diabetes in an effort to learn more about the disease.

Florida Museum-led study counters ideas about Mayan elite craftworks

Published: Aug 29th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new Florida Museum of Natural History study shows ancient Maya political elites likely crafted their own bone and shell products for domestic use, which counters previously held beliefs that the group depended on domestic servants or lower classes for everyday household items such as sewing pins, spatulas and shell bowls.

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal performance canceled

Published: Aug 29th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal performance scheduled at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 8 has been canceled.