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UF brings political experts here to discuss 2010, 2012 elections

Published: Jan 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Professors, strategists, writers and experts in the political field are gathering Saturday at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center to discuss the recent midterm election and their expectations for the 2012 races.

Black History Month marks 32 years at UF

Published: Jan 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Black Student Union begins its 32nd celebration of Black History Month with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m. today in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Annual wine fundraiser adds Vegas theme this year

Published: Jan 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The 22nd annual “A Celebration of Wine Event” has gone Vegas. The “Vino Las Vegas” fundraiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 in […]

Car-sharing program grows in popularity

Published: Jan 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Zipcar Program recently exceeded 1,000 members. Students, staff and faculty are invited to join this car-sharing program to enjoy access to vehicles at […]

Residence halls do battle to conserve resources

Published: Jan 27th, 2011

actively competing in various sustainability challenges through March 4 as part of the 2011 Eco-Challenge: Battle of the Halls competition in University of Florida residence halls.

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

Published: Jan 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known as TSA, that takes over pastures, elbowing out the forage grasses ranchers need for their cattle.

Course correction needed for Alzheimer’s therapies, experts warn

Course correction needed for Alzheimer’s therapies, experts warn

Published: Jan 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Misaligned research, medical challenges and harsh economics are thwarting efforts to slow the destructive course of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, according to a trio of nationally regarded Alzheimer’s researchers writing a “Perspective” in Thursday’s (Jan. 27) issue of the journal Neuron.

RTS expands pass program to include UF retirees

Published: Jan 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Regional Transit System has expanded its Employee Bus Pass Program with the University of Florida to include more than 2,200 UF retirees who live in the Gainesville area.

Harn, UF Common Reading Program, sponsor contest for students’ art

Published: Jan 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida students are invited to express their passion in a two-dimensional piece of art that can be entered in a contest to be judged during the next Museum Nights at the Harn Museum of Art.

Floridians grow suddenly optimistic about economy, UF research finds

Published: Jan 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians soared an unexpected seven points to 77 in January from the revised December index score of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.