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Coalition to celebrate flu immunization program for Alachua County

Published: Feb 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A three-year volunteer-driven campaign to immunize children in local schools has made Alachua County residents among the most protected in the United States against contracting influenza.

Bacardi Lecture examines significance of Havana cigar

Published: Feb 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The significance, history and future of the Havana cigar will be explored by Jean Stubbs in a lecture Wednesday evening.

Tragic story to be staged by Florida Players

Published: Feb 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE,Fla. — Florida Players, a Student Government-funded theater group dedicated to producing quality theatre for free, will be producing the tragic show “Floyd Collins” in March.

SIFE helps local business become more sustainable

Published: Feb 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Students in Free Enterprise at UF are empowering a local business to become more sustainable. Across the nation, SIFE teams accepted the challenge given by Sam’s […]

Improv group raises money for good cause

Published: Feb 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Theatre Strike Force, University of Florida’s premiere improvisational and sketch comedy troupe, is hosting “12 Hours of Improv,” an improv comedy marathon showcasing the best comedy UF has to offer on Feb. 25 in the Orange and Brew.

UF Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th Anniversary Season

Published: Feb 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —The University of Florida Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 100th anniversary season with an evening of performances conducted by Raymond Chobaz at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at […]

UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, new University of Florida research has found.

Potential new drug treats blood disorders by halting overproduction of blood cells

Potential new drug treats blood disorders by halting overproduction of blood cells

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like a switch stuck in the on position, the bone marrow can churn out blood cells that bloat internal organs and clog blood vessels, leading to life-threatening disease.

Updated UF scientific report explains relationship between turf grass, water quality

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lawn fertilizer misuse is one of many factors degrading water quality in Florida and summertime fertilizer bans may not be a quick-fix solution, according to an updated report released this week by University of Florida scientists.

UF’s Department of Recreational Sports hosts the Strong Gator competition

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Department of Recreational Sports will host the Strong Gator competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.