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Museum continues free student admission for good grades in science

Published: Jan 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is continuing its popular “A for Science” free admission program for students throughout the state.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence surges upward in January

Published: Jan 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians surged in January, up seven points to 77 from a revised December reading of 70, marking a steady rise in optimism, according to a University of Florida survey.

UF studies show promise for biological control methods against insects

UF studies show promise for biological control methods against insects

Published: Jan 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, scientists have tried to use environmentally friendly fungi to control fire ant infestations.

$10 million Wells Foundation gift will enable UF to speed brain tumor remedies

Published: Jan 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A $10 million gift from the Lillian S. Wells Foundation Inc. to the University of Florida department of neurosurgery will help medical scientists better understand the causes of brain tumors and lead to effective treatments and improved quality of life for patients, UF officials announced today.

Food For Thought campaign gives insight into food consumption that is easy to digest

Published: Jan 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This spring, the University of Florida Office of Sustainability will host Food For Thought — a campaign to educate students, staff, faculty and the Gainesville community about sustainable food systems and how easy it is to make more environmentally and socially conscious decisions in their own backyards.

‘Fossil Freeway’ exhibit opens Feb. 4

Published: Jan 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Visitors can take a prehistoric road trip through the Florida Museum of Natural History’s newest exhibit, “Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway with artist Ray Troll and paleontologist Kirk Johnson,” opening at 10 a.m. Feb. 4.

UF’s Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation

Published: Jan 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation’s Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing, or CHREC, headquartered at the University of Florida, was recently awarded the 2012 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technology Innovation for its research and development of Novo-G, the world’s most powerful reconfigurable supercomputer.

Final UFPA student ticket on sale date set for Feb. 1

Published: Jan 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Student tickets for the remainder of University of Florida Performing Arts’ 2011-12 shows – March through May – go on sale at noon Feb. 1.

Princeton professor to speak about health care in Brazil

Published: Jan 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Princeton University professor João Biehl will speak about “The Juridical Hospital: Claiming Right to Health in Brazilian Courts” at 4 p.m. today as part of the the […]

UF, Shands preparing new employee health insurance plan

Published: Jan 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida and Shands are working to create a new model for offering health and wellness insurance to provide more cost-effective, customized care and better health outcomes for employees and their dependents.