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UF astronomers contribute to NASA’s planet discoveries

Published: Jan 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA announced today the discovery of 11 new “solar systems” hosting at least 26 planets found with data from NASA’s Kepler Mission.

UF professor to testify on Fla. election law, voting rights before U.S. Senate subcommittee

Published: Jan 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida political science professor Daniel A. Smith will testify Friday before several U.S. senators about Florida’s new voting law.

UF cardiologists, surgeons team up to offer life-extending procedure

UF cardiologists, surgeons team up to offer life-extending procedure

Published: Jan 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For patients who have severe narrowing of the aortic valve, a condition known as aortic stenosis, standard treatment is surgical replacement of the damaged valve. But advanced age or medical problems such as lung disease prevent many of those patients from having open chest surgery. In the past, the best such patients could hope for was to control their symptoms with medications.

UF launches conference to advance digital health communication innovations

Published: Jan 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Center for Digital Health and Wellness will hold the first Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, known as DHCX, conference Feb. 15-17 at the Peabody […]

Heipp named director of School of Art + Art History

Published: Jan 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With more than 30 years of service to the University of Florida, professor Richard Heipp has been appointed director of UF’s School of Art + Art History.

Study Abroad Fair highlights global education opportunities

Published: Jan 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida International Center will host the Spring 2012 Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 on the Reitz Student Union Colonnade. With 60 study abroad program representatives and UF-sponsored programs expected, students will have an opportunity to explore many possibilities that would enable them to become “Global Gators.”

Speech to focus on need to stimulate interest in STEM fields

Published: Jan 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Carl B. Mack, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, will speak at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Florida high school students to be STARS of astronomy workshop

Published: Jan 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida departments of astronomy and physics will host an astronomy workshop Friday and Saturday for Florida high school students with an interest in astronomy and astrophysics.

Museum releases iPhone app for bird, butterfly and plant identification

Published: Jan 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the touch of a finger, iPhone users can access information to help identify birds, butterflies and flowering plants seen along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail and throughout the state.

Bob Graham Center to host award-winning journalist, immigration advocate

Published: Jan 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An award-winning multimedia journalist and founder of Define America — a new campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration — will speak at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida’s Pugh Hall at 6 p.m. Jan. 30.