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UF Homecoming’s Soulfest applications due Sept. 7

Published: Aug 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Applications are now available for the University of Florida Homecoming’s Soulfest, a multicultural extravaganza and outdoor concert including music, dance and art.

Programs look at Harry Potter, science and medicine

Published: Aug 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Health Science Center Library is hosting “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine through Oct. 6.

UFPD investigates armed disturbance at Shands garage

Published: Aug 30th, 2012

The University of Florida Police Department is investigating an armed disturbance on Thursday at the Shands/UF East Visitor/Patient Garage. Shortly before 2 p.m. the University of Florida Police Department responded […]

RTS bus service unavailable on Labor Day

Published: Aug 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In observance of Labor Day, all RTS offices will be closed Monday, and there will be no RTS bus service.

UF research funding hits $644.4 million in 2012, surpassing non-stimulus record

Published: Aug 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty totaled $644.4 million in 2012, a $25 million increase over 2011.

UF researchers ID chemical in cigarette smoke linked to lowered levels of “good” cholesterol

UF researchers ID chemical in cigarette smoke linked to lowered levels of “good” cholesterol

Published: Aug 30th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cigarette smoking’s association with heart disease has been known for decades, but researchers are still not certain what chemicals or molecular processes in the body form the basis of that link. Now University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville researchers have unlocked some of the specifics, finding that a toxic compound in cigarette smoke called benzo(a)pyrene slows the production of “good” cholesterol, also known as high-density lipoprotein, or HDL.

$10 UFPA student tickets on sale Friday

Published: Aug 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tickets for University of Florida Performing Arts performances in September and October go on sale at noon Friday. With a valid Gator1 card, students can purchase single tickets for $10 at the Phillips Center Box Office or the University Box Office at the Reitz Student Union.

Machen to give State of the University address

Published: Aug 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida President Bernie Machen will present his 2012 State of the University address at the UF Faculty Senate meeting set for 3 p.m. Thursday at the Reitz Student Union Auditorium.

New UF/IFAS website has tips on bed bug prevention and control

New UF/IFAS website has tips on bed bug prevention and control

Published: Aug 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new website, developed by the Florida Bed Bug Workgroup and the University of Florida, provides resources for anyone concerned about bed bugs, from college students living away from home for the first time to pest control professionals and landlords.

UF will have one of state’s first carbon-neutral residence hall laundry operations

Published: Aug 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is partnering with ASI Campus Laundry Solutions and Neutral Gator to create the first carbon-neutral residence hall laundry operation in Florida.