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NSF awards $1.2 million to prepare science, math majors for teaching jobs in high-needs schools

Published: Jan 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some experts are challenging the widespread notion of an overall worker shortage in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math, but the paucity of schoolteachers in those vital subject areas is well documented.

Rice grown without paddies can feed drought-stricken communities, UF/IFAS expert says

Published: Jan 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumed by 3 billion people, rice is arguably the world’s most important food staple, and one reason for its popularity is that rice can be grown under flooded conditions that suppress weeds, making cultivation easier.

Thousands expected to attend Career Showcase

Published: Jan 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With graduations and the summer work season approaching, more than 6,000 Gators are expected to be job-hunting at the University of Florida Spring 2013 Career Showcase next week. More than 200 employers will gather at the O’Connell Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5-6 to meet potential employees and interns.

Activities emphasize social justice, human rights

Published: Jan 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A revamped People Awareness Week at the University of Florida debuts Sunday in partnership with the Martin Luther King Steering Committee. The program is hosted by the department of housing and residence education.

Record diversity of ancient crustaceans may provide clues for fate of today’s reef crabs

Published: Jan 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist has discovered a record biodiversity hotspot in Spain for 100-million-year-old crustaceans with possible implications for present-day species living in reefs, which are declining worldwide.

Event promotes creativity in arts and sciences

Published: Jan 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF-HHMI Science for Life Program and the College of Fine Arts will hold the 2013 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event, known as CASE, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom & McGuire Pavilion.

UF hosts international conference on ‘Emergent Brazil’

Published: Jan 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will host an international conference on “Emergent Brazil” Feb. 14-15. The conference is jointly sponsored by the UF Center for Latin America Studies and the Center for the Research and Documentation of Contemporary Brazilian History, part of the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

UF faculty, staff offered discount for digital journalism conference

Published: Jan 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will host Journalism Interactive 2013, a conference for educators, journalists, scholars and students to explore how journalism schools are meeting the challenge of the digital age, Feb. 8-9.

RTS personnel to learn basic signing techniques

Published: Jan 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Regional Transit System has partnered with American Sign Language, or ASL, to provide information for the area’s hearing impaired.

UF’s College of Design, Construction and Planning’s research showcase to honor the 150th anniversary of Morrill Act

Published: Jan 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning sixth annual research showcase kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 in the gallery in the Architecture Building. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, the showcase will explore how being part of a land grant university has affected research in the college throughout the years. This year’s theme is, “Crossing Disciplines: DCP in a Land Grant Institution.”