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UF lands $8 million federal award for supercomputing research

Published: Jun 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida on Thursday received an $8 million federal award and was named one of six universities nationwide tapped to conduct high-performance computing simulations aimed at addressing some of the world’s most complex problems.

Veterinarians seek dogs for snakebite anti-venom study

Published: Jun 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just in time for snakebite season, veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine are recruiting dogs that were recently bitten by pit viper snakes for a study of an investigational anti-venom previously unavailable in the Southeast.

AIDS quilt to be displayed on campus

AIDS quilt to be displayed on campus

Published: Jun 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will display parts of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, starting July 1, as part of the Common Reading Program, a campuswide reading initiative.

Club, community support help service dog get cancer treatment

Club, community support help service dog get cancer treatment

Published: Jun 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― Zoe Tozzo knows American Sign Language, English and Spanish. She’s participated in many community events, including parades and community clean-ups, has done reading programs in schools, even the Special Olympics. But this outstanding citizen is not human; she is a dually certified service and therapy dog and a beloved companion to her owner, Jennifer Tozzo, of Hawthorne.

Floridians’ confidence in economy builds, UF survey finds

Published: Jun 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence keeps inching higher, rising one point from May to 82 this month — another post-recession high, according to a University of Florida survey.

WUFT-FM adds midday news show ‘Here & Now’

Published: Jun 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Beginning July 1, public radio station WUFT-FM 89.1 will broadcast “Here & Now” from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday to meet growing audience demand for midday news and analysis.

UF/IFAS professor wins prize for plant pathology work

UF/IFAS professor wins prize for plant pathology work

Published: Jun 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF/IFAS professor Jeff Jones will receive the 11th Jakob Eriksson Prize for Plant Pathology at an international academic gathering in Beijing in August.

UF news for week of June 24 listed

Published: Jun 21st, 2013

UF News Budget: June 24 – 28

New position at UF Health to focus on research, education

New position at UF Health to focus on research, education

Published: Jun 21st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Health officials have announced the creation of a new executive level position that will focus on advancing the research and education missions of the academic health center.

Key Biscayne couple’s gift brings UF closer to top 10 status

Published: Jun 21st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — John and Mary Lou Dasburg have responded to Gov. Rick Scott’s goal of moving the University of Florida into the top 10 of all public universities with a $1.5 million gift to UF’s College of Engineering.