Performer Ben Vereen to receive award from UF

Published: March 14 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tony Award winner Ben Vereen will receive an achievement award from the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance and conduct a master class for students when he visits UF next month.

Tip sheet: Expert in Florida politics recalls Gov. Askew’s legacy

Published: March 13 2014

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Vitamin supplements may prevent drug-induced hearing loss, UF researchers say

Published: March 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The drug gentamicin can provide effective treatment for people with bacterial infections that are resistant to other antibiotics, but this medication can cause a serious side effect, too: hearing loss.

Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Published: March 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the effects may show up much sooner — in fact, almost immediately.

UF wins Gates Foundation grant to build Algebra Nation teacher-development network

Published: March 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning has received a $250,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to build a teacher-development network as part of its highly successful e-learning resource, Algebra Nation.

College of Medicine rises three spots in national rankings for second year

Published: March 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, the University of Florida College of Medicine has risen three spots in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of the nation’s top research medical schools.

College of Education jumps nine spots in public grad school rankings

Published: March 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Education improved nine spots to No. 21 among public education colleges in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools, which were announced today.

Filmmaker presents documentary about memory and aging

Published: March 11 2014

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UF panel to discuss alternative funding sources for startups

Published: March 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alternative sources of funding for early-stage startup companies will be the topic of conversation for a panel discussion at the University of Florida’s eighth annual technology showcase, “A Celebration of Innovation,” March 13.

UF/IFAS scientists to conduct experiment on plants in space

Published: March 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida scientists will go to Kennedy Space Center March 16 for the launch of the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, to send up and then monitor an experiment designed to help them understand biological functions in space.