Take Back the Night event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Plaza of the Americas

Published: April 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Several University of Florida groups will present the annual Take Back the Night: A March and Rally to End Sexual Violence starting at 5:30 p.m. today, April 3, at the Plaza of the Americas.

Nanotubes made from plants could allow delivery of DNA into cells, improve chemotherapy treatment

Published: April 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences took what some would consider garbage and made a remarkable scientific tool, one that could someday help to correct genetic disorders or treat cancer without chemotherapy’s nasty side effects.

Joe Joyce

Published: April 2 2014

Joe Joyce to head IFAS Center for Leadership

Published: April 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences announced today that Joseph Joyce, associate vice president for agriculture and natural resources, will leave that position to lead the development of an IFAS Center aimed at leadership development.

Patients rate pain care differently depending on locale, UF researchers find

Published: April 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hospital patients’ responses to a question about whether their pain is well-controlled may depend in part on where they live, University of Florida researchers report.

Florida among five states partnering with UF center to transform teaching of students with disabilities

Published: April 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — School districts and special education interests in five states — Florida, California, Connecticut, Illinois and South Dakota — are partnering with a new, federally funded center at the University of Florida on an ambitious effort to transform their preparation of effective teachers and leaders serving students with disabilities.

Florida Museum director elected president of science museum association

Published: April 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History Director Douglas S. Jones was elected president of the Association of Science Museum Directors at the association’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City in March.

Pioneering UF Law graduate to be inducted posthumously into society

Published: April 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida law graduate W. Reece Smith Jr., who rose to a succession of leadership positions in the legal profession never before or since equaled, will be inducted posthumously Friday into the Heritage of Leadership Society. The ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Levin College of Law in Holland 180.

Study shows 'dinosaurs of the turtle world' at risk in Southeast rivers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, including two recently discovered species, University of Florida scientists say.

Day of learning planned at UF veterinary college's annual open house April 12

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A longtime community tradition, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Open House will intrigue and entertain audiences of all ages during a full day of educational demonstrations, tours and much more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12.