Florida Museum seeks community support for butterfly gardens at local schools

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many young children today are disconnected from the natural world, but a project to plant local butterfly gardens in area schools is closing the gap that exists between urban students and nature.

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line to play O’Connell Center

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Country singer Jason Aldean is coming to croon at the O’Connell Center. His Burn It Down Tour 2014 will stop at the University of Florida on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest Florida Georgia Line and featured artist Tyler Farr will also perform.

UF research shows rhymes can inspire reasoning during the third trimester in the womb

Published: July 22 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare — pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation. But according to researchers at the University of Florida, all a baby really needs is the music of mom’s voice.

UF finance professor named chief economist for Securities and Exchange Commission

Published: July 22 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Professor Mark Flannery, Bank of America Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration, has been named chief economist and director of the nation’s Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, or DERA, the SEC announced Monday.

UF completes more work to improve visitor experience in St. Augustine

Published: July 21 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The nation’s oldest city has a big birthday coming up, and the University of Florida is helping to prepare St. Augustine for the party.

UF Tech Connect Fuels Innovation Economy in First 12 Years

Published: July 21 2014

GAINESVILLE --- In its first dozen years of operation, the University of Florida’s Tech Connect program has helped launch 157 technology-based startup companies that in turn generated more than $1 billion in private funding, $530 million in public funding and 2,000 new jobs, according to a report released today.

University of Florida Homecoming & Gator Growl Announces 2014 Entertainment Lineup

Published: July 19 2014

Indie-pop band Foster the People, and three-time Grammy winning rapper Ludacris will co-headline Gator Growl 2014, the University of Florida Homecoming & Gator Growl organizers announced Friday.

UF news for week of July 21 listed

Published: July 18 2014

Here are the releases the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send next week, subject to change:

UF professor's study named article of the year

Published: July 17 2014

A University of Florida professor’s article on quitting smoking has been named the best of the year by one of the nation’s leading behavioral psychology journals.

The Tampa Tribune: Daniel Smith

Published: July 17 2014

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a July 16 Tampa Tribune story about the Legislature’s refrain from appealing a ruling that found two new Florida congressional districts unconstitutional.