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Brazilian Ministry of Environment recognizes Tropical Conservation and Development Program at the University of Florida

Published: Dec 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD) at the University of Florida (UF) received an honorable mention in the science and technology category of the 2005 Chico Mendes Environmental Award from the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment. The prize recognizes the work of individuals and organizations that are committed to the preservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the Brazilian Amazon.

UF creates $1.5 million endowed professorship in early childhood education, named after ex-publisher and child-advocate David Lawrence

UF creates $1.5 million endowed professorship in early childhood education, named after ex-publisher and child-advocate David Lawrence

Published: Dec 20th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Since retiring in 1999, former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence Jr. has worked to strengthen the nation’s commitment to early childhood development so all children will arrive at school prepared for success.

UF Community Campaign passes goal, raises $1.08 million for charity

Published: Dec 20th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite predictions that a year of hurricanes and other natural disasters might lead to “charity exhaustion,” the University of Florida Community Campaign surpassed this year’s $1 million goal by nearly $89,000, campaign officials announced today.

Steven Wright’s performance at the Phillips Center canceled

Published: Dec 19th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Steven Wright has canceled his performance scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Patrons may return tickets for refund at point of purchase.

UF provost office offers spring faculty development conversations

Published: Dec 16th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Provost Office announces its spring 2006 Faculty Development Conversations series.

UF’s “Family Album Radio” series now available via podcasting

UF’s “Family Album Radio” series now available via podcasting

Published: Dec 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks to a new technology called podcasting, people on the go can now take along the nation’s only research-based radio series on family life.

University of Florida trees have a friend in campus forester

University of Florida trees have a friend in campus forester

Published: Dec 14th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trees may not talk, but they do have a voice at the University of Florida.

Two eminent scholar chairs created at UF by estate of Justice Ehrlich

Published: Dec 13th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The memory of the late Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Raymond Ehrlich, who died in July, will live on and support faculty at two colleges at the University of Florida thanks to provisions made in his estate.

Palestinian UF graduate returning home to open clinic for hearing impaired

Published: Dec 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After her commencement ceremony Saturday, a Palestinian University of Florida graduate will return home to make a difference.

Insurance companies boost UF global communications by $100,000

Published: Dec 9th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla, — With its faculty members and students embarking on academic journeys to such countries as Nicaragua, Germany and Malaysia, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has been expanding its global reach in recent years. Now Miami-based Hamilton Risk Management and its parent company, Ontario-based Kingsway Financial Services, are helping to solidify these globetrotting efforts.