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C-SPAN Book TV to feature University Press of Florida

Published: Jan 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University Press of Florida will be the first scholarly press in the nation to be featured on C-SPAN Book TV.

UF’s Phillips Center gets first renovation thanks to $750K gift

UF’s Phillips Center gets first renovation thanks to $750K gift

Published: Jan 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Phillips Center for the Performing Arts building will make its first encore in the form of an expansion of the existing building, thanks to a major gift from two Gainesville arts patrons.

Black history month events offer cultural and historical education

Published: Jan 24th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In celebration of February’s Black History Month, the University of Florida will offer a month-long schedule of events and festivities to pay tribute to blacks’ struggles, successes and scholarship.

UF President Machen to speak at Writing on the Wall Project Closing Ceremony

UF President Machen to speak at Writing on the Wall Project Closing Ceremony

Published: Jan 23rd, 2006

GAINESVILLE,Fla. – University of Florida President Bernie Machen will speak at the Writing on the Wall Project Closing Ceremony and Teardown at 1 p.m. Friday at the Plaza of the Americas.

Star of musical “Rent” to speak at UF

Published: Jan 23rd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Anthony Rapp, star of the musical “Rent” and author of “Without You,” will speak at the University of Florida at 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The doors will open at 7:15 p.m. and the speech is free and open to the public. After the speech, Rapp will sign books.

Leading gay rights advocate to speak at UF

Published: Jan 23rd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The former director of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization, will speak Jan. 30 at the University of Florida.

UF biomedical engineering department receives $10 million transformational gift

UF biomedical engineering department receives $10 million transformational gift

Published: Jan 17th, 2006

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A name often associated with a device that has revolutionized stroke-prevention therapy will soon also be associated with the University of Florida’s College of Engineering.

New York Times columnist David Brooks to speak at UF about education

New York Times columnist David Brooks to speak at UF about education

Published: Jan 17th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New York Times op-ed columnist and best-selling author David Brooks will help the University of Florida College of Education launch its yearlong Centennial Celebration, serving as featured speaker for a lecture and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall.

Actors from play to share insight, expertise in three on-campus events

Published: Jan 13th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -– University of Florida Performing Arts has organized three residency activities in conjunction with L.A. Theatre Works’ production of “The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial” Jan. 17 and 18.

UF physicians offer free blood pressure screenings during Martin Luther King Day activities

Published: Jan 13th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to medical conditions, not all people are created equal. African-Americans, for example, are at extremely high risk for developing high blood pressure and its complications such as stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.