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Famed Indian dancer Uma Dogra to perform at University of Florida

Published: Aug 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE — In an effort to showcase Hindu culture in the Gainesville community, UF’s Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) has invited renowned Indian dancer Uma Dogra to perform at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 in P.K. Yonge Auditorium. Admission is $20 for individuals, $50 for families and free for students with identification.

UF names chief cardiothoracic surgeon

UF names chief cardiothoracic surgeon

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Curtis G. Tribble has been named vice chairman of the department of surgery and chief of its division of cardiothoracic surgery.

Harn Museum reopens galleries with seven new exhibitions

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the last three months, the original galleries of the Harn Museum of Art have been bare of art, filled instead with painters, wood refinishers and carpet installers. That all changes on Sept. 5 when the doors to the original galleries are reopened with seven new exhibitions celebrating a year of milestones for the 16-year-old museum.

Students’ photos to be exhibited

Students’ photos to be exhibited

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

“The Meaning of Life: Photography by UF Honor’s Program Students,” will be on display in the Reitz Student Union Gallery, University of Florida campus, from Sept. 11 to Sept. 22.

Changing the Face of Medicine

Published: Aug 28th, 2006

The Health Science Center Libraries invite all interested faculty, staff and students to the Aug. 30 opening of “Changing the Face of Medicine,” a special exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

UF landscape architecture students sweep state awards, reach out to community

Published: Aug 24th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Annual Design Awards Gala for the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects was all about students this year – University of Florida students to be exact.

Activist Al Sharpton starts speaker series at UF

Published: Aug 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Rev. Al Sharpton, a renowned civil rights leader and activist from New York City, will be the first speaker of the new semester for the ACCENT Speakers Bureau.

UF law professor earns top award from Taiwan government

UF law professor earns top award from Taiwan government

Published: Aug 18th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In keeping with the University of Florida’s emphasis on global outreach, Levin College of Law Professor Dennis A. Calfee recently was awarded one of Taiwan’s most prestigious honors, the Public Finance Specialty Medal, for helping over the past 20 years to develop public finance in the Republic of China and train local tax officers to deal with international tax affairs.

UF receives $3 million from Florida rancher for eye disease research

Published: Aug 16th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Charlie Mack Overstreet may have trouble seeing straight ahead, but he wants to make sure he sees a bright future for those who share his struggle with macular degeneration. The Central Florida property owner and rancher recently contributed $3 million to efforts being made at the University of Florida in finding a cure for the common eye disease.

UF receives $100,000 to help celebrate, preserve freedom of information

Published: Aug 15th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Marion Brechner recently gave $100,000 to the University of Florida to help sustain the vision of her late husband Joseph, who fought for freedom of information as an Orlando TV executive.