GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Compared to all other racial and gender groups in the United States, African-American women are at higher risk of developing hypertension and obesity. The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), is partnering with the University of Florida to reduce this [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The winners of the 2008 Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award have been named: Warrington College of Business professors Sanford Berg and Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay, who were chosen for their innovative use of technologies, such as wikis, podcasts and e-mail newsletters.
Berg is a UF distinguished service professor in economics and distinguished teaching scholar. [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) announced the recipients of the 2008 International Educator of the Year Award. For senior faculty, Charles H. Wood, professor of sociology and Latin American studies, won. The junior faculty winner is Juan Carlos Molleda, assistant professor of public relations.
Wood has made significant contributions to the [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Gators Canned Goods Challenge for Kids already has helped raise more than 3,300 pounds of food for the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in Gainesville, but many local food banks are in dire need of contributions to assist families for the upcoming holiday season.
Head Coach Urban Meyer [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Six and a half years filled with fear, terror and violence that I could have never imagined.” These are not the words of a military veteran or Holocaust survivor; they are the words of a survivor of domestic violence. This devastating social issue affects one in four women and impacts the lives [...]
Mary Liu, a University of Florida freshman and Honors student, will be the face of the university for the 13 million readers of Seventeen magazine.
Liu is one of 15 students chosen to share her freshman college experience. She was selected from approximately 2,000 applicants from across the country. UF alone had more than 300 students [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The new director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will talk about race and politics in Florida in the final program in the Samuel Proctor Florida History Lecture Series this semester.
Paul Ortiz will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Pugh Hall Ocora with a talk titled “Building on Sam Proctor’s [...]
Kelley Godfrey spent the summer before her senior year of high school restoring three houses. She accumulated more than 90 hours of service around Gainesville before her acceptance to UF.
“I would have sat at home by the pool, and instead I changed lives,” Godfrey said. “I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.”
Godfrey, a UF [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For centuries, African beadwork has “spoken” in a visually coded language to convey thoughts about personal relationships, family ties, wealth, religious beliefs, and social and political standing. “Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork” is an exploration of this practice. The exhibit will be on display until spring 2009.
The exhibition illuminates the [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will present the first lecture in the Ernest R. Bartley Memorial Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Ocora in Pugh Hall at the University of Florida’s Graham Center for Public Service. Graham’s lecture, “Growth, Growth Management and Sustainability in a Distressed [...]