GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A major retrospective celebrating the life and work of Esphyr Slobodkina, a pioneer in the development of abstract art, opens June 16 at the Harn Museum of Art. “Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction” features more than 60 paintings, drawings and mixed-media constructions reflecting the artist’s unique style based in collage [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. David S. Guzick has been named the University of Florida’s Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and President of the UF&Shands Health System.
Guzick (pronounced Guh-zik), 57, Dean of the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, will begin July 1. He also will serve as Chairman of the Board for [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Timothy Wheeler, a professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics and assistant dean for Advanced and Graduate Education, has been appointed as the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair.
The Academy 100 is a scholarship society established through the Florida Dental Association in the 1960s to [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) will be participating in events to commemorate Memorial Day and D-Day, two important dates in America’s history.
In honor of Memorial Day, SPOHP will be sharing and discussing its World War II collection of oral histories at the Alachua County Veterans Day program. The ceremony [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The recent addition to the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has just been ranked as one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the U.S.
The Heavener Football Complex has received platinum certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, the highest ranking available. It [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Alumni Association recognized 31 former UF students at the 2009 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards on April 18 at Emerson Alumni Hall.
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award honors alumni age 35 and younger who have excelled in their professions and communities. The award recognition ceremony was established in 2006 by [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– The University of Florida Student Health Care Center has selected Dr. Phillip Barkley and Rizan Yozgat as the recipients of two prestigious awards.
Barkley, director of the Student Health Care Center, received the C. Arthur Sandeen “Improving the Quality of Life” Award given to honor individuals who demonstrate a commitment to improving [...]
LONGWOOD, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) urges summer travelers, including University of Florida faculty, staff and students, to learn about traffic and roadway conditions before traveling by calling its free 511 Travel Information System. Learning about traffic conditions helps travelers save time and money on major trips and during daily commutes. Knowing [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Steven George, an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at the College of Public Health and Health Professions, recently received the John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award from the American Pain Society. The award recognizes early career achievements that have made outstanding contributions to pain scholarship. George received the [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards, an annual program honoring state government employees throughout Florida, has announced its winners for 2009. These winners include seven teams or individuals from the University of Florida.
In addition to honoring “innovation, creativity, and smart work,” the awards program recognizes individuals and work units that have adapted or implemented [...]