GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Artistic Committee of Étant donnés, the French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange, awarded a $15,000 grant to the Harn Museum of Art in June. The museum is one of 14 grant recipients this year. The grant partially funds “Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible,” a [...]
LA PALMA, Canary Islands — Telescopes are tools for observation. But on Friday, one was the star.
More than 500 astronomers, government officials and journalists from three continents — including the King and Queen of Spain — gathered on this tiny island to inaugurate the Gran Telescopio Canarias, the world’s largest telescope.
Seven astronomers and officials [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The federal Economic Development Administration has awarded the University of Florida an $8.2 million grant to help create the Florida Innovation Hub at UF, a facility officials describe as a “super incubator.”
The 45,000-square-foot facility, slated to be built on what is now a parking lot at Shands AGH, will nurture start-up companies [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To ensure that items owned by the libraries are available to patrons, the George A. Smathers Libraries will attempt to quickly replace each item lost by patrons with an exact copy, an updated edition of the title or a similar title. The libraries no longer refund replacement costs for items that are [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Congressman Cliff Stearns is sponsoring two upcoming home ownership workshops in Ocala and Gainesville. The sessions will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 in the Klein Conference Center of the Ewers Century Center at the Central Florida Community College in Ocala, and from 4 to 8 p.m. [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced some top-level administrative changes.
Dean Paul D’Anieri has named three new associate deans: Alan Dorsey, Debra Walker King, and Milagros Peña. In addition, current Associate Dean David Richardson has been named senior associate dean. The new deans will start Aug. [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Oprah Winfrey reads a book, millions of readers follow – and this summer, they will be reading the works of two University of Florida English professors.
For her 2009 “25 Books You Can’t Put Down” Summer Reading List, Winfrey selected Mary Robison’s “One D.O.A., One on the Way” and Jill Ciment’s “Heroic [...]
Gainesville, Fla. — Blake Matson, University of Florida junior, has been selected as one of ten finalists in the Quiznos “Where do you Torpedo?” contest. Matson is hoping his video, “The sandwich you can’t let go,” will obtain the most online votes before July 31. In the video, Matson is riding in a sports car [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Human Resources Training and Organizational Development will be offering workshops in July and August that provide an opportunity to focus on personal development as a step toward being more effective. Sign up for one or several of these workshops designed to help you “be your best:”
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Human Resources Training and Organizational Development is pleased to announce a call for applications to join the UF Academy for 2009-2010. Applications are being accepted from July 20 through Aug. 28. This year’s program kicks off at 9 a.m. on Sept. 23 at the Human Resource Services [...]