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UF students help with project to measure seismic activity across U.S.

Published: Jun 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida undergraduate students are spending the summer participating in an ambitious project to measure seismic activity across the United States.

UF’s tobacco-free policy succeeds in first year

Published: Jun 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida officials say students, faculty and staff have reduced tobacco use and responded positively to the tobacco-free campus policy since it became effective a year ago this Friday.

Investigation finds equipment flaw, horse’s panic resulted in its death

Published: Jun 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A water rescue training exercise that led to a horse’s death earlier this year was an accident and resulted from the horse’s unexpected panic and a previously undetected flaw in the training equipment, an investigation by members of University of Florida’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee concludes.

Board of Governors names two new members to UF Board of Trustees

Published: Jun 23rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Board of Governors today announced the appointment of two new members of the University of Florida Board of Trustees.

Florida Museum extends ‘Barrier Islands’ exhibit through Aug. 7

Published: Jun 23rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Due to popular demand, the Florida Museum of Natural History will display the exhibit “Barrier Islands: Creations of Tide and Time” through Aug. 7.

UF undergraduate chosen for fellowship with Department of State

Published: Jun 22nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida undergraduate has been named a Pickering Fellow for the 2011-2012 year by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for the U. S. Department of State.

UF trains entrepreneurs through 10-week training program

Published: Jun 22nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jane Muir believes that you need just the right amount of luck to start a successful business. Luck, that is, as an acronym for the words: Labor Under Correct Knowledge.

Accepting her own challenge, businesswoman donates $1 million to create UF professorship in early childhood studies

Published: Jun 20th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Entrepreneur Anita Zucker, a 1972 education graduate of the University of Florida, last year challenged fellow alumni who had never contributed to make an annual donation to the College of Education. Zucker, a 2010 recipient of UF’s Distinguished Alumni Award, sweetened the deal by matching such gifts dollar-for-dollar.

New Titletown Gator Club offers summer program of discounts, events

Published: Jun 20th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The new Titletown Gator Club has teamed up with the University of Florida Alumni Association and University of Florida Media Properties to design a members-only “100 Days of Summer” program, with the aim of providing exclusive events and discounts on the best stuff to do, see, eat and buy during the slower summer months in Gainesville.

Public presentations set Monday for Innovation Square, neighborhood

Published: Jun 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Area residents and business people will get two chances on Monday to have a look at the newest plans for Innovation Square, the 24/7 research environment being developed on Southwest Second Avenue.