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Homan named UF Teacher-Scholar of the Year

Published: Apr 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — English professor Sidney R. Homan has been awarded the University of Florida’s Teacher-Scholar of the Year award for 2013-2014.Originating in 1960, it is UF’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award. It offers an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition. In making the award, the Award Committee selects a faculty member who demonstrates distinguished achievement in both teaching and scholarly activity demonstrated through scholarly research, creative writing, original works of art, etc., and visibility within and beyond the university.

Sustainable UF to host annual Campus Earth Day April 11

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability will host its annual Campus Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the Plaza of the Americas.

Florida Museum announces winners of student research awards

Published: Apr 7th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History recently announced the winners of the 2014 Austin Award and Bullen Award. Two University of Florida students received the awards from the museum’s University Teaching Committee for their research and contributions to the museum’s collections.

UF Hall of Fame adds 23 new members to roster of leaders

Published: Apr 7th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida announced 23 new members for the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given to student leaders at the […]

Smathers exhibition examines women’s role in Cuban history

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new Smathers Libraries bilingual exhibition at the University of Florida highlights the many ways in which women were active and vital participants in Cuba’s revolutions.

Joe Joyce to head IFAS Center for Leadership

Joe Joyce to head IFAS Center for Leadership

Published: Apr 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences announced today that Joseph Joyce, associate vice president for agriculture and natural resources, will leave that position to lead the development of an IFAS Center aimed at leadership development.

Florida Museum director elected president of science museum association

Published: Apr 1st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History Director Douglas S. Jones was elected president of the Association of Science Museum Directors at the association’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City in March.

Elaine Turner named dean of UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

International food security expert to speak at UF

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oxford University Professor Charles Godfray, one of the most influential scientists involved in research and outreach on global food security, is speaking at the University of Florida April 4 as part of the Florida Climate Institute’s Distinguished Scholar Seminar.

Unmanned aircraft program to be featured at big airshow in Lakeland

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While most people think of unmanned aircraft solely as military drones, a group University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers know from more than a decade of experience that the small aircraft are used to further science and engineering.