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Graduating student found her calling in UF’s agricultural programs

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she wasn’t using her talents as a videographer to record dolphin-human interactions at Discovery Cove, getting her young son to day care or interning for the U.S. Forest Service, Tory Boyd was busy earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and communication.

Students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition this week

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE , Fla. — How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000. That’s the grand prize for the winners of the inaugural Gator Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 24-25 at multiple sites on UF’s campus.

Students’ robots to be demonstrated in New Engineering Building

Published: Apr 22nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Demonstrations of more than a dozen robots built by University of Florida Intelligent Machines Design Lab students will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 23 in the New Engineering Building Harris Rotunda.

UF Dance Marathon raises $1.5 million ‘For the Kids’

Published: Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dance Marathon at the University of Florida celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend by raising a record-crushing $1.5 million for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

UF Health leaders transition to new roles

Published: Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two UF Health leaders will assume new roles within the system as of July 1. Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001, will be the UF Health executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs, and Ed Jimenez, chief operating officer for UF Health Shands Hospital and senior vice president, will serve as interim CEO of UF Health Shands.

Students to demonstate newly developed computer games

Published: Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Battlesnake Deathmatch and Dungeonesque are just two of the computer games developed by University of Florida students that will be demonstrated from noon to 4 p.m. April 21.

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

Published: Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — His body might not always have the energy it needs, but 6-year-old Nathan Ferrell’s fun-loving personality stands in stark contrast to his disease as he faces his unique medical challenge with courage every day.

UF sending 25 students to national science and engineering event

Published: Apr 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty-five University of Florida undergraduate students will go to Washington, D.C., next week to participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Lakeland newspaper wins FOI award from Brechner Center

Published: Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Ledger newspaper in Lakeland has been named the winner of the 28th Annual Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award for its investigative series. The award-winning series highlights the difficulties reporters and citizens face when they try to exercise their fundamental constitutional right to access government information.

Florida Museum of Natural History recognizes volunteers of the year

Published: Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hard work has paid off for Barbara Ornstein and Robert Tarnuzzer, who were recently recognized by the Florida Museum of Natural History as winners of the 2014 James Pope Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award.