GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Compared to all other racial and gender groups in the United States, African-American women are at higher risk of developing hypertension and obesity. The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), is partnering with the University of Florida to reduce this [...]
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The winners of the 2008 Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award have been named: Warrington College of Business professors Sanford Berg and Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay, who were chosen for their innovative use of technologies, such as wikis, podcasts and e-mail newsletters.
Berg is a UF distinguished service professor in economics and distinguished teaching scholar. [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) announced the recipients of the 2008 International Educator of the Year Award. For senior faculty, Charles H. Wood, professor of sociology and Latin American studies, won. The junior faculty winner is Juan Carlos Molleda, assistant professor of public relations.
Wood has made significant contributions to the [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Six and a half years filled with fear, terror and violence that I could have never imagined.” These are not the words of a military veteran or Holocaust survivor; they are the words of a survivor of domestic violence. This devastating social issue affects one in four women and impacts the lives [...]
Mary Liu, a University of Florida freshman and Honors student, will be the face of the university for the 13 million readers of Seventeen magazine.
Liu is one of 15 students chosen to share her freshman college experience. She was selected from approximately 2,000 applicants from across the country. UF alone had more than 300 students [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The new director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will talk about race and politics in Florida in the final program in the Samuel Proctor Florida History Lecture Series this semester.
Paul Ortiz will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Pugh Hall Ocora with a talk titled “Building on Sam Proctor’s [...]
Kelley Godfrey spent the summer before her senior year of high school restoring three houses. She accumulated more than 90 hours of service around Gainesville before her acceptance to UF.
“I would have sat at home by the pool, and instead I changed lives,” Godfrey said. “I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.”
Godfrey, a UF [...]
The Harn Museum of Art recently received a grant of 150 original Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints from one of the nation’s most prestigious arts foundations, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
The gift was made in honor of the foundation’s 20th anniversary to promote the study and exhibition of this relatively unknown [...]
James Izzo recently was named the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies 2008 Alumnus of the Year. Izzo is credited with helping champion efforts for a mentorship program that pairs graduate real estate students with members of the UF Real Estate Advisory Board. He also serves as faculty adviser to the undergraduate [...]
Paul Davenport, a professor in the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, recently was named acting chairman of the college’s department of physiological sciences.
Davenport’s work as a psychologist focuses primarily on the study of human breathing and respiratory rehabilitation. His work has benefited individuals, asthmatic children, U.S. Navy divers and the actor Christopher Reeve, [...]