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UF Libraries debut online exhibition as companion to opening of Harn wing

Published: Mar 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries have debuted the online exhibition, “Korean Art: Collecting Treasures,” to coincide with this weekend’s opening of the Harn Museum’s David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing and as a permanent companion to the temporary exhibition.

Innovation Square wins award for economic development planning

Published: Mar 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association has selected Innovation Square to receive the 2012 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award.

Author-commentator Sarah Vowell to speak at UF Monday

Published: Mar 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Honors Program will host author and public radio commentator Sarah Vowell for a public reading at 7:30 p.m. April 2 in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

Thirty-three faculty named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2012

Published: Mar 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 33 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2012-2015.

UF trustees OK naming building, business school for Heavener

Published: Mar 28th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida trustees today unanimously approved naming the undergraduate school of business and a new building that will house it for alumnus James W. “Bill” Heavener.

UF workshop to explore innovations in teaching

Published: Mar 28th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida will hold its 2012 Teaching Excellence Workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. April 6 in the Library East Conference Center.

Rawlings Hall wins competition among residence halls for conservation

Published: Mar 28th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rawlings Hall has won the Inter-Residence Hall Association’s “2012 Eco-Challenge: Battle of the Halls” competition in University of Florida residence halls.

Bob Graham visits UF to talk about land-grant universities, water conservation

Published: Mar 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will visit the University of Florida on April 3 for two public presentations.

MindTree to bring 400 high-tech jobs to the Gainesville area

Published: Mar 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — MindTree Limited, a global IT and product engineering company, has selected Gainesville as the site for its United States expansion, bringing 400 new jobs over the next five years and making a $2.925 million capital investment in the heart of Gainesville.

Pioneering neuroscientist who founded UF’s McKnight Brain Institute passes away

Pioneering neuroscientist who founded UF’s McKnight Brain Institute passes away

Published: Mar 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Neuroscientist William G. “Bill” Luttge, 68, the founding executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, died on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Shands at UF medical center. His wife, sons and other family members were at his side.