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UF music professor inducted into Florida Bandmasters Association Roll of Distinction

Published: December 22 2014

The Florida Bandmasters Association has honored R. Gary Langford, professor of music emeritus at the University of Florida School of Music, by inducting him into its Roll of Distinction at a concert and ceremony held at Stetson University in Deland, FL. Langford becomes the 15th inductee and fourth Gator to receive this honor.

Anonymous donor gives record $12.5 million to set new standard of academic excellence for Gator student-athletes

Published: December 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida student-athletes will soon have a world-class learning environment to support and enhance their academic experiences, thanks to a $12.5 million donation from an anonymous donor.

For third year running, UF ranks No. 3 on Kiplinger’s best values list

Published: December 17 2014

For the third year in a row, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked the University of Florida No. 3 nationally and No. 1 among Florida public universities on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2015.

Grand Chanukah celebration will feature giant Menorah lighting

Published: December 17 2014

To help welcome the holiday of Chanukah, the Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center at the University of Florida will host a Downtown Family Festival in Gainesville the evening of Dec. 17. The Jewish community will commemorate the eight-day “festival of lights” by lighting a giant Menorah. The festivities will get underway at 5:30 p.m. in the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza. The kindling of the grand Menorah will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

A T. rex named Sue is headed this way

Published: December 17 2014

Tyrannosaurus rex has commanded respect and sparked curiosity in people’s minds for centuries. And the most famous T. rex of all, a little lady named Sue, is coming to the Florida Museum of Natural History Jan. 24 – Sept. 13, 2015, for an exhibit called “A T. rex named Sue.” If only Johnny Cash were here to sing about her.

Three UF professors named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Published: December 16 2014

Three University of Florida scientists are among 170 new Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, which recognizes the contributions of researchers from universities and non-profit organizations who are named inventors on U.S. patents.

Personal collections in the Florida Museum spotlight Jan. 10

Published: December 15 2014

It isn’t common to find primitive tools, classic cars, paintings of World War II fighter planes, antique dolls and James Bond memorabilia under one roof. But all of that, and more, will be on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s annual Collectors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 10, 2015.

Bus schedule changes for the holidays

Published: December 12 2014

During the holiday season, the Regional Transit System of Gainesville (RTS) will be running a modified service schedule from Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

UF receives national community service award for second time in five years

Published: December 11 2014

The University of Florida was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Roll for outstanding volunteer service to the community. UF most recently received the award in 2009. The university was honored in the General Service Category and the Education Category, which recognizes institutions with a significant focus on improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through graduate education.

Farewell Reception for President Bernie Machen set for Dec. 18

Published: December 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to a reception and celebration of University of Florida President Bernie Machen, who will step down at the end of the month after 11 years as president.

Public hearing scheduled Dec. 16 for UF master plan

Published: December 9 2014

A public hearing on the University of Florida campus master plan is scheduled for Dec. 16 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center.

UF Preeminence moving forward with Board of Trustees tenure approval of new faculty hires

Published: December 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Twelve nationally recognized professors are joining the University of Florida faculty, furthering UF’s push toward becoming a top public university.

Holiday concert to honor veterans

Published: December 4 2014

In addition to ringing in the holidays, this year’s Sounds of the Season concert, which falls on Pearl Harbor Day, will celebrate veterans.

Message regarding social media threat

Published: December 3 2014

Twitter threat

Good for you and great as a gift

Published: December 3 2014

Just in time for the holidays, the Gator Citrus Club will host its annual citrus sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11-13 at Fifield Hall on Hull Road. Shoppers can choose from pre-packed 20- and 40-pound boxes of grapefruit and navel oranges. All of the fruit is grown in Florida, and the money collected will be used to fund a year-end educational trip. The club participates in horticultural volunteer projects and provides citrus greening educational materials.

'tis the season for Poinsettias

Published: December 3 2014

The University of Florida's department of environmental horticulture will hold its 18th annual Poinsettia Sale and Show at the Fifield Hall greenhouses on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 pm and Friday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public research university's role as an economic engine

Published: December 3 2014

The University of Florida Office of the Provost and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will host a conference on “Building Robust Graduate and Research Programs for the Future,” beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. and concluding Friday at 3 p.m. Hunter Rawlings, president of the American Association of Universities, will present the keynote address at the conference, will be held at the University Auditorium.

What’s the Big Idea?

Published: December 1 2014

For the second year, the Warrington College of Business Administration, along with its Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), is sponsoring The Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Intent-to-Compete forms are now being accepted for the Apr. 23-24, 2015, event. The competition is open to all UF students, regardless of their major.

Brown University scholar to shed light on the future of big data

Published: December 1 2014

Wendy Chun, renowned scholar of media and technology from Brown University, will present a free lecture at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Smathers Library East, Room 100.

2015-16 Fellowship Competition for US Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

Published: November 26 2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) has announced its 16th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.