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UF professor to speak on how to “Down Size”

Published: January 30 2015

Author and UF professor Ted Spiker will give a talk about his book “Down Size: Twelve Truths for Turning Pants-Splitting Frustration into Pants-Fitting Success” Tuesday from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Smathers Library (East), room 100.

Behind the scenes at UF's “Phantom of the Opera”

Published: January 30 2015

A look behind the curtain of UF Opera Theatre's sold-out production.

Becoming a Global Gator

Published: January 30 2015

The UF International Center will hold the spring 2015 Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Plaza of the Americas.

Students encouraged to file early for financial aid

Published: January 29 2015

University of Florida students who complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and UF financial aid files before March 15 have a better chance of receiving those funds.

UF Counseling and Wellness Center names Escoto new director

Published: January 28 2015

Following an extensive nationwide search, the University of Florida Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Ernesto Escoto has been named the new director of the Counseling and Wellness Center.

UF entrepreneurs to be honored at inaugural Gator100 Awards

Published: January 27 2015

Wondering which University of Florida alumnus’ company has experienced the highest revenue growth over the past three years? The answer will be provided at the inaugural Gator100 Awards Feb. 6 at the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom.

Medieval beasts come to UF libraries

Published: January 26 2015

“The Beast in the Book: Animals in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Illustrations from the Middle Ages” will be on display in the George A. Smathers Libraries until March 6.

More human than human?

Published: January 26 2015

Priscilla Wald, a scholar of U.S. literature and culture from Duke University, will give a free public talk Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Smathers Library (East) 100.

UF faculty to share architecture, historic preservation and sustainability research with students

Published: January 26 2015

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning will host its annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in multiple areas throughout the Architecture Building.

Sue overall with visitors. Courtesy of Field Museum.

12 things you didn’t know about 'A T. rex named Sue'

Published: January 22 2015

The most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered is returning to Gainesville Jan. 24-Sept. 13. But even if you caught Sue during her last visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History, here are a few things you might not know about this 67-million-year-old visitor.

Author, TED speaker David Epstein to visit UF

Published: January 15 2015

David Epstein, New York Times best-selling author of “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,” will visit UF Jan. 27-30.

Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman

Environmental reporter to speak at UF Feb. 2

Published: January 15 2015

Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman will speak Monday, Feb. 2 at noon in Smathers Library Room 101. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch for the discussion.

Engineering summit to address the power of diversity

Published: January 14 2015

The University of Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (ELI) will host its biennial Gator Engineering Leadership Summit at the Reitz Union January 15. The summit, whose theme is “Powered to Lead,” will feature a lineup of women speakers who have served significant leadership roles in historically male-dominated government, military and STEM-related fields.

Road Closures Jan. 14

Published: January 14 2015

A water main break has closed several roads on and near campus from 4 p.m.-midnight.

UF’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

Published: January 12 2015

Acclaimed actress Tessa Thompson will speak Jan. 21 as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week at the University of Florida.

Smathers Libraries at UF receive $500,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant Award

Published: January 12 2015

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries have received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant of $500,000 to build an endowment fund that will broaden access to humanities resources relating to the Jewish experience in Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. The matching award provides a $1 match for every $3 raised.

UF HR communications head named to inaugural board of directors for groundbreaking group in academic health and wellness

Published: December 24 2014

The National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities has elected its first board of directors, a historic move in the effort to revolutionize the culture of health and wellness at colleges and universities, the consortium’s new board president Bernadette Melnyk announced Monday.

UF extends highest honor to engineering pioneer Linda Parker Hudson

Published: December 22 2014

Linda Parker Hudson, the first woman to lead a major aerospace and defense company, has received an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Florida, the highest honor the university can give an individual.

College of the Arts ‘elder statesman’ recognized as AUDELCO Torchbearer

Published: December 22 2014

Michael “Mikell” Pinkney, associate professor at the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance, is one of six people named a 2014 AUDELCO Torchbearer.

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.