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SEC Symposium on obesity prevention starts with streamed keynote address Sept. 21

Published: September 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The SEC Network will cover the 2014 Southeastern Conference Symposium, highlighted by a live digital stream of the opening keynote address from Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association.

Sid Martin award

UF's Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator wins national award

Published: September 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator has been recognized as a national leader in technology-based economic development by the State Science and Technology Institute, known as SSTI.

Mindtree chairman and spouse give $1 million to University of Florida College of Engineering

Published: September 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida College of Engineering’s future Innovation Nexus Building will add to its list of distinguished underwriters Subroto and Susmita Bagchi, who have announced a $1 million gift to UF. Their gift will be used to support the Engineering Innovation Nexus Building, a new facility to be located at the heart of UF, directly across from a newly remodeled Reitz Student Union.

Science writers will share expertise as UF Science Journalists in Residence

Published: September 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Two leading science journalists will each spend a week on the University of Florida campus this year as part of the university’s new Science Journalist in Residence Program.

Flu shots for students postponed due to vaccine shipment delay

Published: September 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s Student Health Care Center has postponed its annual “Free Flu Shots” event scheduled for Sept. 19 due to a delay in vaccine shipment. The center will reschedule possibly in mid-October to get as many students as possible vaccinated before the Thanksgiving break.

Faculty art

New Harn exhibition features work by faculty members

Published: September 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is featuring art by UF’s School of Art + Art History art studio faculty in a new exhibition titled “Solo/Together: 50th Annual UF Art Faculty Exhibition.”

New dentistry dean

New dean named for College of Dentistry

Published: September 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Isabel Garcia has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Journalist, former ambassador to discuss Israel-Palestine conflict on Sept. 16

Published: September 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – ACCENT Speakers Bureau at the University of Florida and the Jewish Student Union will host a conversation between Ambassador Michael Oren and Italian-Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal on Sept. 16.

Santos collection

Collection of santos, other artwork opens gallery anniversary

Published: September 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Kicking off University Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2015 is “Come Home; Selections from the Collection of Hector Puig,” featuring selections from the art collection of Hector Puig.

Sheys partner with UF to create 657-acre conference retreat center

Published: September 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla --- A prominent Gainesville-area couple who are longtime University of Florida supporters have committed to transfer their house and 657 acres of pristine conservation land to the university, allowing UF eventually to create a conference retreat center west of the campus that could host symposiums and other academic events advancing UF’s mission.

Innovators Series starts Sept. 18 with Storyful founder

Published: September 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Mark Little, founder of Storyful – a social media verification platform, will discuss new journalism ethics and how social media inspires and informs the news at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in Weimer Hall at the University of Florida.

UF to launch re-branding campaign focused on research, tackling global issues

Published: August 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida on Saturday will launch a re-branding campaign centered on the university’s research, global outreach and commitment to take on the big issues facing the world.

UF donors give record $215 million in fiscal year 2013-14

Published: August 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Donors responding to the University of Florida’s Preeminence initiative gave a record $215.3 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30, boosting UF’s ability to address society’s most pressing concerns and supporting the university’s highest priorities.

Owners reminded to move vehicles for home football games

Published: August 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Transportation and Parking Services reminds UF employees and students of parking restrictions during the seven home football games during the 2014 Gator season.

Florida Museum exhibit marks 100-year anniversary of Passenger Pigeon extinction

Published: August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A Florida Museum of Natural History gallery exhibit opening Sept. 1 illustrates how human actions can lead to the extinction of a species — even those considered common just a century ago.

UF Pharm.D. program to reduce class size, improve student-to-faculty ratio

Published: August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Amid state and national trends showing a decline in the demand for pharmacists and an increased emphasis on interprofessional, team-based approaches to care, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy is embarking on a four-year plan to lower its student-to-faculty ratio as part of ongoing curriculum reform.

Students invited to pep rally in the Swamp

Published: August 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Alumni Association and the University Athletic Association are teaming up to host the first “Rally in the Swamp,” a student pep rally to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to welcome students to campus and prepare them for the football team’s season opener against Idaho on Aug. 30.

Common Reading Book author to speak at convocation

Published: August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Will Allen, author of “The Good Food Revolution,” the 2014 Common Reading Program book, will speak at the New Student Convocation at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in the O’Connell Center.

UF staffers reach out to welcome students

Published: August 15 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida divisions of Business Affairs, Student Affairs and Human Resources are sponsoring the 14th annual Ask Me Campaign Aug. 19-26.

UF professor recognized for dedication to entrepreneurship

Published: August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida professor received a national Dedication to Entrepreneurship award this week.