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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.

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.