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FEMA head returns home to speak at doctoral ceremony this week

Published: August 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- W. Craig Fugate is coming back to where his high-profile career began.

RTS to reduce service during summer break

Published: August 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Regional Transit System will have reduced bus service during the collegiate break between the summer and fall semesters, Aug. 9-17.

UF ranks No. 7 on Money magazine’s list of Best Colleges for Your Money

Published: July 29 2014

GAINESVILE, Fla. — Money magazine on Monday released its first-ever college rankings, and the University of Florida came in at No. 7 among public institutions — and No. 1 in Florida — on its list of Best Colleges for Your Money.

Pharmacologist named executive associate dean at UF's veterinary medical college

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college. Dean James W. Lloyd made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.

UF College of Medicine founding member dies

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. William F. Enneking, one of the founding leaders of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a renowned expert in the field of orthopedic medicine whose work led to a revolutionary treatment to save limbs during tumor surgery and redefined how physicians communicate about these tumors, passed away July 17. He was 88.

UF to celebrate the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will hold a special weekend of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal from Aug. 15 – 17. More than a dozen exhibits related to the planning, construction, development and impact of the canal will open during the centennial weekend. The exhibits will feature rare and unique materials from the collections of the George A. Smathers Libraries, including photographs, maps, government documents and original artifacts.

Friends old and new meet on Sesame Street in Gainesville

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special — so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies!

Florida Museum seeks community support for butterfly gardens at local schools

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many young children today are disconnected from the natural world, but a project to plant local butterfly gardens in area schools is closing the gap that exists between urban students and nature.

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line to play O’Connell Center

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Country singer Jason Aldean is coming to croon at the O’Connell Center. His Burn It Down Tour 2014 will stop at the University of Florida on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest Florida Georgia Line and featured artist Tyler Farr will also perform.

UF finance professor named chief economist for Securities and Exchange Commission

Published: July 22 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Professor Mark Flannery, Bank of America Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration, has been named chief economist and director of the nation’s Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, or DERA, the SEC announced Monday.

University of Florida Homecoming & Gator Growl Announces 2014 Entertainment Lineup

Published: July 19 2014

Indie-pop band Foster the People, and three-time Grammy winning rapper Ludacris will co-headline Gator Growl 2014, the University of Florida Homecoming & Gator Growl organizers announced Friday.

UF professor's study named article of the year

Published: July 17 2014

A University of Florida professor’s article on quitting smoking has been named the best of the year by one of the nation’s leading behavioral psychology journals.

UF professor's art exhibit explores concepts of control, surveillance

Published: July 17 2014

University Galleries is featuring a new exhibit open through July 25 in the University of Florida’s University Gallery as part of UF’s Creative B summer activities. CNTRL-SPACE, by UF alumnus and professor Patrick Pagano, is an interactive digital projection environment exhibit that explores the illusion of control in a technocratic society.

Students with 'A' in science statewide receive free Florida Museum admission

Published: July 17 2014

The Florida Museum of Natural History is continuing its popular “A for Science” free admission program for K-12 students statewide.

Ron White to perform at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Nov. 6

Published: July 17 2014

Comedian Ron White will perform at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 18 at noon.

Date of 'Chicago' performance changed, second show added

Published: July 15 2014

A performance of the Broadway musical "Chicago" originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 a the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been moved to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3.

179D tax allocations prove source of savings for University of Florida

Published: July 15 2014

The University of Florida has received $37,212 from Affiliated Engineering Inc. in return for the first of several 179D tax deduction allocations from its energy efficient buildings with the help of Efficiency Energy LLC, a consulting firm specializing the program.

Nuclear program expands, welcomes new director, renovates reactor

Published: July 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s Nuclear Engineering Program has undergone substantial growth over the past few years, and is planning for more. This month, James Baciak became the new director of the program, and by the end of the year, the training reactor will be “essentially brand new” after extensive renovations.

UF given award for excellence in procurement

Published: July 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida has been awarded the prestigious 19th annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute, known as NPI.

UF professors to participate in SEC symposium on obesity prevention

Published: July 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Two University of Florida professors will participate in the 2014 SEC Symposium about obesity prevention Sep. 21-23 in Atlanta.