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Families of Virginia Tech shooting victims designate UF to pilot campus safety program

Published: July 31 2015

The University of Florida is one of the first schools in the country that will begin using a series of online self-assessment tools to improve campus safety programs in nine areas including sexual violence, threat assessment and mental health.

UF's College of Education partners with national nonprofit to provide recommendations for teacher preparation reform

Published: July 16 2015

Stronger licensure standards for teachers and principals, identification of skills educators need from their first day in the classroom, and more rigorous preparation programs for teachers and school leaders are among the steps state education chiefs can take to meet the needs of all students, especially those with disabilities, according to a new report issued jointly by a center for educator preparation reform at the University of Florida and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Majority of Floridians support requiring Spanish in public schools

Published: July 8 2015

Two-thirds of Floridians support requiring Spanish language instruction in Florida public schools, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF is looking for a few great scholars to better educate young children

Published: July 7 2015

With the help of a four-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, UF is seeking future leaders wanting to earn a Ph.D. and then apply their knowledge to improve early childhood studies.

Conroy’s work in early childhood studies earns Zucker Professorship

Published: June 4 2015

Maureen Conroy, an early childhood expert and professor in the University of Florida College of Education, has been named the Anita Zucker Professor in Early Childhood Studies.

UF launches digital book series to tell its best research stories

Published: April 15 2015

Tomatoes, viruses and voting.

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.

Researchers call for immediate end to corporal punishment in Florida schools

Published: January 21 2015

A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling students in all state public schools, citing its new study of classroom disciplinary trends that depicts corporal punishment as violent and outdated, and a source of complications such as increased dropout rates and lawsuits.

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.

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.

UF receives $1 million to boost skills of Florida's early learning educators

Published: October 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Jim Moran Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Florida College of Education to provide access to the latest teaching tools for the state’s 55,000 early learning educators.

Zucker provides lead gift for $10 million early childhood studies initiative

Published: October 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Anita Zucker, a passionate advocate of early childhood education, will provide a leadership gift of $5 million to bolster a comprehensive initiative at the University of Florida to help the nation’s youngest, most vulnerable learners reach their full potential.

UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health. Each plays a critical part, and imbalances can lead to catastrophe — not only for the species but also for humans.

Medical entrepreneur pledges $1 million to new chemistry building

Published: July 17 2014

A preeminent university should have first-class chemistry facilities. That belief inspired Dr. Howard Sheridan and his wife, Brenda, both University of Florida alumni, to pledge $1 million toward a new chemistry and chemical biology building at UF.

Florida among five states partnering with UF center to transform teaching of students with disabilities

Published: April 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — School districts and special education interests in five states — Florida, California, Connecticut, Illinois and South Dakota — are partnering with a new, federally funded center at the University of Florida on an ambitious effort to transform their preparation of effective teachers and leaders serving students with disabilities.

Higher education is worth the cost, Floridians say

Published: April 8 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most Floridians feel that a college education is a good investment — and one that will continue to pay off in the future, according to new survey results from the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education.

Presidential search, London band trip among top 2012 stories

Published: January 1 2013

This year has been another busy one for news at UF, but some stories were more popular than others. Here’s our list of the Top 10 based on unique pageviews.

UF study: 'Tools for getting along' curriculum helps schoolchildren solve social conflicts

Published: December 20 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida special education researchers have found a method to help at-risk students with significant behavioral problems learn to calm aggressive tendencies and actively solve their social conflicts.

UF awarded $25 million to advance teaching of students with disabilities

Published: October 1 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s College of Education will receive $25 million over the next five years to address a concern that has plagued American schools for more than two decades — inadequate teaching of children with disabilities.

UF study shows long-term drug abuse starts with alcohol

Published: July 10 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alcohol — not marijuana — is the gateway drug that leads adolescents down the path toward more serious substances, a new University of Florida study shows.