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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.

UF receives $2 million to assess students' grasp of statistics under new national math standards

Published: October 10 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supported by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida math education researcher Tim Jacobbe is leading a multi-center effort to create high-quality testing instruments in statistics, which will help teachers keep middle and high school students on track for meeting rigorous, new national math standards.

UF researchers awarded $5.5 million in federal grants to help teachers reduce disruptive classroom behavior

Published: June 29 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida education researchers have received two federal grants totaling $5.5 million to conduct studies aimed at reducing significant behavior problems in children that can disrupt the classroom learning environment.

Educators present 1,100 research projects as part of award-winning UF program

Published: May 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 1,300 public school educators are presenting 1,100 problem-shooting research projects this month at University of Florida showcases around the state.

Florida Museum leads project to develop apps for Jacksonville Zoo

Published: May 2 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Want to learn more about penguins and alligators at the Jacksonville Zoo? Thanks to a partnership with the , there’s an app for that.

A school's scholastic success can keep kids from drugs, alcohol

Published: March 31 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In building a culture where even the most underprivileged students can achieve academic success, schools may be able to inadvertently stymie another problem: drug and alcohol use.

A school’s scholastic success can keep kids from drugs, alcohol

Published: March 31 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In building a culture where even the most underprivileged students can achieve academic success, schools may be able to inadvertently stymie another problem: drug and alcohol use.

UF's new interdisciplinary center will boost early childhood learning

Published: December 14 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The growing movement to provide high-quality, early learning experiences for Florida's youngest children received a major boost today when the University of Florida announced the creation of an interdisciplinary Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies.

College students often feel call to certain careers years before graduating

Published: October 26 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Far from being undecided about what direction to take in life, many students just starting in college already know their career callings, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF-Miami partners land $6 million in grants

Published: August 11 2010

MIAMI, Fla. — A three-group partnership of early-childhood education proponents — teaming the University of Florida, Miami-Dade Public Schools and The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation — has beat out more than 1,600 other applicants nationwide for a share of federal education money worth $650 million.