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Medical entrepreneur pledges $1 million to new chemistry building

Published: Jul 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — 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: Apr 1st, 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.

Banks family commits $5 million to support University of Florida’s preeminence initiative

Published: Feb 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Inspired by the University of Florida’s quest to be a top-10 public research university, Andrew and Pamela Banks and their family committed $5 million to support faculty, research and teaching, UF officials announced today.

Higher education is worth the cost, Floridians say

Published: Apr 8th, 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: Jan 1st, 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: Dec 20th, 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: Oct 1st, 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: Jul 10th, 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: Oct 10th, 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: Jun 29th, 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.