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Florida Museum kicks off free movie series with ‘The Wolf Man’ July 11

Published: Jun 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Get ready for a “howling” good time during a month of free movie screenings at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds

Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds

Published: Jun 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher.

UF recruits 36 faculty in first round of preeminence hiring

Published: Jun 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has recruited more than three dozen distinguished faculty members from around the world as the first round of hires in the university’s “Preeminence Plan” to rise among the nation’s top public universities.

UF study names ancient crocodilian featured in Titanoboa documentary

UF study names ancient crocodilian featured in Titanoboa documentary

Published: May 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study describes a 16-foot, 900-pound ancient species of crocodilian that swam in the same rivers as Titanoboa 60 million years ago in the world’s oldest-known rain forest.

Fla. Museum to offer free admission to active military, families May 26-Sept. 1

Published: May 7th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As part of the Blue Star Museums program, the Florida Museum of Natural History will offer free admission to all fee-based exhibits for active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.

Florida Museum of Natural History recognizes volunteers of the year

Published: Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hard work has paid off for Barbara Ornstein and Robert Tarnuzzer, who were recently recognized by the Florida Museum of Natural History as winners of the 2014 James Pope Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award.

Study shows ‘dinosaurs of the turtle world’ at risk in Southeast rivers

Published: Apr 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, including two recently discovered species, University of Florida scientists say.

UF to begin new St. Augustine work after gift of more than 97,000 artifacts

Published: Mar 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida begins its 20th season of archaeological fieldwork since 1976 this week in St. Augustine at the site of America’s first colony, founded by explorer Pedro Menendez in 1565.

UF reports fewer shark attacks in 2013, above-average fatalities worldwide

Published: Feb 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world experienced the lowest number of shark attacks since 2009, although fatalities in 2013 were above average, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today.

Museum exhibit lets the dogs out in ‘Wolf to Woof’ exhibit

Museum exhibit lets the dogs out in ‘Wolf to Woof’ exhibit

Published: Jan 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Visitors will soon be able to uncover the mysteries of man’s best friend at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s new temporary exhibit, “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs,” opening Feb. 15.