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Elaine Turner named dean of UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Dawson named interim law dean at UF

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida law professor George L. Dawson has agreed to serve as interim dean for the University of Florida Levin College of Law, beginning July 15.

Shrinking coastline topic of lecture about property rights

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sea levels are rising, slowly but steadily encroaching on Florida’s coastline, affecting businesses and private property owners alike. So what happens when shorelines gradually move farther inland? Does the state own what was once land but is now covered in water? Does the original landowner have a constitutional right to lay claim to their original property line?

College of Medicine rises three spots in national rankings for second year

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, the University of Florida College of Medicine has risen three spots in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of the nation’s top research medical schools.

UF poll reveals support for state Medicaid expansion, changes to Affordable Care Act

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida on upcoming state legislative issues by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in collaboration with the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research found that 67 percent of respondents support expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Twenty-eight percent oppose expansion.

UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ confidence in the economy held steady in February at 78, unchanged from the previous month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Nominations sought for Bob Graham Center Citizen of Year, Young Floridian Award

Published: Feb 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nominations are now being accepted for the Bob Graham Center Citizen of the Year and Young Floridian Award.

UFIT, IFAS create website to gauge value of Florida’s energy projects

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians can learn extensive details about energy projects in the state with the help of a website created by University of Florida Information Technology and the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, known as PREC.

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.

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.