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UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

Published: Jul 23rd, 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.

Journalism and communications hires STEM translational communication expert

Journalism and communications hires STEM translational communication expert

Published: Jun 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An expert on health and interpersonal communication will join the University of Florida to direct the development of the STEM Translational Communication Program at the College of Journalism and Communications, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

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.

Education technology professor to head UF’s new Online Learning Institute

Published: May 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Education has hired a leading authority on technology-based learning as a professor of education technology who will also head UF’s new Online Learning Institute, one of UF’s major preeminence initiatives.

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.

First engineering chair appointed under UF’s preeminence initiative goes to Big Data expert

First engineering chair appointed under UF’s preeminence initiative goes to Big Data expert

Published: Feb 7th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Engineering has named Panos Pardalos as the Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Chair in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Pardalos came to UF in 1991 and has been a distinguished professor since 2005. He is the first engineering faculty member to be awarded a chair under the preeminence initiative.

Political scientist talks creativity to kick off UF lecture series

Published: Jan 22nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida has invited its faculty together next week for an intellectual pep rally. It’s a lecture, yes, but with a motive to celebrate academics as well as to edify

UF to expand its brain gain push

Published: Jan 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida doubled down today on its strategy to climb to a top 10 national ranking among public research universities, announcing its intention to recruit top minds in personalized medicine, unmanned vehicles, online learning and seven other fields.

UF’s plan for preeminence gets final go-ahead from state

UF’s plan for preeminence gets final go-ahead from state

Published: Nov 21st, 2013

MIAMI, Fla. – The Florida Board of Governors gave the University of Florida approval today to go on a hiring spree for faculty all-stars who can help the school achieve recognition as one of the nation’s top-ranked public research universities.

First preeminence funding to advance new research frontiers

Published: Oct 9th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a computerized world generating colossal amounts of information, many experts believe the emerging science of big data will lead to bold new insights in fields from biology to business.