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UF Dance Marathon raises $1.5 million ‘For the Kids’

Published: Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dance Marathon at the University of Florida celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend by raising a record-crushing $1.5 million for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

UF Health leaders transition to new roles

Published: Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two UF Health leaders will assume new roles within the system as of July 1. Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001, will be the UF Health executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs, and Ed Jimenez, chief operating officer for UF Health Shands Hospital and senior vice president, will serve as interim CEO of UF Health Shands.

Students to demonstate newly developed computer games

Published: Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Battlesnake Deathmatch and Dungeonesque are just two of the computer games developed by University of Florida students that will be demonstrated from noon to 4 p.m. April 21.

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

Published: Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — His body might not always have the energy it needs, but 6-year-old Nathan Ferrell’s fun-loving personality stands in stark contrast to his disease as he faces his unique medical challenge with courage every day.

UF sending 25 students to national science and engineering event

Published: Apr 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty-five University of Florida undergraduate students will go to Washington, D.C., next week to participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Research links sadness with avoidance of indulgent behavior

Published: Apr 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Getting the kids to go easy on the chocolate bunnies this year could be simple as sitting them down Easter morning and making them watch “Old Yeller.”

Lakeland newspaper wins FOI award from Brechner Center

Published: Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Ledger newspaper in Lakeland has been named the winner of the 28th Annual Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award for its investigative series. The award-winning series highlights the difficulties reporters and citizens face when they try to exercise their fundamental constitutional right to access government information.

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.

Sustainable UF to host annual Campus Earth Day April 11

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability will host its annual Campus Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the Plaza of the Americas.