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UF Tech Connect Fuels Innovation Economy in First 12 Years

Published: Jul 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE — In its first dozen years of operation, the University of Florida’s Tech Connect program has helped launch 157 technology-based startup companies that in turn generated more than $1 billion in private funding, $530 million in public funding and 2,000 new jobs, according to a report released today.

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.

First journalism and communications preeminence position goes to psychology of new technologies expert

Published: May 13th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An expert on the psychology of technology will join the team being assembled to make the University of Florida a leader in online teaching and learning, College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

Experts on human-centered computing are coming to UF

Published: May 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an effort to become a national leader in making computers more secure and more personalized to individual needs, the University of Florida has recruited a team of computer scientists with specialties in what’s known as human-centered computing.

Consumer, be aware: Quality of health-related Internet searches varies

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re like most people, you’ve gone online to find out what’s causing that ringing in your ears or whether a gluten-free diet is worth considering. Be careful.

UF to host online learning conference to kick off pioneering effort in digital education

Published: Nov 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the University of Florida adds four-year programs to its online course offerings in January, the Office of the Provost and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will kick off this pioneering effort in digital education with a conference Dec. 3-4 in University Auditorium.

New report shows UF among nation’s leaders in startup launches

Published: Sep 18th, 2013

SVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida helped create 15 startups last year, ranking fourth nationally just behind leading institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to a new report.

UF: Innovation Hub spawns 250 jobs in just 20 months

Published: Aug 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida has contributed to the creation of 250 jobs in just its first 20 months, new figures show, and the three-story incubator already has more than two dozen tenants.

Applications open for UF program empowering women in tech startups

Published: Aug 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Applications are now available for a new session of the groundbreaking University of Florida program called Empowering Women in Technology Startups, starting in September.

University of Florida engineering professor recognized with ‘Oscar of Innovation’

Published: Jul 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kelly Jordan, assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Florida, has been recognized for his role in developing one of the top 100 technology products of […]