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UF Alumna Erin Jackson on track to compete at 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

It is game on for Erin Jackson, a Gator alumna and long track speed skater, thanks to a true display of Olympic spirit.

Alachua County courthouse renamed after trailblazing judge, University of Florida alumnus Stephan Mickle

More than 100 people gathered on Friday at the Alachua County Courthouse to celebrate the life and legacy of U.S. District Judge Stephan P. Mickle and to witness the renaming of the building in his honor. 

Why we love Wordle, according to science

Several psychological concepts help explain our infatuation with this simple but sharable word game.

University of Florida is bringing a scientist to every Florida school

Students and teachers throughout Florida are learning more about scientists and their work through UF’s Scientist in Every Florida School program. Bruce MacFadden, director of the Thompson Earth Systems Institute, oversees the program and in this episode, he shares how the program got started and why it matters.

5 lessons on teamwork as inspired by The Beatles

While The Beatles are globally regarded as one of the most successful and influential bands of all time, five business lessons can be learned from observing their creative and innovative process unfold during rehearsals — lessons that can be applied to all work settings, regardless of the discipline.

UF study finds ‘doomscrolling’ is a unique behavior

A new University of Florida study has found that doomscrolling — a term used to describe the concept of binging on negative news — is a new and unique behavior, and not just another trendy, clickbaity phrase. 

­­­­Are you talking to a chatbot? Would you like to?

As AI customer service grows, here’s what businesses should consider about earning our trust.

Untangling the knots in the supply chain

Disruptions in the supply chain continue. Asoo Vakharia, director of the Supply Chain Management Center in UF’s Warrington College of Business, explains what’s happening. Produced by Nicci Brown, Brooke Adams, Emily Cardinali and James L. Sullivan. Original music by Daniel Townsend, a doctoral candidate in music composition in the College of the Arts.

Apps show promise to help heavy drinkers age 21-25 cut back

A smartphone breathalyzer and blood-alcohol estimator reduced drinking — even though participants weren’t trying to drink less.

Sharing photos of your kids online? Here’s what you should consider.

Today’s parents are the first to raise children alongside social media and this generation of children is the first to grow up constantly “shared” online. Stacey Steinberg, a professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law is an expert on “sharenting” and the intersection of parents’ and children’s rights in the online world.