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  1. Professor honored for distinguished career in tropical biologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Throughout his career, Jack Ewel has explored exotic locations, climbed ancient mountains and gained wisdom from the people and cultures around the world. Ewel, an emeritus professor in the University of Florida Department of Biology, has worked in ecology and tropical forestry since the early 1960s.

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  2. Explore the world without even leaving GainesvilleRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Visitors can learn about the importance of research and collections in a new exhibit now on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History. "Exploring Our World" features information about ongoing University of Florida and museum research, and spotlights current UF initiatives in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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  3. Explore the world without even living GainesvilleRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Visitors can learn about the importance of research and collections in a new exhibit now on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History. "Exploring Our World" features information about ongoing University of Florida and museum research, and spotlights current UF initiatives in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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  4. UF campus buzzing with creativity during summer BRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Each year, during the University of Florida's summer B semester, participants across campus present a series of activities aimed to delight, educate and entertain. The event is called Creative B. Founded in 2010 by the Office of the Provost, Creative B 2015 activities range from a poetry reading by Zilka Joseph, to film screenings, to experimentation with geospatial science.

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  5. It's true. "The Liar" is coming to the Constans Theatre.Read the original story

    Jul 2, 2015 | University of Florida News

    The University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance will present its second summer production at the Constans Theatre July 9-12. Pierre Corneille's play "The Liar" transplants the audience to the 17th century world of comedy, romance and miscommunication.

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  6. Capital One helps UF alumna fund $5,000 grantRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | University of Florida News

    With the help of the Capital One #WishForOthers campaign, Takeya Bland, a 2010 University of Florida graduate, was able to present a $5,000 grant to the Division of Student Affairs' Center for Leadership and Service. The generous donation will be used to fund Project MASCOT , a one-year program for University of Florida students interested in helping and motivating elementary school children in the Gainesville area.

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  7. Mowing the lawn in those new running shoes? You may not be happy with themRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | University of Florida News

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. When it comes to how many different ways you use the things you buy, more may not necessarily be better.

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  8. Look! Up in the skyRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2015 | University of Florida News

    It's a Fourth of July celebration on the third! Fanfares & Fireworks, Gainesville's traditional Independence Day event, returns Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field. Admission is free.

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  9. Existing drug used in transplants causes older rats to lose weightRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, which has intriguing implications for aging humans.

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  10. Severely impaired stroke survivors regain arm function after intensive physical therapyRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a University of Florida Health study. After a stroke, the brain and body can start recovering immediately and can show improvement up to six months afterward, said UF Health researcher Janis Daly, Ph.D. But this study focused on people who had persistent disability even a year or more after completing standard care.

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  11. This gorgeous moth is an invasive plant's worst nightmareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | University of Florida News

    The bella moth, pictured on the flower of an exotic Crotalaria retusa, is changing the plant's ecology as it feeds on the seeds of this invasive plant. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Andrei Sourakov Taming an invasive plant that's 8 feet tall and poisonous is no small feat, especially if you're a tiny moth.

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  12. UF's College of Journalism and Communications Expands Radio OfferingsRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | University of Florida News

    The University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications will launch two FM radio stations and associated digital platforms in 2015, increasing the local content and formats available to listeners in Gainesville and Alachua County. For the first time since it was introduced to the market nearly 90 years ago, WRUF--AM 850, the longtime "Voice of the Gators", will also broadcast on FM, available at 95.3, in the next 90--120 days.

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  13. A world of pianistsRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Thirty outstanding college and pre-college pianists from seven countries will gather once again at the University of Florida June 13-20 for the 2015 UF International Piano Festival. Student participants will enjoy lessons and masterclasses with distinguished teachers from across North America and China, while the public can attend daily free masterclasses and recitals.

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  14. Innovative program provides entrepreneurial guidance for disabled veteransRead the original story

    May 8, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Disabled U.S. veterans will again descend on the University of Florida's campus for the second annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Program beginning Saturday. The VEP, sponsored by the Warrington College of Business Administration's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, assists veterans interested in starting a business or who already own one.

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  15. UF/IFAS researchers bombard plant-killing fungus with silver nanoparticlesRead the original story

    May 4, 2015 | University of Florida News

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. Deep in the soil, underneath more than 400 plant and tree species, lurks a lethal fungus threatening Florida's $15 billion a year ornamental horticulture industry.

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  16. UF among nation's leaders in licensing, patents and startupsRead the original story

    May 4, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Imagine losing, in the prime of your working years, the ability to see, and all that encompasses. That is the reality for the 7.69 million Americans with diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness in adults.

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  17. A weeklong music event with a distinctly Brazilian accentRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | University of Florida News

    The University of Florida School of Music, in collaboration with Broward College, will present the 2015 Brazilian Music Institute, or BMI, from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. BMI brings together outstanding artists for a weeklong event designed to extend the experience and expand the possibilities of learning and performing Brazilian music. The institute will present two Ritmo & Romance closing concerts on Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. at Broward College's Bailey Hall, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie, and on Sunday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall in Gainesville.

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  18. Free comedy showRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | University of Florida News

    Generation Sketch Comedy will perform this Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at the Reitz Union Cinema . Some Strings Attached is a sketch comedy show written by members of the group.

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  19. Dirty Heads are headed to the Phillips CenterRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | University of Florida News

    UF Student Government Productions will host a free concert featuring the "cool, feel-good" sound of the Dirty Heads, on Wednesday, April 22, at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. This the second free spring show presented by SGP.

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  20. Getting Gators to stay in GainesvilleRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | University of Florida News

    With so many career opportunities and a thriving entrepreneurial climate, why would a UF student not explore life in Gainesville after graduation? That's the thinking behind the "Stay in the Swamp" Career Fair to be hosted this Thursday in Hough Hall by the Hough Graduate School of Business. In its third year, the event is designed to encourage current students to pursue careers in the Gainesville area.

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