Major grant gives UF’s College of Dentistry something to smile about
The University of Florida is one of 7 institutions to receive a $67- million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lisa Greenberg spoke with UF’s National Dental Practice Based Research Network Education and Training Coordinator Deborah McEdward about how the grant will benefit both dental providers and patients.
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A $50 million donation by Dr. Herbert Wertheim helped to jumpstart a 5-year, $300 million funding project for improvements to the college of engineering and a new Engineering Innovation building.
This semester’s Career Showcase hosted 378 businesses and organizations, the largest number since 2008, and in each fall semester there has been a 10 percent increase in student turnout since then.
A controversial photo taken by the UF chapter of the Chi Omega sorority makes rounds on campus, sparking debate and discussion of racial stereotypes. The four women pictured in the photo wore T-shirts with “Trap Queen” written on them.
During this past Saturday’s Tennessee game, Gator fans expected a cue from the band to play a familiar chant, “You Can’t Do That.” However, complaints about the chant morphing into “Move Back You Suck,” has forced the University Athletic Association to ask the band to no longer play the tune to accompany it. The change has garnered complaints from UF students who see the chant as tradition, but applause from those who viewed it as vulgar and unsportsmanlike.
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries was recently awarded a $288,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant allows Smathers to digitize 110,000 pages of six Floridian and Puerto Rican newspapers.