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P. K. Yonge names new director

By on May 16th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, affiliated with the University of Florida announced today it will have a new director starting July 1st, but the person assuming the position isn’t a new face on P.K. Yonge’s campus. Current Director of Research [...]

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Weather keeps Florida-Georgia border on fire

By on May 11th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The Honey Prairie Fire continues to expand as it blazes through the Okefenokee Swamp. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson has more.

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Cade Prize Night to honor technological innovation and the arts

By on May 11th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thursday, May 12th marks the second annual Cade Prize Night, a night to celebrate Florida’s invention, innovation, and creativity. Brittany Thompson spoke with Director of the Cade Museum, Dorrie Hipschman. She says the event is a blend of arts and [...]

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UF Faculty Union President responds to Bernie Machen’s address

By on May 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The head of the University of Florida faculty union, John Biro, was pleased to hear UF President Bernie Machen doesn’t plan to layoff any faculty or staff despite the budgets cuts imposed by state lawmakers. Biro talked with WUFT-FM’s Brittany [...]

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Two Gainesville-based contracting companies merge

By on May 5th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Longtime Gainesville-based contracting affiliates Charles Perry Construction, Incorporated and PPI Construction Management, Incorporated have merged as Charles Perry Partners, Incorporated or CPPI… WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson has more…

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UF researchers find quiet protein speaks loudly in the fight against cancer

By on May 5th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm

University of Florida researcher and principal investigator, David Reisman says a new discovery shows that when variations of a certain protein in a person’s cells are too quiet, it may add to the risk that someone will develop lung cancer. [...]

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Mine gets approval in Levy county

By on May 4th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

The Levy County Commission gave Tarmac America approval early Wednesday morning for a special exception application for the King Road Mine to operate a limestone mine . As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports the vote was close.

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Peace Corps of America celebrates 50 years

By on March 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

In commemoration of the Peace Corp of America’s, 50th anniversary, today, the University of Florida hosted an event on the Plaza of the Americas Wednesday afternoon. As Brittany Thompson reports, Peace Corps volunteers joined University of Florida students to answer [...]

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2011 Legislative session now officially underway

By on March 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Republican state representative from Ocala, Dennis Baxley is weighing in on legislative priorities. Brittany Thompson reports.

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Student protests continue one year after UF graduate student was shot

By on March 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

The Coalition for Justice Against Police Brutality held a rally today on the University of Florida campus as they delivered a revised petition to the university’s administration one year after UF graduate student, Kofi Adu-Brempong was shot on campus by [...]

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