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Center for Integrative Medicine opening at Shands

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

This summer, Shands at UF will open its first Center for Integrative Medicine. The field combines traditional and alternative therapies to provide patients different techniques in medicine.

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Christian Aguilar honored at memorial service

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

The search for University of Florida student Christian Aguilar has ended and a memorial service was held Monday at the St. Augustine Church. UF President Bernie Machen spoke at the event, along with the vice president for student affairs and the dean of the College of Engineering.

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Community mourns Christian Aguilar

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Monday night a service was held in memory of UF missing student Christian Aguilar. Before the service, human remains found Friday were identified as those of Aguilar.

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University of Florida hosts state’s anti-hazing summit

By on September 24th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Nearly 100 officials and faculty members from college campuses across the state met at the University of Florida today for the State of Florida’s Anti-Hazing Summit, a professional development event focused on ending hazing.

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Isaac’s rain slows down clam harvesting

By on August 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

WUFT discusses Cedar Key in Levy County and its relationship with clam farming.

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Jobs are hard to find without a high school diploma

By on May 4th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm

The job market in Florida is slowly improving, but as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Elizabeth Odom reports, one group of adults may have a more difficult time finding employment.  

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Man pleads guilty and is sentenced for killing a UF student

By on May 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

The man charged with killing a University of Florida student pleaded guilty to second-degree murder today. Antonio Devon Drayton was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend Saleha Huuda. The State Attorney in Gainesville Bill Cervone says this is [...]

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Hazing continues to be hot topic of concern on campuses across the country

By and on May 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

Two Florida A&M University music professors who allegedly were present while band members were being hazed have been forced to resign. Their lawyers confirmed that both resigned after being given notices the university intended to fire them.   In addition, here at the [...]

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Traffic monitoring cameras and message signs to be installed in Marion County

By and on April 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

Traffic monitoring cameras and dynamic message signs are being installed along some major streets in Ocala.  The message signs will give drivers who have to get off the interstate for unusual traffic conditions information about where to go, how long the [...]

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Marion County neighborhood has “Guts” against violence

By on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 1:00 am

Just three weeks after a student was beaten unconscious in a fight on a Marion County school bus, one mother is rallying the community to start a positive program for students. The brawl occurred when a Liberty Middle School student [...]

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