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Marion County Solid Waste collecting furniture, electronics

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Residents wishing to get rid of old furniture or electronics can participate in seven collection dates during April and May. Once residents bring the items to the set location, the Marion County Solid Waste Department will transport them to either be recycled or disposed at a landfill.

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Student organizations host activists for discussion on Holy Land Foundation

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Students for Justice in Palestine and Students for a Democratic Society host a discussion on overturning the Holy Land Foundation case to a crowd of about 60 in Little Hall at the University of Florida on Tuesday evening.

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Humanitarians help cats and dogs across Florida

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

The Humanitarians of Florida, an organization dedicated to serving dogs and cats from anywhere in Florida, welcomes animals in need of clinical assistance, regardless of funding or county-line restrictions.

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UF faculty workshop hopes to bring sustainability concepts to the classroom

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

The University of Florida Fellows in Sustainability Prairie Project Workshop brings UF professors together to develop new courses and class material in an effort to introduce sustainability concepts into the university.

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Sun protection crucial this time of year, experts say

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

With students across the state enjoying spring break, it’s important that they protect themselves from the Florida sun, which can cause skin cancer.

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Tree allergy season ends with bang

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

UF students react to allergy season.

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Researchers found a corn gene could benefit Haiti and Sub-Sahara Africa

By on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Researchers at the UF Genetics Institute have identified a gene that allows corn to grow in acidic soil. The gene could benefit tropical countries that cannot feed their population.

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UF College of Dentistry brings smiles to Special Olympics

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

The University of Florida College of Dentistry gave free dental care to special-needs athletes at the Special Olympics in Jasper, Fla, Saturday.

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‘Embrace your differences,’ says 14-year-old author with genetic condition

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Isabelle Hadala was born with ectodermal dysplasia, a genetic condition known as “lobster claw syndrome” that affected the development of her teeth, fingers and toes. She spoke to an audience of 500 people at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville on March 3.

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Study ranks Gainesville 242nd happiest city in U.S. through tweets

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm

A study by University of Vermont researchers looking at sentiment analysis of tweets, named Gainesville the 242nd happiest city in the nation. Some local experts say that the study may under-represent the happiness of residents.

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