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‘Pag-asa’ For A Better Future In The Philippines

By on December 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm

UF organizations gathered and rallied support for the victims of the powerful Typhoon that hit the Philippines in November. Both the UF Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs and the UF Filipino Student Association gathered at a candlelight vigil to recognize and bring hope to the victims of the typhoon.

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UF’s Century Tower Carillon, University Auditorium Organ Share Tradition, History

By on November 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Two University of Florida landmarks, UF Century Tower and University Auditorium, house UF’s most famous and influential instruments. Both share a long tradition and deep history.

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Gator Marching Band Has Hit The 100-Year Mark

By on November 25th, 2013 | Last updated: November 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

For 100 years, the University of Florida Gator marching band has grown and given the Gator Nation many things to be proud of.

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UF Event Addresses Human Trafficking Prevalence In Florida

By on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

The University of Florida partnered with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Thursday to bring a growing issue to light.

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UF Student Awarded Posthumous Award For Heroic Act

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm

“We live in a heroic age.” Those are the first words Andrew Carnegie wrote in the original deed that started the Carnegie Hero Fund. In its 109 years of existence the fund has awarded almost 10,000 medals to recipients in [...]

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Florida Museum of Natural History Celebrates Butterflies

By on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

The Florida Museum of Natural History will host its eighth annual Butterflyfest this weekend. Entertainment at Butterflyfest will include live performances, workshops, and engaging challenges for visitors to participate in. Jaret Daniels, Interim Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, [...]

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Restorative Justice Provides A New Way To Handle Student Conflict

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:18 am

Colleges around the country, including the University of Florida, are promoting restorative justice as a means to deal with student conflict. These practices focus on the needs of the victims, the offenders and the community rather than simply working to punish the offender.

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UF Study Uses Peanut Butter To Help Confirm Alzheimer’s Diagnoses

By on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 9:19 am

A UF study using peanut butter and a ruler to detect patients’ sense of smell can help with Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses.

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McDonald’s Banner Plane Crashes At UF’s Flavet Field Before UF-Arkansas Game

By and on October 5th, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

A plane crashed behind the University of Florida’s Flavet Field on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Multiple witnesses at the scene say the crash was quiet, likely indicating a low fuel issue. After the crash, all were reported safe, including the pilot.

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Government Shutdown Could Have Negative Effects On Research

By and on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

UF research departments have been heavily affected by the government shutdown. Some researchers are unable to come to work, and others are unable to contact their federally employed colleagues.

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