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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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Gatorade Inventor Honored With Great Floridian Award

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

The inventor of Gatorade was honored with the Great Floridian award on Thursday. The ceremony took place at Gainesville’s Cade Museum.

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New University of Florida Campus-Archer Trail Good News for Cyclists

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

A trail for pedestrians and cyclists at the University of Florida that will connect to the bicycle trail at Archer Road is set to be put in near the end of 2014.

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UF Law School Honors Professor Fletcher Baldwin For 50 Years Of Teaching

By on September 19th, 2013 | Last updated: September 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Baldwin is still teaching constitutional law and he has no plans for retirement: “My body will tell me when to retire.”

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Citrus Greening Causes Removal Of 150 UF Trees

By on September 13th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

UF is one of the latest places to be hit by citrus greening in Florida. The disease has already cost Florida’s economy more than $3.6 billion and 6,600 jobs, according to a 2012 study by researchers from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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