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A University of Florida student combines faith and spirituality with the ancient art of henna to comfort cancer patients. Jeena Kar uses henna paste made from the flowering plant, Lawsonia inermis, to create intricate designs on the heads of those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.
After a meeting held Tuesday to discuss alternate plans for the University of Florida’s Nuclear Science Building construction, the fate of Bert the bluff oak is still undecided. UF’s Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Advisory Committee discussed an alternate plan but were unable to reach a decision.
A meeting will be held to decide on construction plans for the University of Florida’s Nuclear Sciences Building. After student and faculty voiced opposition over the potential removal of a 200-year-old oak tree named Bert, the architects were tasked with coming up with alternate plans that would spare the tree.
Jeremy Foley introduced Michael White as the new head coach of the Gators men’s basketball team on Monday. White had been the head coach at Louisiana Tech since 2011.
The University of Florida is developing an on-campus food pantry for students. The pantry will offer free, nutritious food and will be available mid-summer to those with a valid UF ID.
Florida coach Billy Donovan has agreed to become the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next coach. Donovan replaces Scott Brooks, who was fired last week.
Two 25-year-old Ph.D. students at the University of Florida are developing software to control machines to be used as life-enhancers to any operator. The purpose of Brain Computer Interface technology is be an assistant to humans on an everyday basis, especially those with disabilities.
A local non-profit organization is lighting up children’s faces at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Caleb’s Pitch, which coordinates hospital activities for children battling cancer, was founded in 2010 by Tim Jacobbe, a Gainesville resident, after his 8-year-old nephew, Caleb Jacobbe, passed away.
The University of Florida chapter of Zeta Beta Tau is under investigation after disrespecting wounded veterans at an event in Panama City Beach. While the fraternity has suspended its actions, the university is looking into further sanctions.
Justice, a young Great Dane, not only functions as a service dog but has the ability to detect illness and distress in the people around him. The dog was rescued by Fallin Turner, 17, who lives with scleroderma and Systematic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and relies on Justice for both emotional and physical support.