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DACA Creates Opportunity, Uncertainty for Students After Graduation

By on October 12th, 2015 | Last updated: October 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Students are receiving help from the American immigration policy Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, during their time spent in college. But, with graduation approaching, students are figuring out if they will be eligible to stay in the United States after they graduate.

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Florida Researchers Aim To Breed Better Blueberries

By on September 30th, 2015 | Last updated: September 30, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Researchers tested 19 different types of blueberries, which were ranked based on overall liking, texture, sweetness, sourness and flavor intensity to determine what type of blueberry people liked and which type would produce consistent results when grown in different environments.

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UF Student Travels To Morocco For Language Aspect

By on September 30th, 2015 | Last updated: September 30, 2015 at 11:52 am

UF international studies senior Gillian Shaw spent her summer in the North African country of Morocco, a trip she said was to gain experience in Arabic, Spanish and French. Shaw shares the story of her linguistic journey and her experience traveling abroad, which included having to eat American fast-food restaurant McDonald’s more than she expected.

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Peanut Corporation Owner Faces Life Sentence For Salmonella Outbreak

By on September 24th, 2015 | Last updated: September 24, 2015 at 4:30 am

Steve Parnell, the owner of the Peanut Corporation of America was sentenced to 28 years in prison due to a salmonella outbreak. The outbreak was due to the company not following food sanitation rules, said Keith Schneider, a professor in UF’s College of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

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A Former Cedar Key Motel’s Biological Future

By on September 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: September 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

The University of Florida purchased the Gulf Side Motel in Cedar Key and is transforming it into a biology research center. Students will have a chance to take courses in the heart of a recreational tourism and shellfish aquaculture area.

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Project Proposal To Study Effects of Rising Sea Levels In St. Augustine

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 16, 2015 at 5:17 pm

The new project proposal would go into effect Oct. 1, if approved. Researchers hope to help preserve St. Augustine by highlighting vulnerable areas in infrastructure so the city is better prepared for rising sea levels.

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In The News: Florida’s Uninsured Rate Drops, Amazon Founder To Build Rockets in Florida, Texas Teen Arrested For Bringing Homemade Clock to School, UF Students Expected to Make Higher Salaries than Other Florida Graduates

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Rate Of Uninsured Drops To 16.6 Percent In Florida – The uninsured rate in Florida has dropped 3.4 percent since 2013. Although the uninsured rate has dropped, Florida has the third highest rate of residents without health insurance behind Texas […]

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Resource Fair Helps Homeless Veterans

By on September 14th, 2015 | Last updated: September 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm

On Sept. 11, the Homeless Veteran Stand Down and Community Resource Fair was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Gainesville. It offered veterans resources ranging from housing assistance and medical screenings to food, clothes and haircuts.

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On Eve of Opening Game, Program Designed to Protect Against Gameday Assaults Suspended

By on September 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: September 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

A year after campus assaults, the University of Florida prepares safety measures for game day. Last year’s updated precautions are still in place after the three unsolved assaults, with the exception of UFPD’s Walk Safe Student Escort Program.

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Bert the Bluff Oak’s Fate Revealed

By and on August 11th, 2015 | Last updated: August 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Bert The Bluff Oak, a heritage tree on the University of Florida’s campus, will be torn down sometime in the next week, according to Steve Orlando, senior director of UF media relations. UF has settled on design that will remove 36 trees in the area, including five other heritage trees.

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