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For Trees Like Bert, Special Titles Do Not Always Guarantee Special Protections

By on June 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 9:33 am

The Florida Champion Tree Register recognizes the largest tree in the state of each noninvasive species. It’s the next step of recognition up from heritage tree status, like that of Bert, the bluff oak that has affected plans for the Innovation Nexus Building at UF.

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College Grads Bike Cross-Country Before Joining Workforce

By on June 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: June 3, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Two recent college graduates are taking a break by biking cross-country with Bike & Build. The program works to build homes and promote affordable housing while offering participants a memorable experience.

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Gators Sweep NCAA Baseball Gainesville Regional

By on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 1, 2015 at 3:58 pm

The Florida Gators baseball team completed the sweep of the NCAA Gainesville Regional on Sunday. UF will host the winner of the Tallahassee Regional this weekend.

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Henna Artist Gives Cancer Patients Crowns Of Beauty

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

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.

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Bert’s Fate Still Has To Wait

By on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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.

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Bert The Bluff Oak Waits For Fate

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: August 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

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.

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Gators Introduce Michael White As New Men’s Basketball Coach

By on May 11th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm

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.

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UF Developing Its First On-Campus Food Pantry

By on May 5th, 2015 | Last updated: May 7, 2015 at 3:38 pm

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.

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Thunder Reach Agreement To Hire Florida’s Donovan

By on April 30th, 2015 | Last updated: April 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Florida coach Billy Donovan has agreed to become the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next coach. Donovan replaces Scott Brooks, who was fired last week.

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UF Ph.D. Students Developing Brain Robot Interaction Technology

By on April 29th, 2015 | Last updated: April 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

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.

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