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Gainesville Software Startup Competes for Innovation Prize

By on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

Gainesville-based Kinwa Inc.’s Bubble app is one of four final contestants in the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s $50,000 contest.

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UF Begins Second Search for 12th University President

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm

The University of Florida launched the new presidential search process on Thursday.

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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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After 33 Years, Farah’s on the Avenue Will Close Friday

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

Farah’s on the Avenue will close its doors Friday. Owner Nick Farah cites his desire to expand his prepared food brand, the restaurant’s shrinking customer base and growing utilities bill as reasons for the close.

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Graduate Assistants Protesting UF Administration For Timely Pay

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm

The University of Florida admitted Monday to not paying 60 to 80 graduate students on time for the first two weeks of the fall semester. UF attributed the late paychecks to the large influx of new employees. UF spokeswoman Janine [...]

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How UF’s New Supercomputer Concludes 70-Year Studies Within Hours

By and on August 5th, 2013 | Last updated: August 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Behind the padlocked doors of one building on UF’s East Campus, 2008 NE Waldo Road, is a loud machine capable of reading the millions of volumes on UF’s library shelves several hundred times in one second.

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UF to offer online degree programs

By on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott signed an education bill that will let the University of Florida offer bachelor’s degrees entirely online. The online degree programs will cost 75 percent of current tuition costs.

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Suspicious item found in University of Florida dorm, causes temporary evacuation

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

A custodian found a suspicious item Tuesday morning on the first floor of North Hall, a dorm at the University of Florida, which brought police to the building in the afternoon and caused an evacuation.

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Social media a possible avenue to gain employment

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Until recently, college students have been warned to be cautious about the role of social media when it comes to the job search. Now, the National Association of Colleges and Employers says social media sites can be used in the favor of job seekers and as a way to help graduating students potentially land their next jobs.

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Gator volleyball team cheers up children at Shands

By and on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The UF women’s volleyball team made its 21st annual Thanksgiving visit to the children patients at Shands Sunday.

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