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UF Study Shows Grape Seed Oil Can Reduce Obesity

By on June 30th, 2015 | Last updated: June 30, 2015 at 10:42 am

A new study has found that muscadine grape seed oil can help reduce obesity. Containing a vitamin E derivative, the oil can help prevent the formation of new fat cells.

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Investigation Clears UF ZBT Members

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Investigations found no evidence that UF’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter mistreated wounded veterans in Panama City Beach, according to a UF report released Thursday. A hearing later this summer will determine whether the chapter will be eligible to reopen, according to UF spokesperson Janine Sikes.

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Locals Meet With Mayor To Discuss Rising GRU Rates

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Members of local congregations hosted a public meeting with Mayor Ed Braddy Thursday night to voice concerns about increasing GRU rates. Braddy committed to finding a solution to residents’ concerns.

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UF PaCE Complicates Applications To Professional Schools

By and on June 7th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The UF Pathway to Campus Enrollment program offers students admission to in-person classes after they complete UF Online courses and earn a total of 60 credits. Out of the 3,118 students who were admitted to PaCE, only 272 have accepted so far.

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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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Panama City Beach Police Find ZBT Members Acted Inappropriately

By on June 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 3, 2015 at 10:39 am

Panama City Beach Police concluded in their investigation that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members did act inappropriately toward veterans during their spring formal, no charges were filed. Members of the fraternity allegedly spit on flags and took them from wounded veterans while staying at the Laketown Wharf Resort.

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Rosemary Hill Observatory Out Ranks Some Ivy Leagues

By on June 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

The University of Florida’s visual research observatory, Rosemary Hill, outranked Harvard University and Vassar College in College Rank’s list of best college observatories in the nation. The Rosemary Hill Observatory ranks 25th on the list.

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UF Health Plans For Future

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

UF Health’s five-year strategic plan “The Power of Together” will connect the healthcare community in order to provide quality patient care and improve academic research and interdisciplinary education efforts.

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Community Leaders Sign Education Compact

By on May 20th, 2015 | Last updated: May 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Community, business, government and education leaders signed a compact aiming to improve educational outcomes and opportunities for students in Alachua County through collaborative efforts. The compact was signed on Monday by 21 people.

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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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