Tag Archives: University of Florida

UF President Participates in ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

By on August 25th, 2014 | Last updated: August 25, 2014 at 3:14 pm

University of Florida President Bernie Machen participated in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” on Monday. Machen nominated all YouTube viewers as well as the president of UF Student Government and the vice president of the UF Division of Student Affairs.

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Saving Florida Orange Juice: The Search For A Cure For Citrus Greening – The Greening Series, Part 3

By on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

Nutrient supplements, root stock additives, genetic modification, heat therapies and a bacterial killer are just a few of the proposed solutions to what has been called the worst disease in history to hit Florida orange groves. Citrus greening, a bacterial [...]

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How A Fourth Generation Citrus Farmer Fights To Save His Grove – The Greening Series, Part 2

By on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Steve Futch, UF IFAS Extension agent, and family farmer, Mac Turner, right, tour the new orange tree plantings on Turner’s family farm in Arcadia, Fla. in April 2014. (Heather van Blokland/WUFT) Citrus farmer Mac Turner is fighting to keep his [...]

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Why The Orange Is So Important to Florida – The Greening Series, Part 1

By on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 18, 2014 at 9:13 am

In our first of a three-part series on citrus greening, WUFT’s Heather van Blokland takes us through a bit of history on Florida’s connection to the orange

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GALLERY: UF Graduates Collect Photos in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

By on May 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

UF graduates turn out for celebratory photos come rain or shine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Thursday.

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VIDEO: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 11:49 am

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are heading in a more public direction. University of Florida researchers have been exploring new ways of using this once largely private technology.

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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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In the News: Homeowner Shoots Intruder, Alachua County Receives Grant Help Mentally Ill, UF Search for Machen’s Successor, UConn Wins NCAA Championship

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

Cops: Winter Haven homeowner fatally shot intruder – A homeowner in Winter Haven shot and killed an intruder who was breaking into his family’s home. Even after firing a warning shot, the intruder continued to break in. Police said the [...]

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In The News: Gator Growl Leaves Swamp, Deputy Saves Bull, Wal-Mart Accident Kills Child, Step Toward UF Online Degree

By on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 10:01 am

Gator Growl crawling over to cozy Flavet Field – In an effort to combat declining ticket sales in recent years, the University of Florida’s Gator Growl is moving to Flavet Field this fall. The student-run pep rally has been held [...]

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Northwestern University Athletes Can Unionize; SEC Disagrees

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Florida districts consider the possibility of a domino effect in Chicago’s decision to allow Northwestern student-athletes to unionize.

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