Tag Archives: University of Florida

Four-Year Degree Limitation Proposed By State Senator Sparks Debate

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Senator Joe Negron proposed to limit baccalaureate programs in Florida community colleges in a recent Senate Higher Education Committee. Santa Fe provost Ed Bonahue argues that the attention should be placed on enrollment, not the programs.

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In The News: Panama City Beach Drinking Ban, Florida Mayor Acquitted, School Guns Bill Setback, Jimmy Carter Speaks At UF

By and on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm

No drinking Panama City Beach during spring break – The Panama City Beach council banned drinking on the beach and in parking lots through April 18. This emergency ordinance comes after a shooting at a party last weekend. News 4 […]

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Community Rallies To End Sexual Violence

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Students and the community joined together for Take Back The Night, an event to end sexual violence and abuse. The event included a march, speeches from survivors and candle lighting.

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Steamers Makes A Comeback, Opening In Bo Diddley Plaza

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Four years after it closed, Steamers restaurant is back again with a new location. Owner Artie Guy is bringing the restaurant back to Gainesville in Bo Diddley Plaza. Set for an opening in May, the dining place will be in a central hub amid plaza renovations.

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Local Businessperson Plans Farmers Market For Palatka

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm

While Palatka’s government hopes to attract visitors to their area with the riverfront development project, a local business owner has his own idea for bringing in more people.

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Georgia Man Previously Arrested In UAE Sheds Light On UF Professor’s Situation

By on March 25th, 2015 | Last updated: March 25, 2015 at 10:24 pm

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., is still detained after being arrested in Abu Dhabi on March 9. The circumstances of his arrest, though, are not uncommon.

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UF Organization To Host Barrels For Boobs Surfing Competition For Breast Cancer Charity

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Wahines of the Waves is hosting Boobs for Barrels, a philanthropy event benefitting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The event starts at 9 a.m. on March 28 at Butler Beach near St. Augustine.

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Ferris Farms Uses Innovative, Successful System for Growing Strawberries

By on March 18th, 2015 | Last updated: April 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

A Floral City strawberry farm finds success in the Strawberry Advisory System. The system, created by UF strawberry pathologist Natalia Peres, sends alerts to farmers when their crops are at risk for infection.

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New Funds Help UF/IFAS Fight Citrus Greening In Central Florida

By on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm

University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences was awarded about $13.4 million to help fund four research projects aimed at finding a solution to citrus greening.

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UF College of Education Seeks Renovation Funding For Historic Norman Hall

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:29 pm

University of Florida officials hope to receive state funding to renovate the College of Education building after years of maintenance issues. Norman Hall has had problems with mold, damaged windows and peeling paint.

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