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Sharks on the move in Atlantic & the Gulf of Mexico

The phone doesn’t’ seem to stop ringing in the office of George Burgess at the University of Florida. It’s something the Director of the Florida Program For Shark Research says he’s gotten used to. Several shark incidents on the country’s Atlantic coast prompted the most recent frenzy of calls. Burgess …

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University of Florida clarinetist competes internationally

The University of Florida has a laundry list of accomplishments ranging from athletics to academics. The clarinet program at UF’s School of Music is often recognized for its prestigious reputation. As Erica Cordell reports, one UF clarinetist will represent the university at an international clarinet competition at the end of …

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Shands celebrates a half-a-million dollar gift for new pediatric oncology/hematology unit

Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida celebrated the opening of its new Pediatric Oncology Unit on Thursday. The NASCAR and V Foundations combined their efforts to donate $500,000 toward renovations. WUFT-FM’s Patrick Colden spoke with V Foundation CEO Nick Valvano about his organization’s contribution to the unit. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/oncology.mp3]

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Solar Decathlon Europe heats up in Spain for UF students

This weekend, 31 University of Florida students are participating in an international solar energy competition. UF is one of 17 universities in the world to compete in the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe. As WUFT-FM’s Erica Cordell reports, the goal of the ten day race is to finish a completely solar …

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Sea Turtle Researchers Prepare For The Worst From BP Oil Spill

No one is watching the traveling oil plumes in the Gulf of Mexico more than David Godfrey. Godfrey is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, which next week will change its name to “The Sea Turtle Conservancy”. This not-for-profit organization is continuing the turtle research and conservation efforts …

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