Category: UF Focus

UF ramps up computer science education for K-12 teachers

UF researchers and educators are providing Florida teachers with the skills to prepare students for a world driven by technological innovations.


UF and FSU host Translational Research Symposium

The symposium will be held at UF on March 7, showcasing research excellence that unites researchers, faculty and students from across the two campuses.


Rosemary Hill Observatory offers rare view of the night sky

Tucked away from the bright lights of Gainesville, this UF satellite facility offers students and astronomy enthusiasts alike a rare view of the night sky.


UF ranked second in producers of Fulbright U.S. scholars

The University of Florida ranks second on a list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the largest number of 2023–2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholars.


Stand Up & Holler: It’s Gator Nation Giving Day!

Gator Nation Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event, calling on all UF alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends to come together to support UF and all its areas of positive impact in our state, nation and world. Today, Gators everywhere are invited to, once again, stand up for UF by making a gift of any size to the college, unit, research area or program that means the most to you.


Interdisciplinary AI research opportunities town hall Feb. 19

With one of the nation’s most powerful AI supercomputers and a cadre of information technology experts, UF researchers are well positioned to tackle big interdisciplinary projects that would have been nearly impossible 10 years ago.

Faculty are invited to participate in a town hall on Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Smathers 100 to discuss potential projects and possibilities for institutional support.


The Gator Nation is unstoppable when we join together

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Feb. 15, and join your fellow Gators as we Stand Up & Holler on Giving Day.


Harn offering paid student internships in 2024

The Harn Museum of Art at UF will provide funding to student interns for the first time in the museum’s history this year.


Can we create molecules of life?

Basic biology textbooks will tell you that all life on Earth is built from four types of molecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. And each group is vital for every living organism.

But what if humans could actually show that these “molecules of life,” such as amino acids and DNA bases, can be formed naturally in the right environment? Researchers at the University of Florida are using the HiPerGator – the fastest supercomputer in U.S. higher education – to test this experiment.


Home in the city: The art and science of urban living

Stop by the Pugh Hall Ocora on Thurs, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. for a thought-provoking conversation about the intricacies of urban design and its civic challenges.


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