Category: UF News

UF team puts science over stigma to stop the spread of Hansen’s disease

UF’s Hansen’s disease team is helping shed light on the disease’s prevalence in Florida through the study of roadkill armadillos.


White House officials tour UF/IFAS center

During a visit to Tampa, Acting Principal Deputy National Cyber Director Jake Braun joined UF officials to tour the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.


2024 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize outstanding and meritorious service

Twenty staff and faculty members representing a wide range of experience and hailing from UF locations throughout Florida were recognized for their outstanding service in a ceremony held yesterday at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. 


Author James Patterson launches transformational Literacy Classrooms

Bestselling author and literacy champion James Patterson is writing the next chapter in his partnership with the University of Florida.


How to safely observe the 2024 total solar eclipse, according to UF astronomy professors

North America will experience its second total solar eclipse in seven years today, April 8 — a captivating event that won’t happen again for another two decades. This unique spectacle will sweep across a vast path of totality, starting in Mexico, traveling over the United States from Texas to Maine, and ending on the eastern coast of Canada.

Read on to learn how observers in the Gainesville community and beyond can safely view this rare celestial phenomenon.


Making advances in space engineering

UF has launched the Space Mission Institute, an interdisciplinary hub bringing together researchers to imagine the future of space exploration.


Linda Stump-Kurnick recognized for wellness efforts

UF Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police Linda Stump-Kurnick was named one of this year’s Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.


Gift will expand STEM education at Wertheim UF Scripps Institute

The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute received a $4 million grant from the Glenn W. Bailey Foundation to expand opportunities for aspiring scientists.


Dive into the Florida Museum’s new water exhibit

Join the Florida Museum in celebrating its new permanent exhibit, Water Shapes Florida, opening March 23.


New Worlds Reading Initiative distributes 5 million books

The New Worlds Reading Initiative, administered by the UF Lastinger Center for Learning, has shipped more than 5 million books to eligible Florida students.


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