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When people think of “Jeopardy,” some think of encyclopedia-like knowledge and books of trivia. For Wilcley Lima, he saw numbers and patterns.

In March, the IT director at UF’s Business Services Division played as a contestant on the show. He’s been sworn to secrecy for two months, but the episode will air May 30.

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A record amount of people are estimated to travel on the days leading up to Monday, but gas prices will likely reach the lowest point since Memorial Day 2005. 

The American Automobile Association announced an estimated 38 million people — more than two million in Florida — will travel between today and Monday, according to a press release.

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Flying lounge chairs and falling trees welcomed visiting families to UF last Friday when tour groups experienced a damaging storm.

Three campus tour groups and the orientation session, Preview, were caught in a rainstorm with high-speed winds that ravished the Student Recreation & Fitness Center’s pool area just after 11 a.m.

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UF and Elsevier, a journal publishing company, are collaborating to allow more direct access to UF researchers’ final publications.

The dean of university libraries, Judy Russell, conversed with different groups on campus about getting more content into UF’s institutional repository, or [email protected], where researchers submit their articles.

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Members of Gatorloop share more than just a team name.

The 55-member group is mostly comprised of engineering undergraduates with fond memories of tearing things apart and seeing how they tick.

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About 500 adults and 260 children attended Saturday’s inaugural event for Bug Week at the Florida Museum of Natural History, which will continue online through Friday.

About 40 families used bug-related hints and navigated the Florida Museum during a scavenger hunt.

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David Swanson, a 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, spoke about his newest book, “War is a Lie,” to an audience of roughly 70 on Saturday.

Rather than focus on individual wars, Swanson analyzed noble ideals used to justify wars in the public sphere.

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Even without echolocation, hundreds found their way to the Lubee Bat Conservancy for an opportunity to learn about endangered species.

The conservancy’s second annual Endangered Species Awareness Day took place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and attracted more than 300 guests. The event was held to raise awareness of threatened and endangered animals.

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