A year ago, the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement reverberated around the world. Petitions, social media campaigns and demonstrations called for attention to racial equality within local law enforcement and university campuses. Now, The Alligator is checking in on how much progress has been made in Gainesville.
However, UF did not agree to cover the health and transportation fees for graduate assistants beyond Summer and Fall 2021, so this financial fight is far from over.
UF faculty and staff gathered at the steps of Tigert Hall Aug. 20 to protest the university's COVID-19 policies and demand change as the Fall semester approaches.
ShabbaTones, a nonprofit Jewish chorus in Gainesville, had its first live, in-person rehearsal at UF Hillel on Wednesday after a 16-month long intermission due to the pandemic.
Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, at UF. His 1971 address, which took place in the Plaza of the Americas, inspired the Krishna Lunch known by UF students and the Gainesville community today.
A team of students from UF's College of Health and Human Performance won a competition featuring a sustainable fashion exposition.
The department of PM&R became UF College of Medicine’s first new clinical department — a group of researchers, administrators and clinicians who support each other to achieve a specific mission — in 30 years. However, its journey began in September 2014, Dr. Kevin Vincent, the founding chair, said.
UF will welcome its first class of Ph.D. plant breeding students Fall. The new program is one of six in the country and the only one in Florida.
Three University of Florida alumni were recovered and identified from the rubble of the Surfside Champlain Towers South condominium after it partially collapsed on June 24. 26-year-old Argentinian Nicole “Nicky” Langesfeld and 28-year-old Venezuelan Luis Sadovnic were both recovered from the site on July 7, exactly two weeks after the collapse.
In Fall 2021, UF Online will welcome its largest incoming class with applications leaping by 30% compared to Fall 2019. UF’s online bachelor’s program is ranked No. 3 in the country by U.S. News & World Report and has held a top-five ranking for the past three years.
Paired with cognitive training and the help of AI, precision dosing treatment for transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, may pave the path to preventing dementia.
UF’s space plants lab scientists are participating in a suborbital flight to examine how plants react to being suspended in microgravity, and this research is taking the team of scientists one step closer to sustainable colonies on celestial bodies like the moon and Mars.
House Bill 233 was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis June 22 and went into effect July 1. Students, faculty and staff will be asked through a survey whether they feel comfortable expressing their viewpoints at Florida College System institutions.
The rankings not only bode well for the Artificial Intelligence Initiative; the national recognition of HiPerGator is also welcoming news in UF’s pursuit of becoming a top five public university.
The new training and app — led by the Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity — aim to educate the UF population on sexual harassment, methods of reporting sexual misconduct and tools to avoid dangerous situations.