In the next year, the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences plans to build a 19,000-square-foot AI hub at the Gulf Coast Research Center in Tampa. The hub will be used to manufacture AI technology with around a $23 million budget.
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There are now about 500 available on-campus student housing units for around 4,000 graduate students, GAU Co-President Bryn Taylor said. UF will remove 348 units in total.
The Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center along with community leaders held a solidarity and unity rally Friday after an antisemitic message was projected in Jacksonville at the Florida-Georgia football game Oct. 29.
Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday where relatives honor the spirits of deceased relatives. It’s believed that upon death, people travel to the Land of the Dead, or Chicunamictlán — from there, they embark on a seven-year journey to their final resting place. It marks efforts to help the deceased on their journey to that resting place and is celebrated during the first and second days of November.
The UF admissions department released a statement online Tuesday afternoon extending the freshman application deadline to Nov. 7, as opposed to the traditional Nov. 1 deadline.
Free UF, a broad coalition of faculty, staff, students, and local advocacy groups who banded together to oppose what they describe as a state encroachment on academic freedom, officially organized the event at the Plaza of the Americas. About a dozen students attended the rally.
UF assessment estimates between $768 million, $1.5 billion in state agricultural losses from Hurricane IanBy Fernando Figueroa | Oct. 20
Around 4.7 million acres — almost five times the size of Rhode Island — of agricultural land were affected by the storm.
Using five pairs of large golden scissors, members of the UF and Gainesville community cut the red ribbon stretching across the newly constructed Newell Gateway Wednesday morning. The ceremony marked the completion of the gateway, which sits between Library West and Keene-Flint Hall, and its sister project, the Northeast Gateway on the corner of campus near the Warrington College of Business.
The Food Science and Human Nutrition department of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its annual Food Week from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21. Each day will feature food-related demonstrations. The events take place in various campus locations, with some events overlapping throughout the day.
Four years after a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, the shooter has been sentenced to life in prison. The alternative sentence was life in prison.
The Ukrainian Student Association brought the local Ukrainian community together Friday through a vigil for peace in the prolonged Russo-Ukrainian War. The vigil was held at the Chapel of Incarnation, located at 1522 W. University Ave.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, Gators Dazzlers Alexandra Gambin, Madison Alvelo and Amanda Gonzalez recognized the influence of their own cultures on their lives as three of the six Hispanic student athletes on the Dazzlers team. Serving as a motivator within their collegiate careers, their Hispanic heritage has fueled their passions for dance.
Television personality Barbara Corcoran was the star of UF Student Government’s Accent Speakers Bureau event. The event, exclusive and free to UF students, began at 7 p.m. Doors opened at 6 p.m.
The committee announced its recommendation of Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, Oct. 6 to the outrage of many in the UF community. As members of the university community gear up for his first campus appearance as finalist Oct. 10, some worry his potential appointment could foreshadow a bleak future for UF’s inclusivity toward LGBTQ students and faculty.
The UF College of Design, Construction and Planning hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 6 for the Bruno E. and Maritza F. Ramos Collaboratory.
Almost halfway through the semester, students with meal plans have had the chance to taste their way through many of Chartwells’ food initiatives — leaving some happier than others.
Fans have packed the stadium every game to show support for the football team led by its new head coach, Billy Napier. The Swamp has been close to full all season, with an average attendance of 85,435 for the Gators’ first four home games. Despite assurance on safety precautions from the University Athletic Association and local law enforcement agencies, these crowded games are accompanied by a variety of safety concerns like fights breaking out among fans.
Florida Players, a student-led theater company at UF, usually receives close to $20,000 per semester from Student Government. This semester, it only received $500 through base funding, which is granted to any organization that applies.
More than half of UF College of Medicine departments now have a diversity, equity and inclusion liaison — a faculty member specifically dedicated to addressing social issues within the college.
Gov. Ron DeSantis under fire from members of UF community, elected officials for Martha’s Vineyard migrant relocationBy Heather Bushman | Sep. 28
Gov. Ron DeSantis facilitated the transportation of 48 migrants, most of whom were thought to be Venezuelan, to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts — an island just south of Cape Cod and popular summer vacation spot — from San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 14.