TEDxUF is a student-run and independently organized event affiliated with the international nonprofit media organization TED Talks. About 50 students, distributed across eight teams, worked for 11 months to put on this event.
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At the Future of Florida Springs symposium held at Pugh Hall, activists, authors and assorted experts came together to weigh in on the current state of Florida’s over 1,000 freshwater springs. The conclusion? They are in grave danger.
The UF Honors Village was set to open Fall 2023, but construction delays halted progress. The change leaves 273 students looking for new residency.
The Florida Legislature has made significant edits to the sweeping higher education reform bill between its original filing Feb. 21 and its most recent update March 15 — notably concerning majors and minors that will be removed if the bill becomes law.
As one of the organization’s newest board members, Smocovitis will serve four years, traveling four times a year to various U.S. cities for meetings. Her work starts in April, when the board will meet in Washington, D.C. Earlier this year, colleagues nominated Smocovitis, a longtime AAAS member and officer, to run for the board. Although she’s been an officer with the organization for more than 25 years, she was surprised to be nominated, she said, because she is, first and foremost, a historian.
Broken glass littered the sidewalk outside 4Most Gallery March 27 after someone threw rocks through the window. Inside, a painting of a blazing jailhouse set against a natural scene showcased the exhibition’s goal: a society without prisons.
UF Facilities Services has no plan to remove Tenders or any other campus cats, UF spokesperson Cynthia Roldan said.
At the UF Ethics in the Public Sphere’s “Pizza and Public Ethics” event Tuesday, Paul Ortiz, UF history professor, spoke to over 40 listeners gathered in Smathers Library on the role of unionizing in protecting academic freedom. He was joined by Clay Calvert, former UF professor and director of the UF Law’s First Amendment Center.
An email went out to 273 UF Honors students 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with news that their reserved spot for residence in the Honors Village has been removed due to construction delays.
Political turmoil in the UF Student Senate persists as the chamber failed to meet quorum Tuesday evening due to the absence of almost all Gator Caucus members. The seven-minute Senate meeting resulted in the delaying of Senate leadership elections for a second week.
Marston Library began to offer 24/7 services March 19 through a pilot study funded by Provost Joe Glover. The study, which will fund the expanded hours for the remainder of the Spring and Fall 2023 semesters, will collect data on overnight hour usage to advise future funding decisions.
Traversing the Grog stairs has been a rite of passage for UF students since the establishment’s opening in 1996, but future freshmen won’t get to have the experience.
The UF Honors Program search committee will interview three finalists between March 20 and April 15, including current Interim Director Melissa Johnson.
About 800 attendees, including 330 children, gathered at UF Health Professional Park at 3300 SW Williston Road for a four hourslong festival focused on promoting childrens’ bike and car safety.
UF faculty senators heard reports from Senate Chair Amanda Phalin, Provost Joe Glover and the University Police Department about upcoming events, the current legislative session and UPD’s 2022 police activity.
Students at the Student Government Productions’ Spring show were greeted with a vibrant, cotton candy-colored sunset over Flavet Field before Zara Larsson and Two Friends took the stage Wednesday night.
The 94 senators at the chamber’s first meeting after Spring Break were supposed to elect a new Senate president, Senate pro-tempore and two members at large, per the Rules and Procedures of the Student Senate. This comes after the Change Caucus secured a majority in Spring elections.
The University Police Department investigated a “concerning” letter sent to UF’s Office of the Chief Diversity Officer Feb. 6, in an case that has since been suspended due to a lack of evidence and information, according to an incident report.
The UF Board of Trustees passed a series of action items, named trustee Rahul Patel as its vice chair and previewed the university’s long-term goals and courses of action more than a month into Ben Sasse’s term as president.