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UF students create app to combat misinformation

Seeking to counter the spread of misinformation on social media, a group of nine UF students developed an app called String News. The founding team envisioned the app as a platform for users to view free, reliable news stories without distractions, such as misleading infographics and memes easily found on social media.

Graphic by Shelby Cotta

UF Blueberry Lab aims to create a better berry

The UF/IFAS Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Lab is responsible for breeding and cultivating many varieties of the beloved blueberry. Patricio Muñoz, an assistant professor at UF’s Horticultural Science Department, is the principal investigator at the lab. 

A person wearing a UF sweatshirt rides past a construction site on Museum Road across from the Reitz Union on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Photo by Chasity Maynard)

UF set to build new honors residential complex

The Gator Residential Complex, an undergraduate dormitory for honors students, will replace the Broward Outdoor Recreational Complex in 2022. UF officials don’t know when demolition will start. The complex behind Broward Hall contains tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a skate park, a roller hockey rink and a pool.  

Two attendees stand in front of Tigert Hall at UF during a vigil on Thursday, April 1 honoring the life of international graduate student Huixiang Chen, who died by suicide in 2019. UF's Graduate Assistants United organized the event to express frustrations over abusive graduate student-mentor relationships.

UF community honors Huixiang Chen at a vigil

Nearly a year and a half after international UF doctoral candidate Huixiang Chen died by suicide in his on-campus lab, UF’s Graduate Assistants United held a vigil in front of Tigert Hall to honor his life. Chen’s body was discovered in Benton Hall June 14, 2019. 

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