Agbandje-McKenna, a UF Health biochemistry professor and structural biologist, died March 3 of a neurodegenerative disease. She is survived by her husband Robert McKenna, their two adult children and the many friends and colleagues who knew and learned from her.
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Students and parents around the state felt angered by the proposed bill. At UF, Alondra Arce, a 20-year-old sustainability studies and sociology sophomore, organized a group of students to paint a mural on the 34th Street Wall Sunday to bring awareness to the bill.
The Alachua County Library District and George A. Smathers Libraries at UF partnered to organize a display to honor Hilliard-Nunn, an activist and adjunct associate professor in UF’s African American Studies Program who was known for her research in media and culture, enslaved Africans and African American history in Alachua County. Hilliard-Nunn died on Aug. 5 at 57.
Some of UF’s face-to-face courses, which begin June 28, will return back to normal capacity levels, according to an email sent to a course scheduling listserv from Colin Yokomi, UF’s assistant university registrar, and several departments across campus. It is unclear if masking will still be mandatory and which courses this will affect.
The university raised $25.3 million during its third annual Gator Giving Day fundraiser Thursday, making it the highest yielding year.
UF geological sciences assistant professor Amy Williams is participating in her second mission to analyze for signs of ancient life on Mars through NASA's Perseverance rover team, which is landing on the red planet Thursday.
About 80 students gathered in Plaza of the Americas on the evening of Feb. 14 to observe the third anniversary of the shooting. March for Our Lives Gainesville, a local branch of the national organization formed immediately following the tragedy to advocate for gun reform, honors the anniversary each year with a vigil on the plaza.
UF will collaborate with FDOT, the city and UPD to enact traffic safety measures. These changes include lowering the speed limit, fixing and adding new crosswalks and installing signs for increased visibility.
Mickle, the first Black student to earn an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1965, died of cancer Jan. 26. He was 76.
The operation, led by Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff's Office and University Police Department, focused on the education of poor driving behavior, such as violations of pedestrian right of way in crosswalks and running red lights.
The renovated Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Innovation and Learning Laboratory opened in January. It now has seven simulation rooms for training.
Some instructors found the transition to in-person classes on top of preparing their usual material to be added pressure during an already-stressful time. Others are happy to be back in the classroom.
Fredric Levin was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, under a roof that housed him and his five brothers. He met his wife, Marilyn, during his time at UF, and after raising four children together and 51 years of marriage, she passed away in 2011, according to the Levin Papantonio Rafferty Law Firm.
The exhibit includes photographs taken at Gainesville’s Black Lives Matter memorial sites where protestors left behind candles and flowers. The exhibit also includes posters and items collected from the sites.
UF alumnus Fred Levin died Tuesday afternoon of COVID-19 complications at the age of 83.