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Marian Hernandez, 21, a psychology senior, (right), and Jenna Hidalgo, 21, a criminology and psychology senior, (left), shout “Patria y Vida” as they raise signs embellished with colors of the Cuban flag on Friday, July 16, 2021. UF students gathered at the corner of University Avenue and 13th street to protest human rights abuses in Cuba.
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UF students protest against Cuba’s government

The #SOSCuba Gainesville demonstration — hosted by UF students from Take Action Florida, a social activism group — garnered support from about 70 students and Gainesville residents who called for action to change current conditions in Cuba.  The protests are in response to food and medicine shortages, inflation, nationwide blackouts and a rise in COVID-19 deaths on the island in the past month. Thousands of Cubans both in the country and in the U.S. are demonstrating to express frustrations against the current government’s rule.


A group of Hare Krishnas gathered outside the Krishna House at 214 NW 14th Street in Gainesville on Thursday, July 29, 2021. The Gainesville community is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Krishna Lunch at UF this weekend.
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Krishna Lunch celebrates its 50th anniversary

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.


The UF Health Orthopaedics ans Sports Medicine Institute, located at 3450 SW Hull Road on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The building, which houses comprehensive rehabilitation services, is one of many UF College of Medicine ventures operating under the new department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, the college’s first new clinical department in 30 years.
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UF College of Medicine launches new clinical department

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 health education senior Tala Rizkallah, 21, and UF communication sciences and disorders senior Michelle Saade, 21, check out health-oriented pins at the GatorWell table at the Freshman 15 Wellness Fair on the Plaza of the Americas on Wednesday afternoon.
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GatorWell and the CWC help UF community with mental health

UF provides free counseling, coaching, testing and crisis support among many services on campus. Students may reach out to the CWC for licensed counseling support focused on helping individuals work through mental health concerns and GatorWell for wellness and health coaching with an expertise in behavior change. 


Graphic by Alex Brown
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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.



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