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.
UF is among seven universities — and the only one east of the Mississippi — that will receive a total of $1.36 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to launch a Native American oral history revitalization project to make indigenous oral histories more accessible.
The 26-hour-and-12-minute event — meant to simulate the 26.2 miles of a marathon — was the culmination of a yearlong effort to collect funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
On Monday, about 5,000 vaccines will be distributed at the Champions Club section in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. UF does not plan to mandate the vaccine for future semesters.
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.
The PreventCOVIDU study is a Moderna-funded project by the COVID-19 Prevention Network to evaluate the vaccine’s effectiveness at 22 U.S. universities, including UF.
April Fools' Day: President Fuchs announces artificial intelligence will replace faculty across campusBy Alexander Lugo | Apr. 1
This year's April Fools' joke plays on UF’s growing AI program, which has $70 million in funding and includes plans to integrate the technology within every college at the university.
Vaccine recipients will be able to opt out of the biweekly on-campus testing two weeks after receiving their final doses, said Dr. Michael Lauzardo, the director of UF Health’s Screen, Test and Protect program.
The university’s statement came after it received backlash from conservative politicians about the decision to temporarily suspend the chapters.
Originally filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, Senate Bill 86 proposes changes to the Bright Futures Scholarship program that would limit the amount of money awarded to students based on their chosen major. The bill passed the Senate Education Committee with 5-4 votes.
The change to the Campus Master Plan, a 10 year plan for new facilities and buildings on campus, comes after opposition to the plan’s approval in December bred the Save McCarty Woods movement.
The School of Forest Resources and Conservation changed its name to the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences to better represent the school’s programs and work, Terrell “Red” Baker, the school’s director, said.
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.
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.
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.