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.
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.
A team of students from UF's College of Health and Human Performance won a competition featuring a sustainable fashion exposition.
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 will welcome its first class of Ph.D. plant breeding students Fall. The new program is one of six in the country and the only one in Florida.
Three University of Florida alumni were recovered and identified from the rubble of the Surfside Champlain Towers South condominium after it partially collapsed on June 24. 26-year-old Argentinian Nicole “Nicky” Langesfeld and 28-year-old Venezuelan Luis Sadovnic were both recovered from the site on July 7, exactly two weeks after the collapse.
Paired with cognitive training and the help of AI, precision dosing treatment for transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, may pave the path to preventing dementia.
In Fall 2021, UF Online will welcome its largest incoming class with applications leaping by 30% compared to Fall 2019. UF’s online bachelor’s program is ranked No. 3 in the country by U.S. News & World Report and has held a top-five ranking for the past three years.
UF’s space plants lab scientists are participating in a suborbital flight to examine how plants react to being suspended in microgravity, and this research is taking the team of scientists one step closer to sustainable colonies on celestial bodies like the moon and Mars.
House Bill 233 was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis June 22 and went into effect July 1. Students, faculty and staff will be asked through a survey whether they feel comfortable expressing their viewpoints at Florida College System institutions.
The rankings not only bode well for the Artificial Intelligence Initiative; the national recognition of HiPerGator is also welcoming news in UF’s pursuit of becoming a top five public university.
The new training and app — led by the Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity — aim to educate the UF population on sexual harassment, methods of reporting sexual misconduct and tools to avoid dangerous situations.
On June 12, Toledo died in a car accident heading from Gainesville to Panama City to celebrate his best friend’s bachelor party. He was 21 years old.
A look inside UF’s largest gym
The oldest student fitness center on campus can be found in the shadow of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
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.
UF students show off their skills during Innovation Academy’s Summer A showcase by presenting their innovative solutions to support health and wellness for Florida community members.
This year, the union bargaining team won paid parental and medical leave, new promotion guidelines for non-tenure track faculty and a clearly defined way to report conflicts of interest and outside activities, among other updates.
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.
Over the past three years, numerous critical moments for both pro-Palestine and pro-Israel supporters at UF have set the stage for the current climate between the groups.