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Amy J. Galloway

Amy J. Galloway (’81, JD ’85) Began a Lifetime of Learning at UF

A successful alumna made sure her college education was more than just a steppingstone toward law school.

Jack Davis

Faculty Profile — Jack Davis, History

Get to know Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Davis.

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Entrepreneurs and Innovators — Lea Blackwell ’96

Breast surgical oncologist Lea Blackwell has been treating both women and men with breast cancer since 2008. Wanting to find a way to make their recovery more comfortable, she developed the Blackwell Bra.

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Alumni Profile — James Grippando ’80, JD’82

Author James Grippando ’80, JD’82 won the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction in 2017 for his novel Gone Again.

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Donor Profile — John Welsh ’75

A restauranteur with a Texas-sized love for Russian gives back to Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Kiss-met — The Levins

One big, happy Gator family.

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The Legend in the Loam

Two UF alumni archaeologists unearth the home and legend of a freed African Muslim slave who became a financier in Georgetown at the turn of the 19th century.

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A Most Excellent Evening

On April 21, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences launched an awards program to recognize the achievements and dedication of alumni, faculty, students, and staff in Emerson Alumni Hall.

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Entrepreneurs and Innovators — Mike Neal

CEO and co-founder of DecisionNext, a San Francisco–based company that builds prescriptive analytics solutions for commodities-driven industries, discusses building a business.

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Alumni Profile — Beka Steorts

A statistician takes stock of the Syrian civil war.

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Gator Good — Buffy Cushman-Patz

Alumna establishes a public charter school for sustainability in Hawaii.

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Makin’ Waves

Marine biologist and UF Biology alumnus Mike Gil PhD’15 has been named a TED Fellow and is one of 21 international experts who will attend and speak at this year’s TEDGlobal, TED’s annual conference, which will take place in Arusha, Tanzania in August. “I'm truly honored by the distinction,” says Gil.