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Disease by the Numbers

UF professor uses mathematical models to explain viral dynamics and drug resistance.

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The Deepest Well in the Universe

UF astrophysicist studies the magnetic fields and cosmic streams pouring out of a black hole.

Jack Davis

Faculty Profile — Jack Davis, History

Get to know Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Davis.

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Faculty News

Theresa Antes I am currently on a research sabbatical, continuing my investigation into the acquisition of fixed expressions by second language learners. Since the last newsletter, I have published two articles, one in Foreign Language Annals entitled “French Interrogatives: A New Pedagogical Norm for the 21st Century” and the other in Language and Sociocultural Theory […]

Antonio Gil


Antonio Gil retires after 37 years of service at the University of Florida Antonio Gil has announced that he will retire at the end of summer 2018, precisely 37 years after beginning his career at the University of Florida in Fall 1981. Although Antonio (Tony) has spent his entire career as one of the pillars […]

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Breaking the Silence

The Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research welcomes Professor Maddy Coy, who is introducing a new undergraduate course, Violence Against Women, this semester. As sexual harassment and assault continued to be trending topics in the international conversation, it’s crucial to ground campus discussions in evidence and theory, says Coy.

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Baby Books and Brains

New study shows that certain books can increase infant learning. Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better. “When parents label people or characters with names, infants learn quite a bit,” says Lisa Scott, […]

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Safer Schools Through Science

UF bullying expert puts her research to work in Miami-Dade schools. “Boys will be boys” and “sticks and stones” don’t fly with UF Professor of Psychology Dorothy Espelage. As an expert on bullying, sexual harassment, and violence in schools, Espelage knows the truth: “Not all bullies are rejected outcasts; many bully not just because they […]

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Stargazing to Siemens

UF professor mentors high schoolers. UF Professor of Astronomy Jian Ge wanted to give high school students a different summer camp experience: the opportunity to learn about astronomy with the help of UF’s 50-inch telescope at Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona. This summer, he did just that, and in October, 14 students placed at the […]

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Faculty Profile — Michael Daniels

Filling in the Blanks Imagine a puzzle that appears, at first glance, to be complete but actually has some missing pieces, and it’s not clear what those missing pieces are. Such is the challenge in understanding human environments — in their complexity, the empty spaces can be hard to fill, and even themselves might be […]

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Mock Trial Mavens

UF’s LitiGators win major national tournaments. UF’s Mock Trial team, the LitiGators, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 in grand style — by having its winningest year in the team’s history, placing in several regional meets. In only its second trip to nationals, the LitiGators placed 8th out of the 48 top teams at the […]

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Justice in the Age of Locker-Room Talk

The University of Florida psychology professor and expert on bullying, sexual harassment and violence in schools knows the truth: “Not all bullies are rejected outcasts; many bully not just because they can, but also because they want to,” she said, “so, why are we not moving forward on bullying?”