Astronomers find the first binary–binary. Everything we know about the formation of solar systems might be wrong, say Professor of Astronomy Jian Ge and postdoc Bo Ma. They’ve discovered the first “binary–binary,” or two massive companions around one star in a close binary system — one so-called giant planet (12 times the mass of Jupiter) […]
Study findings could aid in interrupting transmission chains and reducing severe illness The majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home and are transmitted from the same family of mosquitoes, suggests new research led by the University of Florida and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, published […]
Every year since 1874, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science names its fellows for significant contributions to society and technology. In 2016, its 391 fellows included five UF faculty, three of whom are from the Department of Biology: Prof. John “Jack” Ewel, Prof. Alice Harmon, and Prof. Robert D. Holt. Holt, Eminent […]
UF’s Department of Political Science Partners with the Harn Museum of Art to Unite Arts and Sciences
The University of Florida has one of the best art museums on a college campus, yet many faculty members don’t know about it, let less find ways to incorporate art into their curricula. On Dec. 9, 2016, faculty of the Department of Political Science did just that by participating in a half-day retreat at the […]
Professor Leslie Elin Anderson investigates Nicaraguan politics. Professor of Political Science Leslie Elin Anderson has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her book project, Democratic Enclaves in Times of Trouble: The Politics of Resistance in Nicaragua. The fellowship is part of the NEH’s $16.3 million awarded in this grant cycle. […]
Nina Caputo, an associate professor in history, collaborated with illustrator Liz Clarke to create the first medieval graphic history.
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UF’s Gillian Lord conducts the first study comparing learning Spanish in the classroom and from the popular language program.
UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) is on the front lines of defense against Zika, which has traveled through Central America into the United States, with the first Florida cases in July 2016.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, has detected two “chirps” of gravitational waves — a cute phrase for an epic cosmic event, the merger and collapse of two black holes.
UF anthropologists collaborate to recreate an ancient Peruvian beer.
For fictionist Amy Hempel, life in the liminal exists among writing, teaching and animal rescue.