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  • What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

    March 28, 2017

    What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

    UF researcher looks at ancient temperatures to resolve a scientific debate.

    University of Florida geochemist Andrea Dutton and colleagues at the University of Michigan have utilized ...

  • What’s in a Name?

    March 28, 2017

    What's in a Name?

    Center Makes LGBTQ+ Focus Explicit.

    UF’s Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research recently affirmed its multifaceted approach to the study of LGBTQ+ ...

  • Alumni Profile — Dennis Hays

    March 28, 2017

    Alumni Profile — Dennis Hays

    Career Diplomat

    As a member of the United States Foreign Service for 25 years, Dennis Hays ’76 served in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. ...

  • Student Profile — Hector Lacera

    March 28, 2017

    Student Profile — Hector Lacera

    How one boy’s love of physics started with a cat.

    Even as a small child, Hector Lacera ’18 wanted to understand the nature of things. ...

  • Faculty Profile — Sharon Austin

    March 28, 2017

    Faculty Profile — Sharon Austin

    Empowering Students

    In the era of President Obama, Black Lives Matter, and Shondaland, the field of African American Studies is timely and relevant. UF is one ...

  • Small but Mighty

    March 28, 2017

    Small but Mighty

    UF professor discovers the world’s smallest magnet.

    If you thought electronics couldn’t get any smaller or more powerful, consider this: Distinguished Professor of Chemistry George Christou ...

  • The Needs of the Many

    March 28, 2017

    The Needs of the Many

    Health disparities minor reaches out to underrepresented populations.

    Cathaerina Appadoo ’17 wants a revolution in healthcare. One of many pre-med students in the Health Disparities ...

  • Making the Most of the Sunset Years

    March 27, 2017

    Making the Most of the Sunset Years

    Where you age affects how well you age.

    Jim ’54 and Susan Wiltshire ’55 met at the University of Florida in 1953, married in ...

  • Story Keeper

    March 27, 2017

    Story Keeper

    Historian receives UF Distinguished Alumnus Award for colonial histories.

    The Pequot were an indigenous people who inhabited what is now southeastern Connecticut. Much of the tribe ...

  • A Bequest for the Best

    March 27, 2017

    A Bequest for the Best

    French professor donates his estate to further the humanities at UF.

    After 57 years of teaching — 29 of them at UF —