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UF Plans For Driverless Cars

The University of Florida recently announced a partnership between the City of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation to test driverless cars in Gainesville starting as early as Fall 2017. The goal is to test how driverless cars are impacted by pedestrians, bicyclists, and traffic. The driverless cars will be seen on Northwest 13th ... Read More

UF Researchers Improving Everglades Farming

UF scientists at the Everglades Research and Education Center are working alongside local growers to combat weeds, pests and diseases faced daily in the Everglades. Founded in 1921, the Everglades Research and Education Center is located in Belle Grande, Florida, and is one of UF’s oldest centers. Learn more about the center here and their ... Read More

Destination UF Welcomes Newly Admitted UF Students in Miami

Over 150 newly admitted freshman students and their families attended Destination UF on Thursday, March 16th. Destination UF is an off-campus welcome reception hosted in many different cities throughout the nation to provide newly admitted freshman students and their family members an opportunity to learn more about The Gator Nation and academic enrichment at University ... Read More

Eight UF programs ranked top 10 in the world, according to new rankings

The University of Florida’s entomology department is the best in the world, and a host of other UF programs rank in the top 10 globally from among more than 26,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education, according to the 2017 Center for World University Rankings list released today. Read more here

Program Developed by UF Increases Algebra Pass Rates

Thanks to Algebra Nation, a program developed by the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning, there was a 27 percent increase in algebra test pass rates among Florida students for the 2015-2016 school year. Read the full story here

University of Florida Announces Endowment

UF College of Arts is proud to announce the William Salkin and Sam and Yetta Feldman Endowment. The endowment supports music and photography students, thanks to the generosity of Larry and Avis Feldman. Larry and Avis Feldman have long been champions for education. From the Miami-Dade School District, and now, to the College of the ... Read More

Creating the fruit that’s unique to Miami

BY JACK PAYNE Alan Chambers moved last year to create only-in-Miami food. He wants to give you a sweeter papaya with an aroma you can pick up from five feet away. He hopes to eventually offer you a mango with smoother flesh (not the kind with the stringy yellow stuff inside). He’s looking for an ... Read More

Gator Nation News – Miami-Dade County

This Gator Nation News is for you, Miami-Dade County. With more than 20,000 alumni and 4,000 students hailing from South Florida, the University of Florida is proud to present the Gator Nation News, Miami-Dade edition. Having recently opened UF Coral Gables to better serve our alumni, students, families and friends in South Florida, we also ... Read More

Lastinger Center Connects Over 350 Educators and Academics at International Conference in Downtown Miami

On March 2-3, 2017, the Lastinger Center hosted the inaugural International Teacher Leadership Conference in Miami at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. The conference brought together over 350 educators and academics from across the globe, including attendees from Scotland, Denmark and Sweden. Featured conference keynote speakers were Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. ... Read More

UF Online Connections

The University of Florida Online program will be hosting a networking event for current UF Online students UF Coral Gables 1 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 5 Coral Gables, FL 33134 For event details contact Meredith Beaupre, mbeaupre@ufl.edu FOLLOW US: Facebook