May 26, 15

Some of the driving forces behind the Amendment 1 referendum blasted state lawmakers Thursday evening for budget plans that would put a tiny fraction of the money set aside by the initiative toward the purchase of conservation land.

During a panel discussion sponsored by The Gainesville...

May 26, 15

When Van Truong, a 20-year-old University of Florida sophomore, got bored with studying during exam week, she replicated Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night with her science notes on a white board at one of University of Florida’s libraries.

The photos of her artwork began to spread...

May 26, 15

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife of 69 years, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, have been to 146 countries at last count.

And everywhere they go, “I guarantee you the main thing she wants to talk about is mental health,” the peanut farmer-turned-world leader told a packed...

May 26, 15

Five years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon explosion took 11 lives and spilled more than 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, disrupting millions of lives and costing millions of dollars to the tourism and fishing industries.

Researchers from five universities led...

Apr 18, 15

President Obama's jobs plan is a start but does not have the magnitude of government spending to bring down the unemployment rate, said Phil Angelides, who chaired the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Angelides spoke about the causes of the financial crisis at the University of...

Apr 18, 15

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told a University of Florida audience Monday that the public knows more about the judges on "American Idol" than the justices on its highest court.

O'Connor used appearances at two UF events to highlight a failure to teach civics in U...

Apr 18, 15

Jane McGonigal, a leader in the growing movement to create online games that are socially conscious and rooted in real-world problems will be speaking in a special forum at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service on Oct. 4.

McGonigal, a world-renowned game designer, combines cutting-edge...

Apr 18, 15

Jane McGonigal is a video game designer, but she engaged a University of Florida audience Monday in a massive, real-life thumb wrestling match to illustrate the power of games.

More than 250 audience members linked hands for the match, forming one long line that stretched through multiple...

Apr 18, 15

After the death of Osama bin Laden, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen declared that the war on terror was over.

He told a University of Florida audience Wednesday that the statement meant that bin Laden's death and the Arab Spring have pushed al-Qaida into irrelevance. “It's time...

Apr 18, 15

Former Gov. Reubin Askew said Monday that politics today is “meanness and money,” and a Constitutional amendment is needed to allow limits on campaign spending.

“The system we have for financing campaigns is obscene, and I don't use that word lightly,” he told a University of Florida...

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