Tag: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Buyer Beware: Products Claiming ‘Mushroom of Immortality’ May Not Contain Species, UF Researchers Find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stroll the nutritional supplement aisle at your local drug store, and you might notice that some products are now featuring an ingredient you might expect to see growing on a tree or fallen log. Known… Read More

UF Names Evans New Director of Tropical Research and Education Center

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been named director of the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida. Evans, who… Read More

First-Generation College Student from UF Graduates with Ph.D. and Lands Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship   

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For first-generation college student Sheldon Lawrence, earning a Ph.D. in plant molecular and cellular biology from the University of Florida means opportunity. Lawrence will join nearly 350 students graduating with their undergraduate and graduate degrees… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Graduate Student Named an Inaugural Fellow of a National Program in Food and Agriculture Science

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced today the 17 inaugural recipients of the 2018 FFAR Fellow award. One of these awardees is Francesco Cappai, a Ph.D. student in the plant molecular and… Read More

High Schoolers Explore Food Security Issues in Agriculture, Natural Resources at Florida Youth Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – During a summer program with the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), 38 rising high school juniors and seniors were given a taste of college life while they learned about agricultural,… Read More

Six UF/IFAS CALS Students Named to the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Creating high school science fair projects inspired Ann Bernert to pursue a career in science and share research discoveries with the public. Bernert will be able to pursue her research goals after receiving a prestigious… Read More

11 UF/IFAS Faculty Members, Graduate Students Honored with National NACTA Teaching Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) recognized University of Florida faculty and students for their excellence in teaching at its 64th annual conference in June at Iowa State University. The conference brings… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Student Named a Top National Horticulture Industry Professional

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A native of Rajapur, Nepal, Krishna Bhattarai came to the University of Florida for graduate school to continue his education in improving disease resistant crops. Though Bhattarai has been in the United States for less… Read More

UF’s New Honey Bee Lab Will Support Beekeeping, Agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty percent of the food we eat is made possible by honey bees. And behind each of these hardworking pollinators is an equally hardworking beekeeper or scientist who helps them thrive. The University of Florida’s… Read More