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Elegance of Science Contest Reception

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
4:30pm - 6:00pm
2nd floor of the Marston Science Library

Please join us for a reception honoring the winners of the first annual Elegance of Science contest. All submissions will be displayed, and light refreshments will be served.

The Elegance of Science Contest is sponsored by the Marston Science Library in partnership with the UF Health Science Center Libraries, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library and the UF Alumni Association.

GatorScholar: UF’s new research search engine

GatorScholar is a new UF search engine (currently still in beta) which provides a central location where faculty and department information for 34 science departments, course information, research interests, publications, grants, links to university web pages, and full-text articles can be displayed to the UF community, the public, and to potential students.

Eventually we plan to expand beyond the science community and include data from the health sciences, social sciences, art and humanities, and, potentially, law. We envision a future interface with easy editing capabilities for faculty and the ability to output data necessary for tenure and promotion reporting. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for improving GatorScholar, please email Valrie Davis (

Attention, experienced SciFinder users! We're migrating soon to the Web.

Sometime during the Spring 2009 semester, the state university libraries in Florida will begin migrating access to SciFinder Scholar from the familiar client-based product to a new web version. Please watch the SciFinder page for further details on the timing. To see what the new web version will look like, check the training links on the Web Version of SciFinder - Support & Training page.

Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Darwin!

During February, Marston Science Library celebrates the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, who was born on February 12th, 2009. Come see our commemorative exhibit in the front display case of the library, which includes: a model of the Beagle, a map of the Beagle’s route, a large Galapagos tortoise shell and other shell specimens, an oil painting of Charles Darwin, and original editions of his most famous works.

This display would not have been possible without the generosity of:


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