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Eulogy for Gatorade Inventor Robert Cade

Date: Dec 6th, 2007

Greetings and welcome! I know a lot of people have been swapping stories about Dr. Robert Cade since he left us last Tuesday. I have a few to tell as […]

Report Card on Sustainability

Date: Oct 24th, 2007

Good afternoon! This is the third time I have spoken on this occasion. While preparing these remarks I could only marvel at how much things have changed in three years. […]

Dentistry and the Poor: The Importance of Access

Date: Sep 27th, 2007

This year’s meeting of the American College of Dentists is devoted to a celebration of leadership in dentistry. This is timely, because even though the profession is thriving, we need […]

Dedication of the George Steinbrenner Band Building

Date: Aug 21st, 2007

Good morning! The University of Florida’s first band was organized in 1913, seven years after the university opened its doors in Gainesville. There were 16 student musicians and a student […]

Tribute to Alligator Publisher Ed Barber

Date: Jun 27th, 2007

Good evening and welcome! The first edition of The Florida Alligator appeared nearly 95 years ago, on October 22, 1912. The paper read like a newsletter, with headlines about student […]

Florida Tomorrow and the Value of Volunteering

Date: May 18th, 2007

Good afternoon! It is a pleasure to be with you at the “Florida Tomorrow” Campaign Volunteer Retreat. I want to begin today by telling you a story, one that gets […]

Dedication of the Hub

Date: Apr 20th, 2007

Good afternoon! I like the name of this building. It’s simple and direct. “The Hub.” We used to name buildings after scientists or influential people. These days we name them […]

Dedication of the Charles R. Perry Construction Yard

Date: Apr 9th, 2007

Good afternoon! I want to begin by telling you a short story about the late Charles R. Perry, the founder of Charles Perry Construction and the man whose generosity made […]

John Steinbeck, the iPhone and the Value of a Well- Rounded Life

Date: Feb 27th, 2007

Recently the Gainesville Sun had a story about a teenager who wrote a novel. Perhaps you saw it. Thirteen-year-old Nancy Yi Fan’s book will be published by HarperCollins. With that […]