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Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.

Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species, survey finds

August 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey shows.

The Coca-Cola Co. donates additional $1.5 Million to UF/IFAS to fight citrus greening

August 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Foundation today announced a second gift of $1.5 million from the Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.

Endangered elephants' outlook bleak without more room to roam, UF/IFAS study finds

August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Intelligent and beautiful, the Asian elephant is running out of time unless humans step aside and give it some room.

Wildlife corridors sometimes help invasive species spread, UF research finds

August 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When the ants come marching in, having miles of linked habitats may not be such a good idea after all.

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Students invited to pep rally in the Swamp

August 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Alumni Association and the University Athletic Association are teaming up to host the first “Rally in the Swamp,” a student pep rally to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to welcome students to campus and prepare them for the football team’s season opener against Idaho on Aug. 30.

Common Reading Book author to speak at convocation

August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Will Allen, author of “The Good Food Revolution,” the 2014 Common Reading Program book, will speak at the New Student Convocation at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in the O’Connell Center.

UF staffers reach out to welcome students

August 15 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida divisions of Business Affairs, Student Affairs and Human Resources are sponsoring the 14th annual Ask Me Campaign Aug. 19-26.

UF professor recognized for dedication to entrepreneurship

August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida professor received a national Dedication to Entrepreneurship award this week.

UF student with stage 4 cancer graduates with 4.0 GPA

August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- After 600 hours of chemotherapy, 63 nights in the hospital and five years in college, one determined student is graduating from the University of Florida.

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Ottawa Citizen: Stephen Golant

July 29 2014

Stephen Golant, a gerontologist and geographer, was quoted in a May 2 Ottawa Citizen article about new ways to provide housing for the growing number of elderly in Canada.

Associated Press: Monica Elliott

July 23 2014

Plant pathologist Monica Elliott was quoted in a July 23 Associated Press story about a mysterious disease affecting the sabal palm, Florida’s state tree.

ABC News: Martin Uman

July 21 2014

Lightning expert Martin Uman was quoted in a July 21 ABC News story about lightning striking 10 people in a soccer field.

The Tampa Tribune: Daniel Smith

July 17 2014

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a July 16 Tampa Tribune story about the Legislature’s refrain from appealing a ruling that found two new Florida congressional districts unconstitutional.

Miami Herald: Daniel Smith

July 17 2014

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a July 13 Miami Herald story about the pressure on gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist to announce a running mate.

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Leor Shuflita(center), a freshman zoology major and Gainesville native, moves into Hume Hall on Aug. 19. Shuflita's father, Benny Shuflita (right), and friend Mark Abbott (left) help out. This is move-in week at UF with classes starting Aug. 25. […]

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