As more public infrastructure is being provided through private companies, Elizabeth Rowe, director of the intellectual property law program at UF Levin College of Law, comments on whether it is in the public interest to use trade secrets as a way to shield information from taxpayers.
UF Warrington College of Business management professor Amir Erez is quoted in this article about his findings indicating that doctors and nurses in staged emergency situations in a neonatal intensive care unit performed significantly worse when confronted with an actor playing an angry or rude parent.
UF shark scientist George Burgess says the divers’ act was misguided, since the hook likely posed no danger to the shark, and that the divers risked injury in removing it.
Biostatistics professor Ira Longini from UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions, predicts that Zika transmission will continue in the Americas this year, with South Florida and Texas the most likely mainland U.S. hot spots.
UF history professor Ibram X. Kendi discusses his research on racist ideas, why some so-called breakthroughs in American history were not breakthroughs after all, and whether he would have made any changes had he completed Stamped from the Beginning, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction, prior to the election of Donald Trump.
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UF Levin College of Law professor Mark Fenster, who authored a book on the role of conspiracy theories in American culture, asserts that it’s equally pure speculation to say Trump believes the false claims he makes as it is to say he doesn’t and that he’s merely using the claims as a way to distract the public’s attention.
Morris Hylton, director of UF’s historic preservation program, discusses the three days he spent helping federal authorities record damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
UF political science professor and early-voting expert Michael McDonald claims that this election may result in a very close finish, forcing it to go into “overtime” and causing rifts within the United States.
UF associate professor of political science Michael McDonald discusses the rising popularity of early voting in an interview with the host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
A study led by UF professor of hematopathology Li-Jun Yang on “brown” fat and “white” fat indicates that exercise may aid in weight control and help prevent diabetes by improving the ability of fat cells to burn calories
UF political scientist Daniel Smith observes that more than 104,000 Floridians registered to vote in the last five days before the registration deadline in 2012, a fact that tends to support the argument for a deadline extension in the state in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
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