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UF researchers develop effective, inexpensive citrus greening detector

January 28 2015

While a commercially available cure for crop-killing citrus greening remains elusive, University of Florida researchers have developed a tool to help growers combat the insidious disease: an efficient, inexpensive and easy-to-use sensor that can quickly detect whether a tree has been infected.

UF study of drug users finds people with ADHD started using at younger age

January 27 2015

Adults with a history of ADHD who use drugs started using substances one to two years earlier than those with no ADHD history, according to a new University of Florida study.

Fossils link Caribbean bat extinction to humans, not climate change

January 22 2015

Sharing caves with millions of bats, the Caribbean’s first humans may have driven some species of the winged mammals to extinction.

Researchers call for immediate end to corporal punishment in Florida schools

January 21 2015

A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling students in all state public schools, citing its new study of classroom disciplinary trends that depicts corporal punishment as violent and outdated, and a source of complications such as increased dropout rates and lawsuits.

New UF study reveals oldest primate lived in trees

January 20 2015

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.

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Students encouraged to file early for financial aid

January 29 2015

University of Florida students who complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and UF financial aid files before March 15 have a better chance of receiving those funds.

UF Counseling and Wellness Center names Escoto new director

January 28 2015

Following an extensive nationwide search, the University of Florida Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Ernesto Escoto has been named the new director of the Counseling and Wellness Center.

UF entrepreneurs to be honored at inaugural Gator100 Awards

January 27 2015

Wondering which University of Florida alumnus’ company has experienced the highest revenue growth over the past three years? The answer will be provided at the inaugural Gator100 Awards Feb. 6 at the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom.

Medieval beasts come to UF libraries

January 26 2015

“The Beast in the Book: Animals in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Illustrations from the Middle Ages” will be on display in the George A. Smathers Libraries until March 6.

More human than human?

January 26 2015

Priscilla Wald, a scholar of U.S. literature and culture from Duke University, will give a free public talk Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Smathers Library (East) 100.

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Miami Herald: Steve Kirn

January 28 2015

On Jan. 25, Steve Kirn, executive director of the David F. Miller Retailing Education and Research Center at UF, was quoted in a Miami Herald story about Bealls department store celebrating 100 years in business.

Miami Herald: Paul Duncan

January 28 2015

Paul Duncan, director for the Florida Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured at UF, was quoted in a Jan. 23 Miami Herald story about eight South Florida hospitals facing Medicare fines for patient safety.

The Washington Post: Margaret James

January 28 2015

Medicinal chemistry professor Margaret James was quoted in a Jan. 26 Washington Post story revealing how Artic animals are more susceptible to environmental pollutants. The story was also covered in Smithsonian.

Huffington Post: Darren Hutchinson

January 28 2015

A Jan. 26 Huffington Post story shares law professor Darren Hutchinson’s opinion on a proposed Mississippi bill allowing police officers to enter a home without a warrant if they believe a dangerous dog is present.

The Florida Times-Union: Chris McCarty

January 28 2015

Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, highlighted the positives found in Florida chief financial officer’s publication in a Jan. 26 Florida Times-Union article.

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Gators showed their spirit as they ran through clouds of orange and blue during the 2nd annual Gator Run on Saturday, Jan. 24. Profits from the 5K supported the University of Florida Alumni Association.

Gator Run

Gators showed their spirit as they ran through clouds of orange and blue during the 2nd annual Gator Run on Saturday, Jan. 24. Profits from the 5K supported the University of Florida Alumni Association. […]

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