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Lead in teeth can tell a body’s tale, UF study finds

July 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss.

Florida’s consumer confidence hits new post-recession high

July 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting another post-recession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

'Little janitor' merits attention in Florida springs' health debate, UF/IFAS research shows

July 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A small, slow moving resident who enjoys a vegetative diet and keeps things tidy may be the overlooked player in public debates over Florida’s ailing freshwater springs, University of Florida researchers say.

Researchers find new fertility drug to be more effective than one used for past 40 years

July 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A fertility drug used for more than four decades could soon be replaced with another drug that is 30 percent more effective in helping women become pregnant, according to a study with University of Florida ties.

Simple test helps doctors catch more concussions on the field

July 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isn’t showing symptoms yet, and either doesn’t notice anything is wrong or won’t report it for fear of being taken out of the game.

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UF ranks No. 7 on Money magazine’s list of Best Colleges for Your Money

July 29 2014

GAINESVILE, Fla. — Money magazine on Monday released its first-ever college rankings, and the University of Florida came in at No. 7 among public institutions — and No. 1 in Florida — on its list of Best Colleges for Your Money.

UF College of Medicine founding member dies

July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. William F. Enneking, one of the founding leaders of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a renowned expert in the field of orthopedic medicine whose work led to a revolutionary treatment to save limbs during tumor surgery and redefined how physicians communicate about these tumors, passed away July 17. He was 88.

Pharmacologist named executive associate dean at UF's veterinary medical college

July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college. Dean James W. Lloyd made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.

UF to celebrate the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal

July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will hold a special weekend of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal from Aug. 15 – 17. More than a dozen exhibits related to the planning, construction, development and impact of the canal will open during the centennial weekend. The exhibits will feature rare and unique materials from the collections of the George A. Smathers Libraries, including photographs, maps, government documents and original artifacts.

Friends old and new meet on Sesame Street in Gainesville

July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special — so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies!

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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.

Cox News Service: Eric Wachsman

July 22 2014

Eric Wachsman, director of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy, was quoted in a July 22 Cox News Service story about oilman T. Boone Pickens’ plan to invest millions in wind-generated power.

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.

Recent Snapshots

Seeking some shade

From left: Manuel Oliver eats lunch Tuesday while Jordyn Csanyi studies and Lisha Yang waits for her next class in Turlington Hall. Oliver is a graduate student from Venezuela. Csanyi is a freshman economics major from Cocoa, Fla. Yang is a senior linguistics major and Gainesville native. […]

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