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UF/IFAS research findings shed light on seagrass needs

Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Seagrass beds represent critical and threatened coastal habitats around the world, and a new University of Florida study shows how much sunlight seagrass needs to stay healthy.

Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive.

Research links sadness with avoidance of indulgent behavior

Apr 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Getting the kids to go easy on the chocolate bunnies this year could be simple as sitting them down Easter morning and making them watch “Old Yeller.”

To kill a tumor: UF physicians target the genes of lung, colon cancers

Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source.

Study shows ‘dinosaurs of the turtle world’ at risk in Southeast rivers

Apr 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, including two recently discovered species, University of Florida scientists say.

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Graduating student found her calling in UF’s agricultural programs

Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When she wasn’t using her talents as a videographer to record dolphin-human interactions at Discovery Cove, getting her young son to day care or interning for the U.S. Forest Service, Tory Boyd was busy earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and communication.

Students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition this week

Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE , Fla. --- How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000. That’s the grand prize for the winners of the inaugural Gator Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 24-25 at multiple sites on UF’s campus.

Students’ robots to be demonstrated in New Engineering Building

Apr 22nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Demonstrations of more than a dozen robots built by University of Florida Intelligent Machines Design Lab students will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 23 in the New Engineering Building Harris Rotunda.

UF Dance Marathon raises $1.5 million ‘For the Kids’

Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Dance Marathon at the University of Florida celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend by raising a record-crushing $1.5 million for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

UF Health leaders transition to new roles

Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two UF Health leaders will assume new roles within the system as of July 1. Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001, will be the UF Health executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs, and Ed Jimenez, chief operating officer for UF Health Shands Hospital and senior vice president, will serve as interim CEO of UF Health Shands.

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New York Times: Omri Marian

Apr 16th, 2014

Omri Marian, a professor of law and an expert on digital currencies, was quoted in a March 26 New York Times article about the implications of new tax laws on […]

New York Times: Jay Ritter

Apr 16th, 2014

Jay Ritter, Cordell eminent scholar and chair in the department of finance, was quoted in a March 30 article in the New York Times about the aggressive IPO market for […]

Orlando Sentinel: Harry Klee

Apr 16th, 2014

Harry Klee, eminent scholar and professor in the horticultural sciences department, was quoted in a March 31 Orlando Sentinel story about IFAS-hosted taste tests of new fruits and vegetables.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Valery Scharf

Apr 16th, 2014

Valery Scharf, a resident in small animal surgery, was quoted in a March 31 article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about a gold-based drug that may combat bone cancer in […]

Esquire: Steven Cuffe

Apr 16th, 2014

Dr. Steven Cuffe, department chair of psychiatry at the College of Medicine in Jacksonville, was quoted in a story in the April 2014 issue of Esquire on the faulty diagnosis […]

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Flying high

Revant Shah, an undergraduate student in the Intelligent Machines Design Labratory course, flies his quadcopter, named Messenger, outside the New Engineering Building Wednesday.  More than dozen robots designed and built by undergraduate and […]

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