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The Human Touch: New research suggests animals prefer human connections

November 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- What do animals really want? A new study from the University of Florida suggests it might be human contact, at least in the case of some Galapagos tortoises.

As elephants go, so go the trees: Research shows hunting can have catastrophic effects on tropical forests

November 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire.

Ebola not likely to alter Americans’ holiday travel plans, survey shows

November 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ebola may be a worldwide health crisis, but a new study shows it’s not likely to keep many Americans from heading over the river and through the woods for the holidays.

Can Popsicle sticks improve your next trip to the polls?

November 12 2014

If you were frustrated by how long it took to vote in recent elections, you’re not alone. University of Florida political science professor Daniel Smith wants to help, and one of his most powerful tools is a humble Popsicle stick.

Endangered green sea turtle recovering from surgery to remove life-threatening tumors

November 10 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An endangered green sea turtle rescued last month in the lower Florida Keys was recovering today after surgery performed Friday to remove potentially life-threatening tumors from its eyes.

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University of Florida among those receiving $7 million to empower women farmers

November 20 2014

The University of Florida is part of a consortium led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) that has been awarded $7 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase global food security and support effective rural development. The focus of the project is to empower women to increase agricultural productivity, thereby contributing to higher household incomes and improved nutrition.

UF Foundation launches ambitious plan to strengthen Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program

November 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida Foundation has launched an initiative to raise $100 million for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program, which has given more than 3,200 Florida students from low-income families the chance to go to college.

What is the Institutional Repository at UF? New video answers that question in an entertaining way

November 19 2014

Explaining what an institutional repository is and how it benefits faculty and students has long been a difficult task, not only at the University of Florida, but also at universities across the country.

Global Culture Photography Competition

November 18 2014

University Galleries and the University of Florida International Center are pleased to present the award-winning work of students, faculty, staff and alumni from the International Center’s 11th Annual Global Culture Photography Competition in a new exhibition currently on display in Grinter Gallery.

LiveVibe TV season opener to provide inside look at video games

November 18 2014

The fourth season of LiveVibe TV premieres 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 with an episode titled “Opening Minds: People Who Make Video Games” at the UF Digital Worlds Institute’s REVE (Research, Education and Visualization Environment) in Norman Gym.

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The New York Times: Kevin Sabet

November 18 2014

Kevin Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute, was quoted in an Oct. 28 New York Times story about how the second set of votes on legalizing marijuana for recreational use can determine if there will be a national wave of legalization.

Tampa Tribune: Jack Payne

November 18 2014

Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, wrote a Nov. 8 Tampa Tribune column about president-elect Kent Fuchs’ commitment to UF’s land-grant mission and Florida agriculture and natural resources.

Associated Press: Jay Ritter

November 18 2014

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a Nov. 13 Associated Press story about the controversy surrounding the Chinese firm Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. and the role Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC., an investment bank, played in bringing the company to global investors.

USA Today: Michael McDonald

November 18 2014

Michael McDonald, political science professor, was quoted in a Nov. 13 USA Today story about the Supreme Court rulings on voting procedures, such as voter ID and early voting laws.

Time Magazine: Ted Spiker

November 7 2014

A column written by Ted Spiker, interim chair of the department of journalism, about ways changing your mindset can help with weight loss was published Oct. 14 on Time Magazine.

Recent Snapshots

Florida students had to dig out their jackets Tuesday as temperatures dipped below freezing. Even colder temperatures were expected for Wednesday.

Cold snap

Florida students had to dust off their jackets on Tuesday as the temperature plummeted below freezing. Even colder temperatures were predicted for Wednesday. […]

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