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Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

November 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste -- yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel.

Florida's November consumer confidence reaches post-recession high

November 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Consumer sentiment among Floridians hit a post-recession high of 86 in November, an increase of two points over October, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

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.

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2015-16 Fellowship Competition for US Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

November 26 2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) has announced its 16th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Biggest Lebanese party of the year

November 26 2014

Authentic Lebanese food, music and dancing will be plentiful at the 12th Annual Lebanese Soiree on Friday, Dec. 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Touchdown Terrace in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Six UF faculty members named AAAS Fellows

November 25 2014

Six University of Florida professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor given to AAAS members by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications. The six join 37 UF professors listed by the AAAS as fellows, a distinction also earned by President-elect Kent Fuchs in 2010.

How to succeed in the restaurant business

November 24 2014

Local restaurateur Shawn Shepherd will offer UF students practical advice on owning a restaurant or simply working in the culinary field on Monday, Nov. 24, from 6:15pm to 8:15pm at Stuzin Hall, Room 200. The event will be hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club at UF.

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.

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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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