UF ecologist Brian Child comments on issues arising for communities that rely on funds from big game hunters, noting that the story often told about the killing of animals has little to do with the pragmatic conversation.
The annual “30 under 30” list of bright young entrepreneurs includes UF Warrington College of Business alumnus Peter Gylfe (BSBA Finance ’09, MSF ’10) in its finance category.
In an era when approximately 75 percent of people worldwide believe “the system” – government, culture and other establishments – are untrustworthy, and many are convinced that contingencies such as physical attractiveness influence how much people are paid, a University of Florida study has found that every inch of height could add about $789, on average, to a person’s salary.
Jack Payne, UF/IFAS senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, discusses the past century of citrus innovation and makes predictions for the next 100 years at the Citrus Research and Education 100th anniversary celebration.
UF history professor Sean Adams, author of Home Fires: How Americans Kept Warm in the Nineteenth Century, observes that the wood-burning fireplace was the primary means of home heating until approximately 1800.
UF media law professor Frank LoMonte, director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, authored this piece on the importance of protecting student journalism.
Research published by UF ecologist Robert Fletcher Jr. in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution indicates that an invasive snail might be helping the endangered North American snail kite rebound, growing longer beaks in just 10 years.
UF professor of political science Michael McDonald agrees that the demographic change to Florida stemming from an influx of Puerto Rican residents has the potential to affect federal and state elections.
Randy Ploetz, a plant pathologist at the University of Florida, comments that the resistance gene cloned to protect bananas from the deadly TR4 fungus is cause for optimism.
Adam Woods, assistant director of UF’s Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory, notes the merit of new findings showing that healthy seniors who tried a new brain-training program were less likely to develop dementia but notes that not all cognitive trainings are created equal, and that the study makes it clear that a specific type of training demonstrated this effect.
UF Levin College of Law professor Mark Fenster observes that Donald Trump’s reliance on conspiracy theories has helped create a conspiratorial culture that gives a pass to those who use flowcharts and diagrams to incorrectly link events, resulting in the emergence of conspiracy-web visualizations in politics.
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