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UF names associate vice president for marketing, public relations

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joe Hice, a former Harley-Davidson marketing executive, has been named the University of Florida’s new associate vice president of marketing and public relations.

Prescription Pain Patch Abuse Blamed For Increase In Deaths

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Drug abusers are increasingly turning to a slow-release form of a powerful painkiller for a quick and dangerous high, University of Florida researchers warn. The trend is raising alarm as the number of people dying from an overdose of the drug fentanyl, an opioid 100 times more potent than morphine, rises.

New UF Farm Safety Program Targets 200,000 Migrant Workers

New UF Farm Safety Program Targets 200,000 Migrant Workers

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Down on the farm, it can be downright dangerous – especially for thousands of Florida migrant farm workers who may not be familiar with rules and regulations designed to ensure their safety on the job. But help is on the way, thanks to a new University of Florida farm safety-training program aimed at the state’s 200,000 migrant farm workers.

When Birds Use Wildlife Corridors, Plants Benefit

When Birds Use Wildlife Corridors, Plants Benefit

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wildlife corridors, intended to help animals move between otherwise isolated natural areas, may aid plants in the same way.

Associated Press: George Burgess

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

Shark expert George Burgess was quoted in a June 30 Associated Press national wire about two shark attacks in Florida’s Panhandle. The story ran in numerous papers around the country.

Miami Herald: William S. Jacobs

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

Dr. William S. Jacobs, associate professor in the Division of Addiction Medicine, was quoted in a June 30 Miami Herald (444,119) story about kids who try marijuana.

Palm Beach Post: Win Phillips

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

Win Phillips, vice president for research, was quoted in a June 30 Palm Beach Post (circ. 222,833) story about the Scripps research institute.

Fla. Museum Receives Grant For Wildflower, Butterfly Project

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History has received a $94,409 grant from the Florida Wildflower Advisory Council and the Florida Wildflower Foundation Inc. for projects that educate the public about Florida’s wildflowers and butterflies.

United Press International: Marc Hoit

Published: Jun 29th, 2005

Associate Provost Marc Hoit was quoted in a June 29 United Press International story about UF’s leadership role in the creation of a new ultra high-speed Internet network. A story […]

Palm Beach Post: Chris McCarty

Published: Jun 29th, 2005

Chris McCarty, director of the survey research center at UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a June 29 story in the Palm Beach Post (circ. 222,833) […]