Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a Dec. 19 Reuters news service story about Baidu.com, the Chinese Web search engine.
Lincoln Brower, a professor emeritus of zoology, was quoted in a Dec. 19 Associated Press national wire story about armed guards protecting monarch butterflies’ winter nesting grounds in Mexico.
Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a Dec. 19 story on the Wall Street Journal’s Dow Jones News Newswires about the initial public offering market looking strong for 2006. The journal is a paid subscription so no link is available.
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This is University Update Weekly, your online source for University of Florida news and events during the holiday break.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Screening embryos for genetic diseases during in vitro fertilization offers couples the best chance for a healthy child, but a genetic glitch could potentially cause doctors to misdiagnose a small fraction of them, University of Florida researchers say.
Ecologist Brian Silliman’s research showing that snails are to blame for the decline of salt marshes along U.S. coastlines was the subject of a Dec. 17 story in National Geographic News. Silliman’s research also was featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” The stories were the result of a news release.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Carlton Davis, distinguished service professor in food and resource economics at the University of Florida, has been inducted into the George Washington Carver Public Service Hall of Fame at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Providing full-time care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful for caregivers and patients alike, but an online project through the University of Florida’s Telehealth program helps caregivers overcome some of those challenges.