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Former PRSA president named visiting professor at UF

Published: May 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– Del Galloway, former president and chief executive officer of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will translate his 23 years of corporate and agency experience into classroom lessons this fall as the Freedom Forum Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications.

Taking evolution’s temperature: Researchers pinpoint the energy it takes to make a species

Published: May 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Comfortable living is not why so many different life forms seem to converge at the warmer areas of the planet.

Boston Globe: Stefan Rayer

Published: May 30th, 2006

Demographer Stefan Rayer was quoted in a May 30 Boston Globe story about rapid population growth in Flagler County. The quote was the result of a news release.

Pessimistic consumers

Published: May 30th, 2006

Worries about the national economy and the price of gas at home have left Florida consumers feeling pessimistic according to UF business researchers. To add to those headaches, we’re days […]

Hurricane hazards

Published: May 30th, 2006

While you can see the immediate destruction caused by a hurricane, after effects like carbon monoxide inhalation and food poisoning often don’t become clear until days later. Now, experts at […]

Hurricanes’ latent hazards tracked by poison centers

Published: May 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the start of this year’s hurricane season Thursday (June 1), Florida’s residents are preparing for the all-too-familiar havoc the storms can wreak. But hurricanes cause more than flooding, high winds and power outages – they also spawn public health hazards that often aren’t evident until days after winds die and storm waters recede.

Low home sales and high fuel prices hit consumer confidence

Published: May 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians in May did not budge from its April level of 86, the likely result of a downturn in the housing market and continued high fuel prices, University of Florida economists report.

Update: Weekly

Published: May 29th, 2006

This is University Update Weekly, your online source for University of Florida news and events for the week of May 29th.

Program for Hispanic, Latino freshmen seeks volunteers

Published: May 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Cooperative Academic Achievement Program is now accepting applications for peer volunteers.

Boaters beware – loose crab traps can cause havoc and headaches, UF expert says

Published: May 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With thousands of boats expected on Florida’s waterways this Memorial Day weekend, University of Florida extension agents say sailors should be wary of lost or abandoned crab traps that can wreak havoc on propellers and engines.