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UF launches one of the nation’s first organic agriculture degree programs

Published: Aug 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With revenues from U.S. organic food sales climbing by almost 20 percent each year, the demand for skilled workers in this field is booming – and a new University of Florida academic program will help meet producers’ needs.

Scientists: wildlife corridors benefit plant biodiversity, native plants

Published: Aug 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wildlife corridors appear to support not only wildlife but also plants —especially the oft-threatened native variety.

Wall Street Journal: Gordon Marin

Published: Aug 31st, 2006

An opinion piece by health and human performance professor Gordon Marin about whether sports build character ran Aug. 31 in the Wall Street Journal (circ. 2.2 million)

USA Today: UF Tuition

Published: Aug 31st, 2006

USA Today’s annual tuition survey ran Aug. 31 and showed that the University of Florida has the lowest tuition among the nation’s 75 flagship universities.

Famed Indian dancer Uma Dogra to perform at University of Florida

Published: Aug 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE — In an effort to showcase Hindu culture in the Gainesville community, UF’s Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) has invited renowned Indian dancer Uma Dogra to perform at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 in P.K. Yonge Auditorium. Admission is $20 for individuals, $50 for families and free for students with identification.

Study shows link between morbid obesity, low IQ in toddlers

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients, a new study shows.

UF names chief cardiothoracic surgeon

UF names chief cardiothoracic surgeon

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Curtis G. Tribble has been named vice chairman of the department of surgery and chief of its division of cardiothoracic surgery.

Associated Press: PepsiCo Grant

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

The university’s receipt of a $1.1 million grant from PepsiCo to study obesity was the subject of an Aug. 30 Associated Press national wire story. The story was the result […]

St. Petersburg Times: Zina Evans

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

Admissions director Zina Evans was quoted in an Aug. 30 St. Petersburg Times (circ. 442,348) story about falling national SAT scores.

Miami Herald: Chris McCarty

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

Survey director Chris McCarty was quoted in Aug. 30 stories in the Miami Herald(circ. 444,119), the St. Petersburg Times (circ. 442,348) and Florida Today about the August consumer confidence report. […]