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$6.1 million for athletic endowment announced at Gator Gala

Published: Sep 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nearly 1,100 members of the Gator Nation celebrated 100 years of Florida football tonight at the Gator Gala, where it was announced that $6.1 million has been raised for the UF Athletic Endowment Fund from proceeds of the gala and other projects surrounding the centennial celebration.

Florida boy is state’s first to get new mechanical heart device designed for children

Published: Sep 29th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A gravely ill 9-year-old Florida boy awaiting a heart transplant is the first in the state to receive the Berlin Heart, a mechanical heart device sized specifically for children.

UF presents artistic celebration as part of Homecoming week

Published: Sep 29th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Homecoming celebration continues Sunday with Soulfest, a multicultural and outdoor concert event which entails an evening of music, dance and art.

New UF radio series gives gardeners Florida-friendly information

Published: Sep 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians with a growing passion for gardening and home horticulture will soon have a new source of help. Starting Monday, Oct. 2, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and public radio stations WUFT/WJUF will launch a new radio series, “Gardening in a Minute,” providing information from experts with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF study: Live oak trees struggle for survival in growth areas

UF study: Live oak trees struggle for survival in growth areas

Published: Sep 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The majestic live oak is losing its battle for survival to suburban sprawl and the encroachment of taller trees, a new University of Florida study finds.

Staff, faculty provided free admission to Sunday’s volleyball game

Published: Sep 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All UF faculty and staff are offered free admission to this Sunday’s Florida volleyball match with Tennessee.

Syria’s ambassador to U.S. to speak Oct. 2

Published: Sep 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imad Mustapha, the Syrian ambassador to the United States, will visit the University of Florida Oct. 2.

Wall Street Journal: Dave Denslow

Published: Sep 27th, 2006

Economics professor Dave Denslow was quoted in a Sept. 27 Wall Street Journal (circ. 2.1 million) about young families being priced out of Florida’s housing market.

With spinach, it may be what’s on the inside that counts

With spinach, it may be what’s on the inside that counts

Published: Sep 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As investigators narrow the search for the source of E. coli-tainted spinach to just a few farms in three California counties, researchers suggest it may be just as important to examine how the plants acquired and carried the bacteria as it is to find the original point of contamination.

Working Stress

Published: Sep 27th, 2006

Research suggests that late hours and red tape hurt your job performance more than you or your boss realize. University of Florida researchers tested the effects of different types of stress on employees across various occupations. They found challenge stressors had a direct positive impact by motivating workers. But researcher Nathan Podsakoff says hindrance stressors, like red tape and job insecurity, have a big negative impact on motivation and performance.