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New York Times: Andrew Schmitz

Published: Dec 31st, 2006

A study of barley prices for the Canadian Wheat Board co-authored by Andrew Schmitz, professor in the food and resource economics department, was mentioned in a Dec. 31 New York […]

How many genes does it take to learn? Lessons from sea slugs

Published: Dec 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists analyzing the genomics of a marine snail have gotten an unprecedented look at brain mechanisms, discovering that the neural processes in even a simple sea creature are far from sluggish.

Rising gas prices and soft housing sales hurt consumer confidence

Published: Dec 26th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After three solid months of gains, consumer confidence in Florida fell in December by four points to 89, reflecting pessimism about gas prices, the housing market and future economic conditions, University of Florida economists report.

New York Times: Peter L. Rudnytsky

Published: Dec 24th, 2006

English professor Peter L. Rudnytsky was quoted in a New York Times story Dec. 24 about new evidence showing that Sigmund Freud had an affair with his wife’s younger sister.

Experts available to comment on Bulgaria, Romania joining European Union

Published: Dec 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two former Communist countries, Bulgaria and Romania, will ring in the new year as members of the European Union on Jan. 1 — signifying the stability of their democracies.

UF Freedom of Information Center honors AP writer

Published: Dec 21st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Center recently honored an Associated Press series on the treatment and prosecution of Guantanamo Bay detainees. The Paisley Dodds expose revealed psychological pressures and harsh conditions for many of the more than 500 terrorist suspects.

Theater company puts fresh spin on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Published: Dec 21st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Aquila Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the University of Florida’s Phillips Center. A pre-performance discussion with the company is scheduled for 6:45 p.m.

For residence hall maintenance at UF, a photo is all it takes

Published: Dec 21st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida officials have found they can get students to help maintain their residence halls by giving them a tool — but it’s not a paintbrush or hammer.

People’s Daily Online: Jane Brockmann

Published: Dec 21st, 2006

Animal behaviorist Jane Brockmann’s study about how male crickets’ mating songs can attract parasites that kill them was the subject of a story that ran Dec. 21 in People’s Daily […]

ABC News: Paul Doering

Published: Dec 21st, 2006

Pharmacist Paul Doering was quoted in a Dec. 21 ABC News story about the teen drug culture.