Dr. Darin Portnoy has opened clinics in Liberia, helped Chechen refugees get emergency health care in Georgia, coordinated primary care programs in the Sudan, and helped form programs to control tuberculosis in Uzbekistan and measles in Nigeria.
February 2007 Archive
Last time the public was tuned in, the Justice Department was vigorously prosecuting corporate giants such as Enron for massive frauds committed during the waning days of the stock bubble. Assisted by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, government lawyers were racking up victories in the battle against white-collar crime. One recent highlight was the October sentencing of former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling to 24 years in prison.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Holy symposium, Batman! A league of comic book and video game champions is descending on the University of Florida March 1-4 for the Department of English’s annual conferences on games, digital media, comics and graphic novels. All events are free and open to the public.
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This is University Update Weekly, your online source for University of Florida news and events for the week of February 26th.
UF’s Academic Enhancement Program was the subject of a Feb. 25 Palm Beach Post editorial supporting the proposal.
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Tom Hoctor, a researcher at the University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture, was quoted in a Feb. 24 Associated Press national wire story about a ranching family’s efforts to preserve nature.
Research by Dr. Tanya K. Murphy showing a link between strep and a movement disorder was the subject of a Feb. 23 Reuters news service story. The story was the result of a news release.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — President Bush met with a small group of scientists today – including a University of Florida professor who holds key ethanol-production patents – to discuss and promote alternative energy.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sustainability is a concept that is sweeping the nation — from hybrid vehicles to green buildings — but as a movement it is still in its emerging stage. Finding ways to help organizations discover solutions that are both sustainable and cost-effective is the focus of the 13th annual University of Florida Public Interest Environmental Conference March 1-3 at UF’s Levin College of Law.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study provides evidence that the last inhabitants of Christopher Columbus’ first settlement desperately tried to extract silver from lead ore, originally brought from Spain for other uses, just before abandoning the failed mining operation in 1498. It is the first known European extraction of silver in the New World.