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New tourism research institute to open at UF, study crisis recovery

Published: Apr 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Center for Tourism Research and Development has received UF funding to open a new on-campus institute that will research local, national and global crises and their impact on tourism, including travel behavior.

UF student engineers design environmentally safe, portable bug trap

UF student engineers design environmentally safe, portable bug trap

Published: Apr 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may not go “bzzzzzzt” but it does kill bugs — with less potential harm to the environment and people than traditional bug zappers.

Update: Weekly

Published: Apr 30th, 2007

This is University Update Weekly, your online source for University of Florida news and events for the week of April 30th.

Wall Street Journal: James Twitchell

Published: Apr 27th, 2007

James B. Twitchell, a professor of English and advertising, was quoted in an April 27 Wall Street Journal story about how advertising executives are portrayed in popular culture. The Journal […]

Chicago Tribune: Vasudha Narayanan

Published: Apr 27th, 2007

Vasudha Narayanan, a professor of religion, was quoted in an April 27 Chicago Tribune story about the controversy over actor Richard Gere’s kissing an actress in public in India.

UF School of Art and Art History names new director

UF School of Art and Art History names new director

Published: Apr 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ceramic artist and art administrator Anna Calluori Holcombe has been named director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida’s College of Fine Arts. She is slated to begin the position July 1.

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

Published: Apr 26th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next mosquito-borne illness in the United States may be chikungunya (“chicken-GUN-ya”) and despite its odd name the viral disease is no laughing matter, University of Florida […]

Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony honors UF’s top staff, faculty

Published: Apr 25th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 350 employees gathered in the Reitz Student Union’s Grand Ballroom today for the 2007 University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony.

Leukemia survivor among 8,448 students set to graduate from UF

Published: Apr 25th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Abu-Bakr Zafar was 6 years old, doctors never expected him to experience high school, much less college or graduate school.

Relocating ‘nuisance bears’ may do more harm than good, UF study shows

Relocating ‘nuisance bears’ may do more harm than good, UF study shows

Published: Apr 25th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For decades, state wildlife officials have been trapping and relocating so-called “nuisance bears” that get too close to humans.