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More than 72,000 hours of student community service earn presidential Honor Roll designation

Published: May 29th, 2008

The University of Florida was recently named as a 2007 Honor Roll member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service program. This is the first year that UF has applied […]

UF researchers make strides to improve liver surgery

UF researchers make strides to improve liver surgery

Published: May 29th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study reveals patients with liver cancer who have no other treatment options might benefit from more aggressive operations once considered too risky, report University of Florida scientists, who also published research this month yielding insight into ways to protect the liver during surgery.

UF expert says with hurricane season approaching, citizen response teams need volunteers

Published: May 29th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Southern states most often wracked by hurricanes are ahead of the nation when it comes to preparing citizens to help in a disaster, but there are still plenty of volunteer gaps that need to be filled, a University of Florida researcher says.

Miami Herald: Lou Guillette

Published: May 29th, 2008

Zoology professor Lou Guillette was quoted in a May 29 Miami Herald story about the potential use of alligator blood as an antibiotic.

ABC News: Wendy Graham, Sanford Berg

Published: May 29th, 2008

Wendy Graham, director of the UF Water Institute, and Sanford Berg, director of water studies for the Public Utility Research Center, were quoted in a May 29 ABC News story […]

Associated Press: George Burgess

Published: May 29th, 2008

Shark expert George Burgess’ work at the site of several shark attacks in Mexico was cited in a May 29 Associated Press story.

English alumna named ambassador to Panama

Published: May 28th, 2008

UF English alumna Barbara J. Stephenson has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the U.S. to the Republic of Panama, following the nomination of […]

Grant provides K-12 foreign language teachers with immersion experience

Published: May 28th, 2008

The Center for Latin American Studies was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright Hays Program to provide a four-week curriculum development project in Ecuador and […]

Genetic pesticide developed in UF lab

Genetic pesticide developed in UF lab

Published: May 28th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Each year in the United States, termites gnaw away more than $1 billion in structural damage despite an ever growing array of insect control techniques. In this battle, the next generation of weapons could target the termite’s very genes.

Environment News Service: Michael Scharf

Published: May 28th, 2008

Entomologist Michael Scharf was quoted in a May 28 Environment News Service story about UF’s development of a pesticide that alters the DNA of termites. The story was the result […]