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Hartford Courant: Daniel Smith

Published: Oct 31st, 2008

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a column in the Oct. 31 Hartford Courant about the challenge of too many ballot initiatives.

Florida Players presents ‘The Braggart Soldier’ on Nov. 21 and 23

Published: Oct 31st, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A classic Roman comedy with an animated cartoon style defines the upcoming Florida Players production of “The Braggart Soldier” which will debut at 8 p.m. on Nov. […]

Ribbon-cutting set for new UF nature trails at ‘natural laboratory’

Published: Oct 31st, 2008

WHO: University of Florida President Bernie Machen, UF faculty and students. WHAT: Ribbon-cutting for new nature trails at the UF Natural Area Teaching Laboratory, a 60-acre tract of woods, wetlands […]

UF experts available to talk about presidential election, voting in Florida

Published: Oct 31st, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Several University of Florida experts are available to discuss the upcoming presidential election. Richard S. Conley is an associate professor of political science. He is a scholar […]

Multimedia: ‘Second China’ offers foreign service workers first impression

Multimedia: ‘Second China’ offers foreign service workers first impression

Published: Oct 30th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diplomats or military envoys making their first trip to China may soon have a chance to visit a Chinese office building, stop in at a traditional teahouse […]

Multimedia: Finance worries cause Florida consumer confidence to drop

Multimedia: Finance worries cause Florida consumer confidence to drop

Published: Oct 30th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians plummeted eights points to 60 in October, reflecting people’s concerns about the volatility of financial markets and portending a shaky holiday season for […]

New York Daily News: Michael Heaney

Published: Oct 30th, 2008

Political science professor Michael Heaney was quoted in an Oct. 30 New York Daily News story about the 30-minute Barack Obama commercial that aired on major networks the night before.

Small islands given short shrift in assembling archaeological record

Small islands given short shrift in assembling archaeological record

Published: Oct 30th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Small islands dwarf large ones in archaeological importance, says a University of Florida researcher, who found that people who settled the Caribbean before Christopher Columbus preferred more minute pieces of land because they relied heavily on the sea.

Victoria’s Secret PINK stops in Gainesville for clothing drive

Published: Oct 30th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Victoria’s Secret PINK is running a nation-wide Recycle Your Sweats campaign across 15 college campuses, including the University of Florida, to donate clothing to local charities benefiting […]

UF study suggests spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites far older than fossil record indicates

UF study suggests spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites far older than fossil record indicates

Published: Oct 30th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Halloween is the only holiday when spiders and other arachnids get a little respect from humans, and a new University of Florida study suggests they deserve more, because they’ve apparently managed to survive a very, very long time.