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Machen & Meyer at the Civic Club

Published: Aug 19th, 2009

With a new school year and a new football season about to kick off, UF President Bernie Machen and Gator Head Coach Urban Meyer headlined the annual Joint Civic Club […]

Gravitational Wave Observatory listens for echoes of universe’s birth

Published: Aug 19th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An investigation by a major scientific group headed by a University of Florida professor has advanced understanding of the early evolution of the universe.

Study: 1 in 5 drinkers is underage, drinks more and stays later at bar

Published: Aug 19th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As many as one in five alcohol-consuming customers in bars is underage, and underage patrons tend to stay later at night, according to a new University of Florida study.

Florida Shrinks

Published: Aug 18th, 2009

For the first time since World War II, more people are leaving Florida than moving into the Sunshine State, but that exodus may not last long. Here’s UF researcher David […]

Recession causes Florida’s population to drop for first time since 1946

Published: Aug 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s economic slump has pulled down the state’s population, which declined for the first time since military personnel left the state after the end of World War II, according to the latest preliminary population estimates from the University of Florida.

Multimedia: Recession causes Florida’s population to drop for first time since 1946

Multimedia: Recession causes Florida’s population to drop for first time since 1946

Published: Aug 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s economic slump has pulled down the state’s population, which declined for the first time since military personnel left the state after the end of World War […]

UF bat house collapses, thousands left homeless

UF bat house collapses, thousands left homeless

Published: Aug 17th, 2009

Thousands of bats left homeless when the internal structure of the University of Florida Bat House collapsed over the weekend may be seeking new homes over a 10-mile radius, UF […]

Scientists link genetic glitches to common childhood cancer

Published: Aug 17th, 2009

GAINESVILLE — A multicenter team of childhood cancer researchers has discovered two genetic variations linked to an increased risk for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, the most common childhood cancer in the United States.

Officials monitoring TD Ana

Published: Aug 16th, 2009

Removed from home page 8/18/09 Updated 8/17/09 University of Florida officials are monitoring Tropical Depression Ana. Forecasters currently expect the storm to have little effect on the Gainesville area and […]

Associated Press: Kristin Kirkby

Published: Aug 14th, 2009

Veterinarian Kristin Kirkby was quoted in an Aug. 10 Associated Press story about the use of stem cell treatments to treat animals.