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Orlando Business Journal: Win Phillips

Published: May 27th, 2010

Win Phillips, vice president of research, was quoted in a May 21 Orlando Business Journal story on the pending construction of the Lake Nona Research & Academic Center, awaiting Gov. […]

Orlando Sentinel: Bill Allen

Published: May 27th, 2010

Dr. Bill Allen, director of the Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism program, was quoted in a May 20 Orlando Sentinel story about the ethical challenges people confront in life-threatening situations. […]

Oil spill threatens toothy marine predator that is cultural and historic icon

Oil spill threatens toothy marine predator that is cultural and historic icon

Published: May 27th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The BP oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico threatens the existence of a critically endangered sawfish and its relative that recently has been proposed to join it as the only two marine fish in United States waters to receive such federal protection, says a University of Florida researcher.

Teixeira chosen as IFT Fellow

Published: May 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Arthur Teixeira, professor at the University of Florida, recently was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow. Teixeira is a leading educator in food engineering, with accomplishments […]

Case study analyzes why, where and when of leading shark attack site

Published: May 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shark attacks are most likely to occur on Sunday, in less than 6 feet of water, during a new moon and involve surfers wearing black and white bathing suits, a first of its kind study from the University of Florida suggests.

UF experts available for 2010 hurricane season

Published: May 26th, 2010

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Shark Safety

Published: May 26th, 2010

Memorial Day weekend brings hundreds of thousands of swimmers and surfers to the beach and all those people in the water boost the odds of a shark attack. University of Florida shark experts say the best way to prevent becoming a victim is avoiding sites where sharks are commonly found.

Lowly termite, not the lion or elephant, may be the star of Africa’s savanna

Published: May 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The majestic animals most closely associated with the African savanna — fierce lions, massive elephants, towering giraffes – may be relatively minor players when it comes to shaping the ecosystem.

Author of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” research used by U.S. Secretary of Defense available for comment

Published: May 25th, 2010

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Florida’s consumer confidence falls sharply as tax rebates disappear

Published: May 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence plummeted seven points to 71 in May as popular home buying and energy efficient tax rebates ended, according to a new University of Florida survey.