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University of Florida summer commencement scheduled for Aug. 6

Published: Jul 28th, 2011

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Geographic analysis offers new insight into coral disease spread

Published: Jul 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral responsible for maintaining major marine habitats and providing a natural barrier against hurricanes in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown origin.

Showing of Kaplan documentary, discussion set for Aug. 2

Published: Jul 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After being diagnosed with a rare and potentially deadly case of lymphoma, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and University of Florida journalism professor John Kaplan turned the lens on himself to create the nationally acclaimed documentary, “Not As I Pictured.”

UF study shows tundra fires could accelerate climate warming

UF study shows tundra fires could accelerate climate warming

Published: Jul 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.

UF, Gainesville join nationwide effort to land ultra-high-speed broadband

Published: Jul 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of 29 leading U.S. research institutions and their local communities, including the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville, announced today that they have formed Gig.U: the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project, an effort designed to bring ultra-high-speed connectivity to their campuses and communities.

UF survey: Consumer confidence registers modest increase in July

Published: Jul 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Increased optimism about making major purchases played a significant role in consumer confidence rising two points in July to 68, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Museum’s Smith-Vaniz receives top award for his research

Published: Jul 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History research associate William F. Smith-Vaniz recently received the most prestigious award available to researchers of the diversity and evolutionary relationships of fishes.

Young entrepreneurs to be recognized at lunch awards program

Published: Jul 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a lunch this Friday, the University of Florida will recognize 38 high school juniors and seniors participating in the Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability pre-college summer program.

Wall Street Journal: David Denslow

Published: Jul 22nd, 2011

Economist David Denslow was quoted in a July 8 Wall Street Journal story about the impact on Florida from the end of the space shuttle program.

Associated Press: Glenn Morris

Published: Jul 22nd, 2011

Dr. Glenn Morris, director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in a July 8 Associated Press story about $25 million in federal grants that were awarded to four universities, […]