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UF: Florida’s consumer confidence unchanged for December

Published: Dec 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained unchanged in December, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. December’s figure was 74, the same as the revised November reading. Overall confidence reached a post-recession peak in September and October at 80, but is down six points for the second month.

UFPA presents seven January performances

Published: Dec 21st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will host seven performances in January, featuring a diverse lineup of artists.

LifeSouth donates defibrillators to UF

LifeSouth donates defibrillators to UF

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida campus got a bit safer with a gift from LifeSouth Community Blood Centers this week.

Discovery of Africa moth species important for agriculture, controlling invasive plants

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the rain forests of the Congo, where mammals and birds are hunted to near-extinction, an impenetrable sound of buzzing insects blankets the atmosphere.

UF study: ‘Tools for getting along’ curriculum helps schoolchildren solve social conflicts

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida special education researchers have found a method to help at-risk students with significant behavioral problems learn to calm aggressive tendencies and actively solve their social conflicts.

‘Titanoboa: Monster Snake’ exhibit opens Jan. 26

‘Titanoboa: Monster Snake’ exhibit opens Jan. 26

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest snake will soon slither into town as the Florida Museum of Natural History opens its newest temporary exhibit “Titanoboa: Monster Snake.”

USA Today: Michael Okun

Published: Dec 19th, 2012

Michael Okun, co-director of UF’s Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, was quoted in a Nov. 28 USA Today article about the toll depression takes on Parkinson’s patients.

Miami Herald: Bill Kern

Published: Dec 19th, 2012

Bill Kern, professor of entomology, was quoted in a Nov. 26 Miami Herald article about a man who died after eating different insects, which included discoid roaches.

Florida Times-Union: Dr. Glen Finney

Published: Dec 19th, 2012

Dr. Glen Finney, division chief of behavioral neurology in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Dec. 1 Florida Times-Union article about the significance of the amount of pictures […]

Reuters: Dr. William Mendenhall

Published: Dec 19th, 2012

Dr. William Mendenhall, a radiation oncologist, was quoted in a Nov. 30 Reuters story about the possible link between the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus and throat cancer.