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Professor works with Wynton Marsalis on London project

Published: Jul 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida professor James Oliverio was on hand recently for the rehearsals and sold-out London premiere performances of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’ “Swing Symphony,” featuring the combined forces of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the London Symphony conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

UF student breaks world record in joggling

Published: Jul 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida electrical engineering major Matthew Feldman, who is conducting research this summer at Rice University in Houston, broke a Guinness World Record for joggling – jogging and juggling – Friday at the Rice University running track.

Florida consumers’ confidence jumps, UF survey finds

Published: Jul 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose in July by three points from the revised June figure to 76, which is nine points higher than this time last year, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

UF Presidential Search Committee, subcommittees to meet Wednesday

Published: Jul 30th, 2012

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UF students place second in international robotic submarine competition

Published: Jul 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida engineering students have garnered a second-place finish at the International RoboSub Competition in San Diego, where they tested their skills with a small robotic submarine autonomously maneuvering through a series of obstacles on a military base.

Tickets on sale Friday for Rascal Flatts at O’Connell Sept. 29

Published: Jul 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The country music band Rascal Flatts will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the O’Connell Center.

NBC News: Ken Heilman

Published: Jul 27th, 2012

Ken Heilman, a neurology and health psychology professor, was quoted in a July 19 NBC News article about why scents bring back memories.

Associated Press: Sydney Park Brown

Published: Jul 27th, 2012

Extension horticulturist Sydney Park Brown was quoted in a July 17 Associated Press story about the different varieties of vines and the uses for them.

Associated Press: Judith Johnson

Published: Jul 27th, 2012

Judith Johnson, a professor of pathology and clinical microbiology, was quoted in a July 17 Associated Press story about the cholera epidemic in Haiti.

Associated Press: Dan Smith

Published: Jul 27th, 2012

Political science professor Dan Smith was quoted in a July 15 Associated Press story about the presidential race remaining close.