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UF news for week of April 1 listed

Published: Mar 29th, 2013

UF News Budget: April 1 – 5

UF researchers to study ethnic differences in prostate cancer experiences

Published: Mar 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer and die more often of the disease than any other group of American men, yet there are significant differences among black men in terms of quality of life and outcomes. Now, University of Florida researchers are exploring these differences among groups of culturally diverse black men with prostate cancer, seeking to understand why.

Poll shows overwhelming support for ban on texting while driving

Published: Mar 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An overwhelming majority of Floridians supports legislation that would ban texting while driving, according to a new University of Florida poll.

Food, sustainability and climate change experts to speak in Gainesville April 2-3

Published: Mar 28th, 2013

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UF develops online screening tool to help caregivers identify at-risk older drivers

Published: Mar 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has launched a free, online tool to help caregivers and family members identify drivers age 65 and older who may be at risk for driving problems.

New bone survey method could aid long-term survival of Arctic caribou

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A study co-authored by a University of Florida scientist adds critical new data for understanding caribou calving grounds in an area under consideration for oil exploration in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Hough Graduate School event to match students, alumni with local employers

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Graduate Business Career Services office at the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida will host the first-ever “Stay in the Swamp” Career Fair from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hough Hall, Room 150.

Parkinson’s book geared toward helping families across the globe

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida neurologist Dr. Michael Okun has answered more than 20,000 questions from patients with Parkinson’s disease, typically not about cures or the latest treatments, but about something much simpler — how to live well with the disease. Now Okun has written a book that he hopes will help patients everywhere.

UF survey: Florida consumers more optimistic than other Americans

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose in March, gaining three points from the revised February reading of 73, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. That puts the Sunshine State at odds with the economic mood of the rest of the nation.

UF author ties science fairs to push for better STEM education

UF author ties science fairs to push for better STEM education

Published: Mar 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new book by a University of Florida education professor about science fairs and other extracurricular school science programs hits the shelves just as education in science, technology, engineering and math – the STEM disciplines – continues making headlines.