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When a bright light fades

December 19 2014

A dying star reveals its inner secrets.

University of Florida experts predict food trends for 2015

December 17 2014

For the second year, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predict the food-related trends that could end up on your dinner plates and grocery store shelves in 2015.

Decoding the tree of life: UF geneticist contributes to groundbreaking study of bird evolution

December 11 2014

Nature abhors a vacuum, which may explain the findings of a new study showing that bird evolution exploded 65 million years ago when nearly everything else on earth — dinosaurs included — died out.

Immunizing schoolkids fights flu in others, too

December 9 2014

Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well.

Survey shows Floridians have concerns about food safety, GMOs

December 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- While Floridians believe they do a fairly good job of keeping themselves safe from foodborne illnesses, they aren’t always clear about which foods, preparation techniques or cooking methods pose the biggest risks.

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Anonymous donor gives record $12.5 million to set new standard of academic excellence for Gator student-athletes

December 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida student-athletes will soon have a world-class learning environment to support and enhance their academic experiences, thanks to a $12.5 million donation from an anonymous donor.

For third year running, UF ranks No. 3 on Kiplinger’s best values list

December 17 2014

For the third year in a row, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked the University of Florida No. 3 nationally and No. 1 among Florida public universities on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2015.

Grand Chanukah celebration will feature giant Menorah lighting

December 17 2014

To help welcome the holiday of Chanukah, the Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center at the University of Florida will host a Downtown Family Festival in Gainesville the evening of Dec. 17. The Jewish community will commemorate the eight-day “festival of lights” by lighting a giant Menorah. The festivities will get underway at 5:30 p.m. in the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza. The kindling of the grand Menorah will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

A T. rex named Sue is headed this way

December 17 2014

Tyrannosaurus rex has commanded respect and sparked curiosity in people’s minds for centuries. And the most famous T. rex of all, a little lady named Sue, is coming to the Florida Museum of Natural History Jan. 24 – Sept. 13, 2015, for an exhibit called “A T. rex named Sue.” If only Johnny Cash were here to sing about her.

Three UF professors named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

December 16 2014

Three University of Florida scientists are among 170 new Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, which recognizes the contributions of researchers from universities and non-profit organizations who are named inventors on U.S. patents.

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International Business Times: Edward Braun

December 12 2014

Biology professor Edward Braun was quoted in a Dec. 11 International Business Times story about a studying showing the evolution of nearly all birds living today.

Los Angeles Times: Kevin Sabet

December 12 2014

Kevin Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute, was quoted in a Dec. 11 Los Angeles Times story about the Justice Department not enforcing federal marijuana laws on Native American lands.

CNN: Dr. Kfir Ben-David

December 12 2014

Dr. Kfir Ben-David, director of bariatric surgery, was featured on a Dec. 8 CNN story about the dangers of acid reflux in light of President Barack Obama being treated for the condition.

Reuters: Peter Adams

December 12 2014

Geology professor Peter Adams was quoted in a Dec. 5 Reuters story about rising sea levels threatening future operations at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

BBC World Service: Terry Anderson

December 12 2014

In a Dec. 4 BBC World Service radio story, journalism professor Terry Anderson recounted the seven years he spent in captivity after being captured by militants in Lebanon.

Recent Snapshots

Florida students had to dig out their jackets Tuesday as temperatures dipped below freezing. Even colder temperatures were expected for Wednesday.

Cold snap

Florida students had to dust off their jackets on Tuesday as the temperature plummeted below freezing. Even colder temperatures were predicted for Wednesday. […]

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