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Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study finds

March 3 2015

Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

Consumer sentiment among Floridians continues upward trend

February 27 2015

Floridians’ consumer sentiment rose more than a point from last month to 94.7 in February, the seventh straight month of increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Feast-and-famine diet could extend life, study shows

February 26 2015

Think of it as interval training for the dinner table.

UF researchers: Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

February 25 2015

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk.

Tropical turtle discovery in Wyoming provides climate-change clues

February 23 2015

Tropical turtle fossils discovered in Wyoming by University of Florida scientists reveal that when the earth got warmer, prehistoric turtles headed north. But if today’s turtles try the same technique to cope with warming habitats, they might run into trouble.

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Can you dig it?

March 4 2015

Visitors will have the opportunity to uncover Earth’s geological wonders by observing simulated volcanic eruptions, sifting for minerals and gems and other activities during the ninth annual “Can You Dig It?” event March 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road.

From penniless immigrant to business mogul and philanthropist

March 4 2015

Entrepreneur and author Miguel "Mike" Fernandez will share his extraordinary personal story of achieving the American dream during a free lecture with UF and Santa Fe College students on Tuesday, March 10, at 4:15 p.m. in Emerson Alumni Hall.

Millennial-focused communication agency at UF signs two major clients

March 3 2015

The Florida Department of Citrus and Mexican theme park Experiencias Xcaret have signed on as initial clients for The Agency, a new integrated communication firm focused on the millennial sector.

UF remembers journalism professor Hugh Cunningham

March 3 2015

University of Florida journalism-education pioneer Hugh Cunningham passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, in Gainesville. He was 93.

Economist Nancy Folbre to discuss the importance of the ‘Care Economy’

March 2 2015

Nancy Folbre, professor emerita of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give a free talk on Monday, March 16th at the University of Florida. Her lecture will examine how feminist social science applies to, and has the potential to change, traditional economic theory. The talk will be held at 5:30 pm in the Ustler Hall Atrium. This event is open to the public and includes time afterward for questions and discussion.

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Yahoo! News: Fire ants

March 3 2015

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences was referenced in a Feb. 20 Yahoo! News story Feb. 20 about how fire ants spread across the globe.

Miami Herald: Daniel Smith

March 3 2015

UF political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a Feb. 20 Miami Herald story about Sen. Marco Rubio.

C-Span 3: Mariel Boatlift of 1980

March 3 2015

The Bob Graham Center at UF hosted a Feb. 21 panel discussion about Cuban refugees and the Mariel Boatlift of 1980 that aired on C-Span 3.

Yahoo! Finance: Jay Ritter

March 3 2015

Data compiled by Jay Ritter, UF finance professor and initial public offering expert, was referenced in a Feb. 23 Yahoo! Finance story about the Nasdaq index hitting the 5,000 watermark for the first time in 15 years.

Associated Press: Heather Walden

March 3 2015

Heather Walden, parasitology professor at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, was quoted in a Feb. 26 Associated Press story about the health risks of a parasite infecting Florida snails.

Recent Snapshots

UF College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin speaks at The Agency's opening on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Weimer Hall. The Agency is a collaborative advertising agency run by students in the college with clients such as the Florida Department of Citrus.

A student-powered agency

An advertising agency run by students opens in Weimer Hall. […]

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