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UF study of drug users finds people with ADHD started using at younger age

January 27 2015

Adults with a history of ADHD who use drugs started using substances one to two years earlier than those with no ADHD history, according to a new University of Florida study.

Fossils link Caribbean bat extinction to humans, not climate change

January 22 2015

Sharing caves with millions of bats, the Caribbean’s first humans may have driven some species of the winged mammals to extinction.

Researchers call for immediate end to corporal punishment in Florida schools

January 21 2015

A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling students in all state public schools, citing its new study of classroom disciplinary trends that depicts corporal punishment as violent and outdated, and a source of complications such as increased dropout rates and lawsuits.

New UF study reveals oldest primate lived in trees

January 20 2015

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.

UF/IFAS study: Wheat yield to decline as temperatures increase

January 13 2015

For every degree Celsius that the temperature increases, the world stands to lose 6 percent of its wheat crop, according to a new global study led by a University of Florida scientist. That’s one fourth of the annual global wheat trade, which reached 147 million tons in 2013.

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UF Counseling and Wellness Center names Escoto new director

January 28 2015

Following an extensive nationwide search, the University of Florida Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Ernesto Escoto has been named the new director of the Counseling and Wellness Center.

UF entrepreneurs to be honored at inaugural Gator100 Awards

January 27 2015

Wondering which University of Florida alumnus’ company has experienced the highest revenue growth over the past three years? The answer will be provided at the inaugural Gator100 Awards Feb. 6 at the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom.

Medieval beasts come to UF libraries

January 26 2015

“The Beast in the Book: Animals in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Illustrations from the Middle Ages” will be on display in the George A. Smathers Libraries until March 6.

More human than human?

January 26 2015

Priscilla Wald, a scholar of U.S. literature and culture from Duke University, will give a free public talk Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Smathers Library (East) 100.

UF faculty to share architecture, historic preservation and sustainability research with students

January 26 2015

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning will host its annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in multiple areas throughout the Architecture Building.

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ABC News: Ray Schaub III

January 27 2015

University of Florida economic analyst Ray Schaub III was quoted in a Jan. 22 ABC News story about workers still suffering from the economic recession.

Orlando Sentinel: Joseph Gagnon

January 27 2015

On Jan. 21, Joseph Gagnon, UF special education associate professor, was quoted in an Orlando Sentinel article on his view against corporal punishment in public schools.

Yahoo! Finance: Laurel C. Blakemore

January 27 2015

Professor of pediatric orthopedics Laurel C. Blakemore was mentioned in a Jan. 22 Yahoo! Finance article commenting on the FDA’s approval of MESA 2 deformity spinal system.

Orlando Sentinel: UF adopts I-Corps program

January 27 2015

The University of Florida was mentioned in a Jan. 21 Orlando Sentinel article on its effort of embracing I-Corps, a program aimed to develop innovative research and progress startup companies.

Fox Business: Jay Ritter

January 27 2015

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a Jan. 20 Fox Business story about President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Recent Snapshots

Florida Museum of Natural History employee Vanessa Ocana Mayor touches up
the skull of "A T. rex Named Sue" Thursday, Jan. 23, in preparation for
the opening of the exhibit Saturday.

Setting up Sue

Florida Museum of Natural History employee Vanessa Ocana Mayor touches up the skull of "A T. rex Named Sue" Thursday, Jan. 23, in preparation for the opening of the exhibit Saturday. […]

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