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Florida's population growth little affected by last year's hurricanes

Published: October 31 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite threats from people in storm-ravaged areas to move away, new University of Florida research shows that the devastating 2004 hurricane season had little or no effect on Florida's 2004-2005 population growth.

Snapshot

Published: October 31 2005

Update: Weekly

Published: October 31 2005

UF plans ceremony to rededicate Murphree Hall

Published: October 31 2005

University of Florida rededicates Murphree Hall, a student housing complex which has been renovated over the past two years for $8.6 million. A short ceremony will be followed with tours and refreshments.

UF reactor safe

Published: October 30 2005

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets the standard for all reactors.

Snapshot

Published: October 28 2005

Museum offers K-5 aquatic insects class Nov. 12

Published: October 28 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer “Flying Dragons and Other Aquatic Insects” from 10 a.m. to noon Nov.12 as part of its fall exploration series “Let’s Explore Aquatic Critters” where students in grades K-5 can visit exhibits, make crafts and stretch their imaginations in hands-on classes.

Students contract hepatitis A, health officials seeking cause

Published: October 28 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three students – two from the University of Florida and one from the University of Central Florida — have contracted hepatitis A, and UF and Alachua County health officials are investigating how it may have occurred.

Two UF professors named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Published: October 28 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physics professor Arthur Hebard and chemistry professor Weihong Tan have been awarded the distinction of Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) along with 374 other scientists this week. The association annually elevates its top members to the rank of Fellow in recognition of their distinguished efforts in the advancement of science. To date, 24 UF faculty have received this honor.

Dan Smith: Los Angeles Times

Published: October 28 2005

Snapshot

Published: October 27 2005

UF project ranks state penalties regarding freedom of information

Published: October 27 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Government officials in six states face the toughest civil penalties in the nation if they don’t provide information to the public and the press as required by their laws.

UF students will compete at regional computer programming contest

Published: October 14 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four teams of University of Florida students will compete in a regional computer programming contest on Saturday.

New wetlands ecological research aviary will measure mercury impact on wildlife

Published: October 27 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To learn how tiny amounts of mercury affect wildlife – especially wading birds in the Florida Everglades – University of Florida scientists are beginning a five-year study at the new Wetlands Ecological Research Aviary in Gainesville.

White House Conference on Youth (Live Video)

Published: October 27 2005

Florida Museum, astronomy club offer Mars viewing Nov. 12

Published: October 27 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History and the Alachua Astronomy Club will offer “Magnificent Mars” from 7 to 10 p.m.Nov. 12, featuring presentations and telescope viewings of Mars and other celestial bodies.

Mother of man slain by police to speak at University of Florida

Published: October 27 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The mother of an innocent man who was shot and killed by four New York City police officers will speak Tuesday at the University of Florida about her experience.

Florida Museum offers new class for grades 1-2

Published: October 26 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer a new class for children in grades 1-2, “Maya and the Big Pumpkin Balloon Ride” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Snapshot

Published: October 26 2005

UF researcher: Gays transform Halloween with spin-off parades

Published: October 26 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dress-up and the ability to disguise one’s gender give Halloween special meaning for many gays and lesbians, who have played a leading role in transforming the popular children’s holiday into one for adults, says a University of Florida researcher.

Actor, inspirational speaker to present programs on campus

Published: October 26 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Former television sitcom actor Jaleel White will speak Oct. 27 at the University Auditorium, and inspirational speaker Kyle Maynard will present a program Nov. 1 in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Consumer gloom

Published: October 26 2005

Obesity enzyme

Published: October 26 2005

Manuel Vasquez: United Press International

Published: October 26 2005

Snapshot

Published: October 25 2005

UF study: Florida consumer confidence remains unchanged after drop

Published: October 25 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained unchanged in October at 78, but declines in two of the index components portend trouble for retailers this holiday season, University of Florida economists report.

University of Florida, Scripps strengthening collaborations

Published: October 25 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida and The Scripps Research Institute are taking steps to streamline scientific collaborations that have already resulted in research in areas including breast cancer, memory loss and blindness.

Blocking enzyme helps fat-burning hormone fight obesity

Published: October 25 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blocking an enzyme that prevents a fat-burning hormone from doing its job in people who are overweight could lead to a new way to treat obesity, University of Florida researchers have found.

Snapshot

Published: October 24 2005

Update: Weekly

Published: October 24 2005

Deadline looms to nominate outstanding employees for awards

Published: October 24 2005

The deadline for nominations for the University of Florida’s 2006 Superior Accomplishment Awards is Oct. 31. Academic Personnel, TEAMS employees and USPS employees are eligible.

ESPN reporter cancels lecture, book signing due to weather

Published: October 24 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell’s lecture and book signing was canceled Sunday due to the threat of Hurricane Wilma.

University of Florida hosts simulcast of White House conference

Published: October 24 2005

WHAT: Simulcast of White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth

Stanley Smith: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Published: October 23 2005

Snapshot

Published: October 21 2005

University of Florida promotes sustainability in daylong event

Published: October 21 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will participate in a nationwide Webcast Wednesday as part of Campus Sustainability Day.

Snapshot

Published: October 20 2005

Artists invited to sell during holiday event at Reitz

Published: October 20 2005

University of Florida students and local artists are invited to participate in the seventh annual Holiday ArtFest at the Reitz Student Union.

Ornamental pumpkins could open new markets for Florida farmers, says UF expert

Published: October 20 2005

HASTINGS, Fla. — Pumpkins are a familiar sight in grocery stores at Halloween, but you won’t find many on Florida farms – the hot climate creates tricky growing conditions that are no treat for the cold-loving gourds.

Initiative focuses on improving health of university community

Published: October 20 2005

Healthy Gators 2010, a campuswide initiative aimed at producing a healthier University of Florida community, will hold its formal kickoff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Reitz Student Union Colonnade.

Snapshot

Published: October 19 2005

CT scan can spare some head and neck cancer patients surgery

Published: October 18 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some patients with head and neck cancer can be safely spared the risk and expense of surgery by undergoing a CT scan to predict whether the disease is in check after radiation therapy, according to study findings University of Florida doctors released today (Oct. 18) at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Snapshot

Published: October 18 2005

UF architecture grads featured in TV series as they build dream house

Published: October 18 2005

BOULDER, Colo. — A “dream house” built by two University of Florida architecture graduates is featured in a reality television series on Home & Garden Television, HGTV.

Snapshot

Published: October 17 2005

Update: Weekly

Published: October 17 2005

UF students fare well at regional computer programming contest

Published: October 17 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida computer programming teams placed in the top 10 on Saturday at the Southeast USA Regional Programming Competition.

David Lawrence: Miami Herald

Published: October 16 2005

UF students work to repair antique caboose in Archer, Fla.

Published: October 14 2005

Students from the University of Florida M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction have been donating their time to repair an antique caboose for the city of Archer, Fla., under the supervision of and with direct funding from Leon Wetherington, building construction lecturer.

Snapshot

Published: October 14 2005

UF celebrates Einstein's miracle year

Published: October 13 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Albert Einstein once referred to 1905 as the year "a storm broke loose" in his mind. It must have been the perfect storm, because that year he published five papers that forever changed the field of physics - proving the existence of atoms, devising the theory of relativity, laying the foundation for quantum physics and writing the world's most famous equation, E=mc2 - all in 1905.

Snapshot

Published: October 13 2005

UF responds to ABC story on nuclear training reactor

Published: October 13 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following is a response from professor and chair of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Alireza Haghighat to the Oct. 13 ABC PrimeTime Live story regarding nuclear training reactors

Biomarker test may give early warning of brain woes

Published: October 13 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A way to detect fragments of broken brain cells that leak into the bloodstream may help doctors more quickly and precisely treat people with severe head injuries or brain diseases, say researchers at the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute.

Snapshot

Published: October 12 2005

Museum offers botanical illustration class

Published: October 12 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer a botanical watercolor illustration adult class from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23.

UF study: Women in mid-life want doctors to discuss risks of sex

Published: October 12 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sex for newly single women can be a wonderful experience, but it puts them at risk for disease if doctors think they are too old for intimate relationships, a new University of Florida study finds.

Artists have chance to exhibit works on campus

Published: October 12 2005

The Reitz Student Union at the University of Florida is accepting applications to exhibit in “the gallery” for Spring 2006 semester.

Museum seeks volunteers to lead outdoor school tours

Published: October 12 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer docent naturalist training for volunteers interested in leading museum school tours in the University of Florida Natural Area Teaching Lab from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m Sunday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 6. Volunteers must attend one of these training sessions.

$6 million grant supports UF genetic research on loblolly pine

Published: October 11 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the aid of a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida researchers are working with scientists at the University of California, Davis; North Carolina State University; and Texas A&M University to identify genes that regulate wood properties and disease-resistance traits in loblolly pine.

Snapshot

Published: October 11 2005

Florida Museum receives $5,000 Smithsonian grant

Published: October 11 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History has received a $5,000 grant from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The grant will assist the Florida Museum with the production of two free public events and an interactive discovery cart for the “In Search of Giant Squid” exhibition, which opened Sept. 24 and continues through Jan. 2, 2006.

Memorial service for UF historian Sam Proctor Oct. 16

Published: October 11 2005

A memorial service for Samuel Proctor, University of Florida historian and professor emeritus of history, will be held this weekend. It is open to the public.

Cynda Crawford: USA Today

Published: October 11 2005

Snapshot

Published: October 10 2005

UF professor to create musical events for company

Published: October 10 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mitchell Estrin, clarinet professor and director of the clarinet ensemble at the University of Florida, has been named to the position of educational and creative development manager for Buffet Crampon USA Inc., the world’s leading clarinet manufacturer.

Update: Weekly

Published: October 10 2005

UF robot car, though not a winner, turns in exciting performance

Published: October 10 2005

PRIMM, Nev. — A University of Florida-built robot car drove at least 23 miles in a $2 million race across the desert Saturday before turning off a road and stopping for unknown reasons.

UF becomes first university in world to win Audubon Sanctuary status

Published: October 10 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System has designated the University of Florida as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary,” the first university to achieve this status, and one of 607 such sanctuaries in the world.

Snapshot

Published: October 7 2005

Benefits open enrollment period runs through Oct. 28

Published: October 7 2005

"Florida's Past Comes Alive" Oct. 14 at Florida Museum

Published: October 6 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host "Florida's Past Comes Alive," featuring a historic re-enactor at 4 p.m.
and an illustrated lecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

'Apprentice' winner and UF alumna to be honored during Homecoming

Published: October 6 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida linguistics graduate Kendra Todd, who heard the famous words "You're hired" at the end of the third season of "The Apprentice" in May, will be on campus this weekend as part of Homecoming activities.

Orkin termite training facility to be constructed at UF's Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka

Published: October 6 2005

APOPKA, Fla. — The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation in Atlanta has pledged $150,000 to the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to help establish the Orkin Termite Training Facility at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka.

Snapshot

Published: October 6 2005

Museum offers new Saturday classes for children

Published: October 6 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer new classes this fall for children in grades 1-2 and grades 6-8.

City Furniture founder creates UF College of Business professorship

Published: October 6 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Keith Koenig used the basic business principle of high-risk, high-potential rate of return he learned in business school to turn a waterbed business started in the 1970s into what is now the largest retail home furnishings business in South Florida, and the second largest in the state.

Graduate school representatives to visit campus

Published: October 6 2005

The Career Resource Center hosts Graduate & Professional School Information Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom to help students learn about the graduate/ professional school application process.

Stanley Clarke, Béla Fleck and Jean-Luc Ponty perform Oct. 20 at the Phillips Center

Published: October 6 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three of music’s most influential groundbreakers – bassist Stanley Clarke, banjo player Béla Fleck and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty – will play in the aptly named Trio! in a performance that promises to be genuinely worthy of the group’s exclamation point. Trio! performs at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.

Museum butterfly exhibits win top Southeast regional award

Published: October 6 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity butterfly exhibits are the 2005 winner of the Southeastern Museums Conference Exhibition Award of Excellence for best exhibit with a budget of more than $1 million.

British comedian brings one-man show to Phillips Center Black Box Theatre Oct. 18-19

Published: October 6 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Award-winning British comedian Dave Gorman brings his hit one-man show, “Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack! Adventure,” to the Phillips Center Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.

'After Schoolsical Special' entertains at Phillips Center Oct. 16

Published: October 5 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Academics will become dramatically more musical when MTI's Broadway Junior on Tour! "After Schoolsical Special" - a performance designed to educate, empower and entertain parents, teachers, and students about the process of putting on a musical - comes to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 16, for performances at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Snapshot

Published: October 5 2005

Middle school girls catching up to boys in delinquency

Published: October 5 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The gender gap for bad behavior in middle school is narrowing, with girls displaying more delinquency and aggression than their male classmates, a new University of Florida study finds.

A new angle on flowers: fish are players in pollination

Published: October 5 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Flowering plants near ponds may owe their pollination not only to the winged creatures of the air, but also to the finned ones of the deep.

RTS provides Gator Growl shuttle at Oaks Mall

Published: October 5 2005

Patrons of Gator Growl can ride quickly, conveniently and safely with the Regional Transit System on the Gator Growl Shuttle Friday.

Bus service, routes adjusted because of Homecoming

Published: October 5 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The City of Gainesville Regional Transit System will change bus service and routes Friday because of the Homecoming parade.

Snapshot

Published: October 4 2005

New University of Florida program helps developers build environmentally friendly communities

Published: October 4 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the boom in residential construction alters the landscape and boosts demand for energy and water, a new University of Florida program is helping developers build communities that protect the environment while maintaining the economic benefits of growth.

European architect to speak at UF's Museum of Art

Published: October 3 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida School of Architecture and the France-Florida Research Institute will bring European architect Didier Rebois to UF as a FFRI visiting professor on Oct. 10.

Snapshot

Published: October 3 2005

Six faculty members recognized by Florida Blue Key

Published: October 3 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida’s Homecoming recognized the six recipients of the Florida Blue Key Distinguished Faculty Award at the annual Education Celebration Wednesday at the Keene Faculty Center in Dauer Hall.

Update: Weekly

Published: October 3 2005

Cesar Caviedes: San Francisco Chronicle

Published: October 3 2005

WUFT-TV, Cox to provide live coverage of Homecoming parade

Published: October 3 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Public television station WUFT-TV and Cox Communications will provide exclusive live television coverage of the 2005 University of Florida Homecoming parade, starting at noon Friday.

Gator Growl announces Ticket Chomp 2005

Published: October 3 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gator Growl 2005, “Revenge of the Swamp,” will hold the inaugural Gator Growl Ticket Chomp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday on the north lawn of the Reitz Student Union.

Wendy Young: Tampa Tribune

Published: October 11 2005

Religion adjunct professor Wendy Young was quoted in an Oct. 11 Tampa Tribune (circ. 313,693) story about religious groups taking a hint from the retail world to raise their profiles. The quote was the result of a UF News Bureau referral.

Robert Holt: London Telegraph

Published: October 7 2005

Zoology professor Robert Holt's study showing that dragonflies play a role in flower pollination was the subject of a story Oct. 7 in the London Telegraph The story, which also moved on the United Press International wire, was the result of a news release.

Robert Grubbs: Associated Press

Published: October 5 2005

News of UF graduate Robert Grubbs having won the Nobel prize in chemistry was the subject of an Oct. 5 Associated Press international wire that ran in numerous papers nationwide.

Research Report: Conceited co-workers

Published: October 5 2005

You probably have a few of them at your workplace: co-workers who think a little too highly of themselves. Now a University of Florida study may burst those big egos. It shows that conceited, vain and self-absorbed employees are actually sub-par performers on the job. For more, here's Research Report.

Program on Nero's wives slated for Oct. 18 at Oak Hammock

Published: October 5 2005

On Oct. 18, the Gainesville Society, Archaeological Institute of America, and the Department of Classics at the University of Florida will present "The Incredible, Vanishing Wives of Nero: Recovering History that Someone Has Tried to Erase" by Susan Wood, professor art history at Oakland University.

PBS-Nova: Martin Uman

Published: October 18 2005

UF lightning researcher Martin Uman appeared on the October 18, 2005 edition of PBS' Nova Science Now in a segment on the properties and potential sources of lightning.

Museum offers “Walk Like an Animal” preschool class

Published: October 27 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its new preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program is themed “Walk Like an Animal.”

Michael Davis: Associated Press

Published: October 9 2005

Michael Davis, a plant pathologist, was quoted in an Oct. 9 Associated Press national wire story about Fruit and Spice Park in Redland, Fla.

John Dunckelman: Associated Press

Published: October 26 2005

John Dunckelman, associate director of UF's Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, was quoted in an Oct. 26 Associated Press national wire story about Hurricane Wilma's affect on Florida's agricultural industry.

Jim Twitchell: Associated Press

Published: October 11 2005

Pop culture expert Jim Twitchell was quoted in an Oct. 11 Associated Press national wire story about new marketing techniques to sell condoms to women.

James W. Kimbrough: Associated Press

Published: October 27 2005

James W. Kimbrough, an expert on molds, mildews and mushrooms, was quoted in an Oct. 27 Associated Press national wire story about a Missouri man's discovery of a 56-pound mushroom.

James Kimbrough: Miami Herald

Published: October 9 2005

Mold expert James Kimbrough was quoted in an Oct. 9 Miami Herald (circ. 444,119) story about how to clean and prevent mold.

Jack Hebb: Dow Jones Newswires

Published: October 31 2005

Jack Hebb, a citrus agent, was quoted in an Oct. 31 story on the Wall Street Journal's Dow Jones Newswires about rising citrus and sugar futures after Hurricane Wilma.

Grant Thrall: St. Petersburg Times

Published: October 10 2005

Geography professor Grant Thrall was quoted in an Oct. 10 St. Petersburg Times (circ. 442,348) story about downtown revitalization efforts in New Port Richey.

Gator Growl offers children's coloring contest

Published: October 3 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Gator Growl 2005, "Revenge of the Swamp," is sponsoring the first-ever Gator Growl-sponsored children's coloring contest.

Frank Mazzotti: Associated Press

Published: October 6 2005

Wildlife professor Frank Mazzotti was quoted in an Oct. 6 Associated Press international wire story about a Burmese python exploding after trying to swallow an alligator. The story ran in numerous papers worldwide.

Erik Gordon: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Published: October 8 2005

Marketing professor Erik Gordon was quoted in a Oct. 8 St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about retail gift registries.

Dr. Wayne Goodman: Dow Jones Newswires

Published: October 26 2005

Dr. Wayne Goodman, chairman of the psychiatry department, was quoted in an Oct. 26 story on the Wall Street Journal's Dow Jones Newswires about long-term studies of psychiatric drugs.

Dean Gabriel: Orlando Sentinel

Published: October 11 2005

Citrus researcher Dean Gabriel was quoted in an Oct. 11 Orlando Sentinel (circ. 391,145) story about "citrus greening." The story also moved on the Knight Ridder Tribune wire.

David Figlio: Wall Street Journal

Published: October 24 2005

Economist David Figlio was quoted in an Oct. 24, Wall Street Journal (circ. 2.1 million) story about a Harvard economist's new method of assessing school competition. The Journal is a paid subscription, so no link is available.

Daniel Smith: San Diego Union-Tribune

Published: October 4 2005

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in an Oct. 4 San Diego Union-Tribune (circ. 444,899) story about citizen initiatives on the Nov. 8 special election ballot in California.

Chris McCarty: Palm Beach Post

Published: October 26 2005

Survey director Chris McCarty with the Bureau of Economic and Business Research was quoted in an Oct. 26 Palm Beach Post (circ. 222,833) story about Florida's consumer confidence. The story was the result of a news release.

Carolyn Wilken: Associated Press

Published: October 7 2005

Carolyn Wilken with UF's Institute on Aging was quoted in an Oct. 6 Associated Press national wire story from her testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding the special needs of elderly and disabled Americans in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Candlelight vigil postponed

Published: October 19 2005

The candlelight vigil scheduled for tonight has been POSTPONED. Further information will be posted on this site when available.

Alan Long: Associated Press

Published: October 3 2005

Alan Long, an associate professor in the School of Forestry, was quoted in an Oct. 3 Associated Press national wire story about trees grown from seeds that flew aboard the Apollo 14 moon mission. One of the trees still stands on the UF campus.

“ANYTOWN: Stories of America” hits Phillips Center stage Oct. 15

Published: October 6 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Shapiro & Smith Dance’s trademark physicality joins forces with the music of rock ‘n’ roll legend Bruce Springsteen, his wife, Patti Scialfa, and E Street Band member Soozie Tyrell in “ANYTOWN: Stories of America,” which plays at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.