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Photos: Gators congregate in Atlanta for Final Four festivities

Published: March 31 2007

UF ceramics exhibition explores the versatility of clay

Published: March 30 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ten University of Florida contemporary ceramics artists explore the versatility of clay in an exhibition called “This Side Up” at the WARPhaus Gallery April 2-6. As they near the completion of their bachelor of fine arts candidacy at the College of Fine Arts, the senior students will display an exciting collection of artwork.

UF College of Journalism and Communications seeking dean applicants

Published: March 30 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is now accepting applications for a new dean who will help maintain its winning traditions.

East meets west in the Shen Wei Dance Arts performance at the Phillips Center

Published: March 30 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — East meets West when Shen Wei Dance Arts comes to the University of Florida for a performance at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Master of Science in Real Estate Program at UF receives $1 million from Nathan S. Collier

Published: March 30 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The graduate real estate program at the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida is looking to enhance its national prominence with help from a Gainesville-based alumnus.

Executive privilege must not derail probe

Published: March 30 2007

The recent firing of eight U.S. attorneys illustrates the fine line between politics and policy in our democracy. Whether the Bush administration did anything wrong depends on which side of the line its conduct fell. Because the evidence indicates the possibility of political manipulation of the prosecutorial function, Congress must persist in ferreting out the truth.

Florida engineers head effort to map California's San Andreas Fault

Published: March 29 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A project being completed within the next few weeks to map California’s San Andreas Fault could bring the dream of forecasting earthquakes a bit closer to reality.

Anime film featured in the Harn's International Contemporary Art exhibition

Published: March 29 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Harn Museum of Art exhibition “International Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection” on display in the Cofrin Pavilion includes an area devoted to works on film that will be changed approximately every three months.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble coming to the Phillips Center

Published: March 29 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world will be making its way to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts next month.

Asthma Medicine

Published: March 29 2007

Asthma sufferers could soon find themselves out of breath when they pay for their medicine. A University of Florida study shows that a new propellant mandated for asthma inhalers by late next year could cost consumers three times more than the current drug does.

UF launches project to bridge the regeneration gap

Published: March 29 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida have initiated a project to treat human brain and other diseases by plundering the secrets of regeneration from creatures with remarkable powers of self-renewal, such as salamanders, newts, starfish and flatworms.

Instructors sought for First-Year Florida

Published: March 28 2007

UF's diverse campus eateries sure to satisfy any hunger

Published: March 28 2007

The University of Florida offers so many diverse choices in restaurants, there’s no need to look any further the next time you’re searching for something to eat.

UF's cultural venues abound in little-known places

Published: March 28 2007

A look beyond the Cultural Plaza near 34th Street reveals plenty of art venues nestled throughout the University of Florida campus. Whether you’re searching for a different way to pass time between classes or simply want to explore something off the beaten path, opportunities exist to view a wide range of artistic talents in unexpected yet convenient places.

Harn highlights Ethiopian art during Museum Nights

Published: March 28 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– The Harn Museum will highlight the current exhibition of Ethiopian art during Museum Nights on March 29 with a docent-led exhibition spotlight tour of “Continuity and Change: Three Generations of Ethiopian Artists” at 7:30 p.m.

Construction forces rerouting of some RTS buses

Published: March 28 2007

RTS has modified several campus and city bus routes because of construction and a partial road closure of Southwest Second Avenue to Southwest 13th Street. The affected routes are 1, 11 and 127 (campus shuttle) and Sunday routes 401, 402 and 403.

UF student strives to enrich lives of Ugandans through books

Published: March 28 2007

After a summer research trip to Uganda led him to discover the country’s great need for educational resources, University of Florida geography doctoral candidate Joel Hartter decided to do something about it by helping to establish a foundation to support libraries in rural villages in the western part of the country.

We all play a role in education of students

Published: March 28 2007

“Welcome to Journalism 3101,” I told the 20 or so anxious students in the classroom. “I am your lab instructor for this term. You may call me Ms. Rodgers.”

UF experts can talk about 50th anniversary of European Union

Published: March 28 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In March 1957, as the world was still reeling from World War II, six European countries forged an alliance in hopes of preventing future war among the neighboring nations of Germany and France.

Seminar to address the role of health informatics in behavior

Published: March 28 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Modern technology is behind everything research scientists do and it is vital that they effectively apply computer and information technology to real public health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Withdrawal of asthma inhaler will cost consumers, but new products work

Published: March 28 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A common asthma inhaler powered by a new propellant is safe and effective but could come at nearly triple the cost to consumers until a generic version hits the market, according to a review in today’s (March 29) New England Journal of Medicine.

UF to recognize outstanding faculty achievements

Published: March 28 2007

ifty-two faculty members to be recognized for outstanding achievements. UF Provost Janie Fouke, Associate Provost Debra Walker King and department deans will be on hand to honor the faculty members.

UF student strives to enrich lives of Ugandans through books

Published: March 27 2007

After a summer research trip to Uganda led him to discover the country’s great need for educational resources, University of Florida geography doctoral candidate Joel Hartter decided to do something about it by helping to establish a foundation to support libraries in rural villages in the western part of the country.

Bad news about gas, housing and stocks sinks consumer confidence

Published: March 27 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rising gas prices, a declining housing market and a sudden dip in the stock market contributed to a six-point drop in Florida’s consumer confidence to 86 in March, its lowest level in six months, University of Florida economists report.

Phillips Center to host National Philharmonic of Russia with pianist Olga Kern

Published: March 26 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Olga Kern made history in 2001 when she was awarded the gold medal at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Kern was the first woman in more than 30 years to win the coveted piano competition held in Forth Worth, Texas.

Stand-up comedian Lewis Black to speak at UF

Published: March 26 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stand-up comedian, actor and playwright Lewis Black will speak at 8 p.m. March 28 in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on the University of Florida campus. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m.

Media asked to limit use of recording devices at comedian’s show

Published: March 26 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Photographers, videographers and writers covering standup comedian Lewis Black’s show at the University of Florida’s O’Connell Center must turn off all recording devices after the first five minutes of the March 28 program.

Update: Weekly

Published: March 26 2007

UF Center for World Arts and Center for African Studies presents Jacaré Brazil, Agbedidi Jeliya

Published: March 23 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The College of Fine Arts Center for World Arts and University of Florida Center for African Studies presents a concert by Jacaré Brazil and Agbedidi Jeliya, with special guests Kaniba Kouyate, Abdulaye Diabate, Cheick Diabate and Tasana Camara, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7, in the University Auditorium.

Gators at the White House

Published: March 23 2007

The national champion Florida Gators turned the White House into the Swamp, at least according to BCS MVP Chris Leak. Here’s President Bush welcoming Coach Urban Meyer and the national champions.

Houston physician named College of Medicine dean

Published: March 23 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A physician-scientist with a record of success in each of the three broad missions shouldered by academic medical centers — education, research and patient care — has been appointed dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

University of Florida hosts international symposium on African art

Published: March 22 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From March 28 to April 1, more than 400 participants of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) Fourteenth Triennial Symposium on African Art will be hosted by the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, College of Fine Arts, School of Art and Art History, and Center for African Studies.

UF to present contract opportunities to small businesses

Published: March 22 2007

The University of Florida’s 16th Annual Small Business Conference and Trade Fair will provide an opportunity for local small business leaders to meet university and government officials and learn about upcoming business and contract opportunities.

2007 UF Entrepreneur Awards to be held March 27

Published: March 22 2007

The University of Florida Warrington College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) will hold the 2007 Annual Entrepreneur Awards to honor successful entrepreneurs.

United Press International: Cynthia Figueroa-Haas

Published: March 22 2007

A Reader's Theatre to perform selected scenes from 'The Collection,' 'A Body of Water'

Published: March 21 2007

On March 23 and 24, the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance will present a Reader’s Theatre Production of selected scenes for two plays: “The Collection” by Harold Pinter and “A Body of Water” by Lee Blessing. Performances on each day will begin at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in the Nadine McGuire Pavilion.

Is bigger better? Breast surgery linked to boost in self-esteem and sexuality

Published: March 21 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women who undergo breast enlargement often see a sizable boost in self-esteem and positive feelings about their sexuality, a University of Florida nurse researcher reports.

Florida households grow over last six years despite hurricanes

Published: March 20 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricanes failed to dampen Florida’s growth, as the number of year-round households in the Sunshine State grew an estimated 15 percent between 2000 and 2006 to more than 7 million residences, a new University of Florida study shows.

Two UF professors receive $450,000 grant to study Atlanta immigration

Published: March 20 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Building on previous research, two University of Florida professors will use a $450,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to study social interaction between Latino immigrants and the established Atlanta community, as well as the multiple roles religion plays in shaping immigrant acceptance and incorporation.

Russian dance group gets a Vegas-style twist at the Phillips Center

Published: March 20 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What happens when the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas floor show is combined with the warmth and charm of Russian folk art?

Associated Press: Football Team White House Visit

Published: March 20 2007

University of Florida names new dean of The Graduate School

Published: March 19 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Henry T. Frierson, professor of educational psychology and director of the Research Education and Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the University of Florida’s new associate vice president and dean of The Graduate School.

Midori, McDonald UF performance is rescheduled

Published: March 19 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– The Midori and Robert McDonald concert originally scheduled for March 18 has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, in the University Auditorium.

Gators at the White House

Published: March 19 2007

Dig for treasure during Museum Nights at the Fla. Museum March 22

Published: March 19 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dig for treasure, participate in demonstrations of geological phenomena and watch gem-cutting demonstrations with the University of Florida Department of Geological Sciences and Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday during Museum Nights at the Florida Museum of Natural History. “Can You Dig It?” will provide a fun-filled exploration of rocks, gems, fossils and Earth for all ages.

UF report: Florida to have fewer dairy farms, higher milk production costs in 2007

Published: March 19 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s human population is growing but the state has fewer dairy farms and cows, according to University of Florida researchers, who say retailers may need to rely more on out-of-state milk in the summer and fall when local supplies run dry.

A mix of sports and dance, AntiGravity brings its act to UF

Published: March 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gymnast Christopher Harrison recognized early that his career as a professional athlete would have a limited shelf life.

Cultured coral could help repair damaged reefs, UF scientists say

Published: March 15 2007

Gene therapy for blindness clears hurdle in mice

Published: March 14 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have used an experimental therapy in mice to shut down a gene that plays a crucial role in a leading cause of inherited blindness.

Potato farmers, scientists still fighting disease that devastated Ireland

Published: March 13 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Each year, the world celebrates St. Patrick for ridding Ireland of snakes, but scientists are still trying to control an ecological menace that strikes the Emerald Isle’s best-known crop, says a University of Florida expert.

Saturday program focuses on human brain

Published: March 13 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What weighs about 3 pounds and can handle more information than the Library of Congress?

UF's first venture in India focuses on sustainable architecture

Published: March 13 2007

When Matt Demers stepped off the plane in India, he immediately knew he was in a place unlike anywhere he had ever seen.

Manatee experts to speak Sunday at Florida Museum of Natural History

Published: March 13 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Learn what a combined experience of 60 years working with manatees has taught authors Roger Reep and Robert Bonde.

United Press International: Martin Uman

Published: March 12 2007

Engineers are first to measure lightning-caused polluting gas

Published: March 12 2007

National design award within reach of UF Theatre student

Published: March 12 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the third year in a row, a University of Florida graduate student in the College of Fine Arts will compete for a national title in stage design at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Harn’s Family Day offer new look at contemporary African art

Published: March 12 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Visitors at the Harn Museum of Art’s Family Day on March 24 will discover common elements that connect international contemporary artwork and create artwork inspired by the African exhibitions currently on display.

New York Times: Don Pybas

Published: March 11 2007

Associated Press: Tom Spreen

Published: March 10 2007

Housing Market

Published: March 9 2007

If you’ve been waiting to buy a home in Florida, experts say you shouldn’t wait any longer. You’re not likely going to get a lower price. The University of Florida’s quarterly survey of real estate experts suggests that the single family housing market in Florida may have finally bottomed out.

Academic leader at James Madison named associate provost at UF

Published: March 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Daniel A. Wubah, special assistant to the president at James Madison University, has been appointed associate provost for undergraduate affairs at the University of Florida, UF Provost Janie Fouke announced today.

Florida's single-family housing market hits bottom; market stabilizes

Published: March 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hopeful homebuyers in Florida should act now: The price is right as the state’s single-family residential housing market bottoms out, according to a University of Florida study released today.

The Bare Minimum

Published: March 8 2007

BOTH the House of Representatives and the Senate have recently passed bills raising the minimum wage. The Senate bill includes tax breaks for businesses, based on the following logic: While a minimum wage increase is popular, the resulting higher labor costs will translate into fewer jobs, more expensive products or both. The solution, the senators concluded, was to subsidize companies that hire disadvantaged workers, in order to reimburse them for these higher wage costs.

City manager to outline vision for UF and Gainesville alignment at breakfast

Published: March 8 2007

City Manager Blackburn will discuss how the success of the City of Gainesville and the University of Florida is inextricably linked by commonalities within their organizational visions, outline significant city actions in partnership with the university to foster a healthy, vibrant city and economy, and identify future opportunities for greater cooperation.

City manager to outline vision for UF and Gainesville alignment at breakfast

Published: March 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gainesville City Manager Russ Blackburn will speak at the March 14 Community Campus Council Breakfast on the topic “Vision Alignment: City and University Collaborative Efforts to Achieve Top-10 Status.”

Location, location, location: Cell sizes, lives influenced by host size

Published: March 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cells from the smallest to the largest of mammals often seem to be “one size fits all.” Now a closer look reveals that whether a cell lives in an elephant, mouse or something in between can make a big difference in its life.

Human pubic lice acquired from gorillas gives evolutionary clues

Published: March 7 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Humans acquired pubic lice from gorillas several million years ago, but this seemingly seedy connection does not mean that monkey business went on with the great apes, a new University of Florida study finds.

Study: Abandoning net neutrality discourages improvements in service

Published: March 7 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Charging online content providers such as Yahoo! and Google for preferential access to the customers of Internet service providers might not be in the best interest of the millions of Americans, despite claims to the contrary, a new University of Florida study finds.

Overhaul of UF's piano fleet goal of Steinway Initiative

Published: March 6 2007

When Boris Berman sits down this week to perform at the University of Florida’s fifth annual Steinway Festival, he will adjust his coattails and position his bench at a 9-foot concert grand Steinway & Sons piano.

New research center at UF expected to improve powerful computers

Published: March 6 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new national research center led by the University of Florida will explore technologies that could revolutionize high-performance computing, a field crucial in areas of science ranging from space exploration to weather forecasting to medicine.

Smithsonian magazine: Jeffrey Hoover and Scott Robinson

Published: March 6 2007

UF researchers design folate-packed tomato

Published: March 6 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leafy greens and beans now aren’t the only foods that pack a punch of folate, the vitamin essential for a healthy start to pregnancy. Researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed a tomato with a full day’s worth of the nutrient in a single serving.

$10 million gift spurs all-out push to help Florida children succeed in school, life

Published: March 5 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An alarming number of children face extreme obstacles to learning before they enter school — poverty, poor access to health care and meager early-learning opportunities, to name a few. But some impressive help is on the way.

Violinist Midori, pianist Robert McDonald to appear at University Auditorium

Published: March 5 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 1982, Zubin Mehta, then music director of the New York Philharmonic, heard Midori play. Mehta was so impressed by the young violinist that he invited her to appear as a surprise guest soloist at the Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve concert. At the end of her performance, the 11-year-old Midori received a standing ovation and a musical star was born.

Update: Weekly

Published: March 5 2007

UF offices to begin moving into renovated Hub

Published: March 2 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida International Center will move to its new location in the renovated Hub on March 5. The Office of Academic Technology will be relocating to its new offices in the Hub over Spring Break.

Annual safety fair focuses on Spring Break issues

Published: March 2 2007

The University of Florida Police Department will host the 25th Annual Spring Break Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 on the North Lawn of the Reitz Student Union.

Cypress String Quartet to present new work at UF concert

Published: March 2 2007

GAINESVILLE, FL –– The Cypress String Quartet will present a new work by composer George Tsontakis during at concert at 4 p.m. March 11 in the University Auditorium.

Florida Museum receives $280,000 NSF grant for invertebrate paleontology

Published: March 2 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Paleontology collection is growing to a total of 4.5 million specimens, thanks to a $281,865 National Science Foundation grant.

Leaping fiddlers! Leahy coming to the Phillips Center

Published: March 2 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leahy, the Canadian powerhouse of eight musical brothers and sisters, delivers a triple-threat performance of fiddle-driven music, dance and vocals augmented by keyboards and percussion.

Florida Players reschedules Manoel Felciano master class

Published: March 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Players, the University of Florida’s student-run theater company, will welcome its first Tony Award-nominated guest speaker on March 5 after the originally scheduled mid-February event was canceled because of bad weather in the Northeast.

University of Florida to host Steinway Festival

Published: March 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Fifth Annual Steinway Piano Festival brings to campus an assembly of talents for four days of intensive piano study and performances from March 6 to 9.

Media asked to limit use of recording devices at comedian's show

Published: February 26 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Photographers, videographers and writers covering standup comedian Lewis Black’s show at the University of Florida’s O’Connell Center must turn off all recording devices after the first five minutes of the March 28 program.

UF study first to document evidence of 'mafia' behavior in cowbirds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “The Sopranos” have some competition — brown-headed cowbirds.

Championship basketball game to be shown in O'Connell Center

University of Florida students, faculty, staff and other Gator fans will gather on campus to watch the NCAA championship basketball game from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. All Gator fans are welcome.

UF’s Phillips Center hosting ’100 Years of Broadway’

Published: March 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed “100 Years of Broadway,” a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows featuring a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band, is coming to the University of Florida’s Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. March 15.

New York Times: Chris Slobogin

Published: March 1 2007

Law professor Chris Slobogin was quoted in a March 1 New York Times story about a federal judge finding Jose Padilla competent to stand trial on terrorism conspiracy charges.

‘Woven Harmony’ weaves together music and visual art

Published: March 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– Blending the works of tapestry artist Rebecca Bluestone with the musical sounds of classical guitarist Robert Bluestone, “Woven Harmony” is a feast for the eyes and the ears. As these two genres unite, the audience is treated to a performance with rich textures, beautiful music and an insight into the artistic process. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the Phillips Center Black Box Theatre.

Associated Press: Lori Pennington-Gray

Published: March 4 2007

Lori Pennington-Gray, an associate professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management, was quoted in a March 4 Associated Press state wire story about Carnival Cruise Lines celebrating its 35th anniversary. The quote was the result of a UF News Bureau referral.

Grinter Gallery features ‘In the House: Domestic Arts from the Horn of Africa’

Published: March 5 2007

Gainesville, Fla. — As part of a campus celebration of African art, the College of Fine Arts’ Grinter Gallery presents “In the House: Domestic Arts from the Horn of Africa” at the University of Florida from March 5 to Aug. 24.

Associated Press: Jonathan Martin

Published: March 6 2007

Jonathan Martin, an assistant professor of geology, was quoted in a March 6 Associated Press national wire story about a pair of divers finding in Mexico what they believe to be the world’s longest underwater cave system.

Associated Press: Lastinger Center

Published: March 6 2007

A $10 million gift from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to the Lastinger Center for Learning and the Early Childhood Initiative Foundation was the subject of a March 6 Associated Press state wire story. The story was the result of a news release.

InsideUF: March 6, 2007

Published: March 6 2007

Here’s the print version of InsideUF for March 6, 2007.

‘Mamma Mia!’ walks down aisle of the Phillips Center

Published: March 6 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ “Mamma Mia!,” the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is coming to the University of Florida’s Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for several performances from March 20 through March 25.

New York Times: David Reed

Published: March 8 2007

Mammalogist David L. Reed’s study on how humans acquired public lice from gorillas and the evolutionary ramifications of that was the subject of numerous stories March 8, including the New York Times, the Times of London, New Scientist and the DiscoveryChannel.com. The story was the result of a news release.

New York Times: Sarah Hamersma

Published: March 8 2007

An opinion piece by economics professor Sarah Hamersma about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit ran March 8 in the New York Times.

Tickets on sale for Tony Award-winning ‘Producers’

Published: March 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical” will make its Gainesville premiere at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in a limited engagement June 29 through July 1. Tickets go on sale at noon on March 9.

Associated Press: Michael Siegel

Published: March 9 2007

Law professor Michael Siegel was quoted in a March 9 Associated Press state wire story about how Miranda violations cause high-profile confessions to get thrown out of court cases.

Associated Press: Bill Chamberlin

Published: March 10 2007

Journalism professor Bill Chamberlin of the Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project was quoted in a March 10 Associated Press national wire story about how states’ open records laws frequently go uninforced.

Associated Press: Bill Chamberlin

Published: March 11 2007

Bill Chamberlin of the Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project was quoted in a March 11 Associated Press national wire about how open-government laws often fall short.

USA Today: Bruce Goldberger

Published: March 12 2007

Toxicologist Bruce Goldberger was quoted in a March 12 USA Today story about discussion in Congress to ease crack cocaine sentencing guideline.

St. Petersburg Times: Scott Teitelbaum

Published: March 13 2007

Scott Teitelbaum, an assistant professor of psychiatry, was quoted in a March 13 St. Petersburg Times story about an HBO series on addiction.

New York Times: Jude W. Grosser

Published: March 14 2007

Jude W. Grosser, a citrus breeder, was quoted in a March 14 New York Times story about growers’ efforts to maintain crops of seedless mandarins.

InsideUF: March 20, 2007

Published: March 20 2007

Here’s the print version of InsideUF for March 20, 2007.

New York Times: Martin Uman

Published: March 20 2007

Martin A. Uman, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, was quoted in a March 20 New York Times story about research into how lightning creates nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere. The story was the result of a news release.

Kerry cancels UF town hall forum

Published: March 21 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sen. John Kerry will not be coming to the University of Florida on Friday as planned because of a conflict in his schedule, the director of student activities announced late Tuesday.

UF’s new play, ‘The Man of Mode,’ illuminates excesses of English aristocracy

Published: March 21 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The foibles of English high society are front and center in a new play opening March 30 at the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance.

UF’s new play, ‘The Man of Mode,’ illuminates excesses of English aristocracy

Published: March 21 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The foibles of English high society are front and center in a new play opening March 30 at the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance.

UF’s new play, ‘The Man of Mode,’ illuminates excesses of English aristocracy

Published: March 21 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The foibles of English high society are front and center in a new play opening March 30 at the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance.

ABCNews.com: Bryon Petersen

Published: March 22 2007

Bryon Petersen, associate professor of pathology, was quoted in a March 22 ABCNews.com story about the storage and use of umbilical cords for future health needs.

Forbes.com: Scott Cody

Published: March 22 2007

Scott Cody, a demographer at UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a March 22 Forbes.com story about the explosive growth of U.S. counties around cities. The quote was the result of a news release.

Wall Street Journal: Larry DiMatteo

Published: March 22 2007

Larry DiMatteo, Huber Hurst professor of Legal Studies, was quoted in a March 22 Wall Street Journal story about a Florida appellate court’s decision to overturn a a $1.57 billion award won in 2005 by billionaire financier Ronald Perelman. The Journal is a paid subscription so no link is available.

New York Times: Thomas W. Vickroy

Published: March 24 2007

Thomas W. Vickroy, a professor of veterinary toxicology, was quoted in a March 24 New York Times story about rat poison in pet food blamed for the deaths of 14 animals.

St. Petersburg Times: Gordon Marino

Published: March 25 2007

Gordon Marino, a professor in the College of Health and Human Performance and a former professional boxer, wrote an op-ed column March 25 in the St. Petersburg Times about the significance of the career of Muhammad Ali.

UF men’s basketball makes second consecutive trip to Final Four

Published: March 26 2007

The University of Florida men’s basketball team advanced to its second consecutive Final Four with a 85-77 victory over the Oregon Ducks. More information is available via the following links:

Florida Players rehearsing day by day for ‘Godspell’

Published: March 27 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Players, the University of Florida’s student-run theater company, is excited to present “Godspell,” the first of two musicals in its spring 2007 season. The production will be staged in the Nadine McGuire Black Box Theatre March 29 through April 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 29, 30 and 31, and 1:30 p.m. March 31 and April 1.

USA Today: Jay Ritter

Published: March 27 2007

Finance Professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a March 27 USA Today story about Citigroup seeking to sell Vonage stock nine months after it helped bring the company public.

USA Today: Susan Gillespie

Published: March 27 2007

Anthropologist Susan Gillespie was quoted in March 27 USA Today story on books written about the ancient Mayans’ predictions of an apocalypse in 2012.

Washington Post: Linda Bartoshuk

Published: March 27 2007

Linda Bartoshuk, a professor in the College of Dentistry, was quoted in a March 27 Washington Post story about a plant used as a medicinal herb in India that can block receptors in the mouth from tasting sweet foods.

UF faculty given mentoring awards

Published: March 28 2007

Five faculty members have been recognized by the University of Florida for their work as advisers to Master of Fine Arts and doctoral students.

Wall Street Journal: Collier Donation

Published: March 30 2007

A $1 million donation from UF alumnus Nathan Collier to the Warrington College of Business Administration was noted in the March 30 Wall Street Journal. The money will create an endowment for the Master of Science in Real Estate program. The Journal is a paid subscription so no link is available.

Wall Street Journal: Linda Bartoshuk

Published: March 30 2007

Linda Bartoshuk, a professor in UF’s Center for Smell and Taste, was quoted in a March 30 Wall Street Journal story about miracle fruit, a West African berry that makes everything sour taste sweet for about an hour after you’ve eaten one. The Journal is a paid subscription so no link is available.

Public invited to watch championship game in O’Connell Center

Published: March 31 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is inviting all Gator fans to the O’Connell Center on Monday evening to watch the men’s basketball team play in the NCAA championship game.