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Research Report: No Freebies

Published: October 31 2007

There really is no such thing as a “free lunch.” Now University of Florida research shows companies offering free food, flights, and other goodies often won’t stay in business long enough to hand out those gifts.

No Freebies

Published: October 31 2007

There really is no such thing as a “free lunch.” Now University of Florida research shows companies offering free food, flights, and other goodies often won’t stay in business long enough to hand out those gifts.

Low-income households boost Florida's consumer confidence

Published: October 30 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's consumer confidence rose three points to 80 in October largely due to optimism among low-income residents, a new University of Florida study finds.

Three UF students use grants to make a difference overseas

Published: October 29 2007

West Side Story, a classic American musical performed at UF

Published: October 29 2007

Kent State administrator hired for new financial position at UF

Published: October 29 2007

Update: Weekly

Published: October 29 2007

Derrer to be inducted into Rinker School Construction Hall of Fame

Published: October 26 2007

Men's basketball team to appear at Gator Growl

Published: October 25 2007


UF study: School district size often determines fate of zero tolerance

Published: October 25 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The size of the school district often determines whether students are punished under zero tolerance policies and given another chance for an education, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF undergraduates take top spot in Singapore competition

Published: October 25 2007

Liszt Festival to showcase piano virtuosity: Free admission Nov. 1

Published: October 25 2007

UF Concert Choir performs opera favorites on Oct. 28

Published: October 25 2007

Pink Floyd Experience and The Four Tops coming to Gainesville in 2008

Published: October 25 2007

Subaru provides real-life marketing experience to students

Published: October 25 2007

President addresses summary of FDLE report

Published: October 24 2007

Summary of FDLE review of student arrest available

Published: October 24 2007

UF study: Men more traditional than women about marriage, children

Published: October 24 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women view childlessness much more favorably than men do, likely because parenting places greater demands on mothers, especially those juggling work and family responsibilities, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF urges vaccinations, safety steps to prevent spread of infections

Published: October 24 2007

Institute coordinates UF's sustainable energy efforts

Published: October 23 2007


Team Gator Nation drives into semi-finals

Published: October 23 2007

Professor earns arboricultural research award

Published: October 23 2007

Author of religious literacy book to speak Nov. 7 at UF

Published: October 23 2007

UF celebrates National Campus Sustainability Day

Published: October 23 2007

UF Dance students showcase their talents, Oct. 25-28

Published: October 23 2007

From moths and cicadas come improvements to solar cells

Published: October 23 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Designing better solar cells might seem a question of electronics or chemistry, but for one University of Florida engineer, it starts with bugs.

UF asks students to submit emergency information at registration

Published: October 22 2007

Sideline Student Safety Zone rides again for FLA.-GA. game

Published: October 22 2007

Update: Weekly

Published: October 22 2007

UF chemists host Halloween Molecular Mania Oct. 27

Published: October 19 2007

Florida Players announce the second show of their fall 2007 season

Published: October 19 2007

Scientists find how amber becomes death trap for watery creatures

Published: October 18 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shiny amber jewelry and a mucky Florida swamp have given scientists a window into an ancient ecosystem that could be anywhere from 15 million to 130 million years old.

Pianist Murray Perahia to perform at the Phillips Center on Oct. 25

Published: October 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Murray Perahia will perform at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. There will be a pre-performance discussion with Kevin Orr, UF professor of music, at 6:45 p.m.

The Academic and Professional Assembly seeks additional involvement, hosts Nov. 27 program

Published: October 18 2007

UF marks National Campus Sustainability Day with events

Published: October 18 2007

InsideUF: October 9, 2007

Published: October 17 2007

Choir and digital media combine for unique performance on Oct. 18

Published: October 17 2007

UF researcher: Soccer emerges as significant political force in Israel

Published: October 17 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Arab-Israeli conflict softens considerably between the goals of a soccer field, according to a new book by a University of Florida researcher, which finds that Arab fans in the Jewish state often cheer players in Hebrew and vote for Zionist candidates for political office.

Crocodile Tears

Published: October 17 2007

Many think of shedding “crocodile tears” as a way to get sympathy or attention. Now a University of Florida study shows that alligators and crocodiles actually do cry while they eat.

Fla. Museum scientist receives prestigious Order of La Florida award

Published: October 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History Distinguished Research Curator of Archaeology Kathleen Deagan was recently honored during a ceremony in St. Augustine with the prestigious Order of La Florida award.

String quartet plays completely from memory at University Auditorium on Nov. 4

Published: October 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— In the world of chamber music, the Zehetmair String Quartet has carved out a nice niche for itself by doing something no other string quartet does: it plays every piece from memory.

Create clay pottery at Harn Museum Family Day, Oct. 27

Published: October 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Visitors of all ages will discover the joy of forming pottery with clay during a Family Day at the Harn Museum of Art from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Admission to the event’s exhibit, “The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu: Function, Form and Surface,” is free and no registration is necessary.

Archaeologist to explore role of myths in history on Oct. 28

Published: October 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Discover the true story of Columbus through his own words, native oral history and modern scholarship during the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Science Sundays” lecture series, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 28.

UF researchers track genetic journey of HIV from birth to death

Published: October 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have discovered how HIV evolves over the course of a person’s lifetime into a more deadly form that heralds the onset of full-blown AIDS. The findings could pave the way for new therapeutic agents that target the virus earlier in the disease process, before it takes a lethal turn, researchers say.

Middle East documentary and its director coming to UF

Published: October 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will host internationally renowned filmmaker and peace activist Ronit Avni who will show her award-winning documentary “Encounter Point” on Wednesday in the Reitz Student Union Auditorium.

UF to auction naming rights for new butterfly species online

Published: October 15 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an apparent first for butterflies, the Florida Museum of Natural History will auction the naming rights for a newly discovered species online to raise money for butterfly research.

Update: Weekly

Published: October 15 2007

Dedication and open house to be held for Archer Family Health Care

Published: October 12 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF College of Nursing will host a dedication, ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for Archer Family Health Care, a nurse-managed comprehensive health care center. The 2 p.m. event on Oct. 12 will be held at Archer Family Health Care, 16939 SW 134 Ave., Archer, Fla. Tours will follow the dedication and refreshments will be served. Community health nursing students will provide blood pressure screenings.

Event safety committee to hold first public forum Monday

Published: October 12 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Ad Hoc Committee on a Civil, Safe and Open Environment will hold its first public forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Levin College of Law, 180 Holland Hall.

Safer veggies soon to come from the Sunshine State, thanks to UF-led training

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From fast food to dog food — new cases of contaminated cuisine seem to be a regular part of the modern news cycle. Tomatoes haven’t escaped mention in the ever-growing list, but the likelihood of their reappearance is about to shrink.

Retail holiday shopping outlook looks good despite economic setbacks

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The approaching holidays may be merrier than expected for retailers. Despite a troubled housing market and higher gas prices, Florida consumers say they intend to spend more this season than they did last year, a new University of Florida survey shows.

UF documentary screens at Phillips Center

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Documentary Institute will screen “Angel of Ahlem” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Visiting opera star facilitates master class

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The College of Fine Arts School of Music, in cooperation with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, will host a master class with Metropolitan Opera star and three-time Grammy winner Sherrill Milnes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 20 at the University of Florida’s University Auditorium.

IT professionals encouraged to attend “Lunch and Learn” session on Oct. 16

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plan now to attend a fun and informative “Lunch and Learn” session about IT security on Oct. 16. The two-hour roundtable discussion, hosted by UF IT experts John Sawyer and Jordan Weins, will offer the latest tools, ideas and guidelines in encryption. Participants are encouraged to ask questions as Sawyer and Weins share some their best practices.

UF history professor to lecture at Harn Museum about European life, politics

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — European life and politics in the 18th and 19th centuries are the topics of an upcoming lecture by University of Florida associate professor of history Sheryl Kroen. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, Kroen will speak at the Harn Museum of Art. She will explore the context of satire evident in works by James Gillray, Francisco de Goya, William Hogarth and Honoré Daumier on display in the exhibition “From Dürer to Renoir: European Prints from the Harn Collection.”

Paul Taylor Dance Company to perform at the Phillips Center on Oct. 30

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Paul Taylor was once called the “naughty boy” of the dance world by the queen of modern herself, Martha Graham. But rather than take affront, he chose to laugh the moniker off. Thankfully, he’s been laughing for more than 50 years.

Fla. Museum to release tagged, live Monarchs at ButterflyFest Oct. 13-14

Published: October 10 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History plans to release about 500 live, tagged Monarchs during ButterflyFest Oct. 13-14, with the hope that some of these butterflies may be located in Mexico during the annual overwintering of this remarkable species, or back on the University of Florida campus next spring after their return trip.

CLAS professor honored for high temperature discovery

Published: October 10 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Distinguished professor of physics Arthur Hebard, together with professors Jun Akimitsu of Aoyama-Gakuin University and Robert Haddon of the University of California-Riverside, has been named the 2008 recipient of the American Physical Society’s James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials for the discovery of high temperature superconductivity in non-oxide systems.

Director of UF School of Art and Art History to present Harn Museum gallery talk

Published: October 10 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida School of Art and Art History director Anna Calluori Holcombe will present a gallery talk on the exhibition “The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu: Function, Form and Surface” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 during Museum Nights.

Regional, language differences affect Hispanics' health-care experiences

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics face multiple barriers to health care, but their experiences in the health-care system can vary widely by language and geographical area, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF study: Even slight cost changes affect SCHIP families

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Raising monthly premiums by just $5 was enough to push many low-income families out of Florida’s State Health Insurance Program in 2003, placing thousands of children at risk for being uninsured, a new University of Florida study shows.

Regional, language differences affect Hispanics’ health-care experiences

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics face multiple barriers to health care, but their experiences in the health-care system can vary widely by language and geographical area, according to a new University of Florida study.

Limited edition anniversary poster available for $100 pledge to WUFT/WJUF

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — WUFT-FM, Classic 89 and WJUF-FM, Nature Coast 90 will honor their 26th and 12th anniversaries respectively with a special limited edition poster by Gainesville graphic designer Jim Harrison.

To catch a thief: UF research team leads world in study of retail crimes

Published: October 9 2007

When major corporations like Macy’s, The Gap and J.C. Penney need advice on how to prevent shoplifters from cutting into their bottom line, they call on the Loss Prevention Research Team at the University of Florida.

Visiting pianist and UF faculty member, Gila Goldstein, to perform recital on Oct. 12

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Israeli pianist, Gila Goldstein, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the University of Florida’s University Auditorium, located on Newell Drive at the corner of Stadium Road. The recital is free and open to the public. The program will include musical pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schubert/Liszt, Prokofiev and more.

UF Center for World Arts and School of Music present “Jacaré Sinfonico”

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A brilliant collaboration gives the community to experience the harmonious and rhythmic sounds of Brazil without having to leave the country.

International Educator of the Year Award nominations being accepted

Published: October 9 2007

Department chairs are asked to recommend faculty members for the International Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding international endeavors by UF faculty members.

Gardening radio show celebrates first birthday

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Gardening in a Minute,” the award-winning University of Florida Extension radio program, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month. The program and its companion Web site have received five national communications awards.

Archer Family Health Care Building Dedication

Published: October 9 2007

Archer Family Health Care Building Dedication-University of Florida College of Nursing

The "Economist" ranks Florida MBA among world's best

Published: October 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida MBA program was named No. 17 among U.S. public schools in the 2007 edition of the annual "Which MBA?" guide. Published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, the guide provides background information on the world’s Top 100 MBA programs.

Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Edgar Meyer

Published: October 8 2007

UF engineering professor wins prestigious electronics award

Published: October 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida College of Engineering professor has become the latest engineering faculty member to win one of the most prestigious awards in the electronics and semiconductor fields.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak on Oct. 16

Published: October 8 2007

All the University of Florida freshmen participating in the Common Reading Program will have the chance to meet the author of this year’s book on Oct.16.

Professor to advise the U.S. Department of State

Published: October 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Janaki Alavalapati, a professor of forest resource economics and policy, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. He will be an adviser on foreign policy and international relations matters during his 12-month appointment. Alavalapati is the first university faculty member from the state of Florida to receive this distinction.

IFAS research dean shares how science can improve health

Published: October 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recently, Mark McLellan, research dean for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, was the keynote speaker at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Annual Science Day. McLellan told the group of approximately 200 scientists, regulators and policy makers, that he expects science to take quantum-leap strides in areas such as nanotechnology and bioinformatics. He also spoke about ways in which food science relates to national security.

Update: Weekly

Published: October 8 2007

Advance ButterflyFest tickets now on sale for Oct. 13-14 event

Published: October 5 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is selling advance tickets to ButterflyFest, scheduled for Oct. 13-14. The weekend butterfly festival, now in its second year, features a variety of activities for all ages including live entertainment, crafts and demonstrations, field trips and behind-the-scene tours, exhibits by area nonprofit organizations, as well as vendors offering food and butterfly and garden gifts and plants.

Crocodile Tears

Published: October 4 2007

UF to host forum on Hurricane Katrina aftermath

Published: October 4 2007

UF researchers test stem cell therapy for heart patients

Published: October 4 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida doctors on Wednesday (Oct. 3) treated their first patient enrolled in a new study designed to test whether injecting stem cells into the heart helps restore blood flow to the organ by prompting new blood vessels to grow.

Public forum on direct democracy in Florida set for Monday

Published: October 4 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the fight heating up over the gay marriage and “Florida Hometown Democracy” amendments, five of Florida’s foremost experts on ballot initiatives will discuss the past and future of direct democracy in the Sunshine State on Monday.

Researchers: No faking it, crocodile tears are real

Published: October 3 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When someone feigns sadness they “cry crocodile tears,” a phrase that comes from an old myth that the animals cry while eating.

UF researchers devise way to calculate rates of evolution

Published: October 3 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Survival of the fittest” has popularly described evolution for more than a century, but a new study published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters provides further evidence that random genetic mutations over millions of years may also play a powerful role.

UF president names members to event safety task force

Published: October 3 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida President Bernie Machen today appointed five faculty members and four students to a task force that will review police protocols and events management practices.

Sister Hazel livens up the holidays at the Phillips Center

Published: October 3 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Phillips Center has announced the addition of Sister Hazel to its 2007-08 season schedule. The Gainesville-based rockers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27. Tickets go on sale at noon on Oct. 9.

African writer and Ambassador to speak on Oct. 5

Published: October 3 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Henri Lopes, Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to France and renowned writer, will speak at 3:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 5 in Room 219 Dauer Hall. He received the Grand Prix de la literature d’Afrique Noire and the Grand Prix de la francophonie de l’Academie francaise and is a member of the Counseil Superieur de la Langue Francaise. The books of Lopes have been translated from French into many languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Share your favorite collection at Fla. Museum

Published: October 3 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Are you crazy about toy cars or have a monstrous collection of microscopes? If you have a collection to share, you’re invited to join the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 29th Annual Collectors Day. The event will be held on Jan. 5, 2008, and entry registrations are now being accepted for this free event. Table space is limited and assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Interested collectors may register through Nov. 21.

The University Galleries announces public reception for three exhibits

Published: October 3 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The College of Fine Arts School of Art and Art History will host a public reception from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, to celebrate the current exhibitions on display at The University Galleries.

Trustworthiness

Published: October 3 2007

Whether choosing a mate or someone to work closely with, trust really matters. Now, University of Florida research finds of all major character traits, people value trustworthiness the most in others.

Harn Museum photography lecture to feature gallery owner, UF faculty

Published: October 2 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Harn Museum of Art is featuring works by more than 100 renowned photographers this fall, and a gallery owner and UF faculty will speak on the subject during two upcoming events.

Lunch and Learn sessions offer cyber security information

Published: October 2 2007

Gator Green Project volunteers plant gardens, builds friendships

Published: October 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Gator Green Project is underway as residents of Maguire Village and University Village South (UVS) on the University of Florida campus plant community gardens to get to know their neighbors.

President speaks about rescheduling Kevorkian

Published: October 1 2007

USA Today: Michael Rogers

Published: October 1 2007

Land gift will help UF study state and national ecological health

Published: October 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Upside-down and flat on the sandy soil, the bucket trap has done its job.

Fall Saturday science classes offered for children

Published: October 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children in grades 1-5 can learn about the human impact on the ocean’s food chain during the “Let’s Explore! Science Series: The Ocean Crisis” at the Florida Museum of Natural History , 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 6.

Actor to host faculty development conversation series on the art of teaching

Published: October 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Office of the Provost Conversation Series will host Gregory W. Justice, a professional actor and professor from the department of theatre arts at Virginia Tech for a conversation about “The Art of Teaching: Using Acting Techniques in the Teaching/Learning Process.”

Open enrollment for benefits starts Oct. 1

Published: October 1 2007

Update: Weekly

Published: October 1 2007

“Evita” coming to Phillips Center Oct. 19-20

Published: October 2 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The legendary musical “Evita” will be presented at the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20.

Health Challenge: Dog Days Run

Published: October 3 2007

WHAT: One Health Challenge: Dog Days Run

Horse Farm Hundred rides again

Published: October 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Sunday, Oct. 22, faculty, staff, students and alumni of the colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine will hit the road to raise money for student scholarships by riding in the 26th Annual Horse Farm Hundred.

Enhancing communication

Published: October 9 2007

When asked what I do, sometimes I wish my reply could be that I were an astrophysicist or electrical engineer. I am a speech-language pathologist – a profession that few people understand. Even more confusing is that the department which I chair is called Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). So with every response to “What do you do?” I am met with a befuddled look simply because most people are unfamiliar with this discipline.

Entries sought for Golden Gator Awards

Published: October 9 2007

The University of Florida Golden Gator Awards recognize excellence in communications on behalf of the university, honoring efforts which strengthen the university and help to meet its mission of teaching, research and service. All UF faculty and staff are eligible, and entries must meet the specifications of the contest guidelines. The program is sponsored by University Relations.

New York Times: Michael Seigel

Published: October 9 2007

Law professor Michael Seigel was quoted in an Oct. 9 New York Times story about the decision of prosecutors to dismiss the case against a federal prosecutor who killed himself in a Michigan prison after being accused of traveling there from Florida to have sex with a 5-year-old girl.

Sun-Sentinel: Stem cell study

Published: October 9 2007

A story appeared Oct. 9 in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about the start of a new study at UF to test whether injecting stem cells into the heart helps restore blood flow to the organ by prompting new blood vessels to grow.

U.S. News: Hispanic health study

Published: October 9 2007

Robert Weech-Maldonado, an associate professor in the department of health services research, management and policy, was quoted in an Oct. 9 story in U.S. News & World Report online about his research that found language and location affect the ability of Hispanics in the U.S. to obtain good health care. The story was the result of a news release.

National Geographic: Kent Vliet

Published: October 10 2007

Zoologist Kent Vliet was quoted in an Oct. 10 National Geographic News story about his research into whether crocodiles actually do shed tears. The story was the result of a news release.

Museum Nights features gallery talk, “Art:21″ premiere

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thursday, Oct. 11 is another busy Museum Nights at the Harn Museum of Art. In addition to the galleries being open until 9 p.m., UF School of Art and Art History director Anna Calluori Holcombe will present a gallery talk at 6 p.m. through the new exhibition “The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu: Function, Form and Surface.” Following the gallery talk, the Harn has partnered with WUFT-TV to premiere excerpts from the fourth season of the PBS series “Art:21″ at 7 p.m. Following the showings, Harn MUSEs will conduct tours related to the season’s themes. Refreshments will be available.

St. Petersburg Times: Bart Weitz

Published: October 12 2007

Barton Weitz, executive director of UF’s Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research, was quoted in an Oct. 12 St. Petersburg Times story about the outlook for the holiday shopping season. The story was the result of a news release.

Wall Street Journal: Jay Ritter

Published: October 15 2007

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in an Oct. 15 Wall Street Journal story about a new study from Ernst & Young LLP that examined patterns in patterns of 110 initial public offerings in 2006 and 2007 that entered the Russell 2000 index. A link is not available because the Wall Street Journal is available by subscription only.

Sun-Sentinel: Jill Boylston Herndon

Published: October 16 2007

Jill Boylston Herndon, a UF health economist, was quoted in an Oct. 16 South Florida Sun-Sentinel story about her research into the impact of raising premiums for families covered by the the State Health Insurance Program. The story was the result of a news release.

Christmas Shopping

Published: October 17 2007

Retailers might have a merrier than expected Christmas season after all. Despite a poor housing market and high gas prices, Florida consumers are planning to spend more money this season than they did last year. Here’s UF economist Barton Weitz.

Fortune: UF’s sports program

Published: October 18 2007

The financial success of UF’s sports program was the subject of an in-depth piece in Fortune magazine on Oct. 18.

The Focus Gallery presents “Ground Truth: Evidence of Paris Through Drawing and Digital Media”

Published: October 19 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Ground Truth: Evidence of Paris Through Drawing and Digital Media” will be on display in the Focus Gallery Fine Arts Building C at the University of Florida from Oct. 29 to Dec. 7. A public reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov.16.

The News-Press: Jim Twitchell

Published: October 21 2007

English professor Jim Twitchell’s new book, “Shopping for God: How Christianity Went from In Your Heart to In Your Face,” was the subject of a story in the Oct. 21 story in The News-Press of Fort Myers, Fla. The story was the result of a news release.

Pharmacy wins Crystal Apple Award

Published: October 23 2007

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has been named one of eight pharmacy schools to receive the Academic-Practice Partnership for Learning Excellence Award. Also called the Crystal Apple Award, the designation from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy was created to improve pharmacy education and practice by encouraging quality professional experience programs. UF was selected for the award for an exemplary partnership with Shands that helps produce quality educational experiences and patient-care teaching environments for pharmacy students.

Homecoming offers fun for all

Published: October 23 2007

Each year, students, faculty, staff and alumni pack Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and flow through the streets of campus for a weekend of football and festivities, in celebration of the University of Florida’s Homecoming.

Sun-Sentinel: Marco Salemi

Published: October 23 2007

Marco Salemi, assistant professor of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine, was quoted in Oct. 23 South Florida Sun-Sentinel story about the evolution of HIV in four children whose medical history from birth to death was tracked by UF researchers. The story was the result of a news release.

Research Report: New Alternative Fuel

Published: October 24 2007

Move over corn, a new crop is cornering the alternative fuel market and University of Florida researchers say this plant could be a solution for the high cost of diesel fuel.

Associated Press: Wayne Wallace

Published: October 25 2007

Wayne Wallace, director of the Career Resource Center, was quoted in an Oct. 25 Associated Press national story about the growing number of workplaces adding concierge services to employee benefits. The story ran in numerous newspapers nationwide.

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernándezbrings traditional Mexican dance to the Phillips Center

Published: October 25 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lords of heaven and earth come back to life, the Mayas are re-born and the Aztecs reign again. Ballet Folklórico de México is more than a cultural icon. It is a fiesta of dance that explodes in a dazzling display of colorful costumes and effervescent rhythms. The award-winning dance company brings its unique and festive display of folk dance to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this November.

The Focus Gallery presents “Ground Truth: Evidence of Paris Through Drawing and Digital Media”

Published: October 25 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Ground Truth: Evidence of Paris Through Drawing and Digital Media” is a selection of work by students enrolled in the School of Art and Art History’s Interdisciplinary Studio course at the Paris Research Centre during May 2007. The exhibit will be available Oct. 29 through Dec. 7, with a public reception on Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. Ground Truth features works by Rachel Engel, Hilary Hoffman, Marlowe Rosenbaum, Rachel Scott, Morgan Slavins, Kyle White, Lianna Wong, Christina Yoo, Daniel Ypsilanti and William Zajac. Curated by Kyle White.

Russian Patriarchate Choir raises the “iron curtain” at University Auditorium on Nov. 10

Published: October 25 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Raising the “iron curtain,” the Russian Patriarchate Choir led the way in the re-discovery of Orthodox Church music. This feat is made even more impressive since it occurred during the Soviet Regime. At this time – when music was far from approved by the government – the choir spent decades decoding ancient manuscripts that had lain in obscurity for centuries. With the collapse of the Soviet Union came the opportunity for the choir to perform internationally and bring this music to a wide public.

Miami Herald: Tom Spreen

Published: October 28 2007

Tom Spreen, professor and chairman of the food and resource economics department, was quoted in an Oct. 28 Miami Herald story about the impact of greening on Florida’s citrus industry.

UF responds to Andrew Meyer apologies

Published: October 30 2007

The University of Florida recognizes Andrew Meyer for taking responsibility for his behavior which disrupted the Sept. 17 town hall forum for Sen. John Kerry.

“Champs” plate now available

Published: October 31 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new special edition “Champs” plate is now available for fans of The Gator Nation to celebrate all the UF championships — past, present and future. Designed for the front of vehicles, the plate looks very much like an official DMV plate. The high-quality stamped metal plate is a perfect compliment to a National Champions or Gator Nation DMV plate. The “Champs” plate is available at most Gator shops and at www.ufl.bkstr.com.

Christian Science Monitor: Dennis Jett

Published: October 31 2007

An op-ed column by International Center Dean Dennis Jett about the Andrew Meyer incident was published in the Oct. 31 Christian Science Monitor. Jett was the moderator of the Sept. 17 campus forum with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

Miami Herald: Tonya Koropeckyj-Cox

Published: October 31 2007

Sociology professor Tonya Koropeckyj-Cox was quoted in an Oct. 31 Miami Herald story about her research into the different views of childlessness by men and women. The story was the result of a news release.

Palm Beach Post: Consumer report

Published: October 31 2007

The October Florida consumer confidence report conducted by UF’s Survey Research Center and Bureau of Economic and Business Research was the subject of an Oct. 31 Palm Beach Post story. The story was the result of a news release.