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UF announces plans to build new life science, technology incubator

Published: November 30 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has reached an agreement with an internationally recognized developer to create up to 160,000 square feet of life science- and technology-related laboratory and office space on the UF campus, President Bernie Machen announced today.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Carbon project

Published: November 30 2007

Club drugs inflict damage similar to traumatic brain injury

Published: November 29 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What do suffering a traumatic brain injury and using club drugs have in common? University of Florida researchers say both may trigger a similar chemical chain reaction in the brain, leading to cell death, memory loss and potentially irreversible brain damage.

Students urged to avoid decal lines and steer clear of parking citations

Published: November 29 2007

Part of Gainesville street to be renamed for fallen officer

Published: November 29 2007

Researchers say new steak's a hit with consumers

Published: November 28 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A cut of beef once ground into hamburger has become one of the nation's most popular steaks, thanks to a processing method co-developed by a University of Florida researcher.

Researchers say new steak’s a hit with consumers

Published: November 28 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A cut of beef once ground into hamburger has become one of the nation’s most popular steaks, thanks to a processing method co-developed by a University of Florida researcher.

UF students develop strategies to protect St. Augustine neighborhood

Published: November 28 2007

Fla. Museum seeks volunteers for Newberry fossil dig

Published: November 28 2007

Chronicle of Higher Education: Gene Zdziarski

Published: November 28 2007

Dip in Florida's consumer confidence likely to hurt holiday retail sales

Published: November 27 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's consumer confidence dropped two points to 77 in November, portending lackluster sales for the holiday retail season, a new University of Florida study finds.

Gatorade creator Dr. Robert Cade dies Tuesday at age 80

Published: November 27 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. J. Robert Cade, the legendary University of Florida scientist who led the research team that gave the world Gatorade, died Tuesday at Shands at UF medical center. He was 80.

Update: Weekly

Published: November 26 2007

UF botanists: Flowering plants evolved very quickly into five groups

Published: November 26 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and University of Texas at Austin scientists have shed light on what Charles Darwin called the “abominable mystery” of early plant evolution.

MSNBC: Pam Soltis

Published: November 26 2007

UF's new owl butterfly species naming rights auctioned for $40,800

Published: November 21 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An online auction for naming rights to a new owl butterfly species discovered at the University of Florida brought a winning bid of $40,800, with proceeds benefiting continued research on Mexican butterflies.

50th anniversary of UF integration to be celebrated

Published: November 21 2007

GAINVESVILLE, Fla. — Racial integration at the University of Florida came after years of struggle. In September 1958, George Starke Jr. became the first African American at UF admitted to the College of Law, and seven black students enrolled in the undergraduate program in 1962. Today, UF’s student body reflects the diversity of the state as well as the world.

UF experimental gardens flourish into family affair

Published: November 20 2007

Smathers Libraries to host NaNoWriMo Final Push event

Published: November 20 2007

The George A. Smathers Libraries will host “The Final Push” for the Gainesville regional group participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at 5 p.m. -1 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 . The Push will be held in the Library West Information Commons Presentation Area on the third floor.

New historic marker recognizes birthplace of Gatorade

Published: November 20 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gatorade inventor Dr. Robert Cade drinks his favorite flavor of the sports drink during a dedication of a historic marker recognizing the birthplace of Gatorade at the University of Florida on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007. The marker is located near the O’Connell Center. Cade invented the world’s best-selling sports drink for the Gator football team in 1965.

Miami Herald: Butterfly name

Published: November 20 2007

New home and theater provide hope for Tanzanian orphans

Published: November 20 2007

Bookstore discount offered to faculty and staff

Published: November 19 2007

Nominations sought for Jefferson Science Fellow Program

Published: November 19 2007

Dean appointed as board of directors chair

Published: November 19 2007

Dean earns national award

Published: November 19 2007

College of Engineering official wins Presidential Award

Published: November 19 2007

Gene therapy safety trial for childhood blindness under way

Published: November 19 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three decades have passed since gene therapy pioneer William W. Hauswirth and his colleagues at the University of Florida began work on a virus that could safely deliver corrective genes into living animals.

Update: Weekly

Published: November 19 2007

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Michael Martinez

Published: November 16 2007

Gift of $1 million to advance the field of pharmacy

Published: November 16 2007

Associated Press: Religion presentation

Published: November 16 2007

Fla. Museum offers presentation on history of state’s forests, Dec. 2

Published: November 16 2007

Electronic dissertations available after student graduation

Published: November 16 2007

UF Gallery printmaking exhibit explores partnership of word and image

Published: November 16 2007

Immigration debate to feature Jerome Corsi and Juan Andrade

Published: November 16 2007

Harn Museum of Art appoints Cofrin Curator of Asian Art

Published: November 16 2007

Create your own holiday cards at Harn printmaking class

Published: November 16 2007

Two Florida universities launch major math, science initiatives

Published: November 14 2007

Fla. Museum unveils Ken Sourbeer wildlife photography

Published: November 14 2007

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to speak at UF

Published: November 14 2007

Simple reason helps males evolve more quickly

Published: November 14 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The observation that males evolve more quickly than females has been around since 19th century biologist Charles Darwin noted the majesty of a peacock’s tail feather in comparison with the plainness of the peahen’s.

Media Advisory: Major science, math initiative to be launched Wednesday

Published: November 13 2007

Soil-moisture sensors may produce big water savings for homeowners, UF study shows

Published: November 13 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Soil-moisture sensors hooked to sprinkler systems could put a huge dent in homeowners’ utility bills—and help conserve much-needed water, a new University of Florida study says.

UF research: Homeowners can cut irrigation without hurting lawns

Published: November 13 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With drought persisting across the Southeast, homeowners can slash water consumption by simply readjusting irrigation systems – with no harm to lawns or landscaping plants, a new University of Florida study finds.

Gannett News Service: Dr. Thomas E. Wiswell

Published: November 13 2007

Seinfeld to perform at Phillips Center on Feb. 22

Published: November 13 2007

Update: Weekly

Published: November 12 2007

Alachua County Youth Orchestra to perform winter concert at the Phillips Center on Nov. 25

Published: November 9 2007

Sister Hazel to kick off 2007 holiday tour in Gainesville

Published: November 8 2007

Lighten-up events bring energy efficiency to Gainesville

Published: November 8 2007

Healthy Gators 2010 encourages tobacco-free campus with smokeout

Published: November 8 2007

UF study: Maya politics likely played role in ancient large-game decline

Published: November 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study is the first to document ancient hunting effects on large-game species in the Maya lowlands of Central America, and shows political and social demands near important cities likely contributed to their population decline, especially white-tailed deer.

Orlando Sentinel: Stan Smith

Published: November 8 2007

UF research: Florida's population growth slows but still remains high

Published: November 7 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's population growth slowed considerably last year as the housing boom went bust, but it remained relatively strong and likely will stay that way for the next few years, the latest estimates from the University of Florida show.

Argentine dance company tangos at the Phillips Center on Nov. 20

Published: November 7 2007

Academy Award-winning filmmaker brings 'Darfur Now' to UF

Published: November 6 2007


Citrus Research and Education Center to celebrate 90th anniversary

Published: November 6 2007

Library video recognized at international film festival

Published: November 6 2007

UF study: Anti-immigration steps encourage foreigners to stay in U.S.

Published: November 6 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restrictions to keep illegal immigrants from entering the United States are having the perverse effect of encouraging those who are already here to stay by any means necessary, a new University of Florida study finds.

Sex education in Florida schools varies widely, not available to all students

Published: November 5 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study reveals sex education programs in Florida’s public schools vary widely in content and often are afforded little class time — and many students miss out altogether.

Update: Weekly

Published: November 5 2007

What do Tiger Woods, the University of Florida and Gatorade have in common?

Published: November 1 2007

State budget cuts affect UF

Published: November 1 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gov. Charlie Crist last week approved a reduced budget plan for the upcoming year.

Win Phillips: UF jumps in R&D ranks

Published: November 2 2007

By: Win Phillips Win Phillips is vice president for Research at the University of Florida.

ABC News: Lisa Merlo

Published: November 7 2007

Lisa Merlo, assistant professor in division of addiction medicine, was quoted in a Nov. 7 ABC News story about research showing 33 percent of the most popular songs had lyrics about illegal drug or alcohol use.

“Sound of Music” and “Hansel and Gretel” come to UF on Nov. 21 and Nov. 23

Published: November 7 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just in time for the holidays, one of the oldest, continually operating marionette theaters in the world will perform four special shows at the Phillips Center Black Box Theatre.

Reduced Reflection

Published: November 7 2007

University of Florida engineers have developed a new anti-reflective coating and they have insects to thank for it. Moths have unique eyes that don’t reflect light, so UF researcher Peng Jiang is borrowing the dense microstructure of moth eyes and applying it to everything from windows to solar cells.

Research Report: Reduced Reflection

Published: November 7 2007

University of Florida engineers have developed a new anti-reflective coating and they have insects to thank for it. Moths have unique eyes that don’t reflect light, so UF researcher Peng Jiang is borrowing the dense microstructure of moth eyes and applying it to everything from windows to solar cells.

“The Simpsons” writer is coming to Gainesville on Nov. 13

Published: November 7 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of “The Simpsons” stops by the University of Florida campus on Tuesday to speak about comedy and his experience with the popular, often off-color, animated series.

“Yamoto: The Drummers of Japan” to perform at the Phillips Center on Nov. 18

Published: November 7 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Yamato: The Drummers of Japan are bringing the ancient art of taiko drumming to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Graduate students to read original poems during “The Art of Poetry” on Nov. 29

Published: November 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students in a University of Florida English graduate workshop plan to read some of their own poems that were inspired by the Harn Museum of Art’s collections of African, Asian, modern and contemporary art and photography.

InsideUF: November 6, 2007

Published: November 8 2007

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

“Vision/Revison: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection” opens Nov. 13

Published: November 8 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The works of several notable contemporary artists, including Robert Rauschenburg, El Anatsui, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol, will be on exhibit at the Harn Museum of Art for the next eight months.

Washington Post: Michael Marsiske

Published: November 8 2007

Michael Marsiske, an associate professor in the department of clinical and health psychology, was quoted in a Nov. 8 Washington Post story about his research that found adults older than 65 who participated in memory exercises improved their brain functioning.

Relive the excitement of Homecoming’s Gator Growl through beautiful photography

Published: November 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Relive the excitement of Homecoming’s Gator Growl through beautiful photography, including photos of Lynyrd Skynyrd, fireworks and the basketball team’s appearance. Visit http://gogatornation.com/ for the slide show.

Sports Illustrated: Gator Growl

Published: November 9 2007

The 84th annual Gator Growl was the subject of a story Nov. 9 on sioncampus.com.

Washington Post: Vasudha Narayanan

Published: November 9 2007

Religion Professor Vasudha Narayanan was quoted in a Nov. 9 Washington Post story about the importance of Diwali, a major Hindu festival.

Masterpiece on the environment

Published: November 11 2007

By: Jack E. Davis Jack E. Davis, an associate professor of history at the University of Florida, is a specialist in American environmental history and author of the forthcoming book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Environmental Century.

Floridance Fall Showcase to benefit “Compassion in Action Pantry”

Published: November 14 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridance will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Florida for its “Don’t Stop the Music” fall showcase to help feed the hungry.

UF Trial Team Wins Title in St. John’s University National Civil Rights Trial Competition

Published: November 14 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— The University of Florida Trial Team brought home a national title at the St. John’s University National Civil Rights Trial Competition in Jamaica, N.Y.

Research Report: Illegal Immigrants

Published: November 14 2007

Restrictions meant to rid the United States of illegal immigrants may be backfiring by encouraging them to stay in the country. That’s the finding of a new University of Florida study, which shows many illegals now have a heightened fear of deportation. Anthropologist Maxine Margolis says the US has made it increasingly difficult for any immigrants to leave the country and return since the events of September 11th.

St. Petersburg Times: Teacher initiative

Published: November 15 2007

A $10 million plan to better recruit and prepare science and math teachers for Florida schools was the subject of a Nov. 15 St. Petersburg Times story and numerous other stories statewide. The stories were the result of a media advisory and news release.

Washington Post: Christopher Slobogin

Published: November 15 2007

Law Professor Christopher Slobogin was quoted in a Nov. 15 Washington Post story about the growing electronic surveillance of people in public areas.

Florida Museum “Passport” benefit scheduled

Published: November 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History has scheduled its annual “Passport” fundraiser for March 7, 2008.

The King’s Singers return to the University of Florida Dec. 3

Published: November 16 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The King’s Singers return to the University of Florida to perform a special holiday-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Gift of $2 million inspires smiles

Published: November 19 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Entrepreneur Edward T. Quinn of Longwood, Fla., has made a $2 million gift to the University of Florida College of Dentistry in honor of M. Franklin Dolwick, a UF professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

MSNBC: Marta Wayne

Published: November 19 2007

Zoologist Marta Wayne was quoted in a Nov. 19 MSNBC story about her research into why male organisms evolve faster than female organisms. The story was the result of a news release.

Study offers help for stressed employees

Published: November 19 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you are a full-time UF or Shands employee and are feeling stressed at work, a new research study may be able to help. A workplace stress management program will be offered free of charge as part of the study. Participants may reduce their symptoms of stress, such as frustration, anxiety, depression or physical symptoms, and may gain increased control over their stressors. The study is expected to begin in January. For more information, contact Barbara Hermann at bhermann@phhp.ufl.edu.

‘Swamp’ goes green with help of carbon neutral plan

Published: November 20 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Screaming fans, marching bands, hulking linebackers — and offsetting a carbon footprint.

InsideUF: November 20, 2007

Published: November 20 2007

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

Associated Press: Lincoln Brower

Published: November 26 2007

Zoology professor Lincoln Brower was quoted in a Nov. 26 Associated Press story about the Mexican government’s plan to spend $4.6 million to promote and preserve monarch butterflies. The story ran in numerous newspapers.

Orlando Sentinel: Bill Overholt

Published: November 26 2007

Bill Overholt, assistant professor of entomology at UF’s Indian River and Education Center, was quoted in a Nov. 26 Orlando Sentinel story about biological control, which is the use of insects to prey on non-native plants or bugs in Florida.

Associated Press: Cade’s death

Published: November 27 2007

The death of Dr. J. Robert Cade on Nov. 27 was the subject of newspaper stories worldwide, including the biggest circulation dailies in the U.S. Those papers included: USA Today, The New York Times, The Washingon Post and The New York Times sports section.

Miami Herald: Consumer confidence

Published: November 27 2007

The monthly consumer confidence report issued by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research was the subject of a Nov. 27 story in The Miami Herald. Numerous other state newspapers also reported the findings. The stories were the result of a news release.

“Blast” comes to Gainesville on Jan. 6

Published: November 28 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Following triumphant successes in London, on Broadway and across North America, BLAST!, winner of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event, and the 2001 Emmy Award for Best Choreography, will play in Gainesville, Florida, at 5p.m. on Jan. 6, 2008 for one performance at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

USA Today: Terry McCoy

Published: November 28 2007

Political science professor Terry McCoy was quoted in a Nov. 28 USA Today story about the bid of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to remain in office for 20 years.

Florida Players’ announce final show of 2007, “The House of Yes,” Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

Published: November 29 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Players, sponsored by University of Florida’s Student Government, is pleased to announce the third and final production of its Fall 2007 season, “The House of Yes.”

New York Times: Jim Twitchell

Published: November 29 2007

English and advertising professor Jim Twitchell was quoted in a Nov. 29 New York Times story about how the “greening” effect on usually extravagant holiday parties.

Florida Times-Union: Bob Dean

Published: November 30 2007

Bob Dean, a graduate research professor emeritus in civil and coastal engineering, was quoted extensively in a Nov. 30 Florida Times-Union story about erosion along Florida’s Atlantic coast.

“Superbug” infections more than doubled in hospitals, study finds

Published: November 30 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hospitalizations related to a potentially deadly, antibiotic-resistant “superbug” more than doubled between 1999 and 2005, soaring from 127,000 to nearly 280,000, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher.