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Jennifer Larmore to appear with chamber group Apollo's Fire on March 1

Published: February 29 2008


Protein protects lung cancer cells from efforts to fix or kill them

Published: February 28 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A protein that helps lung cancer cells thrive appears to do so by blocking healthy cells’ ability to fix themselves when radiation or chemicals such as nicotine damage their DNA, according to a study to be published Friday (Feb. 29) in the journal Molecular Cell.

Former governors to gather for opening of Graham Center

Published: February 27 2008

Healthy Gators 2010, GatorWell encourage good nutrition

Published: February 27 2008

Property tax and economic stimulus plans boost consumer confidence

Published: February 26 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Passage of the national economic stimulus package and state property tax amendment helped boost Florida’s consumer confidence by four points to 74 in February after last month’s decline to its lowest level in 16 years, a new study reports.

UF to break ground for Emerging Pathogens Research Facility

Published: February 25 2008

: Groundbreaking for the Pathogens Research Facility, a $56 million, 80,000-square-foot building that will house the Emerging Pathogens Institute. EPI is an interdisciplinary effort to respond to the threat of emerging and rapidly growing diseases for plants, animals and humans. This threat is especially acute in Florida.

Former Costa Rican presidential candidate to deliver Bacardi Lecture

Published: February 22 2008

Division of Student Affairs to unveil 2008-2009 Common Reading Program book selection

Published: February 21 2008

FCHP hosts lecture on campus alcohol issues

Published: February 21 2008

Grand opening scheduled for Bob Graham Center at UF

Published: February 21 2008

UF expects to build four-story office building on Eastside Campus

Published: February 6 2008

UF awards nation's first online doctoral degree in classics

Published: February 20 2008


Next week's 'Florida Saves' campaign urges state residents to save for a rainy day

Published: February 19 2008


Advertisers, neuroscientists trace source of emotions in brain

Published: February 19 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — First came direct marketing, then focus groups. Now, advertisers, with the help of neuroscientists, are closing in on the holy grail: mind reading.

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han highlight the musical talents of Vienna, Feb. 24

Published: February 19 2008

Police arrest man in connection with SFCC situation

Published: February 19 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: February 18 2008

This is Update Weekly, your online audio source of University of Florida news and events for the week beginning Monday, February 18th.

More seek the small-farm dream but need help from friends, experts say

Published: February 18 2008

Feb. 23 concert postponed: Kátia Moraes and Sambaguru

Published: February 18 2008

Engineers Week at UF includes showcase of student exhibits

Published: February 15 2008

Sweet Honey in the Rock to perform at the Phillips Center on Feb. 15

Published: February 14 2008

Gordon Lightfoot to perform at the Phillips Center, Feb. 19

Published: February 14 2008

Engineering students: Airbrush not just for artists

Published: February 14 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The airbrush, that tool behind tattoos and T-shirts, may have an unexpected future — in technology.

Common Reading unveiling to occur on Feb. 22

Published: February 13 2008

Humans inhabited New World’s doorstep for 20,000 years

Published: February 13 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The human journey from Asia to the New World was interrupted by a 20,000-year layover in Beringia, a once-habitable region that today lies submerged under the icy waters of the Bering Strait.

Leading scholar to talk at UF about land use in Florida

Published: February 12 2008

Human deaths from shark attacks hit 20-year low last year

Published: February 12 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fatal shark attacks worldwide dipped to their lowest levels in two decades in 2007 with the sole casualty involving a swimmer vacationing in the South Pacific, according to the latest statistics from the .

Intramural team is flagged as national champions

Published: February 12 2008

UF experts available to comment on Cuban situation

Published: February 19 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following experts at the University of Florida are available today to speak to the news media about the impact of Fidel Castro’s resignation as president of Cuba:

Community Relations enhances relationships

Published: February 12 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: February 11 2008

Five UF professors named Fulbright Scholars for 2007-2008 school year

Published: February 11 2008

New York Times: William Link

Published: February 10 2008

History professor William Link’s book “Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism” was reviewed in the Feb. 10 . A review also appeared Feb. 12 in the Wall Street Journal. A link is not available because the Journal is by paid subscription only. See .

Learn about 'Science of Love' at Fla. Museum this Valentine's Day

Published: February 9 2008


Chinese piano prodigy to perform at UF, Feb. 12

Published: February 8 2008

Florida Museum to open 'Inside Africa' traveling exhibit March 15 Butterfly Rainforest will feature live African butterflies

Published: February 7 2008


Mummy lice found in Peru may give new clues about human migration

Published: February 7 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lice from 1,000-year-old mummies in Peru may unravel important clues about a different sort of passage: the migration patterns of America’s earliest humans, a new University of Florida study suggests.

Annual Student Arts Exhibition, Feb.12-March 6

Published: February 7 2008

Scientists rebuild ancient proteins to reveal primordial Earth's temperature

Published: February 6 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using the genetic equivalent of an ancient thermometer, a team of scientists has determined that the Earth endured a massive cooling period between 500 million and 3.5 billion years ago.

Engineers announce record-setting high-frequency circuit

Published: February 6 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Engineering researchers from the University of Florida and Texas Instruments have crafted the world’s highest-frequency circuit made with a common type of semiconductor transistor, a step that could slash the price of detectors useful in earlier cancer detection and quicker pollution spotting.

Harn Museum announces $10 million gift, addition of Asian art wing

Published: February 6 2008

Scientists rebuild ancient proteins to reveal primordial Earth’s temperature

Published: February 6 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using the genetic equivalent of an ancient thermometer, a team of scientists has determined that the Earth endured a massive cooling period between 500 million and 3.5 billion years ago.

First global malaria map in decades shows reduced risk

Published: February 26 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 35 percent of the world’s population is at risk of contracting deadly malaria, but many people are at a lower risk than previously thought, raising hope that the disease could be seriously reduced or eliminated in parts of the world.

Ad agency chairman donates $500,000 for UF to teach integrated marketing communication

Published: February 5 2008

UF professor re-evaluates political legacy of Jesse Helms in new book

Published: February 4 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jesse Helms has always been like coffee — people have either loved him or hated him.

Update: Weekly

Published: February 4 2008

WUFT awarded top honors for nature documentary

Published: February 1 2008

Sun-Sentinel: Paul Davenport

Published: February 26 2008

Paul Davenport, a professor of physiological sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 26 story about his research into how nicotine withdrawal affects brain activity and cough.

Stearns secures $4.7 million in federal funds for UF

Published: February 1 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: February 25 2008

This is Update Weekly, your online audio source of University of Florida news and events for the week beginning Monday, February 25th.

'The Fresh Aire Music of Mannheim Steamroller' is coming on Feb. 27

Published: February 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “The Fresh Aire Music of Mannheim Steamroller” is the highly anticipated concept tour created, cast, arranged and produced by Chip Davis. The 43-city tour features a Gainesville appearance at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Phillips Center.

Associated Press: Kevin McCarthy

Published: February 26 2008

English professor Kevin McCarthy was quoted in a Feb. 26 Associated Press story about Gov. Charlie Crist’s efforts to keep spring training for baseball in Florida.

Associated Press: Paul Robell

Published: February 20 2008

Paul Robell, vice president for development and alumni affairs, was quoted in a Feb. 20 Associated Press story about the increase in donations to U.S. universities. The quote was the result of a News Bureau referral. The story ran in numerous newspapers nationwide.

Harn Museum of Art celebrates UF’s photographic legacy

Published: February 7 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has been an important center for creative photography since the 1960s, and especially noted for the experimental and innovative work of its faculty and students. Beginning March 11 at the Harn Museum of Art, more than 35 works by UF creative photography faculty and former students will be featured in an exhibition titled “University of Florida’s Photographic Legacy.”

InsideUF: February 12, 2008

Published: February 12 2008

Here’s the print version of InsideUF for February 12, 2008.

InsideUF: February 26, 2008

Published: February 27 2008

Here’s the print version of InsideUF for February 26, 2008.

Miami Herald: Chris McCarty

Published: February 26 2008

Chris McCarty, director of Survey Research Center in UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a Feb. 26 Miami Herald story about the monthly Florida consumer confidence report. The story was the result of a news release.

Monterey Jazz Festival Band comes to the Phillips Center on Valentine’s Day as part of 50th Anniversary

Published: February 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz will perform as a part of the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Included in this season’s tour are Terence Blanchard (trumpet), James Moody (saxophone), Benny Green (piano/music director), Derrick Hodge (bass), Kendrick Scott (drums) and Nnenna Freelon (guest vocalist).

Nature: Alexander Ophir

Published: February 6 2008

Biologist Alexander Ophir was quoted in a Feb. 6 Nature story about UF’s research into the mating behavior of prairie voles. See related release.

New York Times: David Reed

Published: February 7 2008

Evolutionary biologist David Reed was quoted in a Feb. 7 New York Times story about his research using 1,000-year-old mummies that indicates lice had accompanied their human hosts in the original peopling of the Americas. The story also appeared on Reuters and in numerous other news media. See related news release.

Orange and blue make green?

Published: February 4 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Office of Sustainability hopes the Gators’ competitive spirit will boost greening efforts on the UF campus. A university-wide national contest and a local residence hall challenge will give Gators the opportunity to prove the “green” of the Orange and Blue.

Out-of-whack protein may boost Parkinson’s

Published: February 26 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A single change in a protein may play a role in whether someone develops Parkinson’s disease, say University of Florida Genetics Institute researchers writing in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Politico: Michael Heaney

Published: February 28 2008

Political science professor Michael Heaney was quoted in a Feb. 28 The Politico story about plans by anti-war groups to protest at this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Reuters: Connie Mulligan

Published: February 13 2008

Anthropology professor Connie Mulligan was quoted in a Feb. 13 Reuters story about her research that found early migrants from Asia to the New World stayed possibly 20,000 years on a strip of land called Beringia that once connected Alaska to Siberia. The story also was the subject of numerous other media reports, including The Discovery Channel. See related release.

The Gator Nation is No. 1 in license sales again

Published: February 12 2008

For Josh Simmons, the rule of the road is simple: If the car has a Gator license plate, smile with pride and be extra nice if they want in the lane ahead of you.

USA Today: Jay Ritter

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a Feb. 25 USA Today story about Visa’s plan to sell more than half of itself in an initial public offering.

USA Today: Paul Doering

Published: February 13 2008

Pharmacy professor Paul Doering was quoted in a Feb. 13 USA Today story about the need for pharmacists to counsel customers to help prevent errors.

Wall Street Journal: Alan Cooke

Published: February 27 2008

Marketing professor Alan Cooke was quoted in a Feb. 27 Wall Street Journal story about the best way to price houses to sell in today’s depressed market. A link is not available because the Journal is by subscription only.