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Update: Weekly

Published: March 31 2008

This is Update Weekly, your online audio source of University of Florida news and events for the week beginning Monday, March 31st.

UF student to appear on 'The Price is Right' television show

Published: March 28 2008


50th Anniversary Lecture Series to celebrate milestone

Published: March 28 2008

UF math professor wins Norway’s prestigious Abel Prize

Published: March 27 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A math professor has won the world’s most prestigious award in mathematics, it was announced Thursday morning.

Faculty and staff discounts offered for summer band camps

Published: March 28 2008

Economy slows Florida population growth to lowest level in 30 years

Published: March 27 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The bursting of Florida’s housing bubble and overall economy has also let the air out of the state’s famed population growth, which has shrunk to its lowest levels in three decades, according to the latest projections from the .

Reception today will honor UF winner of Abel Prize in mathematics

Published: March 27 2008

: University of Florida President Bernie Machen and Berit Johne, counselor for science at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, will be among those present at a reception to honor John Thompson, UF professor of mathematics who has won the Abel Prize. Johne will read a congratulatory message from the Norwegian ambassador.

Uncover Earth's secrets during "Can You Dig It?"

Published: March 26 2008


Sen. Dockery and Rep. Galvano to be recognized at Blue Key reception

Published: March 26 2008

UF research shows termite damage cuts insulation values by nearly 75 percent

Published: March 26 2008

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Termites aren’t just out to eat the wood in your home. A new study shows the voracious insects like to feast on your home’s insulation, too — making it nearly 75 percent less effective.

UF staff recognized by State of Florida

Published: March 26 2008

Florida Museum seeking summer junior volunteers

Published: March 26 2008

Housing and credit crisis sink Florida consumer confidence five points

Published: March 25 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell five points to 68 in March, reflecting growing pessimism about the national economy in the midst of the housing and credit crisis, a new study reports.

Associate provost selected as American Council on Education fellow

Published: March 24 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: March 24 2008

This is Update Weekly, your online audio source of University of Florida news and events for the week beginning Monday, March 24th.

AAA and UF recommend vehicle features for senior drivers

Published: March 21 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thicker steering wheels, wide-angle mirrors, larger dashboard controls and six-way adjustable seats are features seniors should consider when choosing a vehicle.

Madeleine Albright to speak at UF Wednesday

Published: March 20 2008

UF alumnus receives historic preservation award

Published: March 20 2008

UF offers free program to help employees quit smoking

Published: March 19 2008

UF researchers go high-tech to fight invasive plants

Published: March 18 2008

Management professors chosen as editors

Published: March 18 2008

UF graduate business studies building project attracts $9.7 million in private gifts

Published: March 18 2008

UF to host celebration of innovation technology showcase

Published: March 18 2008

: An opportunity to see presentations by 16 University of Florida start-up companies in areas including life sciences, medical devices and information technology that are commercializing the latest in cutting-edge technologies.

UF speaker to focus on how advertising influences eating disorders

Published: March 17 2008

Open forum committee to present recommendations, seek comment

Published: March 17 2008

Faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows

Published: March 17 2008

Curbing teen drinking difficult in urban areas

Published: March 17 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Keeping middle schoolers from alcohol is a tougher task in the inner city than in rural areas, even for experts armed with the best prevention programs, a new study shows.

Update: Weekly

Published: March 17 2008

This is Update Weekly, your online audio source of University of Florida news and events for the week beginning Monday, March 17th.

Newberry Road construction may affect university travel

Published: March 15 2008

Elton John concert postponed

Published: March 14 2008

University of Florida administration restructured

Published: March 14 2008

GMA at UF

Published: March 12 2008

UF research helps tasty flowers emerge as haute cuisine

Published: March 11 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As executive chef at one of Florida’s most popular resorts, Anthony Sicignano must know virtually every form of cooking to direct nearly 3,000 daily meals. This season, however, he also has to be part florist.

UF neurosurgeon to discuss potential for electronic stimulation of brain

Published: March 11 2008

UF's professional communicators and students earn 34 Addy Awards

Published: March 10 2008


Physicists: After 30 years of study, rare particle confirms prediction

Published: March 10 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — High-energy physicists devoted to recreating the conditions at the beginning of the universe have for the first time observed a new way to produce those basic particles of atoms, protons and neutrons.

Golden Gator award winners recently announced

Published: March 10 2008

UF expert available to comment on fifth anniversary of Iraq war

Published: March 11 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq approaches, anti-war groups are turning to tactics designed to provoke authorities to make arrests as a substitute for the kind of mass rallies they organized in the past, says a University of Florida researcher.

American Forest Foundation administrator to speak at UF

Published: March 10 2008

UF symposium explores African roots of the banjo

Published: March 10 2008

Florida Museum's display of new live African butterflies supports conservation

Published: March 7 2008


Budget woes loom in new year

Published: March 6 2008

Fla. Museum sells reusable canvas bags as part of sustainability effort

Published: March 6 2008

Work-Family Guilt

Published: March 5 2008

Millions of Americans try to balance work and family, often feeling guilty when they have to spend more time on one than the other. Now a University of Florida study pinpoints who’s likely to feel the most guilt.

Government surveillance harms society, UF law professor writes in new book

Published: March 4 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Acts of government surveillance — from increasing use of closed-circuit televisions and global positioning systems to an array of sophisticated technologies that can access records about our activities — represent an insidious assault on the freedom of Americans that the law has failed to respond to, according to a new book from a professor.

Florida Gym reopened following bomb threat

Published: March 4 2008

UF hosts Sixth Annual Steinway Piano Festival March 3-7

Published: March 3 2008

UF Wind Symphony performs at 74th annual American Bandmasters Association conference

Published: March 3 2008

Baby Gator marks reading week with daily programs, speakers

Published: March 3 2008

: Children and staff of Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center, plus prominent Gators such as Chris Machen, wife of University of Florida President Bernie Machen.

UF researchers warn parents about dangers of childhood foot burns

Published: March 5 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Warmer weather is just around the corner, but before families fire up the barbecue, roast marshmallows around a crackling campfire or burn yard debris, they should consider some common precautions to help snuff out a serious childhood health risk.

Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass could encourage chinch bugs, UF researcher warns

Published: March 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A little fertilizer can perk up a St. Augustinegrass lawn as spring arrives, but homeowners who overdo it may find they’re growing more than grass.

Update: Weekly

Published: March 3 2008

This is Update Weekly, your online audio source of University of Florida news and events for the week beginning Monday, March 3rd.

"Voices for Peace" Hiroshima-Nagasaki nuclear bomb exhibition

Published: March 6 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first cities to experience the horror of nuclear weapons. Both were instantly devastated, and hundreds of thousands of lives were lost. The Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation and its advocacy organization, Mayors for Peace, are sending a delegation to the United States to mark the 63rd anniversary of the dropping of the nuclear bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945.

"Radical Women in Gainesville" online collection now available

Published: March 10 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The “Radical Women in Gainesville” online digital collection and exhibit is now open in celebration of Women’s History Month. To view the exhibit, visit http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/UFDC/?s=rwg&m=hitletter.

ABC News: Michael Heaney

Published: March 20 2008

Political science professor Michael Heaney was quoted in a March 20 ABC News report about the protests marking the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War. See related media advisory.

Associated Press: Connie Mulligan

Published: March 13 2008

Anthropologist Connie Mulligan was quoted in a March 13 Associated Press story about recent DNA findings that indicated nearly all Native Americans in North, Central and South America are descended from six women who immigrated around 20,000 years ago. The story ran in numerous newspapers nationwide.

Associated Press: Kenneth Wald

Published: March 14 2008

Political science professor Kenneth Wald was quoted in a March 14 Associated Press story about Barack Obama’s relationship with Jewish voters.

Business undergraduates earn first place

Published: March 17 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four Warrington College of Business Administration students earned first place at the 18th Annual Undergraduate Marketing Case Challenge. Sarah Anassori, Matthew Kuhl, Sashi Mylavarapu and Catherine Nguyen devised ways to strengthen Alltel’s future response to natural disasters. Alltel’s chief marketing officer commented that he was particularly impressed with the integrity of the team’s solution and the poise they exhibited.

Excess worrying can harm parents’ relationships with grown children

Published: March 6 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The amount of worry shared by parents and their grownup children can feel like a warm comforter or wet blanket, a new University of Florida study finds.

Florida Players presents ‘Sunday in the Park with George’

Published: March 10 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Players is pleased to announce the third production of its Spring 2008 season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Sunday in the Park with George.”

Florida Times-Union: Robert Cook

Published: March 11 2008

Epidemiology professor Robert Cook was quoted in a March 11 Florida Times-Union story about the higher than average rate of STD infections among African-Americans in the Jacksonville area and elsewhere in Florida.

Grinter Gallery features Visions of Bahia, Brazil from the Collection of Frances F. Switt

Published: March 10 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History presents “Visions of Bahia, Brazil, from the Collection of Frances F. Switt” on display now through Aug. 15 in Grinter Gallery.

Herpetology Conference is approaching

Published: March 18 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host the 31st annual Herpetology Conference on March 29-30. For more information about the conference, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu//herpetology/herpsconference/afhc.htm or e-mail apitt@ufl.edu.

InsideUF: March 18, 2008

Published: March 18 2008

Here’s the print version of InsideUF for March 18, 2008.

Mortgage meltdown dampens state’s commercial real estate outlook

Published: March 18 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fallout from the subprime meltdown is now spreading from the residential to commercial real estate sectors, but the outlook for Florida remains stable because of the fundamentals of good climate and in-migration, according to the latest University of Florida survey.

National Public Radio: Wayne Archer

Published: March 4 2008

Wayne Archer, director of the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, was among the experts who participated in a March 4 program about Florida’s real estate bust on NPR’s On Point. His appearance was the result of a News Bureau referral.

New York Times: Linda Bartoshuk

Published: March 5 2008

Linda Bartoshuk, a professor in UF’s Center for Smell and Taste, was quoted in a March 5 New York Times story about the continued use of MSG in many Chinese restaurants.

Newsday: Drivers study

Published: March 24 2008

A study by the University of Florida that suggested safety features for older drivers was the subject of a March 24 Newsday story. See related news release.

O’Connell Center closed Thursday morning for police training

Published: March 12 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The O’Connell Center will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday to allow training by the University of Florida and Gainesville police departments. The police will conduct “active shooter” scenario training inside the facility. It will involve on-duty personnel to simulate a real-time response. Signs will be posted in the area indicating the facility will be closed during those hours.

Online MBA Program is ranked No. 1

Published: March 18 2008

Gainesville, Fla. — The Economist magazine has ranked the University of Florida’s MBA Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business No. 1 in the world.

Palm Beach Post: Chris McCarty

Published: March 4 2008

Chris McCarty, director of the Survey Research Center, was quoted in a Feb. 29 Palm Beach Post story about the potential impact of gas being sold for $4 per gallon.

Reuters: Daniel Smith

Published: March 29 2008

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a March 29 Reuters story about the potential impact of hot-button ballot questions such as gay marriage on this year’s presidential election.

Reuters: John Thompson

Published: March 27 2014

Math professor John Thompson’s win of the Abel Award was the subject of a March 27 Reuters story. See related news release.

San Diego Union-Tribune: Mark Gold

Published: March 14 2008

Dr. Mark Gold, chairman of addiction medicine, was quoted in a March 14 San Diego Union-Tribune story about a new project to study cannabis addiction.

Scientists: New technique identifies molecular ‘biomarkers’ for disease

Published: March 31 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida chemists are the first to use a new tool to identify the molecular signatures of serious diseases — without any previous knowledge of what these microscopic signatures or “biomarkers” should look like.

St. Petersburg Times: David Denslow

Published: March 5 2008

St. Petersburg Times: David Denslow

Sun-Sentinel: Stan Smith

Published: March 25 2008

Stan Smith, director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a March 25 South Florida Sun-Sentinel story about Broward County’s historic first loss of population in 2007.

Swing dancers stomp at The Swamp

Published: March 18 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 170 dancers from Gainesville and across the country spun into town for “Stompin’ at The Swamp,” Feb. 29- March 2. The weekend’s workshops, lessons and dances all had the theme of “Leaping through Time.” The convention wanted to teach beginning and advanced swing dancers alike about the history of swing dancing, in addition to encourage its current popularity and provide for the future of swing dancers everywhere.

Time: Lyrissa Lidsky, George Burgess

Published: March 3 2008

Law professor Lyrissa Lidsky and international shark expert George Burgess were quoted in a March 3 Time magazine story about the recent death of a man while swimming with sharks in the Bahamas.

UF family finance expert gives top 10 ‘What Not to Do’ list for taxpayers

Published: March 31 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tax season is one of the most stressful times of the year. And a University of Florida expert cautions against making common mistakes that can complicate matters as we go about accounting for our income with the federal government.

UF graduates win College Emmy

Published: March 20 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two graduates of the University of Florida Documentary Institute recently won an Emmy at the 29th annual College Television Awards in Los Angeles for their thesis project, “Bismillah: In the Name of Allah.”

UF researchers on the watch for nice weather - and the diseases it could bring

Published: March 19 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Calling it a silver lining may be a stretch, but the storm clouds wrought by the devastating 2004 hurricane season did bring the Sunshine State at least one ray of relief.

UF’s Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to Oscar-nominated film scores

Published: March 10 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The powerful impact that a great film score adds to a motion picture is indisputable. Though composers of film scores may not have achieved the legendary acclaim of Mozart, composers of film scores have caught the attention of many, including the Academy Awards and the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Florida.

UFPA presents "Chicago" April 11-12

Published: March 29 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The 1920s come roaring back with a vengeance when the hit musical “Chicago” comes to town on April 11 for two performances at the Phillips Center.

USA Today: Jay Ritter

Published: March 18 2008

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a March 18 USA Today story about the record-setting initial public offering by Visa.

USA Today: Stan Smith

Published: March 20 2008

Stan Smith, director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a March 20 USA Today story about how the housing crisis had reduced migration to Florida.

Venezuelan documentary ‘Puedo hablar/May I Speak?’ to be shown on March 4

Published: March 3 2008

The film “Puedo Hablar?/May I Speak?” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 in the Reitz Union Cinema. The film and photo exhibit will be introduced by the film’s director, Chris Moore

Wall Street Journal: Richard Scher

Published: March 31 2008

Political science professor Richard Scher was quoted in a March 31 Wall Street Journal story about the number of felons hoping to regain their voting rights in Florida. A link is not available because the Journal is by subscription only.

Washington Post: Fletcher Baldwin

Published: March 25 2008

Law professor Fletcher Baldwin was quoted in a March 3 Washington Post story about the hiring of two people in a District of Columbia agency trying to regain public trust after a scandal.

Win or lose, Clinton’s campaign has broken ground, UF professor says

Published: March 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Losses in Tuesday’s presidential primaries in Texas and Ohio could end Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bid for the Democratic nomination, but her campaign is already an interesting study of the current state of women in politics.