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Graduate student attends meeting of Nobel Laureates in Germany

Published: July 31 2008

UF report: Florida dairy farmers made more on milk, spent more on feed in 2007

Published: July 30 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wholesale prices for Florida milk hit an all-time high in 2007, but dairy farmers’ potential profits were reduced by skyrocketing feed costs, according to a University of Florida report issued this month.

UF Student Health Care Center receives distinguished accreditation

Published: July 30 2008

'Dark Side of the Moon' comes to the Phillips Center

Published: July 29 2008


Improved estrogen reception may sharpen fuzzy memory

Published: July 29 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Estrogen treatments may sharpen mental performance in women with certain medical conditions, but University of Florida researchers suggest that recharging a naturally occurring estrogen receptor in the brain may also clear cognitive cobwebs.

Florida consumer confidence rises as residents look to the future

Published: July 29 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose one point to 60 in July from its revised index and all-time low record in June, signaling that state residents may be looking ahead to when the housing market picks up, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF study: Isthmus of Panama formed as result of plate tectonics

Published: July 29 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Contrary to previous evidence, a new University of Florida study shows the Isthmus of Panama was most likely formed by a Central American Peninsula colliding slowly with the South American continent through tectonic plate movement over millions of years.

Consumer Concerns

Published: July 29 2008

UF professor wins international award for research in quantum chemistry

Published: July 28 2008

WCBA finance major wins $5,000 study abroad scholarship

Published: July 28 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: July 28 2008

UF, China's Zhejiang University to collaborate on clean energy research

Published: July 24 2008


Charismatic managers inspire but also annoy workers to bad results

Published: July 24 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Happiness may be contagious in the workplace, but enthusiasm is annoying, especially if it involves bosses who wave their hands and talk too loudly.

Itzhak Perlman concert has been rescheduled for Jan. 4 at the Phillips Center

Published: July 24 2008

Museum Night (tonight) features live entertainment and art-making experience

Published: July 24 2008

Mate or hibernate? That's the question worm pheromones answer

Published: July 23 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If worms could talk, they might tell potential suitors, "I like the way you wriggle," complete with that telltale come slither look. But worms send their valentines via signals known as pheromones, a complex chemical code researchers are now cracking, according to a study published today (July 23) in the journal Nature.

Harn to remain open on Tuesdays thanks to generous support

Published: July 23 2008

UF law professor honored by The Florida Bar

Published: July 23 2008

Associated Press: Dr. Lindsey Acheson Thompson

Published: July 23 2008

MyPyramid for Older Adults poster helps increase nutrition knowledge

Published: July 22 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Eating well as you age can be tricky. You generally need fewer calories, but the foods you do eat must pack a nutritious punch.

UF research center to focus on reliability of military computer chips

Published: July 22 2008

Growth in UF's online programs a good sign for pharmaceutical industry

Published: July 21 2008


Update: Weekly

Published: July 21 2008

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: David Colburn

Published: July 19 2008

Associated Press: Tom Spreen

Published: July 18 2008

Two UF professors chosen as volunteers for Beijing Olympics

Published: July 18 2008

Two million pages can be accessed from UF Libraries' Digital Collections

Published: July 17 2008


Fun at work makes it easier for employees to function on the job

Published: July 17 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Having fun in the workplace is no joke when it comes to boosting employee productivity, a new University of Florida study finds.

Two million pages can be accessed from UF Libraries’ Digital Collections

Published: July 17 2008

UF plans to create 'media farm' for innovation, research

Published: July 16 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An initiative to create a new Center for Media Innovation and Research was announced today by University of Florida President Bernie Machen and John Wright, dean of UF's College of Journalism and Communications.

Steve Shugan among inaugural INFORMS marketing fellows recipients

Published: July 15 2008

Scientists close in on source of X-rays in lightning

Published: July 15 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and Florida Institute of Technology engineering researchers have narrowed the search for the source of X-rays emitted by lightning, a feat that could one day help predict where lightning will strike.

Physicists tweak quantum force, reducing barrier to tiny devices

Published: July 14 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cymbals don’t clash of their own accord – in our world, anyway.

Richard Lutz receives Sherwin-Williams Distinguished Teaching Award

Published: July 14 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: July 14 2008

Boston Globe: George Burgess

Published: July 13 2008

2008 Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conference is open for registration to the public

Published: July 11 2008

Tourism Institute hosts symposium for Florida destinations

Published: July 11 2008

Future doctors share too much on Facebook, UF researchers say

Published: July 10 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Would it bother you to know that your physician smokes cigars and likes to do “keg stands”? That your gynecologist was a member of a group called “I Hate Medical School”? That your urologist is a fan of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”?

Palm Beach Post: Dr. Lindsay Acheson Thompson

Published: July 10 2008

Nickelodeon's 'The Backyardigans Live!' plays at the Phillips Center July 24

Published: July 9 2008


Long-term care fraught with uncertainties for elderly baby boomers

Published: July 9 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The continued decline of the nursing home – once the mainstay care for the frail elderly – and an upsurge in popularity of assisted living will lead to many dramatic changes in long-term care, according to a University of Florida expert and editor of a new book on the subject.

Research shows contraception could control problem parakeets

Published: July 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When monk parakeets began to infiltrate the United States in the 1960s, some feared they would ravage farm crops as they often had in their native South America.

Brain Institute director honored by Italian scientists, leaders

Published: July 8 2008

Florida's rental markets latest to suffer ill effects in housing crunch

Published: July 7 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The spread of "For Rent" signs is the latest bad news as Florida's real estate market declines in all forms of rentals, a new University of Florida study finds.

Update: Weekly

Published: July 7 2008

Miami Herald: Wiley Kitchens

Published: July 6 2008

Geologists push back date basins formed, supporting frozen Earth theory

Published: July 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even in geology, it’s not often a date gets revised by 500 million years.

New study points to agriculture in frog sexual abnormalities

Published: July 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A farm irrigation canal would seem a healthier place for toads than a ditch by a supermarket parking lot.

UF study: Religious devotion linked to educational outcomes

Published: July 2 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Adolescents who consider themselves “very religious” are generally more likely to finish college than their less devout counterparts, according to a University of Florida study.

Paul D'Anieri takes the reins of UF's largest college on July 1

Published: July 1 2008


Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie Taylor is now open at the Harn

Published: July 25 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A provocative, new interpretation of a classic tale recently opened at the Harn Museum of Art entitled Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie Taylor. It features 45 digital-inkjet prints illustrating Lewis Carroll’s famous work “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

ABC News: Martin Uman

Published: July 21 2014

Lightning expert Martin Uman was quoted in a July 21 ABC News story about lightning striking 10 people in a soccer field.

Associated Press: Bill Link

Published: July 5 2008

History professor Bill Link was quoted in a July 5 Associated Press story about the political career of former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, who died July 4. The quote was the result of a News Bureau referral. Link’s biography of Helms was published earlier this year. See related release.

Associated Press: Jerry Butler

Published: July 2 2008

Entomologist Jerry Butler was quoted in a July 2 Associated Press story about the surge in the number of mosquitoes in the Midwest because of this summer’s flooding.

Associated Press: Mark Flannery

Published: July 14 2008

Finance professor Mark Flannery was quoted in the July 14 Forbes magazine about the Federal Reserve Board’s new rules to end abusive lending practices.

Associated Press: Martin Uman

Published: July 15 2014

Lightning expert Martin Uman was quoted in a July 15 Associated Press story about his research into the X-rays generated by lightning. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Associated Press: Monica Elliott

Published: July 23 2014

Plant pathologist Monica Elliott was quoted in a July 23 Associated Press story about a mysterious disease affecting the sabal palm, Florida’s state tree.

Chicago Tribune: Richard Hollinger

Published: July 22 2008

Criminology professor Richard Hollinger was quoted in the July 22 Chicago Tribune about the trend of shoplifters seeking specific high-end items that can be sold on the Internet.

CNN.com: Benjamin Lok

Published: July 9 2008

Benjamin Lok, a professor of computer and information science and engineering, was quoted in a July 9 CNN.com story about his research into how medical students treated digital images of black patients. The story was the result of a News Bureau press release.

Cox News Service: Eric Wachsman

Published: July 22 2014

Eric Wachsman, director of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy, was quoted in a July 22 Cox News Service story about oilman T. Boone Pickens’ plan to invest millions in wind-generated power.

Doctor Bias Simulator

Published: July 8 2008

Racial bias apparently extends to the virtual world as well as the real one. At least that’s what University of Florida researchers discovered when developing a tool to test for bias in how doctors deal with patients.

Editor & Publisher: John Wright

Published: July 17 2008

John Wright, dean of the College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in the July 17 Editor & Publisher magazine about UF’s plans for a new center for media innovation and research. The story was the result of a News Bureau press release.

Florida Today: Wayne Archer

Published: July 31 2008

Wayne Archer, co-director of the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, was quoted in a July 31 Florida Today story about the new federal legislation to help struggling homeowners.

Inside Higher Ed: David Carlson

Published: July 31 2008

David Carlson, Cox/Palm Beach Post Professor of New Media Journalism, was quoted in a July 31 Inside Higher Ed story about the trend toward more new media programs in journalism colleges. See related release.

National Geographic: Joseph Meert

Published: July 10 2008

Geology professor Joseph Meert was quoted in a July 10 National Geographic story about his research into the actual age of India’s Vindhyan Basins, which were found to be 500 million years older than previously thought. The story was the result of a News Bureau release.

National Journal: Daniel Smith

Published: July 28 2008

Daniel Smith, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a July 28 National Journal story about the impact of ballot initiatives on the presidential election.

Nature: Brent Reynolds, Dennis Steindler

Published: July 23 2008

Neuroscientist Brent Reynolds, one of the scientists who first discovered stem cells in the adult central nervous system, and McKnight Brain Institute Executive Director Dennis Steindler were interviewed in the July 23 Nature for a story about Reynolds’ decision to return to science at the University of Florida.

Orlando Sentinel: Jonathan Day

Published: July 22 2008

Jonathan Day, professor of medical entomology, was quoted in a July 22 Orlando Sentinel story about how abandoned swimming pools are generating more mosquitoes.

President announces pay raises

Published: July 25 2008

From: President Bernie Machen To: Faculty and staff Re: Faculty and Staff Compensation Date: July 25, 2008

Prosthetic Interface

Published: July 2 2008

Computerized devices tied into the brain could one day help amputees control prosthetic limbs with their thoughts. Now, University of Florida researchers have gone a step further. Justin Sanchez and his team have devised a brain-machine interface that appears to learn and adapt along with the brain.

Research Report: Prosthetic Interface

Published: July 2 2008

Computerized devices tied into the brain could one day help amputees control prosthetic limbs with their thoughts. Now, University of Florida researchers have gone a step further. Justin Sanchez and his team have devised a brain-machine interface that appears to learn and adapt along with the brain.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Grant Thrall

Published: July 2 2008

Land economist Grant Thrall was quoted in a July 2 Sarasota Herald-Tribune story about the purchase of Countrywide Financial Corp. by Bank of America Corp.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Grant Thrall

Published: July 30 2008

Grant Thrall, a professor of geography, was quoted in a July 30 Sarasota Herald-Tribune story about the indictments against real estate investor Neil Mohamed Husani and his attorney John A. Yanchek.

Smithsonian: Harry Klee, Jay Scott

Published: July 25 2008

Biochemist Harry Klee and horticulture professor Jay Scott were quoted in the August issue of Smithsonian magazine about Americans’ passion for tomatoes.

Tampa Tribune: Michael Heaney

Published: July 28 2008

Michael Heaney, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a July 28 Tampa Tribune story about John McCain’s use of states rights as support for and against his positions.

UF’s ‘Green Team’ encourages sustainability across campus

Published: July 7 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Office of Sustainability has developed a program called the Green Team. This new organization will create a network of volunteers in each college and unit at UF, and it will provide guidance and share the best practices for the implementation of sustainability initiatives within departments and across campus.

USA Today: Diane Mazur

Published: July 2 2008

Law professor Diane Mazur was quoted in a July 2 USA Today story about the trend toward large community celebrations to welcome home veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Web site selected to Hall of Fame

Published: July 17 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Collectors Weekly, a Web site for collectors and antique enthusiasts, recently selected the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Web site, http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/baldwin/baldwin.html , for its Hall of Fame.