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'Pristine' Amazonian region hosted large, urban civilization, study finds

Published: August 28 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They aren’t the lost cities early explorers sought fruitlessly to discover.

Cherryholmes performance rescheduled for Jan. 16

Published: August 28 2008

UF's Graham Center brings national political leaders to speak Sept. 5

Published: August 27 2008


UF experts encourage butterfly watching to take wing with new publications

Published: August 27 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Butterfly lovers used to catch and collect the insects, but in recent years, just watching them has become popular — and University of Florida experts say it could boost scientific research and economic development.

Florida consumer confidence rises as residents adjust to bad economy

Published: August 26 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians made huge gains in August, rising six points to 67 from its revised July index, suggesting a turning point as state residents come to grips with the bleak economic picture, a new University of Florida study finds.

Consumer Confidence Jumps

Published: August 26 2008

Meyer encourages fans to 'White Out Cancer' at season opener

Published: August 25 2008

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St. Petersburg Times: Bernie Machen, Patricia Telles-Irvin

Published: August 25 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: August 25 2008

UF professor to study protesters, delegates at national conventions

Published: August 25 2008

Tip sheet

Lowering the drinking age: Not the solution to binge drinking

Published: August 25 2008

As parents ferry boxes to residence halls and map-clutching students wander wide-eyed around the University of Florida, the start of fall semester always brings a contagious feeling of optimism and excitement.

UF president to give 'State of the University' address next week

Published: August 21 2008

Media advisory

UF wants everyone to use alternative transportation on Oct. 17

Published: August 21 2008

University of Florida to close Friday, housing check-in continues

Published: August 21 2008

Media advisory

Weight loss program/study to be offered in eight rural Fla. counties

Published: August 20 2008

Published: August 19 2008

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UF engineering researchers chase Tropical Storm Fay

Published: August 19 2008

University to remain open today; housing check-in still suspended

Published: August 19 2008

Media advisory

Carlson to head University of Florida's new 'media farm'

Published: August 18 2008

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UF helps Florida utilities assess impact of wind on power lines

Published: August 18 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With Tropical Storm Fay bearing down on Florida, thousands of residents are likely to be faced with power outages that are both disruptive and costly.

UF plant researcher wins Florida State Horticultural Society award

Published: August 18 2008

University of Florida student housing check-in to be suspended

Published: August 18 2008

Media Advisory

Officials monitoring Tropical Storm Fay

Published: August 16 2008

Chronicle of Higher Education: Bernie Machen

Published: August 15 2008

Machen, Meyer to speak at annual Joint Civic Club/UF Luncheon

Published: August 14 2008

Media Advisory

Obesity risk linked to history of chronic ear infections

Published: August 14 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 5 million children cope with the agonizing ache of ear infection annually, but a new discovery suggests damage to taste nerves caused by the common childhood ailment might increase the risk of obesity later in life, say University of Florida College of Dentistry researchers.

Florida mosquito populations are booming, but diseases aren’t

Published: August 13 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sometimes, the tiny vampires cover Alan Curtis’ legs in writhing black. Other times, only a few come for a nibble.

'Voluntourism' draws convention-goers wanting to lend a helping hand

Published: August 13 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Many convention-goers are volunteering for public service rather than demanding prompt four-star service for themselves, a new University of Florida study finds.

Two UF professors chosen as volunteers for Beijing Olympics

Published: August 13 2008

Leadership development programs now accepting applications for 2008-09

Published: August 11 2008

New York Times: Daniel Smith

Published: August 11 2008

New research reveals why chili peppers are hot

Published: August 11 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the popularity of spicy cuisine among Homo sapiens, the hotness in chili peppers has always been something of an evolutionary mystery.

Researchers find cancer-inhibiting compound under the sea

Published: August 7 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers have discovered a marine compound off the coast of Key Largo that inhibits cancer cell growth in laboratory tests, a finding they hope will fuel the development of new drugs to better battle the disease.

Machen, Meyer to speak at 38th annual UF Joint Civic Club Luncheon

Published: August 7 2008

The Harn and Florida Museum’s activities combine for fun event on Aug. 7

Published: August 6 2008

Media Advisory: Summer commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday

Published: August 4 2008

About 1,210 University of Florida students are expected to participate in three ceremonies, based on regalia orders as of last week. They represent about 42 percent of the 2,913 students who are receiving bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Florida Trend: David Colburn

Published: August 1 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sometimes, the tiny vampires cover Alan Curtis' legs in writhing black. Other times, only a few come for a nibble.

Experienced oral historian takes reins of UF's Samuel Proctor Oral History Program

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Part-Time Job Fair to be held on Aug. 28

Published: August 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Career Resource Center and Student Financial Affairs will host its second annual Part-Time Job Fair on Aug. 28, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on the Reitz Union North Lawn.

Associated Press: Alexander Wagenaar

Published: August 18 2008

Epidemiologist Alexander Wagenaar was quoted in an Aug. 18 Associated Press story about the efforts of more than 100 university presidents nationwide to have the federal government consider lowering the legal drinking age.

Associated Press: Mark Fenster

Published: August 13 2008

Mark Fenster, research professor of law, was quoted in an Aug. 13 Associated Press story about the Justice Department’s investigation into Bruce Ivins, the alleged anthrax killer.

Disabled-Ready Homes

Published: August 27 2008

New research shows there’s about a 60% chance that your home could one day be home to someone with a disability and it could be you, but you might not be able to get through the doorway.

Family band Cherryholmes wraps up summer series with bluegrass fun on Aug. 21

Published: August 8 2008

RESCHEDULED GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– Just a decade ago, the band known as Cherryholmes didn’t exist and half of its members had never even picked up an instrument. Since getting started, however, this family band, made up of dad, mom and four siblings, has racked up enough awards and accolades to fill the tour bus they call home. The group brings its mix of classic and modern bluegrass to the Phillips Center on Thursday, Aug. 21.

Florida Today: Jon Hamilton

Published: August 15 2008

Economics department chairman Jon Hamilton was quoted in an Aug. 15 Florida Today story about the Labor Department’s latest report on inflation.

Fort Myers News-Press: Mark Jamison

Published: August 23 2008

Mark Jamison, director of the University of Florida’s public utilities research center, was quoted in an Aug. 23 Fort Myers News-Press story about research into the economic feasibility of underground power lines.

Gatorettes win two national titles

Published: August 1 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Gatorettes, the twirling dancers of the UF Gator Band, won two national titles last week at the National Baton Twirling Association’s USA and World Twirling Championships. The competition was held at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind.

IFAS professor named an emerging leader by Phi Delta Kappa

Published: August 19 2008

Brian Myers, an assistant professor of agricultural education and communication, is among 20 people recently recognized as “emerging leaders” by Phi Delta Kappa International, a professional association for educators.

MSNBC: Linda Bartoshuk

Published: August 26 2008

Linda Bartoshuk,a professor of community dentistry and behavioral sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 26 MSNBC story about her research into the link between ear infections in early childhood and obesity later in life. The story was the result of a news release from the Health Science Center.

National Public Radio: Michael Heaney

Published: August 23 2008

Political science professor Michael Heaney was quoted in an Aug. 23 National Public Radio report about the tradition of protests that began at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

National Public Radio: Mike Heckenberger

Published: August 30 2008

Anthropologist Mike Heckenberger was quoted in an Aug. 30 National Public Radio report about his research into ancient clusters of towns along the Amazon River in North Central Brazil. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

New York Times: Alexander Wagenaar

Published: August 21 2008

Epidemiologist Alexander Wagenaar was quoted in an Aug. 21 New York Times story about the reaction to the efforts by more than 100 university presidents nationwide to have the federal government consider lowering the legal drinking age.

New York Times: Greening research

Published: August 26 2008

Numerous UF researchers were quoted or their work was cited in an Aug. 26 New York Times story about citrus greening. They were: Michael J. Davis, Fred Gmitter Jr., William Dawson, Jude W. Grosser, William S. Castle and Lukasz L. Stelinski.

Palm Beach Post: Chris McCarty

Published: August 26 2008

Chris McCarty, director of the survey research center, was quoted in an Aug. 26 Palm Beach Post story about the monthly Florida consumer confidence report. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release. The news was reported throughout Florida.

Research Report: Disabled-Ready Homes

Published: August 27 2008

New research shows there’s about a 60% chance that your home could one day be home to someone with a disability and it could be you, but you might not be able to get through the doorway.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Wayne Archer

Published: August 15 2008

Wayne Archer, director of the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, was quoted in an Aug. 15 Sarasota Herald-Tribune story about a new report on home sales and prices in southwest Florida.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Stan Smith

Published: August 28 2008

Stan Smith, director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in an Aug. 4 South Florida Sun-Sentinel story about how a flood of retiring baby boomers might benefit Florida.

Time: Lyrissa Lidsky

Published: August 6 2008

Law professor Lyrissa Lidsky was quoted in an Aug. 6 Time magazine article about a new Web site that helps people determine if they have the potential to win lawsuits.

UF open Wednesday on normal schedule

Published: August 19 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will be open Wednesday and will operate on a normal schedule as forecasts continue to show Tropical Storm Fay will not have a major impact on the Gainesville area.

USA Today: Daniel Smith

Published: August 19 2008

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in an Aug. 19 USA Today story about how the weather in Denver might affect the Democratic National Convention.

Wall Street Journal: Michael Heaney

Published: August 6 2008

Michael Heaney, an assistant professor of political science, was quoted in an Aug. 6 Wall Street Journal story about a planned change in tactics by demonstrators at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. A link is unavailable because the Wall Street Journal is by subscription only.

Washington Post: William McKeen

Published: August 14 2008

A new book about author Hunter S. Thompson by journalism department chairman William McKeen was reviewed in the Aug. 14 Washington Post. The book’s title is “Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson.”