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Congress members to talk about future president's impact on Florida

Published: September 30 2008


Florida consumer confidence rises for third consecutive month, study finds

Published: September 30 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points in September to 70, marking the third month of increases since the index hit its all-time low of 59 in June, a new University of Florida study finds.

Hip-hop artist and former child soldier, Emmanuel Jal, to speak at UF on Oct. 6

Published: September 30 2008

Author of award-winning book about polling to speak at Graham Center

Published: September 29 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: September 29 2008

UF experts available to speak about tonight's presidential debate

Published: September 26 2008

Tip sheet

Sales of energy-efficient bulbs to offset carbon footprint of games

Published: September 26 2008

UF expert: Tropical storm Fay leaves mold worries behind

Published: September 25 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You can’t tell a storm’s spit by its punch, the old maxim goes. Florida is used to stronger weather systems than August’s tropical storm Fay, but its seven-day deluge made it the fourth wettest storm to ever hit the state.

The Financial Crisis of 2008: Expert panel of UF faculty will discuss the how, the why and what happens now

Published: September 25 2008

Legislators' nod to citizen initiatives may be tied to re-election hopes

Published: September 24 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citizen-initiated measures, such as gay rights and physician-assisted suicide, are not a uniquely Western U.S. phenomenon as traditionally thought, but have their roots across a wide geographical area that includes the Deep South, a new University of Florida study finds.

Jerusalem Post: Kenneth Wald

Published: September 24 2008

UF's 'green' efforts receive recognition

Published: September 23 2008


News media scramble to understand Palin, UF political expert says

Published: September 23 2008

Tip Sheet

UF researchers track big snakes in Everglades Park

Published: September 23 2008

Walking Gators begins Oct. 7

Published: September 23 2008

Two faculty-in-residence named for Hume, Broward

Published: September 23 2008

Alumna raises organ-donation awareness through life story

Published: September 23 2008

Wolves show scientists are barking up the wrong tree

Published: September 23 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The common notion is that dogs evolved a special sensitivity to their human masters during domestication.

Ideas about sex roles may affect wages more than economics, society

Published: September 22 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Men’s and women’s attitudes about their proper place at work and home may matter as much as economic forces when it comes to how much money they make, a new University of Florida study finds.

Update: Weekly

Published: September 22 2008

UF Citizen Access Project names doctoral student as its interim director

Published: September 18 2008

Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson to speak at UF

Published: September 18 2008

Study uncovers facts about artists' modeling in revealing interviews

Published: September 17 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women who appear nude as artists' models are more concerned about losing their pose than removing their clothes, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF names endowment after alumnus, renowned Miami architect

Published: September 17 2008

Education Week: Joe Meert

Published: September 17 2008

Associated Press: Integration anniversary

Published: September 17 2008

Anoushka Shankar, Ravi Shankar in performance at Phillips Center on Oct. 14

Published: September 17 2008

The High Kings to perform on Sept. 25 at the Phillips Center

Published: September 17 2008

Research Report: Assisted Living Trends

Published: September 17 2008

Baby boomers have had a huge impact on society over the years. Now a University of Florida study shows that generation’s about to dramatically change long-term care for the elderly forever.

CHAMPS orientation sessions hope to attract 300 student mentors on Sept. 16 and 17

Published: September 16 2008

Series at UF will explore foundations of major religions

Published: September 16 2008

Cutting calories could limit muscle wasting in later years

Published: September 16 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Chemical concoctions can smooth over wrinkles and hide those pesky grays, but what about the signs of aging that aren’t so easy to fix, such as losing muscle mass? Cutting calories early could help, say University of Florida researchers who studied the phenomenon in rats.

Celebrating 50 years of integration at the University of Florida

Published: September 15 2008

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of integration

Published: September 15 2008

Information Technology Security Awareness Day is Oct. 8

Published: September 15 2008

UF Symphony Orchestra to perform with Pianist Xiayin Wang on Oct. 10

Published: September 15 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: September 15 2008

Expert on Florida history opens lecture series in Pugh Hall

Published: September 12 2008

Desegregation pioneers to be honored during UF Constitution Day program

Published: September 12 2008

Remembering 9/11

Published: September 11 2008

UF to host statewide workshop 'Preserving the Recent Past in Florida,' Nov. 6 - 9

Published: September 10 2008


Local PBS/NPR stations name new general manager

Published: September 10 2008

UF physicists to take part in world's most ambitious science experiment

Published: September 9 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When the world's largest particle accelerator goes live later this week, University of Florida physicists will join thousands of scientists working to crack the last major mysteries of the physical universe.

Students take studying abroad to the next level in London program

Published: September 9 2008

New Web site provides easy access to college tours

Published: September 9 2008

Web site seeks Gator stories

Published: September 9 2008

Welcome!

Published: September 9 2008

Studying abroad provides numerous benefits

Published: September 9 2008

Dentistry professor receives international award

Published: September 23 2008

New UF publication aims to help families manage financial difficulties

Published: September 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help families struggling to make ends meet, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has published a new bottom-line guide to personal finances.

Digital Literacy Contest to be held in Library West on Sept. 17

Published: September 8 2008

Levin receives top-10 ranking for Hispanic students

Published: September 23 2008

Van Cliburn winner to perform solo concert on Sept. 26 at the University Auditorium

Published: September 8 2008

UF receives $561 million in research funding for 2007-2008

Published: September 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida received $561.6 million in research funding in 2007-2008.

Presidential candidate Bob Barr to speak at UF on Sept. 23

Published: September 8 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: September 8 2008

Safety study indicates gene therapy for blindness improves vision

Published: September 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All three people who received gene therapy at the University of Florida to treat a rare, incurable form of blindness have regained some of their vision, according to a paper published online today in Human Gene Therapy.

Russia, Georgia and the West: A new Cold War?

Published: September 5 2008

Individual economic troubles pose the largest threat to Florida tourism

Published: September 4 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite rising airline ticket prices, scorching temperatures, terrorism worries and the ever-looming threat of hurricanes, out-of-state tourists are still lining up to fly to the Sunshine State – if they can find the money, that is.

Study: Delaying evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasite possible

Published: September 4 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s no magic bullet for wiping out malaria, but a new study offers strong support for a method that effectively delays the evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasites, a University of Florida researcher says.

Bad sign for global warming: Thawing permafrost holds vast carbon pool

Published: September 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Permafrost blanketing the northern hemisphere contains more than twice the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, making it a potentially mammoth contributor to global climate change depending on how quickly it thaws.

Energy expert, author of new book to speak at Pugh Hall next week

Published: September 3 2008

New research challenges long-held assumptions of flightless bird evolution

Published: September 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Large flightless birds of the southern continents – African ostriches, Australian emus and cassowaries, South American rheas and the New Zealand kiwi – do not share a common flightless ancestor as once believed.

Search committee seeks new senior vice president for health affairs

Published: September 3 2008

Law professor honored with Rockefeller Innovation Award

Published: September 3 2008

UF's Burn Center tests virtual reality disaster training

Published: September 2 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Forget the stethoscope - the video game controller could be the newest item you find in your doctor's black bag.

Newberry Road and Archer Road construction beginning Sept. 2

Published: September 2 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: September 1 2008

It is my hope that my story will both inspire and change your life

Published: September 23 2008

Note: The following is a supplement to the story, “Alumna raises organ-donation awareness through life story” that appeared in the Sept. 23 print edition of InsideUF.

Artist Robert Stout – living the American dream

Published: September 9 2008

Following your dreams may be more of a myth than reality to most Americans these days. But for some, the dream lives on. For Robert Stout, a well-accomplished American artist, the American dream became the Italian dream when he followed his passion and moved to Ravenna, Italy, to study and create mosaics.

Associated Press: Ed Gilman

Published: September 17 2008

Tree expert Ed Gilman was quoted in a Sept. 17 Associated Press story about efforts to salvage the tree canopy in areas hit by this year’s hurricanes.

Associated Press: Terry Curtis

Published: September 25 2008

A report by animal behaviorist Terry Curtis was cited in a Sept. 25 Associated Press story about a new agreement between the federal government and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West to allow the famous six-toed cats continue roaming the grounds.

Charismatic Bosses

Published: September 24 2008

Voters may look at a charismatic politician and consider him or her a good leader, but a University of Florida study shows that in the everyday workplace employees respond to strong but subtle leaders. UF researcher Amir Erez says bosses who give rousing speeches or try to excite their workers usually see that strategy backfire.

Doctor Bias Simulator

Published: September 3 2008

Racial bias apparently extends to the virtual world as well as the real one. That’s what University of Florida engineers discovered in developing a new virtual reality simulator. Professor Benjamin Lok and his team built a system that allows medical students to interact with patients.

Florida Trend: Grant Thrall

Published: September 1 2008

Geography professor Grant Thrall was quoted in a Sept. 1 Florida Trend story about electorate trends in Florida’s future.

Gators may give online until Oct. 10

Published: September 23 2008

Last year, employees contributed more than $1 million to the University of Florida Community Campaign, in support of 77 charitable agencies. The benefitting agencies provide ongoing services that range from shelter for the homeless to environmental protection.

Globe and Mail: Ted Schuur

Published: September 19 2008

Ecology professor Ted Schuur was quoted in a Sept. 19 story in the Toronto Globe and Mail about a new study that showed parts of the permafrost might not be affected by the Earth’s rising temperatures.

Homecoming events to begin Sept. 28

Published: September 2 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Homecoming events will begin on Sept. 28 with the Homecoming Pageant and will continue throughout October, ending with the Homecoming Alumni Barbecue on Oct. 25.

Inside Higher Ed: Michael Heaney

Published: September 3 2008

Political science professor Michael Heaney was quoted in a Sept. 3 Inside Higher Ed story about his research into the demonstrations at this year’s presidential conventions. Below is a link to a related tip sheet.

InsideUF: Sept. 9, 2008

Published: September 9 2008

Here’s the print version of InsideUF for September 9, 2008.

Malaria and more studied at EPI

Published: September 23 2008

The distance between Florida and far-off places is shrinking as global trade and travel import more products and people to our state from across the world. Unfortunately, new diseases may travel to our state along with these tourists. They may unwittingly bring malaria, or a plant or animal that transmits or carries a new pathogen. Endemic pathogens, like staph, become more virulent or drug resistant. These emerging pathogens eventually come to Florida and threaten people, horses, cattle, dogs, cats, bats, bees, citrus and oaks.

Miami Herald: David Denslow

Published: September 16 2008

Economist David Denslow was quoted in a Sept. 16 McClatchy Newspapers Washington Bureau story about the impact of Wall Street’s woes on the national economy.

Miami Herald: David Denslow

Published: September 16 2008

Economist David Denslow was quoted in a Sept. 16 McClatchy Newspapers Washington Bureau story about the impact of Wall Street’s woes on the national economy.

Miami Herald: Mark Flannery

Published: September 24 2008

Finance professor Mark Flannery was quoted in a Sept. 24 Miami Herald story about what might happen if Congress doesn’t approve a bailout bill for the financial services industry.

MSNBC: Clive Wynne

Published: September 25 2008

Animal psychologist Clive Wynne was quoted in a Sept. 25 story on MSNBC about the athletic superiority of Alaskan huskies among mammals. The story cited his research into whether wolves could be as easily trained as dogs. See related news release.

New Scientist: Clive Wynne

Published: September 28 2008

Animal psychologist Clive Wynne was quoted in the Sept. 24 New Scientist about his research into whether wolves could be as easily trained as dogs. See related News Bureau release.

Officials monitoring Hurricane Hanna

Published: September 1 2008

University of Florida officials are monitoring Hurricane Hanna. Plans currently call for UF work and class activities to remain on a normal schedule. Should the forecast conditions for the Gainesville area worsen, new information will be posted on UF’s home page.

Plan now for One Less Car Day on Oct. 17

Published: September 28 2008

UF is challenging students, faculty and staff to give up their cars and use alternative transportation on Oct. 17 – with the hope that it becomes a habit.

Popular Science: Ted Schuur

Published: September 8 2008

Ecology professor Ted Schuur was quoted in a Sept. 8 Popular Science article about his research into the potential amount of carbon contained in the permafrost in the northern hemisphere. The article was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Preparing for the fall Career Showcase

Published: September 16 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The fall Career Showcase will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 24 in the O’Connell Center. Career Showcase is a career fair that helps students and alumni explore potential career paths, network and identify career opportunities.

Register to vote before Oct. 6

Published: September 23 2008

Voting is a constitutional right. To exercise your right, be sure to register. This includes not only first-time voters, but also anyone who may have moved to Alachua County and not yet be registered to vote here.

Research Report: Charismatic Bosses

Published: September 24 2008

Voters may look at a charismatic politician and consider him or her a good leader, but a University of Florida study shows that in the everyday workplace employees respond to strong but subtle leaders. UF researcher Amir Erez says bosses who give rousing speeches or try to excite their workers usually see that strategy backfire.

Research Report: Doctor Bias Simulator

Published: September 3 2008

Racial bias apparently extends to the virtual world as well as the real one. That’s what University of Florida engineers discovered in developing a new virtual reality simulator. Professor Benjamin Lok and his team built a system that allows medical students to interact with patients.

Reuters: Daniel Smith

Published: September 19 2008

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a Sept. 19 Reuters story about GOP presidential candidate John McCain and the issue of the national economy.

Shakespeare & Company makes U.S. tour debut with "Hamlet" on Sept. 23

Published: September 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For more than three decades Shakespeare & Company has been a fixture in the culturally rich Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. While the company has toured regionally in New England, it will embark on its first national tour of the United States this year. The company makes its U.S. tour debut with “Hamlet” starting at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Phillips Center.

Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 7-13

Published: September 7 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 7-13, with Sept. 10 designated as Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. For more information on Prevention Week, visit www.ulifeline.com/main/page/53/SuicidePrevention.

The Gators, SEC promote ‘Together We CAN’

Published: September 25 2008

The University of Florida’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be working together with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to promote the second annual league-wide food drive, Together We CAN, at all home events this weekend. All 12 SEC institutions are participating in the week-long event by collecting food and financial donations at various sporting events and on campuses.

USA Today: Andrew Schuerger

Published: September 16 2008

Plant pathology researcher Andrew Schuerger was quoted in a Sept. 16 USA Today story about how simple life forms could travel between planets.

Washington Post: Timothy Judge

Published: September 22 2008

Management professor Timothy Judge was quoted in a Sept. 22 Washington Post story about his research into how attitudes by men and women can affect wages for women. The story was the result of a News Bureau release.

Washington Times: Kenneth Wald

Published: September 3 2008

Political science professor Kenneth Wald was quoted in a Sept. 3 Washington Times story about Sen. Joe Biden’s appeal to Jewish voters in the presidential election.

Washington Times: Michael Heaney

Published: September 5 2008

Political science professor Michael Heaney was quoted in a Sept. 5 Washington Times story about his research into demonstrations at this year’s presidential conventions. Below is a link to a related tip sheet .