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Ribbon-cutting set for new UF nature trails at 'natural laboratory'

Published: October 31 2008


UF experts available to talk about presidential election, voting in Florida

Published: October 31 2008

Multimedia: 'Second China' offers foreign service workers first impression

Published: October 30 2008


Victoria's Secret PINK stops in Gainesville for clothing drive

Published: October 30 2008


Small islands given short shrift in assembling archaeological record

Published: October 30 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Small islands dwarf large ones in archaeological importance, says a University of Florida researcher, who found that people who settled the Caribbean before Christopher Columbus preferred more minute pieces of land because they relied heavily on the sea.

UF study suggests spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites far older than fossil record indicates

Published: October 30 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Halloween is the only holiday when spiders and other arachnids get a little respect from humans, and a new University of Florida study suggests they deserve more, because they’ve apparently managed to survive a very, very long time.

Multimedia: Finance worries cause Florida consumer confidence to drop

Published: October 30 2008

'Second China' offers foreign service workers first impression

Published: October 29 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diplomats or military envoys making their first trip to China may soon have a chance to visit a Chinese office building, stop in at a traditional teahouse or hop a cab — all before they board a plane.

Riker Lecture to be held on Oct. 29 by Vasti Torres

Published: October 29 2008

Gender Wages

Published: October 29 2008

Forget economics; you can blame most of the wage discrepancy between men and women on how they view their roles at home. And while women across the board make less than men, a University of Florida study shows there’s a wage gap among men, too.

Alcohol ads increase in areas with more Hispanic children

Published: October 28 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children are exposed to nearly seven times more alcohol advertising if they attend a school where at least one-fifth of the students are Hispanic, a new University of Florida and University of Texas study shows.

Finance worries cause Florida consumer confidence to drop

Published: October 28 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians plummeted eights points to 60 in October, reflecting people’s concerns about the volatility of financial markets and portending a shaky holiday season for retailers, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF doctoral student uses high-tech method to solve Greece's tough mosquito problem

Published: October 27 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida doctoral student from Greece is helping her country control its massive mosquito problem by using a high-tech, environmentally friendly system that uses a helicopter to spray tiny amounts of insecticide into precision-targeted areas.

UF, Jacksonville offer safe place for students during football game

Published: October 27 2008

Industry leaders to discuss real estate crisis at UF conference

Published: October 23 2008

UF researchers obtain $4 million federal contract to improve military food distribution

Published: October 23 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have obtained a one-year, $4 million contract to develop better technology ensuring military rations traveling overseas arrive intact, fresh and nutritious.

Homecoming Weekend: Photo slideshows Gators will love

Published: October 23 2008

Award-winning journalist Peg Tyre to discuss new book, 'The Trouble With Boys', Oct. 28 with local educators, UF students

Published: October 22 2008

Media Advisory: Interview Opportunity

Wearing candidate garb won't keep voters away from polls in Florida

Published: October 22 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While poll workers in some states will turn away voters who wear political shirts, hats or buttons, wearing your political pride while voting in Florida won't violate any anti-solicitation laws, a UF political science professor said.

Relocation of Shands AGH services announced

Published: October 22 2008

Airline Tourism

Published: October 22 2008

It turns out that concerns about hurricanes don’t keep people from flying to Florida, but lack of money might. University of Florida researchers studied the factors affecting air travel to the sunshine state. Researcher Jose Cazanova says consumers will brave the heat and the storms if they can afford it.

Samuel Proctor Lecture Series continues with educational policy leader

Published: October 21 2008

Serendipitous observations reveal rare event in life of distant quasar

Published: October 21 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A bit of serendipity has given astronomers a surprise view of a never-before-observed event in the birth of a galaxy.

Recent financial crisis fails to hurt confidence in Florida real estate

Published: October 20 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The national economic crisis has failed to rattle Florida real estate experts, who, despite serious concerns about the availability of financing, remain surprisingly calm about market conditions within the state, a new University of Florida survey finds.

Update: Weekly

Published: October 20 2008

Gator Basketball Weekender Package helps fans attend home games

Published: October 17 2008

Annual Real Estate Trends and Strategies Conference to be held on Nov. 14

Published: October 17 2008

Fructose hampers hormone that controls appetite, UF study finds

Published: October 16 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Could all those years chewing candy and slurping sugary sodas come back to haunt you? Perhaps. A new University of Florida study in rats shows that a fructose-filled diet blocks the appetite-controlling hormone leptin from doing its job, setting the body up for future obesity.

Tampa Tribune: Stephen Craig

Published: October 16 2008

UF creates strategic position to advance new media at its radio stations

Published: October 15 2008

Scientists close in on method to fight deadly childhood cancer

Published: October 15 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A multicenter team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Florida, has discovered a way to potentially block the growth of neuroblastoma, a type of cancer responsible for 15 percent of all cancer deaths in children.

Billy Donovan and Urban Meyer to lead drive to raise $50 million for UF's Florida Opportunity Scholars program

Published: October 14 2008


Girls who start puberty early are less able to cope with stress

Published: October 14 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Girls who enter puberty early may be less able to cope with being bullied or rejected by other students than their female classmates who mature later, a new University of Florida study finds.

Biomarker warns of kidney injury in heart surgery patients

Published: October 14 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Heart surgeons may soon be able to identify within an hour of surgery which patients are at high risk for kidney injury, University of Florida College of Medicine researchers said today (Tuesday, Oct. 14) at the 2008 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in San Francisco.

UF to host lecture by noted Cornell interior design professor

Published: October 13 2008

Film festival hosts UF Documentary Institute Day

Published: October 13 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: October 13 2008

President reflects on economic downturn, offers hope for UF's future

Published: October 11 2008


News Conference: Announcement of a special UF student financial support initiative

Published: October 10 2008

Media Advisory

Air Force to hold Career Day

Published: October 9 2008

Gators compete with each other to see who can reduce car use

Published: October 9 2008

Caribbean hotels go green in great numbers, UF study finds

Published: October 9 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hotels in the Caribbean are going green.

'Sleep – from A to Zs' presentation at Library West

Published: October 8 2008


Christian Science Monitor: Kenneth Wald

Published: October 8 2008

Iron Diet

Published: October 8 2008

As people get older, they worry about anemia and whether they’re getting enough iron in their diets. But a University of Florida study shows that over time iron accumulates inside cells.

UF entomologists warn Floridians new roaches may be on the way

Published: October 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As if Floridians aren’t bugged enough by roaches, a growing interest among reptile enthusiasts to farm the insects as lizard food could result in several new cockroach varieties invading the state, University of Florida entomologists warn.

Documentary Institute named top-10 program

Published: October 8 2008

InsideUF: October 7, 2008

Published: October 8 2008

Florida Players announces first production of fall season

Published: October 8 2008

Freshmen to compete in business ethics case competition on Oct. 20

Published: October 8 2008

Tigar named 'Public Health Nurse of the Year'

Published: October 7 2008


Professor's book provides insight to Florida politics, upcoming election

Published: October 7 2008


Student Financials to go 'live' on Oct. 13

Published: October 7 2008


Lentz selected 'Adviser of the Year'

Published: October 7 2008


Benefits' open enrollment continues until Oct. 17

Published: October 7 2008


Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Michael Martinez

Published: October 7 2008

Political polling expert to talk about presidential race Oct. 13 at UF

Published: October 7 2008

UF author: Technology jeopardizes individual privacy

Published: October 7 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Technology has intruded into every aspect of modern life, from how people die to how they conduct their public and private business. Although the benefits of technology are obvious, the risks can be huge.

Conference to showcase social science research

Published: October 7 2008

UF Marching Band battles for $25,000 ESPN prize

Published: October 7 2008

IFAS/CALS to host 12th annual TailGATOR on Nov. 15

Published: October 7 2008

Interior design student wins national competition

Published: October 7 2008

UF's Graham Center participates in national effort to chronicle 2008 race

Published: October 6 2008


Beethoven Cycle continues with performance by The American String Quartet on Oct. 12

Published: October 6 2008

Construction expected to impact Newberry Road Traffic on Thursday, Oct. 7

Published: October 6 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: October 6 2008

Cox News Service: Stan Smith

Published: October 4 2008

Created in part by UF, world's largest computing grid to launch today

Published: October 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world's largest computing grid, pioneered in part by University of Florida researchers, will be launched today to crunch the mammoth amounts of data expected to be produced by the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Europe.

Created in part by UF, world’s largest computing grid to launch today

Published: October 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest computing grid, pioneered in part by University of Florida researchers, will be launched today to crunch the mammoth amounts of data expected to be produced by the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Europe.

International Educator of the Year Award nominations being accepted

Published: October 3 2008

The Wizard of Oz travels over the rainbow to Gainesville on Oct. 10 and 12

Published: October 2 2008

Living With Hearing Loss class offered for free

Published: October 2 2008

New student health survey will guide future services for campus

Published: October 2 2008

Event at UF offers latest information on security for information technology

Published: October 1 2008

Clinton adviser to speak at fall convocation Thursday

Published: October 1 2008

Media advisory

UF, Berkeley receive $4 million grant to continue mapping with lasers

Published: October 1 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation recently awarded a five-year $4 million renewal grant to researchers at the University of Florida and the University of California at Berkeley for the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, known as NCALM.

Libraries host third annual Mystery in the Stacks

Published: October 1 2008

Older Memory

Published: October 1 2008

While older adults look for new ways to stay mentally sharp, from crossword puzzles to word games, a University of Florida study suggests confidence may hold the key to success.

Associated Press: George Dekle

Published: October 16 2008

Law professor George Dekle was quoted in an Oct. 16 Associated Press story on how it’s possible for prosecutors to win a murder case without a victim’s body.

Campus ‘Influenza Campaign’ begins Oct. 20

Published: October 20 2008

Beginning October 20, students, faculty and staff may go to the Student Health Care Center (SHCC) to get a flu shot from 8 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost is $5 for students and $25 for faculty and staff.

Campus locations make voting easy

Published: October 27 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The election on Nov. 4 may set a record for voter turnout in Alachua County. In addition to being a presidential election, there are nine county referenda on the ballot. This will add to the time required for voters to make their selections. Voting locations may become congested at times.

CNNMoney.com: Mark Flannery

Published: October 2 2008

Finance professor Mark Flannery was quoted in an Oct. 2 CNNMoney.com story about how the new higher limits for FDIC insurance might hurt some banks.

Florida Players presents ‘The Braggart Soldier’ on Nov. 21 and 23

Published: October 31 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A classic Roman comedy with an animated cartoon style defines the upcoming Florida Players production of “The Braggart Soldier” which will debut at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the Nadine McGuire Black Box Theatre.

Francesca Gagnon – ‘The Voice of Alegria’ cancelled

Published: October 16 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Francesca Gagnon “The Voice of Alegria,” has been cancelled. The original performance was scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Phillips Center.

Hartford Courant: Daniel Smith

Published: October 31 2008

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a column in the Oct. 31 Hartford Courant about the challenge of too many ballot initiatives.

HHP organizes donation drive for Haiti

Published: October 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida is organizing a donation drive of clothes, food and basic necessities for the people of Haiti, devastated by four hurricanes this summer

Jacksonville Times-Union: Lyndon Box

Published: October 23 2008

Shands Jacksonville cardiologist Lyndon Box was quoted in an Oct. 23 Florida Times-Union story about the disproportionate number of black women with heart disease in Duval County.

Long appointed associate provost

Published: October 7 2008

Kathleen Long, dean of the University of Florida College of Nursing, has been appointed to serve as associate provost. She will continue to serve as dean of the College of Nursing while serving in the role of associate provost on a half-time basis. Long’s work will include addressing policy and practice in areas such as sabbaticals, professional accreditations, teaching requirements and clinical practice relationships. She will help develop approaches for a three-year, $2 million program to expand faculty educational enhancement opportunities, as well as help provide an interface between UF’s Academic Affairs office and the Health Science Center.

Los Angeles Times: Philip J. Scarpace

Published: October 17 2008

Philip J. Scarpace, professor of pharmacology and therapeutics, was quoted in the Oct. 17 Los Angeles Times about his research into the effect of fructose on obesity. The story was the result of a Health Science Center news release.

Miami Herald: Chris McCarty

Published: October 29 2008

Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center at the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in an Oct. 29 Miami Herald story about the monthly Florida consumer confidence report. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Miami Herald: David Denslow

Published: October 28 2008

Economist David Denslow’s speech to the board of Enterprise Florida, a statewide economic development agency, was covered in an Oct. 17 Miami Herald story. Denslow spoke about the state’s economic situation.

Miami Herald: Richard Scher

Published: October 5 2008

Political science professor Richard Scher was quoted in an Oct. 5 Miami Herald story about how Interstate 4 corridor is a key battleground in Florida.

National Geographic: Jennifer Zaspel

Jennifer Zaspel, a doctoral student in entomology, was quoted in an Oct. 27 National Geographic News story about the discovery of a population of vampire moths in Siberia.

National Public Radio: Daniel Smith

Published: October 7 2008

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted on an Oct. 7 NPR Morning Edition program about the varying state laws on what political shirts or buttons can be worn at polling places.

New York Daily News: Michael Heaney

Published: October 30 2008

Political science professor Michael Heaney was quoted in an Oct. 30 New York Daily News story about the 30-minute Barack Obama commercial that aired on major networks the night before.

New York Times: David Leavitt

Published: October 19 2008

English professor ‘ reviewed “Sicilian Tragedee,” a new novel by Ottavio Cappellani, in the Oct. 19 New York Times.

Palm Beach Post: Jeffrey Brecht

Published: October 28 2008

Jeffrey Brecht, a professor of agriculture and horticultural science, was quoted in an Oct. 23 Palm Beach Post story about UF’s work on developing safer MREs for troops in the Middle East. The story was the result of an IFAS news release.

Peace Corps director to speak on 'Black Americans Impacting Global Development and Diplomacy'

Published: October 28 2008

Henry McKoy, Peace Corps regional director for Africa, will speak at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Hub International Center. He will outline the Peace Corps’ impact in Africa over the past five years, including the evolution of strategic alliances with organizations like the Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control. The presentation will acknowledge why the black American voice adds value to our nation’s ability to effectively respond to the complexities of international economic and social development.

Perri receives psychology award

Published: October 7 2008

Michael G. Perri, Ph.D., interim dean and professor at the College of Public Health and Health Professions, received the Samuel M. Turner Clinical Research Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society of Clinical Psychology, in recognition of his distinguished contributions in applied clinical research. Perri was honored in August at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Boston.

Tampa Tribune: Phil Koehler

Published: October 9 2008

Entomologist Phil Koehler was quoted in an Oct. 9 Tampa Tribune story about the threat of more species of cockroaches because of reptile owners who are farming them to feed their pets. The story was the result of a release from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

The Economist: UF research

Published: October 16 2008

Research led by psychology professor Clive Wynne into how dogs and wolves can be trained was cited in the Oct. 16 edition of The Economist. See related News Bureau release.

Time.com: Richard Scher

Published: October 8 2008

Political science professor Richard Scher was quoted in an Oct. 8 Time.com story about how young voters might be more of a decisive factor in who wins the presidential race in Florida.

UF helps students pursue biotech careers

Published: October 7 2008

Biology and chemistry are interesting disciplines, yet many high school students are unaware of the potential they have in making an impact on the discovery and development of new medicines, and the many career possibilities.

Wall Street Journal: Jay Ritter

Published: October 27 2008

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in an Oct. 27 Wall Street Journal story about how the market for new initial public offerings could come back in a strong way. A link is unavailable because the Journal is by subscription only.

Wall Street Journal: Jay Ritter

Published: October 13 2008

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in an Oct. 13 Wall Street Journal story about how some companies have been forced to postpone stock sales because of the world’s fiscal crisis. A link is not available because the Journal is by subscription only.

Washington Post: H. Russell Bernard

Published: October 1 2008

H. Russell Bernard, chairman emeritus of the anthropology department, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Washington Post story about a new documentary on the disappearance of languages across the world.