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Tampa Tribune: Wayne Wallace

Published: December 24 2008

Congressional Quarterly: Michael Heaney

Published: December 24 2008

Consumer confidence rises over optimism about the future

Published: December 24 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose five points to 67 in December, reflecting optimism about new presidential leadership in January despite unprecedented pessimism about personal finances, a new University of Florida study finds.

Engineers: Efficient organic LEDs a step toward better lights

Published: December 23 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For those who love “green” compact fluorescent bulbs but hate their cold light, here’s some good news: Researchers are closer to flipping the switch on cheaper, richer LED-type room lighting.

Office for Student Financial Affairs to have extended hours, Jan. 5-16

Published: December 23 2008

Media invited to cover championship game viewing on UF campus

Published: December 22 2008

Flu season begins — first campus case documented

Published: December 19 2008

Championship game to be shown in UF's O'Connell Center, student union

Published: December 18 2008


Group treatment may help children achieve healthier weights

Published: December 18 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Group-based treatment programs may effectively combat childhood obesity in rural communities, according to a new University of Florida study.

Holiday light technology could be the secret to growing better crops

Published: December 17 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s the time of year when festive lights outline rooftops and driveways, but University of Florida researchers have a different reason to celebrate the same technology that’s becoming popular Yule-time décor — better-growing crops.

Higher tuition ensures a better higher education

Published: December 16 2008

UF researchers receive international sustainability award

Published: December 16 2008

Tax policy lecture series established at UF law school

Published: December 15 2008

UF to restore four major campus roads, forcing partial closings

Published: December 11 2008

Sisters take different paths on way to graduating from UF on same day

Published: December 11 2008

Cellular 'brakes' may slow memory process in aging brains

Published: December 10 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers may have discovered why some brain cells necessary for healthy memory can survive old age or disease, while similar cells hardly a hairsbreadth away die.

Student video in contest for Super Bowl airing

Published: December 10 2008

UF researcher helps test next generation plug-in hybrid car technology

Published: December 9 2008

Multimedia: UF researcher helps test next generation plug-in hybrid car technology

Published: December 9 2008

UF students to discuss politics and health policy in Pugh Hall

Published: December 9 2008

University of Florida president pledges annual bonus for scholarships

Published: December 8 2008

Gators celebrate victory as 2008 SEC Champions

Published: December 6 2008

SEC Championship pre-game photos available after 4 p.m.

Published: December 5 2008

Journalist Judy Woodruff to give special presentation on Dec. 9

Published: December 5 2008

Evolution causes bad-tasting butterflies to share appearance and habitat, UF study shows

Published: December 4 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Competition for resources can cause animal species in an ecological community to evolve away from each other, becoming less similar — but University of Florida research shows that sometimes mutual benefit causes just the opposite.

Media Advisory: Honorary Alumnus Recognition

Published: December 4 2008

Shelby M.C. Davis, founder of the Davis United World College Scholars Program, will be recognized as an Honorary Alumnus and speak to Davis Scholars.

Two UF student teams win $10,000 EPA grants

Published: December 3 2008

Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture Series to feature Margaret Werth, Nov. 20

Published: December 3 2008

Rooted plants move mysteriously down greenways, scientists say

Published: December 3 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The wild pea pod is big and heavy, with seemingly little prayer of escaping the shade of its parent plant.

Baby Vital Signs

Published: December 3 2008

Radar can catch you for speeding and one day it might save your baby if he or she stops breathing. University of Florida engineers have developed a new system that uses radar technology to assess a person’s vital signs from a few feet away.

Engineers: Wireless crib monitor keeps tabs on baby's breathing

Published: December 2 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Radar — the technology that tracks enemy bombers and hurricanes — is now being employed to detect another danger: when babies stop breathing.

Architecture students win international competition

Published: December 2 2008

Blind foreign exchange student rarely slows down

Published: December 2 2008

UF-themed cards make season greetings green

Published: December 2 2008

Creating a safe workplace

Published: December 2 2008

Engineers: Wireless crib monitor keeps tabs on baby’s breathing

Published: December 2 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Radar — the technology that tracks enemy bombers and hurricanes — is now being employed to detect another danger: when babies stop breathing.

Student exhibit sheds light on hunger, malnutrition in Guatemala

Published: December 1 2008

Endangered sawfish focus of national collection and recovery efforts

Published: December 1 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida, keeper of the world’s shark attack records, is also now overseeing a national records collection for another toothy marine predator: the sawfish.

Multimedia: Endangered sawfish focus of national collection and recovery efforts

Published: December 1 2008

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Published: December 4 2008

Religion professor Bron Taylor was quoted in a Nov. 26 Associated Press story about how radical environmentalists were protesting certain solutions to global warming.

Associated Press: Chris McCarty

Published: December 28 2008

Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center at the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a Nov. 25 Associated Press story about the November consumer confidence report in Florida. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Associated Press: Clive Wynne

Published: December 17 2008

Psychology professor Clive Wynne was quoted in a Dec. 8 Associated Press story about a study that found dogs might perceive unfair treatment of other dogs.

Awards program deadline extended

Published: December 2 2008

The entry deadline for the university-wide Golden Gator communication awards program has been extended from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8. For more program details, visit http://ufcn.urel.ufl.edu/goldengators/index.shtml.

Bergstrom Center appoints new director

Published: December 5 2008

The Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies has appointed Tim Becker as director. Becker holds a degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University, where he served as an adjunct professor in real estate. His experience also includes working as director of commercial development for the Bonita Bay Group. Becker has attained the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and he is a past-president of the Southwest Florida chapter of the CCIM Institute.

CLAS defines global mission

Published: December 1 2008

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) seeks not only to be nationally competitive, but to be a global leader in teaching, research, and service, as a few examples below illustrate.

Coach of the Year named

Published: December 2 2008

University of Florida head soccer coach Becky Burleigh recently was named the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year. This is the third such honor, following previously earning the designation in 1996 and 2000. In 2008, UF won its third consecutive — and ninth overall — SEC title. Burleigh has been coach since the program began 14 years ago.

Discover: Randell Alexander

Published: December 4 2008

Randell Alexander, chief of the College of Medicine’s division of child protection and foren­sic pediatrics in Jacksonville, was quoted in a Dec. 2 story in Discover magazine on shaken baby syndrome.

Florida Players hosts auditions today

Published: December 11 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Players, under the direction of Artistic Director Michelle Karst, will host auditions for the spring 2009 season today, Dec. 11.

Harvey named executive associate dean

Published: December 2 2008

John Harvey has been named executive associate dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Harvey was a founding member of the UF veterinary college’s faculty in 1974 and has served as chairman of the college’s department of physiological sciences since 1995.

Los Angeles Times: Mark Brown

Published: December 24 2008

Agricultural economist Mark Brown was quoted in a Dec. 22 http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-fg-brazil-pests22-2008dec22,0,2096163.story story about how greening is affecting the citrus industry in Brazil.

Miami Herald: Bernie Machen

Published: December 17 2008

President Bernie Machen’s op-ed column about how higher tuition could ensure a better education was published Dec. 16 in The Miami Herald. The column was edited by the News Bureau’s Op-Ed Service. It also was published in The Gainesville Sun and The Tallahassee Democrat.

Miami Herald: Francis Putz

Published: December 4 2008

An op-ed column by botany professor Francis E. “Jack” Putz about the disease threatening the Sabal palmetto was published Nov. 20 in The Miami Herald and The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. The column was edited and placed by the UF News Bureau’s Op-Ed Service.

MLK events to be held

Published: December 28 2008

A week of Martin Luther King Jr. events, sponsored by the Black Graduate Student Organization, are scheduled for Jan. 14 to 20. Events will include a special speaker, campus-wide town-hall forum, candlelight celebration, Gatorship leadership/diversity retreat, alternative break weekend trips focused on low-income housing and environmental preservation, and a panel, “How the election of Barack Obama will impact the fight for civil rights and social justice.”

New Scientist: Todd Palmer

Published: December 24 2008

Community ecologist Todd Palmer was quoted in a Dec. 18 New Scientist story about the effect of elephants on other animals at watering holes.

New York Times: Timothy Judge

Published: December 17 2008

Management professor Timothy Judge was quoted in a story in the Dec. 14 New York Times Magazine about his research into how traditional attitudes by men and women might affect their pay. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Reuters: Jennifer Tucker

Published: December 24 2008

Accounting professor Jennifer Tucker was quoted in a Dec. 16 Reuters story about General Electric’s decision to end quarterly earnings forecasts.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Grant Thrall

Published: December 24 2008

Land economist Grant Thrall was quoted in a Dec. 22 Sarasota Herald-Tribune story about the possibility of economic deflation and its impact.

St. Petersburg Times: David Denslow

Published: December 4 2008

Economist David Denslow was quoted in a Nov. 30 St. Petersburg Times story about a meeting of economists and their predictions for Florida’s future.

UF librarian receives national award

Published: December 10 2008

Iona R. Malanchuk, associate university librarian and head of the Education Library at the University of Florida, recently was named an awardee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times “I Love My Librarian Award.” Malanchuk is one of 10 librarians nationally recognized.

UPI: Jonathan Cohen

Published: December 17 2008

Law professor Jonathan Cohen was quoted in a Dec. 9 United Press International story about General Motors’ use of an ad to apologize to customers for the company’s failing financial situation.

USA Today: Stan Smith

Published: December 24 2008

Stan Smith, director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a Dec. 22 USA Today story about the end of the population boom in the Sun Belt.

Winter break extended

Published: December 28 2008

This year, the University of Florida will include Jan. 2, 2009 as part of the regular December and New Year holidays. This addition will allow reduced energy consumption for a total of 11 days, resulting in significant cost savings for the university. Some “essential personnel” will be required to work during the holiday period. Questions should be directed to an employee’s supervisor or Leave Administration at 352-392-5732, central-leave@ufl.edu.