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Abstract art exhibit opens at the Harn Museum of Art, June 16

Published: May 29 2009

University of Rochester School of Medicine dean chosen for UF post

Published: May 28 2009

UF makes gene therapy breakthrough in treating severe genetic disorder

Published: May 28 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A dog born with a deadly disease that prevents the body from using stored sugar has survived 20 months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy at the University of Florida — putting scientists a step closer to finding a cure for the disorder in children.

Biologists: Greening Arctic not likely to offset permafrost carbon release

Published: May 27 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the frozen soil in the Arctic thaws, bacteria will break down organic matter, releasing long-stored carbon into the warming atmosphere.

Research suggests new cellular targets for HIV drug development

Published: May 27 2009

Florida's consumer confidence slips amid doubts about personal finances

Published: May 26 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's consumer confidence dropped one point in May to 71, reflecting pessimism about personal finances despite an improved national economic outlook, the latest University of Florida survey finds.

UF law experts available to talk about Sotomayor nomination

Published: May 26 2009

Tip sheet

Nervous system may be culprit in deadly muscle disease

Published: May 25 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brain may win out over brawn as the primary cause of breathing problems in children with a severe form of muscular dystrophy known as Pompe disease.

UF's budget reduction plan posted to home page

Published: May 22 2009


The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program takes part in Memorial Day and D-Day commemoration

Published: May 22 2009

Start-up companies based on UF technology meet new challenges

Published: May 21 2009

UF's football complex receives highest green building certification

Published: May 20 2009


Orlando Sentinel: Becca Gray

Published: May 19 2009

Shark Safety

Published: May 19 2009

Young Alumni recognized at 2009 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards ceremony

Published: May 19 2009

UF food scientists call for new science in food safety

Published: May 19 2009

Tip sheet

Online Schools

Published: May 18 2009

Kindergartners could soon be spending more time at their home computer than in a classroom and yet still be in school. A new University of Florida study suggests that virtual schooling in kindergarten through grade 12 could save schools money.

Multimedia: Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time for K-12 students

Published: May 18 2009

Online Schools

Published: May 18 2009

Student Health Care Center recognizes award recipients

Published: May 18 2009

Research: Mockingbirds, no bird brains, can recognize a face in a crowd

Published: May 18 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The birds are watching. They know who you are. And they will attack.

University of Florida study provides insight into evolution of first flowers

Published: May 18 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Charles Darwin described the sudden origin of flowering plants about 130 million years ago as an abominable mystery, one that scientists have yet to solve.

Birds Attack

Published: May 18 2009

It turns out mockingbirds may be keeping a close eye on you and me and research shows they can even tell us apart. A new University of Florida study shows that mockingbirds seem to be able to distinguish between individual humans.

Birds Attack

Published: May 18 2009

Multimedia: Research: Mockingbirds, no bird brains, can recognize a face in a crowd

Published: May 18 2009

FDOT'S 511 informs of roadway conditions

Published: May 15 2009


George receives award from the American Pain Society

Published: May 14 2009

UF employees receive Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards

Published: May 13 2009

Government plans stimulate hope for Florida's real estate markets

Published: May 12 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first signs of confidence in Florida real estate are starting to appear with hopes that government stimulus plans will unfreeze markets and reinvigorate business, the latest University of Florida survey finds.

UF chooses eight students for Lombardi Scholars Program

Published: May 12 2009

Multimedia: Brains come before beauty in boosting one's career earnings

Published: May 11 2009


Brains come before beauty in boosting one's career earnings

Published: May 11 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nice guys may finish last, but it's the smart ones that come in first with the lookers close behind, according to a University of Florida study that finds people with intelligence earn more in their lifetime than those who are attractive or self-confident.

Beauty vs. Brains

Published: May 11 2009

How far will your looks get you? A recent University of Florida study says it could help you score the job and earn the money you’ve always dreamed of.

Multimedia: Brains come before beauty in boosting one’s career earnings

Published: May 11 2009

UF department offers free hearing screenings this month

Published: May 11 2009

Scientists discover how smallpox may derail human immune system

Published: May 11 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have learned more about how smallpox conducts its deadly business — discoveries that may reveal as much about the human immune system as they do about one of the world’s most feared pathogens.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Chris McCarty

Published: May 8 2009

Superior Accomplishment Awards honor top UF staff and faculty

Published: May 8 2009

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Alexandria Stephenson

Published: May 8 2009

UF researchers find potential malaria treatment may extend to Legionnaires' disease, botulism

Published: May 7 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found that a potential strategy for treating malaria also extends to the bacteria behind maladies such as Legionnaires' disease, Weil's syndrome and botulism.

Team of researchers achieves major step toward faster chips

Published: May 7 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research findings could lead to faster, smaller and more versatile computer chips.

UF biologists join world experts in experiment to explore flu origins

Published: May 6 2009

Harn Museum of Art hosts Alachua County student art exhibit

Published: May 6 2009

New technique for vulture population estimates could aid control efforts, UF researcher says

Published: May 5 2009

Event spotlights how UF research in biotechnology is changing world

Published: May 5 2009

The Gator Nation sends the Gator spirit to American soldiers serving abroad

Published: May 5 2009

Andy Warhol Foundation awards $100,000 grant to Harn Museum of Art

Published: May 4 2009

Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time for K-12 students

Published: May 18 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research at the University of Florida predicts more public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will take classes online, have longer school days and more of them in the next decade. Academic performance should improve and schools could save money.

Swine flu update

Published: May 1 2009

Spring Check-Out Recycling Project is collecting donations through May 2

Published: May 1 2009

Swine flu update

Published: May 1 2009

ABC News: Jim Porter

Published: May 19 2009

A dissertation by doctoral student Jim Porter about who was most likely to defend students from bullying was the subject of a May 6 column on ABC News.com. The column was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Associated Press: Bernie Machen

Published: May 19 2009

President Bernie Machen’s decision to donate his bonus to the Florida Opportunity Scholarship Program was the subject of a May 12 Associated Press story.

Associated Press: Randy Ploetz

Published: May 19 2009

Plant pathologist Randy Ploetz was quoted in a May 8 Associated Press story about the threat of the redbay ambrosia beetle to Florida’s avocado industry. The story was the result of a news release from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Florida Times-Union: J. Glenn Morri

Published: May 8 2009

J. Glenn Morris, director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in an April 30 Florida Times-Union story about the likelihood swine flu would reach Florida.

Gainesville Sun: Jon Mills

Published: May 8 2009

A column by Jon Mills, law professor and former speaker of the state House of Representatives, about the constitutionality of the proposed Eric Brody bill was published April 28 by The Gainesville Sun.

Money: Bernie Machen

Published: May 19 2009

President Bernie Machen was quoted in a May 11 Money magazine article about the growing financial pressure faced by large public universities such as UF. Also quoted were geology department chairman Michael Perfit and student Peter Laumann.

St. Petersburg Times: Pierce Jones

Published: May 8 2009

Pierce Jones, a professor of agricultural and biological engineering, was quoted in a May 6 St. Petersburg Times story about the possibility of a “drought surcharge” for water users in the Tampa Bay area.

Washington Post: Mary Brownell

Published: May 19 2009

Mary Brownell, a professor of special education, was quoted in a May 5 Washington Post story about the constant demand for special education teachers.

Wheeler named eminent scholar

Published: May 27 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Timothy Wheeler, a professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics and assistant dean for Advanced and Graduate Education, has been appointed as the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair.