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UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

Published: July 30 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, suggesting a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people.

Rude Work

Published: July 29 2009

Witnessing rude behavior at work may do more than offend, it can negatively affect how you think and act.

Multimedia: Rude work behavior hurts job performance of observers as well as victims

Published: July 29 2009

Rude work behavior hurts job performance of observers as well as victims

Published: July 29 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A destructive form of secondhand rudeness has been discovered by a University of Florida study, which concludes that employees who are not the intended targets of abusive workplace remarks still suffer from their effects.

Florida's consumer confidence dips as bleak employment picture persists

Published: July 28 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The state's double-digit unemployment rate is likely to blame for a two-point drop in Florida's consumer confidence in July to 67, despite good news about housing prices and the stock market, a new University of Florida survey finds.

UF team finds 'alligator tree' bacteria might improve cellulosic ethanol production

Published: July 27 2009


UF officials help inaugurate world's largest telescope

Published: July 24 2009


Federal grant helps UF create Florida Innovation Hub

Published: July 24 2009

UF nurtures local and statewide economies

Published: July 24 2009

Engineering researchers: Supercomputer fastest of its type in world

Published: July 23 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A supercomputer named Novo-G described by its lead designer as likely the most powerful computer of its kind in the world became operational this week at the University of Florida.

UF researchers receive $643,000 federal grant to study wood-quality gene for fuel production

Published: July 23 2009

Libraries' new replacement policy to be effective Aug.17

Published: July 21 2009


International Business Times: Richard Hollinger

Published: July 17 2009

New York Times: Mark Fenster

Published: July 17 2009

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announces administrative changes

Published: July 17 2009

Two UF professors' books on Oprah's Summer Reading List

Published: July 17 2009


Cold weather may reduce Cuban tree frogs' impact as they move north, UF researchers say

Published: July 16 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Invasive Cuban tree frogs are spreading through Florida, but a new University of Florida study suggests their impact could weaken as they move farther north, because colder weather seems to reduce their average size.

Multimedia: Cold weather may reduce Cuban tree frogs' impact as they move north, UF researchers say

Published: July 16 2009


Student is finalist in Quiznos video contest

Published: July 16 2009

'Voicing Indigenous ARTifacts: Amazonian Featherwork' open until Sept. 15 at Harn

Published: July 15 2009


UF gets nearly $26 million to speed scientific discoveries to patient care

Published: July 14 2009

Health Award Announcement

Published: July 14 2009

The University of Florida’s won a competitive and very lucrative grant meant to speed the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients. UF officials announced the receipt of the nearly twenty-six million dollar grant at a July 14th news conference.

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world's largest telescope

Published: July 13 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four hundred years after Galileo first turned his handmade telescope toward the heavens, the world's largest, most technologically advanced telescope is set to make its formal debut.

Multimedia: Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world's largest telescope

Published: July 13 2009


UF Academy accepting applications for 2009-10

Published: July 13 2009

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Published: July 13 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four hundred years after Galileo first turned his handmade telescope toward the heavens, the world’s largest, most technologically advanced telescope is set to make its formal debut.

Two UF engineering professors win prestigious $1 million awards

Published: July 13 2009

UF professor sees ways to ease policy on gays in military without Congress

Published: July 8 2009

Media tip sheet

Bed Bugs

Published: July 7 2009

Hotels and dormitories having trouble with bed bugs may just have to turn up the heat. University of Florida researchers have found a way to kill bed bugs that doesn’t involve any pesticides; it just works like a convection oven.

UF researchers turn up the heat on bedbugs with new low-tech treatment method

Published: July 7 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bedbug infestations are notoriously hard to eliminate, but University of Florida researchers have developed a low-cost, low-tech method to kill the bloodsucking insects in furniture and bedding, using heat.

Multimedia: UF researchers turn up the heat on bedbugs with new low-tech treatment method

Published: July 7 2009

A prehistoric Popeye effect? For the dinosaur, food meant bulk

Published: July 7 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida biologist thinks he knows how dinosaurs got so big. And it turns out, Popeye and Pachycephalosaurus may have a thing or two in common.

Associate dean named as UF's first woman dean of engineering

Published: July 6 2009


Construction to begin on new UF office building on Eastside Campus

Published: July 6 2009

Media advisory

UF expands National Public Radio, local news programming on WUFT-FM

Published: July 2 2009

UF football team competes in Gator Charity Challenge

Published: July 2 2009

Mosquitoes aplenty this July Fourth bring disease concerns for North Florida

Published: July 1 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent weeks of heavy rain have left conditions statewide ripe for a Fourth of July rife with mosquitoes. For some North Florida areas, however, the pests are more than a holiday annoyance — they bring the threat of the eastern equine encephalitis virus, known as EEEV.

Scientists: Salamanders, regenerative wonders, heal like mammals, people

Published: July 1 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord — even bits of lopped-off brain.

‘Be Your Best’ training sessions offered in July/August

Published: July 15 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Human Resources Training and Organizational Development will be offering workshops in July and August that provide an opportunity to focus on personal development as a step toward being more effective. Sign up for one or several of these workshops designed to help you “be your best:”

Adolescents Matter

Published: July 23 2009

Adolescence can prove stressful for both kids and parents. Now a University of Florida study suggests that letting adolescents know they matter could cut a lot of anxiety.

Artistic Committee of Étant donnés awards $15,000 grant to Harn Museum of Art

Published: July 28 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Artistic Committee of Étant donnés, the French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange, awarded a $15,000 grant to the Harn Museum of Art in June. The museum is one of 14 grant recipients this year. The grant partially funds “Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible,” a contemporary art exhibition opening Feb. 7, 2010.

Bauer elected INS president

Published: July 10 2009

Russell M. Bauer, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of clinical and health psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, has been elected president of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), the largest scientific organization in the field.

Free home ownership workshops offered

Published: July 20 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Congressman Cliff Stearns is sponsoring two upcoming home ownership workshops in Ocala and Gainesville. The sessions will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 in the Klein Conference Center of the Ewers Century Center at the Central Florida Community College in Ocala, and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 in room R01 at Santa Fe College in Gainesville.

London Telegraph: Malcolm Maden

Published: July 8 2009

Biology professor Malcolm Maden was quoted in a July 1 London Telegraph story about his research into how humans might be able to replicate the salamander’s ability to regenerate body parts. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

MSNBC: Brian McNab

Published: July 17 2009

Biology professor Brian McNab was quoted in a July 6 MSNBC story about his research into the possible reasons why dinosaurs were able to grow so large. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

National Geographic: Jonathan Bloch

Published: July 8 2009

Vertebrate paleontologist Jonathan Bloch was quoted in a June 30 National Geographic story about his research into how an early primate relied more on smell than vision. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

New Scientist: Clive Wynne

Published: July 17 2009

Psychologist Clive Wynne was quoted in a July 7 New Scientist story about research into how dogs sniff each other’s breath to determine sources of food.

New York Times: Cynda Crawford

Published: July 8 2009

Veterinary medicine professor Cynda Crawford was quoted in a June 30 New York Times story about a newly approved vaccine for the H3N8 dog flu.

Provost Glover’s speech at the inauguration of the Gran Telescopio Canarias

Published: July 24 2009

“The University of Florida’s partnership in the GTC reflects our continuing quest for international opportunities in world-class research projects. In 2001, we had opportunities to join other large telescopes, but we chose to join the GTC for several reasons. It offered one of the world’s most advanced telescopes at one of the world”s best astronomical sites. While we prize the observing time this affords us to peer into he universe, we realize you offer much more than that.

St. Petersburg Times: David Guzick

Published: July 17 2009

Dr. David Guzick, senior vice president for health affairs and president of the UF & Shands Health System, was quoted in a July 15 St. Petersburg Times story about the awarding of $26 million from the National Institutes of Health to speed the transition from research to patient care. Stories about the grant appeared in numerous newspapers statewide. Click here to see related Health Science Center news release.

Washington Post: Clive D.L. Wynne

Published: July 8 2009

Psychology professor Clive D.L. Wynne was quoted in a July 2 Washington Post story about research that found dogs may not actually be feeling and acting guilty when they’ve done something bad even if it looks that way to their owners.