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UF Agricultural Education and Communications ranked No. 1 in nation

Published: October 30 2009

Friday text message test deemed a success

Published: October 30 2009

University of Florida comments on indictment of professor

Published: October 30 2009

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USA Today: Carmen Allegra

Published: October 29 2009

UF research examines how common pesticide mixes may affect bee die-offs

Published: October 29 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Since reports of widespread bee die-offs began to surface in October 2006, researchers have investigated possible reasons ranging from hive-infecting mites to cell phone-tower radiation. They have yet to pinpoint the cause of colony collapse disorder — most likely, because there isn’t just one, say University of Florida researchers.

Architects to visit UF campus to talk about future of student union

Published: October 29 2009

UF plans second test of emergency notification system Friday

Published: October 29 2009

Environmental journalist to talk about politics and the Everglades

Published: October 29 2009

This is a test of UF's emergency notification system

Published: October 28 2009


Program puts kids in driver seat with traffic and bike safety education

Published: October 28 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Driver’s Ed” for kids could be another name for a statewide program administered by the University of Florida that is designed to reduce the number and severity of injuries and deaths to children from bicycle and traffic crashes.

UF study recasts political 'God gap' theory with details of a religious left

Published: October 27 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christians who value communal forms of worship over doctrine have emerged as a politically liberal alternative to the religious right, a new University of Florida study finds.

Florida's consumer confidence remains flat amid mixed economic news

Published: October 27 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's consumer confidence remained flat at 72 in October, a level more in line with economists' expectations than the initial increase that was recorded last month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Former professor wins National Medal of Science

Published: October 27 2009

Exposing young students to careers in math and science

Published: October 27 2009

UF prepares to test emergency notification system on Wednesday

Published: October 27 2009

Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale combine for Fall Concert, Oct. 28

Published: October 26 2009


Students volunteer at UF's TV, radio stations following successful open house

Published: October 26 2009


Parking rates to rise $1 a day at garages near Shands on Nov. 2

Published: October 26 2009

Zones to provide help, safe haven for students during Jacksonville game

Published: October 26 2009

Pledge controversy: Students should have right of silence

Published: October 26 2009

A running gag on the 1970s sit-com Welcome Back Kotter was a series of phony notes signed “Epstein’s Mother” that character Juan Epstein penned to get out of class, telling his teacher “Hey, Mr. Kotter, I got a note!”

Learn about astronomy at STARS, deadline today

Published: October 26 2009

UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

Published: October 26 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dissecting owl pellets and reconstructing animal skeletons inside can be a gruesomely great educational experience for youngsters – so much so, that demand for owl pellets has spawned a cottage industry.

Dead since 1750, Johann Sebastian Bach re-animated for UF webcast interview

Published: October 24 2009

Homecoming multimedia presentations now available

Published: October 23 2009

UF opens Citylab-Orlando, joins the UCF Center for Emerging Media

Published: October 23 2009

UF releases first citrus cultivar; Sugar Belle packs a tasty punch

Published: October 22 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sugar Belle — a bold mandarin orange hybrid that ripens in time for the winter holiday market — will be the first University of Florida-created citrus variety intended for commercial production.

Walk, run with 'Trick or Trot'

Published: October 21 2009


Apply for UF's Advanced Leadership program by Oct. 30

Published: October 21 2009


UF Concert Choir presents 'Mostly Multicultural Musical Musings' on Oct. 22

Published: October 21 2009


Phytochemicals in plant-based foods could help battle obesity, disease

Published: October 21 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The cheeseburger and French fries might look tempting, but eating a serving of broccoli or leafy greens first could help people battle metabolic processes that lead to obesity and heart disease, a new University of Florida study shows.

Multimedia: Phytochemicals in plant-based foods could help battle obesity, disease

Published: October 21 2009

UF wins award for excellence in technology commercialization

Published: October 21 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF Tech Connect, a part of the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing, has received an award from a national organization for its role in the creation of high-tech companies, jobs and private investments in Florida.

Community Alcohol Coalition to meet Friday

Published: October 21 2009

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Askew Institute to host long-term care conference in Orlando

Published: October 21 2009

New hospital's therapeutic design supports healing, green practices

Published: October 20 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Heading to the hospital? These days, the newest member of your medical team just might be the building itself — and it's likely to play a bigger role in your healing than you might think.

Florida Players opens fall season with 'Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead'

Published: October 20 2009


Gators sign up to avoid using cars, reduce carbon dioxide emissions

Published: October 20 2009

UF receives $12.2 million to establish national network of scientists

Published: October 20 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine a Web site like Facebook, but instead of using it to share videos or post quizzes like “What ’80s song are you?” scientists could scour a national network of researchers, only a few mouse clicks separating them from information needed for a scientific breakthrough.

Public Matters Lecture Series begins with dueling journalists

Published: October 19 2009

Fair provides students with choices after undergrad degree

Published: October 16 2009

UF's College of Design, Construction and Planning to host lectures

Published: October 15 2009


Improved hearing aid technology also benefits economy

Published: October 15 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New technology that dramatically improves the effectiveness of hearing aids stands to help millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, says a University of Florida professor whose research helped to develop the product.

Plant fossils give first real picture of earliest Neotropical rainforests

Published: October 15 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers including a University of Florida paleontologist has used a rich cache of plant fossils discovered in Colombia to provide the first reliable evidence of how Neotropical rainforests looked 58 million years ago.

Lecture by leading scholar to focus on use of Bible in U.S. political history

Published: October 14 2009

Donation of Lepidoptera collection to UF will boost biodiversity research

Published: October 13 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gift of more than 2 million butterfly and moth specimens to the University of Florida contains hundreds and possibly more than 1,000 new unnamed species, and will help researchers better understand biodiversity and environmental changes.

Hollywood special effects producer to speak at UF

Published: October 13 2009

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Argentine trombone quartet Viento Sur visits UF School of Music

Published: October 13 2009

UF anthropology professor inducted into American Academy

Published: October 13 2009

UF researchers find triggers in cells' transition from colitis to cancer

Published: October 12 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have grown tumors in mice using cells from inflamed but noncancerous colon tissue taken from human patients, a finding that sheds new light on colon cancer and how it might be prevented.

Columbus Lessons

Published: October 12 2009

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but a University of Florida study shows elementary-age kids are learning about Christopher Columbus from books that may not be up-to-date.

UF Orchestra presents The Bad Boys of Music

Published: October 8 2009

Toward better solar cells: Chemists gain control of light-harvesting paths

Published: October 8 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida chemists have pioneered a method to tease out promising molecular structures for capturing energy, a step that could speed the development of more efficient, cheaper solar cells.

ESPN correspondent Tom Farrey to speak at Reitz Student Union

Published: October 8 2009

UF study: Exercise improves body image for fit and unfit alike

Published: October 8 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Attention weekend warriors: the simple act of exercise and not fitness itself can convince you that you look better, a new University of Florida study finds.

Eight UF students awarded Fulbright Scholarships for international studies

Published: October 7 2009

NSF awards $1.4 million to UF, other institutions to study disease threatening lobsters

Published: October 7 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Caribbean spiny lobster is one of Florida’s top commercial seafood species, with an annual $27 million harvest — but a recently discovered virus is killing the crustaceans and threatening the industry.

Multimedia: NSF awards $1.4 million to UF, other institutions to study disease threatening lobsters

Published: October 7 2009

Lobster Disease

Published: October 7 2009

A virus is endangering one of Florida’s top commercial seafood species, the Caribbean spiny lobster. Scientists discovered the PaV1 virus in 1999 and University of Florida researchers are working to figure out its origin and how it’s transmitted.

Deadline for Superior Accomplishment nominations is Oct. 30

Published: October 7 2009

Legislators to speak at Community Campus Council breakfast

Published: October 7 2009

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UF study finds deficiencies in Columbus picture books used in schools

Published: October 5 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The story of Christopher Columbus and the people he encountered when he arrived in the Caribbean has yet to be truthfully conveyed in books used by elementary school students, a new University of Florida study finds.

Director of UF Tourism Crisis Management Institute to speak in Mexico

Published: October 5 2009

RISK Cinema season is tribute to independent filmmaking

Published: October 5 2009

Harn, Florida Museum to host Museum Nights

Published: October 5 2009

Disney Institute, UF offer one-day workshops on customer service

Published: October 1 2009

National UF butterfly science curriculum engages kids as scientists

Published: October 1 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Youth around the country will become bona fide butterfly researchers as part of a new science curriculum developed by University of Florida faculty and staff.

UF to receive $29.5 million in Recovery Act funds to begin study of whether exercise prevents disability in older adults

Published: October 1 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will receive $29.5 million in federal stimulus funds over the next two years from the National Institute on Aging to begin a six-year study on whether a program of structured physical activity can prevent or delay major movement disability in older adults.

Environmental pioneer to talk about Everglades at Graham Center

Published: October 1 2009

ABC News: Joe Little

Published: October 29 2009

Law professor emeritus Joe Little was quoted in an Oct. 15 ABC News story about an effort to limit legal compensation for a woman who was attacked and disfigured by her friend’s chimpanzee.

Arizona Republic: Philip Williams

Published: October 29 2009

Philip Williams, director of the Center for Latin American Studies, was quoted in an Oct. 19 Arizona Republic story about the growing role of clergy in the discussion of immigration reform.

Associated Press: Dave Denslow

Published: October 9 2009

Economics professor Dave Denslow was quoted in a Sept. 24 Associated Press story about the decline in house resales nationally in August.

Associated Press: Donna Sabis-Burns

Published: October 29 2009

Research by recent doctoral graduate Donna Sabis-Burns was cited in an Oct. 11 Associated Press story about how the story of Christopher Columbus is being told in classrooms today. The citation was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Associated Press: Michael Conlon

Published: October 29 2009

Michael Conlon, interim director of biomedical informatics, was quoted in an Oct. 21 Associated Press story about a federal stimulus grant that will be used to create a Facebook-style networking system to link biomedical researchers. The story was the result of a Health Science Center news release.

Associated Press: Steven Willis

Published: October 9 2009

Law professor Steven Willis was quoted in a Sept. 25 Associated Press story about whether homeowners can claim tax deductions for donating their houses to fire departments for training.

Author will discuss his book, ‘Ahorca Lagarto,’ on Oct. 8

Published: October 5 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A book talk will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Smathers Library in Room 1A.

DCP is national sustainability leader

Published: October 27 2009

Yesterday, Oct. 26, the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) officially opened its interdisciplinary teaching/research facility, Citylab-Orlando. Located in downtown Orlando, the program will bring sustainable design training to urban challenges in central Florida. In so many ways, DCP’s professional programs and activities model multidisciplinary approaches to sustainability.

Forty Years of Mudfest

Published: October 14 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From Oct. 18 to Nov. 1, “40 Years of Mudfest” will be celebrated in the Tolbert Residential Area on the University of Florida campus.

Gatorade inventor’s antique violin collection loaned to UF music students

Published: October 8 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A collection of antique violins and violas that belonged to, and were played by, the late Dr. James Robert Cade, a University of Florida physician, will be loaned by the Cade Museum Foundation to third-year students at the UF School of Music starting in Fall 2009. Cade was a researcher and lead inventor of Gatorade.

Goodbye ‘R’ rule? Oyster pathogen test may help make shellfish safer

Published: October 14 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The oyster lover’s axiom of edibility — that this shellfish is safest to eat in any month with an “r” in it — may soon become somewhat of a culinary anachronism, thanks to a new food-safety test developed with help from the University of Florida.

Homecoming events offer fun for everyone

Published: October 6 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Homecoming events are sure to have something for everyone. This year’s remaining events include the following:

Miami Herald: David Denslow

Published: October 29 2009

Economist David Denslow was quoted in an Oct. 17 Miami Herald story about Florida’s persistent high unemployment rate, which hit 11 percent in September.

Orlando Sentinel: Donna Sabis-Burns

Published: October 9 2009

Recent doctoral graduate Donna Sabis-Burns was quoted in an Oct. 5 Orlando Sentinel story about her dissertation that examined how picture books portray the story of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Orlando Sentinel: George Dawson

Published: October 9 2009

Law professor George Dawson was quoted in an Oct. 6 Orlando Sentinel story about financial agreements requiring binding arbitration for consumers.

Phytochemicals Diet

Published: October 21 2009

A plate full of brightly colored foods does more than please your eye. Colorful foods like spinach, strawberries, and orange squashes are high in phytochemicals. According to a University of Florida study, a diet with a high phytochemical index can reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity.

Phytochemicals Diet

Published: October 21 2009

A PLATE FULL OF BRIGHTLY COLORED FOODS DOES MORE THAN PLEASE YOUR EYE. COLORFUL FOODS LIKE SPINACH, STRAWBERRIES, AND ORANGE SQUASHES ARE HIGH IN PHYTOCHEMICALS. ACCORDING TO A UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA STUDY, A DIET WITH A HIGH PHYTOCHEMICAL INDEX CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND OBESITY.

Reitz Student Union increases rates

Published: October 27 2009

New rental rates for Reitz Student Union will take effect on Jan. 2, 2010. The new meeting venue rates are better aligned with the current costs of providing services and repairing and replacing equipment. For additional rate information, visit http://www.union.ufl.edu/eventservices/rates.

Reitz Union Parking Garage Reopened

Published: October 19 2009

Please note: The University of Florida Police Department has a standard procedure for dealing with bomb threats. That procedure was followed during Monday’s bomb threat at the Reitz Student Union. The emergency text messaging system is used in cases where a threat is confirmed and has the potential to affect the entire campus. It is important to remember that the campus covers 2,000 acres and the incident Monday at the Student Union involved an area with a roughly 500-foot radius.

St. Petersburg Times: Glenn Morris

Published: October 29 2009

Dr. Glenn Morris, director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in an Oct. 22 St. Petersburg Times story about the safety of the swine flu vaccine. His opinion also was cited in an Oct. 24 editorial.

St. Petersburg Times: Nancy Dowd

Published: October 9 2009

Law professor Nancy Dowd was quoted in an Oct. 4 St. Petersburg Times story about a lawsuit filed by a woman who lived with tennis player Martina Navratilova and describes their relationship as a business partnership.

The flu’s gone to the dogs

Published: October 13 2009

Apparently pigs are not the only mammal kind enough to share their flu with others. Horses now have passed their own flu version, equine influenza, to man’s best friend.

UF honored for work on athletic fields

Published: October 23 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pioneer Athletics recently announced that the University of Florida’s department of Recreational Sports Maintenance staff has been selected as a winner of the 2008 Field of Excellence Award.

Vote Tebow for Heisman

Published: October 27 2009

As the presenting sponsor for the Heisman Trophy, Nissan gets one vote for the Heisman winner. Fans may vote online, and the athlete with the most votes will get Nissan’s official vote. Fans are limited to one vote per day and may register for prizes, including a trip to see the Heisman ceremony and a three-day, two-night stay in New York City. Voting ends on Dec. 4.

Wall Street Journal: Jay Ritter

Published: October 9 2009

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in an Oct. 7 Wall Street Journal story about a federal judge’s approval of a $586 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against firms accused of pumping up the price of stocks.

Washington Post: Jose Alvarez

Published: October 9 2009

José Alvarez, a professor emeritus and authority on Cuban agriculture, was quoted in a Sept. 27 Washington Post story about a new economic model for Cuba’s farmers.

Your video may earn a prize

Published: October 27 2009

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Florida are encouraged to record their personal Gator story. The video stories are a grassroots initiative that allows participants to connect their personal story with the national branding campaign, “When Did You Become a Gator?”