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UF's Win Phillips receives high honor from engineering society

Published: November 30 2009


50th anniversary of civil rights sit-ins to be discussed at UF

Published: November 30 2009

Finance and Facilities Committee of the University of Florida Board of Trustees announces a public meeting

Published: November 30 2009

Media advisory

UF offers H1N1 flu vaccines to faculty, staff and students on Wednesday

Published: November 30 2009

Grant to help zoo visitors learn more about science with their cell phones

Published: November 30 2009

Askew Institute director to chair Federation of State Humanities Councils

Published: November 25 2009

November Consumer Confidence

Published: November 24 2009

Multimedia: Floridians plan to spend little more than last year this gift-giving season

Published: November 24 2009

Highest jobless rate in three decades causes drop in consumer confidence

Published: November 24 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell three points to 69 in November amid continued concerns over the state’s high unemployment rate, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Floridians plan to spend little more than last year this gift-giving season

Published: November 24 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s retailers are in for a repeat of last year’s dismal holiday season, with consumers expecting to spend about the same amount of money on gifts, a new University of Florida survey finds.

Holiday Shopping

Published: November 24 2009

With retailers bracing for a slow holiday shopping season, a new University of Florida survey suggests consumers are claiming to be more optimistic this year; exactly six dollars more optimistic. That’s how much more consumers surveyed in Florida expect to spend this year.

Carillon plays 30 years of campus music

Published: November 24 2009

UF's bird sound recordings to go digital, online with help of grant

Published: November 23 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida ornithologists are preparing to digitize nearly all of UF's analog bird-sound field recordings, one of the largest collections in the Western Hemisphere with 23,650 cataloged recordings representing about 3,000 species.

UF’s bird sound recordings to go digital, online with help of grant

Published: November 23 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida ornithologists are preparing to digitize nearly all of UF’s analog bird-sound field recordings, one of the largest collections in the Western Hemisphere with 23,650 cataloged recordings representing about 3,000 species.

Dengue virus returns to Florida after more than 50 years, UF researchers say

Published: November 23 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida mosquito researchers are watching with a wary eye as dengue virus returns to the state after more than 50 years.

Engineer designs micro-endoscope to seek out early signs of cancer

Published: November 19 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Traditional endoscopes provide a peek inside patients’ bodies. Now, a University of Florida engineering researcher is designing ones capable of a full inspection.

UF experts launch Web page to gather Cuban tree frog reports from citizens

Published: November 19 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If Cuban tree frogs have invaded your neighborhood, University of Florida experts want to know — so they’ve launched a Web page encouraging residents to report the super-sized amphibians.

Multimedia: Engineer designs micro-endoscope to seek out early signs of cancer

Published: November 19 2009

Tiny Endoscopes

Published: November 19 2009

A new twist on a common medical tool could mean more efficient surgeries and more comfort for patients. University of Florida researchers have developed an endoscope built with tiny mirrors moving inside. Currently, doctors must physically twist the scope in the patient.

Scientists unlock clues for tailoring corn plant for food, energy needs

Published: November 19 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have long known that the offspring of two inbred strains tend to be superior to both their parents. Now, a team of researchers including a University of Florida geneticist has discovered clues to why that might be the case for one of the most important crops in the world: corn.

UF grape research aims to push wine, grape industries beyond climate and pest obstacles

Published: November 18 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research that could transform grape production around the world is under way in the heart of Florida.

Internet bridges gap for rural residents who need anti-smoking programs

Published: November 17 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Internet may soon join nicotine chewing gum, the patch and behavioral counseling as a remedy for tobacco addiction, says a University of Florida researcher who participated in a study of rural residents using their computers to kick the habit.

Sarasota modern architecture exhibit on display in Smathers Library

Published: November 17 2009

Rotary clubs accepting applications for scholarships

Published: November 17 2009

Smoking Vouchers

Published: November 17 2009

For some, quitting smoking takes more than willpower. Now a University of Florida study shows cold hard cash can help. Researchers start by sending smokers a small carbon monoxide monitor they must use twice a day for six weeks.

WUFT-FM to launch local music performance series during holidays

Published: November 17 2009

Pelham lecture will focus on impacts of Florida's growth management legislation

Published: November 16 2009


Next round of H1N1 flu vaccines to be available Thursday

Published: November 16 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Student Health Care Center has received another allotment of H1N1 vaccines from the Alachua County Health Department, and the clinic expects on Thursday to begin administering about 1,400 H1N1 vaccines to students.

Bernie Machen: Veterans helped build middle class, equalize society

Published: November 16 2009

Much is said on Veterans Day about the sacrifices of our men and women on the battlefield. This is exactly as it should be. We owe everything — our country, our freedoms, our security — to our brave men and women in uniform in past and present conflicts.

UF program to change risky behaviors could save taxpayer dollars

Published: November 16 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tech-savvy young people will receive a prescription for healthier living before they actually see the doctor, says a University of Florida professor whose team is developing a laptop program for use in the waiting room.

Faculty awarded 2009 International Educator of the Year

Published: November 16 2009

UF's College of Design, Construction and Planning celebrates international education

Published: November 13 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning will showcase its commitment to international education with a gallery exhibit Nov. 16-21 as part of International Education Week.

UF/IFAS research harnesses sun's power to kill weeds

Published: November 12 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sunshine helps flowers grow, and it can help rid soil of harmful organisms that hurt Florida's $9 million cut flower industry, a University of Florida expert says.

Thirty-three faculty honored as UF Research Foundation Professors

Published: November 12 2009

UF professor to be inducted into the French Legion of Honor

Published: November 11 2009

University of Florida's AFROTC wins top award second time in three years

Published: November 10 2009


UF's Century Tower to shine blue for World Diabetes Day 2009

Published: November 10 2009


Shark Skin

Published: November 10 2009

You may have a fear of sharks, but the skin of the ocean’s most notorious predator may help save you from deadly bacteria. Researchers at the University of Florida recently discovered that algae follows everything in the marine environment, except the shark. This discovery led to the world’s first surface pattern inspired by shark skin.

Group encourages student art appreciation

Published: November 10 2009

Proposals sought

Published: November 10 2009

Sororities provide fun evening for Gainesville community

Published: November 10 2009

'Escaped' proteins add to hearing loss in elderly, UF researchers found

Published: November 9 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Age-related hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder among the elderly. But scientists are still trying to figure out what cellular processes govern or contribute to the loss.

New study measures hookah use among Florida teens

Published: November 9 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hookah pipe smoking has gained a foothold with Florida teens, according to a new University of Florida study, which shows 11 percent of high school students and 4 percent of middle school students have tried it.

Time: Julie Levy

Published: November 9 2009

New York Times News Service: Bruce Goldberger

Published: November 9 2009

Department of Energy awards $1.275 million grant to UF physicists

Published: November 9 2009

Cultural historian of Renaissance Europe to speak Monday at UF

Published: November 6 2009

University of Florida officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Ida

Published: November 6 2009

Researcher: 'Optical biopsy' for breast cancer increasingly accurate

Published: November 5 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most biopsies following mammograms reveal benign abnormalities, not cancer.

Florida Players presents 'The Pillowman'

Published: November 5 2009


School of Music celebrates 195th birthday of saxophone inventor

Published: November 5 2009

Officials set to unveil College of Engineering historical marker

Published: November 5 2009

Media advisory

UF to use text messaging to collect scholarship donations

Published: November 5 2009

Create holiday cards for pediatric patients

Published: November 24 2009

Termites' gut reactions show how to improve renewable fuel, UF researchers say

Published: November 4 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termite damage costs the U.S. more than $1 billion each year, but that same destructive power might help solve one of the nation's most pressing economic quandaries: sustainable fuel production.

H1N1 nasal spray vaccines available for students

Published: November 4 2009

Musician, physicist to present 'Einstein's Cosmic Messengers' concert

Published: November 3 2009


College of Engineering receives $3 million from Harris Corp.

Published: November 3 2009

Uncertainty about jobs holds back real estate resurgence, UF study shows

Published: November 3 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the state’s high jobless rate, Florida’s real estate outlook is plagued by the most dangerous condition to delay an economic recovery: uncertainty, according to the latest University of Florida survey.

UF names new College Of Public Health and Health Professions dean

Published: November 3 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael G. Perri has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, effective Nov. 6.

A season for gratitude

Published: November 24 2009

Each day we are fortunate to wake up and go to work for one of the largest, most-respected public universities in the country – filled with students who infuse this campus with their energy and optimism. And as our friends up north will soon be reminding us, you cannot beat the weather.

‘Hi Tim’ is popular

Published: November 10 2009

The video officially named “A Day in the Life of a Student at the University of Florida,” and also known as “Hi Tim,” is currently available on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ovGPEuAV8, and ESPN’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Network site, http://www.secacademicnetwork.com/.

ABC News: Mike Scharf

Published: November 20 2009

Entomologist Mike Scharf was quoted in a Nov. 11 ABC News story about his research into how the biology of termites might help find better ways to turn cellulose into energy.

Associated Press: Bill Messina

Published: November 9 2009

Agricultural economist Bill Messina was quoted in an Oct. 28 Associated Press story about the Cuban government’s decision to impose price controls on produce vendors in farmers’ markets.

Associated Press: John Kirkpatrick

Published: November 20 2009

Spinal surgeon Dr. John Kirkpatrick was quoted in a Nov. 4 Associated Press story about an expert panel’s decision against approving a spinal implant.

Chicago Tribune: Glenn Morris

Published: November 20 2009

Dr. Glenn Morris, director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in a Nov. 18 Chicago Tribune story about the difficulty of finding the source of E. coli outbreaks.

Florida Times-Union: John Stinneford

Published: November 20 2009

Law professor John Stinneford was quoted in a Nov. 9 Florida Times-Union story about the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of cases involving juveniles who were sentenced to life in prison without parole.

InsideUF: Nov. 24, 2009

Published: November 24 2009

InsideUF: November 24, 2009

InsideUF: November 10, 2009

Published: November 6 2009

InsideUF: November 10, 2009

Juveniles’ life sentences are too cruel

Published: November 3 2009

By: Lauren Fasig Lauren Fasig, a professor of law and director of research at the Center on Children and Families at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, co-edited the book, Handbook on Communicating and Disseminating Behavioral Science.

Keep industry out of old jetport site

Published: November 16 2009

By: Jack E. Davis Jack E. Davis is associate professor of history and Waldo W. Neikirk 2009-10 Term Professor at the University of Florida. He is the author of An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century.

Miami Herald: Jack E. Davis

Published: November 20 2009

An op-ed column by history professor Jack E. Davis about the controversial background of the Everglades jetport was published Nov. 12 by The Miami Herald. The column was edited and pitched by the News Bureau’s Op-Ed service.

Miami Herald: Lauren Fasig

Published: November 9 2009

An op-ed column by law professor Lauren Fasig about the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of two Florida cases involving juveniles sentenced to life imprisonment without parole was published Nov. 3 by the Miami Herald. The piece was edited and pitched by the News Bureau’s Op-Ed service.

New York Times: Clive D.L. Wynne

Published: November 9 2009

Psychology professor Clive D.L. Wynne was quoted in a Nov. 1 New York Times story about canine intelligence.

New York Times: Fred Gmitter Jr.

Published: November 20 2009

Fred G. Gmitter Jr., a professor of citrus genetics and breeding, was quoted in a Nov. 10 New York Times column about why limes don’t have seeds.

New York Times: Zina Evans

Published: November 9 2009

Zina Evans, director of admissions, was quoted in a Nov. 1 New York Times story about how public universities are looking at applicants in a more holistic or comprehensive way.

Orlando Business Journal: Timothy Becker

Published: November 9 2009

Timothy Becker, director of the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, was quoted in a Nov. 3 Orlando Business Journal story about his research into Florida’s current real estate market. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

View, buy poinsettias

Published: November 24 2009

Both traditional and unique varieties of poinsettias will be at the 2009 University of Florida/IFAS Poinsettia Open House and Sale.

You could be on ESPN!

Published: November 26 2009

Join Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard for ESPN’s “College GameDay — GameDay Live” at 10 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 28 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Live “SportsCenter” broadcasting will begin at 9 a.m.