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No gains in Florida's consumer confidence as economic woes increase

Published: December 29 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's overall consumer confidence remained unchanged at 69 in December, but increasing pessimism about personal finances reflects the state’s worsening economic plight as housing prices fell and unemployment rose, according to a new University of Florida survey.

South Florida Business Journal: Sarah Hamersma

Published: December 24 2009

Photos of Sugar Bowl activities available

Published: December 23 2009

UF School of Music enters new decade as 'All-Steinway School'

Published: December 22 2009


Former Senators Daschle, Frist to discuss bipartisanship health care, Jan. 19

Published: December 22 2009

UF visiting professor wins Vigilance in Journalism award

Published: December 22 2009

UF senior is first to win Marshall Scholarship to study in United Kingdom

Published: December 21 2009

Temp workers not stuck in jobs and earn more than regular employees

Published: December 21 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rather than being trapped in dead-end jobs, many people hired by temporary help agencies actually earn higher hourly wages and are better educated than permanent employees, and move quickly between temporary and regular jobs, a new University of Florida study finds.

National cultural resources expert joins DCP

Published: December 18 2009

Check the UF events calendar for updated events

Published: December 18 2009

UF students volunteer in India for holiday break, write blog

Published: December 18 2009

CEO Pay

Published: December 17 2009

Paying CEOs more than other CEOs results in stockholder dividends

Published: December 17 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Highly paid CEOs are actually a bonus to the profitability of their companies and offer greater dividends to stockholders, a new University of Florida study finds.

Three UF researchers named AAAS Fellows

Published: December 17 2009

Scaling back kids' holiday gift expectations a sensitive subject, UF experts say

Published: December 16 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To say this year's economy has been less than robust would be an understatement.

Multimedia: Scaling back kids' holiday gift expectations a sensitive subject, UF experts say

Published: December 16 2009


Scientists use cell phone records to predict spread of malaria

Published: December 16 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers at work on a malaria elimination study in Africa have become the first to predict the spread of the disease using cell phone records.

Outdoor sculpture installed at the UF Cultural Plaza

Published: December 16 2009

UF to lead national effort to help patients with rare brain disease

Published: December 15 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even with devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, doctors can reach into their medical bags to find something to help a patient.

UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

Published: December 15 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has co-authored a study tracing the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs and finding evidence to support North America as the center of origin for all living marsupials.

Multimedia: UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

Published: December 15 2009

UF graduate already at the helm of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra

Published: December 14 2009

Survey reveals UF students happy, not challenged enough

Published: December 11 2009

UF researchers find lone culprit behind greening

Published: December 9 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have shown that the disease that threatens to devastate the world’s citrus crop is almost certainly the result of a lone species of bacteria, and not that of a combination of bacterial or viral pathogens as some have feared.

UF professor wins award after long career teaching history of science

Published: December 9 2009

WUFT-FM announces lineup for new local holiday music performance series

Published: December 8 2009

South Florida Business Journal: Hyunjoo Oh

Published: December 8 2009

National Public Radio: Sherrilene Classen

Published: December 8 2009

Flight Radiation

Published: December 8 2009

The friendly skies may not prove very friendly to airline passengers who fly too close to lightning while in mid-air. A new study shows they could be exposed to radiation equal to hundreds of chest x-rays.

Small addition to cancer drug may make big difference

Published: December 8 2009

Toward a natural religion

Published: December 7 2009

One hundred-fifty years ago, on Nov. 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, shattering traditional explanations for the diversity of life on Earth. Scientific understanding will never be the same. Neither will religion.

$2.4 million stimulus fuels effort to regenerate injured spinal cords

Published: December 7 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For more than 400 years, scientists have studied the amazing regenerative power of salamanders, trying to understand how these creatures routinely repair injuries that would usually leave humans and other mammals paralyzed — or worse.

Lightning-produced radiation a potential health concern for air travelers

Published: December 7 2009

SEC Championship pre-game photos available beginning Saturday morning

Published: December 4 2009

Gift of $1 million will complete Levin Law Advocacy Center

Published: December 4 2009

UF scientists use virus to kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact

Published: December 3 2009

GAINESVILLE — A virus that in nature infects only rabbits could become a cancer-fighting tool for humans. Myxoma virus kills cancerous blood-precursor cells in human bone marrow while sparing normal blood stem cells, a multidisciplinary team at the University of Florida College of Medicine has found. The findings are now online and will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Leukemia.

AFROTC marks end of year with open house, games, formal dinner

Published: December 3 2009

Media advisory

Beach access, protection at stake in Supreme Court

Published: December 3 2009

Referees and umpires are sometimes accused of trying to correct bad calls during games with “make-up calls” in favor of the wronged team or player.

Computer model reveals where food pathogens grow

Published: December 3 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An outbreak of food-related illness, such as E. coli-tainted spinach, often leaves food safety experts scratching their heads over the source of the contamination.

UF students stage exhibit about struggling Brazilian fishing community

Published: December 2 2009

UF professor named editor-in-chief for Journal of Interior Design

Published: December 2 2009

Multimedia: UF researchers take part in DNA sequencing for entire Pacific island

Published: December 2 2009

UF researchers take part in DNA sequencing for entire Pacific island

Published: December 2 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are collecting marine invertebrates on the French Polynesian island of Moorea as part of a massive effort to inventory the DNA sequence of every living species there.

New forensic technique gives clues about sharks from bite damage

Published: December 1 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hit-and-run attacks by sharks can be solved with a new technique that identifies the culprits by the unique chomp they put on their victims, according to a University of Florida researcher and shark expert.

Associated Press: Mike Seigel

Published: December 16 2009

Law professor Mike Seigel was quoted in a Dec. 9 Associated Press story about a judge’s decision to have tattoos on a neo-Nazi murder suspect covered up for his trial.

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Henry Tosi

Published: December 24 2009

Management professor Henry Tosi was quoted in a Dec. 14 Atlanta Business Chronicle story about his research that found CEOs who were paid more than their peers increased a firm’s return on its assets. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

CBS News: Tim Townsend

Published: December 8 2009

Tim Townsend, professor of environmental engineering, was interviewed as part of a Nov. 23 CBS News report about defective drywall made by U.S. manufacturers. See related video.

Christmas Expectations

Published: December 16 2009

Parents are trying to keep their kids and their family budgets happy this holiday season. With some advice, here’s UF family financial researcher Michael Gutter.

Christmas Expectations

Published: December 16 2009

PARENTS ARE TRYING TO KEEP THEIR KIDS AND THEIR FAMILY BUDGETS HAPPY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCHERS SAY IT MAY TAKE A LITTLE MORE STRATEGY TO KEEP KIDS’ EXPECTATIONS IN LINE WITH THE FINANCIAL BOTTOM LINE.

Exercise Personality

Published: December 2 2009

IT TURNS OUT YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER, AT LEAST WHEN IT COMES TO WHETHER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO EXERCISE.

Florida Times-Union: Glenn Morris

Published: December 24 2009

Dr. Glenn Morris, director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in a Dec. 21 Florida Times-Union story about the new diseases discovered each year and what can be done about them.

MSNBC: Martin Uman

Published: December 16 2009

Martin Uman, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 10 MSNBC story about his research that found jet passengers could be exposed to radiation if the jet passes near lightning discharges or related phenomena known as terrestrial gamma-ray flashes. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

National Public Radio: Dean Gabriel

Published: December 24 2009

Plant pathology professor Dean Gabriel was quoted in a Dec. 18 National Public Radio report about how genetically modified orange trees might be the only way to stop the greening disease.

National Public Radio: Richard Melker

Published: December 24 2009

Dr. Richard Melker, professor of anesthesiology, pediatrics and biomedical engineering, was interviewed for a Dec. 19 National Public Radio report on his invention of the HyGreen hand-washing system for hospital employees. The story was the result of a Health Science Center news release.

Palm Beach Post: Chris McCarty

Published: December 8 2009

Chris McCarty, survey director at the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a Nov. 24 Palm Beach Post story about the monthly Florida consumer confidence report. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

St. Petersburg Times: Bron Taylor

Published: December 8 2009

An op-ed column about the growth of religious naturalism by religion professor Bron Taylor was published Dec. 6 by the St. Petersburg Times. The column was edited and pitched by the News Bureau’s Op-Ed service.

St. Petersburg Times: Clive Wynne

Published: December 8 2009

Psychology professor Clive Wynne and his research into the intelligence of dogs was the subject of a Nov. 30 story in the St. Petersburg Times.

UF closed for holiday

Published: December 24 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most departments and offices of the University of Florida will be closed from Dec. 25 until Jan. 4. Some essential employees and essential departments will remain open, including the University Police Department and some medical clinics in Gainesville and Jacksonville. Happy Holidays!

UF to host – and participate in – NCAA Volleyball Regional, Dec. 11-12

Published: December 9 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is hosting the NCAA Volleyball Regional this weekend at the O’Connell Center. Cheer on the Gator Volleyball team in the NCAA’s Semi-Finals (Sweet Sixteen). The Semi-Finals will take place Friday, Dec. 11 and the Regional Final will take place Saturday, Dec. 12.

USA Today: Glenn Morris

Published: December 16 2009

Glenn Morris, director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in a Dec. 8 USA Today story about how standards for meat served in fast-food restaurants are higher than those for meats given to schools for lunches.

USA Today: Marco Pahor

Published: December 16 2009

Marco Pahor, director of the Institute on Aging, was quoted in a Dec. 13 USA Today story about the federal government’s efforts to help the elderly with walking problems. See related news release from the Health Science Center.

USA Today: Paul Ortiz

Published: December 16 2009

Paul Ortiz, director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Center, was quoted in a Dec. 14 USA Today story about efforts of universities to preserve historic interviews.

Washington Post: Glenn Morris

Published: December 16 2009

Glenn Morris, director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in a Dec. 4 Washington Post story about how food-borne illnesses are harder to track because of how food often is exported from far-flung places.