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Shark Bite Scale

Published: January 28 2010

Trauma doctors could soon assess shark bites the same way they diagnose a first or second-degree burn. University of Florida researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind shark bite severity scale.

Multimedia: UF surgeons, research biologists create scale to grade shark bite severity

Published: January 28 2010

UF surgeons, research biologists create scale to grade shark bite severity

Published: January 28 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shark attack! These words can send waves of fear through the public and often guarantee prominent coverage in the news media — even if the bite is little more than a scratch.

New faculty, new Pathogens Research Facility and 2010 legislative session

Published: January 28 2010

UF celebrates King with 'MLK 2010: Leave Your Mark'

Published: January 27 2010


Gloomy outlook seen for stalled Florida real estate market

Published: January 27 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Uncertainty continues to plague Florida’s bleak real estate outlook in the latest University of Florida quarterly survey, with fears that stagnant financial markets, rising unemployment and another round of foreclosures could make things worse in 2010.

Emerging Pathogens Institute Dedication

Published: January 27 2010

Federal, state, and University of Florida officials and scientists gathered recently to dedicate the Sunshine State’s first research facility focused on new infectious diseases threatening plants, animals, people, and food safety.

New UF parking garage wins design award, sustainability citation

Published: January 27 2010

UF research finds that 'killer' bees haven't stung U.S. honey production

Published: January 26 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In just a few years after Africanized honey bees were introduced to Brazil in 1956, the aggressive bees had dominated and ruined domestic hives throughout South and Central America. According to University of Florida research, however, the same story isn't playing out in North America.

Florida consumer confidence rises to highest level in more than two years

Published: January 26 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in January by five points to 74, possibly a sign of post-holiday relief, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF researchers continue 'extraordinary measures' to tackle Pompe disease

Published: January 26 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As scientists work to find new treatments for Pompe disease - the devastating genetic "villain" that drives the efforts of the main characters in the new film "Extraordinary Measures" — University of Florida researchers are hopeful that gene therapy will help patients in the late stages of the disease breathe on their own.

UF to hold conference on conservation and development, Latin America and Africa

Published: January 26 2010

UF students to tear down symbolic wall on Friday

Published: January 26 2010

Media Advisory

'Moonlight and Martinis' event to raise money for Al'z Place

Published: January 25 2010


UF expert available to talk about prospects for health care reform

Published: January 25 2010

Tip Sheet

Professor to speak in D.C. on educational crisis facing young men of color

Published: January 25 2010

Tip Sheet

Artists reveal Florida's natural beauty through quilting on Feb.6

Published: January 22 2010


UF expert available to talk about Supreme Court campaign finance decision

Published: January 22 2010

Tip Sheet

UF plant geneticist only Florida researcher to receive special DOE funding

Published: January 22 2010

National Haiti telethon to air on WUFT tonight

Published: January 22 2010

Spend the night at the Florida Museum of Natural History, Feb. 27

Published: January 22 2010

Gators United for Haiti partners with UAA, men's basketball to raise funds

Published: January 21 2010


Engineers: New sensor could help treat, combat diabetes, other diseases

Published: January 21 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A tiny new sensor could provide fresh, inexpensive diagnosis and treatment methods for people suffering from a variety of diseases.

Gators United for Haiti partners with UAA, men’s basketball to raise funds

Published: January 21 2010

Blachly, UF Performing Arts to receive Alachua County Business Arts Award

Published: January 21 2010

UF professor sees need in U.S. for community counseling for family members of Haiti earthquake victims

Published: January 20 2010

Tip sheet

UF gets almost $15 million in federal funds to build research complex to help older adults

Published: January 20 2010

New study suggests theory for insect colonies as 'superorganisms'

Published: January 19 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Florida has shown insect colonies follow some of the same biological "rules" as individuals, a finding that suggests insect societies operate like a single "superorganism" in terms of their physiology and life cycle.

Old-time vegetables offer new opportunities to Florida farmers, UF experts say

Published: January 19 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vegetables of yesteryear may offer Florida farmers a brighter tomorrow, say University of Florida experts who’ll be teaching a workshop on commercial production of trendy “heirloom” varieties this weekend.

New study suggests theory for insect colonies as ‘superorganisms’

Published: January 19 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Florida has shown insect colonies follow some of the same biological “rules” as individuals, a finding that suggests insect societies operate like a single “superorganism” in terms of their physiology and life cycle.

UF students take anti-tobacco message to India, blog reaches beyond

Published: January 19 2010

Students from UF, other universities, to celebrate creativity in the arts and sciences

Published: January 19 2010

UF to dedicate 80,000-square-foot Emerging Pathogens Institute facility

Published: January 19 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Federal, state and University of Florida officials and scientists will gather Jan. 26 to dedicate the Sunshine State’s first research facility focused on new infectious diseases threatening plants, animals, people and food safety.

Showcasing UF and Florida's future scientists

Published: January 15 2010


Frist unable to attend sold-out health-care forum, due to Haiti trip; WUFT-FM to broadcast forum

Published: January 15 2010

EPI dedication ceremony to be held on Jan. 26

Published: January 15 2010

Haiti Assistance

Published: January 15 2010

Haiti is facing a humanitarian crisis and is in desperate need of medical help after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. University of Florida Dr. Mark Atkinson is heading there with a team to help with recovery efforts.

Miami Herald: Frank Mazzotti

Published: January 15 2010

Media invited to cover events marking MLK celebration

Published: January 14 2010

Media Advisory

Fla. Museum scientist wins $865,000 NSF CAREER Award for genetic plant research

Published: January 14 2010

UF awards $150,000 grant to preserve oral histories of local African-Americans

Published: January 14 2010

Vice President for Student Affairs: How you can help Haiti, candlelight vigil scheduled

Published: January 14 2010

UF geophysics professor available for comment about Haiti earthquake

Published: January 13 2010

Tip Sheet

Emerging Pathogens Institute dedication ceremony set for Jan. 26

Published: January 13 2010

Media Advisory

President Machen releases statement regarding Haiti

Published: January 13 2010

NASA awards University of Florida $870,000 grant to study land use cover change

Published: January 13 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received an $870,000 grant to study how to better adapt to climate change.

UF study: Prescribed erectile dysfunction drugs don't lead to risky sexual behavior

Published: January 12 2010


The College of Fine Arts will present Baroque to Broadway on Jan. 19

Published: January 12 2010

Can you take a five minute shower? Pilot expands to Murphree and Graham Areas

Published: January 12 2010

Dead Sea-dwelling microbes reveal roots of protein common to all higher life forms

Published: January 11 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — We have more in common with Dead Sea-dwelling microbes than previously thought. University of Florida researchers have found that one of the most common proteins in complex life forms may have evolved from proteins found in microbes that live in deadly salty environments.

World-renowned turtle and tortoise expert to speak on the threat of tortoise extinction

Published: January 11 2010

Study abroad fair highlights global education opportunities

Published: January 8 2010

Diverse magazine honors African American studies and women's studies professor

Published: January 7 2010


Three University of Florida faculty awarded Fulbright Scholar grants

Published: January 7 2010

UF professor to be guest speaker at MLK Parade Celebration, Ocoee

Published: January 7 2010

Diverse magazine honors African American studies and women’s studies professor

Published: January 7 2010

From crickets to whales, animal calls have something in common

Published: January 6 2010

Four-part lecture series examines identity-tracking technologies

Published: January 6 2010

Workplace Stress

Published: January 6 2010

UF urologists use robot to shave time off vasectomy reversal, raise sperm counts

Published: January 6 2010

UF research improves production of sea oats essential to beach survival

Published: January 5 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It might be easy for the casual beachgoer to write off sea oats as mere weeds. However, the lanky grass holds the soil of beach dunes, making it a keystone of the natural barrier between land and water—and University of Florida researchers are using cutting-edge techniques to keep that barrier in place.

Spring classes may begin with winter chill

Published: January 4 2010

USA Today: Raymond Russo

Published: January 15 2010

Geophysics professor Raymond Russo was quoted in a Jan. 13 USA Today story about the geology of Haiti and its susceptibility to earthquakes. The quote was the result of a News Bureau tip sheet.

UF provides help for Haiti

Published: January 27 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Helping Haitians now is greatly important. Everyone is encouraged to lend a hand or to aid organizations here at the University of Florida or elsewhere.

UF Friends of Music 'Swing Into Spring' event offers fun and romance on Feb. 13

Published: January 13 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Friends of Music will host their annual benefit in support of the College of Fine Arts School of Music. This year’s benefit “Swing Into Spring” promises an entertaining evening with music, dance, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

UF campus-directory pickup

Published: January 15 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The 2010 University of Florida Campus Directory is available for pickup at Central Stores Warehouse, Building 705, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Stores Warehouse is located on Radio Road, directly west of the UF Motor Pool. For more information, e-mail Sharon Eyman, sharonla@ufl.edu.

New York Times: Richard Hollinger

Published: January 15 2010

Criminology professor Richard Hollinger was quoted in a Dec. 30 New York Times story about retail store employees who misuse gift cards to defraud their employers.

Missing UF students found and safe

Published: January 14 2010

Two University of Florida students in Haiti who had been unaccounted for since Tuesday’s earthquake are alive and well, the UF Dean of Students has learned.

nsideUF: January 19, 2010

Click above for the print edition of InsideUF: January 19, 2010

Discover: Doug Levey

Published: January 15 2010

Research by biologist Doug Levey into the behavior of mockingbirds was listed as one of the top 100 science stories of 2009 by Discover magazine. See related News Bureau news release.