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Winners announced in Museum photography contest

Published: October 29 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jon Sund of Green Cove Springs and Miranda Bennett of Archer received top honors in this year’s ButterflyFest Pollinator Photography Contest. The winners were announced Oct. 23 during an awards presentation at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s fifth annual ButterflyFest.

Researchers use math, maps to plot malaria elimination plan

Published: October 29 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida researchers and their international colleagues have used mathematical models and maps to estimate the feasibility of eliminating malaria from countries that have the deadliest form of the disease.

Capture-the-flag tourney raises $1,502 for Boys and Girls Club

Published: October 29 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Theta Delta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity recently held its annual capture-the-flag tournament between the members of the University of Florida Panhellenic Council to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County. The event raised $1,502.

Forest ecologist to speak at Reitz Wednesday

Published: October 29 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Professor Nalini Nadkarni, a world-renowned forest ecologist and former Guggenheim fellow, will speak on the University of Florida campus Wednesday.

The R.O.T.C. Myth

Published: October 29 2010

EVERYONE knows that Ivy League universities banned the Reserve Officer Training Corps from their campuses during the Vietnam War. Forty years later, the bans continue, though the reason has shifted from war protest to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay men and women in the military.

2010 Florida Writers' Festival brings three authors to UF

Published: October 28 2010


Harn creates new position to increase collaborations with UF faculty, students

Published: October 28 2010

Russian State Symphony Orchestra performance canceled

Published: October 28 2010

Two new exhibits open Nov. 13 at Florida Museum

Published: October 28 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will open two new exhibits at 10 a.m. Nov. 13.

Water conservation effort expands to other residence areas

Published: October 28 2010

Grant to help astronomy department search skies for habitable planets

Published: October 27 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time when astronomers are searching for Earth-like planets, the University of Florida has received a grant for $500,000 to lead the pack.

UF experiment to go up on next shuttle flight

Published: October 27 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher will have an experiment aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery for what could be its final mission.

Florida's consumer confidence gets big boost from variety of factors

Published: October 26 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Historically low interest rates, bargains on condominiums and the moratorium on foreclosures were the likely causes of a six-point jump in Florida's consumer confidence in October to 74, its highest level in six months, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Career Calling

Published: October 26 2010

Many adults wonder whether young people have a clue what to do with their lives and whether they’ll find a “calling.” Now a new University of Florida study shows freshmen college students are more focused than you think.

UF-based strawberry disease project garners $2.9 million federal grant

Published: October 26 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A research and extension team based at the University of Florida has received a four-year, $2.9 million federal grant to expand efforts to forecast outbreaks of two fungal diseases threatening the nation’s strawberry crop.

College students often feel call to certain careers years before graduating

Published: October 26 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Far from being undecided about what direction to take in life, many students just starting in college already know their career callings, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF research gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age

Published: October 25 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New University of Florida research puts to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period. It turns out it ended up in the icy waters of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica.

Safety zones in Jacksonville will offer help, services to students

Published: October 25 2010

ButterflyFest offers activities for all ages, including butterfly releases, plant sale

Published: October 22 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The fifth annual ButterflyFest at the Florida Museum of Natural History from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday features free, interactive presentations and activities the entire family will enjoy.

Miami Herald: Hendrik Luesch

Published: October 22 2010

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Bruce Goldberger

Published: October 22 2010

Asian leaders convene conference this weekend

Published: October 22 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Southeast Regional Conference of Asian American Leaders celebrates its sixth anniversary at the University of Florida today and Saturday.

Walking Gators prepare to hit the campus trail again next week

Published: October 21 2010

Upcoming lecture by noted scientist-author looks at stress, biology

Published: October 21 2010

UF team's work pays off with unmanned-flight system that captures valuable data

Published: October 20 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On an airboat on Lake Okeechobee, four University of Florida researchers prepare to launch an airplane - by hand.

Multimedia: UF team's work pays off with unmanned-flight system that captures valuable data

Published: October 20 2010


Wildlife Planes

Published: October 20 2010

The military uses small, unmanned airplanes for surveillance. Now, scientists are using them to track birds in their nests and other wild plant and animal life.

College of Fine Arts, AIA, present lecture tonight

Published: October 20 2010

Performing Arts director to serve on board for new facility

Published: October 19 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Blachly, director of the University of Florida Performing Arts, has been selected for the board of directors of the citizens’ group planning to build a new, state-of-the-art performing arts center for Lake, Marion and Sumter counties.

Brechner Center shines light on open government accountability for political candidates

Published: October 19 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida hopes that voters don’t forget a key issue: open government.

UF astronomers, engineers to offer activities in expo at National Mall

Published: October 19 2010

Groups to help improve computer security for UF

Published: October 18 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is teaming up with Florida Free Culture to help faculty, staff and students protect their data.

UF Small Animal Hospital grand opening celebration

Published: October 18 2010

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UF trustee endows professorship to improve health care

Published: October 18 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gift of $2 million from Dr. Steven and Rebecca Scott will endow a professorship in the University of Florida’s department of chemistry to help UF scientists develop advancements that will improve health care for all people.

Companies created in UF program generate jobs in challenging economy

Published: October 18 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the tough economy, a University of Florida program that fosters the creation of new start-up companies had a successful year, according to an annual report filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

UF to help sequence genome of flowering plants' ancient living relative

Published: October 14 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are part of a nationwide team preparing to open a door into better understanding plant evolution by sequencing the genome of the single living sister species to all other flowering plants.

Orlando Health, UF, Shands HealthCare partner to confront challenges, embrace opportunities

Published: October 14 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. — (Oct. 14, 2010) Orlando Health, the University of Florida and Shands HealthCare announced today their intent to collaborate on new health initiatives that will make care more accessible to millions of patients over a 20-county region and expand training opportunities for physicians.

Workshop focuses on ways for tourism industry to handle crises

Published: October 14 2010

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Leading authority in cancer treatment, research to chair UF's department of medicine

Published: October 13 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international authority in blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, has been named the new chair of the University of Florida College of Medicine's department of medicine, according to an announcement Wednesday by Dr. Michael Good, dean of the college.

Gators to compete for recycling title at Homecoming game

Published: October 13 2010

Orlando Health, UF and Shands HealthCare to confront health care challenges, embrace opportunities

Published: October 13 2010

Media advisory

Terrorism and disasters no match for recession in hampering travel plans

Published: October 12 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fears about finances overshadow worries about terrorism, natural disasters and other factors for the nation’s travelers, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF receives grant to train Florida's next generation of physician leaders

Published: October 11 2010


UF speech, hearing clinic offers free 'Living With Hearing Loss' classes

Published: October 11 2010


UF research provides new understanding of bizarre extinct mammal

Published: October 11 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers presenting new fossil evidence of an exceptionally well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal have found it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans.

UF alumni give Florida Museum research boat for shark program

Published: October 11 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Hell’s Bay Boatworks Inc. are donating a custom boat and trailer valued at more than $50,000 to support the University of Florida’s Program for Shark Research.

Rock 104 goes to country music format, stays online with rock music

Published: October 11 2010

Institute of Medicine honors former UF, Shands leader for outstanding service

Published: October 11 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Institute of Medicine, an organization that provides health policy advice to the nation’s leaders, this weekend honored former University of Florida Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. David R. Challoner for outstanding service.

WUFT-TV to cover Homecoming parade live

Published: October 8 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Public television station Florida’s 5, WUFT-TV, will present exclusive live television coverage of the 2010 University of Florida Homecoming parade, starting at noon Friday.

Baker, Walker to be inducted into Rinker School Construction Hall of Fame

Published: October 7 2010

UF astronomers win $8 million to build unique new instrument

Published: October 7 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A multinational team led by University of Florida astronomers has won an $8 million grant to build a major new astronomical instrument for the largest optical telescope in the world in Spain’s Canary Islands.

Students who studied abroad reflect on experiences

Published: October 7 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An event showcasing students and faculty who flourished while traveling abroad will be held in the International Center in the Hub building on Friday.

UF study: emotional effects of heavy combat can be lifelong for veterans

Published: October 6 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The trauma from hard combat can devastate veterans until old age, even as it influences others to be wiser, gentler and more accepting in their twilight years, a new University of Florida study finds.

Multimedia: UF study: emotional effects of heavy combat can be lifelong for veterans

Published: October 6 2010

Combat Trauma

Published: October 6 2010

Combat veterans know some scars just don’t heal. Now a new University of Florida study of World War Two vets shows that some men exposed to heavy combat at a young age felt symptoms of anxiety and depression well into their eighties.

New photo exhibitions focus on UF freshmen, high school students

Published: October 6 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This fall, the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida presents two photography exhibitions by Dawoud Bey, “Dawoud Bey: First-Year Florida Project” and “Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud Bey.”

Expert on Monarch migration to participate in ButterflyFest

Published: October 8 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the world’s leading experts on the migration of Monarchs will speak during the Florida Museum of Natural History’s fifth annual ButterflyFest Oct. 23-24.

UF astronomers to present program, activities in East Gainesville

Published: October 6 2010

UF awarded $7 million to train dentists to serve children, at-risk patients

Published: October 5 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Faculty at the University of Florida received five grants totaling nearly $7 million to improve access to dental care for underserved children and adults from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Washington Post: Diane Mazur

Published: October 5 2010

Orlando Sentinel: Julie Levy

Published: October 5 2010

'Symbiosis: Butterflies, Moths and Plants' opens Oct. 19 at Florida Museum

Published: October 4 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Explore the delicate relationship between butterflies, moths and plants at the Florida Museum of Natural History's newest exhibit, "Symbiosis: Butterflies, Moths and Plants" Oct. 19 through March 13, 2011.

To nurture innovation, engineering college hires entrepreneur in residence

Published: October 4 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The director of a Gainesville-based private equity firm and an experienced venture capital executive has joined the University of Florida College of Engineering as its first entrepreneur in residence.

Soulfest event kicks off UF Homecoming on Sunday

Published: October 4 2010

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Shands hospital system restructures governance of Gainesville, Jacksonville sites

Published: October 1 2010

WUFT-FM marks anniversary with poster by known artist

Published: October 1 2010

Washington Post: Sharon Wright Austin

Published: October 22 2010

Political scientist Sharon Wright Austin was quoted in an Oct. 2 Washington Post story about the Florida gubernatorial race.

USA Today: Jay Ritter

Published: October 5 2010

Professor of finance Jay Ritter was quoted in a Sept. 28 USA Today story about foreign interest in U.S. markets.

UPI: Monika Ardelt

Published: October 22 2010

Sociologist Monika Ardelt was quoted in an Oct. 6 UPI story about her research into the physical and psychological effects of combat. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

UFPD reminds tailgaters of guidelines

Published: October 14 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tailgating at the University of Florida is a cherished part of the overall Gator game-day tradition. As the season moves past the half-way mark, the University of Florida Police Department reminds football fans to follow the guidelines below to ensure a positive home game experience.

UF wants to honor top employees

Published: October 4 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The spotlight is on faculty and staff as the University of Florida is again accepting nominees for the 22nd annual Superior Accomplishment Awards.

UF pushes access to scholarly researc

Published: October 18 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What is open access? It’s the free, permanent access on the Web for scholarly publications. The idea is that research should be available worldwide immediately after publication to anyone who has access to the Internet.

Sydney Morning Herald: Roger Fillingim

Published: October 22 2010

Pain researcher and College of Dentistry professor Roger Fillingim was cited in an Oct. 14 Sydney Morning Herald story for his 2009 review of gender and pain research published by the American Pain Society.

Orlando Sentinel: Stephen Golant

Published: October 22 2010

Gerontologist Stephen Golant was quoted in a Sept. 30 Orlando Sentinel story about the importance of remaking the AARP group so that its membership does not die off.

Orlando Sentinel: Richard Conley

Published: October 22 2010

Political scientist Richard Conley was quoted in an Oct. 5 Orlando Sentinel story about partisan polarization creating gridlock on Capitol Hill.

Orlando Sentinel: Norman C. Leppla

Published: October 5 2010

Entomologist Norman Leppla was quoted in a Sept. 29 Orlando Sentinel story about how lovebugs signal the changing seasons.

Orlando Sentinel: Max Teplitski

Published: October 5 2010

Max Teplitski, an associate professor in soil microbiology, was quoted in a Sept. 29 Orlando Sentinel story about monitoring tomato ripeness to reduce the fruit’s susceptibility to contamination. The story was the result of an IFAS news release.

Orlando Sentinel: Dr. David Winchester

Published: October 25 2010

Cardiologist Dr. David Winchester was quoted in a Sept. 16 Orlando Sentinel story about the college’s findings on the benefits of using cholesterol-lowering statins before surgery and other invasive procedures. The story was the result of a Health Science Center news release.

New York Times: Michael Allan Wolf

Published: October 5 2010

Law professor Michael Allan Wolf was quoted in a Sept. 27 New York Times story about Amendment 4, which would give Floridians a vote on state-mandated plans for growth.

Miami Herald: Daniel Smith

Published: October 22 2010

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in an Oct. 5 Miami Herald story about how easy it is to create new political parties in Florida.

Miami Herald: Chris McCarty

Published: October 5 2010

Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a Sept. 28 Miami Herald about the monthly Florida consumer confidence report. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Florida Players brings Robots to UF

Published: October 22 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Looking for something different to do this weekend? How about something free? Florida Players, University of Florida’s student-run theater group, is opening its fall season with “Robots vs. Fake Robots” at 8 p.m. today.

Events, forum to mark One Less Car Day

Published: October 5 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is challenging students, faculty and staff to give up their cars and use alternative transportation throughout the fall semester and especially Wednesday — One Less Car Day — with the hope that it becomes a habit.

Discovery News: John R. Reynolds

Published: October 5 2010

A new spray-on polymer technology developed by UF scientists is featured in a Sept. 21 Discovery News story. The polymer device could help lead to the development of color display in e-readers. Chemistry professor John R. Reynolds was quoted in the story.

Busy Homecoming weekend ahead for UF

Published: October 11 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This month’s Homecoming activities culminate this weekend with Gator Gallop, the 86th annual parade and Saturday’s game against Mississippi State.

Boston Globe: Roger B. Fillingim

Published: October 5 2010

Roger B. Fillingim, associate professor of community dentistry and behavioral science, was quoted in a Sept. 27 Boston Globe story about the difference in pain tolerance between males and females.

Bloomberg: Tom Spreen

Published: October 5 2010

Tom Spreen, a professor in the food and resource economics department, was quoted in a Sept. 23 Bloomberg story about the citrus greening’s effect on the planting of new orange tre

Associated Press: David Denslow

Published: October 22 2010

Economist David Denslow was quoted in an Oct. 5 Associated Press story about the slow economic recovery.