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Tragic story to be staged by Florida Players

Published: February 28 2011

GAINESVILLE,Fla. — Florida Players, a Student Government-funded theater group dedicated to producing quality theatre for free, will be producing the tragic show “Floyd Collins” in March.

SIFE helps local business become more sustainable

Published: February 28 2011

Coalition to celebrate flu immunization program for Alachua County

Published: February 28 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A three-year volunteer-driven campaign to immunize children in local schools has made Alachua County residents among the most protected in the United States against contracting influenza.

Bacardi Lecture examines significance of Havana cigar

Published: February 28 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The significance, history and future of the Havana cigar will be explored by Jean Stubbs in a lecture Wednesday evening.

UF Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th Anniversary Season

Published: February 25 2011

Updated UF scientific report explains relationship between turf grass, water quality

Published: February 24 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lawn fertilizer misuse is one of many factors degrading water quality in Florida and summertime fertilizer bans may not be a quick-fix solution, according to an updated report released this week by University of Florida scientists.

UF's Department of Recreational Sports hosts the Strong Gator competition

Published: February 24 2011


UF's Master Teacher program wins prestigious national academic award

Published: February 24 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The graduate-school component of the University of Florida's groundbreaking Florida Master Teacher Initiative won the Association of Teacher Educators' coveted 2011 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award last week.

UF’s Department of Recreational Sports hosts the Strong Gator competition

Published: February 24 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Department of Recreational Sports will host the Strong Gator competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.

Campaign starts to encourage participation in undergraduate survey

Published: February 24 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Undergraduate Gators will again have a chance to speak up and improve the college experience with the 2011 Student Experience in the Research University, or SERU, survey this year.

UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

Published: February 24 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, new University of Florida research has found.

Potential new drug treats blood disorders by halting overproduction of blood cells

Published: February 24 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like a switch stuck in the on position, the bone marrow can churn out blood cells that bloat internal organs and clog blood vessels, leading to life-threatening disease.

Bob Graham Center hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist

Published: February 23 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nicholas Kristof, one of the most respected columnists on foreign affairs working today, will discuss his work and outlook for the year ahead Feb. 28 at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

UF study: Florida nurses below U.S. average for higher degrees; patient care may suffer

Published: February 23 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nurses in Florida are falling behind national trends in terms of education — a direction that may affect patient safety and quality of care as well as the ability to educate the next generation of nursing professionals.

Floridians remain confident about economy for second consecutive month

Published: February 22 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained at 77 out of 100 in February further demonstrating the public’s positive view of the economy, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF asks Gators to reconsider ways to be 'green' this spring

Published: February 22 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla — The University of Florida Office of Sustainability is hosting "REthink" this spring — a campaign to engage, educate, and empower Gators to consider waste in its many forms and the ways they can REduce, REuse, REcycle, REpurpose, REnew, REstore, and REspond in their own lives.

UF conference to look at Florida's energy future

Published: February 22 2011


UF conference to look at Florida’s energy future

Published: February 22 2011

African-American women less vulnerable to media-driven body dissatisfaction

Published: February 21 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s no secret that media images of the “ideal” body type can lead women to be critical of their own bodies and can even contribute to eating disorders.

Leading expert on citizenship and political process to visit UF

Published: February 18 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Russell Dalton, one of the nation’s leading experts on citizenship and the political process, will share his expertise Feb. 21 at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

Published: February 18 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pine trees are one of the most important crops in the southeastern U.S., and a consortium led by University of Florida personnel has been awarded a five-year, $20 million federal grant to help landowners and foresters throughout the region adapt to and mitigate global climate change in coming decades.

World Food Prize Laureate to discuss challenges of global food demands

Published: February 18 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — According to the United Nations, nearly 1 billion of the world’s 6.5 billion people went hungry last year.

$1 million from 'Tyler's Hope' will boost UF research effort

Published: February 17 2011

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Week of events at UF to focus on eating disorders, body image concerns

Published: February 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Embrace Your Body Week 2011 will be kicked off at the University of Florida on Monday to increase awareness of body image and eating concerns experienced by many students.

Psychological effects of BP oil spill go beyond residents of impacted shorelines

Published: February 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The psychological effects of the BP oil spill, the largest recorded environmental disaster in human history, extend far beyond people living around the areas of the Gulf of Mexico that were directly impacted by the spill, a new study finds.

UF researchers share expertise at scientific meeting

Published: February 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With expertise ranging from the inner brain to the ocean depths, as well as a “taste” for sensory exploration, four University of Florida researchers will share their knowledge at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 177th annual meeting beginning today in Washington, D.C.

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Published: February 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening — now, University of Florida researchers say they were right.

Orlando Sentinel: Bob Stamps

Published: February 16 2011

Miami Herald: Frank Mazzotti

Published: February 16 2011

UF leads world in reconfigurable supercomputing

Published: February 15 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers say their supercomputer, named Novo-G, is the world’s fastest reconfigurable supercomputer and is able to perform some important science applications faster than the Chinese supercomputer touted as the world’s most powerful.

University of Florida Campaign for Charities continues to raise more than $1 million

Published: February 15 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite an ailing economy, Gators continue to give. The University of Florida Campaign for Charities raised more than $1 million for the sixth consecutive year from its 2010 campaign.

Housing department first university in world to receive green certification

Published: February 14 2011

Patient privacy should be respected abroad and online

Published: February 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Taking an unauthorized photo of a patient and posting it on Facebook is a giant no-no for health-care providers, who follow strict federal guidelines protecting patient privacy.

Fragrant Roses

Published: February 14 2011

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, University of Florida researchers have discovered a way to grow better smelling roses that also last longer.

Technology leader to speak at UF Thursday

Published: February 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Norman Augustine, one of the nation’s premier technology leaders, will speak at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in a seminar titled “Technology and Innovation in America’s Competitive Future.”

Leading epidemiologist selected to head new department

Published: February 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has appointed internationally recognized epidemiologist Linda B. Cottler the founding chairwoman of UF’s department of epidemiology, a newly created department administered jointly by the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

College of Design, Construction and Planning focuses on technology during research showcase

Published: February 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Technology is evolving, and the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning is ready. In fact, the college’s fourth annual Research Showcase will have a major focus on technology and how it is used, both in an educational environment and in practice.

Gainesville voters need to register by midnight Monday

Published: February 12 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Monday is the last day to register to vote for the March 15, 2011, City of Gainesville Election.

Royal Museum for Central Africa's director general to visit UF

Published: February 11 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida's art and research facilities may expand their international connections through a visit from a distinguished European next week.

UF alumnus to talk about social media, student engagement

Published: February 10 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Division of Student Affairs is sponsoring a presentation by Rey Junco titled “Meeting them where they are: Social media and student engagement” at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Graham Gallery, second floor of Graham Hall. The free presentation is open to public.

UF researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

Published: February 10 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of women receive unnecessary surgical breast biopsies in Florida each year, University of Florida researchers state in an article published online this week by the American Journal of Surgery.

Multimedia: UF researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

Published: February 10 2011

Breast Biopsies

Published: February 10 2011

Roughly 37 million women each year have a mammogram to check for signs of breast cancer, but a costly procedure to diagnose women with cancer after a suspicious mammogram is apparently being used too often. That’s according to a new University of Florida study that suggests breast biopsies should not be the only option to diagnose abnormalities in a mammogram.

Northern Arizona professor to lecture on ancient Egypt

Published: February 10 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Graffiti, cults and pilgrimage activity of ancient Egypt will be the topic of discussion when Northern Arizona University’s Professor Emeritus Eugene Cruz-Uribe visits the University of Florida.

Historic preservation advocate, group to receive award from UF

Published: February 10 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Villagers Inc., a community preservation group, and historic preservation advocate Sallye Jude will be awarded the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning 2011 Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award at a luncheon Friday.

Award-winning environmental documentary to be screened at Bob Graham Center

Published: February 9 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The award-winning environmental documentary “Fuel” will be screened Tuesday (Feb. 15) at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

UF hosts event celebrating civil rights movement leaders

Published: February 9 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 1960, one Florida A&M University student changed civil rights history forever.

Local basketball game to be rebroadcast Thursday night

Published: February 9 2011

Revisited human-worm relationships shed light on brain evolution

Published: February 9 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Man is but a worm” was the title of a famous caricature of Darwin’s ideas in Victorian England. Now, 120 years later, a molecular analysis of mysterious marine creatures unexpectedly reveals our cousins as worms, indeed.

Multimedia: Shark attacks increase worldwide; Florida continues four-year decline

Published: February 7 2011

Shark attacks increase worldwide; Florida continues four-year decline

Published: February 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The number of reported shark attacks last year increased worldwide but declined in Florida, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File annual report released today.

Florida Museum highlights state's ranching history

Published: February 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History opens two exhibits exploring the state's ranching and cowboy legacy this weekend.

Lecture at UF to focus on private area within China's Forbidden City

Published: February 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the most significant and rarely seen cultural sites in China's Forbidden City will be the subject of a lecture on Thursday by Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund and a University of Florida alumna.

Pepsi to present $15,000 grant check to Shands Healthcare

Published: February 7 2011

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Lecture at UF to focus on private area within China’s Forbidden City

Published: February 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the most significant and rarely seen cultural sites in China’s Forbidden City will be the subject of a lecture on Thursday by Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund and a University of Florida alumna.

Contest to use art to spotlight UF research

Published: February 4 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The submission deadline for the third annual “Elegance of Science” art contest sponsored by the University of Florida Marston Science Library is Feb. 28.

Coach Donovan needs support for charity challenge

Published: February 4 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Basketball Coach Billy Donovan needs your help.

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

Published: February 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Winter chills couldn’t keep a handful of southeast Gainesville parishioners away from church one dreary evening in January. They didn’t want to miss their time of fellowship.

Oil in Gulf of Mexico: Biologists cite need for critical data to determine ecological consequences

Published: February 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty years after biologists attempted to determine the ecological damages to marine life from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists dealing with the BP disaster find themselves with the same problem: the lack of critical data to determine the ecological consequences of human-induced environmental disasters, a University of Florida researcher said.

Fla. Senate president to offer insider look at new legislative session

Published: February 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos will provide a preview of the upcoming 2011 Florida legislative session on Feb. 10 at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

New findings on UF marine compound show versatility, from anti-tumor agent to bone regeneration

Published: February 2 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A promising medicinal compound discovered in a marine organism by University of Florida pharmacy researchers is showing its versatility against multiple diseases.

Florida Times-Union: Gary Knox and Ed Gilman

Published: February 2 2011

UF ranks second among large colleges and universities in Peace Corps recruitment

Published: February 2 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida ranked second among large colleges and universities in the 2011 Peace Corps’ rankings of top recruiting schools, released today.

UF astronomers, NASA team find six closely packed planets orbiting same star

Published: February 2 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A NASA team including three University of Florida astronomers has found six new planets in a distant solar system that in some ways resembles our own.

Multimedia: Florida's real estate outlook perks up in several areas, UF survey finds

Published: February 1 2011


Florida's real estate outlook perks up in several areas, UF survey finds

Published: February 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Optimism has increased slowly but steadily in Florida real estate markets through the fourth quarter of 2010, a new University of Florida survey finds.

Magicians Penn and Teller to perform free show at UF

Published: February 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Magicians Penn and Teller will be performing at the University of Florida on Feb. 9 in the Phillips Center For Performing Arts, courtesy of ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau and Student Government.

Associated Press: Paul Doering

Published: February 16 2011

Paul Doering, college of pharmacy professor, was cited in a Feb. 9 Associated Press story about a pregnant woman in Colorado accidently being given a drug that is used in abortions.

Blood Disease Breakthrough

Published: February 24 2011

A new discovery may offer hope for people who suffer from a disorder that can lead to a stroke or cancer. University of Florida researchers have discovered a drug that regulates blood cell growth in people whose bone marrow is producing cells uncontrollably. UF researchers say the drug called G-6 targets a mutation that causes blood producing cells to go haywire thanks to a mutation in a gene called JAK-2.

Disney show coming to O’Connell in March

Published: February 2 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tickets go on sale Thursday for “Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show,” coming March 10 to the O’Connell Center.

EPI research day will feature 74 posters

Published: February 8 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The fourth annual University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day 2011 on Thursday will exhibit 74 posters featuring interdisciplinary research spanning novel and re-emerging infectious diseases affecting plants, humans, animals and food safety.

Florida Times-Union: Dr. Nam Dang

Published: February 2 2011

Dr. Nam Dang, a professor and the deputy chief of the division of oncology, was quoted in a Jan. 23 Florida Times-Union story about a man dealing with many financial obstacles in order to survive Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Florida Times-Union: Jamie Ellis

Published: February 2 2011

Entomologist Jamie Ellis was quoted in a Jan. 15 Florida Times-Union story about researchers narrowing the reasons for honey bee losses.

Frank Stronach Plant Science Center Conference Facility announced for UF’s Citra operation

Published: February 16 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida officials announced today that construction of a much-needed conference center will begin soon at its Plant Science Research and Education Unit, known as PSREU, in Citra, Fla. thanks to a gift of $1.5 million from Frank Stronach, founder and Chairman of Magna International Inc.

Improv group raises money for good cause

Published: February 25 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Theatre Strike Force, University of Florida’s premiere improvisational and sketch comedy troupe, is hosting “12 Hours of Improv,” an improv comedy marathon showcasing the best comedy UF has to offer on Feb. 25 in the Orange and Brew.

National Geographic - Zhong-Ren Peng

Published: February 2 2011

Zhong-Ren Peng, chairman of the department of urban and regional planning, was quoted in a Jan. 24 National Geographic story about Guangzhou, China winning the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award.

Romantic Relationships

Published: February 14 2011

Valentine’s Day can often reinforce how much couples belong together or tear them further apart. Now research shows how you and your mate get along really does matter to a successful relationship.

St. Petersburg Times: Bill Messina

Published: February 2 2011

Agricultural economist Bill Messina was quoted in a Jan. 22 St. Petersburg Times story about Florida’s public universities not being able to benefit from the loosening of travel restrictions to Cuba.

USA Today: Jay Ritter

Published: February 2 2011

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a Jan. 26 USA Today story about initial public offerings soaring in the market, especially with smaller companies.