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Atmospheric scientist to present seminar on Florida climate projections

Published: September 30 2011

Media advisory

Monday starts recognition of arts, humanities on campus

Published: September 30 2011

Cat Fertility

Published: September 29 2011

They might seem cute and cuddly, but some of the cats you see roaming neighborhoods or hanging out by restaurants are wild animals, born without any people caring for them. Now University of Florida researchers say a vaccine may help control feral cat populations.

UF's Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator companies show $753 million impact for 2004-2010

Published: September 29 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida's Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator program, which fosters the growth of startup bioscience companies with ties to UF, has released a study showing that over the last seven years its companies and graduates had a total economic impact on Alachua County of $753 million.

Multimedia: UF researchers: Single dose of contraceptive vaccine controls fertility in cats for years

Published: September 29 2011

Friday lecture to examine tax policy, fiscal crisis

Published: September 29 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Prominent Washington, D.C., attorneys and tax experts will discuss one of the most important issues facing the United States right now – the potential fiscal crisis – at the second Ellen Bellet Gelberg Tax Policy Lecture at the University of Florida Levin College of Law on Friday.

UF researchers: Single dose of contraceptive vaccine controls fertility in cats for years

Published: September 29 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, report that a single dose of an immunocontraceptive vaccine controls fertility over multiple years in adult female cats.

Sister Hazel band members to sing national anthem, host Gator Growl

Published: September 29 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ken Block and Drew Copeland from the group Sister Hazel will return to their hometown to sing the national anthem and host Gator Growl 2011.

Spanish-language series offers new educational tool for TB awareness

Published: September 28 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Teresa knocks on her friend’s door late one night.“¿Qué pasa?” the friend worriedly asks.

Noted clinical scientist to lead UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville

Published: September 28 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After an extensive national search, Dr. Daniel R. Wilson has been named vice president of the University of Florida Health Science Center-Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville, announced Dr. David S. Guzick, UF senior vice president for health affairs and president of the UF&Shands Health System.

As particle accelerator closes, UF physicist looks toward new research site

Published: September 28 2011

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Miami Herald: Paul Chadik

Published: September 28 2011

Reality games creator Jane McGonigal to discuss how games can change the world

Published: September 28 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jane McGonigal, a leader in the growing movement to create online games that are socially conscious and rooted in real-world problems, will speak in a special forum Oct. 4 at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Students, officers recognized for helping heart attack victim

Published: September 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For acting quickly to help save the life of a University of Florida engineering professor in full cardiac arrest, two students and three police officers were recognized Friday by University of Florida Police Chief Linda Stump during a meeting of the UFPD Campus Advisory Committee.

Couple adds to $2 million gift to make up for losses during recession

Published: September 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When former teachers Bill and Robbie Hedges saw their 2005 donation of almost $2 million to the University of Florida’s College of Education drop in value during the global financial crisis in recent years, they feared the education research supported by their gift would suffer from the reduced funding.

UF study finds modest rise in Florida’s consumer confidence

Published: September 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence index rose this month to 64, up three points from a revised mark of 61 in August, which was only two points higher than the record low of 59 set in June 2008, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF study finds modest rise in Florida's consumer confidence

Published: September 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida's consumer confidence index rose this month to 64, up three points from a revised mark of 61 in August, which was only two points higher than the record low of 59 set in June 2008, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Thursday event to focus on UFIT services, research

Published: September 26 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research Computing Day will take place Thursday with the goal of strengthening the relationship between University of Florida faculty and information technology services available at UF.

Florida Museum's first free 'Science Café' Oct. 6 explores seafood choices

Published: September 23 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host the first program in its free "Science Café" series, "Seafood Choices: Why am I confused?" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6.

Museum begins three-year campaign Oct. 15 to fund permanent 'Discovery Room'

Published: September 23 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Buy your tickets now for the first events in the Florida Museum of Natural History's three-year fundraising campaign to create a permanent and expanded "Discovery Room" family activity area. The events are scheduled for Oct. 15, Nov. 16 and Feb. 24, 2012.

UF speech, hearing clinic offers free hearing loss classes

Published: September 23 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Gainesville chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of Florida will offer “Living with Hearing Loss,” a series of free classes for people with hearing impairment.

Museum begins three-year campaign Oct. 15 to fund permanent ‘Discovery Room’

Published: September 23 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Buy your tickets now for the first events in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s three-year fundraising campaign to create a permanent and expanded “Discovery Room” family activity area. The events are scheduled for Oct. 15, Nov. 16 and Feb. 24, 2012.

Parents play a powerful role in predicting DUI

Published: September 6 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sipping the occasional glass of wine may seem relatively harmless, and could even be beneficial to the drinker’s health. But for parents, even moderate drinking can result in one unintended consequence: an increased risk their children will drive under the influence as adults.

Community Alcohol Coalition to meet Sept. 27

Published: September 21 2011

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UFPA offers free performance of U.S. Marine Band

Published: September 21 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will host a free performance by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

Noted journalist Jeff Klinkenberg to discuss 'The Next Florida'

Published: September 20 2011

NESVILLE, Fla. — Jeff Klinkenberg, an author, essayist and one of Florida's leading newspaper columnists, will discuss the profound cultural shifts occurring in the Sunshine State on Sept. 26 at the University of Florida's Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

UF, Pinellas schools win professional development award

Published: September 20 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning and Pinellas County Schools have won a prestigious, statewide award for their groundbreaking professional development partnership.

UF&Shands recruits health care leader as new chief quality officer

Published: September 19 2011

New York Post: Carsten Bandt

Published: September 16 2011

Florida Museum hosts 'Drums and Dance' fall music series

Published: September 16 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History invites the public to "Drums and Dance," a series of musical events, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4.

Palm Beach Post: John Kaplan

Published: September 16 2011

International Herald-Tribune: Marco Salemi

Published: September 16 2011

Orlando Sentinel: Steve Kirn

Published: September 16 2011

UF&Shands names chief communications officer

Published: September 16 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A nationally recognized medical writer and public relations practitioner has been named chief communications officer for UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center.

UF-led study: Invasive amphibians, reptiles in Florida outnumber world

Published: September 15 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has the world’s worst invasive amphibian and reptile problem, and a new 20-year study led by a University of Florida researcher verifies the pet trade as the No. 1 cause of the species’ introductions.

Sept. 24 walk focuses on need to eliminate health disparities

Published: September 15 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program will hold its second annual Walk to Eliminate Health Disparities Sept. 24 on the UF campus.

Invasive Species

Published: September 15 2011

A variety of non-native snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and others are invading the Sunshine State, according to research from the University of Florida. Researchers have documented nearly 140 introduced species of amphibians and reptiles between 1863 and 2010.

UF summit to explore how engineering can create innovation economy

Published: September 14 2011

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Harn joins Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Museums & Gardens Campaign

Published: September 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is teaming up with museums around the country to promote healthy eating and exercise habits in children by participating in the Let's Move! Museums and Gardens Campaign.

Solar-powered charging station to be dedicated today

Published: September 14 2011

UF study names new ancient crocodile relative from the land of Titanoboa

Published: September 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Did an ancient crocodile relative give the world’s largest snake a run for its money?

UF helping students find, enhance their strengths

Published: September 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is helping students discover, develop and utilize their strengths to achieve academic and personal success during UF Strengths Week, now through Friday.

Sea smarts: Scientists studying mollusks discover there is more than one way to make a brain

Published: September 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seemingly simple animals such as the snail and squid have ransacked the genetic toolkit over the last half billion years to find different ways to build complex brains, nervous systems and shells, according to an international team of researchers, including a neuroscientist with the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience.

Researchers map the global spread of drug-resistant influenza

Published: September 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the new movie “Contagion,” fictional health experts scramble to get ahead of a flu-like pandemic as a drug-resistant virus quickly spreads, killing millions of people within days after they contract the illness.

Teach For America attracts high number of UF graduates

Published: September 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This fall, more than 5,200 new Teach For America corps members are teaching across the country, and 75 of them are Gators.

UFPA events kick off Hispanic Heritage Month

Published: September 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three-time Mexican National Dance Award winner Delfos Danza Contemporánea’s performance at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15.

UF creates Engineering Innovation Institute, names first director

Published: September 12 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The inaugural director has been selected for the newly created Engineering Innovation Institute at the University of Florida.

Leading children's health expert to head UF department of pediatrics

Published: September 12 2011

GAINESVILLE - An international expert on pediatric endocrinology, developmental biology and the prevention of brain injury in preterm infants has been tapped to lead the University of Florida College of Medicine department of pediatrics and serve as the physician leader for Shands Hospital for Children.

Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles sports at Phillips Center

Published: September 12 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three-man comedy troupe Reduced Shakespeare Company brings its latest stage show, “The Complete World of Sports (abridged)” to the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

U.S. Constitution to be read on campus Sept. 12

Published: September 9 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Constitution will be read aloud from noon to 1:30 Monday under the canopy at the Plaza of the Americas outside Library West.

Former justice, Graham to help dedicate Stephen N. Zack Hall

Published: September 9 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stephen N. Zack – the immediate past president of the American Bar Association and University of Florida Levin College of Law alumnus – will be joined by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former Gov. Bob Graham and UF Law Dean Robert Jerry for the dedication ceremony of the Stephen N. Zack Hall.

UF brings speakers over next 18 months to examine higher education

Published: September 9 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 12-part public speaker series on universities begins Monday at the University of Florida.

UF researchers find chemical signals that initiate the body's immune response

Published: September 8 2011

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have identified two key steps required to activate the body's innate immune system, its first line of defense against infection.

Emmitt Smith to autograph new book at UF Bookstore Sept. 17

Published: September 8 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Emmitt Smith will autograph his new book, “Game On: Find Your Purpose – Pursue Your Dream,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the University of Florida Bookstore. The bookstore is located in the Reitz Student Union on Museum Road. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Aggressive medical therapy could help prevent stroke

Published: September 8 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To prevent a common type of stroke, intensive medical therapy could be better by itself than in combination with surgery that props open affected arteries. But it remains to be seen whether the apparent advantage will prove true over the long term.

UF researchers find chemical signals that initiate the body’s immune response

Published: September 8 2011

GAINESVILLE — researchers have identified two key steps required to activate the body’s innate immune system, its first line of defense against infection.

Sandra Day O'Connor to discuss civics education at UF's Bob Graham Center

Published: September 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who since her retirement from the bench has built a new legacy in teaching civics education using digital games, will speak on Sept. 12 at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

UF faculty can speak to issues related to Sept. 11 anniversary

Published: September 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following sources at the University of Florida are available to speak with the news media on topics related to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Parental Drinking

Published: September 6 2011

Many parents say they know the importance of setting a good example for their children. Now a new University of Florida study warns parents that drink alcohol can lead their children to engage in a very risky behavior behind the wheel of a car.

London Telegraph: Mike Walsh

Published: September 28 2011

Multimedia: Parents play a powerful role in predicting DUI

Published: September 6 2011

Parents play a powerful role in predicting DUI

Published: September 6 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sipping the occasional glass of wine may seem relatively harmless, and could even be beneficial to the drinker’s health. But for parents, even moderate drinking can result in one unintended consequence: an increased risk their children will drive under the influence as adults.

UF's Bob Graham Center hosts look at Florida's readiness 10 years later

Published: September 6 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - On Sept. 11, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida will host a session looking at what many experts consider the real possibility of biological terrorism - the next generation of weapons of mass destruction – and the threat faced by Florida's major cities.

Entrepreneurial program named finalist for national award

Published: September 6 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A project providing entrepreneurial training to unemployed workers is a finalist in a national awards competition.

Male-female ring finger proportions tied to sex hormones in embryo; may offer health insights

Published: September 6 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Biologists at the University of Florida have found a reason why men’s ring fingers are generally longer than their index fingers — and why the reverse usually holds true for women.

Bob Graham Center hosts discussion on U.S. financial crisis

Published: September 2 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Phil Angelides, who chaired the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, will join former Florida governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham for a discussion on the nation’s economic crisis and the current state of the economy on Sept. 8 at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Events planned for anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Published: September 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida community has planned several events related to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. New events will be added here as they are scheduled.

UF's College of Design, Construction and Planning to host lectures

Published: September 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning will host multiple lectures over the next few months from some of the industry's leading professionals. All of the lectures are free and open to the public.

Pledges for each touchdown benefit libraries

Published: September 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Libraries, along with the support of the UF Alumni Association and head football coach Will Muschamp, encourage Gator football fans to help maintain and grow the services of the libraries by pledging for every touchdown scored in the 12 games of the 2011 Florida football season.

‘Entourage’ actor Rex Lee to speak at UF

Published: September 19 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rex Lee, the openly gay Korean-American actor from the TV show “Entourage,” will speak Oct. 12 at the University of Florida’s Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as part of the ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau series.

Associated Press: Daniel Sokol

Published: September 16 2011

Daniel Sokol, a law professor specializing in antitrust laws, was quoted in an Aug. 31 Associated Press story about the Justice Department’s rejection of AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile.

Fox News: Dr. Phillipp Dahm

Published: September 28 2011

Dr. Phillipp Dahm, director of clinical research in the department of urology, was quoted in a Sept. 21 Fox News article regarding a study that shows an increased risk of impotence for men following prostate treatment.

Living Well listens to staff, faculty

Published: September 26 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Living Well, the on-campus wellness program for University of Florida faculty and staff, has a new director with a mission.

Miami Herald: Bruce Mast

Published: September 16 2011

Bruce Mast, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery for the department of surgery, was quoted in a Sept. 3 Miami Herald story about the use of stem cells taken from fat in plastic surgery procedures.

Miami Herald: David Denslow

Published: September 28 2011

David Denslow, research economist for the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a Sept. 8 Miami Herald article about spending habits in South Florida, and the lack of evidence to support an economic recession.

Miami Herald: Joseph Little

Published: September 28 2011

Joseph Little, emeritus professor at the Levin College of Law, was quoted in a Sept. 23 Miami Herald article about Miami-Dade County working on building a new high school in the town of Cutler Bay.

National Public Radio: Andrew Tatem

Published: September 16 2011

Andrew Tatem, assistant professor specializing in population and urbanization mapping, was quoted in National Public Radio’s health blog on Aug. 31 about the use of cell phones to track the movement of epidemics following the earthquake in Haiti.

National Public Radio: David Prevatt

Published: September 28 2011

David Prevatt, an assistant professor in civil and coastal engineering, was quoted in a Sept. 8 NPR story about the lack of building code improvements following national disasters.

National Public Radio: Ted Kury

Published: September 16 2011

Ted Kury, director of energy studies for the Public Utility Research Center, was interviewed by National Public Radio for an Aug. 29 story about the advantages and disadvantages of buried power lines in relation to Hurricane Irene.

New York Times: René Lemarchand

Published: September 28 2011

René Lemarchand, professor emeritus in political science, was quoted in a Sept. 19 New York Times article about a fatal shooting in the African country of Burundi.

Notice of off-campus sexual battery

Published: September 20 2011

The following information was reported to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) and is being distributed to the campus community due to the crime’s close proximity to the University of Florida campus:

Orlando Sentinel: Maureen Miller

Published: September 28 2011

Maureen Miller, alcohol and drug prevention specialist for GatorWell, was quoted in a Sept. 25 Orlando Sentinel story about UCF possibly instituting a policy that gives amnesty to student drinkers.

St. Petersburg Times: Ed Poppell

Published: September 28 2011

Ed Poppell, vice president for business affairs and economic development, and Jane Muir, associate director of the office of technology licensing, were quoted in a Sept. 26 St. Petersburg Times article about the development of Innovation Square.

St. Petersburg Times: Ken Sassaman

Published: September 28 2011

Archaeology professor Kenneth Sassaman was quoted in a Sept. 25 St. Petersburg Times story about American Indian mounds and artifacts in Florida.

St. Petersburg Times: Scott Nygren

Published: September 16 2011

Scott Nygren, chair of the Faculty Senate, wrote a column published Sept. 6 in the St. Petersburg Times about the importance of cultural knowledge in the education system.

Time: Clay Calvert

Published: September 16 2011

Communications professor Clay Calvert was quoted in an Aug. 30 Time story about the First Amendment rights of Jerry Buell, the central Florida high school teacher who made anti-gay remarks on his Facebook profile.

UF Child Protection Team open house

Published: September 22 2011

WHAT: The University of Florida Child Protection Team will hold an open house for the community to see its newly remodeled facilities. Led by Debra Esernio-Jenssen, M.D., the Child Protection Team is part of the UF College of Medicine department of pediatrics and provides medical assessment services in cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. During the open house, the Child Protection Team will also debut a public service announcement.

USA Today: Mildred Maldonado-Molina

Published: September 28 2011

Mildred Maldonado-Molina, an associate professor health outcomes and policy, was quoted in a Sept. 9 USA Today story about research that shows children with parents who drink have an increased risk of drinking and driving. The story was the result of a news bureau release.

USA Today: Paul Duncan

Published: September 28 2011

Paul Duncan, professor of health services research, management and policy, was quoted in a Sept. 22 USA Today article about hospitals consulting with Walt Disney Co. for patient satisfaction advice.