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UF shares traditions, tips for social campus exploration through Foursquare partnership

Published: October 31 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida students, alumni and visitors can now explore campus in a whole new way thanks to the UF partnership with location-based social medium and mobile application Foursquare.

I-75 ramps at Newberry Road to be closed at night for starting Sunday

Published: October 28 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Interstate 75 entrance and exit ramps at Newberry Road are scheduled to close overnight for resurfacing beginning this Sunday night, and traffic will be detoured to either Archer Road or Northwest 39th Avenue, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Students steer Homecoming, Growl toward success

Published: October 28 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As students file into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the culminating football game Nov. 5, it might be hard to imagine the hard work that goes into making Homecoming week happen.

Nov. 3 Board of Trustees Telephone Conference Call

Published: October 28 2011

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Six shows added to University of Florida Performing Arts’ schedule

Published: October 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts has added six shows to its 2011-12 season lineup, all of which will go on sale to the public on Nov. 21

Six shows added to University of Florida Performing Arts' schedule

Published: October 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida Performing Arts has added six shows to its 2011-12 season lineup, all of which will go on sale to the public on Nov. 21

Governments must plan for migration in response to climate change, researchers say

Published: October 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Governments around the world must be prepared for mass migrations caused by rising global temperatures or face the possibility of calamitous results, say University of Florida scientists on a research team reporting in the Oct. 28 edition of Science.

Winners of Global Culture Photo competition announced

Published: October 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida International Center has announced the winners of the 8th Annual Global Culture Photo competition.

UF researchers receive $2.7 million to study hazardous alcohol use in women with HIV

Published: October 26 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to evaluate whether a common medication can help women with HIV reduce their alcohol consumption and improve their overall health.

UF report: Florida's consumer confidence falls in October

Published: October 25 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a modest gain in September, consumer confidence among Floridians fell a point in October to 63, four points above the record low of 59 set in June 2008, according to a new University of Florida study.

NSF Research Day to feature hundreds of posters

Published: October 25 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NSF Research Day is an annual event featuring research from graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including social, behavioral and economic disciplines.

Restroom Germs

Published: October 25 2011

No one likes to use a public restroom, but millions of Americans use them everyday. Now a new University of Florida study suggests that germophobes aren’t the only people who should be careful when using a public lavatory.

View UF bats online this Halloween with new Fla. Museum video cameras

Published: October 24 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to look out for those fabled creepy night-flyers, from ghosts and ghouls to blood-sucking bats. But don’t confuse fact with legend – bats are too busy eating insects to worry about sucking blood or getting tangled in your hair.

UF to host lectures on Florida growth management

Published: October 20 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two planning leaders will discuss the future of Florida’s growth management as part of the Ernest R. Bartley Memorial Lecture Series on Oct. 27 presented by the University of Florida and the department of urban and regional planning.

Exhibitions, demonstrations highlight annual Art Bash

Published: October 20 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Art Bash, the annual celebration of art at the University of Florida, will take place Oct. 28.

Safer Grapefruit

Published: October 19 2011

Warnings about grapefruit show up on some prescription drugs, as it can interfere with certain medicines. Now University of Florida researchers are developing a tasty grapefruit that won’t come with a warning.

UF researchers say they can create grapefruit hybrid that won't interfere with medicine

Published: October 19 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, doctors and pharmacists have warned people to steer clear of fresh grapefruit or grapefruit juice when taking certain medicines.

Multimedia: UF researchers say they can create grapefruit hybrid that won't interfere with medicine

Published: October 19 2011


UF to plant tree recognizing the first African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize

Published: October 19 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 20-foot oak tree will be planted Friday on the University of Florida campus to celebrate the life of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai.

Soulfest event kicks off UF Homecoming Friday

Published: October 19 2011

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DJ returns to Gainesville for Saturday show

Published: October 19 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Former Sante Fe College student and internationally recognized DJ Adrian Villaverde returns to Gainesville as the headliner for AV CLUB 2011 show Oct. 22 at the new Sante Fe College Fine Arts Hall.

UF begins online master's degree, graduate certificate in Web design, online communication

Published: October 18 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will launch a fully online, distance learning Master of Arts degree in mass communication with a specialization in Web design and online communication in January 2012.

Fox News: Jonathan Bloch, Alex Hastings

Published: October 17 2011

Musicians from Inner Mongolia to perform at Phillips Center

Published: October 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — AnDa Union, a 10-member group of acoustic musicians and throat singers from Inner Mongolia, brings its unique musical style to the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

Michigan State official named to new IFAS communications leadership post

Published: October 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ruth Hohl Borger, a Michigan State University communications official, has been named assistant vice president for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and will lead IFAS’ communication and marketing efforts.

Police arrest man in connection with robbery near Shands

Published: October 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Police Department and the Gainesville Police Department conducted a joint investigation and arrested a Gainesville man on Monday in connection with a robbery by sudden snatching on the University of Florida campus.

UF urges alternative transportation on One Less Car Day Oct. 26

Published: October 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Oct. 26, University of Florida faculty, staff and students can help UF reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

Orlando Business Journal: Chris McCarty

Published: October 17 2011

Miami Herald: John Kaplan

Published: October 17 2011

Climate expert to talk about importance of forest resources

Published: October 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A federal official working toward energy independence and maintaining air, water and soil quality amid climate change will be the featured speaker at an annual gathering of public land and water managers from around the Southeast.

UF grape researcher wins $2.2 million grant to create consumer-friendly muscadines

Published: October 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — grape researcher Dennis Gray has been awarded a five-year, $2.2 million specialty crop grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to continue his work toward creating disease-resistant, seedless muscadine grape varieties.

WUFT-FM offers Maggie Taylor poster during membership campaign

Published: October 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Public radio station Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM is celebrating its 30th broadcast anniversary with an exclusive digital photo collage by acclaimed national and international artist Maggie Taylor. The work, “Golden Afternoon,” will be available during the October 2011 Public Radio Membership Campaign, starting Monday.

UF to co-host five authors during writers' festival

Published: October 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five award-winning authors will visit Gainesville and the University of Florida for the 62nd Florida Writers' Festival Oct. 20-22.

College of Engineering benefactor J. Crayton Pruitt Sr. dies

Published: October 13 2011

Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt Sr., major benefactor of the University of Florida College of Engineering, died Oct. 8 in St. Petersburg, Fla. His gifts along with those from his family established the Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Florida and Spain launch joint agreement for small-satellite research

Published: October 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has helped to forge a deal between the Kingdom of Spain and the state of Florida initiating the groundwork for collaborative research that could boost the state’s aerospace industry.

UF students earn higher historic status for Florida state park

Published: October 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to its connection to a famous Confederate secretary of state – and a lot of work by University of Florida historic preservation students – the Gamble Plantation State Historic Park in Ellenton has been elevated to a higher historic status.

Fla. Museum hosts ButterflyFest Oct. 22-23

Published: October 11 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will hold its sixth annual ButterflyFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22-23.

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Published: October 11 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bacteria that could potentially help corals resist the devastating disease white pox have been found by researchers at the University of Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to visit UF, celebrate 45th anniversary

Published: October 11 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The original members of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB) bring their innovative brand of “American roots” and “country rock” to the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, as the band celebrates its 45th anniversary.

School Math

Published: October 11 2011

Tougher national math standards will mean students in middle school will get an early dose of statistics, but states and school districts have few reliable methods to test student improvement in the subject. With a two-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida researchers are developing better assessment tools for middle and high school students’ progress in statistics.

Pink Heals Tour comes to UF to raise awareness, funds

Published: October 11 2011

UF receives $2 million to assess students' grasp of statistics under new national math standards

Published: October 10 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supported by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida math education researcher Tim Jacobbe is leading a multi-center effort to create high-quality testing instruments in statistics, which will help teachers keep middle and high school students on track for meeting rigorous, new national math standards.

Discovery by UF-led team refutes previous theory about galaxies

Published: October 10 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest optical telescope has allowed University of Florida astronomers to see new details about deep space galaxies, finding new clues to explain the evolution of galaxies like our own.

News Tip: Citrus tristeza virus carries extra genes that help it infect more plants

Published: October 10 2011

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Grammy-nominated violinist to perform all-Mozart program Sunday

Published: October 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Praised for her triumphs and fervor exulted onstage, Grammy-nominated violinist Rachel Barton Pine will join the The New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra for an all-Mozart program at 2 p.m. Sunday in University Auditorium.

Pakistani human rights advocate to speak at UF Tuesday

Published: October 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of Pakistan’s leading human rights activists and former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders will speak at noon Tuesday at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Photo exhibit at Reitz reflects changes on Inca Trail

Published: October 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Reitz Student Union gallery presents “Inca Times Today: People of the Inca Trail” by Laurie Michaelson, a graduate student in the College of Journalism and Communications.

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

Published: October 6 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report.

CANCELED: State Rep. Will Weatherford to discuss the new redistricting law

Published: October 19 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rep. Will Weatherford, one of Florida’s leading state legislators, will discuss the Sunshine State’s new redistricting law on Oct. 26 at the University of Florida. The program is co-sponsored by UF’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service and College of Journalism and Communications.

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen to discuss the hunt for Osama bin Laden

Published: October 5 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Peter Bergen, an award-winning journalist and one of the world’s leading experts on al-Qaida and global terrorism, will speak on Oct. 12 at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Students, faculty, staff can learn more about computer security

Published: October 5 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Information Technology Security Awareness Day 2011 will be held on Monday in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom at the University of Florida. Two tracks will be presented simultaneously, for IT professionals and a general awareness track for end users.

Open enrollment benefits period starts with Friday fair

Published: October 5 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The open enrollment period for benefits for University of Florida employees starts Friday with a Benefits Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Touchdown Terrace. There will be food, prizes and opportunities to talk to various insurance, retirement and Gator Perk vendors.

Bacteria can aid toxic environmental cleanups, may boost ag production, UF researchers report

Published: October 4 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new University of Florida study.

Florida workforce council recognizes UF-Teach program

Published: October 4 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF-Teach, an innovative teacher-preparation program that recruits some of the University of Florida’s top science and mathematics majors into the teaching profession, recently received STEMflorida’s Best Practices Award for excellence and accountability in targeted STEM teacher recruitment and retention efforts.

Author to talk about medical ethics, treatment of African-Americans

Published: October 4 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Honors Program will host an award-winning medical writer for a public lecture on Monday.

Walking Gators program adds flexibility for routes, times this year

Published: October 3 2011

Speaker at UF to discuss ability to trust Fla. climate model projections

Published: October 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe will look at the climate projections for Florida in a lecture Thursday at the University of Florida.

Book by UF faculty reveals human side of undocumented immigration issue

Published: October 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Philip Williams didn’t expect to find hope in Cobb County, Ga.

‘Shaq’ O’Neal speaks tonight at O’Connell Center

Published: October 25 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NBA icon and legend Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal will speak at 8 p.m. today in the O’Connell Center.

Charitable campaign starts today

Published: October 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A campuswide campaign is helping Gators help others.

Daily Mail: Bill Kern

Published: October 17 2011

Entomologist Bill Kern was quoted in an Oct. 3 Daily Mail (U.K.) article about the mysterious deaths of millions of bees in Central Florida.

Florida Players to stage ‘The Children’s Hour’

Published: October 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Players will produce its first production of the 2011-2012 season, “The Children’s Hour,” Oct. 13-16, in the Squitieri Black Box Theater, Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Huffington Post: Paul Ortiz

Published: October 17 2011

History professor Paul Ortiz, director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, was quoted in an Oct. 4 Huffington Post story on the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

Miami Herald: Adrian Hunsberger

Published: October 17 2011

Insect specialist Jaret Daniels and urban horticulture agent Adrian Hunsberger were quoted in a Sept. 27 Miami Herald story about the dragonfly infestation in South Florida, and its benefits since dragonflies are huge consumers of mosquitoes.

Miami Herald: Jaret Daniels

Published: October 17 2011

Insect specialist Jaret Daniels and urban horticulture agent Adrian Hunsberger were quoted in a Sept. 27 Miami Herald story about the dragonfly infestation in South Florida, and its benefits since dragonflies are huge consumers of mosquitoes.

The John Oates Band coming to UF Oct. 28

Published: October 21 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a member of Daryl Hall & John Oates, the most successful duo in rock history, John Oates achieved stardom at the highest level. Embarking on a solo tour with his band, Oates comes to the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

UF homepage redesign to launch Nov. 7

Published: October 31 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Gator Nation is getting a new virtual front door.

UF pushes access for scholarship

Published: October 25 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Open Access is based on one ideal: Knowledge should be available to anyone who seeks it. Open Access Week was created to spread that ideal, and improve the way in which research is shared.

Vogue: Stephen Grobmyer

Published: October 17 2011

Stephen Grobmyer, associate professor of surgical oncology, was quoted in an October Vogue magazine story about the importance of breast cancer check-ups, and the excessive number of surgical biopsies done in the state of Florida. The story was the result of a Health Science Center >news release.

Wall Street Journal: Michael Batz

Published: October 17 2011

Michael Batz, head of food safety programs for the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in an Oct. 3 Wall Street Journal blog about a study by EPI that found that deli meats have the third-highest combination of food and disease-causing micro-organisms. A link is unavailable because the Journal is by subscription only. The story was the result of a News Bureau >news release.

Washington Post: Michael Batz

Published: October 17 2011

Michael Batz, head of food safety programs for the Emerging Pathogens Institute, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Washington Post story about egg producers and their failure to comply with food-sanitation rules.