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UF survey: Florida consumer confidence jumps in December

Published: December 27 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points to 69 in December, reflecting a cautious optimism in the economy, according to a recent University of Florida survey. Though the latest figure is only one point below the level set in December 2010, it also marks the highest rank in the past nine months.

UFPD obtains warrant for arrest of suspect in sexual battery case

Published: December 23 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The suspect in the November sexual battery of a University of Florida student has been positively identified as 25-year-old Tommie Howard III, of Hawthorne, Fla.

New UF master's degree to help doctors become better teachers

Published: December 22 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida has established a new master's degree program geared toward helping physicians be better teachers and training them to be scholars in the field.

Resurfacing, median improvements on Archer Road to begin Jan. 3

Published: December 21 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Work is scheduled to begin in early January on a Florida Department of Transportation project to resurface Archer Road west of Interstate 75.

Engineering associate dean named VP for research at UF

Published: December 21 2011

NESVILLE, Fla. — David P. Norton, the University of Florida’s associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, has been named vice president for research.

Reynolds named vice president for business affairs at UF

Published: December 21 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Curtis Reynolds, the University of Florida’s assistant vice president for physical plant, has been named the university’s vice president for business affairs.

UF, Moffitt researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized

Published: December 20 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of life-threatening blood disorders collectively called myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, may occur four times more often than reported by national cancer registries, according to new research from the University of Florida based on data from Medicare claims.

UF Alert

Published: December 20 2011

UF Alert

Published: December 20 2011

Workshops planned on how to use new interim Web design templates

Published: December 20 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In November 2011, the University of Florida’s Web governance committee authorized an interim “refresh” of the UF homepage design. This design is slated for use through spring 2012.

Hellbender salamander study seeks answers for global amphibian decline

Published: December 19 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers on the endangered Ozark Hellbender giant salamander is the first to detail its skin microbes, the bacteria and fungi that defend against pathogens.

VA, UF to collaborate on new physician assistant pilot program

Published: December 19 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a new Physician Assistant Residency Pilot Program in Primary Care at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. It is one of six in the country.

New breakthrough shows promise for affordable plastic solar energy cells

Published: December 19 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers report they have achieved a new record in efficiency with a prototype solar cell that could be manufactured using a roll-to-roll process.

UF alumna to be featured on final episode of Bravo show Dec. 21

Published: December 16 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida alumna Kymia Nawabi is featured on the current season of Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.”

Foreigner's Feb. 2 show at Phillips Center canceled

Published: December 16 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Due to circumstances beyond University of Florida Performing Arts' control, the Feb. 2 performance of Foreigner Acoustique - The Classics Unplugged at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Andrew Warren

Published: December 15 2011

UF researchers develop first method to accurately measure zinc in humans

Published: December 15 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zinc is an essential nutrient, but until now, there has not been an effective way to measure it in our bodies, say University of Florida researchers.

UF receives $2.5 million to establish rural public health training center

Published: December 15 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has received $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop public health workforce education programs and community health projects for rural Florida residents.

UF researchers document caterpillars that mimic one another for survival

Published: December 14 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the world of insects, high risk of attack has led to the development of camouflage as a means for survival, especially in the larval stage. One caterpillar may look like a stick, while another disguises itself as bird droppings. Though crypsis may have its advantages, University of Florida researchers uncovered some of the most extensive evidence of caterpillars using another strategy previously best-known in adult butterflies: mimicry.

Holiday Stress

Published: December 14 2011

‘Tis the season for stress. While the holiday season’s supposed to represent the most wonderful time of the year, for many people holiday cheer can quickly turn into holiday jeer.

Florida Museum offers 'Playful Escape' for students in grades K-5 Jan. 2

Published: December 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History's "Amazing Migrations" Playful Escape for students in grades K-5 is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

UF physicists available to talk about 'God particle' findings

Published: December 13 2011

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Restaurateur uncorks special vintage to benefit UF Small Animal Hospital

Published: December 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To Richard Gonzmart, president and a fourth-generation member of the family that runs Tampa Bay’s century-old Columbia Restaurant, Rusty the dog is more than a pet. He’s part of the family.

Study aims to prevent underage drinking in American Indian communities

Published: December 12 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute for Child Health Policy in partnership with Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health Services has received a $4.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study ways to prevent underage drinking.

Statement from President Machen regarding Friday's armed assault

Published: December 10 2011


STOP! Children's Cancer to donate $1 million to UF to support national clinical trials

Published: December 8 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - STOP! Children's Cancer Inc. will donate more than $1 million to the University of Florida College of Medicine to establish the STOP! Children's Cancer Bonnie R. Freeman Clinical Trials Fund.

UF graduate overcomes accident injuries on way to degree

Published: December 8 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Stimler compares his journey to graduation to climbing Mount Everest.

Satellite imagery helps researchers track, potentially control, disease

Published: December 8 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Using satellite images to measure nighttime light levels streaming from West African cities could prove to be an important new tool in fighting the spread of measles, according to a new study.

UFPA hosts annual fundraising gala Jan. 28

Published: December 8 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts hosts its Platinum Anniversary Fundraising Gala – “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” – from 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

UF veterinarians hope new gene chip will help detect, treat West Nile virus in horses and humans

Published: December 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new “gene chip” developed at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine sheds light on brain response in horses infected with West Nile virus and could lead to better ways to diagnose and treat both equines and humans, researchers said.

Woman's Day: Janet Silverstein

Published: December 6 2011


South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Steven Ghivizzani

Published: December 6 2011

New UF-developed Android app helps public identify campus trees

Published: December 6 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new Android phone app is available free to help nature lovers who want to know more about the trees that grow on the University of Florida campus.

UF trustees endorse collaboration with Full Sail University

Published: December 2 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Board of Trustees today endorsed a collaboration between UF and Winter Park-based Full Sail University to create more educational and career opportunities for students at both schools in media, technology and entertainment business.

High blood pressure may point to hidden health problems for kids in the ER

Published: December 1 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — More than half of children admitted to an urban Florida pediatric emergency department had elevated blood pressure, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care.

Foam packaging removed from campus dining program

Published: December 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gator Dining Services/ARAMARK has eliminated foam packaging for foods at all Gator Dining locations, including the dining halls, Classic Fare Catering and the national brands on University of Florida’s campus.

Multimedia: UF survey: Florida real estate market slips once again

Published: December 1 2011

UF survey: Florida real estate market slips once again

Published: December 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida real estate experts and investors were pessimistic for a second consecutive quarter, despite encouraging signs in the rise of occupancy rates and prices in the rental apartment market, a new University of Florida survey finds.

Museum hosts summit to kick off biology collection digitization project

Published: December 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Six months after receiving $10 million from the National Science Foundation to organize digitization of the nation’s biological collections, University of Florida researchers welcomed participants to Gainesville this week for the project’s kick-off symposium.

Bloomberg Businessweek: Mark Gold

Published: December 6 2011

Mark Gold, chair of the psychiatry department, and neuroscientist Nicole Avena were quoted in a Nov. 11 Bloomberg Businessweek article about the addictive qualities of processed foods and sugary drinks.

Bloomberg Businessweek: Nicole Avena

Published: December 6 2011

Mark Gold, chair of the psychiatry department, and neuroscientist Nicole Avena were quoted in a Nov. 11 Bloomberg Businessweek article about the addictive qualities of processed foods and sugary drinks.

Chicago Tribune: Robert Zieger

Published: December 15 2011

Robert Zieger, emeritus professor of history, was quoted in a Nov. 28 New York Times article about the impact of unemployment in public sector jobs on African Americans. He was was quoted in a similar Dec. 6 Chicago Tribune story.

Florida Times-Union: James Davidson

Published: December 6 2011

James Davidson, archaeologist and associate professor of anthropology, was quoted in a Nov. 10 Florida Times-Union article about the discovery of six slave burial sites at the Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island.

Fox News: Manuel Vásquez

Published: December 6 2011

Religion professor Manuel Vásquez was quoted in a Nov. 13 Fox News article about the dramatic growth of Mormonism in Latin America.

Fox News: Ted Kury

Published: December 6 2011

Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the Public Utility Research Center, was quoted in a Nov. 9 Fox News article about the pros and cons of underground power lines.

National Public Radio: Read Hayes

Published: December 6 2011

Research scientist Read Hayes, director of the Loss Prevention Research Council, was quoted in a Nov. 25 National Public Radio story about flash robs, a new form of shoplifting where robberies are orchestrated via social networking sites.

New York Times: Jerry Uelsmann

Published: December 15 2011

Retired photography professor Jerry Uelsmann was the subject of a Dec. 12 New York Times blog about his life’s work.

New York Times: Robert Zieger

Published: December 15 2011

Robert Zieger, emeritus professor of history, was quoted in a Nov. 28 New York Times article about the impact of unemployment in public sector jobs on African Americans.

New York Times: Ted Schuur

Published: December 15 2011

Biologist Ted Schuur was quoted in a Dec. 2 New York Times blog about the potential impact of exposing methane and carbon dioxide from the melting of the permafrost in the Arctic. The article was the result of a News Bureau news release.

New York Times: Vasudha Narayanan

Published: December 15 2011

Religion professor Vasudha Narayanan was quoted in a Dec. 2 New York Times story about the renewal of marriage vows within various religions, including Hindu.

Orlando Sentinel: Dave Denslow

Published: December 6 2011

Economist Dave Denslow was quoted in a Nov. 3 Orlando Sentinel article about the increasing influence of consumers when it comes to company price hikes, such as Netflix and Bank of America.

South Florida Sun Sentinel: Bill Kern

Published: December 6 2011

Bill Kern, associate professor entomology, was quoted in a Nov. 24 South Florida Sun-Sentinel article about regulations against beekeeping in residential areas.

UF play this weekend examines today’s youth

Published: December 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Players presents “This is Our Youth” Friday through Sunday in the Nadine McGuire Black Box at the University of Florida’s Nadine McGuire Theater and Dance Pavilion.

USA Today: Mark Hudak

Published: December 6 2011

Mark Hudak, professor of pediatrics and division chief for neonatology at the College of Medicine in Jacksonville, was quoted in a Nov. 14 USA Today article about the surge of babies born addicted to their mother’s pain killers.

USA Today: Mary Steffel

Published: December 6 2011

Mary Steffel, a postdoctoral fellow in marketing at the Warrington College of Business Administration, was quoted in a Nov. 28 USA Today story about five types of gift givers during the holiday season.

USA Today: Paul Lyrene

Published: December 6 2011

Horticulture professor Paul Lyrene was quoted in a Nov. 2 USA Today article about the growth in the number of blueberry farms in Florida.

Wall Street Journal: Ed Gilman

Published: December 15 2011

Environmental horticulture professor Ed Gilman was quoted in a Dec. 7 Wall Street Journal story about the value of mature trees on property.

Wall Street Journal: Jay Ritter

Published: December 15 2011

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a Dec. 13 Wall Street Journal story about Facebook’s options for an initial public offering.

Washington Post: Jacobo Konigsberg

Published: December 15 2011

Physicist Jacobo Konigsberg was quoted in a Dec. 12 Washington Post story about the search for the Higgs boson, or so-called “God particle.”