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Parking areas set aside for convention attendees this weekend

Published: June 29 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Several parking areas on the University of Florida campus will be affected this weekend as the Jehovah’s Witnesses convene in the O’Connell Center.

Exhibition of printed woodcuts on view at Harn through Feb. 3

Published: June 29 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Visitors to the Harn Museum of Art will witness the fusion of traditional Japanese printing techniques with modern European aesthetics through the “Souvenirs of Modern Asia: The Prints of Paul Jacoulet” exhibition. The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 3, 2013.

UF urges cooperation as students check into residence halls

Published: June 28 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is welcoming new campus residents and their families during Summer B Check-In through Friday.

Interaction between molecules key to dangerous drug reaction, UF researchers find

Published: June 28 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have helped identify the underlying cause of a genetically derived, potentially fatal reaction to an anti-HIV medication, and have begun creating a less dangerous form of the drug.

Historic St. Augustine museum open extended hours prior to closing for renovation, new exhibit

Published: June 27 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Museum of History and Archaeology at the Government House in historic downtown St. Augustine will close July 23 for renovations and a new exhibit to open late next year.

Museum researchers receive $53,000 to digitize ancient Mayan collection

Published: June 27 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History researchers recently received $53,000 to enhance the museum’s online database of Mayan artifacts.

UF faculty can speak to aspects of court decision on health care law

Published: June 27 2012

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UF researchers find natural product that boosts plant defense against root pests

Published: June 27 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a natural compound to battle insect pests that plague gardeners and growers.

UF: Consumer confidence in Florida drops four points in June

Published: June 26 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians sank four points this month, after jumping four points to 78 in May, according to a University of Florida survey.

Harn Museum presents exhibition of photography by Anne Noggle

Published: June 26 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— This summer the Harn Museum of Art explores the beauty of female vitality as women age in the “Anne Noggle: Reality and the Blind Eye of Truth” exhibition.

UF notifies former law students about privacy breach

Published: June 26 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida officials are notifying 220 former law school students and applicants who had sought a roommate online in the early 2000s through the Levin College of Law that their Social Security numbers were accessible on the Web.

Tropical storm forces road, bridge closings in region

Published: June 26 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation is providing an update on road and bridge closures in North Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.

University of Florida astronomer reports rare case of gravitational lensing

Published: June 26 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You could say that the odds of seeing it were astronomical.

BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill exacerbated existing environmental problems in Louisiana marshes

Published: June 25 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill temporarily worsened existing manmade problems in Louisiana’s salt marshes such as erosion, but there may be cause for optimism, according to a new study.

UF delivers promise of personalized medicine to heart patients

Published: June 25 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Personalized medicine — a concept in which an understanding of a patient’s genetic makeup is used to enhance treatment — has arrived at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center.

University of Florida officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Debby

Published: June 24 2012

Metal-poor stars are rich with small planets, study finds

Published: June 21 2012

INESVILLE, Fla. — Planets as big as Earth but smaller than Neptune are likely even more common in our galaxy than previously believed, according to a statistical analysis of recent results from NASA’s Kepler mission.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Joseph Fantone

Published: June 21 2012

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Donna Parker

Published: June 21 2012

Associated Press: Jay Ritter

Published: June 21 2012

Associated Press: Harry Klee

Published: June 21 2012

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Albert Matheny

Published: June 21 2012

Astronomers discover pair of planets surprisingly close to each other

Published: June 21 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA’s Kepler mission, along with astronomers from Harvard, University of Washington and University of Florida, has discovered a rocky planet orbiting very close to a much larger planet around the same star, about 1,200 light years from Earth, according to research being published online today in Science Express.

`UF researchers receive $1.5 million from NIH to study protein's role in colon cancer

Published: June 20 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received a $1.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to examine the role of an inflammation-causing protein in colon cancer development.

UF Alert

Published: June 20 2012

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Published: June 20 2012

Jornal Pessoal now online in the UF Digital Collections

Published: June 19 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The George A. Smathers Libraries now offers online access to Jornal Pessoal.

UF expert available to talk about declining gas prices

Published: June 19 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida economist expects U.S. gas prices to continue to drop this summer because demand is falling globally, particularly in debt-ridden Europe.

Florida Museum of Natural History names 2012 volunteers of the year

Published: June 19 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History recently honored Janet Cornelius and Joyce Thompson as winners of the 2012 James Pope Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award.

UF hosts international piano festival during next week

Published: June 15 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida hosts the 2012 edition of the University of Florida International Piano Festival for the next week, starting Saturday.

UF/IFAS research aids FDA decision to allow laser-light labeling of citrus

Published: June 14 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Carbon dioxide laser-light “etching” to label citrus fruit may soon be allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, following research that shows the process does not make the fruit vulnerable to pathogens or decay.

Little clams play big part in keeping seagrass ecosystems healthy, new study finds

Published: June 14 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most.

New service at UF eases voting process in an effort to energize youth vote

Published: June 13 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To energize the youth vote in a presidential election year, the University of Florida’s has partnered with an innovative digital platform — TurboVote — that will allow students and others to quickly and efficiently register to vote or request an absentee ballot online from their local election authorities at .

Harn receives grant to restore Korean masterpiece paintings

Published: June 13 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida has received a $36,000 grant from the Korea National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage for the conservation of two hanging scroll masterpiece paintings by Korean artists working in the 18th- and 19th-centuries.

Florida Museum offers statewide 'A for Science' admission program through summer

Published: June 12 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its popular 'A for Science' free admission program for K-12 students statewide this summer.

UF stages Pulitzer Prize-winning Edward Albee play

Published: June 12 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Fine Arts and the School of Theatre and Dance kicks off its 2011-12 summer season with the Tony Award-winning play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” which won the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award of 1962-1963 and a Pulitzer Prize in drama.

Mutant gut bacteria reverse colon cancer in lab models, UF researchers find

Published: June 12 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A mutant form of a meek microbe deals a gutsy blow to colon cancer, University of Florida scientists have discovered. The special bacteria halted abnormal inflammation, reduced precancerous growths and reversed progression of severe cancerous lesions in the large intestines of mice. The findings appear June 11 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Diane H. McFarlin named dean of UF College of Journalism and Communications

Published: June 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Diane H. McFarlin, publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, has been named dean of the , UF President Bernie Machen announced today.

UF, GRU, GRUCom team up to offer ultrahigh-speed broadband connections in Innovation District

Published: June 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gainesville residents who live or work in the Innovation District will soon have access to gigabit broadband connections up to 100 times faster than standard DSL or cable services, thanks to a cooperative effort between Gainesville Regional Utilities’ telecommunications network and the .

Newly recognized syndrome keeps patients from full recovery, UF researchers say

Published: June 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have identified a medical condition they say keeps many intensive care, heart surgery and burn patients from recovering fully and returning home.

Families invited to build sculptures at Harn on Saturday

Published: June 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Harn Museum of Art will host a sculpture-building Family Day celebrating “Deep Roots, Bold Visions: Self-taught Artists of Alachua County” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Machen announces 2013 departure as UF begins search for new president

Published: June 8 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida President Bernie Machen announced today his plans to end his tenure next year, saying he expects to continue to lead the university until its governing board completes a search for his successor.

UF's department of recreational sports wins award for Southwest Recreation Center

Published: June 7 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s department of recreational sports was among eight facilities to capture the Tenth Annual Innovative Architecture and Design Award by Recreation Management magazine. The award highlighted the addition of 40,755 square feet and the renovation of 12,546 square feet at the Southwest Recreation Center.

Fanfares & Fireworks celebration returns to UF on July 3

Published: June 7 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fanfares & Fireworks will return to Gainesville at 7 p.m. July 3 at Flavet Field on the University of Florida campus.

UF professor available to talk about recent FCAT controversy

Published: June 7 2012

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UF historic preservation program receives grant for mortar research

Published: June 7 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The historic preservation program at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning has received a $12,500 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training to support research on replacement mortars for historic buildings.

Eleven Florida high school graduates chosen for UF scholarship programs

Published: June 6 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has named eight Florida high school seniors to the Lombardi Scholars Program and three to the Stamps Scholars Program.

UF Institute on Aging wins major grant for research to help older adults stay healthy

Published: June 6 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute on Aging has been awarded a major grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging that is expected to total $5.2 million over five years. The award, in renewed support of the UF Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, will fund studies to better understand the biological and behavioral processes that lead to physical disability in older adults, and to develop and test disability prevention and rehabilitation therapies.

Department of Energy awards UF $800,000 to improve nuclear power safety

Published: June 5 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The nuclear engineering program in the University of Florida’ s department of materials science and engineering was recently awarded an $800,000 research grant by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Students recognized for promoting multiculturalism residence facilities

Published: June 5 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cortland Russell, an engineering major from Tampa, and Wen Ji, a graduate student in engineering from Xi’an, China, have been selected as the University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education Multicultural Student Award recipients for the 2011-2012 school year.

With more than 40,000 pages upgraded, UF&Shands launches new, improved website

Published: June 4 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, heightened its presence on the Web today, launching a new patient-centric site that serves as a comprehensive source of information about medical conditions, clinical research studies, health care providers and other important health topics.

John Hayes named UF/IFAS dean for research

Published: June 4 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — John Hayes has been named dean for research of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. The appointment takes effect July 1.

Museum researcher to address Congress on digitizing biological collections

Published: June 4 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History researcher Larry Page will deliver a congressional briefing in Washington Tuesday about the value of digitizing biological collections.

UF to celebrate land-grant university system's 150th anniversary with outreach, events

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is preparing to launch a series of events to mark the land-grant university system’s 150th anniversary.

Wall Street Journal: Christina S. McCrae

Published: June 21 2012

Christina S. McCrae, associate professor in the department of clinical and health psychology, was quoted in a June 4 Wall Street Journal article about a study that found couples may get health benefits from sleeping in the same bed.

USA Today: Jay Ritter

Published: June 21 2012

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a May 30 USA Today article about millions more Facebook shares coming soon and what the expiration of the lock-up period could mean.

UF's Wi-Fi network now unified for better security

Published: June 29 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Projects completed this summer to the University of Florida’s wireless network mean an easier, more unified Wi-Fi experience for all Gators, and better security for both end-users and UF’s wireless network.

UF joins with Mark Morris Dance Group to offer dance for Parkinson's disease tra

Published: June 1 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance and the Center for the Arts in Medicine will host a special Dance for PD training workshop, designed and developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group, for dance teachers and movement practitioners. The workshop will take place June 8-10.

Tampa Bay Times: Bob Dekle

Published: June 21 2012

Law professor Bob Dekle was quoted in a June 3 Tampa Bay Times article about how Florida’s “stand your ground” law has allowed drug dealers, gang members and violent attackers to go free.

Orlando Sentinel: Juan-Carlos Molleda

Published: June 21 2012

Juan-Carlos Molleda , associate professor of public relations, was quoted in a May 29 Orlando Sentinel article about Sanford, Fla., starting a promotional campaign to showcase the city in a positive light after the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Orlando Sentinel: Amy Mashburn

Published: June 21 2012

Legal-ethics professor Amy Mashburn was quoted in a May 27 Orlando Sentinel article about State Farm auto insurance building a case against Dr. Ara Deukmedjian, president of the Brevard County Medical Society, for allegedly charging “exorbitant amounts” to treat auto-accident clients.

New York Times: Jay Ritter

Published: June 21 2012

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a May 30 New York Times article about whether Facebook’s slow IPO offering weakened the market for investors.

Associated Press: Chris McCarty

Published: June 21 2012

Chris McCarty, director of the Survey Research Center, was quoted in a May 29 Associated Press article about Florida’s consumer confidence rebounding three points in May. The article was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Christian Science Monitor: David Prevatt

Published: June 21 2012

David Prevatt, assistant professor of civil and coastal engineering, was quoted in a May 13 Christian Science Monitor article about chasing supercells and examining the path of a tornado.