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ADHD drugs do not raise risk of serious heart conditions in children, study shows

Published: October 31 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children taking central nervous system stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin do not face an increased risk of serious heart conditions during treatment, according to a new University of Florida study that confirms findings reported in 2011. Published in the British Medical Journal in August, the study contributes to a decade-long clinical and policy debate of treatment risks for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

UF/IFAS research: Typical populations of bedbugs can cause harmful blood loss in humans

Published: October 30 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, bedbugs have been turning up in sometimes odd and random places, such as subways, movie theaters, dressing rooms and schools, but scientists believed that to flourish, the insects would need more frequent access to human blood meals.

Growl seats for students will be assigned this year

Published: October 30 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All tickets for the University of Florida’s Gator Growl 2012 on Nov. 9 will have assigned seats.

UF radio stations surpass goal in fundraising drive

Published: October 30 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida’s public radio stations — Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM 90.1 — have completed the most successful listener membership campaign in the stations’ history.

Active Learning Studio increases interaction between on- and off-campus business students

Published: October 30 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida will unveil its new Active Learning Studio during an open house celebration at 10 a.m. Friday in Matherly Hall, Room 120.

Controlling invasive lionfish may best be done in targeted areas, UF research shows

Published: October 29 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Invasive lionfish may never be eradicated from Florida’s coastal waters, but it’s possible to keep them under control – in specific, targeted areas and using plenty of manpower, a new University of Florida study shows.

Museum invites families to Halloween event Wednesday

Published: October 26 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will screen the 1966 classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” during its family-friendly, candy-free Halloween event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

New York Times: Tim McLendon

Published: October 26 2012

New York Times: Daniel Smith

Published: October 26 2012

Swamp Symphony to recognize outstanding educators

Published: October 26 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sunday’s Swamp Symphony event on Flavet Field will include awards for the University of Florida’s Homecoming Education Celebration 2012.

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Published: October 25 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge.

UFPD on the lookout for drunken drivers on and near campus

Published: October 25 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Police Department will conduct the Halloween Impaired Driving Campaign that will include saturation patrols from today through Nov. 4.

Libertarian speaker to present ACCENT program Thursday

Published: October 24 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau at the University of Florida will present “America’s Economic Meltdown by Dr. Tom Woods,” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Safety zones available in Jacksonville for UF-UGA game

Published: October 23 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fans in Jacksonville this weekend for the University of Florida football game against the University of Georgia will be looking for a win and a good time. However, if an emergency happens, students can rely on the city of Jacksonville to help.

Florida soil a patchwork quilt for carbon content, UF/IFAS researchers find

Published: October 22 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is home to many types of soil and some of them lack carbon, meaning they could be used for carbon sequestration – but a new University of Florida study shows that variability in the state’s existing soil carbon levels could make the task harder.

Students have several ways to vote Nov. 6

Published: October 22 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida students who are registered to vote in Alachua County will not have far to travel to vote on Nov. 6.

UF students can submit videos of skits in competition

Published: October 22 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gator Growl 2012 will feature comedian Tracy Morgan and country singer Josh Turner performing on the big screen, but University of Florida students can join them.

UF joins rival to sponsor alcohol-free tailgate party Saturday

Published: October 19 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Gator fans and University of South Carolina Gamecock fans will come together Saturday at the Greater Gator and Gamecock Tailgater.

Homecoming pageant set for Phillips Center Monday evening

Published: October 19 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This year’s University of Florida Homecoming pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

Experts to examine tax policy at symposium Friday

Published: October 18 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Distinguished members of the global tax community will discuss important topics revolving around current and future tax policy during the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Graduate Tax Program’s eighth annual International Tax Law Symposium on Friday.

University of Florida chemists pioneer new technique for nanostructure assembly

Published: October 18 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers from the University of Florida department of chemistry has developed a new technique for growing new materials from nanorods.

A² Fab Lab now available for all UF students, faculty and staff

Published: October 18 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The A² Fab Lab, a collaboration between the College of Design, Construction and Planning and College of Fine Arts, will now be accessible to all University of Florida students, faculty and staff. To showcase the lab’s capabilities, the Fab Lab is hosting an open house at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 with live demonstrations and opportunities to witness unique and creative processes.

Ceremony to mark new ROTC Living Learning Community

Published: October 17 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Reserve Officer Training Corps Living Learning Community will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and debut a maritime skills simulator at 1 p.m. Friday in the Tolbert Hall Courtyard.

Soulfest kicks off Homecoming, adds benefit for veterans

Published: October 16 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kicking off the 2012 Homecoming events at the University of Florida is Soulfest from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Reitz Student Union Amphitheater. The free event is open to the public.

UF awarded $2 million grant to boost science, math teaching in Florida schools

Published: October 15 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Answering a call to ensure Florida has the best-educated workforce for the global knowledge economy, the University of Florida is launching a statewide effort to bolster teaching and learning in science and mathematics in the middle school and high school grades.

Possible data breach for 2005-07 UF Bright Futures scholars

Published: October 15 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida was notified last week of a computer security breach at Northwest Florida State College that may include the personal information of some current or former UF students eligible for Bright Futures scholarships for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years.

Swamp Symphony returns to Flavet Field Oct. 28

Published: October 15 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Fine Arts and UF Homecoming will collaborate for the second year to host Swamp Symphony from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 on Flavet Field.

UF/IFAS team wins NIFA Partnership Award for innovative graduate course

Published: October 15 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two faculty members with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have won a prestigious U.S. Department of Agriculture award for their work creating a graduate-level course that combines the three-part mission of land-grant universities: Extension, teaching and research.

Innovation Hub reports 85 jobs and $7.2 million in private investment in 10 months

Published: October 12 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Innovation Hub at UF, a business super incubator located halfway between the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville, created 85 jobs and secured $7.2 million in private investment after less than a year in operation, figures show.

UF to host lecture on Florida's growth management, planning legislation

Published: October 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bob Rhodes, a planning leader and attorney, will discuss recently enacted significant revisions to the state's growth management and planning legislation as well as suggestions for moving forward as part of the Ernest R. Bartley Memorial Lecture Series. The Oct. 18 lecture is presented by the University of Florida and the department of urban and regional planning.

UF hosts Florida Supreme Court justices in panel on independence

Published: October 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three Florida Supreme Court justices will discuss the importance of maintaining an independent judicial branch of government in the state of Florida next week at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Cellphone data helps researchers target likely spots for malaria control

Published: October 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cellphone records could be a valuable tool for controlling and eliminating malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher.

Researchers work across fields to uncover information about hadrosaur teeth

Published: October 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An unusual collaboration between researchers in two disparate fields resulted in a new discovery about the teeth of 65-million-year-old dinosaurs.

Weeklong events offer tools to prevent, resolve conflicts

Published: October 11 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conflicts are like seasonal colds. They may catch you by surprise, but when the symptoms are addressed early, few tissues are wasted.

Artist photographer's work featured on WUFT-FM poster

Published: October 10 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Public radio station Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM is celebrating its 31st broadcast anniversary with a limited edition poster featuring work by critically acclaimed artist photographer Anna Tomczak.

Events examine diversity in legal profession, honor W. George Allen

Published: October 10 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With two special events on Friday, the University of Florida Levin College of Law will explore diversity in the legal profession and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the graduation of W. George Allen, who helped pave the way for generations of students in Florida by becoming the first African-American to graduate from the University of Florida and UF Law.

Five Florida governors to speak at UF Friday

Published: October 10 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five Florida governors will convene at the University of Florida Friday to discuss critical issues affecting the future of the Sunshine State.

UF benefits open enrollment continues through Nov. 2

Published: October 10 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s 2012 benefits open enrollment period for employees continues through 6 p.m. Nov. 2.

UF programs in arts, health care to be presented on Capitol Hill

Published: October 9 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Fine Arts will feature the Center for Arts in Medicine during a special program Wednesday at Florida House on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

UF to host 'Blue Trees,' an internationally renowned artistic exhibit

Published: October 8 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This fall, trees will change color, but not all of them will change naturally. From Oct. 15-19, the University of Florida will host the "Blue Trees," an internationally renowned artistic project by Konstantin Dimopoulos.

Campaign urges employees to help others

Published: October 8 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The 20th annual Campaign for Charities general campaign begins Oct. 15 to offer University of Florida faculty and staff the opportunity to donate to local and national charities.

Nominations for the 2012 UFIT Awards now being accepted

Published: October 8 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Information Technology Awards are open to anyone meeting the eligibility requirements, regardless of academic or administrative department.

UF urges vehicles moved from some areas on football weekends

Published: October 5 2012

UF trustee champions medical education program with $5 million gift

Published: October 5 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A member of the University of Florida Board of Trustees and his wife have made a $5 million contribution to help fund the College of Medicine’s new Medical Education Building and to continue raising its stature among America’s best medical schools.

UF recommends precautions to limit mosquito bites

Published: October 5 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida encourages students, employees and visitors to take some basic precautions to limit exposure to mosquitoes that can carry illnesses.

UF receives $2.5 million to support ongoing studies of HIV and alcohol use

Published: October 4 2012

INESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to support studies on HIV infection and high-risk alcohol consumption.

Machen, Mitchell available for media regarding capital campaign announcement

Published: October 4 2012

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Quartet joins Todd Rundgren for world premiere at UF

Published: October 4 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Today’s premier post-classical string quartet, ETHEL, and multi-platinum recording artist Todd Rundgren launch the world premiere of their Tell Me Something Good tour at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

UF receives substantial contribution for medical school

Published: October 4 2012

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Leading conservative journalist to share insights into presidential election

Published: October 3 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — David Frum, one of the nation’s leading conservative journalists and intellectuals, will share his insights into this tumultuous presidential election year during a public presentation at 6 p.m. Oct. 9. at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service in Pugh Hall.

Innovation Square wins state redevelopment awards

Published: October 3 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Redevelopment Association has selected Innovation Square to receive two statewide redevelopment honors. The FRA presents awards annually to projects that exhibit the best practices in Florida redevelopment over the past year.

Buyers may not understand risks in coastal purchases, new UF study shows

Published: October 2 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Living along a Florida beach sounds like a dream, but it can bring nightmarish worries, including severe weather, erosion and regulations limiting how the land is used.

UFPA adds two performances to current season

Published: October 2 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts has added two performances to its 2012-13 schedule; ELVIS LIVES – The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, and Chick Corea and Belá Fleck at 7:30 p.m. March 20. Both performances will be held at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

UF/IFAS part of team to receive $9 million USDA citrus greening grant

Published: October 2 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Citrus Research and Development Foundation, a University of Florida direct-support organization, will receive a $9 million federal grant to try to prevent the insect that transmits citrus greening from spreading the disease.

UF DCP dean recognized for work in Indonesia

Published: October 1 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christopher Silver, dean of the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning, has been awarded a Ganesa Award by the Bandung Institute of Technology, or ITB, in Indonesia. To commemorate the 92nd anniversary of Indonesian Engineering Higher Education, ITB chose 18 recipients – Silver being the only non-Indonesian — to receive this honor.

Festival to bring five award-winning authors to Gainesville

Published: October 1 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five award-winning authors will visit Gainesville Oct. 11-13 for the 63rd Florida Writers Festival.

UF awarded $25 million to advance teaching of students with disabilities

Published: October 1 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s College of Education will receive $25 million over the next five years to address a concern that has plagued American schools for more than two decades — inadequate teaching of children with disabilities.

Community Alcohol Coalition meets Wednesday

Published: October 1 2012

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UF: Florida's consumer confidence remains at near post-recession high

Published: September 30 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians' consumer confidence remained near a post-recession high in October, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

UF's Gator Marching Band makes history in London

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Gator Marching Band made history in one of London's most iconic locations on Wednesday. Rehearsing for its performance for the women’s cycling competition, the UF Gator Band was the first non-British marching band to perform on The Mall — just outside of Buckingham Palace.

Wall Street Journal: Harry Klee

Published: October 26 2012

Plant geneticist Harry Klee was quoted in an Oct. 11 Wall Street Journal article about the effort to improve the taste of tomatoes.

Tampa Tribune: George Burgess

Published: October 26 2012

Marine biology professor George Burgess was quoted in an Oct. 13 Tampa Tribune article about a giant eye that washed up on Florida’s shore and the question of its origins.

Program looks at Zora Neal Hurston's book

Published: October 22 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will mark the 75th anniversary of Zora Neal Hurston’s book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” this Friday.

Parts of O'Connell lot, garage restricted this week

Published: October 1 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Parts of the O’Connell Center parking garage and lot will be restricted this week.

Palm Beach Post: Ira Horowitz

Published: October 26 2012

Ira Horowitz, professor emeritus of decision and information sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 10 Palm Beach Post story about NFL television blackouts.

Palm Beach Post: Daniel Smith

Published: October 26 2012

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a Sept. 23 Palm Beach Post article about proposed amendments that will cut Florida government taxes $1.3 billion over three years if approved by voters Nov. 6.

Orlando Sentinel: Paul Doering

Published: October 26 2012

Pharmacy Emeritus Distinguished Service Professor Paul Doering was quoted in a Sept. 29 Orlando Sentinel article about pain patients’ claims of an oxycodone shortage.

Orlando Sentinel: Daniel Smith

Published: October 26 2012

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in an Oct. 2 Orlando Sentinel story about the Democratic Party’s voter registration efforts in Florida.

New York Times: Shelby Taylor

Published: October 26 2012

Shelby Taylor, director of communications for the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, was quoted in an Oct. 13 New York Times article about UF’s effort to improve voter registration.

National Public Radio: George Christou

Published: October 26 2012

Chemistry professor George Christou was quoted in an Oct. 5 National Public Radio food blog post about how martinis are made.

Miami Herald: Daniel Smith

Published: October 26 2012

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in an Oct. 9 Miami Herald article about voter fraud and why some eligible voters may be turned away at the election polls.

Miami Herald: Bill Kern

Published: October 26 2012

Entomology professor Bill Kern was quoted in an Oct. 9 Miami Herald article about a man who died after entering a roach-eating contest.

Huffington Post: Ashley Seifert

Published: October 26 2012

Regeneration biologist Ashley Seifert was quoted in a Sept. 27 Huffington Post article about the African spiny mouse and its regeneration of wounded body parts. The story was the result of a News Bureau news release.

Dara Torres to host this year's Gator Growl

Published: October 24 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gator Growl 2012 will feature 12-time Olympic medalist and Gators alumna Dara Torres as the host for this year’s event, starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

CNN: Heather Hausenblas

Published: October 26 2012

Heather Hausenblas, associate professor of exercise psychology, was quoted in an Oct. 2 CNN story about emotional eating and why people get food cravings.

Bloomberg Businessweek: Daniel Smith

Published: October 26 2012

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in an Oct. 15 Bloomberg Businessweek story about how more Democrats are participating in early absentee voting in Florida.

Associated Press: Susan Gillespie

Published: July 26 2012

Archaeologist Susan Gillespie was quoted in an Oct. 5 Associated Press article about the discovery of 50 skulls in an Aztec temple.

Associated Press: Daniel Smith

Published: October 26 2012

Political science professor Daniel Smith was quoted in a Sept. 26 Associated Press story about new voting laws in several key states that could leave the outcome of the Nov. 6 election in doubt if the election is close.