UF news for week of April 8 listed

Published: April 5 2013


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Here are the releases the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send next week, subject to change:

Monday, April 8

HIGHER ED SURVEY: Most Floridians feel that a college education is a good investment — and one that will continue to pay off in the future, according to new survey results from the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education.

EVENTS0408 — upcoming events of media interest.

Tuesday, April 9

MARINE BIODIVERSITY — In a new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher, experts have coordinated a call to action for support of a national marine biodiversity observation network. By organizing collections and fieldwork efforts, the study appearing online April 11 in BioScience shows a comprehensive marine biodiversity observation network could be established within 5 years. Humans depend on marine biodiversity for food, clothing, medicine and sustained healthy lifestyles, yet marine habitats are under unprecedented threat from climate change, pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction and invasive species worldwide. Organization of a marine biodiversity observation network may help researchers establish a baseline so healthy marine ecosystems may be preserved for future generations. EMBARGOED UNTIL MIDNIGHT APRIL 11.

Wednesday, April 10

INNOVATIONSQUARE — (Tentative, rescheduled from last week) — An announcement about another new tenant moving to Innovation Square.

Thursday, April 11

ALZHEIMERS TRIGGER – A new study from researchers at the University of Florida may have uncovered a critical factor that drives the relentless progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Source: David Borchelt.

Friday, April 12