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Published: December 6 2013

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Unexplained increase in tick-borne diseases in Florida puzzles experts

Published: November 26 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is exceptional for countless reasons – sunshine, beaches, theme parks — but a new distinction is cause for growing concern among health experts and tourism officials alike: a rapid and unexplained increase in the number of cases of tick-borne diseases.

UF: Florida's consumer sentiment bounces back in November

Published: November 26 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians recovered from last month's drop, rising to 76 in November from the revised reading of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Two engineering professors named Fellows by AAAS

Published: November 26 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida engineering professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, known as AAAS.

UF: Florida’s consumer sentiment bounces back in November

Published: November 26 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians recovered from last month’s drop, rising to 76 in November from the revised reading of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF to host online learning conference to kick off pioneering effort in digital education

Published: November 25 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the University of Florida adds four-year programs to its online course offerings in January, the Office of the Provost and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will kick off this pioneering effort in digital education with a conference Dec. 3-4 in University Auditorium.

Sanford teen awaiting heart transplant after receiving temporary total artificial heart

Published: November 25 2013

Retail strategies changing, but Black Friday will remain important, expert says

Published: November 22 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida retail expert Steve Kirn says Black Friday is likely to remain an institution – even with top retailers planning to open their doors earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving break to bring revisions to bus schedules

Published: November 22 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — RTS will adjust bus service next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday break.

UF's plan for preeminence gets final go-ahead from state

Published: November 21 2013

MIAMI, Fla. – The Florida Board of Governors gave the University of Florida approval today to go on a hiring spree for faculty all-stars who can help the school achieve recognition as one of the nation's top-ranked public research universities.

UF Health receives four stars for two locations from national consortium

Published: November 20 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF Health has received four stars from the University Healthsystem Consortium, the national alliance of academic medical centers and affiliated hospitals, ranking near the top in overall quality and accountability.

Straight No Chaser returns to Phillips Center Nov. 22

Published: November 20 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A cappella sensation Straight No Chaser performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

UF students offered free admission to Florida Museum, chance to win scooter

Published: November 20 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida students visiting the Florida Museum of Natural History can now save money with free admission and a scooter giveaway.

Parking restricted in two garages for Monday event

Published: November 20 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The top two levels of the O’Connell Center parking garage and all levels of the Cultural Plaza parking garage will be reserved for guest parking from 7 to 10 a.m. Nov. 25 for the Office of Admissions’ Open House event.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Dr. Jada Lewis

Published: November 19 2013

The Florida Times-Union: Tatiana Borisova

Published: November 19 2013

The Economist: Jay Ritter

Published: November 19 2013

SwampSat, UF's first satellite, set to launch Tuesday from Virginia

Published: November 18 2013

Media advisory

Student's parents to receive posthumous hero medal during concert

Published: November 18 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission will present a Carnegie Medal to the parents of Michael Wayne Pirie during the UF Symphonic Band Concert in University Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

UFAlert emergency notification test set for Tuesday

Published: November 15 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will conduct a test of its UF Alert emergency notification system Tuesday between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m., which is between fourth and fifth class periods.

Arts festival affects service on several RTS routes this weekend

Published: November 14 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The 32nd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show this weekend will force RTS bus delays, detours and temporarily closed bus stops.

UF expert available to talk about sinkholes in Florida

Published: November 14 2013

Tip sheet

Renowned scientist to speak at UF/IFAS York Lecture Series

Published: November 14 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Renowned scientist Michael Mann will give the keynote address at the 2013 E.T. York Lecture Series Nov.19 at the Emerson Alumni Hall at the University of Florida.

Community Alcohol Coalition meets Monday in Emerson Alumni Hall

Published: November 14 2013

UF researcher: Southeast must prepare for wild weather from climate change

Published: November 13 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who live in the southeastern United States should begin to prepare for more drastically changing weather conditions — everything from heat waves to poorer air quality — caused by climate change, according to a new book, edited by a University of Florida researcher.

Circumcisions in older boys and related costs skyrocket in Florida, UF Health study shows

Published: November 13 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Circumcisions in Florida boys over the age of 1 have increased dramatically in recent years, doubling costs to the state, a study by University of Florida Health surgical researchers shows.

Conversation on human trafficking to be held at UF Nov. 21

Published: November 13 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A panel of journalists, advocates and law enforcement officials will discuss the issue of human trafficking, both domestic and abroad, at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Pugh Hall on the University of Florida campus.

Dance company from Argentina to perform at Phillips Nov. 20

Published: November 12 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tango Fire, a dance company from Buenos Aires, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

Women's pelvic pain often goes underreported, untreated

Published: November 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although many women experience pelvic pain in their late teens and early 20s, a new University of Florida Health study indicates that only a small fraction of these women report their symptoms to their doctors and seek treatment, leaving some health problems unresolved

Program encourages women to become technology entrepreneurs

Published: November 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The second session of Empowering Women in Technology Startups, known as eWiTS, a breakthrough program seeking to educate and encourage women in technology entrepreneurship, concludes Nov. 12 with an investor pitch competition at the Florida Innovation Hub.

UFPD to check bicycles for proper lighting

Published: November 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Police Department will operate a saturation detail focusing on the education of bicyclists who do not have proper lighting on their bicycles from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 on the east side of campus.

UF Marching Band to receive prestigious award during halftime show

Published: November 6 2013

Former astronaut and engineering alumnus to speak at UF

Published: November 6 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering will host a guest lecture by distinguished alumnus and retired NASA astronaut Col. Kevin Ford at 4 p.m. Thursday in the New Engineering Building, Room 100.

Semiconductor Industry Association honors UF professor Mark Law

Published: November 6 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Semiconductor Industry Association, representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today presented its 2013 University Researcher Award to University of Florida professor Mark Law in recognition of his exceptional contributions to semiconductor research.

Fifty years later, JFK assassination echoes in today’s distrust of government

Published: November 5 2013

Tip sheet

Fifty years later, JFK assassination echoes in today's distrust of government

Published: November 5 2013

Tip sheet

UF names recipients of International Educator of the Year Awards

Published: November 5 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida faculty members and a staff member will receive the 2013 International Educator of the Year Awards from the University of Florida International Center.

WUFT-TV to provide live coverage of Homecoming parade

Published: November 5 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Public television station Florida’s 5, WUFT-TV will present exclusive live television coverage of the 2013 University of Florida Homecoming Parade beginning at noon Nov. 8.

Florida Museum hosts 15th annual Trashformations showcase Nov. 22

Published: November 4 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For some Alachua County students, trash doesn’t equate to garbage but instead may be morphed into creative works of art. The Florida Museum of Natural History will display these artistic creations during the 15 annual Trashformations showcase from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22.

UF gears up for Get Up and Give, newest Homecoming tradition

Published: November 1 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Gator fans and University of Florida alumni, Homecoming means a parade, Gator Growl and, of course, the football game. A newer Homecoming tradition — now in its third year — aims to turn this annual abundance of Gator spirit into a lasting impact on UF and the state.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Oliver Grundmann

Published: November 1 2013

‘Breaking Bad’ creator to speak at UF Nov. 12

Published: November 1 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ACCENT Speakers Bureau at the University of Florida will bring Vince Gilligan, the creator and executive producer of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” to campus Nov. 12.

Financial Times: Alex Sevilla

Published: November 1 2013

Alex Sevilla, director of UF’s MBA program, was quoted in an Oct. 20 Financial Times article about UF’s satellite MBA program in South Florida.

McClatchy Newspapers: Dr. Kevin Sabet

Published: November 19 2013

Drug Policy Institute director Kevin Sabet was quoted in a Nov. 18 McClatchy Newspapers story about a campaign for Congress to end the ban on growing hemp.

New veterans’ history exhibit opening in Pugh Hall

Published: November 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will be premiering a new Military Veterans’ History exhibit in display cases on the second floor of Pugh Hall at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 12.

Orlando Sentinel: Kesavalu Lakshmyya

Published: November 1 2013

Associate periodontology professor Kesavalu Lakshmyya was quoted in an Oct. 21 Orlando Sentinel article about a study he oversaw that found a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease. The story was the result of a Health Science Center news release.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Saunjoo Yoon

Published: November 1 2013

Pharmacy professor Oliver Grundmann and associate nursing professor Dr. Saunjoo “Sunny” Yoon were quoted in an Oct. 22 South Florida Sun-Sentinel story about a study that showed hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy may help treat bowel disorders. The quote was the result of a UF Health news release.

Tampa Bay Times: Mercy Olmstead

Published: November 19 2013

Mercy Olmstead, a stone fruit specialist and assistant professor in horticultural sciences, was quoted in a Nov. 13 Tampa Bay Times story about the increasing number of peach growers in Florida.

The Associated Press: Chris McCarty

Published: November 19 2013

Chris McCarty, director of the UF Survey Research Center, was quoted in an Oct. 29 Associated Press story about October’s Florida consumer confidence survey. The story and others were the result of a UF News Center news release.

The New York Times: W. Robert Knechel

Published: November 1 2013

Accounting professor W. Robert Knechel was mentioned in an Oct. 25 New York Times article about a group that studied audits of Swedish companies and reported their findings.

UF news for week of Dec. 2 listed

Published: November 27 2013

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

UF news for week of Nov. 18 listed

Published: November 15 2013

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

UF news for week of November 11 listed

Published: November 7 2013

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

UF news for week of November 25 listed

Published: November 22 2013

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