UF news for week of Jan. 20 listed

Published: January 17 2014


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

Monday, Jan. 20

Office closed

Tuesday, Jan. 21

GATOR INSTAGRAM — The #UFSocial team at the University of Florida has launched an Instagram campaign to show that The Gator Nation extends well beyond Gainesville’s city limits.

LECTURE — “Fostering a Culture of Responsible Creativity” is the first in a series of lectures aimed at showcasing the expertise of existing faculty as UF launches into a hiring spree for as many as 130 researchers to help lift UF to national preeminence.

EVENTS 0121 — upcoming events of potential media interest.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

MEDICAID REFORM — Health care plans in the Florida Medicaid Reform Pilot project have done a better job of controlling costs compared with Florida’s traditional Medicaid program, according to a new University of Florida study.

Thursday, Jan. 23

THE NOSE KNOWS – UF researchers have shown that certain nasal neurons actually help animals determine the location of a scent. Their findings may pave the way for electronic “noses” that can detect land mines and other things.

WOODRAT — Captive breeding of the endangered Key Largo woodrat may not be the best solution to preserve the scarce rodent, an animal driven to near extinction by development, a new UF study shows. Fewer than 500 of them are left; they’re an important link in the ecosystem chain.

Friday, Jan. 24

BUDGET 0124 – advisory for next week’s releases.