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Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars adds three members

Published: February 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Each year the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars honors University of Florida’s exceptional teaching and scholarship accomplishments by inducting into its membership faculty members who have demonstrated sustained innovation and commitment in both areas.

Nicholas Pallesen

Published: February 28 2014

Metropolitan Opera baritone, UF alumnus, to perform for College of Fine Arts benefit

Published: February 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Friends of Theatre and Dance and the Friends of Music at the University of Florida will host “Splendor: New York Nights,” a benefit supporting the academic performing arts programs at the College of Fine Arts, on March 29.

UF poll reveals support for state Medicaid expansion, changes to Affordable Care Act

Published: February 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida on upcoming state legislative issues by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in collaboration with the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research found that 67 percent of respondents support expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Twenty-eight percent oppose expansion.

UF/IFAS researchers demonstrate improved appeal of sterile flies that save crops

Published: February 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Irradiated, sterile flies dropped over seaports and agricultural areas to mate with unsuspecting females save food crops and millions of dollars in prevented infestations and the ensuing eradication efforts.

Graduate research professor to receive Humboldt Research Award

Published: February 25 2014

UF/IFAS study: Computer model can help coastal managers with nourishment decisions

Published: February 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A computer model developed, in part, by University of Florida researchers can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly save millions of dollars.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: February 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following events are scheduled in the near future at or near the University of Florida:

GatorWell hosts events to create culture of body acceptance

Published: February 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — GatorWell Health Promotion Services is hosting events this week to promote the message of body acceptance as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Winston Richards

Published: February 24 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Richard Holbert

Published: February 24 2014

Nominations sought for Bob Graham Center Citizen of Year, Young Floridian Award

Published: February 21 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nominations are now being accepted for the Bob Graham Center Citizen of the Year and Young Floridian Award.

Chemistry professor named Sloan Fellow, to receive $50,000 for research

Published: February 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rebecca A. Butcher, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Florida, has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, given to early-career scientists recognized as rising stars of the next generation of scientific leaders.

UFIT, IFAS create website to gauge value of Florida’s energy projects

Published: February 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians can learn extensive details about energy projects in the state with the help of a website created by University of Florida Information Technology and the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, known as PREC.

Speaker to examine market-based approaches to sustainable energy

Published: February 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Roger Noll, co-director of the Center for Regulatory Policy and professor emeritus of economics at Stanford University, will speak on “The Future of Climate Change” at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in Pugh Hall.

New program provides prerequisite courses for health professional schools

Published: February 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is starting a new full-time program is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree, but have not completed the pre-requisite courses necessary to apply to health professional graduate programs such as medical or dental school.

New director

Published: February 18 2014

Frazer named director of School of Natural Resources and Environment

Published: February 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tom Frazer, a University of Florida professor in aquatic ecology, has been named director of the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

UF Health and Healogics partner to form new wound care center in Gainesville

Published: February 18 2014

Media advisory

UF expert available to discuss unrest in Venezuela

Published: February 18 2014

Tip Sheet

UF reports fewer shark attacks in 2013, above-average fatalities worldwide

Published: February 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world experienced the lowest number of shark attacks since 2009, although fatalities in 2013 were above average, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: February 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following events are scheduled in the near future at or near the University of Florida:

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: R. Paul Duncan

Published: February 13 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Jeffrey Harman

Published: February 13 2014

The Wall Street Journal: Martin J. McMahon Jr.

Published: February 13 2014

UF to break ground Friday for new residence hall

Published: February 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will break ground at 3 p.m. Feb. 14 for Cypress Hall, a new undergraduate residence hall near the corner of SW 13th Street and Museum Road.

Cypress Hall

Published: February 13 2014

Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women

Published: February 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Breathing the air outside their homes may be just as toxic to pregnant women — if not more so — as breathing in cigarette smoke, increasing a mom-to-be’s risk of developing deadly complications such as preeclampsia, according to findings from a new University of Florida study.

UF alumni continue to fill ranks for Peace Corps

Published: February 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida ranks second among large colleges and universities for the number of its alumni — 85 — now serving in the Peace Corps for 2014.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: February 10 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following events are scheduled in the near future at or near the University of Florida:

Harn exhibit shows underwater photos from springs, swamps

Published: February 10 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla — Visitors to the Harn Museum of Art will view Florida’s springs and swamps from below the surface of the water in the new exhibition “The Mark of Water: Florida’s Springs and Swamps.”

UF receives $1.97 million NSF grant to develop paleontology network

Published: February 10 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the goal of promoting life-long learning, University of Florida researchers will use a four-year, $1.97 million National Science Foundation grant to create a nationwide network of amateur and professional paleontologists.

UF/IFAS recording stories during Florida State Fair

Published: February 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will celebrate 100 years of UF/IFAS Extension achievements and community service at Florida’s 2014 State Fair Feb. 6-17 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

UF offers free program to help disabled veterans who own or want to start businesses

Published: February 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is launching a free program to help disabled veterans succeed in business.

Leader of Peace Corps to visit campus Feb. 10

Published: February 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Carrie Hessler-Radelet, acting director of the Peace Corps, will visit the University of Florida Feb. 10 to talk with students and faculty about how Peace Corps service can give them a competitive edge in today’s global job market.

U.S. Congressman visits UF College of Pharmacy and speaks to students

Published: February 5 2014

Media advisory

ACCENT brings rapper Common to campus Feb. 13

Published: February 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ACCENT Speakers Bureau at the University of Florida will bring musician, actor and writer Common to campus Feb. 13 to speak, perform three songs, and answer questions. The show is co-sponsored by Black History Month.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: February 4 2014

Media advisory

ABC News: Kenneth B. Nunn

Published: February 3 2014

UF to offer doctoral program in business administration

Published: February 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Hough Graduate School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration is launching a Doctor of Business Administration program in August.

Symposium to examine issues involving Florida elections

Published: February 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has had its fair share of knocks in the media when it comes to election news, but as the fourth most populous state in the U.S., elections and election laws are no joke. The 13th annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, “State & Local Elections: Rights and Wrongs,” will illuminate key issues the Sunshine State faces regarding elections.

UF/IFAS PIE Center survey: Floridians value water, but not 'all in' on conservation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians value water, almost as much as they value money and their health — just don’t ask them to time themselves in the shower.

USC official named UF's next chief operating officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Southern California's associate senior vice president for career and protective services has been named the University of Florida's next senior vice president and chief operating officer, UF President Bernie Machen announced today.

First engineering chair appointed under UF's preeminence initiative goes to Big Data expert

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Engineering has named Panos Pardalos as the Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Chair in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Pardalos came to UF in 1991 and has been a distinguished professor since 2005. He is the first engineering faculty member to be awarded a chair under the preeminence initiative.

UFIT, IFAS create website to gauge value of Florida's energy projects

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians can learn extensive details about energy projects in the state with the help of a website created by University of Florida Information Technology and the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, known as PREC.

UF's 'on-time' application deadline for 2014-15 financial aid is March 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida students who complete their FAFSA and whose UF financial aid files are complete before March 15 have a better chance of receiving limited federal aid programs.

UF's top academic leaders to talk about scholarship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The leaders of the University of Florida's three main academic branches will gather Feb. 24 for a public discussion of what scholarship means at UF.

Professor's book favors multicultural touch on children's fables

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Once upon a time, a young black girl with long, curled hair lived at the top of an isolated tower with an enchantress.

UF professor to tell story of world's largest industrial disaster

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It wasn't just chemistry gone awry that resulted in thousands of deaths when a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, leaked tons of poisonous gases in a single evening 30 years ago. The recipe for the disaster also included ingredients of politics, economics, history and culture.

Banks family commits $5 million to support University of Florida's preeminence initiative

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Inspired by the University of Florida's quest to be a top-10 public research university, Andrew and Pamela Banks and their family committed $5 million to support faculty, research and teaching, UF officials announced today.

UF: Floridians' overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians' confidence in the economy held steady in February at 78, unchanged from the previous month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS expert available to offer relationship tips, advice for Valentine's Day coverage

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UF poll Floridians interested in governor’s race Crist leads Scott by seven points

Published: February 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida in collaboration with UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research revealed high interest in Florida’s governor’s race, with 95 percent of likely voters reporting either “a great deal of interest” (66 percent) or “a fair amount of interest” (29 percent).

UF news for week of February 10 listed

Published: February 10 2014

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 Feb. 24 listed

Published: February 21 2014

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

The Washington Post: Michael Marsiske

Published: February 3 2014

Michael Marsiske, associate professor of clinical and health psychology, was quoted in a Jan. 20 article in The Washington Post explaining a study that shows long-lasting beneficial effects for older adults after several mental training sessions. The story was the result of a Health Science Center news release.

The Wall Street Journal: Saleem Islam

Published: February 3 2014

Saleem Islam, associate professor in the College of Medicine department of surgery’s division of pediatric surgery, was quoted in a Jan. 20 Wall Street Journal story about whether Medicaid should routinely cover circumcision for infants. A link is unavailable because the Journal is by subscription only. The story was the result of a Health Science Center news release.

The Wall Street Journal: Clay Calvert

Published: February 3 2014

Journalism professor Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was quoted in a Jan. 27 Wall Street Journal article about the release of redacted documents about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation of the American International Group. A link is unavailable because the Journal is by subscription only.

The Florida Times-Union: Michael Dukes

Published: February 24 2014

Michael Dukes, director of the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, was quoted in a Feb. 16 article in The Florida Times-Union discussing a UF survey about Floridian water conservation. The story was the result of an IFAS news release.

The Florida Times-Union: Alexa Lamm

Published: February 24 2014

Alexa Lamm, IFAS assistant professor and director of the Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources, was quoted in a Feb. 16 article in The Florida Times-Union discussing a survey about water conservation. The story was the result of an IFAS news release.

Tampa Bay Times: William Allen

Published: February 13 2014

William Allen, associate professor and program director in bioethics, law and medical professionalism, was quoted in a Feb. 2 article in the Tampa Bay Times about a doctor who is being investigated for her role in the death of a patient, who was also a friend.

Reuters: George Burgess

Published: February 24 2014

George Burgess, curator of the International Shark File at UF’s Florida Museum of Natural History, was quoted in a Feb. 18 Reuters story about the annual report of shark attacks for 2013. The story and many others worldwide were the result of a UF News Center news release.

Registration for children’s camps at museum starts in March

Published: February 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Registration starts March 15 for the Florida Museum of Natural History summer and field camps.

Rap artists to perform at O’Connell Center Feb. 27

Published: February 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Student Government Productions at the University of Florida will present rappers J. Cole and Chance the Rapper at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the O’Connell Center.

Parking restricted in garages near Reitz, O’Connell Center

Published: February 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Parking near the O’Connell Center and the Reitz Student Union is restricted part of this week because of special events on campus.

Orlando Sentinel: Michael Andreu

Published: February 13 2014

Michael Andreu, associate professor of forest systems, was quoted in a Feb. 4 article in the Orlando Sentinel about the impact of fewer oak tree acorns on Central Florida wildlife.

Fox News: Donald Behringer

Published: February 24 2014

Donald Behringer, assistant professor of marine ecology, was quoted in a Feb. 15 Fox News story discussing the limitations on scientific research in Cuba by Florida public universities.

Cosmopolitan: Scott Teitelbaum

Published: February 24 2014

Scott Teitelbaum, division chief of addiction medicine, was quoted in a Feb. 17 article in Cosmopolitan explaining the effects of a new fad of inhaling alcohol rather than drinking i

BuzzFeed founder to speak at UF March 20

Published: February 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – ACCENT Speakers Bureau at the University of Florida will bring Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of BuzzFeed and co-founder of The Huffington Post, to campus on March 20.

Associated Press: Kenneth Nunn

Published: February 24 2014

Law professor Kenneth Nunn was quoted in a Feb. 16 Associated Press article discussing the self-defense verdict of the Michael Dunn case.

ABC News: Paul Doering

Published: February 13 2014

Paul Doering, pharmacy professor and co-director of the Drug Information and Pharmacy Resource Center, was quoted in a Feb. 4 ABC News article discussing the health effects of the selling of cannabis edibles in Colorado.

ABC News: Bob Dekle

Published: February 3 2014

Law professors Kenneth B. Nunn and Bob Dekle were quoted in a Jan. 14 ABC News story about the legal defense possibilities for the man accused of fatally shooting another man inside a Florida movie theater.