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Surprising find: UF/IFAS discovers citrus greening affects roots before leaves

Published: April 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that may help growers better care for trees while scientists work to find a cure.

In pitching injuries, the elbow is connected to the hip bone

Published: April 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New University of Florida research suggests that a pitcher’s elbow injury could be linked to movement in the hips.

Sequencing at Sea

Published: April 29 2014

Engineering team claims $25,000 in UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition

Published: April 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Three engineering students whose company developed a portable water purification device that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize water were awarded $25,000 for winning the UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition on Friday.

Thirty-three faculty named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2014

Published: April 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 33 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2014-2017.

UF events of possible media interest listed (April 28)

Published: April 28 2014

A first: Real-time genome-scale sequencing at sea

Published: April 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has become the first scientist to achieve genome-scale sequencing and analysis of fragile marine creatures at sea aboard a ship and in real time.

Two professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Published: April 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida professors are among 178 scholars, artists and scientists who have been awarded 2014 Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Health promotion efforts in schools really do improve health

Published: April 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Can school efforts really persuade kids not to smoke, spur teens to exercise and get little ones to eat more fruits and veggies? Yes, if these efforts are part of a schoolwide program that promotes healthy behaviors on multiple fronts, according to the results of the most comprehensive study on the effects of these programs completed to date.

For second consecutive year, UF team wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Published: April 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of 20 University of Florida students has won first place in a national competition for a plan on how to dramatically reduce stormwater runoff on a 67.6-acre part of campus.

Vance Aloupis

Published: April 24 2014

David Lawrence

Published: April 24 2014

Bob Graham Center at UF to honor early childhood development activists as Citizen of the Year, Young Floridian

Published: April 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two Floridians who have worked tirelessly to advance a grass-roots movement on behalf of Florida’s children have been named the Bob Graham Center Citizen of the Year and Young Floridian for 2014.

Students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition this week

Published: April 23 2014

GAINESVILLE , Fla. — How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000. That’s the grand prize for the winners of the inaugural Gator Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 24-25 at multiple sites on UF’s campus.

UF events of possible media interest listed (April 21)

Published: April 21 2014

Media advisory

UF Health leaders transition to new roles

Published: April 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two UF Health leaders will assume new roles within the system as of July 1. Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001, will be the UF Health executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs, and Ed Jimenez, chief operating officer for UF Health Shands Hospital and senior vice president, will serve as interim CEO of UF Health Shands.

For UF/IFAS researchers, every day is Earth Day

Published: April 18 2014

Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Published: April 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive.

UF/IFAS research findings shed light on seagrass needs

Published: April 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Seagrass beds represent critical and threatened coastal habitats around the world, and a new University of Florida study shows how much sunlight seagrass needs to stay healthy.

Students to demonstate newly developed computer games

Published: April 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Battlesnake Deathmatch and Dungeonesque are just two of the computer games developed by University of Florida students that will be demonstrated from noon to 4 p.m. April 21.

UF sending 25 students to national science and engineering event

Published: April 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty-five University of Florida undergraduate students will go to Washington, D.C., next week to participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Research links sadness with avoidance of indulgent behavior

Published: April 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Getting the kids to go easy on the chocolate bunnies this year could be simple as sitting them down Easter morning and making them watch “Old Yeller.”

Orlando Sentinel: Harry Klee

Published: April 16 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Valery Scharf

Published: April 16 2014

Florida Museum of Natural History recognizes volunteers of the year

Published: April 15 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hard work has paid off for Barbara Ornstein and Robert Tarnuzzer, who were recently recognized by the Florida Museum of Natural History as winners of the 2014 James Pope Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award.

Lakeland newspaper wins FOI award from Brechner Center

Published: April 15 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Ledger newspaper in Lakeland has been named the winner of the 28th Annual Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award for its investigative series. The award-winning series highlights the difficulties reporters and citizens face when they try to exercise their fundamental constitutional right to access government information.

To kill a tumor: UF physicians target the genes of lung, colon cancers

Published: April 15 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source.

UF Law offers first free massive open online course

Published: April 14 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Levin College of Law is joining the MOOC revolution on a global scale. The law school’s first Massive Open Online Course will begin May 1, with The Global Student’s Introduction to U.S. Law.

UF urged to appreciate student employees this week

Published: April 14 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Office for Student Financial Affairs urges offices on campus to show their appreciation to student employees this week.

UF urged to appreciate student employees this week

Published: April 14 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Office for Student Financial Affairs urges offices on campus to show their appreciation to student employees this week.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: April 14 2014

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

UF College of Veterinary Medicine hosts Open House April 12

Published: April 10 2014

Homan named UF Teacher-Scholar of the Year

Published: April 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — English professor Sidney R. Homan has been awarded the University of Florida’s Teacher-Scholar of the Year award for 2013-2014.Originating in 1960, it is UF’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award. It offers an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition. In making the award, the Award Committee selects a faculty member who demonstrates distinguished achievement in both teaching and scholarly activity demonstrated through scholarly research, creative writing, original works of art, etc., and visibility within and beyond the university.

Sustainable UF to host annual Campus Earth Day April 11

Published: April 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability will host its annual Campus Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the Plaza of the Americas.

Consumer, be aware: Quality of health-related Internet searches varies

Published: April 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re like most people, you’ve gone online to find out what’s causing that ringing in your ears or whether a gluten-free diet is worth considering. Be careful.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: April 7 2014

Media advisory

Florida Museum announces winners of student research awards

Published: April 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History recently announced the winners of the 2014 Austin Award and Bullen Award. Two University of Florida students received the awards from the museum’s University Teaching Committee for their research and contributions to the museum’s collections.

UF Hall of Fame adds 23 new members to roster of leaders

Published: April 7 2014

Florida Museum hosting 37th annual Herpetology Conference

Published: April 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host the 37th annual Herpetology Conference April 4-5 at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

Take Back the Night event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Plaza of the Americas

Published: April 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Several University of Florida groups will present the annual Take Back the Night: A March and Rally to End Sexual Violence starting at 5:30 p.m. today, April 3, at the Plaza of the Americas.

Nanotubes made from plants could allow delivery of DNA into cells, improve chemotherapy treatment

Published: April 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences took what some would consider garbage and made a remarkable scientific tool, one that could someday help to correct genetic disorders or treat cancer without chemotherapy’s nasty side effects.

Joe Joyce

Published: April 2 2014

Joe Joyce to head IFAS Center for Leadership

Published: April 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences announced today that Joseph Joyce, associate vice president for agriculture and natural resources, will leave that position to lead the development of an IFAS Center aimed at leadership development.

Patients rate pain care differently depending on locale, UF researchers find

Published: April 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hospital patients’ responses to a question about whether their pain is well-controlled may depend in part on where they live, University of Florida researchers report.

Florida among five states partnering with UF center to transform teaching of students with disabilities

Published: April 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — School districts and special education interests in five states — Florida, California, Connecticut, Illinois and South Dakota — are partnering with a new, federally funded center at the University of Florida on an ambitious effort to transform their preparation of effective teachers and leaders serving students with disabilities.

Florida Museum director elected president of science museum association

Published: April 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History Director Douglas S. Jones was elected president of the Association of Science Museum Directors at the association’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City in March.

Pioneering UF Law graduate to be inducted posthumously into society

Published: April 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida law graduate W. Reece Smith Jr., who rose to a succession of leadership positions in the legal profession never before or since equaled, will be inducted posthumously Friday into the Heritage of Leadership Society. The ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Levin College of Law in Holland 180.

Study shows 'dinosaurs of the turtle world' at risk in Southeast rivers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, including two recently discovered species, University of Florida scientists say.

Day of learning planned at UF veterinary college's annual open house April 12

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A longtime community tradition, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Open House will intrigue and entertain audiences of all ages during a full day of educational demonstrations, tours and much more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12.

Floridians' confidence in economy stays fairly flat, UF survey shows

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians' consumer sentiment declined one point in April to 79, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF Health patient named Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — His body might not always have the energy it needs, but 6-year-old Nathan Ferrell's fun-loving personality stands in stark contrast to his disease as he faces his unique medical challenge with courage every day.

Graduating student found her calling in UF's agricultural programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she wasn't using her talents as a videographer to record dolphin-human interactions at Discovery Cove, getting her young son to day care or interning for the U.S. Forest Service, Tory Boyd was busy earning her bachelor's degree in agricultural education and communication.

UF Dance Marathon raises $1.5 million 'For the Kids'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dance Marathon at the University of Florida celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend by raising a record-crushing $1.5 million for UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, Gainesville's Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

UF starts presidential search

Published: April 10 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida officially began the search for its next president Thursday with the creation of a committee to seek and evaluate candidates.

UF news for week of April 7 listed

Published: July 4 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 April 14 listed

Published: April 11 2014

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

Students’ robots to be demonstrated in New Engineering Building

Published: April 22 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Demonstrations of more than a dozen robots built by University of Florida Intelligent Machines Design Lab students will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 23 in the New Engineering Building Harris Rotunda.

Smathers exhibition examines women’s role in Cuban history

Published: April 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new Smathers Libraries bilingual exhibition at the University of Florida highlights the many ways in which women were active and vital participants in Cuba’s revolutions.

Sections of O’Connell parking lot restricted on April 4

Published: April 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sections of the University of Florida’s O’Connell Center parking lot normally open to students and employees will be restricted on Friday, April 4.

New York Times: Omri Marian

Published: April 16 2014

Omri Marian, a professor of law and an expert on digital currencies, was quoted in a March 26 New York Times article about the implications of new tax laws on bitcoins.

New York Times: Jay Ritter

Published: April 16 2014

Jay Ritter, Cordell eminent scholar and chair in the department of finance, was quoted in a March 30 article in the New York Times about the aggressive IPO market for biotechnology and social media companies that generate little revenue.

Miami Herald: Robin Poynor

Published: April 16 2014

Robin Poynor, a professor of art history and scholar of traditional Yoruba culture, was quoted in a March 28 Miami Herald story about competing claims of authenticity among sects of the Santeria religion.

Esquire: Steven Cuffe

Published: April 16 2014

Dr. Steven Cuffe, department chair of psychiatry at the College of Medicine in Jacksonville, was quoted in a story in the April 2014 issue of Esquire on the faulty diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in some children and adolescents.

‘Unconference’ looks at ways to use technology in the humanities

Published: April 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Individuals from universities from around the state are at the University of Florida today and Friday to talk about the humanities and technology.