UF news for week of April 14 listed

Published: April 11 2014


[UPDATED: 3;20PM, 4/18/14]

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

Monday, April 14

EVENTS 0414 — upcoming events of potential media interest.

Tuesday, April 15

MOVED TO WEDNESDAYSADNESS IMPACT ON BEHAVIOR – 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.” UF researchers discovered that sadness “encourages people to identify behaviors that are potentially harmful to their long-term fitness.”

Wednesday, April 16


MOVED TO THURSDAYADDICTION AND RISKY DECISIONS — New research finds lab animals that take high risks are predisposed to behavioral and neurological features of addiction. The research looks at how risk-taking animals interpret new information and how risk-taking and working memory interact.

Thursday, April 17

NUTRIENTS, SUNLIGHT AND SEAGRASS – Seagrass beds, critical to the survival of fish and other coastal life, are susceptible if nutrients prevent sunlight from penetrating water, a new University of Florida study shows.

Friday, April 18

BUDGET 0418 — advisory for next week’s releases.