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UF and The Village launch program to help older adults improve brain fitness

Published: May 29 2014

Florida Times-Union: Terry Brite DelValle

Published: May 29 2014

Dance for PD workshop to be held this weekend at UF

Published: May 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine and the School of Theatre and Dance in partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group will present Dance for PD, a three-day training and professional development workshop for dancers, dance teachers, students, therapists and allied health professionals May 30-June 1 in the Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: May 27 2014

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

UF president offers insights into public higher education in book of speeches

Published: May 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The modern university is a beacon for students, a home for scholars, a hub of culture in the community, an engine of discovery and an economic force.

Study proves physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

Published: May 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s something we’ve all heard for years: Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.

UF pediatrics professor appointed to FDA committee

Published: May 23 2014

Online promotion and tenure team receives innovation award

Published: May 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The online promotion and tenure team at University of Florida has received the 2014 HR Innovation Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, known as CUPA-HR .

UF study names ancient crocodilian featured in Titanoboa documentary

Published: May 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study describes a 16-foot, 900-pound ancient species of crocodilian that swam in the same rivers as Titanoboa 60 million years ago in the world’s oldest-known rain forest.

UF trustees OK list of qualifications sought in next president

Published: May 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Board of Trustees approved on Friday a 25-point list of qualifications it’s looking for in the next UF president. The list will guide a nationwide and global search for the successor to President Bernie Machen, who will retire later this year.

UF College of Journalism and Communications launches Innovators Series to introduce students to ideas of media visionaries

Published: May 21 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced the launch of The Innovators Series, a project that will introduce students to lectures from thought leaders who are developing breakthrough ideas in media. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting the speaker series, which will kick off this fall.

New chemical language of neural systems is revealed

Published: May 21 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Comb jellies – a seemingly simple form of marine life — took a radically different path to neural complexity than the rest of the animal kingdom, a finding that could have implications for synthetic and regenerative medicine, new University of Florida research shows.

Bug-Trap

Published: May 20 2014

Bedbug trap photo

Published: May 20 2014

A better bedbug trap: Made from household items for about $1

Published: May 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The contraption seems so simple, yet so clever, like something The Professor might have concocted on “Gilligan’s Island.”

Floridians remain conflicted on immigration; oppose eligibility for federal education grants

Published: May 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians support the children of people who illegally entered the U.S. attending public colleges in their home state at lower, in-state tuition rates.

UF events of possible media interest listed (May 19)

Published: May 19 2014

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

UF experts available for the 2014 hurricane season

Published: May 16 2014

UF scientists discover over 100 species in drive to document biodiversity

Published: May 14 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 5-million-year-old saber-toothed cat, the world’s oldest grape and a bizarre hermit crab were among more than 100 new species discovered by University of Florida scientists last year.

UF/IFAS is crawling with excitement as annual Bug Week nears

Published: May 14 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its second annual Bug Week May 19-23 with activities for students, families and bug lovers around the nation.

First journalism and communications preeminence position goes to psychology of new technologies expert

Published: May 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An expert on the psychology of technology will join the team being assembled to make the University of Florida a leader in online teaching and learning, College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

UF/IFAS researchers start to pinpoint biological control for Brazilian peppertree

Published: May 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A South American insect could help control the invasive Brazilian peppertree in places where it supplants critical habitat for many organisms, according to University of Florida and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists.

Bob Graham Center to host statewide, student-centered summit on higher education

Published: May 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some of the brightest and most politically engaged students from Florida’s colleges and universities will convene at the University of Florida May 16-18 to discuss higher education policy in Florida.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: May 12 2014

University of Florida College of Fine Arts announces name change to College of the Arts

Published: May 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Fine Arts, which comprises the School of Art and Art History, School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance, as well as UF’s Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute and University Galleries, is pleased to announce that effective immediately the college’s name is the College of the Arts. The UF Faculty Senate approved of the name change at its meeting Thursday.

UF student, staffer, group recognized for volunteerism

Published: May 8 2014

New technology company to add facility at Innovation Square

Published: May 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zeeko Ltd, an international technology company specializing in ultra-precision polishing machines, is adding a research facility at Innovation Square. The new location will join the company’s others in Japan and Wales, adding a premium position to capitalize on top-tier research at the University of Florida.

Experts on human-centered computing are coming to UF

Published: May 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an effort to become a national leader in making computers more secure and more personalized to individual needs, the University of Florida has recruited a team of computer scientists with specialties in what’s known as human-centered computing.

Fla. Museum to offer free admission to active military, families May 26-Sept. 1

Published: May 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As part of the Blue Star Museums program, the Florida Museum of Natural History will offer free admission to all fee-based exhibits for active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.

UF/IFAS researchers target eucalyptus as source of fuel for biomass production

Published: May 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel.

Simple technique may help older adults better remember written information, UF researchers say

Published: May 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have advice for older adults who need to remember detailed written information: Don’t just read it, tell someone about it.

New UF Health program blends holistic therapies, modern medicine

Published: May 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Acupuncture, meditation, massage — practices once considered “alternatives” to conventional medicine — are now becoming mainstream in hospitals and medical schools nationwide, and University of Florida Health’s Integrative Medicine Program is leading the way by expanding its services for patients.

UF Health celebrates award-winning nurses during National Nurses Week

Published: May 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In honor of the patient-centered work of its 3,500-plus nursing staff, UF Health will recognize these dedicated caregivers and showcase their successes during National Nurses Week, May 4-10.

Florida Museum to hold adult volunteer orientation May 21

Published: May 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From working behind the scenes in museum collections to guiding school groups through exhibits, the Florida Museum of Natural History provides volunteer opportunities for people with many interests.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: May 5 2014

Four faculty members to teach honors courses as Dunlevie professors

Published: May 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four distinguished University of Florida faculty members have been appointed as Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Honors Term Professors for the 2014-15 academic year during which they will teach special classes for the honors program.

Joan Frosch

Published: May 1 2014

Joan Frosch

UF researchers create protein with potential for weight loss, diabetes treatment

Published: May 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It sounds like a magic bullet: Administer a protein, watch the subject lose weight.

Committee named to seek next UF president

Published: May 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An 18-member group of scientists, students, business people and education leaders has answered a call to find the next University of Florida president.

Floridians' economic confidence drops in May, survey finds

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UF/IFAS study: Some consumers confuse 'local' with 'organic' food

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With more people buying local and organic food, consumers should know the difference between the two so they recognize what they're buying, but nearly one in five still confuse the terms, a University of Florida researcher says.

Education technology professor to head UF's new Online Learning Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Education has hired a leading authority on technology-based learning as a professor of education technology who will also head UF's new Online Learning Institute, one of UF's major preeminence initiatives.

'Motivation enhancement' key for success in job training programs, UF study says

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Freshly minted college graduates, take note: Buying a new suit may be No. 1 on your list for landing that first big job, but new research shows picking the right job training program could give you the real winning edge.

UF news for week of May 5 listed

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 May 26 listed

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

Top level of O’Connell garage reserved Thursday morning

Published: May 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The top level of Garage 7 at the O’Connell Center will be reserved from 7 to 10 a.m. May 22 for event parking for the North Central Florida Non-Profit Summit. Drivers who normally park in this area may need to seek alternate parking during this period.

Tip sheet: Planning trumps indecision prepare now for hurricane season, expert says

Published: May 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Waiting too long to make a decision in the face of disaster is in itself a decision – and rarely a good one, a University of Florida expert in community development says.

Ottawa Citizen: Stephen Golant

Published: July 29 2014

Stephen Golant, a gerontologist and geographer, was quoted in a May 2 Ottawa Citizen article about new ways to provide housing for the growing number of elderly in Canada.

Huffington Post: Clay Calvert

Published: May 29 2014

Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, published a column April 3 on the Huffington Post about the conviction of a rapper for lyrics threatening police.

Florida Times-Union: Roberta Christopher

Published: May 29 2014

Roberta Christopher, director of nursing research at University of Florida Health Jacksonville, was quoted in two May 6 Florida Times-Union articles about the impact a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing has on patient outcomes and National Nurses Week’s recognition of nurses.

Florida Times-Union: Patrice Jones

Patrice Jones, vice president and chief nursing officer at University of Florida Health Jacksonville, was quoted in two May 6 Florida Times-Union articles about the impact of the nursing profession, National Nurses Week and the increase in demand for nursing jobs.

Commencement ceremonies to impact parking near O’Connell Center

Published: May 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida employees and students who use parking lots near the O’Connell Center may need to seek alternate parking May 2 and May 5 because of commencement ceremonies at the O’Connell Center on those days.

Associated Press: Leonid Moroz

Published: May 29 2014

Leonid Moroz, distinguished professor of neuroscience, genetics, chemistry and biology, was quoted in an April 27 Associated Press story about his research that includes genome-scale sequencing of marine life done done in real time and aboard a floating lab. The story and many others were the result of a Media Relations office news release.