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UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: June 30 2014

UF events of possible media interest listed (June 30)

Florida Museum kicks off free movie series with ‘The Wolf Man’ July 11

Published: June 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Get ready for a "howling" good time during a month of free movie screenings at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

UF news for week of June 30 listed

Published: June 27 2014

UF News Budget June 30 – July 4

UF Law expert available to discuss Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling

Published: June 27 2014

Tip Sheet

New infections cause dormant viruses to reactivate

Published: June 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The famous slogan is “A diamond is forever,” but that phrase might be better suited to herpes: Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system’s attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later.

UF Tour mobile app now available

Published: June 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Prospective students, alumni and friends of The Gator Nation can tour the University of Florida's 2,000-acre campus from any location at any time with the new UF Tour mobile app.

Eleven Fla. high school graduates chosen for UF scholarships

Published: June 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has named eight Florida high school seniors to the Lombardi Scholars Program and three to the Stamps Scholars Program.

In this file photo, Mike Kane, a professor of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, inspects sea oats grown in a test tube.

Veteran UF/IFAS faculty member wins global biology award

Published: June 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A 27-year University of Florida faculty member who recently received a global award for his life’s work in biology credits his colleagues and his students for his success.

UF part of research team that finds equine influenza virus in camels

Published: June 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have found evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels – and humans could be next.

UPDATE: Pageant organizers announce new winner due to error

Published: June 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Miss America organization announced Friday on its Facebook page that an independent review determined Elizabeth Fechtel, a University of Florida student, was not the winner of the Miss Florida pageant on June 21.

UF: Florida consumer confidence jumps to post-recession high

Published: June 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to a post-recession high in June, climbing four points to 82, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: June 23 2014

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

Offer kids whole grains; they’ll eat them, UF/IFAS study shows

Published: June 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many parents presume their children will shun whole grains because they think they don’t like them, a University of Florida researcher says, but a new UF study may start to debunk that idea.

UF news for week of June 23 listed

Published: June 20 2014

UF News Budget June 23 - 27

New York Times: William Logan

Published: June 20 2014

A column written by William Logan, a professor of English, about the role of poetry in people’s lives was published in the June 14 New York Times.

The Tampa Tribune: AnnMarie Clark

Published: June 20 2014

A report by AnnMarie Clark, a geneticist at the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, was cited in a June 6 Tampa Tribune story about the use of DNA tests to confirm a coyote killed two cats in the area.

PBS Media Shift: Matt Sheehan

Published: June 20 2014

Matt Sheehan, director of the Innovation News Center in the College of Journalism and Communications, was interviewed in a June 6 PBS Media Shift story about the creation the Innovation News Center as a model for current and upcoming newsrooms across the nation.

New York Times: Kevin Sabet

Published: June 20 2014

Kevin Sabet, director of UF’ s Drug Policy Institute, wrote a June 5 New York Times opinion page column about legalized marijuana and big business.

USA Today: Jay Ritter

Published: June 20 2014

Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida, was quoted in a June 6 USA Today story about startup company Uber’s $17 billion valuation.

Reuters: Graciela Lorca

Published: June 20 2014

Microbiologist Graciela Lorca was quoted in a June 4 Reuters story about a potential treatment for citrus greening. The story and others were the result of an IFAS news release.

Associated Press: Claudio Gonzalez

Published: June 20 2014

Claudio Gonzalez, an associate professor in microbiology and cell science, was quoted in a June 5 Associated Press story about a potential treatment for citrus greening. The story and others were the result of an IFAS news release.

Daily Mail: George Burgess

Published: June 20 2014

George Burgess, the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History, was quoted in a June 17 Daily Mail (U.K.) story about research showing Great White Sharks are not endangered. The story and many others were the result of a Media Relations office news release.

Washington Post: Clay Calvert

Published: June 20 2014

Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communications, was quoted in a June 16 Washington Post story about the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language online where the their intent is unclear.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Ted Kury

Published: June 20 2014

Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the Public Utility Research Center, was quoted in a June 13 South Florida Sun-Sentinel story about how Florida might respond to new Environmental Protection Agency rules. The story was the result of a Media Relations office tip sheet.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Yi Guo

Published: June 20 2014

Yi Guo, an assistant professor in the department of health outcomes and policy, was quoted in a June 16 South Florida Sun-Sentinel article about the impact of low health literacy on dental health. The story was the result of a Health Science Center news release.

National Public Radio: Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons

Published: June 20 2014

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, an assistant professor of religion, was interviewed for a June 14 National Public Radio story about the Freedom Summer campaign, which brought civil rights activists around the country to Mississippi 50 years ago.

Journalism and communications hires STEM translational communication expert

Published: June 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- An expert on health and interpersonal communication will join the University of Florida to direct the development of the STEM Translational Communication Program at the College of Journalism and Communications, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

Board of Governors confirms University of Florida’s newest trustee

Published: June 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The State University System’s Board of Governors today confirmed the University of Florida’s newest trustee.

RTS to reduce service on some routes during break

Published: June 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Regional Transit System will reduce bus service during the University of Florida's summer A and B term break, June 23-28.

Wild southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) mother and newborn pup sheltering in the Great Tide Pool at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

UF veterinary researchers discover new poxvirus in sea otters

Published: June 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After studying unusual skin lesions seen in two orphaned sea otter pups, University of Florida scientists and their collaborators have identified a previously unknown poxvirus in the infected animals.

Pioneering scientist, physician and founding member of College of Medicine passes away

Published: June 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Richard T. Smith, the first chairman of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine, who distinguished himself throughout his career and his life, died June 14 in Gainesville surrounded by his family. He was 90.

New UF directory app to go live June 25

Published: June 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The new-look UF Directory app will go live June 25.

UF/IFAS study shows promise for antioxidants extracted from grape seeds, skin

Published: June 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Soaking muscadine grape seeds or skins in a solution of enzymes can boost antioxidants extracted from the fruit, creating possible new uses for grape leftovers, which are loaded with nutrients, a University of Florida study shows.

Treatment could spur production of insulin in Type 1 diabetes

Published: June 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Combining two different medications could help patients with Type 1 diabetes at least partially regain the ability to produce their own insulin, a University of Florida study has shown.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: June 16 2014

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

Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds

Published: June 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher.

State funding to help Fla. high school students pass important exam

Published: June 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Thanks to funding from the state Legislature, about 1,000 Duval County rising 10th-graders who failed the high-stakes Algebra 1 end-of-course exam have a chance to pass it this summer.

TJ Villamil named special assistant to UF President Bernie Machen

Published: June 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Jose Antonio “TJ” Villamil IV has been named special assistant to University of Florida President Bernie Machen.

UF news for week of June 16 listed

Published: June 13 2014

UF News Budget June 16 - 20

Dr. Bill Hogan will direct bioinformatics at CTSI.

Newly hired expert to direct biomedical informatics at CTSI

Published: June 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While scientists and clinicians work each day on discoveries that could unlock treatments and cures for diseases, much stands in the way between their work and patients in clinics and hospitals. Often, that roadblock takes the form of the inability to crunch large amounts of data.

Annual Independence Day celebration returns to Flavet Field July 3

Published: June 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- FANFARES & FIREWORKS will return to Gainesville at 7 p.m. July 3 at the University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field on the UF campus.

Oluchi Nwokocha (right)  stars as Vera Stark in a new play at UF with Emily Lewis as Gloria Mitchell.

Play looks at African-American actresses in 1930s Hollywood

Published: June 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla.--- "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark," a recent comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, chronicles 70 years in the life of Vera Stark, a determined African-American maid and would-be Hollywood actress. The comedy is being presented at the University of Florida June 12-15 and July 9-12 in the Black Box Theatre of the Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion.

Food truck rally, activities to mark opening of roads, park in Innovation Square

Published: June 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The public is invited to join area officials in celebrating the grand opening of the Innovation Square roadways and park at 4:30 p.m. June 13 at 749 SW 2nd Ave.

UF signs on to help create digital education ecosystem

Published: June 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida and three other leading U.S. research universities have announced their intention to become the charter members of a consortium called Unizin that will build an ecosystem for digital education.

O’Connell Center design work to begin soon, construction slated to start in March

Published: June 10 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Preliminary design work is about to get underway for the renovation of the University of Florida’s 33-year-old O’Connell Center.

Perennial corn crops? It could happen with new plant-breeding tool developed at UF/IFAS

Published: June 10 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Since the first plant genome sequence was obtained for the plant Arabidopsis in 2000, scientists have gene-sequenced everything from cannabis to castor bean.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: June 9 2014

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

John Pinckard, a University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance alumnus, was a producer for this year's Best Musical on Broadway.

Alumnus John Pinckard celebrates another Tony Awards win

Published: June 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- John Pinckard, a University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance alumnus, was among those honored with the Best Musical win at the 68th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.

Retracing citrus’ earliest roots to find clues for healthier future

Published: June 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- That orange you’re enjoying may have been grown in Florida, but its deepest ancestral roots stretch back more than 5 million years, all the way to two wild citrus species from Southeast Asia.

UF news for week of June 9 listed

Published: June 6 2014

UF News Budget June 9 - 13

UF recruits 36 faculty in first round of preeminence hiring

Published: June 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida has recruited more than three dozen distinguished faculty members from around the world as the first round of hires in the university’s “Preeminence Plan” to rise among the nation’s top public universities.

Software company to move offices to Innovation Square

Published: June 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Seventh Compass, a locally founded software development company, is moving its main office space to Trimark Properties’ 417 Building at Innovation Square. The company hopes to promote the ongoing community of collaboration at Innovation Square at the University of Florida by mentoring and partnering with neighboring companies.

Sport management professor attends White House summit

Published: June 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida professor recently attended a White House summit on youth sports and concussions.

Invasive lizards a potential threat to Florida’s nesting reptiles, UF/IFAS researchers find

Published: June 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Research cameras trained on the nests of Florida reptiles have caught giant, invasive lizards in the act of pilfering eggs – making them a potential threat to native turtles, alligators and crocodiles.

UF president shares news of state budget impact

Published: June 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The following message was sent today from University of Florida President Bernie Machen to UF’s faculty and staff:

Gator fans invited to celebrate softball team's national championship

Published: June 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Gator fans are invited to Pressly Stadium at 5:30 p.m. today, June 4, to welcome home the 2014 national champion Florida Gator softball team.

Pianists coming to UF for international festival June 14-21

Published: June 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Outstanding college and pre-college pianists from around the country will participate in the University of Florida International Piano Festival June 14-21 in the Music Building, Room 101.

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

Published: June 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a years-long process to bring a treatment to market.

UF plant experiment included on first science mission of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

Published: June 3 2014

Media advisory

UF/IFAS finding could help farmers stop potato, tomato disease

Published: June 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida scientist has pinpointed Mexico as the origin of the pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish Potato Famine, a finding that may help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues to evolve and torment potato and tomato growers around the world.

Expert available to talk about EPA's climate change proposal

Published: June 2 2014

Tip sheet

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: June 2 2014

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

UF teaches cognitive improvement to residents of retirement community

Published: June 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida and The Village retirement community in Gainesville have partnered to offer UF Health Vitality Mind, a research program dedicated to maximizing brain health in older adults.