UF news for week of June 30 listed

Published: June 27 2014


[UPDATED: 11:30 AM, 7/2/14]

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

Monday, June 30

EVENTS 0630 – events for upcoming weeks of possible media interest.

Tuesday, July 1

WORLD CUP BENEFITS – Once a major sporting event like the World Cup or Olympic Games finishes, residents of the host countries see psychic and social effects. A study led by UF researchers found that the 2010 World Cup in South Africa increased the ‘feel-good factor,’ but its long-term improvements to the social fabric were negligible eight months afterward.

Wednesday, July 2

TROPICAL FOREST USES – In a new paper, UF researchers encourage people near tropical forests to consider several factors – including financial profits, biodiversity and land use by residents – before they make decisions about forest access and use. This calls into question the definition of “forest.”

Thursday, July 3

BUDGET 0703 -- advisory for next week’s releases.

Friday, July 4

Office closed.