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UF news for week of Sept. 1 listed

Published: August 29 2014

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

UF trustees’ committees, presidential search committee to meet Sept. 5

Published: August 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida Board of Trustees’ Committee on Governance and the University of Florida Presidential Search Committee’s Subcommittee on Compensation will have a joint meeting beginning at noon Sept. 5 followed by a meeting of the University of Florida Presidential Search Committee at UF’s Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville.

Owners reminded to move vehicles for home football games

Published: August 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Transportation and Parking Services reminds UF employees and students of parking restrictions during the seven home football games during the 2014 Gator season.

UF to launch re-branding campaign focused on research, tackling global issues

Published: August 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida on Saturday will launch a re-branding campaign centered on the university’s research, global outreach and commitment to take on the big issues facing the world.

UF receives record $702 million in research funding in 2014

Published: August 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida received a record $702 million in research awards last year, surpassing by $24 million the previous record of $678 million set in 2010.

UF donors give record $215 million in fiscal year 2013-14

Published: August 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Donors responding to the University of Florida’s Preeminence initiative gave a record $215.3 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30, boosting UF’s ability to address society’s most pressing concerns and supporting the university’s highest priorities.

UF: No change in Florida's August consumer confidence

Published: August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Consumer sentiment among Floridians remained flat at a post-recession high of 82 for the third consecutive month in August, according to a University of Florida survey.

Students invited to pep rally in the Swamp

Published: August 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Alumni Association and the University Athletic Association are teaming up to host the first “Rally in the Swamp,” a student pep rally to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to welcome students to campus and prepare them for the football team’s season opener against Idaho on Aug. 30.

NSF awards $7.5 million to UF-led effort to digitize biodiversity collections

Published: August 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The National Science Foundation has awarded six grants totaling about $7.5 million to digitize biodiversity collections, a nationwide effort coordinated by the iDigBio program based at the University of Florida.

UF news for week of Aug. 25 listed

Published: August 22 2014

UF News Budget August 25 - 29

Presidential Search Update Advisory

Published: August 22 2014

Media advisory

Media invited to presentation of UF re-branding campaign focused on 'the Gator Good'

Published: August 22 2014

Media advisory

Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

Published: August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.

UF events of possible media interest listed (Aug. 18)

Published: August 18 2014

Events advisory for week of Aug. 18.

Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species, survey finds

Published: August 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey shows.

UF news for week of Aug. 18 listed

Published: August 15 2014

UF News Budget August 18 - 22

The Coca-Cola Co. donates additional $1.5 Million to UF/IFAS to fight citrus greening

Published: August 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Foundation today announced a second gift of $1.5 million from the Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.

Shark expert available to talk Shark Week

Published: August 12 2014

Tip Sheet

International Center sponsors global culture photo competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida students, faculty, staff, alumni and others are eligible to enter the 2014 Global Culture Photography Competition, sponsored by the International Center.

UF professor recognized for dedication to entrepreneurship

Published: August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida professor received a national Dedication to Entrepreneurship award this week.

Endangered elephants' outlook bleak without more room to roam, UF/IFAS study finds

Published: August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Intelligent and beautiful, the Asian elephant is running out of time unless humans step aside and give it some room.

UF student with stage 4 cancer graduates with 4.0 GPA

Published: August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- After 600 hours of chemotherapy, 63 nights in the hospital and five years in college, one determined student is graduating from the University of Florida.

UF to celebrate the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal

Published: August 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A special weekend of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal will be held at the University of Florida Aug. 15-17.

UF/IFAS study shows flavor trumps health for blueberry buying

Published: August 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows.

Workshop will look at genetic predictions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Can scientists accurately predict when an individual will develop a disease? What if we could predict how to increase drought resistance in plants? Or offer patients personalized medicine?

UF events of possible media interest listed (Aug. 4)

Published: August 4 2014

Events Advisory for week of Aug. 4

FEMA head returns home to speak at doctoral ceremony this week

Published: August 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- W. Craig Fugate is coming back to where his high-profile career began.

Relief organizations need to think long-term, UF research shows

Published: August 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the world wanted to help.

UF news for week of Aug. 4 listed

Published: August 1 2014

UF News Budget August 4 - 8

Expert available to talk about flesh-eating bacteria

Published: August 1 2014

Tip Sheet

Wildlife corridors sometimes help invasive species spread, UF research finds

Published: August 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When the ants come marching in, having miles of linked habitats may not be such a good idea after all.

UF staffers reach out to welcome students

Published: August 15 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida divisions of Business Affairs, Student Affairs and Human Resources are sponsoring the 14th annual Ask Me Campaign Aug. 19-26.

Common Reading Book author to speak at convocation

Published: August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Will Allen, author of “The Good Food Revolution,” the 2014 Common Reading Program book, will speak at the New Student Convocation at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in the O’Connell Center.

Flag-raising ceremony scheduled for Aug. 26 at Tigert Hall

Published: August 25 2014

Media advisory

UF events of possible media interest listed (Aug. 25)

Published: August 25 2014

Media advisory

UF Pharm.D. program to reduce class size, improve student-to-faculty ratio

Published: August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Amid state and national trends showing a decline in the demand for pharmacists and an increased emphasis on interprofessional, team-based approaches to care, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy is embarking on a four-year plan to lower its student-to-faculty ratio as part of ongoing curriculum reform.

Florida Museum exhibit marks 100-year anniversary of Passenger Pigeon extinction

Published: August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A Florida Museum of Natural History gallery exhibit opening Sept. 1 illustrates how human actions can lead to the extinction of a species — even those considered common just a century ago.

Presidential Search Committee’s Subcommittee on Campus Visit meets Sept. 2

Published: August 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida Presidential Search Committee’s Subcommittee on Campus Visit will meet at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 2 in 123 Tigert Hall, University of Florida campus.