UF news for week of Aug. 4 listed

Published: August 1 2014


[UPDATED: 8/8/14]

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

Monday, Aug. 4

HAITI HELP STUDY -- University of Florida researchers say nongovernmental organizations dropped the ball in post-earthquake Haiti by not providing the long-term follow-through needed for their assistance projects to be truly effective. In fact, researchers say that routinely happens in NGO assistance projects in other crisis-stricken countries.

COMMENCE SUMMER 2014 – info about upcoming commencement ceremonies.

EVENTS 0804 – events for upcoming weeks of possible media interest.


Tuesday, Aug. 5

BLUEBERRY TASTES -- Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows. With broadcast news video.


Wednesday, Aug. 6

ANTS WILDLIFE CORRIDORS -- In a classic example of the law of unintended consequences, new University of Florida research suggests that wildlife corridors – strips of natural land created to reconnect habitats separated by agriculture or human activities – can sometimes encourage the spread of invasive species. The findings are particularly important in Florida, which plays host to animals such as Cuban tree frogs, Burmese pythons and feral hogs.


Thursday, Aug. 7

ASIAN ELEPHANT – A paper published this month by UF researchers looks at what must happen to save the endangered Asian elephant from extinction. With photos.

ADDED: UF student with stage 4 cancer graduates with 4.0 GPA


Friday, Aug. 8

DID NOT SEND THIS WEEK AS NOTHING IS SET FOR NEXT WEEK: BUDGET 0808 -- advisory for next week’s releases.