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Free flu shots for students available Oct. 3

Published: September 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. ---The University of Florida’s Student Health Care Center will hold its third annual “Free Flu Shots” outreach event this Friday, Oct. 3.

UF events of possible media interest listed (Sept. 29)

Published: September 29 2014

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

Showcase affects parking near O'Connell Center

Published: September 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Career Showcase is affecting parking this week near the O’Connell Center at the University of Florida.

Graduate Student Advisory Council research day features poster competition, more

Published: September 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s Graduate Student Advisory Council will host the third annual Graduate Research Day Oct. 28, featuring a poster competition, panel discussion and professional development workshops.

'Star Trek' actor, social justice activist George Takei to speak at UF Oct. 7

Published: September 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – ACCENT Speakers Bureau at the University of Florida, Pride Student Union and the Asian American Student Union will bring actor and activist George Takei to campus Oct. 7.

Longtime citrus scientist Jackie Burns named new dean for UF/IFAS research

Published: September 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida has named Jackie Burns, the current director of UF’s Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, as its new dean for research for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

University of Florida receives $500,000 ‘Big Data’ boost from IBM

Published: September 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Imagine a day when your toothbrush can record every brushstroke you make and transmit that data to your dentist, who can use it at your next checkup to help you improve your brushing technique to prevent the onset of tooth decay.

Sid Martin award

UF's Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator wins national award

Published: September 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator has been recognized as a national leader in technology-based economic development by the State Science and Technology Institute, known as SSTI.

Faculty art

New Harn exhibition features work by faculty members

Published: September 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is featuring art by UF’s School of Art + Art History art studio faculty in a new exhibition titled “Solo/Together: 50th Annual UF Art Faculty Exhibition.”

New dentistry dean

New dean named for College of Dentistry

Published: September 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Isabel Garcia has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Innovators Series starts Sept. 18 with Storyful founder

Published: September 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Mark Little, founder of Storyful – a social media verification platform, will discuss new journalism ethics and how social media inspires and informs the news at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in Weimer Hall at the University of Florida.

UF poll: Majority of Floridians support Right to Medical Marijuana ballot question

Published: September 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A majority of Floridians support the use of medical marijuana, according to a new University of Florida poll.

UF poll: Scott holds six-point advantage over Crist; Floridians have negative view of Affordable Care Act

Published: September 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new poll of registered voters in Florida by the University of Florida found that incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott holds a six-point advantage over Democratic nominee Charlie Crist, with 44 percent of likely voters favoring Scott and 38 percent favoring Crist.

UF/IFAS researchers could improve how companies ship fresh produce

Published: September 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available.

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

Published: September 1 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.

Trustees, various committees to meet Sept. 4-5

Published: September 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida Board of Trustees will hold a retreat Sept. 4-5 at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 NW Waldo Road.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: September 2 2014

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

Tampa Bay Times: George Burgess

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

Science writers will share expertise as UF Science Journalists in Residence

Published: September 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Two leading science journalists will each spend a week on the University of Florida campus this year as part of the university’s new Science Journalist in Residence Program.

Miami Herald: Michael McDonald

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

News Conference regarding the four recent assaults on and near the UF campus.

Published: September 8 2014

Media Advisory

Video available from news conference about campus assaults

Published: September 8 2014

Media Advisory

Miami Herald: Joe Schaefer

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

UF Law among top 20 best value law schools in nation

Published: September 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law has been ranked as the 13th “Best Value Law School” in the nation by The National Jurist magazine.

Gulf anglers could be entitled to $585 million after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, UF/IFAS study says

Published: September 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Recreational anglers who normally fish in the Gulf of Mexico lost up to $585 million from lost fishing opportunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new University of Florida study.

Jacksonville Business Journal: Jane Adams

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

Tampa Bay Times: Richard Scher

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

UF events of possible media interest listed (Sept. 22)

Published: September 22 2014

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

Good results from Florida’s urban tree-planting program, UF/IFAS study shows

Published: September 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida’s urban tree-planting program works well: 93 percent of the trees planted were still alive up to five years after they were planted, a new University of Florida study shows.

NBC News: Clay Calvert

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

Jacksonville Business Journal: Jack Payne

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

Tampa Tribune: Bruce Goldberger

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

Sheys partner with UF to create 657-acre conference retreat center

Published: September 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla --- A prominent Gainesville-area couple who are longtime University of Florida supporters have committed to transfer their house and 657 acres of pristine conservation land to the university, allowing UF eventually to create a conference retreat center west of the campus that could host symposiums and other academic events advancing UF’s mission.

UF Center for Leadership and Service partners to provide community service opportunities

Published: September 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Center for Leadership and Service at the University of Florida is partnering with United Way of North Central Florida to provide and promote Volunteer Select as a resource to UF students.

Associated Press: Jason Smith

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

Reeser named chief investment officer for UF Investment Corporation

Published: September 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- William S. Reeser, who most recently oversaw investments for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, one of the nation’s two largest health care charities, has been named chief investment officer for the University of Florida Investment Corporation.

Reuters: Jon Mills

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

UF events of possible media interest listed (Sept. 15)

Published: September 15 2014

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

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Michael Warren

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

Flu shots for students postponed due to vaccine shipment delay

Published: September 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s Student Health Care Center has postponed its annual “Free Flu Shots” event scheduled for Sept. 19 due to a delay in vaccine shipment. The center will reschedule possibly in mid-October to get as many students as possible vaccinated before the Thanksgiving break.

Mindtree chairman and spouse give $1 million to University of Florida College of Engineering

Published: September 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida College of Engineering’s future Innovation Nexus Building will add to its list of distinguished underwriters Subroto and Susmita Bagchi, who have announced a $1 million gift to UF. Their gift will be used to support the Engineering Innovation Nexus Building, a new facility to be located at the heart of UF, directly across from a newly remodeled Reitz Student Union.

Forbes: Anthony Bavry

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

Research team headed by UF professor found evidence of oil residue in Gulf two years after BP spill

Published: September 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Oil residue remained in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a study headed by a University of Florida professor.

UF/IFAS researchers use steam to treat citrus greening

Published: September 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are turning to the old-fashioned method of steaming to help treat citrus greening, a disease devastating citrus trees throughout Florida.

UF news for week of Sept. 8 listed

Published: September 5 2014

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

UF: Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils

Published: September 22 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but University of Florida scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity.

UF/IFAS researcher continues quest for peanut that won't cause allergic reaction

Published: September 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts.

UF news for week of Sept. 15 listed

Published: September 12 2014

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

UF: Florida's September consumer sentiment reaches post-recession high

Published: September 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians’ consumer sentiment this month reached its highest level since before the Great Recession began and after it ended, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. The index inched up one point from August to 83 – a level not seen since April 2007.

UF events of possible media interest listed (Sept. 8)

Published: September 8 2014

UF events of possible media interest listed (Sept. 8)

USA Today: Jay Ritter

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

UF news for week of Sept. 29 listed

Published: September 26 2014

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

SEC Symposium on obesity prevention starts with streamed keynote address Sept. 21

Published: September 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The SEC Network will cover the 2014 Southeastern Conference Symposium, highlighted by a live digital stream of the opening keynote address from Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association.

UF/IFAS scientists count record number of threatened crocodile hatchlings in Everglades

Published: September 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A record number of American crocodile hatchlings have been counted in the Everglades National Park this summer -- a positive development for the threatened species, University of Florida scientists say.

Santos collection

Collection of santos, other artwork opens gallery anniversary

Published: September 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Kicking off University Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2015 is “Come Home; Selections from the Collection of Hector Puig,” featuring selections from the art collection of Hector Puig.

Social marketing campaigns aim to help students to seek help for anxiety, stress

Published: September 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s Counseling and Wellness Center has launched the fall 2014 designs for the UFlourish Social Marketing Campaign in collaboration with GatorWell Health Promotion Services.

Huffington Post: Clay Calvert

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.

UF news for week of Sept. 22 listed

Published: September 19 2014

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

Journalist, former ambassador to discuss Israel-Palestine conflict on Sept. 16

Published: September 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – ACCENT Speakers Bureau at the University of Florida and the Jewish Student Union will host a conversation between Ambassador Michael Oren and Italian-Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal on Sept. 16.

NBC News: Nicole Iovine

Published: September 23 2014

UF Faculty/Staff in the news.