UF news for week of Nov. 3 listed

Published: October 31 2014


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

Monday, Nov. 3

BIOCHAR - A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic. Arsenic is one of the most common environmental pollutants, finding its way into drinking water supplies through natural or manmade sources and affecting millions of people.

EVENTS 1103 – events for upcoming weeks of possible media interest.

Tuesday, Nov. 4


Wednesday, Nov. 5

MOSQUITO BITES -- Mosquitoes bite male birds nearly twice as often as they bite females, a finding that may help scientists understand how to stem some viruses from spreading to humans, new University of Florida research shows.

Thursday, Nov. 6

TORTOISE LOVE -- University of Florida researchers show that Galapagos tortoises, given the choice of human interaction or playing with toys, choose human interaction.

Friday, Nov. 7

BUDGET 1107 -- advisory for next week’s releases.