Health promotion efforts in schools really do improve health

Published: April 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Can school efforts really persuade kids not to smoke, spur teens to exercise and get little ones to eat more fruits and veggies? Yes, if these efforts are part of a schoolwide program that promotes healthy behaviors on multiple fronts, according to the results of the most comprehensive study on the effects of these programs completed to date.

For second consecutive year, UF team wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Published: April 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of 20 University of Florida students has won first place in a national competition for a plan on how to dramatically reduce stormwater runoff on a 67.6-acre part of campus.

Vance Aloupis

Published: April 24 2014

David Lawrence

Published: April 24 2014

Bob Graham Center at UF to honor early childhood development activists as Citizen of the Year, Young Floridian

Published: April 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two Floridians who have worked tirelessly to advance a grass-roots movement on behalf of Florida’s children have been named the Bob Graham Center Citizen of the Year and Young Floridian for 2014.

Students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition this week

Published: April 23 2014

GAINESVILLE , Fla. — How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000. That’s the grand prize for the winners of the inaugural Gator Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 24-25 at multiple sites on UF’s campus.

UF events of possible media interest listed (April 21)

Published: April 21 2014

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UF Health leaders transition to new roles

Published: April 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two UF Health leaders will assume new roles within the system as of July 1. Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001, will be the UF Health executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs, and Ed Jimenez, chief operating officer for UF Health Shands Hospital and senior vice president, will serve as interim CEO of UF Health Shands.

For UF/IFAS researchers, every day is Earth Day

Published: April 18 2014

Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Published: April 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive.