UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: July 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following events are scheduled in the near future at the University of Florida: ‘Moving Water’ mural to be dedicated A ritualistic installation and dedication of a new public art piece will be held at 2 p.m. July 30, starting at Library West and ending at the Computer Science & Engineering Building. “Moving Water” by Miami artist Xavier Cortada is a 32-foot-long ceramic tile mural that depicts “scarred water,” water as it flows in spaces carved for it across Panama and Florida. Attendees will carry water from various sources in vessels in a procession accompanied by carillon music.

UF Law professor principal draftsman of new "green" corporations bill, available to discuss

Published: July 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Corporations in Florida now have the option to contribute in a significant way to greater social causes and look beyond the bottom line, in large part thanks to University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor Stuart Cohn.

UF news for week of July 28 listed

Published: July 25 2014

Monday, July 28 SNAILS — A small, slow moving resident who enjoys a vegetative diet and keeps things tidy may be the overlooked player in public debates over Florida’s ailing freshwater springs, University of Florida researchers say. Although the blame for algae-choked springs is often pinned on excess nitrate, the scientists say the absence of algae-eating native freshwater snails known as Elimia — which researcher Dina Liebowitz calls the “little janitor of the springs” – may be a key factor.

Researchers find new fertility drug to be more effective than one used for past 40 years

Published: July 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A fertility drug used for more than four decades could soon be replaced with another drug that is 30 percent more effective in helping women become pregnant, according to a study with University of Florida ties.

Simple test helps doctors catch more concussions on the field

Published: July 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isn’t showing symptoms yet, and either doesn’t notice anything is wrong or won’t report it for fear of being taken out of the game.

Pharmacologist named executive associate dean at UF's veterinary medical college

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college. Dean James W. Lloyd made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.

UF College of Medicine founding member dies

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. William F. Enneking, one of the founding leaders of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a renowned expert in the field of orthopedic medicine whose work led to a revolutionary treatment to save limbs during tumor surgery and redefined how physicians communicate about these tumors, passed away July 17. He was 88.

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

Published: July 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will hold a special weekend of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal from Aug. 15 – 17. More than a dozen exhibits related to the planning, construction, development and impact of the canal will open during the centennial weekend. The exhibits will feature rare and unique materials from the collections of the George A. Smathers Libraries, including photographs, maps, government documents and original artifacts.

UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health. Each plays a critical part, and imbalances can lead to catastrophe — not only for the species but also for humans.

Friends old and new meet on Sesame Street in Gainesville

Published: July 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special — so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies!