Renowned science communicator says, 'Let’s speak up!'

Published: November 6 2014

For scientists to better communicate with the public, they’ll have to use more than their brains. They’ll need their hearts, souls and voices as well, says Alison Van Eenennaam, who will present the fall 2014 York lecture.

UF researchers grow norovirus in human cells

Published: November 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have grown a human norovirus in a cell culture dish, finally opening the door to developing medications for fighting the intestinal scourge that strikes tens of millions every year in schools, hotels and cruise ships worldwide.

Confirmation of President-elect Kent Fuchs

Published: November 6 2014

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Global 'tree of life' study shows insects ruled Earth 400 million years ago

Published: November 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study involving more than 100 researchers from 10 countries, including the University of Florida, has reconstructed the insect tree of life and found, among other things, that insects ruled the land 400 million years ago.

Science: Akito Kawahara

Published: November 7 2014

Akito Kawahara, assistant curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History, co-authored the insect tree of life that appeared in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Science.

Time Magazine: Daniel Smith

Published: November 7 2014

Daniel Smith, political science professor, was quoted in a Nov. 6 Time Magazine story about how advertising spending for ballot measures paid off on Election Day.

Indianapolis Star: Kevin Sabet

Published: November 7 2014

Kevin Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute, was quoted in a Nov. 5 Indianapolis Star story about how Americans voted on the medical marijuana initiative.

Huffington Post: Daniel Smith

Published: November 7 2014

Daniel Smith, political science professor, was quoted in a Nov. 3 Huffington Post story about laws that prohibit photographing ballots and polling sites.

Reuters: Ira Longini

Published: November 7 2014

Biostatistician Ira Longini was quoted in an Oct. 30 Reuters story about a study that found ensuring safe burials for victims would have the greatest impact on stopping the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

Miami Herald: Jack Payne

Published: November 7 2014

Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural sources, described the selection of Dr. W. Kent Fuchs as UF’s president-elect “cause for celebration for anyone who cares about Florida agriculture and natural resources” in an Oct. 30 Miami Herald op-ed.