Los Angeles Times: Kevin Sabet

Published: December 12 2014

Kevin Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute, was quoted in a Dec. 11 Los Angeles Times story about the Justice Department not enforcing federal marijuana laws on Native American lands.

International Business Times: Edward Braun

Published: December 12 2014

Biology professor Edward Braun was quoted in a Dec. 11 International Business Times story about a studying showing the evolution of nearly all birds living today.


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Brown University scholar to shed light on the future of big data

Published: December 1 2014

Wendy Chun, renowned scholar of media and technology from Brown University, will present a free lecture at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Smathers Library East, Room 100.

What’s the Big Idea?

Published: December 1 2014

For the second year, the Warrington College of Business Administration, along with its Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), is sponsoring The Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Intent-to-Compete forms are now being accepted for the Apr. 23-24, 2015, event. The competition is open to all UF students, regardless of their major.

UF News and events of possible media interest (Dec. 1)

Published: December 1 2014

Media advisory

University of Florida scientists think they’ve found the first potential biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens Florida’s avocado industry. The redbay ambrosia beetle, see here, bores holes into avocado trees, bringing the disease that causes laurel wilt.
Credit: Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS scientists find potential biological control for avocado-ravaging disease

Published: December 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida scientists believe they’ve found what could be the first biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens the state’s $54 million-a-year avocado industry.

Message regarding social media threat

Published: December 3 2014

Twitter threat

The public research university's role as an economic engine

Published: December 3 2014

The University of Florida Office of the Provost and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will host a conference on “Building Robust Graduate and Research Programs for the Future,” beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. and concluding Friday at 3 p.m. Hunter Rawlings, president of the American Association of Universities, will present the keynote address at the conference, will be held at the University Auditorium.

'tis the season for Poinsettias

Published: December 3 2014

The University of Florida's department of environmental horticulture will hold its 18th annual Poinsettia Sale and Show at the Fifield Hall greenhouses on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 pm and Friday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Good for you and great as a gift

Published: December 3 2014

Just in time for the holidays, the Gator Citrus Club will host its annual citrus sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11-13 at Fifield Hall on Hull Road. Shoppers can choose from pre-packed 20- and 40-pound boxes of grapefruit and navel oranges. All of the fruit is grown in Florida, and the money collected will be used to fund a year-end educational trip. The club participates in horticultural volunteer projects and provides citrus greening educational materials.