UF News and events of possible media interest (Jan. 26)
UF News for week of January 26 listed
Monday, Jan. 26
Tuesday, Jan. 27
ADHD DRUGS -- A University of Florida study of adults who use drugs found that those with a history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, started using substances one to two years earlier than those who did not have an ADHD history. The findings highlight the need for earlier substance-use-prevention interventions in adolescents with ADHD.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
GREENING DETECTOR -- While a commercially available cure for crop-killing citrus greening remains elusive, University of Florida researchers have developed a tool to help growers combat the insidious disease: an efficient, inexpensive and easy-to-use sensor that can quickly detect whether a tree has been infected. That early warning could give growers enough lead time to destroy plagued trees and save the rest.
Thursday, Jan. 29
Friday, Jan. 30
ADDED: CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
UF events of possible media interest listed
The fastest growing Gator-led and Gator-owned businesses will be honored at the Gator100 awards luncheon Feb. 6 at the Reitz Union ballroom. For more information, visit http://gator100.ufl.edu/
More Human than Human?
Priscilla Wald, a scholar of U.S. literature and culture from Duke University, will give a free public talk Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Smathers Library Room 100.
The talk will focus on how scientific advances in the 20th and 21st centuries have changed how we think about human life. Wald will analyze key works of science fiction, significant legal cases and key policy debates to detail the convergence of scientific innovation and political change in her talk, “More Human than Human: The Work of Life in the Age of Biotechnical Reproduction.”
Wald is a professor of English and Women’s Studies at Duke University.