UF News and events of possible media interest (Feb. 23)

Published: February 23 2015


UF News for week of February 23 listed

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RAT LUNGWORM -- A rare snail-borne parasite that is potentially fatal to humans has turned up in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people -- and pets who eat snails -- at risk.


Thursday, Feb. 26

FASTING – Think of it as interval training for the dinner table. A UF researcher says piling on the calories could actually help you live longer – as long as you only do it every other day.

Friday, Feb. 27



UF events of possible media interest listed

A party for PALS

Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar will host a fundraiser for Partners in Adolescent Lifestyle Support Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6-9 p.m. The event will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a silent auction.

All proceeds will benefit Partners in Adolescent Lifestyle Support (PALS) at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital. Rockeys is located at 112 South Main Street. To learn more about PALS, please visit https://ufhealth.org/partners-adolescent-lifestyle-support-program-pals.

James Franco coming to UF

Actor/director/screenwriter James Franco will appear Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center as part of the ACCENT Speakers Bureau. Master lecturer Mike Foley will interview Franco.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Corey Flayman at (352) 392-1665 ext. 306, or visit www.AccentSpeakers.com.

Can a city be not crowded enough?

Yale Law professor Robert C. Ellickson will present a lecture, “Open Space in Urban Areas: Might There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?” at the University of Florida Levin College of Law for the eighth annual Wolf Family Lecture, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. in the UF Law Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit https://www.law.ufl.edu/flalaw/.

‘We Have Always Been Fashionable’

The Harn Museum of Art will host a talk Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. by Christopher Richards, UF alumnus and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Creative Arts of Africa. He and Susan Cooksey are co-curators of the “Kabas and Couture: Contemporary Ghanaian Fashion” exhibit which runs from Feb. 24 to Aug. 23.

To learn more, please visit http://harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/ghanaianfashion#sthash.RFY5VGa5.ghx5ZNVW.dpuf