UF News and events of possible media interest (May 11)

Published: May 11 2015


UF News for week of May 11 listed

Here are the releases the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send this week, subject to change:

Monday, May 11


Tuesday, May 12


Wednesday, May 13


Thursday, May 14

MOUTH & THROAT: (Embargoed for May 14) Black men have the lowest survival rate from mouth and throat cancer of any group in the U.S., and their survival rates have actually decreased in recent years. Many believe this stems from how late they are diagnosed. A group of faculty designed an awareness campaign around getting a routine exam and saw a 60 percent increase in the rate of black men getting exams for the first time.

Friday, May 15

GERIATRIC: Older adults admitted to a hospital survive better and leave the hospital at a higher rate when the hospital has an embedded geriatrician who can help shape patients’ care, according to a UF Health study. Institute on Aging researchers will present the results of their study at the American Geriatric Society’s annual meeting in May.


UF events of possible media interest listed

Was there almost a second Holocaust?

Ralph Lowenstein, dean emeritus of the College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, will speak at 5:30 p.m. on May 12 in the Judaica Suite, on the second floor of Smathers Library East. He will talk about the virtually unknown story of World War II aviators who raced against the clock in 1948 to prevent a second Holocaust. To learn more, please contact Barbara Hood at bhood@ufl.edu or 352-273-2505

A gathering of green thumbs

The UF/IFAS Extension Office of Alachua County will host the 2015 Ag Fest & Master Gardener Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on May 16 at 2800 NE 39th Avenue. In addition to the sale, visitors can enjoy demonstrations of gardening and farming techniques. To learn more, please contact Margaret (Peggy) Vanyo at mvanyo@alachuacounty.us or 352-955-2402.

Bring your questions

In celebration of International Museum Day on May 17, The Florida Museum of Natural History will present “Ask a Scientist” from 1-4 p.m.Guests can talk one-on-one with museum and UF researchers as well as a representative from the Florida Public Archaeology Network. For more information, call 352-273-2064.


Media Contact: Steve Orlando, sfo@ufl.edu
Events Editor: Paul Bernard, paulb@ufl.edu