April 19: UF in the News 4/16/21-4/19/21

Infrastructure or jobs? Controversy over name of Biden proposal highlights long history in politics — The Conversation, 4/16/21
Angela Bradbery, the Frank Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida, weighs in on the controversy over the name of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan.

Why Am I Sp Bad At Typign? — Buzzfeed News, 4/17/21
BuzzFeed News reporter Katie Notopoulos set out to find out why her typing accuracy was so dismal. Dr. Joshua Wong, a neurologist at the University of Florida, said it’s impossible to pinpoint one part of the brain that might be responsible for typing or dystypia.

“The physical act of typing requires communication among different regions of the cerebral cortex: one for visual input, one for physical motor strength, one for motor coordination, one for planning, etc.” he told BuzzFeed News. 

Meet your doctor's AI assistant — Axios, 4/17/21
Artificial intelligence is breaking into the doctor's office, with new models that can transcribe, analyze and even offer predictions based on written notes and conversations between physicians and their patients. These AI models can "extract information and then contextualize it" in ways that doctors can act on, says Duane A. Mitchell, director of the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Raul Castro has stepped down. What’s next for Cuba? — National Public Radio, 4/18/21 
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Lillian Guerra, professor of Cuban and Caribbean history at the University of Florida, about Cuba after the Castros.

In-person graduations are back for most colleges. There are restrictions, of course  — Miami Herald, 4/19/21 
In-person graduation ceremonies are back at the University of Florida and elsewhere, albeit with restrictions and protocols to ensure safety.