GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste -- yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel.
Six University of Florida professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor given to AAAS members by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications. The six join 37 UF professors listed by the AAAS as fellows, a distinction also earned by President-elect Kent Fuchs in 2010.
Local restaurateur Shawn Shepherd will offer UF students practical advice on owning a restaurant or simply working in the culinary field on Monday, Nov. 24, from 6:15pm to 8:15pm at Stuzin Hall, Room 200. The event will be hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club at UF.
The University of Florida is part of a consortium led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) that has been awarded $7 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase global food security and support effective rural development. The focus of the project is to empower women to increase agricultural productivity, thereby contributing to higher household incomes and improved nutrition.
Kevin Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute, was quoted in an Oct. 28 New York Times story about how the second set of votes on legalizing marijuana for recreational use can determine if there will be a national wave of legalization.
Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, wrote a Nov. 8 Tampa Tribune column about president-elect Kent Fuchs’ commitment to UF’s land-grant mission and Florida agriculture and natural resources.
Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a Nov. 13 Associated Press story about the controversy surrounding the Chinese firm Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. and the role Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC., an investment bank, played in bringing the company to global investors.