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Health promotion efforts in schools really do improve health

Apr 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Can school efforts really persuade kids not to smoke, spur teens to exercise and get little ones to eat more fruits and veggies? Yes, if these efforts are part of a schoolwide program that promotes healthy behaviors on multiple fronts, according to the results of the most comprehensive study on the effects of these programs completed to date.

UF/IFAS research findings shed light on seagrass needs

Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Seagrass beds represent critical and threatened coastal habitats around the world, and a new University of Florida study shows how much sunlight seagrass needs to stay healthy.

Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive.

Research links sadness with avoidance of indulgent behavior

Apr 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Getting the kids to go easy on the chocolate bunnies this year could be simple as sitting them down Easter morning and making them watch “Old Yeller.”

To kill a tumor: UF physicians target the genes of lung, colon cancers

Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source.

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Bob Graham Center at UF to honor early childhood development activists as Citizen of the Year, Young Floridian

Apr 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Two Floridians who have worked tirelessly to advance a grass-roots movement on behalf of Florida’s children have been named the Bob Graham Center Citizen of the Year and Young Floridian for 2014.

‘Unconference’ looks at ways to use technology in the humanities

Apr 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Individuals from universities from around the state are at the University of Florida today and Friday to talk about the humanities and technology

For second consecutive year, UF team wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Apr 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A team of 20 University of Florida students has won first place in a national competition for a plan on how to dramatically reduce stormwater runoff on a 67.6-acre part of campus.

Graduating student found her calling in UF’s agricultural programs

Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When she wasn’t using her talents as a videographer to record dolphin-human interactions at Discovery Cove, getting her young son to day care or interning for the U.S. Forest Service, Tory Boyd was busy earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and communication.

Students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition this week

Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE , Fla. --- How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000. That’s the grand prize for the winners of the inaugural Gator Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 24-25 at multiple sites on UF’s campus.

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New York Times: Omri Marian

Apr 16th, 2014

Omri Marian, a professor of law and an expert on digital currencies, was quoted in a March 26 New York Times article about the implications of new tax laws on […]

New York Times: Jay Ritter

Apr 16th, 2014

Jay Ritter, Cordell eminent scholar and chair in the department of finance, was quoted in a March 30 article in the New York Times about the aggressive IPO market for […]

Orlando Sentinel: Harry Klee

Apr 16th, 2014

Harry Klee, eminent scholar and professor in the horticultural sciences department, was quoted in a March 31 Orlando Sentinel story about IFAS-hosted taste tests of new fruits and vegetables.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Valery Scharf

Apr 16th, 2014

Valery Scharf, a resident in small animal surgery, was quoted in a March 31 article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about a gold-based drug that may combat bone cancer in […]

Esquire: Steven Cuffe

Apr 16th, 2014

Dr. Steven Cuffe, department chair of psychiatry at the College of Medicine in Jacksonville, was quoted in a story in the April 2014 issue of Esquire on the faulty diagnosis […]

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Revant Shah, an undergraduate student in the Intelligent Machines Design Labratory course, flies his quadcopter, named Messenger, outside the New Engineering Building Wednesday.  More than dozen robots designed and built by undergraduate and […]

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