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Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after an increase in alcohol taxes

March 31 2015

Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois.

UF study finds vitamin D can affect pain and movement in obese individuals with osteoarthritis

March 30 2015

According to a University of Florida study, higher levels of vitamin D may decrease pain and improve function in obese individuals with osteoarthritis.

Rising Consumer Sentiment Fueled by Floridians’ Positive View of the Future

March 27 2015

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose in March by more than 3 points to 96.8, the highest reading in 10 years, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. All five components that make up the index increased.

Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

March 26 2015

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Two most destructive termite species forming superswarms in South Florida, UF study finds

March 25 2015

Two of the most destructive termite species in the world -- responsible for much of the $40 billion in economic loss caused by termites annually -- are now swarming simultaneously in South Florida, creating hybrid colonies that grow quickly and have the potential to migrate to other states.

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Animal (Open) House

April 1 2015

Have an injured teddy bear? Always wanted to see a horse on a treadmill? Or maybe you’re just interested in learning more about the world-class education, innovative research and state-of-the-art clinical services that are all a part of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

A celebration for the entire planet

April 1 2015

The UF Office of Sustainability kicks off its inaugural Earth Month with the annual Campus Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plaza of the Americas.

UF among 27 universities to launch campus survey on sexual assault

March 31 2015

The University of Florida on Thursday will launch an online survey of 12,000 students in an effort to gauge the overall mindset on campus regarding sexual assault and related behaviors.

Sometimes, service animals need servicing

March 30 2015

The University of Florida’s Small Animal Hospital will offer free eye screenings and heart examinations to service animals on May 8 as a part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ National Service Dog Eye Exam event.

UF professor to receive national award for mentorship

March 27 2015

Anne E. Donnelly, director of the University of Florida’s Center for Undergraduate Research, is among 15 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced earlier today.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: George Burgess

April 1 2015

George Burgess the director of the Florida program for shark research at the Florida Museum of Natural history was quoted in a March 30 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the number of worldwide shark attack deaths in 2014.

The Washington Times: Nan-Yao Su and Thomas Chouvenc

April 1 2015

UF entomology research was featured in a March 27 Washington Times story about a hybrid swarm of termites set to invade South Florida.

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: Daniel A. Smith

April 1 2015

UF political scientist Daniel A. Smith was quoted in a March 27 Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel story about the pre-primaries for the 2016 presidential election.

Bloomberg Business: Nursing home remodeling

April 1 2015

Data gathered by the UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research was referenced in a March 28 Bloomberg Business story about a new style of senior housing in South Florida.

Miami Herald: Juan Gilbert

April 1 2015

Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair Juan Gilbert, was featured in a March 28 Miami Herald story about the UF Human Experience Research Lab.

Recent Snapshots

The One World summit March 13 addressed global population growth and gave students the opportunity to contribute ideas on how they will save the world.

The One World summit March 13 addressed global population growth and gave students the opportunity to contribute ideas on how they will save the world. […]

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