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Florida consumer sentiment in May continues downward trend

May 29 2015

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped for the second month, falling seven points to 87.6, the lowest reading since December, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.

NASA begins testing Mars lander in preparation for next mission to Red Planet: UF geologist is part of the international team behind it

May 28 2015

Testing is underway on NASA’s next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016 backed by an international team that includes a University of Florida researcher.

UF breakthrough measures Parkinson’s progression in the brain

May 26 2015

University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.

When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

May 21 2015

Although the old wives’ tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked, University of Florida researchers have found a link between healthy eating and another of your five senses: hearing.

UF radiological engineering expert appointed to U.S. delegation to United Nations

May 18 2015

A University of Florida engineering professor will travel to Vienna next month to serve as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.

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UF Nepalese students organize fundraising effort for quake victims

May 21 2015

The University of Florida Nepalese Student Association is coordinating a fundraising drive to help victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

From Liverpool to Lake Wobegon, the UFPA 2015-2016 season offers a world of variety.

May 19 2015

The University of Florida Performing Arts will feature 41 events from July through April. Michael Blachly, UFPA director, announced the events for the 2015-2016 season, which has something for just about everybody's taste.

Sing, dance, set and spike. Introducing “Volleygirls.”

May 18 2015

Students at the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance will have the unique opportunity this summer to work on “Volleygirls,” a new musical currently in development by a team of award-winning artists and producers, including UF School of Theatre + Dance alumnus and two-time Tony Award-winning producer John Arthur Pinckard.

UFPD advises “Click It or Ticket” this Memorial Day weekend

May 18 2015

There’s no denying that safety belts live up to their name. They save lives. Most of the individuals who die on Florida’s roadways are not buckled up. With Memorial Day and summer quickly approaching, law enforcement agencies across Florida, including the University of Florida Police Department, will be cracking down on unbuckled drivers and passengers.

A weeklong beetle reunion on campus!

May 14 2015

Plus spider, insect and arthropod get-togethers. It’s all a part of UF Bug Week, May 18-23.

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CBS News: Was Pentagon's shipment of live anthrax 'human error?'

May 29 2015

Anthrax sent through FedEx from a U.S. laboratory in Utah has been exposed to more than two dozen people. Kenneth Burns, a UF distinguished professor of molecular genetics, commented on the incident in a May 28 story.

Chicago Sun Times: An automatic yes to improve motor voter

May 29 2015

A bill in the Illinois state Senate would allow people applying for or renewing driver’s licenses or state ID cards at the Department of Motor Vehicles to register to vote. Michael P. McDonald, associate professor of political science at UF, gives his thoughts on it in a May 28 story.

NJ.com: Often misdiagnosed in women, gout can be a painful wake-up call

May 29 2015

A May 28 story discussing the misdiagnosis of women with gout quoted Dr. N. Lawrence Edwards, a UF professor of medicine.

Associated Press: Florida leads nation in number of new self-employed jobs

May 29 2015

Ray Schaub, an economist at UF’s Bureau of Economic Business and Research, was quoted in a May 27 story on self-employed jobs in Florida.

B&T Magazine (Australia): Why does social media advertising fall flat? A professor explains

May 29 2015

John D. Morris, a UF professor of advertising, explains why advertising on social media is not the best method for marketers and brands in a May 28 story.

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