Posts Tagged ‘University of Florida’

  • Legal Expert on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Available for Comment

    Dec 9, 10 • 563 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Legal Expert on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Available for Comment

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Senate vote could come today on whether to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The outcome of the vote will depend on negotiations on the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the language to...

  • UF Law Professor Robert Moffat passes away

    Nov 19, 10 • 328 Views • EducationComments Off on UF Law Professor Robert Moffat passes away

    GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 19, 2010 – University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Sociology and Criminology and Law Robert C. L. Moffat passed away Nov. 14 in Gainesville after a long illness. Moffat joined the...

  • Oral History Program Documents Stories of Florida Opportunity Scholars

    Nov 18, 10 • 413 Views • EducationComments Off on Oral History Program Documents Stories of Florida Opportunity Scholars

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The impact of a program for first-generation students to attend the University of Florida is being chronicled in their own words. The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is conducting oral history interviews with students, past and...

  • UF astronomers win $8 million to build unique new instrument

    Oct 7, 10 • 317 Views • EducationComments Off on UF astronomers win $8 million to build unique new instrument

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A multinational team lead by University of Florida astronomers has won an $8 million grant to build a major new astronomical instrument for the largest optical telescope in the world in Spain’s Canary Islands. Led by UF astronomy...

  • UF research finds termite enzymes could be boon to cellulosic ethanol

    Aug 23, 10 • 436 Views • EducationComments Off on UF research finds termite enzymes could be boon to cellulosic ethanol

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termite spit may soon help fill our gas tanks. University of Florida researchers have isolated two enzymes termites use to break up lignin, a tough plant material that is major problem during the production of cellulosic ethanol....

  • Children’s gut bacteria linked to type 1 diabetes

    Jul 12, 10 • 435 Views • EducationComments Off on Children’s gut bacteria linked to type 1 diabetes

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found that the variety of bacteria in a child’s digestive tract is strongly linked to whether that child develops type 1 diabetes. The connection could eventually give doctors an early test...

  • UF solar decathlon team wins public choice award for Web

    Jun 28, 10 • 365 Views • EducationComments Off on UF solar decathlon team wins public choice award for Web

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida ranks number one with the fans again. At Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 in Madrid, the UF team learned their house received the most online votes to win the Public Choice...

  • University of Florida law expert comments on U.S. Supreme Court case McDonald v. City of Chicago

    Jun 28, 10 • 252 Views • EducationComments Off on University of Florida law expert comments on U.S. Supreme Court case McDonald v. City of Chicago

    University of Florida College of Law expert, Michael Allan Wolf, issued the following statements regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago. Wolf, a lawyer and historian, is the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law,...

  • Lightning researchers receive $9.8 million defense agency grant

    Jun 28, 10 • 250 Views • EducationComments Off on Lightning researchers receive $9.8 million defense agency grant

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just in time for Florida’s summer lightning season, a $9.8 million grant will greatly expand research operations at the University of Florida and Florida Institute of Technology International Center for Lightning Research and...

  • UF College of Law Expert Available to Comment on U.S. Supreme Court Case City of Ontario v. Quon

    Jun 18, 10 • 260 Views • EducationComments Off on UF College of Law Expert Available to Comment on U.S. Supreme Court Case City of Ontario v. Quon

    GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 18, 2010 – On Thursday, the Supreme Court released its decision in City of Ontario v. Quon. The court ruled that it was not a violation of a police officer’s constitutional rights when a California police department reviewed...