Included in a roundup of food items is UF’s strawberry-breeding program, which uses modern chemistry and genetic analysis to isolate what gives the fruit it flavor.
Read Hayes, researcher with the UF Loss Prevention Research Council, explains that razors, detergent, baby formula and diapers are popular items for shoplifters because they are easily concealable.
This article about Florida farmers’ experiments with new crops includes UF/IFAS food economist Alan Hodges’ observation that citrus makes up as much as half of Florida’s agriculture revenue and cites the research of UF/IFAS entomologist Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, who is working with the state’s olive growers to collect data on the threat of pests, and UF/IFAS environmental horticulturist Brian Pearson’s study of hops as another potentially lucrative crop.
Responding to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’ proposal to eradicate the Environmental Protection Agency, Mary Jane Angelo, Levin College of Law professor and director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program, observes that many states lack resources to protect citizen health; law professor Alyson Flournoy comments that relaxing standards ultimately would sacrifice public health and the environment, plunging states into a “race to the bottom.”
UF Levin College of Law dean Laura Rosenbury discusses creation of a student bar association with no dues as an incentive for students to join and become active members with the goal of building an inclusive law school community.
UF Warrington College of Business professor Jay Ritter observes that even in a more favorable market, Baltimore-based Laureate Education, which owns and operates more than 70 institutions in 25 countries, remains a risky bet for investors as it prepares once again to go public.
UF Levin College of Law professor Mark Fenster, who authored a book on the role of conspiracy theories in American culture, asserts that it’s equally pure speculation to say Trump believes the false claims he makes as it is to say he doesn’t and that he’s merely using the claims as a way to distract the public’s attention.
Morris Hylton, director of UF’s historic preservation program, discusses the three days he spent helping federal authorities record damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
UF political science professor and early-voting expert Michael McDonald claims that this election may result in a very close finish, forcing it to go into “overtime” and causing rifts within the United States.
UF associate professor of political science Michael McDonald discusses the rising popularity of early voting in an interview with the host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
A study led by UF professor of hematopathology Li-Jun Yang on “brown” fat and “white” fat indicates that exercise may aid in weight control and help prevent diabetes by improving the ability of fat cells to burn calories
UF political scientist Daniel Smith observes that more than 104,000 Floridians registered to vote in the last five days before the registration deadline in 2012, a fact that tends to support the argument for a deadline extension in the state in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
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