Category Archives: University of Florida Gainesville

The Science of Chocolate: U of G Prof Delves Into Chemistry, Physics

UF Health researchers are developing new antibiotic drug combinations to attack one of the world’s deadliest superbugs. The superbug Acinetobacter baumannii, or A. baumannii, is a bacterial pathogen resistant to many antibiotics. Commonly found in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities, A. baumannii is among the most challenging hospital-acquired pathogens in the world. It appeared at… Read More »

Actor Malcolm Gets returns to UF in his latest role: professor

Story by Rachel Rockwell/photos by Lyon Duong, UF Photography Malcolm Gets often tells his students, “If we’re in the business of reflecting life, we have to have a life to reflect.” He graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 and, later, the Yale School of Drama before earning roles for theatre, television and film. It’s been a… Read More »

TEDxUF encourages students to take command of their own expectations

University of Florida students and members of the Gainesville community came together on March 24 at the Hippodrome Theatre to hear from nine speakers who shared their experiences on the duality of our own expectations throughout different sessions of the TEDxUF “Expectations” event. TEDxUF is a local, independently organized event from TED, an international nonprofit organization that is… Read More »

Florida consumer sentiment in March slides into two-month decline

Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell 1.2 points in March to 97.1, from a revised figure of 98.3 in February. This is the second consecutive month with a decrease in consumer sentiment. Among the five components that make up the index, two increased and three decreased. Perceptions of personal financial situations now compared with a year ago increased slightly,… Read More »

Genes and environment have equal influence in learning for rich and poor kids, study finds

A UF professor of pediatrics explains why a child’s aptitude to learn is much more complicated than the socio-economic status of his or her caregivers. Jeffrey Roth, University of Florida More than 40 years ago, psychologist Sandra Scarr put forth a provocative idea: that genetic influence on children’s cognitive abilities is linked to their family’s income. The wealthier the… Read More »