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Lonnie Ingram

The world’s next fuel source may be growing in a field near you

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Lonnie Ingram Distinguished Professor of Microbiology Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences To most people, the price of gas can seem a lot like the weather-gripe about it all you […]

Ron Hayes

Hayes is developing a blood test that will quickly assess the severity of head injuries

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Ron Hayes Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery College of Medicine Parents who watch their children play sports know well the anxious feeling that comes when young athletes knock heads on […]

Nancy Mendenhall, M.D.

A passion for protons

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Nancy Mendenhall Associate Chairwoman, Department of Radiation Oncology UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville It’s not that UF radiation oncologist Nancy Mendenhall, M.D., hasn’t always been enthusiastic about her work. She has […]

Charles Telesco

Telesco and his team of researchers scan the heavens for new planets

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Charles Telesco Professor of Astronomy College of Liberal Arts and Sciences With light pollution from densely populated cities and its low elevation, Florida may not be the best place to […]

Anup Patel

Patel co-founded and is chief executive officer of Cents of Relief, that has raised nearly $15,000 to help AIDS victims in India

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Anup Patel Senior Economics, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Anup Patel, from Altamonte Springs, is one of two UF students among 20 selected nationwide to USA Today’s top-tier All-USA College Academic […]

Paul Doering

An expert on many drug issues in the news, Distinguished Service Professor Paul Doering can’t afford to be camera shy

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Paul Doering Distinguished Service Professor College of Pharmacy An expert on many drug issues in the news, Distinguished Service Professor Paul Doering can’t afford to be camera shy. Because when […]

Alex Piquero

Understanding why some people choose a life of crime

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Alex Piquero Professor of Criminology College of Liberal Arts & Sciences UF’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society recently ranked No. 11 among graduate programs, according to U.S. News and […]

Ata Sarajedini

A stellar sleuth

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Ata Sarajedini Associate Professor of Astronomy College of Liberal Arts and Sciences The Hubble Space Telescope, one of the most important instruments mankind has created for observing the universe, is […]

Yngve Öhrn

Öhrn’s work in physics and quantum chemistry has earned worldwide recognition and the ’03-’04 UF Teacher/Scholar Award.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Yngve Öhrn Professor of Chemistry and Physics Liberal Arts and Sciences Breakthroughs and accomplishments in scientific research are universal. They are respected across the world and transcend many different language […]

Julie Johnson

Genetics may decide whether certain heart medications are effective.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Julie Johnson Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine Genes dictate the color of our hair and eyes. They factor into whether we get cancer or heart disease. […]

Thomas Emmel

It’s a symbol of whimsy and beauty to many, but for Thomas C. Emmel the butterfly is an intense passion in a lifelong journey of discovery

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Thomas Emmel Professor of Zoology and Entomology Florida Museum of Natural History It’s a symbol of whimsy and beauty to many, but for Thomas Emmel the butterfly is an intense […]

Chris Leak

“Academic Heisman” Finalist

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Chris Leak Sociology ’06 Sociology Chris Leak may be best known for his impressive football career, but his academic accomplishments are just as remarkable. In addition to being recognized as […]

Tim Tebow

2007 Heisman winner

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Tim Tebow Sophomore Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences Florida Gators Quarterback Tim Tebow made history on Dec. 8, 2007, by becoming the first sophomore ever to win the […]

Kelly Drummond Cawthon

When Kelly Drummond Cawthon’s feet touch the floor, grace and elegance come to life.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Kelly Drummond Cawthon Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance School of Theatre and Dance Raised in Tasmania, Australia, Cawthon joined the faculty of the University of Florida School of Theatre […]

James Jessup

In search of a vitamin Fountain of Youth.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

James Jessup Associate Professor of Adult & Elderly Nursing College of Nursing While explorers have searched for the legendary Fountain of Youth for thousands of years, University of Florida researcher […]

Eric Wachsman

Toward energy independence

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Eric Wachsman Professor of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering When it comes to energy, Eric Wachsman is no fan of the status quo. “Our dependence on foreign oil […]

Lynn Bailey

Lynn Bailey is an internationally recognized authority on the B vitamin folic acid and its metabolism and requirements in pregnancy

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Lynn Bailey Professor of Human Nutrition Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences “Every cell that divides requires folic acid for DNA synthesis so the explosion of new fetal cell division […]

Timothy Wheeler

Building new history in orthodontics.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Timothy Wheeler Professor of Orthodontics UF College of Dentistry Moving teeth into alignment to improve smiles is an ancient idea. Hippocrates, considered to be the father of medical science, wrote […]

Eleanor Green

UF researchers are working on greenhouses that could allow plants to be grown on the Martian surface.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Eleanor Green Professor and Chair, Large Animal Clinical Sciences Chief of Staff, Large Animal Hospital College of Veterinary Medicine Eleanor Green, chairwoman of the department of large animal clinical sciences […]

Winston Nagan

Nagan works to enhance understanding of governance and human rights around the world.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Winston Nagan Professor of Law Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar Affiliate Professor of Anthropology Levin College of Law Founding director of the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development, law […]

Vladimir Rakov

Rakov is studying how to more effectively protect airplanes from lightning.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Vladimir Rakov Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering For most, a crack of thunder is a signal to find a sturdy hiding place. For Martin Uman and […]

Jonathan Day

Day is recognized as a national expert on controlling mosquitoes and other blood-feeding arthropod disease vectors.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Jonathan Day Professor of Entomology Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences The importance of Day’s research on mosquitoes and the diseases they carry is underscored by […]

Nan-Yao Su

Su, one of the world’s leading experts on termites, developed systems to rescue New Orleans’ French Quarter and the Statute of Liberty from termite infestations.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Nan-Yao Su Professor of Entomology Food and Agricultural Sciences Recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on termites – including the highly aggressive Formosan “super termite” now spreading throughout […]

Ann Progulske-Fox

Corralling an emerging pathogen

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Ann Progulske-Fox Professor of Oral Biology College of Dentistry It isn’t West Nile Virus or bird flu… It’s the vicious bacteria that causes gum disease. “The National Institutes of Health […]

William McKeen

They call him Doc Rock

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

William McKeen Professor of Journalism College of Journalism and Communications Prof. William McKeen often reads as he walks to Hume Hall to teach his honors course, Rock ‘n’ Roll and […]

Shaun Spalding

Where technology meets entertainment

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Shaun Spalding Junior Fine Arts The way Shaun Spalding sees it, talent is just one component of greatness. The real secret, he said, is to try new things regularly and […]

Mike Foley

Get me rewrite

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Mike Foley Master Lecturer College of Journalism and Communications Mike Foley says he got into journalism by “luck and coincidence,” and nearly four decades later his luck seems to be […]

Faye Harrison

New perspectives on race, gender and human rights

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Faye Harrison Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Faye Harrison is celebrated in her field for changing the way anthropologists conduct their work […]

Diana Boxer

What’s the good word?

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Diana Boxer Professor of Linguistics College of Liberal Arts and Sciences When Diana Boxer heard Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff referred to as a schmoozer, she knew she had to set […]

Anthony Falsetti, Ph.D.

What bones can teach us

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Anthony Falsetti Associate Professor of Anthropology Department of Anthropology Eight partial skeletons lie enigmatically on the tables. Skulls, ribs, jaws and pelvic bones are arranged neatly, each skeleton awaiting the […]

Ed Gilman

Branching out in a storm

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Ed Gilman Professor of Environmental Horticulture College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ed Gilman has been obsessing about trees since he was 10 years old. City officials in his hometown […]

Susan M. Medina

Helping people on a global scale

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Susan M. Medina Senior Public Relations Public relations senior Susan Medina is a self-proclaimed “people person.” An obvious extrovert, Medina’s illustration of a “people person” extends beyond an outgoing personality […]

Wendy Graham

Water warrior

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Wendy Graham Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources Director, UF Water Institute She grew up surrounded by water, but where there wasn’t always enough of it to quench a […]

Bill Todd

Cleaning up for the future

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Bill Todd Cleaning up for the future College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Bill Todd has spent untold hours looking for a needle in a haystack. In this University of […]

Janet Yamamoto

Groundbreaking research on feline immunodeficiency diseases may lead to an AIDS vaccine for humans

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Janet Yamamoto Professor of Pathobiology College of Veterinary Medicine The Egyptians worshipped them. T.S. Eliot immortalized them, and Andrew Lloyd Webber sent them to Broadway. Now UF researcher Janet K. […]

Vasudha Narayanan

Unusually positive relationship between the Hindu and Moslem believers

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Vasudha Narayanan Professor of Religion College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Vasudha Narayanan is a professor of religion at the University of Florida and a past president of the American […]

Yogi Goswami

Exploring new ways of harnessing the earth’s ultimate life-sustaining force: the sun

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Yogi Goswami Professor of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering In Yogi Goswami’s world, the future is very bright indeed. In fact, it’s downright solar. Goswami has devoted most of his […]

Louis Guillette Jr.

Guillette advises national governments on the development of reproductive biology programs for endangered wildlife

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Louis Guillette Jr. Distinguished Professor of Zoology College of Liberial Arts & Sciences Guillette has been researching environmental estrogens for years, believing they could be responsible for dropping population levels […]

Yoonseok Lee

One of the coldest spots in the universe is in Gainesville, Florida

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Yoonseok Lee Assistant Professor of Physics College of Liberal Arts and Sciences At one of the coldest places in the universe, Yoonseok Lee and a team of University of Florida […]

Patrick Inglett

Swamp Thing

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Patrick Inglett Assistant Professor Department of Soil and Water Science As a boy, Patrick Inglett was fascinated by anyplace where soil met water – streams, mud puddles, fishing ponds. He […]

Peter Ifju

Some military aircrafts will be the size of dragonflies

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Peter Ifju Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering College of Engineering Ifju and his team are exploring ways to bring a new technology to U.S. troops in war zones. He’s […]

David Dilcher

More than four decades studying the origin of flowers

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

David Dilcher Professor of Paleobotany Florida Museum of Natural History A graduate research professor in the department of natural sciences, David Dilcher has spent more than four decades studying the […]

Lacey Logsdon

Native daughter

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Lacey Logsdon Senior Departments of History and Political Science While attending a student debate in June 2006, Lacey Logsdon listened as political science major Adam Recvlohe, a Yuchi and Mvskoke […]

Dedee DeLongpré

Building a smaller footprint

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Dedee DeLongpré Director Office of Sustainability If you see a woman riding a bike in Gainesville wearing business clothes and high heels, chances are that’s Dedee DeLongpré practicing what she […]

Katheryn Russell-Brown

In pursuit of a better understanding of race relations

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Katheryn Russell-Brown Professor of Law Levin College of Law Katheryn Russell-Brown is a professor of law and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at […]

Elizabeth Graham

Graham brings a soaring operatic voice and towering talent to UF’s School of Music

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Elizabeth Graham Professor of Music College of Fine Arts Elizabeth P. Graham is a UF music professor who teaches voice and leads the department’s voice area. She played both Clara […]

Steven Cohen

Cohen has conducted research through the University Scholars Program on analyzing benefits of extending Medicare coverage to oralanticancer drugs

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Steven Cohen Senior Business Administration Steven Cohen, from Pembroke Pines, is one of two UF students among 20 selected nationwide to USA Today’s top-tier All-USA College Academic Team. Cohen, 21, […]

Todre Allen

“… this world is bigger than Immokalee.”

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Todre Allen Senior Sociology When sociology senior Todre Allen first came to UF in 2002, he had barely traveled outside the state of Florida. Since then, he has studied abroad […]

Betty Smocovitis

Where science and history converge

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Betty Smocovitis Professor of Zoology and History College of Liberal Arts and Sciences When The Scientist magazine recently ranked the University of Florida among the best places for scientists to work in […]

Jessica Ducey

New Talents for a post-Cold War world

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Jessica Ducey Senior College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Statistically, she’s safer in Israel than she is driving down Interstate 75. At least that’s what Jessica Ducey tells her father […]

Bob Graham

Creating an informed citizenry

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Bob Graham UF Alumnus Bob Graham Center for Public Service Bob Graham isn’t happy with the current state of citizenship in America. As a former U.S. senator, a former Florida […]

Corene Matyas

Rainy day woman

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Corene Matyas Assistant Professor of Geography College of Liberal Arts and Sciences For her research on the frequency and intensity of hurricanes, Corene Matyas couldn’t have picked a better state […]

Maureen Hartney

High-flying ambitions

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Maureen Hartney Senior Departments of History and Political Science By the time she graduated from high school, Maureen Hartney had already lived in four states and three foreign countries. When […]

Lee Humphrey

Books & Basketball

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Lee Humphrey Junior Applied Physiology and Kinesiology For the first 21 years of junior Lee Humphrey’s life, he never had a stamp in his passport. Although the Maryville, Tenn., native […]

Lena Ma

Lena Ma is an expert on the biogeochemistry of trace metals who recently discovered a fern that absorbs arsenic from contaminated soil.

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Lena Ma Professor of Soil and Water Science Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Lena Ma, a professor with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is […]

Mark Atkinson

A bird’s-eye view

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Mark Atkinson American Diabetes Association eminent scholar Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine Mark Atkinson is a big-picture guy in a small-picture world. Over the last 17 years, Atkinson […]

Patricia Telles-Irvin

Finding common ground

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Patricia Telles-Irvin Vice President Division of Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin believes a shared experience can create a special bond – even if it’s among 6,600 students. The common ground Telles-Irvin […]

Elena Andresen

If an ounce is prevention is worth a pound of cure, how valuable is knowing what happens in the wake of sickness?

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Elena Andresen Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics College of Public Health and Health Professions If an ounce is prevention is worth a pound of cure, how valuable is […]

Carolyn M. Tucker

Health food for the soul

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Carolyn M. Tucker Distinguished Alumni Professor Department of Psychology Carolyn M. Tucker was raised in a small Virginian country town, in a family low in income but rich in love […]

Stephanie Evans

Black Women in the Ivory Tower

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Stephanie Evans Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and African American Studies College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Black Women in the Ivory Tower As a first-generation student, Stephanie Evans didn’t […]

David Denslow

Supply, demand and a bit of humor

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

David Denslow Professor of Economics Warrington College of Business University of Florida economics professor David Denslow, whose popular introductory course informs and entertains thousands of students each year, runs into […]

Samantha Lutz

She couldn’t have imagined it any better

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Samantha Lutz Senior Business Administration As her four years at the University of Florida come to a close, senior gymnast Samantha Lutz feels her life is just falling into place. […]

William R. "Bill" Hough

A pioneering MBA

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

William R. “Bill” Hough Alumnus Warrington College of Business Administration What do you do once you’ve made the long climb to the top of the ladder of success? In Bill […]