The University of Florida (UF) was established in 1853 as a public university in Gainesville, Florida. UF has an enrollment of over 51,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UF is rated 49th in U.S. Universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. UF has notable rankings for its School of Medicine, School of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Pubic Health and Health Professions and College of Pharmacy.
Discovery rekindles debate on origins of multi-cellular life
A recent discovery by a University of Florida geologist may lend support to the theory that one of the defining moments of evolution may not have occurred as currently thought.
Researchers link oceanic land crab extinction to colonization of Hawaii
University of Florida researchers have described a new species of land crab that documents the first crab extinction during the human era.
New study shows small cookiecutter shark feeds on flesh of great white
(Phys.org)—Researchers have discovered the great white shark, one of the most feared ocean predators, can occasionally become prey for the mysterious cookiecutter shark, a lone predator one-tenth its size.
New bone survey method could aid long-term survival of Arctic caribou
A study co-authored by a University of Florida scientist adds critical new data for understanding caribou calving grounds in an area under consideration for oil exploration in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
When singing mice choose a mate, a skillful song gets the gal
Like rock stars of the rodent world, the flashiest performers of a Central American mouse species get the most attention from the ladies, a University of Florida study shows.
Expert helps solve 80-year mystery, as team identifies fungus killing Torreya trees
(Phys.org)—An 80-year search for a tree killer has ended, says a University of Florida forest pathologist who helped identify the fungus that virtually wiped out the Florida Torreya and fears it may threaten other species.
Strategies to control crazy ants taking shape for researchers
(Phys.org)—Their name is comical, but when crazy ants infest a neighborhood it's no laughing matter.
Researchers find cancer-fighting properties in papaya tea
(PhysOrg.com) -- The humble papaya is gaining credibility in Western medicine for anticancer powers that folk cultures have recognized for generations.
Study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to Southern US
Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, new University of Florida research has found.
Report finds Floridians value water resources, want to conserve
Floridians are more concerned with water quality than quantity, the results of a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences water survey suggest.