Monday, August 8, 2016

This Week in UF/IFAS Communications August 8, 2016

This week in UF/IFAS Communications - August 8, 2016


News Stories


These are some of the stories we will be sending out this week.  You may find these stories at  on the day identified with the story.


BACK TO SCHOOL (College eating)/Tuesday - When you get to college, and you’re trying to eat well, there are so many temptations and challenges -- fast foods and late-night pizza, navigating the dining halls, limited transportation to grocery stores. For most college students, this is the first time living away from home. Poor nutrition habits can have a negative impact on health, body weight, and, behaviors formed during this initial period of independence can last a lifetime, said Anne Mathews, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of food science. Mathews works as an investigator on a national project that’s trying to get college students to live healthier lifestyles, says you can eat healthy meals in college just by paying attention to a few details.


This Week in Social Media


·         UF/IFAS Research: UF Critical Thinking Inventory (UFCTI)

·         UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County’s “Chickens 101” Workshop

·         UF/IFAS Extension Marion County’s “Worker Protection Standards” Workshop

·         UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardeners Program promotional video


From Video Services


With Zika virus awareness being almost a daily occurrence within the media, the Mosquito ID School is one of the methods the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab uses to help better educate mosquito control employees and interested agencies:


To view please click here  Mosquito ID School



From Creative Services


The University of Florida and FedEx Office now have contracted pricing for printing ordered by Faculty and Staff.


FedEx Office offers free delivery within a 30-mile radius of their stores. See the attached pdf for information and pricing.


To take advantage of this discounted price in your local store, mention the University of Florida and the account number listed on the pdf file.


Keep in mind that this is only one of many preferred print vendors for the University.



New from EDIS


Valuable information (in Spanish)  regarding diabetes resources.


Vida Saludable: Fuentes de informacion sobre la diabetes

Muchos recursos sobre la diabetes se encuentra en línea.

This 2-page fact sheet provides a list of resources with information on diabetes. Written by Linda B. Bobroff and Paulina Wittkowsky, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised August 2015.


Upcoming Webinars: SAVE THE DATE

Please note updated future webinar schedule:

Upcoming Webinars

Telling Your Story on the Web, August 31 @ 11:00
Videoconferencing, October 26 @ 11:00 (NOTE date change from August)
Urchin Web Analytics, November 30 @ 11:00

For more information:


For more information and to view recorded webinars go to

To join a live webinar go to



Have a story idea or something you would like covered in social media?  Let us know. Email Ruth Borger at




Ruth Hohl Borger

Assistant Vice President

UF/IFAS Communications

Bldg. 69, 2342 Mowry Road

PO Box  110810

Gainesville, FL 32611


517-803-7631  cell


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