Public Utility Research Center Articles: page 4

Rumors of Bitcoin’s death are greatly exaggerated

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center Mark A. Jamison and alumna Palveshey Weber discuss Bitcoin’s rise and its useful place in the economy. Read their article on RealClearMarkets.

Should power lines go underground?

Dr. Ted Kury, director of energy studies for the Public Utility Research Center in the Warrington College of Business, observes that installing power lines underground to prevent outages during hurricanes may not be the magic bullet many are seeking. Read Dr. Kury’s article in UF News. Dr. Kury has provided additional expert insight for a number of news stories about extreme weather effects on power lines. Check out these stories below. The Washington Post – After Irma, Florida prepares for days

PURC hosting faculty seminar with Howard Shelanski

Public Utility Research Center (PURC) is hosting a faculty seminar with Georgetown Law Professor Howard Shelanski, who previously served as Administrator of the White House Office of Information Regulatory Affairs. The event will take place in the Levin College of Law faculty lounge on March 23 at 12 p.m. It is open for UF faculty and graduate students to attend. Shelanski will be recognized with the PURC Distinguished Service Award, which honors an individual who has contributed to the understanding

PURC assistant director named UF International Educator of the Year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Araceli Castaneda, Assistant Director of the Public Utility Research Center, has been named International Educator of the Year in the staff category by the University of Florida’s International Center. The International Center honors outstanding international endeavors by senior faculty, junior faculty and staff. The staff award recognizes important contributions staff has made in internationalization priorities on the UF campus. The International Educator awards will presented Nov. 15. Castaneda’s achievements are numerous. According to PURC Director Dr. Mark

Professor Sanford Berg scores teaching hat trick for 2008

Gainesville, Fla. – Dr. Sanford Berg has been recognized for Teaching Excellence with three awards for the 2007-2008 academic year. Berg, Distinguished Service Professor in economics and director of Water Studies for the Public Utility Research Center (PURC), now has another title to add to his collection: Distinguished Teaching Scholar. Berg was recently honored at a banquet ceremony on UF’s campus, where he received three teaching awards for Spring 2008, including induction into the University of Florida Academy of Distinguished