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Consumer sentiment among Floridians continues upward trend

February 27 2015

Floridians’ consumer sentiment rose more than a point from last month to 94.7 in February, the seventh straight month of increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Feast-and-famine diet could extend life, study shows

February 26 2015

Think of it as interval training for the dinner table.

UF researchers: Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

February 25 2015

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk.

Tropical turtle discovery in Wyoming provides climate-change clues

February 23 2015

Tropical turtle fossils discovered in Wyoming by University of Florida scientists reveal that when the earth got warmer, prehistoric turtles headed north. But if today’s turtles try the same technique to cope with warming habitats, they might run into trouble.

‘Aging in place’ may be the wrong answer for boomers and their parents

February 19 2015

Baby boomers trying to pick the best living arrangements for themselves or their parents as they age should be wary of a phrase they coined in their younger years: If it feels good, do it.

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P.K. Yonge Performing Arts to present Broadway favorite ‘West Side Story’

February 27 2015

Sharks and Jets are coming to Gainesville!

O’Connell Center renovations postponed one year

February 25 2015

Proposed renovations to the Stephen C. O’Connell Center originally scheduled to start in March have been postponed for one year, the University of Florida and the University Athletic Association announced Wednesday.

Buses need a spring break, too

February 25 2015

In conjunction with the collegiate school schedule, RTS will be running its annual Spring Break Reduced Service schedule between Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 8.

Pepsi UF Sustainability Challenge focusing on compost education

February 25 2015

Now through March 1, students are invited to submit ideas on how to educate Reitz Union patrons about the importance of post-consumer composting as part of the 2015 Pepsi UF Sustainability Challenge. Submissions will be vetted internally for feasibility and cost, and the top projects will then be presented for public voting. The winning idea will be funded and implemented through a grant from PepsiCo.

New UF summer program lets high school students get hands-on with Florida's past, present, and future

February 24 2015

This summer, 24 rising high school juniors and seniors will learn about the humanities as they explore the cultural history, environment and diversity of north central Florida.

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The Conversation: Cuc Tran

February 25 2015

Public-health doctoral student Cuc Tran wrote about the effectiveness of school-based flu immunization programs in a Feb. 24 Conversation article.

NBC News: Paul Doering

February 25 2015

Professor emeritus of pharmacology Paul Doering was quoted in a NBC News story about the dangers of the drug Molly on Feb. 24.

Orlando Sentinel: Nutrient-dense diets

February 25 2015

A University of Florida research study on enhancing diets with nutrient-rich foods was mentioned in an Orlando Sentinel article on Feb. 23.

ABC News: Linda Bartoshuk

February 25 2015

Food science and human nutrition professor Linda Bartoshuk was mentioned in a Feb. 24 ABC News article about how flavor preferences can affect health.

Bloomberg Business: Jay Ritter

February 25 2015

Jay Ritter, finance professor, was mentioned in a Feb. 24 Bloomberg Business story about Canadian technology startups.

Recent Snapshots

UF College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin speaks at The Agency's opening on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Weimer Hall. The Agency is a collaborative advertising agency run by students in the college with clients such as the Florida Department of Citrus.

A student-powered agency

An advertising agency run by students opens in Weimer Hall. […]

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