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UF Researcher: "Reversible" Computers More Energy Efficient, Faster

Published: Oct 31st, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the U.S. Congress continues work on a federal energy bill, a group of University of Florida researchers is to working to implement a radical idea for making computers more energy efficient — as well as smaller and faster.

Rise In Consumer Confidence Suggests Improved Holiday Sales

Published: Oct 28th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose four points this month, suggesting the holiday shopping season will be better for retailers than previous measures indicated, University of Florida economists say.

UF Study Finds Specialty Coffee’s Caffeine Content Capricious

Published: Oct 22nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If that take-out coffee seems more invigorating than usual today, it might not be your imagination — it may be the java's packing a bigger dose of caffeine than you expected, even if it's decaf.

Strong Nonagricultural Demand Boosts Florida Farmland Values

Published: Oct 20th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The value of agricultural land in all regions of the state increased during the past year, ending the double-digit drop in prices for orange and grapefruit groves in two previous years, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Florida universities, Scripps Florida: A powerful research team

Florida universities, Scripps Florida: A powerful research team

Published: Oct 17th, 2003

Last week’s announcement that The Scripps Research Institute plans to establish a major research center in the state is exciting news not only for the state, but also for its universities.

Workplace Rewards Tall People With Money, Respect, UF Study Shows

Published: Oct 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Short people may be short-changed when it comes to salary, status and respect, according to a University of Florida study that found tall people earn considerably more money throughout their lives.

UF’s natural history museum to study catfish with $4.7 million NSF grant

Published: Oct 15th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation has awarded the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida and four other institutions $4.7 million to discover and describe all catfish species worldwide.

UF study: hospital mergers not necessarily more costly for patients

Published: Oct 9th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Big corporate mergers can be the healthy choice for patients’ wallets, according to a new University of Florida study, which found that hospital consolidations often lead to lower prices.

A new president, a new chance to work for a common goal

A new president, a new chance to work for a common goal

Published: Oct 8th, 2003

Today’s expected selection of a new University of Florida president offers a rare opportunity for UF faculty and administration to heal a historically tense, often divided relationship. By working together, both groups have the opportunity to create a new culture at UF, one that considers and endeavors to meet the needs of everyone on campus in a climate of mutual trust and respect.

New guidelines published to help doctors identify and treat potentially deadly genetic disorder

Published: Oct 2nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first-ever comprehensive guidelines to help physicians accurately diagnose and treat an inherited protein deficiency associated with deadly lung disease were released today.