GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell eight points in February to 87, reflecting pessimism about higher gas prices and rising interest rates, which are beginning to hurt housing sales, refinancing and home equity loans, University of Florida economists report.
February 2006 Archive
Research by Dr. Jennifer Miller, a UF assistant professor of pediatrics, into the connection between sleep disorders and growth hormone was the subject of a Feb. 27 story on the Reuters news service. The story was the result of a news release.
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This is University Update Weekly, your online source for University of Florida news and events for the week of February 27th.
An opinion piece by President Bernie Machen on UF’s efforts to create a center to study emerging pathogens ran Feb. 26 in the Miami Herald, the Tallahassee Democrat and the Gainesville Sun. The piece was placed by UF’s Op-Ed Service.
From fire ants to Formosan termites to water-sopping Melaleuca trees, hundreds of invasive plants and animals threaten Florida’s economy, agriculture and environment.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Olga Palagia, who specializes in classical archaeology, will lecture at the University of Florida on “New Perspectives on Macedonian Painting,” at 5 p.m. Feb. 27, at the Fine Arts Building B, room 105. The event is free and open to the public.
Spring 2006 elections for Student Government offices will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28 and March 1.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wine enthusiasts can once again raise their glasses in support of North Central Florida’s public radio stations at “A Celebration of Wine,” the 17th annual benefit wine tasting and auction to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the University of Florida’s Reitz Student Union Ballroom.