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Florida’s consumer confidence slips amid doubts about personal finances

Published: May 26th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dropped one point in May to 71, reflecting pessimism about personal finances despite an improved national economic outlook, the latest University of Florida survey finds.

Nervous system may be culprit in deadly muscle disease

Nervous system may be culprit in deadly muscle disease

Published: May 25th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brain may win out over brawn as the primary cause of breathing problems in children with a severe form of muscular dystrophy known as Pompe disease.

UF’s budget reduction plan posted to home page

Published: May 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s final budget reduction plan for 2009-2010 is available on UF’s home page at www.ufl.edu. The plan calls for $30.6 million in specific cuts, […]

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program takes part in Memorial Day and D-Day commemoration

Published: May 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) will be participating in events to commemorate Memorial Day and D-Day, two important dates in America’s history. In honor of […]

Start-up companies based on UF technology meet new challenges

Published: May 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida spinoff companies are creating new ways to keep people safe and healthy: Contact lenses improve eye treatment UF researchers developed soft contact lenses that […]

UF’s football complex receives highest green building certification

UF’s football complex receives highest green building certification

Published: May 20th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The recent addition to the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has just been ranked as one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the U.S. […]

Associated Press: Bernie Machen

Published: May 19th, 2009

President Bernie Machen’s decision to donate his bonus to the Florida Opportunity Scholarship Program was the subject of a May 12 Associated Press story.

Money: Bernie Machen

Published: May 19th, 2009

President Bernie Machen was quoted in a May 11 Money magazine article about the growing financial pressure faced by large public universities such as UF. Also quoted were geology department […]

Associated Press: Randy Ploetz

Published: May 19th, 2009

Plant pathologist Randy Ploetz was quoted in a May 8 Associated Press story about the threat of the redbay ambrosia beetle to Florida’s avocado industry. The story was the result […]

ABC News: Jim Porter

Published: May 19th, 2009

A dissertation by doctoral student Jim Porter about who was most likely to defend students from bullying was the subject of a May 6 column on ABC News.com. The column […]