GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell three points in June to 68, possibly because of new and increased state fees for residents, General Motors’ bankruptcy and a spike in Florida’s unemployment rate a new University of Florida survey finds.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded the University of Florida nearly $1 million for a new master’s program that will train students to assist impoverished populations through sustainable development.
UF is among just 10 universities worldwide chosen to share $7.6 million in seed money for the creation of master’s [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The annual Independence Day Eve celebration, Fanfares & Fireworks, will not take place this year. A WUFT news release dated March 1, offered the following information.
Deep budget cuts passed by the Florida Legislature have resulted in reduced funding for public broadcasting stations WUFT-TV, Channel 5, WUFT-DT, Digital 5, WUFT-FM, Classic 89 [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Anna Prizzia, the former outreach coordinator of the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability, has been named the new director, Ed Poppell, vice president for business affairs, announced today.
“My goal is to bring to life the vision for sustainability that we crafted with our campus community,” said Prizzia. “We have all [...]
A few steps outside your home you could one day find a daily dose of caffeine and a small dose of wellness. Ages ago, people brewed a beverage from the leaves of a yaupon holly tree. University of Florida researchers say it could prove a tasty and healthy drink in modern times, too.
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Ages ago people brewed a beverage from the leaves of a yaupon holly tree. Researchers say this caffeine-filled drink could prove a tasty and healthy drink in modern times, too. Here’s UF ecologist, Matthew Palumbo.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coffee and tea drinkers, take note — a University of Florida study says a beverage made from a native holly tree might be just the thing to give you a caffeinated kick-start, plus a dose of antioxidants.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new building to be constructed at UF’s Eastside Campus, 2124 NE Waldo Rd. The ceremony was coordinated by UF’s Community Relations and Facilities and Planning offices.
Speakers included President Bernie Machen, as well as Ed Poppell, vice president for business affairs, [...]
Jonathan Bloch, vertebrate paleontologist, and Mary Silcox, research associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History, were quoted in a June 23 Associated Press story about their discovery of how an early primate relied more on smell than vision. The story was based on a News Bureau news release.
Economist David Denslow Jr. was quoted in a June 23 St. Petersburg Times story about the choices of aging baby boomers between condominiums or retirement communities.