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Gov. Scott proposes major investment in UF’s top 10 quest

Published: Jan 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott today proposed a major investment in the University of Florida, boosting UF’s efforts to join the top 10 national research universities and laying the groundwork for making the university an even more valuable state resource.

Grant to broaden local knowledge of European Union

Published: Jan 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Center for European Studies was awarded a grant from the European Union Delegation to the U.S. as part of an effort to familiarize the public with the significance of the EU-US transatlantic partnership.

UF researchers conduct deep brain stimulation in Alzheimer’s patient

Published: Jan 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida have performed deep brain stimulation on a patient with Alzheimer’s disease as part of a clinical trial studying whether the treatment can slow progression of the disease.

UF/IFAS virus study may signal trouble for biological populations facing climate change

Published: Jan 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aside from rising sea levels, many climate change models predict that in the future, the planet’s temperature and weather will become increasingly erratic with wild, unpredictable storms and fluctuating conditions.

Fifth annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism scheduled for Feb. 9

Published: Jan 30th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The fifth annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

UF/IFAS survey of nation’s largest cities finds water supplies not as threatened as believed

Published: Jan 30th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although reports of drought conditions, water wars and restrictions have often painted a bleak picture of the nation’s water availability, a new University of Florida survey finds that conditions aren’t quite so bad as believed.

UF sorority houses challenged to reduce water use

Published: Jan 29th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sorority houses on the University of Florida campus have a chance to win a $500 donation to their chosen philanthropic organization through a water conservation challenge this spring.

UF: Florida’s consumer confidence drops one point in January

Published: Jan 29th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dipped to 75, down one point from a revised reading of 76 in December, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

UF adds graphic to Florida consumer confidence releases

Published: Jan 28th, 2013

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UFPA to host 19 February performances, including Merle Haggard

Published: Jan 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will host 19 performances in February featuring a wide range of genres, including dance, Broadway, classical, world, gospel, country and folk.