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Rising Consumer Sentiment Fueled by Floridians’ Positive View of the Future

March 27 2015

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose in March by more than 3 points to 96.8, the highest reading in 10 years, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. All five components that make up the index increased.

Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

March 26 2015

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Two most destructive termite species forming superswarms in South Florida, UF study finds

March 25 2015

Two of the most destructive termite species in the world -- responsible for much of the $40 billion in economic loss caused by termites annually -- are now swarming simultaneously in South Florida, creating hybrid colonies that grow quickly and have the potential to migrate to other states.

Saccharin shows promise as cancer inhibitor, researchers find

March 24 2015

For decades, saccharin was wrongly labeled as a possible cancer-causing chemical. Now, nearly 15 years after it was declared safe, University of Florida Health researchers have found that the artificial sweetener can inhibit cancer cell growth.

UF/IFAS study: Forest managers hindered in efforts to use prescribed burns to control costly wildfires

March 17 2015

Forest managers would prefer to use prescribed burns every few years to help prevent costly wildfires and rebuild unhealthy ecosystems, but hurdles like staffing, budget, liability and new development hinder them, a new University of Florida study shows.

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UF professor to receive national award for mentorship

March 27 2015

Anne E. Donnelly, director of the University of Florida’s Center for Undergraduate Research, is among 15 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced earlier today.

Bake the great American novel

March 27 2015

Some books are so good that you devour them. Now, you have a chance to create a book that can literally be devoured.

Dirty Heads are headed to the Phillips Center

March 27 2015

UF Student Government Productions will host a free concert featuring the “cool, feel-good band,” the Dirty Heads, on Wednesday, April 22, at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. This the second free spring show presented by SGP.

UF one of 10 schools named in White House STEM initiative

March 27 2015

The University of Florida is one of 10 institutions selected to be part of a White House initiative aimed at keeping students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields.

U.S. EPA official named director of UF Online

March 26 2015

A director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been named assistant provost and director of UF Online, the University of Florida’s online bachelor’s degrees and programs.

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Washington Post: Edward Gilman

March 20 2015

UF environmental horticulture professor Edward Gilman gave advice in a March 18 Washington Post story about how to avoid damaging your crape myrtle when pruning.

Fox 35 Orlando: Dr. Duane Mitchell

March 20 2015

Dr. Duane Mitchell, co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and director of the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program, was interviewed for a Fox 35 Orlando segment about brain cancer research at UF.

Wealth Management: Stephen Golant

March 20 2015

Stephen Golant, a geography professor, was mentioned in a March 13 Wealth Management article about real estate retirement planning.

The Wall Street Journal: Kevin Jones

March 20 2015

Materials-science professor Kevin Jones was mentioned in a March 15 Wall Street Journal article about innovative battery technology.

Consumer Affairs: Stephen Golant

March 20 2015

University of Florida geography professor Stephen Golant was featured in a March 6 Consumer Affairs story about where seniors are choosing to live during retirement.

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The One World summit March 13 addressed global population growth and gave students the opportunity to contribute ideas on how they will save the world.

One World

The One World summit March 13 addressed global population growth and gave students the opportunity to contribute ideas on how they will save the world. […]

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