Published: July 31 2015
Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell slightly in July to 89, down less than a point from June, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.
Published: July 28 2015
Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables?
Published: July 23 2015
Floridians are passionate about conserving and protecting plants, animals and their habitats, but they feel woefully uninformed, according to a survey by the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Published: July 16 2015
Stronger licensure standards for teachers and principals, identification of skills educators need from their first day in the classroom, and more rigorous preparation programs for teachers and school leaders are among the steps state education chiefs can take to meet the needs of all students, especially those with disabilities, according to a new report issued jointly by a center for educator preparation reform at the University of Florida and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Published: July 8 2015
Two-thirds of Floridians support requiring Spanish language instruction in Florida public schools, according to a new University of Florida survey.
Published: June 26 2015
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Consumer sentiment among Floridians rebounded 1.6 points in June to 89.5 after a nearly 7-point tumble in May, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.
Published: June 9 2015
Optimism in the Florida real estate market remains strong among those in the business, according to the Survey of Emerging Market Conditions, conducted quarterly by the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration.
Published: May 29 2015
Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped for the second month, falling seven points to 87.6, the lowest reading since December, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.
Published: May 14 2015
Raising awareness of the dangers of mouth and throat cancer increased the number of black men in some of Florida’s poorest counties who sought screening for the first time, opening the door to improved survival rates through early detection and treatment, UF Health researchers report.
Published: April 15 2015
Five years after the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, communities along the Gulf of Mexico continue to struggle with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to University of Florida researchers engaged in a series of projects funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: February 27 2015
Floridians’ consumer sentiment rose more than a point from last month to 94.7 in February, the seventh straight month of increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.
Published: February 25 2015
A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk.
Published: February 11 2015
Three people died worldwide from shark attacks last year, far below the average of 6.3 deaths per year over the past decade, according to the International Shark Attack File report released by the University of Florida today.
Published: February 10 2015
Experts from Florida and across the country will discuss streamlining elections to ensure greater voting integrity – and lower costs – at a public forum Friday, Feb. 20 at the Florida State Conference Center in Tallahassee.
Published: February 9 2015
esearchers at the University of Florida Institute of Agricultural Sciences have been awarded more than $13.4 million for four studies to help fight citrus greening, the devastating disease that threatens Florida’s $10 billion citrus industry.
Published: January 30 2015
Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose sharply to 93.3 in January, almost 6 points higher than December’s reading, according to a new University of Florida study.
Published: January 21 2015
A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling students in all state public schools, citing its new study of classroom disciplinary trends that depicts corporal punishment as violent and outdated, and a source of complications such as increased dropout rates and lawsuits.
Published: December 30 2014
Consumer sentiment among Floridians continued its steady rise to reach a post-recession high in December of 87.4, the highest level since February 2007, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.