GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the tough economy, a University of Florida program that fosters the creation of new start-up companies had a successful year, according to an annual report filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After declining for the first time since the end of World War II, Florida’s population grew once again last year, a hopeful yet tentative sign that the worst of the recession may have passed, according to the latest preliminary population estimates from the University of Florida.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty increased $104 million last year to a record $678 million, thanks primarily to a 45 percent increase in federal funding.
Federal awards rose $151 million from $336.5 million to $487.5 million, with the increase almost evenly split between regular and economic stimulus funding through the American [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With food safety a major health concern, larger farms routinely use customized safety plans to ensure everything’s done by the book—now, University of Florida experts are helping smaller farms follow suit.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers know that buying locally produced food stimulates the local economy, and a University of Florida researcher says the same idea applies when power plants use locally produced wood as fuel.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — FarmVille, Facebook’s most popular game, allows millions to till digital soil and trade products in a virtual market. Now, University of Florida faculty are bringing social networking to real-life agriculture, and they want players.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many Florida tourists come for the perfect weather but do not know what to do in the perfect storm, finds a new University of Florida study of visiting vacationers and their preparedness for a hurricane strike.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every peanut lover knows the disappointment of finding rancid goobers in a seemingly fresh package, and a University of Florida researcher is fighting the problem by using familiar technology in a new way.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and Gainesville leaders broke ground Monday on the Florida Innovation Hub, a business “super incubator” designed to promote the development of new high-tech companies based on UF research.
Funded through an $8.2 million grant from the federal Economic Development Administration and $5 million from the university, the 45,000-square-foot facility on [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A sports museum, park and retail shops near Orlando’s new sports complex are among the ideas proposed by University of Florida students to help bridge a city divided by an interstate highway.