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Companies created in UF program generate jobs in challenging economy

Published: Oct 18th, 2010

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.

Florida’s population grows again after first decline since mid-1940s

Published: Sep 2nd, 2010

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.

Sponsored research funding at UF hits record $678 million

Published: Aug 26th, 2010

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. […]

New UF program helps smaller farms maintain high food-safety standards

Published: Aug 18th, 2010

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.

Florida’s economy could benefit from biomass for electricity, UF researcher says

Florida’s economy could benefit from biomass for electricity, UF researcher says

Published: Aug 11th, 2010

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.

Participants sign up for real-life Florida ‘FarmVille’

Published: Aug 5th, 2010

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.

UF study: Florida tourists unfamiliar with aspects of hurricane readiness

Published: Jul 21st, 2010

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.

Ultrasound treatment can keep peanuts fresh longer, UF researcher says

Published: Jul 20th, 2010

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.

UF breaks ground for business ‘super incubator’ in Gainesville

UF breaks ground for business ‘super incubator’ in Gainesville

Published: Jun 14th, 2010

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 […]

UF design students propose redesign options for busy Orlando section

UF design students propose redesign options for busy Orlando section

Published: May 19th, 2010

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.